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Eamon 'Irish' Hennedy

Possibly the geekiest man in all of Ireland, I have consumed too many television shows, movies, books and comics to know the difference any more between being geeky and not geeky. Very proud of my geekdom, it brought me together with my one true love, and if that's not a great reason to be geeky, I don't know what is. Could also beat anybody in an X Files trivia contest. True scientific fact.

THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.24-Our Town

Do you like this post?Having previously scripted Endgame, the concluding part to an epic mythology-laden two-part story, Frank Spotnitz’s second X-Files script, Our Town, would be a stand alone contribution that part of me likes to think came to him whilst watching Bad Day At Black Rock while eating some …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.23-Soft Light

Do you like this post?If you sat down on the 5th of May 1995 to watch Soft Light, the twenty-third episode of The X-Files’ second season, you may have sounded crazy if you turned to anyone watching it with you and said that the writer of the episode was going …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.22-F.Emasculata

Do you like this post?Released not long after the Dustin Hoffman movie Outbreak, F.Emasculata sees The X-Files, like Ice in season one in relation to John Carpenter’s The Thing, somewhat tip its hat to a big screen movie, but doing so in a way that it feels fresh and unique …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.21-The Calusari

Do you like this post?Opening with an incredibly disturbing sequence depicting a child being murdered on train tracks, The Calusari sees The X-Files tip its hat to the major works of 70’s cinema that centred around evil or possessed children and religion; The Exorcist and The Omen. In fact, The Calusari has its cake and …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.20-Humbug

Do you like this post?A watershed episode of The X-Files, Humbug marks the full writing debut of Darin Morgan on the show. Of course, Morgan was credited with a “story by” credit for Blood earlier in the season, but here we’re given our first pure glimpse of what the words …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #21: The Abyss

Do you like this post?The “lost” James Cameron movie in some respects, The Abyss has seemingly been forgotten about in comparison to the first two Terminator movies, Aliens, Titanic and Avatar, although it probably does rank just that little bit above True Lies, itself being truly worth watching for a …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.15-Fresh Bones

Do you like this post?Fresh Bones is not an episode of The X-Files that will go into your top ten favourite episodes of all time list, but, for forty-five minutes it proves to be an incredibly enjoyable thriller that moves at a nice pace, has great twists and turns and …

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TOP TEN EPISODES OF BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER

Do you like this post?From 1997 until 2003, the teen supernatural drama Buffy the Vampire Slayer delivered some of the best television ever broadcast. A wealth of imagination, wit, humour, drama and heartache were at the heart of Joss Whedon’s iconic creation. To pick ten episodes is surely crazy, because …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.13-Irresistible

Do you like this post?In many respects, Irresistible is an episode that season two of The X-Files has been building up to over the last few weeks. Red Museum, Excelsis Dei and Aubrey have all had real world crime elements impact on the show’s brand of supernatural crime procedural that it …

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MUST BINGE TV: Fringe

Do you like this post?Debuting in 2009 with much interest down to it being partly a new creation from J.J Abrams, Fringe was initially dismissed by many as being a copy of The X-Files. In fairness Abrams and co-creators Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci had mentioned The X-Files several times …

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MUST BINGE TV: Lost

Do you like this post?Has there ever been as controversial a finale to a television show as The End, the episode that concluded Lost? You could argue The Sopranos, but given that Lost was a “blockbuster” television show that attracted large ratings and a massive amount of press coverage, it’s easy to …

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MUST BINGE TV: Alias

Do you like this post?Imagining what it would be like if the lead character in his college-set drama Felicity joined the CIA, JJ Abrams came up with Alias and thus set in motion a change of events where he would become one of the most prominent geek directors in Hollywood, rebooting …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.08-One Breath

Do you like this post?Could it be said that up to this moment in time in The X-Files lifespan that One Breath was the show’s best ever episode? Don’t answer that, it’s a rhetorical question because the answer is yes, it most definitely was. Written by Morgan & Wong, directed …

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MUST BINGE TV: 24

Do you like this post?With its ticking clock, intense plotting, and sweeping serialised story telling, not only is 24 a binge worthy slice of television, it could be said to have practically created the phenomenon of binge watching, or at least popularised it by being the first television show to become …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.07-3

Do you like this post?An incredibly hated episode by the fandom and not highly regarded by its writers either, 3 is an episode where its understandable to expect something horrible and terrible, the Space or Teso Dos Bichos of The X-Files’ second season. In reality the episode is…okay. Not a …

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MUST BINGE TV: Angel

Do you like this post?Spinning off from the events of Buffy’s third season, Joss Whedon and David Greenwalt took Buffy’s vampire boyfriend away from Sunndyale, at the peak of the popularity of Buffy the Vampire Slayer‘s central relationship no less, and off to the city of Los Angeles to work …

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MUST BINGE TV: Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Do you like this post?With Serenity, Joss Whedon took a television series that had not succeeded, at least commercially speaking, and managed to turn it into a feature film. Amazingly, Whedon became famous in the first place for taking a feature film that he had written that had not succeeded, …

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MUST BINGE TV: Firefly

Do you like this post?Oh Firefly, your loss still stings after all these years. Of course, the silver lining in Firefly’s abrupt and controversial cancellation is that, at only fourteen episodes, there isn’t a bad episode amongst it. It is very nearly the dictionary definition of a perfect television show. …

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SHERLOCK-The World’s Greatest Fan Fiction?

Do you like this post?Finishing its current season with the very intense The Final Problem, and potentially serving as a series finale as well, Sherlock has, once again, come and went from our lives and left a deep, never-ending void where a new episode should be, with intense withdrawl symptoms …

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TOP FIVE ALTERNATIVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES

Do you like this post?It’s the most wonderful time of the year according to Andy Williams and you know what? He’s kind of right. Spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts, eating turkey and lots of fatty foods and my favourite part? The movies. Time to get out those …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #14: Jurassic Park

Do you like this post?If you were of a young age, say around nine, during the summer of 1993, then it was one of those defining years that you remember with a lot of love, primarily because of one movie; Jurassic Park. The film’s poster, which proclaimed to be “an …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 1.22-Born Again/1.23-Roland

Do you like this post?This week’s edition of The X-Files Re-Opened features reviews of Born Again and Roland. Born Again is about spiritual revenge from beyond the grave with a resurrection theme. Roland on the other hand is about spiritual revenge from beyond the grave with a…err…resurrection theme? Yes, bizarrely, …

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THE ToG MOVIE BUCKET LIST #13: Duel

Do you like this post?Although originally an ABC Movie of the Week on television, Duel did find its way to theatres in the UK and Europe, and as such could be said to be Spielberg’s first theatrical feature, having come from a background directing for television, through segments for the pilot …

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WESTWORLD: 1.10-The Bicameral Mind

Do you like this post?You know that feeling when you watch something and then you have to sit in silence for a moment and take it all in? That’s the first season finale of Westworld in a nutshell. On first viewing I’m not sure I actually have taken in everything …

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WESTWORLD: 1.09-The Well Tempered-Clavier

Do you like this post?Damn, now that was exhausting. Revelation piled on top of revelation is the name of the game here and even still it feels like we’re still a hundred questions away from knowing the complete truth. But what an hour of television this is. Directed with aplomb …

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YOU KNOW MY NAME: A Retrospective on Casino Royale (2006)

Do you like this post?You couldn’t escape the negativity. “Craig Not Bond” cried headlines, and even a website address, when it was announced that blonde haired Daniel Craig would be replacing Pierce Brosnan as the famed British super-spy in the world’s longest running movie franchise. Then the impossible happened. A …

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