Egypt in Space: A Brief History of ‘Pyramids of Mars’

This week, in further recognition of Egyptomania in science fiction to celebrate the start of Doctor Who’s Season Thirteen, the Nile Scribes welcome the expertise of Egyptologist and cultural historian, John J. Johnston as our guest blogger. As an expert in all things ancient Egypt and Doctor Who, we invited John to tell our readers more…

Ancient Egypt and Doctor Who’s ‘Pyramids of Mars’

This weekend sees the much-anticipated return of Doctor Who with the beginning of Season 11 and the introduction of the Thirteenth Doctor, played by Jodie Whittaker. The Nile Scribes are resurrecting an old fan-favourite from the Whovian archives that centres around an archaeological discovery in Egypt. We recently rewatched the four-episode serial Pyramids of Mars (1975) in which…

An Egyptological Review of ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Exodus: Gods and Kings, released in 2014, is an epic retelling of the Biblical story of Moses and the Hebrew exodus out of Egypt after 400 years of slavery. Christian Bale stars as Moses in this The Ten Commandments remake with Joel Edgerton channeling Yul Brynner as Ramesses the Great. We began Nile Scribes as…

Hallowe’en Film Recommendation: ‘The Pyramid’

We have a film recommendation for you Egyptophiles celebrating Hallowe’en: if you’re looking for a creepy and spooktacular Egypt-themed film to watch this weekend, let us introduce you to “The Pyramid.”

An Egyptological Review of ‘The Mummy’

The Mummy, released last month (June 9th, 2017) in the USA and Canada, is the latest in the long-established franchise that started in 1932. Tom Cruise stars in the latest reboot playing the charming boy-scoundrel Nick Morton who, while stationed in Iraq, seizes the opportunity to hunt for antiquities.