Wednesday, April 1, 2015

A. #AtoZChallenge - The re-opening of The X-Files -- #IWSG


 
My 2015 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge theme is The re-opening of The X-Files. I'm not going to reiterate the known facts about the show, but share with you how it ruled my life for 9 seasons and beyond.




A = Anniversary 

Comic-Con, San Diego.

2 things happened in 2013.

1. The X-Files celebrated their 20th anniversary.

2. I realized I was really old.

I was a big fan of The X-Files.

I watched every episode. I bought the DVDs. The magazines. The stuff. I went to see the films...in the theater.

I listened intently to the rumors of a revival. I hoped. 

And now, it seems the stars have aligned in the Universe, and we will get Mulder and Scully back for 6 awesome episodes.

Show creator Chris Carter is calling it, a 13 year commercial break.

I'm calling it, SO MUCH WIN!

~~X~~


Special Agent Stormy the Weather Gnome here.
When you get bored of listening to her drivel about her favorite TV show, make sure you drop down to the bottom of the posts to see me. I'm sharing funny quotes from the show.

Episode: Pilot
[Scully knocks at the door to Mulder's office.]
Mulder: Sorry, nobody down here but the FBI's most unwanted.
Scully: Agent Mulder. I'm Dana Scully. I've been assigned to work with you.
Mulder: Oh, isn't it nice to be suddenly so highly regarded. So who did you tick off to get stuck with this detail, Scully?
Scully: Actually, I'm looking forward to working with you. I've heard a lot about you.
Mulder: Oh, really... I was under the impression that you were sent to spy on me.
  
 ~~X~~



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72 comments:

  1. Wonderful post. is it really 20 years The X Files began? I used to watch that and enjoyed it.
    Have a great day.
    Yvonne.

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    1. Yep. 20 years.
      Hoping I look at good at Scully!
      HMG

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  2. I somehow missed most of the X files the first time round. Might catch these episodes.

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    1. It's not everyone's cup of monster tea.
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  3. 'Instigator of words' is an awesome-apt description! Glad the files are back, and it was only a commercial break.

    First time at your blog, second time at A-Z.

    Best wishes,
    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  4. HA! Were you one of those who dreamed Scully and Mulder would get together? I was a little young when the X Files came on so I only caught episodes when my parents weren't home because I wasn't allowed to watch anything too risky (like Simpsons and Married with Children *rolls eyes*) but I remember thinking XFiles was pretty awesome. I'll have to go back and watch some more.

    Good luck on your A-Z challenge this year!

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  5. I cried when they said... "we're back"... I cannot wait. great bringing the "x" to the start!

    Welcome in the "A"... thank you!
    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. Thank you!
      I knew some of my best friends would like it!
      HMG

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  6. I used to watch this religiously and Scully was a teen crush of mine. Awesome theme!

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    1. Awesome!
      She is beautiful although my husband says he likes her best as a redhead!
      HMG

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  7. I often regret not watching the x-files...now I can live vicariously through you and Stormy

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  8. I am SO EXCITED for this! I loved the X-Files back in the day. Just an all around perfect show in my mind.

    --
    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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  9. Didn't really get into it at the start - family life got in the way. Watched more of the later stuff and will look forward to catching up after the commercial break!

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  10. Really! There will be 6-episodes of The X-Files? We liked the series, too. It got kind weird at times, especially the non-alien stuff. Netflix has the series and we began watching/re-watching the show, but have yet to finish it up. I'll be looking forward to the mini comeback!

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    1. YES!
      Hopefully they won't screw it up!

      TY
      HMG

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  11. I'm so excited for this. I know it will only be a few episodes....however, it's still new content! And I'm old right there with you, sister. I still remember watching the pilot and getting goosebumps and all that jazz :)

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    1. It could be great with 6 or leave us wanting more. Not sure!

      TY
      HMG

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  12. Never seen the x-files and now wondering why because it is the sort of show I like.
    Might have to check it out - I have felt a little lost for things to watch lately.
    My post: http://writerinawheelchair.co.uk/2015/04/a-is-for/

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    1. This was a great show. I hear its on Netflix, but I'm sure you can order the DVD's from the library.

      TY
      HMG

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  13. 20 years X files....and a theme based on that wow. really looking forwards. I am delighted to have come across your blog :) now i know whom to turn to incase i have questions and need suggestions :)
    http://www.sunshineandzephyr.com/2015/04/a-z-challenge-anger/

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    1. I'm here to help!
      Thanks for coming by!

