Mulder and Scully Throw Some Shade – A Retroactive Recap/Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 6: Shadows

Recap: Our story begins with Lauren Kite cleaning up the office of her boss, the recently dead-by-suicide Howard Graves and being attacked by extremist terrorists at an ATM machine.  Thankfully, someone or something is watching out for her seeing as a mysterious force is not content watching her to tidy up an office or die. Thus, the... Continue Reading →

Mulder and Scully Get Their Jersies Deviled – A Retroactive Recap/Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 5 (The Jersey Devil)

Recap: Back in the early 1900's, while wholesome families sing wholesome songs during wholesome car rides and wholesome father's dutifully fix tires while wholesomely cursing ("darn it!"), a decidedly unwholesome man-beast murders the wholesome father before being shot to death by a wholesome search party. Years later, Mulder is not being very wholesome and is... Continue Reading →

Mulder and Scully Learn Binary Code: A Retroactive Recap/Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 4 – Conduit

Recap: A poor mother is woken up from a relaxing slumber by some nuisance shaking her RV, pointing a flashlight in her window, heating up her doorknob and absconding with her daughter.  Understandably upset,  the mother, Darlene Morris runs around in circles with her son and howls at the moon. Mulder reads about this in... Continue Reading →

Mulder and Scully Learn About Flexibility – Retroactive Recap/Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 3 (Squeeze)

Recap An elderly, flexible, and athletic man becomes frustrated due to his liver deficiency and decides to embark on a murderous and amoral crusade against those with healthy livers, whilst showing off his athleticism by traversing through building air-ducts. Tooms, having just watched Stephen King's It. When Scully hears about this from her ambitious former friend... Continue Reading →

Mulder and Scully Learn About Airplanes – Retroactive Review of The X-Files Season 1 Episode 2 (Deep Throat)

  Recap: An Air Force pilot with really bad skin mysteriously disappears, most likely due to his colleagues' unreasonable hygienic standards.  Sympathizing with those with skin conditions, Mulder close-talks Scully into submitting to his plan of heading to Idaho. Mulder shows how to greet your colleague after a week of working with her. Before leaving... Continue Reading →

Mulder and Scully Learn To Be Professional – Retroactive Review for the X-Files S1E1 (Pilot)

Just a few days ago was the 24th anniversary of the first X-Files broadcast.  I've been tinkering with starting my eight or ninth re-watch of the show and this seemed like a good enough motivation to do it.  So without further delay, here is my rambling review/recap of The Pilot. Recap  Dana Scully, a young,... Continue Reading →

Robin Hobb terrifies me. I enjoy her books in theory. Parts of the Farseer trilogy were fantastic and I really liked the Liveship Traders (though her habit of dragging chapters on and on infuriates me). But most of my trepidation is due to the awfulness that was Assassin's Quest. Boy oh boy was that book... Continue Reading →

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