A Sense of Wonder

I had the privilege of contributing the entry on “Religion and Science Fiction” to a brand new textbook on science fiction. The volume consists of a mix of classic and less well known sci-fi stories, interspersed with scholarly essays about the genre. The volume is edited by Leigh Grossman, and its title is A Sense [Read More...]

Continuity Errors in the Bible and Star Trek

An interesting post at the blog Undeception compares continuity errors in two canons – the Bible and Star Trek – and notes the similarity between the attempts at harmonization among die-hard fans of both. I can also share under the heading “religion and science fiction” a humorous video about Calvinism (HT Hacking Christianity), because at [Read More...]

The Eleventh Doctor Lives On

IO9 reported the news that bow ties will remain cool for another year. Matt Smith has confirmed that he is returning to play the Doctor on Doctor Who for another 14 episodes. [Read more...]

George Lucas Strikes Back

Just in case anyone hasn’t seen this yet… [Read more...]

Doctor Who: A Good Man Goes To War

I suspect that many fans would say that this episode represents a moment when the series, rather than its main character, rose so high and fell so far. Loren Rosson and Gabriel McKee both have reviews (with spoilers) and there will be spoilers in what follows. And believe me, if you haven’t seen it yet [Read More...]

Doctor Pooh

I hope that someone who is likely to buy me a present in the near future reads this. I definitely would wear a T-shirt with this (although apparently they are a limited edition and already gone!) HT The Doctor Who News Page [Read more...]

Review of So Long Been Dreaming

My review of the book So Long Been Dreaming: Postcolonial Science Fiction & Fantasy (edited by Nalo Hopkinson and Uppinder Mehan, Vancouver: Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004) has been published in The Journal of Postcolonial Theory and Theology. It can be read online in pdf form. Since constraints of space necessitated that I not go into [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Almost People

Loren Rosson has a spoiler-full review of the latest episode of Doctor Who. I have felt at a loss to know how to blog about it, but in what follows I’ll just post questions for those who have seen it. If that isn’t you, stop reading now, unless you don’t mind finding out things that [Read More...]

The Matrix and Gnosticism in the News

There’s a reason why I called my blog “Exploring Our Matrix” – it started as a venue for exploring the intersection of religion and science fiction, which at that point was still more of a side interest than something I taught about and published on. That topic continues to make the news and get attention [Read More...]

The LOST Series Finale: One Year Later

One of the most popular posts of all time on my blog in its old location was an explanation I offered of the ending of LOST, of which today is the one year anniversary. And so I thought I would repost it here, and invite discussion of LOST now that we have the benefit of [Read More...]

Doctor Who: The Rebel Flesh

The latest episode of Doctor Who, “The Rebel Flesh,” the first of a two-parter, explores some classic sci-fi terrain, as well as perhaps giving an important clue to the resolution of the rather dramatic puzzle that started this season. SPOLERS AHEAD! In this episode, the Doctor is still trying to figure out why Amy is [Read More...]


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