A Vibrant Future For Christianity Without Churches?

A semester has passed since I concluded my class on Religion and Science Fiction. Yet I still have topics to blog about left over from that experience. One activity from that class was asking students to imagine what the future might hold for some existing religious tradition. One possibility that was mentioned was that Christianity [Read More…]

Doctor Who: Smile

Last night’s episode of Doctor Who began with a discussion of why the seats in the TARDIS are so far away from the controls, the fact that you don’t steer it you negotiate with it, and the fact that he doesn’t know how much it cost because he stole it. There is also a reference [Read More…]

Trust Data

A clever punny Star Trek sign from the March for Science in Seattle. [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The Pilot

Ten seasons into the revival of a show that is now more than 50 years old, and now they make “The Pilot”?! But in fact, the first episode of the new season does echo the very first episode – as well as many others. Bill Potts is introduced right from the beginning of the episode. [Read More…]

Doctor Who Returns Tonight!

I am long overdue to share the two overlapping trailers that have appeared in recent weeks and days for the upcoming season of Doctor Who, which begins with a new episode later today! You can read more about them on Blastr, IO9 (three times), the BBC Doctor Who blog (twice), and elsewhere. And if you yearn [Read More…]

Star Wars: The Last Jedi Teaser

For anyone who may not have found time to watch it yet, here is the new teaser video for the next Star Wars movie, The Last Jedi, due to appear in theaters in December. SyFyWire and IO9 have analysis of the details. The official Star Wars blog also has details about the recent panel that offered additional [Read More…]

Mutant in the Armor of God

From TheologyGrams [Read more…]

Messengers from the Stars #CFP

Through this call for papers, I became aware of this journal that explores the intersection of science fiction and the humanities. https://relcfp.tumblr.com/post/159218734977/journal-messengers-from-the-stars-on-science [Read more…]

Philosophical Themes in The Matrix

Via 3QuarksDaily. [Read more…]

When Mr. Bean was Dr. Who: Steven Moffatt’s First Doctor Who Episode

Just in time for Steven Moffatt’s last season running Doctor Who, I learned that he was responsible for the famous Red Nose Day Doctor Who parody sketch starring Rowan Atkinson and a host of other famous actors, “The Curse of Fatal Death.” [Read more…]