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Happy Birthday, X-files!

September 11, 2013


(I know this should have been posted this morning, but there was a lot on my plate today. By the way, this cartoon of Fox Mulder was done about a million years ago. I don’t even have the original digital file anymore.)

Today marked the twentieth anniversary of the landmark TV series The X-files. This caused my twenty-five-year old daughter—a devoted fan—to email me today and write, “Hey, Dad, X-files turned twenty today. That means I’m old.”

Sigh! What does that make me then?

Every week, X-philes (like me) tuned in Friday nights to watch Scully and Mulder investigate whatever wacky paranormal case fell into their laps. And then we’d go to work the following Monday, and say to fellow workers, “Did you watch IT? Can you believe…”

And if you were a viewer, what was your favorite kind of episode? Did you like the stand-alone episodes or the ones that dealt with the never-ending back story and conspiracies-amundo? I liked the stand-alones better.

I’m going to have to do an official post on this show. It was a big influence on me and it seared its brand into the psyche of American culture almost as indelibly as The Twilight Zone (if you want to read what I had to say about Rod Serling, check out my post “The Master” dated March 16, 2013).

So, to the show’s creater, Chris Carter and the two intrepid stars, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson—I say thank you. Thank you very much!

One last thing…remember…

The Truth Is Out There!

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  1. That’s a great picture. I like your style. I never watched the X Files because I didn’t have control over the choice of TV channel at that point, but I might give it a try now. 🙂

    • So nice of you to stop by and pay a compliment. Thank you. If you start watching the show, start at the beginning. Warning: as the seasons go on, the backstory gets pretty convoluted. Also, it’s interesting to note how long it took them to finally figure out how to do Dana Scully’s hair…

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