Opening The X-Files: A Critical History of the Original Series

Front Cover
McFarland, Aug 23, 2017 - Performing Arts - 236 pages
More than 20 years after it was first broadcast, The X-Files still holds the public imagination. Over nine seasons and two feature films, agents Mulder and Scully pursued monsters, aliens, mutants and shadowy conspirators across the American landscape. Running for more than 200 episodes, the series transformed television, crafting a postmodern mythology that spoke to the anxieties and uncertainties of the end of the 20th century. Covering the entire series from its debut through the second feature film, this book examines how creator Chris Carter and his team of writers turned a scrappy cult favorite on Fox into a global phenomenon.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Foreword by Kamail Nanjiani
1
Preface
3
1 The Cultural Context of The XFiles and Ten Thirteen
11
Season One
27
Season Two
40
Season Three
54
Season FourMillennium Season One
71
Season FiveMillennium Season TwoFight the Future
91
Season SevenHarsh Realm
125
Season EightThe Lone Gunmen
138
Season Nine
157
11 I Want to Believe
174
Chapter Notes
183
Bibliography
224
Index
225
Copyright

Season SixMillennium Season Three
111

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2017)

Darren Mooney is a pop culture critic in Dublin, Ireland. He runs his own website (the m0vie blog), co-hosts a weekly film podcast (The 250), and contributes regularly to the Irish film monthly magazine CinÉireann.

Bibliographic information