Review of Sacred Space by Douglas E. Cowan

I am grateful to Baylor University Press for sending me a free review copy of Douglas E. Cowan’s magnificent book, Sacred Space: The Quest for Transcendence in Science Fiction Film and Television. I cannot believe how long it has taken me to get around to reviewing it. But there is a good reason. This is [Read More…]

Natanael Berg – Symphony No. 1 “Everything New Must End” (1912)

Or, as the Oracle famously put it, “Everything that has a beginning has an end, Neo.” Here’s a Swedish composer from my favorite period in that nation’s musical output – Carl Natanael Rexroth-Berg being slightly older than Kurt Atterberg and slightly younger than Wilhelm Petersen-Berger, both of whom are composers that I highly recommend. [Read more…]

Neo Tebowing

Neo tebowing after shooting his way past 316 guards. After realizing that there is no football, and throwing a ball 316 yards in a single throw, such feats seemed surprisingly easy. (Thanks to Brad Matthies for the picture!) [Read more…]

Doctor Who: The Keys of Marinus

The planet Marinus, the Doctor and his companions learn not long after arriving there, has a fascinating history. The people of the planet created a sophisticated computer that could serve as the perfect judge and administrator. Then they found that it could even do more – it could control the minds of people and eliminate [Read More…]

The Matrix and Gnosticism in the News

There’s a reason why I called my blog “Exploring Our Matrix” – it started as a venue for exploring the intersection of religion and science fiction, which at that point was still more of a side interest than something I taught about and published on. That topic continues to make the news and get attention [Read More…]


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