Doctor Who Extended Media Review – The Doctor and the Apostle by Jeffrey A. Nelson

The Doctor and the Apostle by Jeffrey A. Nelson is an analysis of Doctor Who and the writings of the Apostle Paul.

This is another volume of critical analysis trying to conflate Doctor Who with religious doctrine. I fail to understand the reasoning behind this endeavor. Doctor Who is the antithesis of religion; the central character tries to deal with problems using reason and intellect the exact opposite of religious thinking. The author does do a slightly better job than other texts which I have read on this subject but his apologetic views are very evident when he tries to defend Paul’s misogyny and attitudes towards women with The Doctor’s more enlightened opinion. There was little mention of the trans-genderism inherent with The Doctor contrasted with Paul. 5 out of 10.