Doctor Who: Hell Bent

“Hell Bent” was a nice season finale for what has been, I would say, the best season of the Peter Capaldi era thus far, with some episodes that will surely remain all-time classics. The way the episode begins is mysterious, and makes sense only at the end. The Doctor is in Nevada, and stops by [Read More...]

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There Was No Inn

The point that the story of Jesus’ birth in Luke doesn’t have an “inn” in it has been given the Matrix treatment by Jeff Carter.   [Read more...]

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Recalling Our Matrix

Paul Regnier made a bingo game to help students spot parallels between Jesus and Neo in The Matrix. I’ve included the bingo card at the end of the post below. Lots of studies have been done which indicate both the recycling of story motifs across literature and film, and also the tendency of historical figures [Read More...]

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Happy St. Nicholas Day!

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Honest Trailer to The Matrix (Trilogy)

A friend forwarded me the link to the video above. It is pretty funny, even if (like me) you actually enjoyed the sequels. Some parts will offend – you are especially advised to not watch until the end, when the “trailer guy” says things at commenters’ request. [Read more...]

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The Matrix Retold by Mom

Since it has been a long time since there’s been anything related to the Matrix here on my blog which has Matrix in the title, I thought I should share the above video – the Matrix as retold by someone’s mom. HT 3QuarksDaily. [Read more...]

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Temple of Science Fiction

GakuseiDon left a comment on a recent post pointing out that there is a Buddhist temple,¬†Wat Rong Khun, which includes depictions of characters and scenes from science fiction in its artwork. Here’s an example: Did you spot Neo? Click through for more images from the temple’s artwork and architecture! Also at the intersection of religion [Read More...]

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Natanael Berg – Symphony No. 1 “Everything New Must End” (1912)

Or, as the Oracle famously put it, “Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.” Here’s a Swedish composer from my favorite period in that nation’s musical output – Carl Natanael Rexroth-Berg being slightly older than Kurt Atterberg and slightly younger than Wilhelm Petersen-Berger, both of whom are composers that I highly recommend. [Read more...]

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Neo Tebowing

Neo tebowing after shooting his way past 316 guards. After realizing that there is no football, and throwing a ball 316 yards in a single throw, such feats seemed surprisingly easy. (Thanks to Brad Matthies for the picture!) [Read more...]

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Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

The planet Marinus, the Doctor and his companions learn not long after arriving there, has a fascinating history. The people of the planet created a sophisticated computer that could serve as the perfect judge and administrator. Then they found that it could even do more – it could control the minds of people and eliminate [Read More...]

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