Thursday, April 28, 2016

X is for . . .

X-Files! This is one of the most successful speculative fiction, or science fiction, TV and movie franchises ever.

The X-Files debuted on September 10, 1993 and would run for nine seasons, spawn two major motion pictures, and make a comeback to television in 2016 with a six-episode season.

Created by Chris Carter, the show starred David Duchovny as true believer Agent Fox Mulder, a man haunted by the abduction of his sister under extremely odd circumstances. He’s relegated to the bowels of the FBI, investigating cases involving paranormal phenomena.

But Mulder’s plain brilliant, so the powers that be send in no-nonsense, skeptic and M.D. holding, Dana Scully, played by Gillian Anderson, to debunk Mulder’s nonsense and get him back to “real” cases.

Despite being quite attractive, the pair somehow manages to make it through several seasons before becoming romantically involved. Good thing because love between a show's stars can destroy a series quicker than an alien ray gun. (Anyone remember Moonlighting?)

The X-Files kept audiences coming back for more with a continuing conspiracy involving an alien takeover of Earth and the evil Smoking Man in addition to stand-alone Monster-of-the-Week episodes.

One such episode, Season Four’s Home, was so disturbing that the FOX Network did not rerun it. Ever.

Are you an X-Files fan? Have a favorite Monster-of-the-Week Episode?

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  1. Was a big fan of the series, even though it faltered in the end. Was happy they brought it back for six episodes this year.

  2. Except for an occasional episode, I didn't watch it. But it might be worth getting it through netflix.

  3. Great show - I didn't catch the ones that aired this year though. Now you have me wanting to revisit the series! ;-)

  4. I remember that show, Home, it was deeply disturbing, and the ending horrified me! I can still see those deformed creatures. No thanks for reminding me. :)

    1. I had to watch it last night on Netflix. Yech!

  5. Yup, I was an X-Filer.
    Remember Lois and Clark? The romance pretty much did a number on that series too.
    Bones seems to be dealing with it. We'll see how long that lasts.

  6. J here, of the #atozchallenge Arlee Bird's A to Z Ambassador Team. With love from #azchat - the last for the year.
    My blog's giveaway is still going.
    Congrats on the Thunderclap reaching over 100%!
    I have watched many episodes of this show. Two for sure were set in areas I've lived. Ha ha, maybe I'm an alien. Wooo...


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