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Angelic Morality in Dominion and History

Michael Causing the Flood on Dominion

Dominion on SyFy is based on the premise that God has vanished, and most of the lower angels tried to wipe out humanity as they blamed humans for offending God.  Michael, the one angel to side with humanity, believed God’s disappearance was a test for the angels, which they failed. The first episode really impressed me with its use of historical concepts of angels that don’t usually show up in fiction.  None of the episodes have been as clever, although

Dominion’s Angelology; or, Someone Knows their Theology

Dominion Promotional picture

Syfy recently embraced an unlikely premise: create a TV sequel to a movie few saw and fewer liked.  Thus, out of Legion came Dominion. Dominion occurs 25 years after Dominion in a world mostly destroyed by angels.  God turned his back on the world, and the angels believe it is their duty to destroy humanity as punishment.  A single angel, Michael, has taken the side of humanity, believing it was the angels who failed God. 25 years ago, he saved

Time of the Doctor: Death of a Plotline and Other Thoughts

If you don’t want spoilers, don’t read.  I would say if you want warning, go ahead and read, but even the worst review in the world is not going to keep a Whovian from an episode, much less a regeneration episode. And it’s not the worst review I could give… I had more than a little trepidation about the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary episode, Day of the Doctor.  I feared showrunner Steven Moffat would be overly interested in convoluted “cleverness”

Supernatural and Dick-Angels

The Angel Castiel

It took me a long time to get into Supernatural. Its first few seasons primarily centered on a monster-of-the-week, and the two main characters were, quite frankly, not terribly dynamic. It was described to me early on as a darker Buffy, but I could never see it. In season four, show creator Eric Kripke reversed a previous decision to not include angels. Up until this point, the Supernatural world was one plagued by demons but apparently devoid of benevolent supernatural