Tag Archives: The X-Files

Fifty-One Shades Of Fave…

I was idly Googling t’other day, when I stumbled on a recent Buzzfeed article in which 51 TV writers were asked to identify a favourite line/scene/episode from their previous productions. Highlights include a sweet anecdote from Chris Carter about meeting a … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 10: Drawing It Out

When I impulsively picked up that first X-Files boxset, I had no idea that these blog posts would (kinda) coincide with the 20th anniversary of the first TV episode airing in the States (Sept 10th, 1993), and also the launch … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 9.5: What’s Up, Doc?

[Contains two-headed doggies and SPOILERS!!!] As I said when I began this folly, what frustrates me most about The X Files as a TV series is that the writers never seemed to accept that they were terrible at writing long-term … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 9: Bring Me Spanky

[Contains bioluminescent shark guts and SPOILERS!!!] Sigh… what can I say about the ninth season of The X Files? Scully was side-lined into a teaching job, and spent most of her screen time fretting over her miracle-baby, before deciding to … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 8: A New Wrinkle

[Contains spinning metal spinal columns and SPOILERS!!!] By the time it came to shoot the eighth season of The X Files, the show’s stars were starting to get itchy feet. After a rather bitter behind-the-scenes dispute over money owed, Duchovny … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 7: God Wants You Hot!

[Contains baby snakes and SPOILERS!!!] The seventh season of The X Files saw two plucky new writers joining the creative team… a couple of starry-eyed ingénues named William B. Davis and Gillian Anderson! Davis’ episode (#7.15, “En Ami”) saw his … Continue reading

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The FBI’s Most Unwanted 6: Save Your Own Ass, Sir!

[Contains big piles of manure… also, SPOILERS!!!] Fight the Future was a refreshingly illuminating info-dump for viewers of The X Files, as far as the show’s shadowy “myth-arc” conspiracy was concerned, so fans can be forgiven for expecting that narrative … Continue reading

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