Santa’s Demise

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What Makes a Good Star Wars Nativity?

I saw this on Reddit: OK, a holographic Ki-Adi Mundi where one might expect an angel is interesting. But why would Han and Leia give birth to Yoda, or even just be next to Yoda in a manger? If you’re going to put Star Wars or other action figures in a nativity scene, please give [Read More…]

Stop That Sleigh! Blast Them!

Via the 501st Georgia Garrison on Facebook, where a comment was added along the lines of the following: Dad, there's something on the roof and its markings match those of a ships that blasted its way out of Mos Eisley!   [Read more…]

Fringe: There is Only One God in this Laboratory

The episode of Fringe “Black Blotter,” which aired last week, fascinated a lot of people because of its LSD-augmented aspects, and in particular its surreal tribute to Monty Python (with an Empire Strikes Back moment worked in for good measure). There has been a connection between religion and psychedelic drug use for as long as [Read More…]

Last-Minute Gift Ideas

If you’re still looking for last-minute gifts, keep in mind that you can give someone a Kindle book and it will be delivered to them as quickly as you want it too. Set it so that the notification e-mail arrives Christmas day if you like! All of my books are on Kindle, for those who [Read More…]

Vastra Investigates (Doctor Who Minisode)

Here’s the latest minisode prequel to the upcoming Doctor Who Christmas special: HT IO9 [Read more…]

Scary Solstice

Another modern classic, shared lest Cthulhu feel neglected this holiday season…   [Read more…]

Utopia/Dystopia

Next semester my freshman course “Faith, Doubt, and Reason” focuses on “The Quest for Community” and in particular on utopias and dystopias. We read a range of works, from the real to the fiction and from the ancient to the modern – including a significant dose of science fiction. Science fiction provides a great way [Read More…]

New Trailer for Doctor Who: The Snowmen

The latest trailer for this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, from the BBC. HT IO9 [Read more…]

This is Not the Child You are Looking For

Here’s a Star Wars Christmas mash-up image I made last year… [Read more…]