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Some God-talk, blog and culture tidbits

1. Above is the latest Terminator: Salvation trailer, which reveals some interesting aspects about the upcoming film—at least according to film critic Peter Chattaway who writes about some interesting parallels between the Terminator and Star Trek films (which also has a new installment on the way).

2. Chattaway also has an interesting article up at Christianity Today’s Books & Culture comparing the original and recent remake of The Day the Earth Stood Still. The original is one of my all-time favorite films; I’ve yet to see the remake (directed by Scott Derrickson, who Chattaway notes as one of the few openly Christian writers/directors in Hollywood), but I found intriguing Chattaway’s discussion of “alien messiahs.” Also, did you know the original film is adapted from a 1940 short story by Harry Bates called “Farewell to the Master”? I didn’t. You can read it here.

3. Speaking of Christ figures, check out Gabriel McKee’s (of SF Gospel) guest post at Say It Backwards, where he writes about Clark Kent and incarnational theology. He hits on what may be the reason Superman/Clark Kent and Smallville resonates so strongly with me.

4. Dirk Benedict (of original Battlestar Galactica fame) has spoken again, this time in the conservative National Review, where he talks some more about his thoughts on the reimagined BSG, Hollywood and culture in general.

5. Awhile back, this blog was among those on a list of Top 100 Theology Blogs. Well, Anna has looked into the background of that list and is reviewing each blog on the list. This one is sitting in the B+ range, though she doesn’t seem to be able to figure out my theological bent. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Hat tip to Ken Brown at C-Orthodoxy, who seems very amused by his own grade.


Ken Brown said…
Well, if you can't laugh at yourself, what's the point, right?

Anyway, that's definitely the most interesting trailer yet for Terminator Salvation. I really hope I can convince my wife to go see it with me....

Oh, and I included your post on ER in this week's Christian Carnival (which I hosted); I hope you don't mind!
Carmen Andres said…
may will be a busy month for films in our household - X-Men: Wolverine, Star Trek, Terminator: Salvation, Night at the Museum II and Up all have release dates that month. sheesh.