SPOILERS ahead, don’t read if you haven’t seen the last episode of Doctor Who. Ok, so I’m going to skip straight to editorializing the last episode from my Christian POV. As many of my readers already know, I’m fascinated by atheists writing storylines that actually support certain contentions of Christianity, especially when it is not the writer’s intentional, conscious aim.
As I’ve said before, I do believe many atheist writers show the internal “knowledge” of God by what they write about even though they very publicly state they are against the idea of there being a God. This episode wasn’t an exception. Moffat was indeed the writer for this season ender, BTW.
The name of the episode catches the attention right off the bat; the big bang…modern science’s label of the declaration that the universe did indeed have a beginning. Why that title? Because during the course of the episode we discover the Doctor’s answer to resetting the universe is to create Big Bang Two (or Too would work I suppose ;) ) Why do I find that particularly interesting?
Well, apologists will recognize that one of the main arguments for God is the Cosmological argument which I have blogged on previously. With the recognition that the universe had a beginning, one should be ready to admit that it had to have a Creator. Something transcendent, something un-caused and ultimate…that is God. Atheists attempt to deny this and to dance around the issue.
Well…in the show we have a set up for Big Bang 2. Ok. Big Bang 2 is set up and executed…it is designed. It would not come about unless it had a designer. Isn’t that interesting? So Moffat can conceive of a second big bang, but that big bang has a creator…isn’t it possible for him to admit that the first big band also had to have a Creator as well? Add another layer on. I’ve already discussed the Messiah-like attributes of The Doctor (and it’s linked above)…who designs and executes the second big bang? The Doctor, the Messiah-like figure on the show. Hmmm…..
As far as a review; I enjoyed the finale…but the ending was a bit anti-climactic, and I do mean the very end. I got used to the series setting up an exciting hook and catch for the next season…Big Bang didn’t really do that for me. I am indeed looking forward to next year, but it is because of the show in general, not just because of the ending of this eppy. Big Bang was fast and fun, and of course we got to see a side of the new Doctor in his new style of dancing and his interactions with the kidlings. Downside to the eppy? The presence of River Song…boo. I really hope I’m right in that she is not who the writers want us to think she is! I suppose we’ll see…