Thursday, 8 November 2007

Gospel of Q

Star Trek and Religion at Ex Astris Scientiais another page looking at expressions of faith in the popular sci fi TV series, with a more comprehensive cataloguing of the cases where religion has raised its head. Reading this, I was reminded of the character Q, who has made for some of the very best Next Gen stories out there. I’ve read in the academic literature the suggestion that the omnipotent Q, played by John De Lancie, is linked to the so-called Gospel of Q (so-called by Wikepedia, that is). I don’t know enough about the Q documents or the writers of Star Trek to know if that is true or even likely – I would love it if any Christians or geeks could feed this line of speculation!

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