Did Success Spoil “Spooky” Mulder?: Remembering What Made The X-Files Great in Its Heyday

Watching Season 11 of The X-Files makes me nostalgic for the early days of this groundbreaking series, perhaps the most successful of the many so-called "Quality TV" programs inspired by the original Twin Peaks (1990-91). In part, this feeling of nostalgia is what keeps folks coming back for these revivals. For some, the nostalgia is …

All I want for Christmas is Who – Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time

For a show about time travel it’s remarkable how rarely Doctor Who ever addresses the paradoxical trauma inherent in the concept of visiting one’s own future or past. Outgoing showrunner Steven Moffat, the man who coined the term ‘wibbly wobbly timey wimey’, would probably argue that, of all the writers the show has had over …

The Truth is Still Out There: A Review of the Mythology of the X-Files

This evening, at 8/7central, The X-Files will return with its eleventh season. Over the 25 (!) years and soon to be 11 seasons that The X-Files has existed, the mythology has become somewhat of a twisted, winding, writhing mess. A bit like the honeysuckle vine on my pergola. Don't get me wrong, I love The X-Files …