The 2nd X-Files Movie “I Want to Believe” is essential viewing for the new episodes

“I Want to Believe” is an interesting title, especially considering the one thing Mulder always wanted to believe in–Alien life–is nowhere in this movie. In 2008, I wanted to believe that it would be good, and I have held out hope since then that it actually was good despite years of fan criticism. After watching […]

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Revisiting The X-Files: Episodes that Give Answers, and Those that Don’t

The reason The X-Files mythology was so much fun—and takes on such a significant portion of popular memory even though it was a minority of episodes of the show—was because these episodes comprised spooky, intriguing, well-told mysteries. These mysteries were allowed to unspool over an entire season but always received clear and satisfying resolutions (at […]

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Agent Doggett and Stepdad Syndrome

I hated Special Agent John Doggett’s guts. Everything he did and said annoyed me. It was nothing against Robert Patrick’s portrayal, which was fine. I didn’t care for Doggett’s average joe “just-a-New-York cop” shtick. I rolled my eyes at all the things he was written to say that showed he was the opposite of Mulder. […]

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