Thursday, October 27, 2011

The X-Files: Season One

The X-Files: Season One
[DVD X-Files]

Over the course of nine seasons on The X-Files, from 1993 to 2002, Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully became iconic characters in the lore of unexplained phenomena and alien/government conspiracies. The extensive alien conspiracy storyline arc eventually became somewhat suffocating to the series' whole premise, though the performances remained excellent. I encourage viewers to return to this first season, to re-visit some of the most fascinating cases and creepy threats that the show ever introduced. Yes, there were some pretty laughable plots and effects in the first season, but it also brought us such classics as the shapeshifting multi-generational serial killer Tooms in "Squeeze" and "Tooms", the ancient threat of an alien lifeform found in a deep core sample in "Ice", the asexual predator in an Amish community in "Genderbender", the blatant government cover-up of a crashed UFO in "E.B.E.", and the creepy, deadly nighttime forest threat of "Darkness Falls". Go on, give Mulder and Scully another chance. You know "The Truth is Out There!"
[Also available: The other 8 seasons of this series, plus a number of tie-in novels.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ] | [ X-Files episode guide at ]

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