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X-Files Marathon...

Cue the lights and get the popcorn ready...

"Devoted X-Files fans have been waiting nearly 14 years for new episodes. The dream finally comes true with the arrival of six new episodes premiering next week. While this is obviously cause for celebration, let’s not forget where all that excitement comes from: the original series. Creator and executive producer Chris Carter hasn’t forgotten the show’s glory days, as he proves with The Essential X-Files Collection, a marathon of 20 classic episodes hand-picked by Carter himself, which kicks off on Saturday at 11am on SPACE in Canada".

The following episodes have been scheduled…

Saturday, January 23
11am      Pilot
12pm      Deep Throat
1pm        Squeeze
2pm        Ice
3pm        Beyond the Sea
4pm        Erienmayer Flask
5pm        The Host
6pm        Duane Barry
7pm        Humbug
8pm        Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose

Sunday, January 24
11am      Jose Chung’s From Outer Space
12pm      Home
1pm        Musings of A Cigarette Smoking Man
2pm        Memento Mori
3pm        Small Potatoes
4pm        The Post-Modern Prometheus
5pm        Bad Blood
6pm        Triangle
7pm        Milagro
8pm        X-Cops

I watched and thoroughly enjoyed X-Files during the course of its original run. I can’t say as I remember all the episodes vividly but I do know that my two favourites – the super creepy ‘Home’ and the black-and-white classic ‘The Post-Modern Prometheus’ - will be airing on Sunday. \o/

If you have never watched the X-Files (what’s wrong with you???) I highly recommend viewing at the very least, those two episodes. I plan on watching most, if not all of this marathon and I am really looking forward to seeing if the series stands the test of time. I expect it will. X-Files is the ground-breaking parent to the generation of supernatural cop shows that dominate the networks these days…That said, before X-Files was Kolchak: The Night Stalker and although it only aired for one full season Kolchak will go down as one of my all-time favourite television series. (of course, you can also go back further to trace the genre’s origins in shows like The Twilight Zone and The Outer Limits and even further back to the radio shows, but alas, I digress…)
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