Not sure if you’ve heard the news, but the X-Files is coming back. While its only a limited 6 episode run, I couldn’t be more excited. The X-Files for me was one of those shows that helped to define me (not to be too deep or anything) but when it was on Television, the only other option if I recall correctly was Star Trek. Now while Star Trek was an excellent show and is still one of my favorites, the fact that it was so far in the future made it somewhat unreachable.
Contrasting this, was a show that in some ways presaged Supernatural and Fringe and other similar shows with an investigation of the unknown, dangerous and (dare I say it twice) “supernatural” happening all around us in the here and now!
While there was always an underlying tension/love interest between the characters of Scully and Mulder, there focus was always on finding the answer and you knew that whatever might happen, they had each others back.
Now I guess the rumors will start to fly with regards to what these 6 episodes will cover … is it going to be one long arc (similar to the failed (in my opinion) Torchwood) or are they going back to their roots and just offering 6 separate and perhaps only peripherally connected stories. Stay tuned and I’ll pass on the information as soon as I get it!