As the Sci-Fi Catholic reports, George Lucas is intervening in the Star Wars universe again to inflict punishment on Darth Vader much as he has done to Yoda. IO9 describes it as Darth Vader “losing a little more of his dignity.”
Also in the realm of religion and science fiction, and more specifically the justice of Vader’s fate, Unreasonable Faith interacted with my post about redemption in sci-fi. So the question now becomes whether Lucas’ torturing of Vader (and potentially us as well) can ever make up for the harm he did to the galaxy.
And in “sci-fi becoming science and intersecting with religion” news, several bloggers mentioned the conversation between two chatbots, but Jerry Coyne was the first to point out that they end up talking about theology!
To those waiting for the Biblical Studies Carnival, it is timed to appear in a matter of hours. Let the final countdown begin!
UPDATE: Here are two more related posts I neglected to include: Steve Davidson explained why he considered religion and science fiction a match made neither in heaven nor the laboratory. Thom Stark blogged about Batwoman’s lesbianism.