Author Archive | Roderick

Pointy Stick Polka

So tonight’s Doctor Who was Return of the Jedi (with Davros playing both Palpatine and Vader) crossed with The Killing Joke.

It’s also the second time we’ve seen Clara in a, um, y’know.

Plus there was yet another callback to Curse of Fatal Death.


Oh, and Moffat gets a chance to justify a much-criticised line from the series 5 finale.

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Philosophy, Child of the Agora

My sixth column, this one on “How Competition Created Greek Philosophy,” went up on September 2nd, but I didn’t get around to mentioning it till just now. (The last three weeks have been insanely hectic – which is also why there hasn’t been a seventh one yet.) Anyway, here it is.


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