David Duchovny Why Don't You Love Me? Or .... The X-Files returns!
Were you quivering with anticipation on Sunday night, January 24th 2016, at 10 pm waiting for the return of The X-Files after a 14 year hiatus?
Were you stunned to find Sunday night football prempting (or at least delaying) your show - did you ask yourself what are the NFL NFC championships? What is the post game roundup? What is Kelly Ripa's cohost (Regis' replacement) doing on a late night show? Could two more contradictory worlds, football vs X-Files, collide? Is this a smoking man conspiracy?
If so, then like me, you are likely a sci fi geek.
I remember the original X-Files (1993-2002) as if it were yesterday. The excitement, the fear, the flashlights, the conspiracies, the alien DNA, the baseball bat beside the couch as I watched it alone at home in a creaky old house. It's forever wrapped up in the early days of my relationship with my partner R (he owned a TV and I did not - only one of his many attractive qualities). The Two-litre bottle of coke and extra large pizza (half pineapple, ham and hot peppers / half chicken, feta and sun dried tomatoes).
If you have no idea what I'm talking about or if you would like to revisit the origins of the show then let Toronto Public Library help you out with Seasons 1 and 2 on DVD:
The Merril Collection of Science Fiction, Speculation and Fantasy has an especially deep collection of reference material on the X-Files. They're worth a visit at the Lillian H. Smith Branch.
Susan, one of my co-workers, said the X-Files was a mash-up of the paranoia and the paranormal.
Mulder/Scully welcome back - we've missed you. Make sure to check out this six-episode mini-series. I liked what I saw - the playfulness and sense of nostalgia. Mulder looked older (don't we all?) and Scully was still wearing high heels. Thanks Fox for the details and clips of the new show.
If you're interested in what other fans think, you might enjoy the following: