Wild Wise Women of Science Fiction: Inara and Number 6

Battlestar Galactica at EMP/SFM photo by tales of a wandering youkai. Licensed under CC 2.0

Sacred Sensual: Now and AlwaysThe sacred and the sensual go hand in hand, hand in glove, hand in... well fill in the blank. Powerful sensual women grace the Sci-Fi verse in shows as diverse as Firefly, Star Trek, and Battlestar Galatica.In other realms a sensual female can often be labeled a slut or a skank to use the vernacular, but here they are honored for the erotic power they embody. My post Sacred Whores deals with the confusing history and differences between a Christian … [Read more...]

Wild Wise Women of Science Fiction: Guinan

Madame Tussauds London Whoopi Goldberg photo by the12thplaya. Text added. Licensed under CC 2.0.

"So why do you write these strong female characters ?""Because you're still asking me that question." - Joss Whedon, Equality Now speech 2006 There are many ways in which magic and science fiction are the same. If you are a fan you don't need anyone to tell you this. Both worlds allow us to change, transform, escape, explore ourselves and others. Magic is religion. A religion as old as time. Science Fiction is it's baby cousin born of a new world, and a new unknown tomorrow. … [Read more...]

Spiritual Lessons from Science Fiction: Oh Captain, My Captain….

USS Enterprise A on the Star Trek Christmas Tree 2012 by JD Hancock licensed under CC by 2.0

Watch This Space Science Fiction is the future. The unknown. The darkness... and the light. The origins of the Science Fiction genre are rooted in the Victorian era. There is a good argument to be made that Mary Shelley's Frankenstein was the story that launched over a thousand tales. Questions about human creation, self and otherness, and the monster within begin here and continue today. Science fiction was born of colonialism, a “brave new world” to explore and examine peeking out at us. Spa … [Read more...]