Tard in the TARDIS

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Blink to the Future

To welcome you to 2013, I give you “Blink to the Future” – a Doctor Who/Back to the Future mash-up. HT IO9 [Read more…]

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all readers of this blog! (Obviously in saying this, I am simply wishing you happiness, and not trying to impose my calendar on you if you follow a different one, nor am I implying that my calendar is superior to yours.) I hope your year regenerates successfully… [Read more…]

Make It So

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Captain America’s Diary

Via IO9 I learned of a series of comics depicting Captain America’s inner reflections as he seeks to cope with the realities he encounters on waking up in our modern world – and finding himself in the company of Asgardian gods, of course. The one above (of which these are only two panels out of [Read More…]

Torchwood: A Day in the Death

The episode “A Day in the Death” from the second season of Torchwood has not just vague religious themes or overtones, but explicit reference to the story of Jesus. And so it makes for an interesting starting point for a discussion of religion and science fiction. The story focuses on Owen Harper, who died in [Read More…]

The Avengers

It took me until now to get around to watching the movie The Avengers. But I’m glad I did. In addition to action and great (if not scientifically feasible) special effects, it contains a great deal that is food for thought and discussion, for those of us interested in the intersection of religion and popular [Read More…]

Dark Side of the That’s No Moon

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Planuts

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Doctor Who: The Great Intelligence Trilogy

I neglected to embed links to my previous posts about Doctor Who episodes featuring the Great Intelligence, when I wrote my recent posts about “The Snowmen.” And so I thought that I would not only go back and rectify that in those posts, but also offer links here in a separate post to those things [Read More…]