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    In “Daemonicus,” the Satan-possessed doctor tells Doggett he’ll never be able to compete with Mulder. I think the bigger problem here is that Reyes is completely unequipped to compete with Scully. But at any rate, Doggett & Reyes, as a partnership, cannot even come CLOSE to competing with Mulder & Scully. "4-D" is not a bad plot. It's not badly written. But you just can’t watch something like “4-D” without thinking about how much better it would have been with Mulder and Scully in it.

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    This is me.
    I trust you to take everything I say seriously.
    because it isn't just a story or a joke,
    it is my life.

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    Review of Martin Freeman's "Richard III" at Trafalgar Studios in London for Trafalgar Transformed.
    The show runs from 1 July to 27 September 2014.

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    John Doggett is a decent character. He's just on the wrong show.

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    Pity the man who only ever had that one really good idea.

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    So. I am about halfway into the horror that is Season Eight. I am assured that Season Nine gets worse.

    I was thinking to myself, well, obviously giving these guys a pregnancy storyline was a really bad idea. And I’ve always hated the “Biogenesis” crap. But really, after the conspiracy is wiped out in “One Son,” what else was there to do? Could there have been ANY way to string this show along for another few years that wouldn’t have ended in the same misery?

    And I thought: I know what I would have done.

    I would have brought back Samantha.

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    Jesus, Vince. Pregnancy scares you guys, doesn’t it?

    I mean, that’s what I assume from the fact that once Scully is pregnant the first thing that occurs to you to do with her is write a nice little episode in which she’s forcibly impregnated with a slug that’s supposed to be the Second Coming of Christ.

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    In other words, Batboy and Mulder really share some kind of cosmic affinity, and an episode about a half-human half-bat creature with Mulder in it, written by either Darin Morgan or Vince Gilligan, would have been awesome. And all along, I really wished I was watching that episode. Because an episode about a half-human half-bat creature who is taken deadly seriously by everyone involved, including the humor-challenged John Doggett and the in-no-mood-to-laugh Dana Scully (who surely misses Mulder 1000X more painfully than the viewers do)…well, that episode really kind of sucks.

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    Comedy played an important role in establishing The X-Files as a zeitgeisty hit in its first few seasons. One of the signs of the show’s deterioration toward the end of its life is the devolution of the comic episode, as demonstrated by two of the worst episodes in the show’s first seven seasons: “Hollywood, A.D.” and “Fight Club,” written by David Duchovny and Chris Carter, respectively. About which the best thing I can say is that they have inspired me to go back and revisit an early and classic X-Files episode that got lost in the shuffle: Darin Morgan’s “Humbug.”

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    This is sort of how I imagine it went down.

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    What’s fascinating to me is how much of this episode is about Gillian using other women to rescue Scully from an existence which is structured and pretty much captured by patriarchal institutions. Specifically, it’s about getting her out of spaces that were shaped and are still dominated by men—the FBI building, Mulder’s office, the hospital—and the rigid, unforgiving, and linear time that prevails there. Instead, “All Things” opens up and emphasizes the interstitial moments and the marginalized spaces where life becomes deeply meaningful and restorative for Scully instead of—as it has been so much of the time on the X-Files—threatening, invasive, disorienting, and terrifying. And it does this, mainly, by engineering a series of chance encounters between Scully and other women, not all of them straight.

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    200 years ago a goddess and a demon went rampage on planet earth and divided it into two empires. Ever since, in a world where technological progress and demons live side by side, one must keep his sanity and his soul not get devoured by darkness. A young man who lives on earth wants to become the best demon hunter to get a ticket to the empire above the clouds where he demands justice for the dying planet and meets the son of the king unexpectedly. A young man who is cursed and bound by his soul to another man is believed to rescue the planet?

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    What makes “Three of a Kind” a prophet of doom is that it’s the "Assignment: Earth" of the X-Files.

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    First time around, I found this episode flawed but intriguing.

    This time around I hate it with the white-hot fire of a thousand suns.

    The teen rating is for language. There's some profanity.

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    So, in the second half of Season Six, there’s a lot of crap. But there are two episodes that stand out to me like beautiful if slightly tarnished gems: “Monday” and “Arcadia.”

    Let’s talk about “Monday.” If I start in on “Arcadia” it might get long.

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    It came to me as I was rewatching “One Son”: This is where the show should have ended.

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    In which I talk about how, although the actual case in "Tithonus" is not that gripping, the episode is better because it uses the "taking Mulder and SCully off the X-Files" premise of Season 6 to do some really interesting character work with Mulder and Scully.

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    In which I use IMDB to answer the question, "Why does Season 6, after such a strong start, suck as hard as it does in the second half?"

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    In which, while talking about what this episode suggests about the darker side of the Mulder/Scully partnership, I cannot stop myself from going on a few little rants, chiefly about the persistent depiction of the single life as a lonely and empty wasteland full of isolation and despair.

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