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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 3.03-D.P.O

Do you like this post?If D.P.O was important to me during my early teen years for anything, it wasn’t just being an episode of The X-Files that I adored, it was probably because it introduced me to the British rock band James, through their song Ring the Bells. For years …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 3.02-Paper Clip

Do you like this post?According to Paper Clip‘s Wikipedia page, there is a quote attributed to “the creators” of the show (I’m assuming they mean Chris Carter when they said creators) which says that the episode was likened to the Star Wars trilogy and Sophie’s Choice. It’s hard to argue …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 3.01-The Blessing Way

Do you like this post?Opening immediately after the (literally) explosive final scene of Anasazi, season three of The X-Files begins with The Blessing Way. Make no mistakes, this is a good, sometimes bordering on brilliant episode, but there are issues. We get voice-over courtesy of Albert Hosteen, we get a …

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THE X-FILES RE-OPENED: 2.25-Anasazi

Do you like this post?“Kitchen sink episode” was allegedly how Darin Morgan described Anasazi to Chris Carter when the story for the season two finale of The X-Files was being developed. He was not wrong. If season one ended with a slow building, but engrossing and brilliant thriller, then season …

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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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New Marvel Defenders Trailer and More // Geekly Trends

Do you like this post?I might be getting over being sick, but there’s still some geekly trends to discuss! Like the cancellation of Powerless, and new Marvel shows like Runaways, Inhumans, and Defenders!   Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and a …

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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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New Justice League Trailer and More | Geekly Trends

Do you like this post?Defenders has finished production, Ubisoft is working on an Assassin’s Creed TV show, Deadpool is narrowing its search for Cable, and a new Justice League trailer is about to premier. Trey Guillory Trey Anthony Guillory (a.k.a. Trey Guillotine) is an aspiring journalist, a YouTuber, and 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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Marvel Iron Fist Controversy and More Geekly Trends

Do you like this post?There’s some controversy around the casting of Iron Fist, Bill Paxton has passed away, Shadow of Mordor has a sequel, and your favorite geek’s birthday is soon! Follow me on all the internets! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/tguillotine Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/treyguillotine/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/treyguillotine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/treyguillotine/ Tumblr: http://treyguillotine.tumblr.com/ Trey Guillory Trey …

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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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