Star Trek Into Darkness

Today I finally got to see Star Trek Into Darkness this afternoon. I had not tried to scrupulously avoid spoilers, and so I had some sense of some details that would be coming. I had even heard some complaints from longtime fans. My feelings about the movie were on the whole positive, indeed I really [Read More…]

Dr. Who

I had someone suggest to me that writing “Dr. Who” is inappropriate, as it should always be “Doctor Who.” That can only be said by someone who has only been watching for a relatively short number of years…or at least, not since the beginning. Here is the way the credits looked back when the show [Read More…]

Doctor Who Complete Box Set!

Here is the box that the complete Doctor Who box set comes in, ready to ship: I am joking, of course (if the photoshopping did not make that obvious). But it seemed as though someone ought to make an image like this, as a tribute to the nearly 363 hours of Doctor Who that have [Read More…]

Who Long?

This year is the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. And even with some hiatuses during that period, it has reached a grand total of almost 363 hours. I’ve been rewatching the classic series, having started in 2011, and I still have a lot left… Who is planning on rewatching the entire classic series this year, [Read More…]

In Doctor Who News

Doctor Who News has a brief piece about the forthcoming book Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith which Andy Crome and I have edited. It is already available for pre-order on Amazon in the UK (not yet through Amazon in the United States). I can’t guarantee that anyone will get them early as a result of [Read More…]

Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Trailer

I'm not entirely certain whether this is official, but it is still well done. Do you think they are still planning to do something with the Doctor's name along the lines of the hints we had received up until now, as highlighted in the video? Or is that all a red herring? Or is it [Read More…]

Trenzalore

It looks like the tech folks at Patheos, who have been working hard on figuring out what was wrong with my blog, have made some progress! And since there is one place in the cosmos that a blogger must never go – his blog’s grave – I thought I’d share some music from the Doctor [Read More…]

Soufflés and Souls

The episode “The Name of the Doctor” offered some interesting material for discussing notions of identity and immortality, life and death. When the Great Intelligence is asked where he obtained certain information, he replies that he is “nothing but information.” A similar idea is present when Clara is planning to pursue the Great Intelligence along [Read More…]

Of Course…Who Else? [Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor SPOILER]

Although there are some things that have not all been tied up (why didn't the Silence try to do something about this?), some loose ends and unanswered questions seem to have been wrapped up nicely. And one of them is the question of whom the Doctor saw in his room in the “hotel” in the [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Name of the Doctor

If you’re expecting the episode “The Name of the Doctor” to make perfect logical sense, you must be new to Doctor Who. As it has from the beginning, Doctor Who skirts the boundary between science fiction and fantasy, and so some of the “science” is always little different from “magic.” But on a storytelling and [Read More…]