Set your VCR for FOX this Sunday, January 24, 2016, at 9:30pm because one of the best 90’s TV sci-fi shows is returning to television. That’s right, I’m talking about the nightmare inducing show called The X-Files.
Who can forget the classic episodes that dealt with:
The poop eating monster.
The circus brother’s appendage who was cut as an extra from Total Recall.
The two-faced Cheer listening rapist.
And much, much more.
The trailers that have premiered and the behind-the-scenes special that has been released have given me hope that X-Files creator, Chris Carter, is going to right the ship that sunk via the release of the 2008 X-Files movie I Want to Believe. It’s hard to believe (wink, wink) that we haven’t seen Mulder (played by David Duchovny) and Scully (played by Gillian Anderson) the small or big screen for over eight years. It feels just like yesterday that I was racing into my parents’ family room with a bowl full of snack food flipping off all the lights before switching the TV (that was awkwardly encased in a large wooden frame) to watch The X-Files. Now it’s back and I couldn’t be more excited.
Based on what sneak peeks we have been given, it appears that the relationship between Mulder and Scully has gone south, however, an X-Files type thing happens to bring them back together to solve a mystery. The look and feel of the shows seems to be very reminiscent to the 90’s show but with beefed up special effects. This season is only going to be six episodes so this might be FOX seeing if there is still interest in the series. I hope so, because I’d love to see more X-Files. It’s true Mulder and Scully are looking a bit older, but what the hell happened to Walter Skinner (played by Craig “Mitch” Pileggi)? With that beard he looks like the white version of Uncle Phil from the Fresh Prince.
Right now Netflix is streaming the show from beginning to end and I desperately tried to re-watch all of the seasons, but I failed miserably. I didn’t realize how many seasons there were. Coming soon I hope to do a list of the best episode from the past nine seasons. As of now, Consume Review Repeat gives the new X-Files season a eight out of 10 anticipations that it’s going to be good.