Fear Makes Companions of Us All

For the Jewish New Year, I thought it would be appropriate to finally share a couple of articles related to Doctor Who and Judaism that came to my attention over the past week. First, Rabbi Pamela Gottfried wrote a piece for the site My Jewish Learning, with the title “Taking the TARDIS to God.” Although not a Whovian herself, [Read More…]

Tone And Resonant Depth In Sound

One of the things we accomplished while in Romania was a visit to Reghin, the violin-making capitol of the country. We ended up buying my son a lovely handmade instrument from Simon József, whose family are into their fifth generation as luthiers (his grandfather was the first, and his grandson now helps with the work). Since [Read More…]

The Doctor’s Ark

Jerry Coyne shared the picture below, showing how invoking a certain fictional technology from a show I enjoy could solve a very serious problem that confronts young-earth creationism: how could all those animals fit on the ark? Fans of Doctor Who will know that space arks have featured more than once on the show, from [Read More…]

The Doctor Was There

Via George Warnecke on Facebook [Read more…]

Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith – Special 50th Anniversary Price!

I spoke recently with Marc Allan, Butler University’s associate director of public relations, about the Doctor Who 50th anniversary and the new book, Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and Doctor Who. He wrote a piece on the subject, “Professor McGrath Offers a Scholarly Take On ‘Religion and Doctor Who’”, and so I thought [Read More…]

Transdimensional Obsession

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Grand Theft TARDIS

And as a bonus, here's “Doctor's Eleven” – or should that be “Doctors Eleven”?   [Read more…]

TARDIF on the New DLT Web Site

The publisher Darton, Longman, and Todd has remodeled their online presence. Among the offerings on their new web site is a web page about the forthcoming book Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith: Religion and Doctor Who, edited by Andrew Crome and myself, which is due out next month. It includes chapter titles and other [Read More…]

TARDIS Sukkah

Someone on Reddit posted this picture of a sukkah on their campus. Some Jewish Whovians somewhere clearly know how to celebrate Sukkoth properly!   [Read more…]

#DoctorWho and Cardhalla at #GenCon

On one side of the exhibit hall, Who North America has a store, with a TARDIS and a Dalek. I will try to get someone to take my picture with them before the end of the day! I'm glad I went to get Peter Davison's autograph when I did. There was no line then, while [Read More…]