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An X-Files Retrospective, Part 13

24 Aug

The Lone Gunmen The Lone Gunmen are amongst my favorite characters from The X-Files, and I had fond memories of their spinoff series, which I caught a bit of during its run in the year 2001. My taste must have been much less refined at age fourteen, because the series does not hold up to [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 12

16 Aug

The X-Files- Season 8 Sigh. That exclamation pretty much sums up how I feel about The X-Files’ penultimate season. This is one of the best sci-fi shows ever made we’re talking about here, hell one of the best TV shows ever made ever, so it really pains me to talk about its slow, laborious death. [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 11

15 May

The X-Files- Season 7 By the start of its seventh season, The X-Files had produced over a hundred episodes, a movie, and a spin-off series called Millennium. By all rights, it was time to bring this epic and often convoluted story of alien colonization to a close. In a perfect world, both FOX and Chris [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 10

15 Mar

Millennium- Season 3 Watching Millennium’s final season, it’s easy to see why the show got cancelled. Though it had great actors and great writing and some pretty chilling procedural drama, it changed its style every single season, something I’m sure alienated viewers when the show was on the air. The first season was a very [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 9

7 Mar

The X-Files- Season 6 SPOILER ALERT The sixth season of The X-Files picks up right where the movie left off, with Mulder and Scully presenting their findings to a group of directors at the FBI, a very elegant way to recap what happened in Fight the Future. Season premiere “The Beginning” is extra cool because [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 8

8 Feb

Millennium- Season 2 Chris Carter’s other show really amped up in its second season, shifting away from the morose serial killer procedural it was in season one to a much more serialized and mythos-heavy tale of an impending apocalypse. Though it’s often still pretty depressing and still has some one-off “killer of the week” episodes, [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 7

19 Jan

Millennium- Season 1 When most of you hear the word “millennium,” you probably think “term used to describe 1000 years” and not “show about serial killers by X-Files creator Chris Carter.” So let me give you a little background. In the second half of the 1990s people were freaking out about the impending dawn of [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 6

15 Jan

In case you hadn’t figured it our already, SPOILER ALERT. The X-Files: Fight the Future At long last I reach the first X-Files film, often subtitled “Fight the Future.” I have a very vivid memory of seeing this movie in the theaters on opening night, and seeing it again left me awash with nostalgia. I [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 5

10 Jan

I’m actually getting close to finishing the first season of Millennium (finally). Expect a review of that shortly. The X-Files- Season 5 Season 5 is undoubtedly the best season of The X-Files to date, and if I was to venture a guess, I’d say it’s probably the best overall. There’s nary a bad installment in [...]

An X-Files Retrospective, Part 4

21 Nov

At long last, the retrospective returns! Sorry I’ve been away for a while. I had a really busy job in October, then I got a stomach virus, then I bought Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and couldn’t stop playing it. Probably have to do a blog post on that, too… The X-Files- Season 4 Putting the uneven [...]