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SCIENCE FICTION UNIVERSITY:Imaginative Transformation in C. S. Lewis's "Out of the Silent Planet"

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Today, we start a new feature here on Republibot that we are very proud of: Science Fiction University. For the first quarter (and maybe beyond), C.S. Lewis expert and all-around-pop-culture maven, Dr. Charlie Starr will be sharing scholarly, insightful and fun thoughts on such topics as LOST, King Kong and Battlestar Galactica. We get started with a three part series on C.S. Lewis' Space Trilogy. Without further ado, let's look at Out of the Silent Planet

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SCIENCE FICTION UNIVERSITY:The Silver Chair and the Silver Screen: C. S. Lewis on Myth, Fairy-Tale and Film

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This Week, Doctor Starr takes a bit more of a speculative turn, as he looks at C.S. Lewis' views on myth and film

So without further ado- click on the link below to join the class!

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SCIENCE FICTION UNIVERSITY:Broken Halos: Science, Religion, and Ethics in Halo

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This week, Dr. Starr goes boldly where angels fear to tread. But don't be concerned, he has Spartan armor and the shotgun....

(This has to be a first- a scholarly look at religion in an X-Box game....)

Read On!

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SCIENCE FICTION UNIVERSITY:Of Gorillas and Gods: Darwin, Nietzsche, Freud and Kong

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ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED ON REPUBLIBOT ON 10/27/09

“And the Prophet said, ‘And lo, the beast looked upon the face of beauty. And it stayed its hand from killing. And from that day, it was as one dead.”
—Old Arabian Proverb
quoted at the beginning of King Kong

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SCIENCE FICTION UNIVERSITY:The New Buzz in Narnia

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      All college teachers are supposed to have an area of expertise on which they study and write. Mine is C. S. Lewis. Of course, you don’t need to be a “scholar” to love Lewis’s books, especially his Chronicles of Narnia, but being in the “scholarly loop” has brought to my attention a new theory about hidden meanings in the Narnia books which all Narnia fans will want to know about.

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