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THE X-FILES 10X06 Season Finale Debriefing: You reap what you sow

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Ain’t no party like an apocalypse party, y’all.

Spoiler alert: It turns out that colonization threat that made Mulder go on the lam days after his son was born 15 years ago was real, only planet Earth was off by a few years. (Darn calendar mix-ups!)

The stuff’s about to hit the fan — or the UFO — and it’s up to Scully to save the world, as per usual, thanks to a little help from some friends and foes from her past.

Villains, viruses and vehicles, oh my!

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE X-FILES 10×05 Debriefing: All you need is love — and narcotics

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If you ever wished you could see Fox Mulder high on magic mushrooms, boy, does The X-Files have the episode for you!

This week, the agents meet their younger doppelgangers, while trying to solve a case that is as nuanced as Mulder’s dance moves. (In other words, not.) It might all just be an excuse to get David Duchovny shirtless, but that’s about where the subtlety ends.

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

Very belated THE X-FILES 10×04 Debriefing: Still spooky after all these years

THE X-FILES:   L-R:  Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny in the "Home Again" episode of THE X-FILES airing Monday, Feb. 8 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ed Araquel/FOX

Sorry for the radio silence the last two weeks, folks. Will be back to usual posting schedule as of this week, hopefully.

The X-Files always did know how to pull at our heartstrings back in the day. Mulder and Scully chasing monsters together often served to contextualize the tragedy of the human condition, whether it was at the victims’ expense or their own.

This week, our heroes suffer yet another loss, but in true X-Files-y fashion, they soldier on to crack yet another case — and learn a little about themselves in the process. There’s a lot of reminiscing going on, and perhaps even a little glance at the future, too.

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE X-FILES 10×01 Debriefing: Same old conspiracy song and dance

THE X-FILES:  L-R:  Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder.  The next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES debuts with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), following the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT). The thrilling, six-episode event series, helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Agents FOX MULDER and DANA SCULLY, marks the momentous return of the Emmy Award- and Golden Globe-winning pop culture phenomenon, which remains one of the longest-running sci-fi series in network television history.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ed Araquel/FOX

*Insert “The Truth Is Still Out There” pun here*

Fourteen years after the original series went off the air, and eight years after its last movie was released, it feels downright strange to be reviewing a brand-new episode of The X-Files. Like we’ve hit some sort of collective rewind button, sharing this trip down memory lane all together.

Yet somehow, the most quintessentially ‘90s show feels topical, since it seems like maybe all those government conspiracies Fox Mulder raved about to anyone who’d listen (and many who wouldn’t) over the last few decades aren’t so fantastical after all. Mulder and Scully are back, a little older and wiser and battle-worn, but don’t let that fool you — these two are in the thick of it, and for that, we should all be grateful.

Grab your tinfoil hats and alien-grade icepicks, because it’s about to be a bumpy ride.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE X-FILES Season 10 Premiere (!) Party Photos!

THE X-FILES PREMIERE EVENT: (L-R) Creator/Executive Producer Chris Carter, Fox Television Group Chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, and cast members Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny during THE X-FILES Premiere Party at the California Science Center on Tuesday, Jan. 12 in Los Angeles, CA, sponsored by Ford. THE X-FILES premieres with a special two-night event beginning Sunday, Jan. 24 (10:00-11:00 PM ET/7:00-8:00 PM PT), immediately after the NFC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, and continuing with its time period premiere on Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  CR: Frank Micelotta/FOX

Can you believe it, X-Philes?

Where once another chapter in Mulder and Scully’s saga seemed but a pipe dream, now it’s gearing up to hit our screens in less than two weeks.

Last night, the folks at FOX hosted a party for The X-Files Season 10 premiere, and have graciously given fans a special peek into the festivities!

Since we’re pumped about the revival here at TYLL, we thought we’d take a glance at the snapshots to get us primed for “My Struggle,” season 10’s debut airing January 24th on FOX at 10pm ET/7pm PT.

We can’t wait for the new season to begin, but until then, we’ll bask in the fact that it’s 2016 and we’re still celebrating one of TV’s most iconic shows!

Click on the cut for the gallery! All photos courtesy of FoxFlash.

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE X-FILES 10×01 Photo Preview!

