Band Names

The pastor of my church asked for input on what to call our church music group. We feel like we ought to have a name for our band. Here were the suggestions that he started out with: Facebook Poll: Help us name our Worship Team at Crooked Creek Baptist. So far the suggestions are (in [Read More…]

Darth Seder

HT to Lori Baron for pointing out the above video to me. I decided it was too good to save until May the 4th. Also fun and related to Star Wars is this explanation of March Madness in Star Wars terms (HT SF Signal):   [Read more…]

Whom to Really Thank for the Death Star’s Destruction

From Unvirtuous Abbey, and a natural follow-up to yesterday's post.   [Read more…]

Death Star Trutherism

This is a great Star Wars parody of 9/11 trutherism – and all other conspiracy theories! As with other conspiracy theorists, there is usually some glaring error that makes it hard to take what they say seriously. In this case, it is calling the planet “Aldebraan.” HT IO9 and then later Tom Verenna on Facebook [Read More…]

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

Here are a few science fiction St. Patrick's Day images I've come across this morning…     [Read more…]

If Darth Vader Had Become an Evangelical Christian

HT Joel Watts The story of Anakin Skywalker is a story of repentance and redemption. But if the story had played out a little differently, and a little closer to home, would the above cartoon have been the result? If you don't think so, then feel free to describe – or even draw, if you [Read More…]

Shmi Skywalker the Mother of Batman

I apologize for the wacky title, but if a movie is made which features August Pernilla as Mary and Christian Bale as Jesus, then one simply has to make some sort of reference to their other roles along the lines of the title to this post, and get it out of one’s system. Or perhaps [Read More…]

Jedi Mind Meld

OK, from a political perspective as well as that of science fiction fandom, is this a gaffe, as some have claimed? I do not think so. The poster gets the fonts right for the Star Wars and Star Trek references. And so I think there is a deliberate use of science fiction's greatest example of [Read More…]

#JediHymns

Unvirtuous Abbey apparently started it, but Rod the Rogue Demon Hunter blogged about it and Storified it. I am referring to the Twitter meme #JediHymns. It is definitely worth checking out, whether in Rod’s post or on Twitter. It includes a lot of gems, of which the following are just samples:  If you’re Jedi and [Read More…]

Religion and Science Fiction around the Blogosphere

There are several posts of interest that I want to mention here. Jeremy Smith shared powerpoint slides about theology and Star Wars, as the first post in a series with the title “Theological Science Theater 3000.” John Morehead shared thoughts on religion in the Planet of the Apes franchise. Rod at Political Jesus shared some [Read More…]