Daily Archives: November 5, 2014

BBC Defends Doctor Who dark story line

BBC defends Dr Who’s dark themes after viewer complains about series finale – Herald Scotland http://news.google.com Wed, 05 Nov 2014 13:00:49 GMT Herald Scotland BBC defends Dr Who’s dark themes after viewer complains about series finale. Herald Scotland In a statement, the BBC said: “Doctor Who is a family drama with a long tradition of tackling some of the more ...

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Michel Faber’s “Book of Strange New Things”

In the science-fiction classic, “Contact” (1997), based on a book of the same name by Carl Sagan, a Christian theologian (played by Matthew McConaughey) is selected by a panel to travel through a complex, fullerene-shaped machine to meet an extraterrestrial civilization. But luck doesn’t favor him. It’s a SETI scientist (played by Jodie Foster), who gets to be the one ...

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