Doctor Who: The Brain of Morbius

The “brain in a vat” scenario is a famous philosophical thought experiment, as well as a recurrent feature in science fiction. Given its title, it may be no surprise that The Brain of Morbius features that scenario. Morbius describes his situation, having been given voice and hearing but otherwise no sensory inputs, and thus he describes [Read More...]

Peter Capaldi is the Twelfth Doctor

There has been a lot of confusion about how to refer to the various Doctors, as a result of the surprises thrown our way in connection with the 50th anniversary. Peter Capaldi’s Doctor is the Twelfth Doctor, but the thirteenth regeneration. I’m not sure why adding the term “incarnation” helps in the chart above, since [Read More...]

Time Lords Have Something Similar

Via Episcopal Church Memes   [Read more...]

The Doctor’s Clothing: Doing Fun Things With Time Travel

Doctor Who has done (and most likely is continuing to do) something that LOST could have done had it had the foresight. On LOST, the only point at which time travel actually resulted in something we had already seen previously on the show was when Flocke took Richard to talk to Locke and deal with [Read More...]


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