Excommunicate! Excommunicate!

It was IO9 which drew my attention to the fact that an artist had created a digital replica of a stained-glass Dalek for use on the cover of the Doctor Who audiobook, Order of the Daleks. The artist talks more about the project on his website. You may not be surprised to learn that other artists have [Read More…]

The Return of Doctor Misterio

We’ve been given the first glimpses of the Doctor Who Christmas Special. It will be called “The Return of Doctor Mysterio.” In other news, Peter Capaldi apparently wants there to be an episode in which the Doctor awakes to find himself the star of Doctor Who… [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation

The first episode of the Key to Time series of episodes, “The Ribos Operation,” introduces a deity, as well as another time lord as the Doctor’s travel companion for the first time (unless I am mistaken) since his granddaughter Susan was traveling with him. The Doctor tells K-9 that they will go on holiday, when [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time

The Invasion of Time is a true classic of the Tom Baker era. It is one of many episodes in which the Doctor seems to be behaving erratically, and we the viewer are made to wonder how he can be doing some of the things that we see him doing. At the beginning, we see the [Read More…]

Preservation through Quotation: From Q to Doctor Who

When a clickbait title says that there are 30 things I never knew about The Force Awakens, or 9 outrageously awesome Doctor Who facts, I tend to be skeptical, but may well click through nonetheless. It was genuinely new information for me that the footage of the Beatles appearing on Top of the Pops has been lost, [Read More…]

Doctor Doctor

David Tennant has been awarded an honorary doctorate. Steven Moffat has been awarded an honorary doctorate, too, and had an interesting guest turn up at the ceremony… [Read more…]

Doctor Who vs. the Brexit

Via The Daily Kos. Given that it connects Doctor Who and current events, I had to share it. [Read more…]

Visiting the Aztecs with the Doctor and Other Scholars

Rudy Busto wrote a piece for the Religious Studies Project, comparing what Western authors have often had to say about the Aztecs, with the treatment of them on Doctor Who in the classic episode “The Aztecs.” See my previous blog post about the episode, and also my recent article in Implicit Religion comparing Doctor Who and Star [Read More…]

Star Wars Doctor Who Mash-Ups

The BBC Doctor Who blog is celebrating Star Wars Day with a selection of mash-ups between Star Wars and Doctor Who. Below is one of them. Click through for more! [Read more…]

Popular Culture, Dr. Who, and Religion

Some time ago – back in 2013, and thus so long that I had pretty much forgotten all about it – A. David Lewis and I recorded a podcast on “Popular Culture, Dr. Who, and Religion.” That podcast has been unearthed from wherever it lay hidden all this time, and thanks to the fact that the Religious [Read More…]