Monthly Archives: May 2008

Investigating The X-Files: Season 2, Part 2

Keeping the bits and pieces of "The X-Files" conspiracy straight can be little like doing a 3,000-piece jigsaw puzzle in your head. Mainlining it for the last two weeks, I’ve come to a richer appreciation of the one-offs and side

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 2, Part 1

When a principal actor on a show without great ratings gets pregnant at the end of the first season, it could spell disaster, particularly if there is no logical way to write the pregnancy into the plot. In Season 2

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 1, Part 2

When you think "The X-Files," you think of a cocktail of little green men, a couple of vampires and the occasional shape-shifter or telekinetic. So imagine my surprise to discover that the real buzzword of the first season isn’t UFO,

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Investigating The X-Files: Season 1, Part 1

On that night in September 1993, when I saw the words “THE FOLLOWING STORY IS INSPIRED BY ACTUAL DOCUMENTED ACCOUNTS” scroll across the screen in the soon-to-be-iconic typewriter script, it kind of changed my life. I was just a 12

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