Moving (Again)

This blog is currently accessible at both joshuawherring.com/blog and theonlywinningmove.net. Shortly, the joshuawherring.com link will be retired as part of a general move to turn joshuawherring.com into a professional site. theonlywinningmove.net will continue to host my personal blog.

Space: 1999 – Matter of Life and Death

Matter of Life and Death may be the most poorly-understood episode of the series. John Kenneth Muir calls it “undeniably a disappointment after the lean drama of ‘Breakaway’” and “crippled by plot-holes and poor character motivation, not to mention a seriously wrong-headed conclusion.” Martin Wiley describes it as “structurally flawed” and “overly vague.” Moonbase Alpha’s…

Believing in Ghosts

For various reasons, today I’m thinking about atheists who believe in ghosts. Contradiction in terms, right? Well, not technically. Sticking to the letter of the etymological law, atheism just means a lack of belief in god(s). So, ghosts apparently aren’t covered. But I personally find it really hard to understand how someone could ultimately fail…

You Know, it’s Partly Your Fault that Willow is a Cliche

I’m taking the summer to do a rewatch of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, one of my two favorite shows (the other is season one, and – I can’t stress this enough – season one ONLY – of Space: 1999). So, I read a lot of Buffy fansites these days. Following links, I came across this…