Thursday, September 24, 2015

Case 01, File 08: Ice

AKA: John Carpen-who?

It is inevitable that, over the course of The X-Files' epic 9 season run, that it would repeat itself. That's not a complaint, not really. There are over 200 episodes, and it's really unavoidable that scenes and concepts would pop up multiple times, even unintentionally, or from entirely different writers. This has the unfortunate side effect of meaning that episodes that might be pretty good or even great on their own merits tend to get overlooked because their best scenes were done better in other episodes.

Friday, September 11, 2015

Case 01, File 07: Ghost in the Machine

AKA: I'm afraid I can't do that Mulder

Ghost in the Machine is an episode that a lot of people forget exists, or if they do, they mostly remember it as something of a 2001 knockoff. Which it kind of is (although I'd say it has far more in common with an obscure 1977 curiosity called Demon Seed). The reasons for this is obvious; Outside of a few solid scenes, the episode as a whole is pretty forgettable. So, I'll do my damndest to keep this review from being as forgettable.