‘The X-Files’ Season 9 reviews

John’s “The X-Files” Season 9 flashback review, johnvhansen.com, June 12, 2011

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Sundays at 8 will never be the same …

By JOHN HANSEN

Jan. 25, 2002

 

For the last few months, there’s been a lot of talk about how “The X-Files” (8 p.m. Sundays on Fox) has become so much worse now that David Duchovny — and his alter-ego Fox Mulder — have left the show. A lot of the criticism is from people who are no longer watching the show.

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‘The X-Files’ Season 8 reviews

John’s “The X-Files” Season 8 flashback review, johnvhansen.com, April 9, 2011

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Patrick has saved ‘The X-Files,’ now Duchovny will spice it up

By JOHN HANSEN

Feb. 23, 2001

 

With his gruff voice, his business-like approach to solving cases and his willingness to at least be open-minded towards paranormal explanations, Agent John Doggett (Robert Patrick) has made “The X-Files” seem like a brand-new show in its eighth season.

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‘The Lone Gunmen’ reviews

John’s “The Lone Gunmen” flashback review, johnvhansen.com, May 8, 2011

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‘Lone Gunmen’ finds its niche in comedy

By JOHN HANSEN

May 5, 2001

 

At first, “The Lone Gunmen” didn’t seem like an obvious choice for a spinoff series. After all, while Byers (Bruce Harwood), Frohike (Tom Braidwood) and Langly (Dean Haglund) provided quirky comic relief in many “X-Files” mythology episodes, their cult following was based more on the fact that they made geekdom cool than on the characters themselves. Even after seven-and-a-half seasons, we knew almost nothing about these guys’ backgrounds.

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‘The X-Files’ Season 7 reviews

John’s “The X-Files” Season 7 flashback review, johnvhansen.com, March 19, 2011

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“The X-Files” Season 7 (1999-2000, Fox), episodes 1-7 – “The X-Files” has recovered a bit after a sluggish start to its seventh, and probably last, season. Chris Carter’s brainchild has earned its place as a cultural icon, featuring great chemistry between FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dan Scully (Gillian Anderson).

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All 6 episodes of ‘The X-Files’ 2016 miniseries, ranked (TV review)

It was great to have “The X-Files” back with the six-episode miniseries earlier this year on Fox, and now it’s available on DVD, and you get a lot of nice bonus features (including commentaries on three episodes) for your $14. I prefer the small-screen method of reviving the show, rather than the big screen, as it allows different types of “X-Files” stories to be told for about the same time and cost commitment as a movie.

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‘X-Files’ flashback: IDW’s Season 10 Issues 1-9 (2013-14) (Comic book reviews)

IDW’s “X-Files” Season 10 comics mark the first time Chris Carter has a story credit on an “X-Files” comic – he co-wrote Issues 1-5, “Believers,” with series helmer Joe Harris – but, ironically, IDW’s series now seems less canonical than Topps’ or Wildstorm’s. Although neither Carter nor Harris has issued a statement about the canonicity of the series, it seems pretty obvious that this is what happened: When IDW’s “X-Files” launched in 2013, it was intended to be canonical. Then, in 2016, Carter changed his mind when he relaunched “The X-Files” for TV, no doubt figuring that too much of the TV audience was unfamiliar with the comic to make the new episodes tie in with the comic.

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First episode impressions: ‘The X-Files’ miniseries (TV review)

In 2002, I watched “The X-Files” series finale with a couple of friends at a friend’s apartment. Obligatorily, we watched it with no lights on. I had been keeping up with the series, and was generally an apologist for it even though I didn’t pretend to understand the details of the alien colonization/government conspiracy mythology. My two friends had stopped watching the show years earlier, but felt they should watch the finale for old times’ sake and see how it wrapped up.

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‘X-Files’ comic book feels more like the TV show than ever before (Commentary)

While “The X-Files” has a proud tradition in comic books — enjoying stints at Topps, Dark Horse (one “Lone Gunman” issue) and Wildstorm – it’s never felt as much like the TV show as it does in “The X-Files” Season 10, which is now nine issues into its run with IDW Comics.

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‘X-Files’ Season 10 comic book heads up TV blasts from the past (Commentary)

It used to be that when a TV show was canceled, that was the end; any dreams of future projects remained just that — dreams of the fans. But producers and creative types are starting to realize that just because a show ends, it doesn’t mean the fan base stops caring. “Buffy” is about to wrap up Season 9 in comic form (and Season 10 is on the way), a “Fringe” novel is on bookshelves, a “Veronica Mars” movie and books are planned for next year, and “24” will also return for another season in 2014.

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Rewatching and reviewing the classics: ‘The X-Files: I Want to Believe’ (2008) (Movie review)

I think the second “X-Files” movie, 2008’s “I Want to Believe,” is a nice thank-you letter to fans, who are given one last chance to follow Mulder and Scully into the darkness (plus: Hey, there’s Skinner!). It certainly has its detractors, though: The film scores a 5.9 on the IMDB ratings (compared to an 8.9 for the series as a whole and 6.8 for the first movie).

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