The Armageddon Factor

The Armageddon Factor

J. v ln 1983, the same year that Stiller took over the Evangelical Fellowship,
police raided a Toronto clinic run by Henry Morgentaler, the Montreal doctor who
had already spent ten months in a Quebec jail for defying the country's abortion

Author: Marci McDonald

Publisher: Random House Canada

ISBN: 9780307367884

Category: Social Science

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In her new book, award-winning journalist Marci McDonald draws back the curtain on the mysterious world of the right-wing Christian nationalist movement in Canada and its many ties to the Conservative government of Stephen Harper. To most Canadians, the politics of the United States — where fundamentalist Christians wield tremendous power and culture wars split the country — seem too foreign to ever happen here. But The Armageddon Factor shows that the Canadian Christian right — infuriated by the legalization of same-sex marriage and the increasing secularization of society — has been steadily and stealthily building organizations, alliances and contacts that have put them close to the levers of power and put the government of Canada in their debt. Determined to outlaw homosexuality and abortion, and to restore Canada to what they see as its divinely determined destiny to be a nation ruled by Christian laws and precepts, this group of true believers has moved the country far closer to the American mix of politics and religion than most Canadians would ever believe. McDonald’s book explores how a web of evangelical far-right Christians have built think-tanks and foundations that play a prominent role in determining policy for the Conservative government of Canada. She shows how Biblical belief has allowed Christians to put dozens of MPs in office and to build a power base across the country, across cultures and even across religions. “What drives that growing Christian nationalist movement is its adherents’ conviction that the end times foretold in the book of Revelation are at hand,” writes McDonald. “Braced for an impending apocalypse, they feel impelled to ensure that Canada assumes a unique, scripturally ordained role in the final days before the Second Coming — and little else.” The Armageddon Factor shows how the religious right’s influence on the Harper government has led to hugely important but little-known changes in everything from foreign policy and the makeup of the courts to funding for scientific research and social welfare programs like daycare. And the book also shows that the religious influence is here to stay, regardless of which party ends up in government. For those who thought the religious right in Canada was confined to rural areas and the west, this book is an eye-opener, outlining to what extent the corridors of power in Ottawa are now populated by true believers. For anyone who assumed that the American religious right stopped at the border, The Armageddon Factor explains how US money and evangelists have infiltrated Canadian politics. This book should be essential reading for Canadians of every religious belief or political stripe. Indeed, The Armageddon Factor should persuade every Canadian that, with the growth of such a movement, the future direction of the country is at stake.
Categories: Social Science

Religion and Doctor Who

Religion and Doctor Who

35 h. g. Wells, The Island of Doctor Moreau (london: heinemann, 1896), Pigs
seem to be particularly favoured in ... at the end of the 'The Armageddon Factor'.
a further suggestion in 'the doctor's Wife' was that the taRdiS takes the doctor to ...

Author: Andrew Crome

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781630874605

Category: Religion

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Doctor Who has always contained a rich current of religious themes and ideas. In its very first episode it asked how humans rationalize the seemingly supernatural, as two snooping schoolteachers refused to accept that the TARDIS was real. More recently it has toyed with the mystery of Doctor's real name, perhaps an echo of ancient religions and rituals in which knowledge of the secret name of a god, angel or demon was thought to grant a mortal power over the entity. But why does Doctor Who intersect with religion so often, and what do such instances tell us about the society that produces the show and the viewers who engage with it? The writers of Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith attempt to answer these questions through an in-depth analysis of the various treatments of religion throughout every era of the show's history. While the majority of chapters focus on the television show Doctor Who, the authors also look at audios, novels, and the response of fandom. Their analyses--all written in an accessible but academically thorough style--reveal that examining religion in a long-running series such as Doctor Who can contribute to a number of key debates within faith communities and religious history. Most importantly, it provides another way of looking at why Doctor Who continues to inspire, to engage, and to excite generations of passionate fans, whatever their position on faith. The contributors are drawn from the UK, the USA, and Australia, and their approaches are similarly diverse. Chapters have been written by film scholars and sociologists; theologians and historians; rhetoricians, philosophers and anthropologists. Some write from the perspective of a particular faith or belief; others write from the perspective of no religious belief. All, however, demonstrate a solid knowledge of and affection for the brilliance of Doctor Who.
Categories: Religion

A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television

A Critical History of Doctor Who on Television

This comes as quite a surprise, and it foreshadows the con- clusion of the Key to
Time saga in “The Armageddon Factor.” This conclusion does raise some very
important issues, however. Since the Doctor has taken the Key/Kroll, what of ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476604541

