Category Archives: Science Fiction

The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker: A Jedi’s Path to Jihad

I pointed something similar out to my students in the BibPop course a few years back when a number wanted to write about religion and Star Wars. Most of them couldn’t see it though. See: The Radicalization of Luke Skywalker: … Continue reading

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What’s in store for Serenity’s crew after the events of the film?

I’m a huge Firefly/Serenity fan. I’ve got the DVDs, the poster, and all the comics and graphic novels. So I’m hoping this comes to pass. What’s in store for Serenity’s crew after the events of the film? “Firefly: The Complete … Continue reading

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Season-ending TV cliffhangers that actually paid off

I’ve watched most of these, and I’d agree that they all worked well. You should be caught up in the story and then left craving the resolution in a way that isn’t simple or contrived. See io9.com : Season-ending TV … Continue reading

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Stephen May – TANSA-talk Podcast

The podcast of Stephen May’s TANSA talk “Modernism and posthumanity in science fiction: the case of Iain M. Banks” from last Friday is now available at http://archive.org/details/NotPostmodernismButPosthumanityIainM.BanksScienceFictionAnd.

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Stephen May – Modernism and posthumanity in science fiction: the case of Iain M. Banks

Special TANSA meeting on Friday April 13th Modernism and posthumanity in science fiction: the case of Iain M. Banks Speaker is Dr. Stephen May, formerly of St Johns College, back from the UK Laidlaw College, at 7pm Please RSVP to … Continue reading

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Biblioblog Carnival February 2012 : The Last, Best Hope for Biblioblogdom

Amanda MacInnis (AKA ‘Cheese-Wearing Theology’) puts together an biblioblog carnival organised by Babylon 5 quotes and themes. See Biblioblog Carnival February 2012 « Cheese-Wearing Theology. Hat tip to James McGrath – The Biblical Studies Carnival: The Last, Best Hope for … Continue reading

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“The Ballad of Russell and Julie” – Doctor Who

Yep, this works for me. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=giaMRyn47Xg (with John Barrowman, Catherine Tate and David Tennant) Hat tip to: Dr Who – Maggi Dawn. (See also – Doctor Who – Cast & Crew Special – YouTube)

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Star Trek meets LHS

I love Star Trek, and have a soft spot for the Legion of Superheroes, but this could go horribly, horribly wrong. How will the Legion of Superheroes meet the crew of the Starship Enterprise? Author Chris Roberson fills us in.

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Trek links

It’s the 45th birthday of Star Trek so a couple of links from io9 are in order: Relive 45 years of Star Trek in one handy timeline Celebrate Star Trek’s 45th anniversary by baking your very own character cookies

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“H+” web series

Sentient Developments posts the trailer for the upcoming “transhuman” series from Brian Singer. See Sentient Developments: Trailer for “H+” web series More details over at Bryan Singer’s Post-Apoc, Webjacked Web Series ‘H+’ Debuts at Comic-Con | News & Opinion | … Continue reading

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