Let’s go back to: The X-Files. Because the truth is out there.
The X-Files premiered on Fox on September 10, 1993 starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as the now iconic Mulder and Scully. Mulder was the believer and the head of the X-Files (unsolved paranormal cases) at the FBI while Scully was the skeptic assigned to keep him in line. The series had a significant story arc concerning alien abduction and a looming apocalypse that spanned all nine seasons as well as Monster-of-the-Week episodes. It is generally considered one of the best television series in history and TV Guide selected it as the number two top cult show ever following Star Trek. The series lead to two big screen movies, two spinoff television shows, a comic book series, and it has recently been announced a six part X-Files miniseries will begin shooting this year.
Why it means something to you or to our podcast: I was too young when The X-Files initially came on the air (I can only imagine the nightmares I would have had). I discovered the show post college during an extended flu battle that left me with only my couch and Netflix for entertainment. It really is one of the classics of the science fiction genre, and a precursor in spirit to the popular CW series Supernatural. In fact, Kim Manners, one of the original Supernatural producers, was a producer on the show. You’ll constantly be finding connections between the two shows once you are familiar with both. But I really really recommend checking The X-Files out when you’ve got a good chunk of time, because you won’t want to stop. And there are some episodes you may not want to sleep after.
Where can you find it now?: The entire series can be found on DVD or on Netflix. So go give it a try!