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 504

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Since its inception in November 1963, the British science fiction television series Doctor Who has exerted an enormous impact on the world of science fiction (over 1,500 books have been written about the show). The series follows the adventures of a mysterious "Time Lord" from the distant planet Gallifrey who travels through time and space to fight evil and injustice. Along the way, he has visited Rome under the rule of Nero, played backgammon with Kublai Khan, and participated in the mythic gunfight at the O.K. Corral. Predating the Star Trek phenomenon by three years, Doctor Who seriously dealt with continuing characters, adult genre principles and futuristic philosophies. Critical and historical examinations of the ideas, philosophies, conceits and morals put forth in the Doctor Who series, which ran for 26 seasons and 159 episodes, are provided here. Also analyzed are thematic concepts, genre antecedents, the overall cinematography and the special effects of the long-running cult favorite. The various incarnations of Doctor Who, including television, stage, film, radio, and spin-offs are discussed. In addition, the book provides an extensive listing of print, Internet, and fan club resources for Doctor Who.
Categories: Performing Arts

Regeneration The Changing Style of Doctor Who An Unofficial and Unauthorised Analysis

Regeneration  The Changing Style of Doctor Who  An Unofficial and Unauthorised Analysis

He is confident that Romana can find the fourth segment of the Key to Time
without him in The Androids of Tara and that she can look after herself by The
Armageddon Factor. By The Armageddon Factor, she has become the Doctor's ...

Author: D. G. Saunders


ISBN: 9780244558819


Page: 276

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For over fifty years, the BBC's Doctor Who has taken viewers on adventures across time and space. At the same time, the programme has crossed genres and styles. From science fiction to action, horror to comedy and back again. Regeneration: The Changing Style of Doctor Who offers a penetrating looks at the way different showrunners, producers and script editors shaped the Time Lord's adventures. Analysing each era in sequence, it looks at story styles, the character of the Doctor and his intrepid companions, and the nature of the villains and monsters they faced, as well as the portrayal of the Time Lords. An essential guide both for new fans wanting a primer on the programme's history and for longstanding enthusiasts seeking a fresh perspective on eras they thought they knew.

Doctor Who 365 Days of Memorable Moments and Impossible Things

Doctor Who  365 Days of Memorable Moments and Impossible Things

The Shadow's plan is to locate the final, Sixth Segment of the Key, and wait for
the Doctor to bring the other Segments to him when seeking the Sixth – as he
does in The Armageddon Factor (1979). To entrap the Doctor, the Shadow has
had ...

Author: Justin Richards

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781473530270

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 512

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23 November 1963: The first ever episode of Doctor Who – An Unearthly Child – is broadcast. 21 July 1969 - Silence Will Fall 23 August 2014: Deep Breath is Peter Capaldi’s first full episode as the Twelfth Doctor. 3 March 2472 - The Master tracks down the Doomsday Weapon For over half a century, Doctor Who has entertained and enthralled fans with the time-travelling adventures of the Doctor. From the first glimpse of a police telephone box in a Totter’s Lane junkyard to the fall of the Time Lords' home planet, Gallifrey, Doctor Who has provided a near-inexhaustible list of indelible memories. Doctor Who: 365 is a unique and captivating chronicle of those moments – flashes of drama or humour, terror or joy, for each and every day of the year. Revisiting classic battles, thrilling escapes, iconic characters, game-changing plot twists and more, Justin Richards creates a fascinating portrait of the world’s longest running science fiction series, and an essential addition to any Doctor Who fan’s collection.
Categories: Games & Activities

Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon

Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon

... Doctor Who and The Abominable Snowmen Doctor Who and The Android
Invasion Doctor Who and The Androids of Tara IAN MARTER Doctor Who and
The Ark in Space TERRANCE DICKS Doctor Who and The Armageddon Factor
Doctor ...

Author: Terrance Dicks

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group

ISBN: 0426201329

Category: Doctor Who (Fictitious character)

Page: 124

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Categories: Doctor Who (Fictitious character)

Who s 50

Who   s 50

The 50 Doctor Who Stories to Watch Before You Die Graeme Burk, Robert Smith
... references are made to the randomizer, the device the Doctor added to the
TARDIS to elude the Black Guardian starting in 1979's “The Armageddon Factor.

Author: Graeme Burk

Publisher: ECW/ORIM

ISBN: 9781770904750

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 420

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“Like being thrown the keys to the TARDIS with a temporal map to visit all those not-to-be-missed adventures in time and space” (Phil Ford, Doctor Who writer). Ever since its premiere on November 23, 1963, Doctor Who has been a television phenomenon. This companion guide presents the top fifty stories from the show’s first fifty years—examining every corner of the imaginative, humorous, and sometimes scary universe that has made Doctor Who an iconic part of popular culture. This must-have reference also includes behind the scenes details, goofs, trivia, connections to Doctor Who lore, and much more.
Categories: Performing Arts

Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon

Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon

Author: Terrance Dicks

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group

ISBN: 0426201310

Category: Doctor Who (Fictitious character)

Page: 111

View: 257

In rescuing Romana from being sacrificed to a fearsome monster with scientific powers, the Doctor and K9 discover a terrible plot to enslave the galaxy.
Categories: Doctor Who (Fictitious character)

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

Author: Eric Saward

Publisher: Carol Publishing Group

ISBN: 0426201558

Category: Fiction

Page: 138

View: 284

After a rocky fifth regeneration and a near outburst of uncontrolled violent behavior, Doctor Who decides to become a hermit
Categories: Fiction

A History and Critical Analysis of Blake s 7 the 1978 1981 British Television Space Adventure

A History and Critical Analysis of Blake   s 7  the 1978   1981 British Television Space Adventure

ABC 5–7 Abineri, John 90 The Abominable Dr. Phibes (film) 7 Adams, Douglas
98 Addams, Dawn 12 “The Adversary” ... 61, 142 “The Ark” (Doctor Who serial)
11 “The Ark in Space” (Doctor Who serial) 11, 16 “The Armageddon Factor” (
Doctor ...

