Doctor Who: The Snowmen

Tonight’s episode of Doctor Who, the long-awaited Christmas special “The Snowmen,” did a wonderful job of preserving the humor, magic, and terror that make Doctor Who more than a science fiction show. SPOILERS AHEAD! The episode begins with a Doctor that is gloomy and withdrawn, having decided to try to avoid becoming attached to anyone [Read More…]

Time Lord vs. Stormtroopers at Christmas

It doesn't look like Demons Run…although that can have some nice Christmas symbolism anyway, if you think about it! [Read more…]

Merry Whomas Eve!

Doctor Who is on TV tomorrow with a brand new episode, this year's Christmas special!   [Read more…]

Vastra Investigates (Doctor Who Minisode)

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

Doctor Who: The Council of Nicaea

I mentioned during the summer that I had become aware of the Big Finish Doctor Who audiobook, Doctor Who: The Council of Nicaea. I finished listening to it not that long ago, and I must say that I am even more impressed than I thought I would be. First, the story features the Fifth Doctor and [Read More…]

Dalek Nativity

“For Unto Us a Kaled is Born…“ HT Jeff Carter on Facebook. I am pretty sure that is is the first time I have seen a Dalek kneel…   [Read more…]

Welcome to Advent!

This marks the start of the season when a small remnant of liturgically-minded Christians (including some of us American Baptists!) mark the countdown to Christmas – and a comparable number of Doctor Who fans count down the days to the Christmas special. Either way, the symbolism relates to the arrival of something or someone long [Read More…]

CC Recommends Science Fiction

The Christian Century has released its issue with recommendations for Christmas gifts. This year they had a science fiction category, and Gabriel McKee and I wrote the recommendations. Click through to read them! Fuller reviews of Shada and Existence can be found in separate posts on my blog. [Read more…]

Dalek Christmas Tree

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