Archives for February 2012

God: What I Really Do

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Expletives in Star Wars?

I’m not sure why Star Wars humor seems to reach me in waves, but regular readers will know that this is the third bit of Star Wars humor I’m sharing in 24 hours. HT Chris Tilling on Twitter. [Read more…]

Doctor Who: Blogging the Fifth Doctor

The Fifth Doctor, played by Peter Davison, was the first I ever saw on Doctor Who. It therefore seems appropriate that it should be the episodes featuring the Fifth Doctor that I have finished blogging through first. Here are links to all my blog posts about Doctor Who episodes from the Peter Davison era: Castrovalva [Read More…]

Fringe: Visitors from an Amazing Future

Tonight’s episode of FRINGE, “The End of All Things,” provided answers – real, genuine answers – to some of the ongoing mysteries that have been with us since the first season. But let me back up for a moment and recall how we got here. The episode from two weeks ago, “Welcome to Westfield,” seemed to [Read More…]

Star Wars Meets Monty Python: The Black Knight of the Sith

If you like this, then see also The Holy Sith which I shared some years ago – a different approach to a Star Wars Monty Python mash-up. From The Poke HT Brad Matthies   [Read more…]

Redshirts: What I Really Do

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Darth Vader: What I Really Do

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Doctor Who: Tomb of the Cybermen

“Tomb of the Cybermen” was the first Doctor Who episode to feature the cybermats that made a reappearance season 6 episode “Closing Time.” The episode has the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive on the planet Telos, where an expedition from Earth has recently arrived, allegedly to do an archaeological investigation into why the Cybermen vanished. [Read More…]

Scholars and Apologists

The term “apologist” has become an insult, but it was not always so. If we consider those who tend to be placed in the category “apologist” in the early church – figures like Justin Martyr, Tertullian, and Origen – then clearly they were also as much “scholars” as anyone in their time. The lines can [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Castrovalva

The episode “Castrovalva” marked the beginning of the era of the Fifth Doctor, played by Peter Davison, until then the youngest actor to have played the role. The actor, writers, and the show itself had their work cut out for them. Tom Baker had occupied the role for longer than anyone previously or since, a [Read More…]


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