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October 27, 2015

x-files

So I just watched the latest ad for the "X-Files" relaunch (revisit?) coming up in the next calendar year, and it did fill me with much Must Watch. Funny how excited one gets over such things. Did someone I know burst into tears when the Stars Wars teaser glimpsed Leia in the arms of Han Solo? I dare you not to.

But of course immediately following the brief period of intense longing to watch television comes the shame of the atemporality of the whole thing. My parents were my age in 1990, and I cannot imagine them or any of their affinity group jumping up and down because Jack Klugman and Tony Randall (in some alternate universe) coming back to continue their bickering as Oscar and Felix. Maybe they had more to worry about? Maybe the allure of 1990 was such that there was no need to keep recycling the Things We Used To Love?

That's all irrelevant, of course. Because, even though I watched this TV ad not on TV but rather on Facebook, in a post pushed by Fox from their X-Files page, I do intend to watch the shit out of the new "X-Files" and watch it live as it is initially broadcast.

Posted by mrbrent at 10:00 AM