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Don’t Fear Her. Jesus is our Champion!

The great spectacle of the London Olympics came and went in such a flash. But courtesy of our time-travelling Doctor you can enjoy some more of the action (albeit a slightly different version of events) in the Series 2 episode entitled “Fear Her” (2/11). Unlike the actual event, where Mr Bean stole the show with […]

The Curse of the Black Spot

In 6: 3 the Doctor, Amy and Rory answer a distress signal from a Pirate ship, becalmed and beset by a ‘Siren’ or as the Doctor suggests when it appears she is attracted by the blood of wounded sailors, ‘Just like a shark; in a dress, and singing, and green; a green, singing shark in […]

The Rebel Flesh…The Almost People

‘Caedite eos. Novit enim Dominus qui sunt eius.’ (Kill them all. For the Lord knoweth them that are His.)  was supposedly the reply of  Arnaud Amalric (died 1225) when he was asked by a Crusader how to distinguish between the Cathars and the Catholics during the sacking of the city of Beziers in 1209. This […]

Vincent and the Doctor

In this thoughtful and touching episode (5:10) the Doctor and Amy meet Vincent Van Gogh, ‘Certainly, the most popular, great painter of all time, the most beloved,’ says  Doctor Black of the Musee D’Orsay in Paris. But it is the face revealed in the window of the ‘The Church at Auvers’ , Van Gogh’s painting, […]

about time…

I imagine that fans of the Doctor are fans of most ‘time travel’ fiction and perhaps even of the non-fiction ‘physics’ of time (if ‘physics’ is the right word; I am no scientist). As a Christian who is ‘waiting’ in time (but not ‘treading’ time, rather ‘redeeming’ it) for Christ to return, I wonder if […]

Be reconciled…

‘Oh, Ambrose, you’re better than this. I’m asking nicely. Put them away,’ says the Doctor when he sees the weapons she has collected to defend against the aliens who have abducted her husband. This is the first of several comments the Doctor makes about the necessity for Ambrose and her family (Mo and Elliot) along […]

The Vampires of Venice

Sooner or later I guess we’ll see the Doctor confront most of our demons. I can’t wait for the dinosaurs in series 7 (and I have always thought Rory would make a fine zombie). Really, I like that there is someone out there who can deal with the worst we can imagine and better still […]

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