Below is a book review exploring the "faith" issues raised by the show. This review was published earlier this summer via the Academy of Parish Clergy and their journal "Sharing the Practice".
Crome, Andrew and James McGrath, eds., Religion and Doctor Who: Time and Relative Dimensions in Faith. (Eugene, OR: Cascade Books, 2013). ISBN #978-1-62564-377-3. $40.00
A new niche in publishing aims to connect popular culture with the great questions humanity asks of itself. For older generations, Robert Short’s classic The Gospel According to Peanuts is not likely a book parted with, instead treasured by the reader. Later on, “The Gospel According To…” type books were picked up by other publishers, most notably Westminster/John Knox Press. Wiley/Blackwells Publishing maintain a large list of titles gathering philosophers and faculty to write about pop culture and connections to various schools of thought. I am a proud owner of their volumes of “Philosophy and….” covering comedian Stephen Colbert, the Green Lantern comics, the Game of Thrones novels and HBO adaptation, and the venerable series Doctor Who.