Let me preface this post by saying that, yes, I have never seen The X-Files. As a kid, I thought it was scary, and this thought carried over into adulthood. But, I figured that I would give it a shot by watching the premiere of the miniseries.
Now, let me supplement that preface by saying this: I have little to no background knowledge of the previous sci-fi series, but I am already hooked.
When the episode began, I was a little bored. Nothing was building. There’s mounting exposition (which was appreciated, but drawn out), Mulder and Scully’s reunion, (their fizzled sexual tension palpable), and then a story is finally presented through the means of a right-wing conspiracy theorist. Needless to say, I was anxious to get to the freaky-deaky stuff that The X-Files are known for.
That anxiety, though, was finally quelled by freaky-deaky stuff.
A crashed UFO, abductions, and alien DNA?! Now you’re talking! And then, there was the twist. Those who are squeamish to spoilers, cover your eyes NOW.
During the point in the show where the action finally begins to rise, all I could think about was how much this episode seemed to hearten to Ancient Aliens. Then, the bomb drops, and it turns out that maybe there aren’t any aliens.
Then, who are the aliens in The X-Files?
So, as it turns out, there’s a conspiracy that’s bigger than Mulder could have ever imagined. Could the government be the culprit?
When things finally got juicy, I realized what all the hype was about. Not only is the show exceptionally well-written, but it’s smart as hell. I even gasped at one point—maybe you can guess which part of you watched the premiere.
I don’t know about you, but I cannot wait until Part 2. I’m interested in seeing how this theory plays out. Also, what happens to the doctor who took the dead alien from the crash site?? There are so many questions that need answers, and I’m too impatient to wait for those answers. But, I guess I’ll have to wait.
What did you think of the premiere episode? Let’s discuss!
Life was meant to be lived nerdily, so what are you waiting for?