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By Jon de Burgh Miller on 06 August 2008 Comments Off

Ten years since ‘Fight The Future’ brought the alien conspiracy to a crescendo and gave us an X-Files that was bigger, badder and madder than the TV show, Chris Carter returns with a follow-up movie, ‘I Want To Believe’…

By Mags L Halliday on 18 December 2006 Comments Off

There’s more than one Yuletime episode of ‘The X-Files’ to choose from, but the others tend towards the maudlin instead of the gothic humour…

By Mark Clapham on 02 October 2004 Comments Off

The second season of ‘Millennium’ is one of my favourite seasons of any TV series, and as such its not just a pleasure to see the season released on DVD, but also to at last get an excuse to write about it…

By Mark Clapham on 18 July 2004 Comments Off

Chris Carter’s ‘Millennium’ is extraordinarily bleak, preoccupied with the nature of evil in its most extreme forms…

By Mark Clapham on 07 June 2004 Comments Off

The final season of ‘The X-Files’ comes to DVD, completing collections on groaning DVD shelves across the country…

By Mark Clapham on 23 May 2004 Comments Off

‘Resist or Serve’ is exactly the kind of console game you’d expect to be released under the ‘X-Files’ brand in 2004 – a survival horror title in the ‘Resident Evil’ mould…

By Mark Clapham on 24 April 2004 Comments Off

Lots of discs from the last month or so: ‘X-Files’ season eight, the complete ‘Firefly’, ‘Roswell’ season one, ‘Buffy’ season seven…

By Mark Clapham on 21 September 2003 Comments Off

The seventh season of ‘The X-Files’ is rubbish. While there are a few good episodes, especially towards the end of the season, this is definitely the show’s worst season, and almost all of the most infamously bad episodes are here.

By Mark Clapham on 23 March 2003 Comments Off

Season Six may not be the best season of ‘The X-Files’, but it’s certainly one of my favourites…

By Mark Clapham on 09 February 2003 Comments Off

The X-Files middle season is central for more reasons than its place in the show’s run. Shot after the filming of the X-Files movie, but broadcast before the movie was released, this feels like a transitional period for the show…

By Mark Clapham on 30 September 2002 Comments Off

The Truth Is Here. Sort Of…

By Mark Clapham on 19 September 2002 Comments Off

Two more characters get a degree of closure in this episode, but in very different ways…

By Mark Clapham on 19 September 2002 Comments Off

The last standalone episode of The X-Files takes us into the tragic world of a man obsessed with a TV show – talk about biting the hand that feeds you…

By Mark Clapham on 15 September 2002 Comments Off

Mark cringes in fear as one of the weaker moments from the final season of The X-Files returns to haunt him…

By Mark Clapham on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

As The X-Files approaches its conclusion, it’s time to say goodbye to some friends…

By Mark Clapham on 12 September 2002 Comments Off

David Duchovny returns to direct an episode… but is that him in front of the camera as well?

By Mark Clapham on 04 September 2002 Comments Off

They’re scary. They’re monsters. What more do you need to know?

By Mark Clapham on 29 August 2002 Comments Off

This week, Burt Reynolds may very well be God. Tell us something we don’t know…

By Mark Clapham on 21 August 2002 Comments Off

One should watch this episode while constantly bearing in mind that writer/director John Shiban has joined the production team of Enterprise since the demise of The X-Files…

By Mark Clapham on 16 August 2002 Comments Off

Reyes ends up in a coma – nope, not after seeing last week’s episode – and finds herself in a strangely different version of the hospital she has been admitted to…

By Mark Clapham on 07 August 2002 Comments Off

Remember Alan Dale, Jim Robinson from Neighbours? Well, he’s back – and he’s evil!

By Mark Clapham on 01 August 2002 Comments Off

For a character who has left the show, Agent Fox Mulder still seems to dominate The X-Files. With interesting new characters all over the shop, it’s a shame the series feels the need to obsess over absent friends so much…

By Mark Clapham on 01 August 2002 Comments Off

Oh, now this is more like it! Bless you, Mr Vince Gilligan, for delivering a script of goodness for us to appreciate. And – yep – it’s a Dogget dominated episode, with no supersoldiers in sight…

By Mark Clapham on 01 August 2002 Comments Off

This week a group of ex-cons find that they can’t escape a series of grisly events that repeat themselves again and again. I know how they feel…

By Mark Clapham on 10 July 2002 Comments Off

Now here is a real high concept – The X-Files meets Jackass. When a kid involved filming a stunt for a cable TV comedy show gets his head caved in, Dogget and Reyes get called in…

By Mark Clapham on 03 July 2002 Comments Off

Now, we all know that The X-Files is getting more outlandish as it goes on, but this week’s episode features a villain reminiscent of that old adversary of the Flash, the Mirror Master…

By Mark Clapham on 26 June 2002 Comments Off

Who would have thought that, almost a decade since Scully first walked into Mulder’s office looking the spit of Clarice Starling, The X-Files would still be mining Thomas Harris’ work for inspiration?

By Mark Clapham on 20 June 2002 Comments Off

Well, The X-Files may not have David Duchovny, but as the ninth (and final) season opens they do have a naked Lucy Lawless as a substitute…

By Mark Clapham on 15 May 2002 Comments Off

Running in parallel with the beginning of Chris Carter’s darkest creation, ‘Millennium’, the fourth season of ‘The X-Files’ displays some of the relentless bleakness of its new sister show…