Nothing Important Happened Last Night : The X-Files Season 11 Finale “My Struggle IV”

Well, this is it. The finale. Was it a finale to end all finales? No. Was it a season finale or a series finale? One can only hope it was the latter, but well, the answer is uncertain. I spent most of the season being unreasonably nervous for the Season 11 Finale “My Struggle IV”, …

Dark: Loops and Choices – A Primer on the Grandfather Paradox

The core of Netflix’s 2017 drama series Dark is time travel. Talked about, meditated over, and weighed as fantastical or terrible by the different characters in the series, it provides not just the impetus for the plot of the show, but the philosophical conundrums the characters consider and exist within. The problem is time travel, …

World With(out) End, Amen: The X-Files Season 11, “Nothing Lasts Forever”

This penultimate episode of The X-Files (hopefully that means the series and not just the season, with Gillian’s certain departure one week away), aptly titled “Nothing Lasts Forever” deals with several themes, big and small. Endings, families and love, faith, age, and in a very meta way, television show revival all featured in last night’s …