On Death Comes to Time and the new starship Enterprise

Earlier this week the first picture of the Enterprise from next summer’s Star Trek film was released. In case you’ve not been paying attention to the development of J.J. Abrams’ new Star Trek film, it’s a tale of the classic characters — Kirk, Spock, McCoy, and all the rest — during their original five-year mission.Continue reading “On Death Comes to Time and the new starship Enterprise”

On Community Organizers, Myth, History, and Politics

Over the past month I’ve seen a meme making its way across the interwebs. Not a meme in the questions-passed-from-blog-to-blog sense that “meme” usually means online, but a meme in the more traditional sense, an idea that’s spreading and taking root. The meme? “Jesus was a community organizer. Pontius Pilate was a governor.” This is,Continue reading “On Community Organizers, Myth, History, and Politics”

On Doctor Who and King Arthur

While I have Doctor Who on the brain, I’d like to recommend this post from Mags Halliday on the Arthurian elements seen in “The Christmas Invasion,” the Doctor Who Christmas special (which I’ve not seen, so I can’t really comment). The post has generated a lively thread on Outpost Gallifrey’s forums that explores some ofContinue reading “On Doctor Who and King Arthur”