New Affiliated Podcast: THE X-CAST – ‘Season 6 / The Official Archives / Albuquerque’

Brand new podcast appearance. In the latest episode of The X-Cast, myself and my co-host Carl Sweeney touch base on several pieces of X-Files related business… – What we think of the new The Official Archives book. – The news about the Albuquerque spin-off series, and what it means for the franchise. – What’s coming forContinue reading “New Affiliated Podcast: THE X-CAST – ‘Season 6 / The Official Archives / Albuquerque’”

Book Review: THE X-FILES: The Official Archives – Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena (Paul Terry)

Over the years, we have enjoyed a litany of tie-in material for The X-Files, principally across the 1990s but again recently thanks to the return of Chris Carter’s iconic series. Fans will remember Brian Lowry’s essential episode guide books back when the show aired – basic by today’s standard but a touchstone in the pre-onlineContinue reading “Book Review: THE X-FILES: The Official Archives – Cryptids, Biological Anomalies, and Parapsychic Phenomena (Paul Terry)”

Let’s give X-FILES: ALBUQUERQUE the benefit of the Truth

Fox threw fans of legendary 1990s pop-culture phenomenon The X-Files a curve ball last week by announcing the development of a brand new, spin-off series. X-Files: Albuquerque, which is currently being worked up for the network (and by extension their overlords, Disney), is planned to be an animated comedy revolving around a collection of “misfitContinue reading “Let’s give X-FILES: ALBUQUERQUE the benefit of the Truth”

New Podcast: The X-Cast – ‘Home’

Hosted by myself and a collection of X-Files fans, The X-Cast: An X-Files Podcast is a weekly series delving into each episode of The X-Files and exploring supplemental topics, alongside interviews with cast and crew and other special events. Continuing coverage of The X-Files Season 4, TI’m joined by Andrew Brooker of Character Unlock toContinue reading “New Podcast: The X-Cast – ‘Home’”

Plugging Gaps: How backstory is *becoming* story

Remember the time that backstory was just that? Backstory. Many of the most successful TV shows and movies are specifically built on a sense of their own mythology and world building. Game of Thrones has a series of vast novels to draw on which detail an incredibly complicated social and political eco-system, for example. Backstory,Continue reading “Plugging Gaps: How backstory is *becoming* story”

The X-Files: Case Files #1 – ‘Florida Man pt 1’

For 25 years, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have been shining their flashlights into the shadows, searching for the truth. To celebrate this anniversary, IDW Publishing is launching a new series of The X-Files: Case Files! Under this banner, faithful fans will see the release of numerous micro-series, featuring stories that explore X-FilesContinue reading “The X-Files: Case Files #1 – ‘Florida Man pt 1’”

The X-Men Files: Disney, the future, and William

If you’re a fan of The X-Files, there’s a very good chance you’ve now seen how it ends. The eleventh season, at any rate. To suggest The X-Files has truly ended with any kind of assurance is to suggest maybe Santa won’t be back next Christmas. By now, and as I’ve discussed previously, The X-FilesContinue reading “The X-Men Files: Disney, the future, and William”

Project Crossroads: Where does The X-Files go from here?

The X-Files, one of the most recognised and beloved television properties of the last three decades, lies once again at a fascinating impasse. ‘My Struggle IV’, which I discuss here in depth, was billed as a finale, but it soon became clear Chris Carter only intended Season 11 to serve as a season rather thanContinue reading “Project Crossroads: Where does The X-Files go from here?”

The X-Files – ‘My Struggle IV’

WILLIAM: I know the truth can only come from my father, a man I’ve only seen in my visions, but who I already know I hate… How do you end The X-Files? This is a question fans have been asking themselves for quarter of a century, ever since Chris Carter’s show premiered in 1993 onContinue reading “The X-Files – ‘My Struggle IV’”

The X-Files – ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’

MULDER: I’ve always wondered how this was gonna end. Originally the eighth episode in the ten hour run of The X-Files’ eleventh and almost certainly last season, ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’ was switched around with last weeks ‘Familiar’ and you can understand the decision. Karen Nielsen’s script has an undulating sense of finality about it, asContinue reading “The X-Files – ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’”