Doctor Who : The Girl in the Fireplace. Guide for Parental Units of Geeks

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The Doctor and Madame de Pompadour share a pretty intense kiss.

Conversation Starters:

The Doctor was willing to strand himself in 1758 so that he could save Madame de Pompadour’s life. Compare his sacrifice to Christ’s.

Did both Christ and the Doctor have a similar goal?

Did they have a similar way of reaching their respective goals?

Obviously, the Doctor failed in his mission. And Christ succeeded in His. What character differences do they have that might have led Christ to victory and the Doctor to failure?

Doctor Who : Tooth and Claw. Guide for Parental Units of Geeks

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There are comments about Rose being ‘naked.’ This is less descriptive (she’s wearing overalls with a T-shirt underneath) and more a satirical poke at Victorian England’s supposedly outlandish moral standards.

Conversation starters:

Let’s imagine this story is a metaphor for spirituality. There is good spirituality, bad spirituality, and those that deny there is any spirituality.

  • The Doctor and Rose are good.
  • The werewolves are bad.
  • Queen Victoria denies.

Now, going from this point, mention that simply being spiritual is not necessarily good. The demons are spiritual and they are evil. The demons even believe that God is Lord of everything and they are still evil.

The werewolves acknowledge that Rose is part of some larger spiritual world. They mention that she has something of the wolf in her. They are referencing a time when she made contact with the time vortex. They assume that since she has had this alien contact, she is broadly alien. She is not. She is with the Doctor, the good guy. In the same way, when we assume that anyone who is speaking about spiritual things they are on the same side as Jesus. This is not true. Jesus is the one good spiritual guy, with whom we should ally ourselves. Anything that is spiritual that is not of Him should be rejected.

Mention the Queen’s hesitancy to believe. She appears foolish for denying the obvious presence of aliens – both good and bad aliens. That is what atheism is. A foolish insistence on a lifestyle and belief that cannot be reconciled with the facts of the universe. And, just like the Queen, this blatant refusal to believe in something so obvious is typically just an excuse to hold onto power.

Doctor Who : New Earth. Guide for Parental Units of Geeks

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The sick people look a little icky – but that’s the point! They look scary at first, but they are not monsters. They are people who need to be cared for!

Rose has her body taken over by a woman with looser morals than she has. So she unbuttons her top button, revealing a bit of cleavage. This lasts for about half the episode.

Conversation starters:

Who is the hero? A visitor from another world. And, like Christ, the Doctor has a bizarre and inexplicable interest in the welfare of the humans of earth.

What is the problem he has to solve? People are sick and dying and their masters cover that fact up. The cat nurses are a type of devil in this story, convincing their slaves that everything is the way it should be. 

How does he solve the problem? He cures them. The transmission of this cure is by touching, so each sick person much touch another to spread healing. Kinda like Christianity! It spreads by lives touching.

What is the product of the hero’s work? A New Earth.

It’s Federation Day!

SOLAR NEWS NETWORK HARD COPY EXTRACT 10.11.2161
IT’S FEDERATION DAY!
5 sign new UFP Constitution
SAN FRANCISCO, Earth (SNN) – Declaring it a landmark day in the history of each of their worlds, five envoys today breathed life into the fledgling United Federation of Planets with the signing of the new organization’s Constitution amid much pomp and circumstance.
“We are truly entering a brave new world of peace, exploration and security with the establishment of this Federation, declared Earth ambassador Thomas Vanderbilt, whose remarks were echoed by representatives from Vulcan, Andor, Tellar, and Alpha Centauri.
“Following the end of your world’s war with the unseen Romulan enemy, such a union as we create here today is the most logical course of action any of our peoples can take,” added Ambassador T’Jan of Vulcan.
UESPA Maj. Gen. Georges E. Picard, an aide to Vanderbilt, noted afterward the irony of the conference – which met in exactly the same fashion as the founders of the Earth’s old United Nations, who came together only 215 years earlier in the same city in the aftermath of the horrors of another costly war.*
“What is occurring here today is one sign that some good can come of such a scourge,” Picard noted.
“We defy anyone, even the Romulans, to test our resolve now for collective security,” declared AmbassadorNatha Kell of Tellar, while Sarahd of Andor spoke of future greatness for the infant union and predicted rapid expansion. Ambassador Titus Oleet signed for the newly independent Centauri system.
Today’s events were but the ceremonial endgame for the often-tumultuous negotiations, which began in earnest after the defeat of hostile forces at Cheron effectively ended the Romulan War only a little more than ayear ago. Even today, some sources reported a later fracas involving the Tellarite Kell and Sarahd.
Although those taking part today waived off revealing many specific details, the five after signing immediately convened the first-ever meeting of the UFP Council long enough to elect Vanderbilt as president, with Sarahd as vice president.
Also, the Council sources unanimously voted to continue meeting in San Francisco, with an all-new building in the design stages near the historic old Presidio fort and Golden Gate Bridge. Council sources predicted at least three months would be needed before the fledgling UFP bureaucracy would be ready for business.

Geeks of Christ Presents! October 5, 2012 Edition

Here’s a list of what I’ve been reading, listening to, watching, whatever from around the web.

The Last Thing Ray Bradbury Ever Wrote

In which the master of science-fiction confirms the identity of his god and asks the questions he, nor his god, could ever answer.

When I was seven years old, I started going to the library and I took out ten books a week. The librarian looked at me and asked, ‘What are you doing?’

The Clues of Creation: God Is Not Hiding

by Jared C Wilson

They wake up, go about their routines, and go to bed, only to start the ritual all over again. Sometimes they suspect the world is trying to tell them something about itself and what’s outside of it, but they fail over and over again to put those clues together. They are like a person who finds a watch on the sidewalk and assumes it is the natural result of millions of years of sand, wind, and sun.

The Grimm Reality of Childhood

by Chris Nye

These students have been hidden from the one reality they need to know: life is dangerous.
In the attempt to keep their children “innocent” and “free,” parents tell their children a different type of fairy tale, a modern American story: everyone loves you because you’re special, you are good at everything you try, and if you work hard enough and be a good little boy or girl, you’ll be successful.

The Great TNG@25 Theology Trek: “Where No One Has Gone Before”

by Michael Poteet

“The sickly, shy, bookish, eight-year-old Roddenberry dreamed, he says, ‘of a better world in which people would look past our exteriors and see whatever loveliness we have inside us.’ In response to his parents’ no doubt well-intentioned concern for him, he reflects, ‘Ah, how lovely all our daughters are inside, how fearless all our sons, if only we could see it.’