Home on the Strange

By Phil Plait | July 19, 2007 2:35 pm

Best. Web. Comic. Evah.

"Home on the Strange" is about two fangeeks who turned out to be normal, yet still embrace their inner nerdity. You may understand why this might appeal to me. Plus, the Doctor Who two-parter (excerpted above) is the best thing ever ever ever. I swear the next time an evangelical comes to my door, they’ll get an earful about the man who went all about Gallifrey.

Tip o’ the TARDIS to KLCtheBookworm.

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Comments (19)

  1. “Jesus fanfic” would be a much funnier term if I didn’t know there are people out there who write that sort of thing.

    (Christian trolls showing up in three… two… one…)

  2. When that two-parter landed I immediately shared it with my friends.

    It’s a sign of how much they like me that they’re still my friends, but still…

  3. I like the way of the little old lady in the beginning of Orgazmo much better: 

    I would have liked to quote her here but I don’t think it will pass BA’s filters.

  4. JC

    Well thanks BA, now another day lost catching up on another web comic that I cannot look away from….

  5. I’ve seen him.

    He’s like fire, and ice, and rage. He’s like the night, and the storm, and the heart of the sun.

    He’s ancient and forever. He burns at the center of time and he can see the turn of the Universe.

    And he’s wonderful.

  6. Rystefn

    LoL… Yeah, I stumbled across that webcomic in its early days from the rpg.net forums. Turns out, I’ve actually stumbled across some other worls of its author years before that and didn’t realize they were the same Ferret for a while. Yes, I live in a world where there are enough people called Ferret that I have that problem. I’m an interesting person that way.

  7. Julia B

    I love Home on the Strange. The Doctor Who two-parter was definitely a highlight, but I’m finding the current storyline about Harry Potter, Star Wars, and what counts as canon quite amusing as well.

  8. Now that I think about it, the Doctor is pretty god-like.

  9. Chris

    Thanks Phil, I nearly fainted when I saw the “cherry-castration” early on in the comic.

    As much as I laugh about the typical “not safe for work”-warnings, this one needs a “not safe for the faint-hearted”. ;-)

  10. CarrieP

    I should confess that I only saw my first Dr. Who episode last week. Something about Shakespeare and extra-dimensional witch-like creatures.

    It’s OK though, I’m on the path to salvation now, as soon as I can save up enough money to by a set of the new First Series DVDs (egads, they’re expensive…)

  11. CarrieP… try your local library. I checked the first series out and have the second on reserve. They also have all the original Doctor Who DVD (the ones that have been released).

    Having only seen the first season of the new series (and all the old series) it’s hard to say… I noticed more references to religion/God/heaven/supernaturalism in the new series…the old one didn’t have any. Has anyone else noticed that trend?

  12. CarrieP

    Ah! Thanks for reminding me Cat! Was going to do that and then got sidetracked.

    And yes, they’ve got ‘em. Brilliant.

    Thanks again for jump-starting my memory!

  13. oh yes, shane! i have made that my little daily mantra. and then, like martha, i say “and I love him to bits!”

  14. Tim G

    My local library (15 minutes roundtrip walk) has some Tom Baker era DVDs of Doctor Who. They also have some Red Dwarf DVDs which are more to my liking.

  15. I’m totally printing this out and posting it at work.

  16. “Having only seen the first season of the new series (and all the old series) it’s hard to say… I noticed more references to religion/God/heaven/supernaturalism in the new series…the old one didn’t have any. Has anyone else noticed that trend?”

    Didn’t have any? “The Daemons”? The whole seasons which revolved around the White and Black Guardians? “The Reign of Terror” and “The Crusades”? “Kinda” and “Snakedance”? The Doctor saying “I walk in eternity” in “Pyramids of Mars”? The Doctor falling off the telescope in “Logopolis” and saying, “It’s the end, but the moment has been prepared for…” before regenerating? And those are just what I can think of off the top of my head.

    Doctor Who has always had a tendency to reduce the supernatural to scientific explanation, and the new series has continued that tradition.

  17. Good point Scott, I hadn’t thought of those as supernatural as much as natural things in a Sci-Fi sense that we don’t have any other way of explaining except using the supernatural (in the same way thunder would have been supernatural to someone 50,000 years ago). In the new series I remember hearing references to “God” and “Heaven”, by the Doctor Himself in a way that the original would never have done.

  18. Be careful, I know of a Jehovah’s witness near here who is also a Dr Who fanatic, there’s not elling what using the spiel on him might do.

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