Doctor Who: Earthshock

The episode “Earthshock” from the Peter Davison era is one the significance of which is well known to every fan. But watching it again yesterday and today, I was struck by the profundity of one of its major themes. It seems pointless to offer a spoiler warning almost 30 years after the episode first aired, [Read More…]

Doctor Who: The Daleks’ Master Plan (the first Doctor Who Christmas special)

It is appropriate that I have reached the episode “The Daleks’ Master Plan” from the William Hartnell era. In addition to being something of an epic – it had twelve parts! – it also can be said to be or at least contain the first “Doctor Who Christmas Special” – a tradition that continues to [Read More…]

The Greatest Action Story Ever Told

The Christmas season is a time for telling the old, old stories again. And this is an oldie but a goodie. Thanks to Ben Blackwell for the reminder. [Read more…]

Hoosier Humorous A Cappella Christmas Music

Straight No Chaser, the a cappella singing group from Indiana, is quickly becoming a holiday favorite of mine. I love their version of The Twelve Days of Christmas: When looking for the video, I discovered that they also have a Christmas Can Can that is also entertaining: And if you are in the mood for [Read More…]

Unlikely Lines to Find in the Bible

Some of these are classic (HT Deirdre Good): [Read more…]

Continuity Errors in the Bible and Star Trek

An interesting post at the blog Undeception compares continuity errors in two canons – the Bible and Star Trek – and notes the similarity between the attempts at harmonization among die-hard fans of both. I can also share under the heading “religion and science fiction” a humorous video about Calvinism (HT Hacking Christianity), because at [Read More…]

Churchill Mythicism

Via Mark Goodacre, who suggested the resemblance to Jesus mythicism (and warned of the expletive): [Read more…]