THE X-FILES:  Thirteen years after the original series run, FOX has ordered the next mind-bending chapter of THE X-FILES, a thrilling, six-episode event series which will be helmed by creator/executive producer Chris Carter with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. THE X-FILES is coming soon to FOX.  ©2015 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  FOX

Fresh off the excitement of the premiere of “My Struggle” at New York Comic Con this weekend, we’ve got some photos courtesy of Fox of season 10’s first episode.

Did Jeff Winger finally graduate Greendale to take on aliens? Maybe not quite, but Joel McHale is a special guest star in the hour, and we’re definitely curious about what role he plays in Mulder and Scully’s latest conspiracy.

Fox has been as tight-lipped as ever over the show that basically gave birth to online fandom as we know it, so we don’t know much about what’s in store in season 10, but what we do know is that we’re definitely along for the ride.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

THE X-FILES at New York Comic Con 2015!

THE X-FILES: Moderator Kumail Nanjiani, THE X-FILES Creator/Executive Producer Chris Carter, Cast Member David Duchovny and Cast Member Mitch Pileggi during FOX FANFARE 2015 at New York Comic Con on Saturday, Oct. 10 at Javits Center in New York, NY.  CR: Ben Hider/FOX

Are you as excited as we are?

The X-Files is returning to TV in January, almost 14 years after going off the air, and 7 years after the last movie.

Lucky fans got to preview the first episode of the new season at Comic Con this weekend, and as an extra treat, watched a panel hosted by uber-fan and season 10 guest star Kumail Nanjiani. Series creator Chris Carter and stars David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi were on hand to dish about the revival, and we can’t wait to see the premiere in 2016. (Who’d ever think we’d get to say that again?)

To tide us over, FOX released pictures of the event. We certainly wish we were there, but we can’t wait to talk about the show with fellow Philes in a few months!

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

Everybody’s working for Labor Day!

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Remember what we said about new content over the summer? Er, sorry about that. But we’re back now, and ready to have fun!

Happy Labor Day, Everyone!

As summer unofficially comes to an end on this holiday weekend, we have cause the celebrate — because that means the fall TV season is just around the corner!

To ease our way out of barbecues and reruns, and back into commutes and must-see TV, we here at TYLL want to take a look at some of our favorite fictional workplaces in recent years. (We are honoring workers today, after all.)

Grab your briefcases and to-go cups, because going back to work never seemed so fun. Be sure to let us know what your favorite offices are in the comments!

Thank You Liz Lemon Team
We’re a couple of girls who really love TV, and we’re okay with that.

O, Canada: Things we’re grateful for from the Great White North

canadian flag

Hockey, maple syrup, and dramatic chanteuses — that’s what Canada is known for, if you believe everything you’ve seen on TV!

Since today is Canada Day for our neighbo(u)rs to the north, we thought we’d hono(u)r the occasion by celebrating some of the Canadian television contributions to our viewing landscape we’re thankful for everyday.

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Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.

Flashback Friday: THE X-FILES

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Du du du du du du…

It’s the show that defined a generation, and arguably defined online fandom. Plus, it literally spawned the term “shipper,” and no, we’re not talking about FedEx. For a series about moth men and flying saucers, it sure made us all care about the sex lives (or lack thereof) of a couple of nerdy FBI agents just a little more than is probably acceptable.

But, who cares, because MULDER AND SCULLY NEED TO KISS ALREADY.

Ahem.

To say that The X-Files was revolutionary on TV is an understatement. It went from a Friday night cult hit to a post-Superbowl ratings behemoth and a blockbuster movie to boot. It was the watercooler show of the mid-90s, and if you weren’t watching, you were missing the boat, man.

(To put this in perspective: the first time Mulder and Scully kissed, for real, as themselves was on the front page of a major Canadian newspaper. With screen caps. It was Tumblr probably before the creators of Tumblr were even born.)

So grab your tinfoil hats and stroll down memory lane, missing-time-style, to reminisce about the will they-won’t they to end all will they-won’t theys.

Nels
Nels knew how to operate a TV remote control before she knew how to talk. As a result, she has spent an inordinate amount of time pretending she actually lives on a soundstage. When she isn’t watching whichever show is currently capturing her heart, she is writing about how said show is currently capturing her heart. She loves pie.
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