The Truth Is Out There

Christian Faith and the Classics of TV Science Fiction

by Thomas Bertonneau and Kim Paffernroth ’95Ph.D. (Brazos Press)

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The authors investigate the TV series Doctor Who, Star Trek, The Prisoner, The Twilight Zone, X-Files and Babylon 5 and their assimilation of themes of faith.

An analysis of each classic series reveals the shows insights into such aspects of Christianity as the battle between good and evil, grace, virtue, community, the effects of original sin in our world, and the apocalypse.

Bertonneau is an English professor at SUNY College in Oswego, New York. Paffenroth is a professor of religious studies at Iona College in New Rochelle, New York.

(December 2006)