Stuffed Carnival

Bob MacDonald has mentioned the upcoming Biblical Studies Carnival, to be hosted on his blog Dust. Apparently it is already stuffed full of ordinary Biblical studies blogging goodness. And so he has requested that further stuffing be provided, but of a particular sort. Can you find some academic Biblical studies blog posts connected with parts [Read More...]

Star Wars Monsters and Biblical Mythology

Yesterday I posted about theology and epic fantasy. Today we cross over (at least partly) into science fiction, with an article that talks about the roots in classic mythology of several Star Wars monsters. In the first part of their article “Drawing on the Imagination” on the official Star Wars blog,¬†Tim Veekhoven & Kevin Beentjes [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Carnival of Monsters

The episode Carnival of Monsters is wonderfully subversive in many ways. It begins with some humanoid but blue-grey aliens on the planet Inter Minor discussing the imminent arrival of “aliens.” Those aliens turn out to look like humans. They are in fact the traveling Lurman entertainers Vorg and his assistant Shirna. (Humans from Earth are [Read More...]

Doctor Who: Mission to the Unknown

The Doctor Who episode “Mission to the Unknown” (sometimes also referred to as “Dalek Cutaway”) was the first episode to air that featured none of the regular characters, including the Doctor. It is a single episode with a single part, serving as a prelude to the twelve-part story “The Daleks’ Master Plan.” In the episode, [Read More...]

Preternature: Monstrophy: Call for Papers about the Academic Study of Monsters

John Morehead shared a call for papers over on his blog TheoFantastique, for the online journal Preturnature. Here are some of the key details – click through for more information: CALL FOR PAPERS FOR PRETERNATURE 2.2. MONSTROPHY: THE ACADEMIC STUDY OF MONSTERS Monstrophy: The Academic Study of Monsters¬†”Monstrophy” is a term referring to the academic [Read More...]

Doctor Who and the Night Terrors

Today’s episode of Doctor Who, “Night Terrors,” is one of the more genuinely spooky and scary there has been for a while. The typical banter of the Doctor and his companions lightens things up. But the episode delves into the roots of human (and alien) fears. Spoilers (and terrors) lie ahead in this post, so [Read More...]