When it came time for Chris Carter to write “The Truth,” what was then the X-Files series finale, he must have felt two competing forces in himself. He must have felt compelled to give viewers a finale that revealed the truth, one episode that laid everything out in the open, the entire byzantine architecture of […]Read more "Revisiting The X-Files: Chris Carter’s Commitment Issues"
It is a puzzle that many of the stand-alones of Season 8 and 9 were considerably more entertaining than those of Season 6 and 7, and yet the last two seasons saw ratings decline, long-time fans like me not even giving them a chance, and finally cancelation. I used to scoff at the quote by […]Read more "Revisiting The X-Files: Mythology vs. Stand-Alone"
The X-Files mythology usually did a good job of setting its ducks in a row before the big season finales. A mystery was built up piece by piece, to be knocked out in an “answers episode,” which either resolved the mystery or spun it off in a new direction. So how did Chris Carter and […]Read more "Thoughts on The X-Files Season 9 Finale (formerly known as the Series Finale)"