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…]

Assimilated into the Holy City

When I posted in the past about the cube shape of the New Jerusalem in the Book of Revelation, which reminds Star Trek fans of a Borg cube, I didn’t come up with anything nearly as good as this mash-up of Bible and Trek by Jeff Carter: Then one of the seven angels who had [Read More…]

The Tragedy of Pelagius the Wise

This gem of a mash up of Star Wars and Christian theology came to my attention via Facebook: Many of the comments on Reddit are wonderful, responding in ways that continue the mash-up. [Read more…]

More Fake News in a Galaxy Far Far Away

Another meme exploring what inappropriate counterclaims of “fake news” and other distraction tactics might sound like in the Star Wars universe.   [Read more…]