Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Case 02, File 07: 3

AKA: Breaking Yawn

Oddly enough, for the most part, The X-Files avoided vampire episodes. There are probably a lot of reasons for that; The X-Files is primarily concerned with Americana, and vampires are rooted in European and Asian mythology, and vampires were very in at the time (due mostly to Ann Rice's work getting a startling amount of popularity), plus Buffy would begin a few years into its run, and I'm sure they didn't want to appear unoriginal. But I also think it had a little something to do with the fact that their first crack at a vampire episode just plain sucked.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Case 02, File 06: Ascension

AKA: The Search for Scully

I suppose the one downside of a multi-part episode, from my point of view, is that I already did most of my introducing in the previous episode, so this opening paragraph doesn't have a lot to be about. Of course I could decide to be metatextual about it (can you be meta in a review?) and spend the entire paragraph discussing the fact that I don't really have a lot to discuss. But that's such a cheap and easy ploy that I'm sure my fanbase, if any, would see right through it, and there would be riots in the streets. Oh wait, is that a paragraph? Great.