Let It Snow! Make It So!

In case you missed this video of Capt. Picard singing his own special version of “Let It Snow” with help from other crew members. [Read more...]

The Dread God Roberts

Recently in my religion and science fiction class we discussed the attributes of God or a god, and what makes a being worthy of worship, using Star Trek and the Twilight Zone as points of reference, as well as traditional theology. I made a reference to The Princess Bride, asking whether we could ever know that [Read More...]

Vulcan Jesus

I came across this on Pinterest and thought I would share it – and not only because it is firmly at the intersection between religion and science fiction. Spock was arguably the most openly religious character on the Enterprise – he had rituals and practices of a sort that no other crewmember was shown to [Read More...]

Religion and Science Fiction on Halloween

Today was the first time that my class on religion and science fiction has met on Halloween, and so I dressed appropriately, and encouraged students to do the same. Few rose to the challenge, as you can see in the photo (the student on the right explained that she was dressed as a muggle). I [Read More...]

Gene Roddenberry and the Gods

On this day in 1991, Gene Roddenberry passed away. I didn’t even realize that when I talked about Star Trek today in my class on religion and science fiction. Roddenberry’s own life story is fascinating, and the Star Trek phenomenon that he created is something to marvel at. Today’s theme in class was “ancient aliens” [Read More...]

Star Trek Name Tag

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Stormtroopers and Redshirts

From Chuck and Beans   [Read more...]

How Star Trek Into Darkness Should Have Ended

HT SF Signal [Read more...]

Theological Kobayashi Maru

Recently on the blog Unreasonable Faith, theological arguments were likened to the Kobayashi Maru scenario in Star Trek. For fans, it needs no explanation, but for others, it is a training simulation that is unwinnable. I wonder whether, like James T. Kirk, many of the folks discussing this at Unreasonable Faith (as well as many [Read More...]

Happy 47th Anniversary, Star Trek!

It isn't quite Doctor Who's 50, but it is pretty close.   [Read more...]

Leap of (Android and Klingon) Faith

John Morehead posted yesterday on the treatment of religion in Star Trek, in particular a couple of episodes from The Next Generation. He writes at the end of his post: What I find of interest is that one of the most popular and enduring of science fiction franchises interacted with religion, and did so in the [Read More...]


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