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Crystal Hurd

Crystal is a writer, poet, reader, and public school educator from Virginia. She is happily married with three beautiful Terriers (adopted from local shelters). Her dissertation explored the leadership of C.S Lewis with postdoctoral work focusing on the leadership roles of artists. An unapologetic book nerd, Crystal loves to read and research works involving faith, literature, art, and leadership. She also possesses a deep, unrelenting interest in all things European, especially Doctor Who. You can read her weekly thoughts on her webpage/blog www.crystalhurd.com, friend her on Facebook, (Crystal Sullivan Hurd) and follow her on Twitter: @DoctorHurd and @hurdofficial.

Matt Smith cast in long-awaited Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

From Borys Kit of Hollywood Insider: The long-in-the-works, on-and-off again project is finally going before cameras Sept. 24 with a cast that includes Lily James, Sam Riley, Jack Huston, Bella Heathcote and Douglas Booth. Burr Steers is behind the camera. The movie is a horror-comedy spin on Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice. The heroine, Liz Bennett (James), is pressured by ...

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Doctor Who Season 8 Premiere Tonight

Calling all Whovians! The wait is finally over. Tonight, season eight of Doctor Who will finally begin on the BBC with “Deep Breath.”  After much speculation and the fiasco with leaked episodes, we can view the episode with all of the polish that Moffat intended. To visit details on the episode, visit the BBC site: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p023w9fy Reflections from those who ...

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New Podcast on The Heart of Light!

Just recently, I caught up with author and scholar Charlie Starr to conduct an interview with him about The Heart of Light. Last week, I posted a dazzling review of the book, which has war, love, betrayal and all the great stuff that keeps you turning a page! Here is a link to the podcast from All About Jack:  http://essentialcslewis.com/2014/08/11/the-heart-of-light-dr-charlie-starr/ ...

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Book Review: Charlie Starr’s The Heart of Light

Science Fiction in the Vein of C.S. Lewis… Crystal Hurd You don’t have to take my word for it. Good book reviews should probably be dispassionate, objective, critical. But when a book not only grabs your intellect but keeps you up into the wee hours to see how it’s going to end, you have to lay your cards on the ...

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Doctor Who Scripts: Why You Shouldn’t Peek at the Leaked! *SPOILERS*

Next month comes the long-awaited return of Doctor Who to the BBC. For some hackers, however, the wait was simply too much. Just recently, five scripts, including the first episode Deep Breath, were leaked on the internet.  The BBC server in Miami was left “unsecured” when six scripts went missing and resurfaced on various illegal downloading sites. Once the security ...

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Exclusive Interview with Artist and Illustrator Charles Vess

Legendarium’s Exclusive Interview with Artist and Illustrator Charles Vess!   “…one of the things I really, really like about mythology and folklore is that they are really fun stories but also when you are reading them you are learning about another person’s mythology, another person’s folklore and you’re starting to understand a different group of people on the planet and ...

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Doctor Who World Tour Announced!

Allons-y! With the launch of the Peter Capaldi’s Doctor in July, the BBC has announced a world tour to promote the new season. The tour will include Capaldi, companion Jenna Coleman, and writer Steven Moffat (not confirmed for all dates due to scheduling conflicts). The tour will cover seven cities across five continents in twelve days, beginning in Cardiff on August ...

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C.S. Lewis Event: Dr. Crystal Hurd to speak in Chattanooga, TN on June 10th

Hurd: The Leadership of C.S. Lewis from the website for the C.S. Lewis Society of Chattanooga We are delighted to have Dr. Crystal Sullivan Hurd to speak at our June, 2014, meeting of the Society at the The Camp House.  The topic, in full, will be: “The Leadership of C.S. Lewis: From Author to Authority”. Regarding this topic, Dr. Hurd writes:  ...

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Will Thorin Survive the Battle of the Five Armies?

News from the Peter Jackson camp claims that more literary “alterations” will take place in the final installment of The Hobbit, in theaters this December.  Among ideas powering the rumor mill is that Thorin Oakenshield will remain alive in Jackson’s film. In Tolkien’s text, Oakenshield dies while attempting to regain control over Erebor (Lonely Mountain) once ruled by the Dwarves (didn’t Tolkien ...

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Look at Matt Smith's Muscles!

  After appearing in many heart-melting memes across the internet (and other various small films like The Notebook), Ryan Gosling is making his directorial debut with Lost River.  Gosling hired ex-Doctor Matt Smith to play a bully named “Bully” (a real stretch there, yes?) who rides around the neighborhood with a bullhorn and upholstered chair yelling, “Welcome to Bully Town”. This all ...

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