Timeless

I still need to finish blogging about the last few episodes of classic Doctor Who. And then I’m on to Star Trek: The Original Series. But I want to at least mention (even though I don’t plan to blog about every episode) the current series Timeless. A colleague of mine clued me in that the [Read More…]

WWITTMYLYF?

I have shared a thought experiment here before, one which I was actually introduced to here on this blog by a commenter almost a decade ago. It focuses on the question, “What would it take to make you lose your faith?” It came up here again relatively recently. And it is also one that I use [Read More…]

Religion Across Time and Space #CFP

A couple of calls for papers, which share in common the idea of crossing time and space, albeit in different ways. One is from the Science Fiction & Fantasy Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association, looking for proposals about Doctor Who and Torchwood. The other is for a graduate conference at Duke University on the theme “Across [Read More…]

Materializing the Bible

I had an online resource come to my attention recently, called Materializing the Bible. It is a collection of those places where an attempt is made to take some element of the Bible an recreate or reenact it in the present day. Another resource that was drawn to my attention is The Virtual World Project, which [Read More…]

LOST Rewatch: Follow the Leader

The title of this episode is interesting, since the phrase refers to a game. Locke (in fact, the smoke monster) has taken over as leader of the others in the present day. He also wants to eliminate Jacob as leader. And the title also highlights the risks of creating a role of authoritarian leadership that [Read More…]

LOST Rewatch: The Variable

The episode begins with Desmond being taken to the hospital after Ben Linus shot him. Eloise Hawking is there and says that it is her son’s fault that Desmond was shot. Then, thirty years earlier, Daniel Faraday arrives on the island then comes to see Jack. Dan tells Jack that his mother was wrong, it [Read More…]

LOST Rewatch: Whatever Happened, Happened

Jin finds Ben, who had been shot, and brings him back. Juliette operates, but she says Ben needs a real surgeon. Hurley looks at his hand expecting to disappear like Back to the Future, because little Ben is dying and so big Ben can never have brought the, back to the island. Miles says that [Read More…]

LOST Rewatch: He’s Our You

The episode begins with Sayid as a boy in Iraq, killing a chicken when his brother cannot. Then it moves to Ben in the time of the Dharma initiative, bringing Sayid a sandwich and a book. Ben asks Sayid if Richard sent him. He says that Richard told him to be patient, and he says [Read More…]

LOST Rewatch: Namaste

The episode begins by returning to Ajira flight 316. We get the perspective of Frank and his co-pilot. Frank manages to land the plane on the runway that in an earlier episode, the Others had made Kate and Sawyer work on. Ben seems to be OK, although the co-pilot is dead and some others are [Read More…]