If you’ve haven’t been living in a cave–or were in a place with more to offer than what’s coming on television–you probably noticed that The X-Files was coming back in the form of a six-episode series.
And I think that that’s a good thing. The cast looks pretty much the same–Gillian Anderson is aging really, really well–though what I am more interested in is that the series had typically been ahead of the curve in terms of its perspective on the very real growth of the surveillance state, combined with an interesting take on various paranoid-mined musings, urban myths and folk tales.
If the trailer is any indicator, it feels like they’re playing catch-up (and while I am admittedly curious, didn’t Cancer Man die via missile toward the end of the show’s television run?) this time around, though they’ve been off the air for awhile.
Part of what led to the downfall of original series–if you call a nine-year run a ‘downfall’– for me was its convoluted mythology, which after a point seemed to make scarcely any sense at all. It’s an error that I hope the limited series doesn’t make–they don’t have the time to–and decides. while the truth may be out there, some things are better left unsaid.