Religion in Star Trek and Doctor Who: From a Gallifreyan God to the Enlightened Enterprise

Jim Linville has shared a poster from the upcoming Research in Religious Studies Conference that the University of Lethbridge is hosting in early May: I wonder whether the attendees will be mostly people indifferent to science fiction, people who think the topic sounds interesting, or will be such die-hard fans of Star Trek and/or Doctor [Read More...]

They’ve Never Seen Star Trek!

I discovered a very serious issue in one of my classes today. Perhaps it is inappropriate for a professor to share something of this nature on their blog, but with a problem this serious, I’m at a loss how to address it most effectively, and so I am turning to the collective wisdom of the [Read More...]

Redshirt and Jesus

I was looking around for ways to create comic strips using online templates, and actually found a site which even has pre-prepared characters, including Jesus and a redshirt. The combination was too much of an anomaly to not try to do something with it… At this stage, I’m not expecting this to be a regular [Read More...]

Jesus Loves You, Aliens!

The image above was shared by a friend on Facebook. I’m sharing it not only because it is at the intersection of religion and science fiction – an intersection I enjoy exploring both professionally and personally – but also because it helpfully highlights religion as something typically human, and the question whether artificial intelligences we [Read More...]

The Doctor vs. Scotty

This is a follow-up to my motivational poster Doctor Who/Star Wars mash-up of the Doctor and Leonard “Bones” McCoy. If you join in one of these memes, please do share a link to your creation here! [Read more...]

Dammit, Jim, I’m the Doctor

In thinking about a talk I’m going to be giving on religion and sci-fi, in which I’m planning on comparing the treatment of religion in Star Trek and Doctor Who, I found myself brainstorming about possible humorous titles, which led me to make this mash-up: One could do a whole meme series, alluding to all [Read More...]

Space…

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Favorite Science Fiction Music: Star Trek VI – The Undiscovered Country

There are a lot of soundtracks that I love – not only science fiction ones, I might add, and perhaps I will share some of my favorites non-sci-fi film music at some point. But there is a lot of science fiction music that is simply excellent, and which deserves to be better known. If I [Read More...]

Favorite Science Fiction Music: Theme from Star Trek – Deep Space Nine

There is some film music that is not just enjoyable because it sets the right mood for a scene, or announces that your favorite show is about to begin. It is simply wonderful musically, for whatever reason – whether emotional power, catchiness, or most likely both. I’m going to share a few of my favorites [Read More...]

Redshirts: What I Really Do

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Star Trek Valentines

Just as with other sci-fi shows, so too there are tons of Star Trek Valentine’s Day cards and images. Star Trek, after all, was full of romance and even interplanetary interspecies mating. Some of the cards and pictures I found are cute, some are funny, some are too awful to share, and some are so [Read More...]


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