The X-Files is coming back

Fox (Broadcasting Company, not Mulder) announced that ten new episodes of the X-Files will air in 2017 and 2018. Last year's excellent six-episode mini-series was a fantastic teaser of what's to come. Trust no one.

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  1. meh.
    The reboot season only had that one good episode, and the rest ranged from forgettable to awful.

  2. "excellent"?

    Only if you haven't watched any TV in the past decade.

    The problem with the reboot is that it aped the original series and ignored the fact that o much good fantasy/SF/conspiracy TV has been produced since the X-Files went off the air.

    I'd rather rewatch Fringe than see another X-Files episode. In fact, i call Fringe the X-Files reboot we always wanted.

  3. That anti-vax thing from..... was that last year, proves that at least some of the concepts from the original series didn't age well.
    On the other hand, Anderson has done quite the reverse.

  4. I thought that the last season of X-Files was a net positive. I enjoyed about half the episodes. The one where Mulder drops acid is among the funniest I've seen, and he brings a little bit of Hank Moody into the episode.

    Kumail Nanjiani's episode was fantastic as well. Funny guy.

    Gillian Anderson was the Scully she's always been, but to be honest, I'm really dying to see her play more villains like she did in Hannibal. She really should be the next Bond villain.

    All told I thought it was a worthwhile effort, and it deserves another go. I just like seeing my old friends Mulder and Scully on screen together, and didn't even mind that they sort of pretended like a lot of stuff from seasons 8 and 9 just didn't happen.

  5. I loved the original X-Files so damn much, until season 5 or 6. Carter just didn't know when to quit. He ran out of ideas and then ran out of actors. It was just sad at the very end, in the Trumpian sense. More episodes now don't excite me at all - but I wouldn't mind watching The Erlenmeyer Flask again.

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