Let’s Kill Hitler – Drive Recklessly

Marc Cortez shared this brilliant PSA on driving at an appropriate speed, the ending of which sci-fi fans will appreciate more than anyone. [Read more...]

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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...]

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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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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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Doctor Who: Let’s Kill Hitler (and answer the oldest question in the universe)

Doctor Who returned today with the long-awaited episode “Let’s Kill Hitler.” The show is not only avoiding doing obvious things with such a title, but is also delivering answers to questions it had previously raised, while raising new ones – in other words, it is full speed ahead doing all the things that fans love [Read More...]

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Reasons to Buy Religion and Science Fiction: “Spoilers”

Sure, River Song’s diary has “spoilers” about the Doctor’s future. But reading Religion and Science Fiction will clue you in to more about what’s coming in your favorite science fiction show. Sci-fi, like all genres, thrives on doing creative things that explore big questions and topics that are of perennial interest. And so if you [Read More...]

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LOST “Deleted Scenes” Reveals Man in Black’s Name and More!

In a hilarious “deleted scenes” clip from Comic Con, we learn that Jacob and the Man in Black knew where the show was going all along. [chuckle] HT Nik at Nite and IO9. And in addition to the following trailer from the next Doctor Who episode, “Let’s Kill Hitler,” which looks awesome… …the BBC web [Read More...]

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Harmonizing Judas With Doctor Who

This post isn’t about singing harmony on a Lady Gaga song, but about turning a favorite conservative Christian passtime into a fun blogging activity. The discrepancies between the accounts of Judas’ fate, what happened to the 30 pieces of silver, and how the “Field of Blood” got its name are well known. If you aren’t [Read More...]

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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...]

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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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Doctor Who and the Jesus Tradition

There is an obvious way that Doctor Who could be related to the Jesus tradition: we just need someone with a TARDIS to go back and┬árecord what Jesus said and did, which we can then compare with the later Gospels. Since that is not currently feasible, here’s plan B (which Judy Redman began to elaborate [Read More...]

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