Tuesday, July 31, 2012


Wednesday the 1st:

Tomorrow is our third film response day, on the documentary Trekkies.  Take notes as you watch, and try to view the film with a religious studies scholar's eyes.  Look for the strange familiar, and don't be afraid to laugh. 

Bring your 700 + word paper to class tomorrow. For previous film responses I have encouraged free reign over any theme, scene, or character, but for Trekkies I'd like for you to focus specifically on the religiosity of this group.  Here are some optional questions, to get you thinking: Do any persons or practices strike you as particularly religious?  Are conventions pilgrimage sites?  What kind of worldview does Star Trek offer, and why does it appeal to these Trekkies?

No blog comments required.  I'm looking forward to hearing your responses!

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