Geekery: The X-Files Will Return Next Year

Do you want to believe?

The TV execs have an answer to movie execs’ habit of re-hashing older movies: let’s bring back the stuff they liked in the 90s in the form of limited series and television movies! Will and Grace, Invader Zim, Psych, Rocko’s Modern Life, and Hey Arnold have (or are) getting reboots of a sort. I’m sure there will be more added to the list in the coming months.

Yes, I’m super excited about some of those – I don’t actually hate everything. I promise.

Anyway, we’re getting a second limited series of the X-Files next year and it looks like they’re going with a season long arch instead of episodic this time.

This looks like it’ll be good for those that dig the big conspiracy and extra terrestrial plot lines, and for fans of the Lone Gunmen and Cigarette Smoking Man. It’s selling as a series focused on a weighty, dark story with a lot of call backs to the series we all fell for in the 90s. Hopefully we’ll get some humor in there, too.

The overarching alien conspiracy has never caught my interest, so I’m iffy on this. My favorite episodes of the X-Files have always been monsters of the week. We got a couple of good ones in season 10, so now it’s time to give something to the other part of the fan base.

Are you looking forward to more Mulder and Scully?

  • Harry_Jamieson

    Wasn’t it the start of armageddon in the last episode? How are they going to write themselves out of that to get back to FBI office politics?

    • dave long island

      Just like they did back in the old Dallas TV show: they’re gonna say all of last season was just a bad dream… lol

  • PrehistoricUF0

    YES. S10 only had a couple of decent episodes. We need a season-wide arc that goes back to the alien conspiracy.

  • euansmith

    “The overarching alien conspiracy has never caught my interest, so I’m iffy on this. My favorite episodes of the X-Files have always been monsters of the week.”

    Well you saved me the effort of typing that in myself. Thank you.

    My favourite episode of the old series was “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”.

    • You’re welcome 😛

      Peter Boyle was great in that episode. I’m also a fan of “War of the Coprophages” and “The Rain King.”

    • Me

      It wasn’t the best episode, but the one that stuck with me the most was “Soft Light”. It had a rather bleak ending and the concept kind of creeped me out.

      • euansmith

        The creepiest moment for me was when the cancer eating dude dragged Skully in to the back of his van and said, “We’ve got something I want.” :O