      TY
      HMG

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  14. I found the X files much later than most people, and still enjoyed them immensely. I'm excited to hear there will be six new episodes!

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  15. I am so excited they are starting the show again!

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  16. Haha! Now that I know your theme I feel ashamed to say I've only seen one or two episodes of the X-Files. I think my sister was into it but I was just too young.

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    1. That's okay!
      I'll help you get acquainted!

      TY
      HMG

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  17. Are you kidding me? I LOVE your theme!! I'm super pumped they're coming back! I'm re-watching the shows on Netflix. And, of course, in my new urban fantasy WIP, I mention the X-files;-)

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    1. I knew some of my besties would love this too!

      I can't wait for more info!

      TY
      HMG

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  18. So excited about your theme! I was a huge X-files fan too!
    TheCyborgMom

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  19. I've been pretty excited about the new X-Files coming out!

    Good luck with the 2015 A to Z Challenge!
    A to Z Co-Host S. L. Hennessy
    http://pensuasion.blogspot.com

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  20. I've been thinking of ordering the series on Netflix. I loved seeing those guys in action.

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    1. You may be able to get the seasons at the library, too!

      TY
      HMG

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  21. I have the DVDs sitting on the shelf. I too am awaiting their return. Looking forward to reading your posts.

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    1. I'm staring at the box. I need to get moving on the watching!

      TY
      HMG

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  22. When that news hit of new X-files, I was thrown back like no other. Looking forward to them! :)

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  23. Its great the X-Files are making a comeback.

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  24. I'm excited. They need to end on a good note. The last movie wasn't very good. (Even if Mulder and Scully were finally together.)

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    1. That movie was awful.
      I don't even remember it!

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      HMG

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  25. I know there are huge fandoms out there for X-Files. I've never seen the entire series but I'm going to catch up before it come back.

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  26. Oh, we were fans of the X-files as well. Watched it regularly and I am looking forward to the revival.
    Life & Faith in Caneyhead
    I am Ensign B ~ One of Tremp's Troops with the
    A to Z Challenge

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    1. YES!
      I love that I know so many fans!

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  27. I can't honestly say if I've watched the X-Files. I know it exists and have seen clips, but no memories if sitting down to watch it. Been thinking of doing that since Nextflix has them.

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    1. It will be worth your time!
      (Okay, 9th season was iffy)
      :)

      TY
      HMG

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  28. I had no idea there would be more. I've watched episodes, but not the series in its entirety. May have to revisit it when I run out of Netflix originals to watch :-)

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    1. Yes!
      It will take a while to watch, but we won't see the shows for a while!

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  29. Heard about the comeback but never really got into the series.

    Happy A to Zing

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  30. Do we really deserve more X-files? What have we done that is so wonderful? Ha ha ha.
    I'm looking forward to it.

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    1. Ain't that the truth!
      Thanks for coming.

      TY
      HMG

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  31. You know I never ever watched the X Files but I do remember the music. . . . Very odd.

    Wow that's a lot of comments.

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    1. Huh.
      True. It is odd!
      Thanks for coming!

      TY
      HMG

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  32. So much going on today! Nice to "see" you again:) I know it's been awhile. But happy I insecurities today...(that didn't sound right...)

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    1. Sounds great to me!
      Thanks for the visit!

      TY
      HMG

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  33. The X-Files is one of the best television shows ever made! Your a much bigger fan than I am because I can't say I've seen all of the episodes but I did enjoy watching it when it was on air. Now you've just reminded me how much I still want those Scully and Mulder dolls that I was stalking for a while at online auctions a while ago. Yet, I also still don't have the moolah in my budget to swing for them. Shucks! LOL


    ~Nicole
    The Madlab Post

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    1. Try the local library, but I did hear from multiple people its on Netflix if you have that.

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  34. I never saw the show when it originally aired, but only watched it in the last 3 years. I was rather intrigued by the coincidences between certain members of my family and characters in the show. I'm absolutely convinced that we are not alone, and I currently have a family member who has been ostracized by pretty much everyone and forced into retirement because of his beliefs. He is a nuclear physicist and worked near Area 51, back in the 60s. Well done! I will also be watching the re-boot of the series to see how this goes and I'm excited as well. Thanks!

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    1. Awesome!
      I love hearing about stuff like that!

      TY
      HMG

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  35. 6 new episodes? I didn't hear about this! Must see!!

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