Author: John Kenneth Muir

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476604930

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 223

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Blake’s 7, Terry Nation’s science fiction tale of cosmic freedom fighters, became a hit series in Great Britain when it premiered in 1978. Eight years later, the show quickly became a cult program in America. A dramatization of futuristic outlaw heroes who defend the innocent from both alien and human conquering forces, the series might better be said to be equal parts Robin Hood and The Magnificent Seven. The series defied traditional genre elements of science fiction television, and developed the concept of the continual “story arc” years before such shows as Babylon 5 and Deep Space Nine. This book provides a critical history and episode guide for Blake’s 7, including commentaries for all 52 episodes. Also included are analytical essays on the show, dealing with such topics as themes, imagery and story arc; a consideration of the series as a futuristic Robin Hood myth; cinematography and visual effects; and an overview of Blake’s 7 in books, comics and videos. A detailed appendix lists the genre conventions found in the series. The author also includes information about Blake’s 7 fan clubs and Internet sites.
Categories: Performing Arts

Parents who Love Reading Kids who Don t

Parents who Love Reading  Kids who Don t

The Doctor Who books tie into a cult TV show , which is widely broadcast , and so
would be a good bet for any fans of the TV series . Some titles : Doctor Who and
the Armageddon Factor , Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks , Doctor ...

Author: Mary Leonhardt

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0517882221

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 258

View: 368

A veteran high-school English teacher explains how to transform a reluctant reader into an enthusiastic one by helping a child acquire the reading habit and suggests books for youngsters to read. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
Categories: Family & Relationships

British Paperbacks in Print

British Paperbacks in Print

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Scene Channel 2 and 17

Scene  Channel 2 and 17

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Jakes . 10:25 DOCTOR WHO – “ The Armageddon Factor . " The Doctor ( Tom
Baker ) and his friends are trapped on Zeos , which has been programmed to self



ISBN: MINN:31951001245941S

Category: Television programs, Public service


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Doctor Who and Philosophy

Doctor Who and Philosophy

THIRD DOCTOR: Jon Pertwee (1970–1974) Spearhead from Space The
Silurians The Ambassadors of Death Inferno ... The Pirate Planet The Stones of
Blood The Androids of Tara The Power of Kroll The Armageddon Factor Destiny
of the ...

Author: Courtland Lewis

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 9780812697254

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Not only is Doctor Who the longest-running science fiction TV show in history, but it has also been translated into numerous languages, broadcast around the world, and referred to as the “way of the future” by some British politicians. The Classic Doctor Who series built up a loyal American cult following, with regular conventions and other activities. The new series, relaunched in 2005, has emerged from culthood into mass awareness, with a steadily growing viewership and major sales of DVDs. The current series, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, is breaking all earlier records, in both the UK and the US. Doctor Who is a continuing story about the adventures of a mysterious alien known as “the Doctor,” a traveller of both time and space whose spacecraft is the TARDIS (Time and Relative Dimensions in Space), which from the outside looks like a British police telephone box of the 1950s. The TARDIS is “bigger on the inside than on the outside”—actually the interior is immense. The Doctor looks human, but has two hearts, and a knowledge of all languages in the universe. Periodically, when the show changes the leading actor, the Doctor “regenerates.”
Categories: Philosophy

Doctor Who

Doctor Who

The Armageddon Factor . 45 Time and the Rani . Planet of the Spiders . 100 , 000
BC and The Dalek Invasion of Earth . The Sensorites . The Five Doctors . THE
INVASION OF TIME The Doctor was contacted by the Vardans , a race capable of

Author: Lance Parkin

Publisher: Virgin Books Limited

ISBN: 0426204719

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 273

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At last, the complete timeline of the Doctor Who universe, from Event One to the universe's final destruction billions of years in the future. This essential reference work reveals the full story of the Daleks, the Cybermen and the Time Lords--as well as a comprehensive history of Earth and humankind, from primitive African tribes to galactic conquest. With dates ranging from the obvious to the obscure, this book is truly an indispensable guide to the world of Doctor Who.
Categories: Performing Arts

Ultimate DVD

Ultimate DVD

23 Doctor Who : The Key to Time The Episodes Back in 1978 long - running story
arcs were unheard of on TV , yet the makers of ... A rather dire comic moment
from The Armageddon Factor finds Shapp chasing the Doctor around a big pillar .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105132653028

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