LOST Rewatch: The Variable

The episode begins with Desmond being taken to the hospital after Ben Linus shot him. Eloise Hawking is there and says that it is her son’s fault that Desmond was shot. Then, thirty years earlier, Daniel Faraday arrives on the island then comes to see Jack. Dan tells Jack that his mother was wrong, it [Read More...]

Genesis 3 Paradox

Yuriy Stasyuk made the meme above, to highlight the apparent paradox in Genesis 3. If eating the fruit of the tree of knowledge makes you aware of good and evil, then how could Eve or Adam have been expected to realize that they were being asked to do something bad when they had not yet eaten [Read More...]

Paradoc

The PHD Comic Doctor Who parody of the life of a post-doc continues: This isn't the first paradoc they have explored. A while back they did Zeno's:     [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Time Meddler

The Doctor Who episode “The Time Meddler” concluded the second season in the show’s history, and it represented another major first: in it, the Doctor and his companions encountered another time traveler, who it is eventually discovered has a TARDIS of his own and is from the Doctor’s own world. Apart from the Doctor and [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Space Museum

The Doctor Who episode “The Space Museum” explores a temporal paradox of the sort that the show up until this point has largely sidestepped, but which has characterized the post-hiatus series. The Doctor and his companions arrive in a space museum, in which they find themselves and the TARDIS on display. The Doctor realizes that [Read More...]

Which is the Most Significant Clue in Recent Episodes of Doctor Who?

The following two quotes are obvious candidates. Which would you pick from the two – or would you propose a different one altogether? [Read more...]

Doctor Who: The Girl Who Waited (for the Providence of a Time-Travelling God)

Today’s episode of Doctor Who was not merely a great one but a beautiful one. What a brilliant use of time travel to explore the people we are and the people we become, and what might happen if the time stream of the person we want to spend our life with gets out of sync [Read More...]


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