Monday, January 25, 2016

TV Premiere: X-Files Revival (Season 10)

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have returned for a six-episode event that will stand as the tenth, and hopefully not last, season of the X-files saga on FOX. Now I'm a bit of a newbie when it comes to the extensive x-files lore but thanks to a wonderful woman, I'm committed to going through all the old seasons and experiencing the awesome conspiracy driven, alien invaded, paranormal activity, and all sorts of other odd happenings with the two FBI detectives. 

Scully and Mulder serve as a great opposition to one another but also the tension in their relationship has grown to a point that they even have a kid together. X-files has spawned nine season, two movies, numerous books and even I've heard a video game somewhere out there. It has quite a following of devoted fans that have brought back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson over a decade later into the heart of a new conspiracy that could change everything they've ever done.

The stakes are high as Mulder and Scully are summoned by their old boss Skinner played by Mitch Pileggi and convinced by a conspiracy theorist played by Joel Mchale to investigate a woman's abduction. Mulder, of course, wants to believe what the woman says but Scully, of course, is skeptical and seeks a medical explanation. The wear and tear of years of investigating clearly shows on Scully's skepticism and even she admits something is going on here. 

The X-files got right back into and will be showing again tonight to give the fans an extra treat and not make them wait a week. Unfortunately, these means the season will be over even faster. I hope they find a way to leave it open and possibly pass it on to another generation but then the X-files is so fun and campy, it may not function well in this new technology driven generation. One awesome thing about the new episodes was the dramatic improvement in special effects. There is one especially cool alien spaceship crash. It makes me want more sci-fi alien shows and movies to come out soon. 

The end of the first episode brings back a old character in a hilarious new way and blows a lot of smoke signals for avid viewers to chase. I am so excited about this show that I may do weekly updates if I can keep up!

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