Outer Places, a website where "science meets science fiction", produces a bimonthly subscription box service called Supply Pod. Every two months, they create a box filled with cool science and science fiction goodies for fans of the genre. Last year the Supply Pods featured The Martian and Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The first pod of this year features, well you guessed it, The X-Files.
The crew at Outer Places has done a great job of putting together this pod. There are some awesome XF goodies inside, but there are only nine days left to order The X-Files pod. If your interest is already piqued, you can use the exclusive promo code XFNEWS to get 10% off your order. So what's inside this spooky-inspired Supply Pod? Let's crack it open and take a look.
“ENDGAMES” Part 1 continues the saga for The X-Files: Season 11. With the story released for the X-Mas special, Gibson “rescued” Mulder from the aliens and the government, and the Lone Gunmen had been abducted but also returned. We also saw that AD Morales now has a better grasp of what’s going on with Mulder and Scully’s alliances since she followed them and witnessed the exchanges at the end of the last issue.
But now… we enter a new stage in this story, one that catapults their reality to a much more daunting setting and according to Denton Tipton, editor of the series, the first of the issues that will carry us through an overhaul that aims to get this narrative in line with the current revival.
For our recap and review, you know what to do.
The final episode of The Man in the High Castle can only be described as a game changer. With the final cliffhanger, all the season’s loose threads and meandering storylines finally coalesce into what could be a wildly successful and long-running series as the sci-fi element is fully introduced. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves, first the recap!
Hit the jump for all the spoilerific goodness.
For those complaining that Man in the High Castle is too slow for their liking and lacking in the sci-fi that the book delivers, episode nine, “Kindness,” should ease those complaints. The entire season has been building up to this point, a slow burn, almost as though they were preparing us for the impact of delving from a believable if altered universe and into hardcore science fiction. For some, the unveiling was too slow and they jumped ship, but for those of us who hung in there, I believe the payoff was well worth the wait.
“Kindness” brought not only the sci-fi but also the emotion to the series, and with that it raised a disturbing question: To save the world, must we save Hitler? If that’s not a question that piques your interest in the series, then I don’t know what would.
Hit the jump for the recap and review.
Let’s get real, X-Philes: I’ve been waiting to write this review for a long time… Actually, younger me would be stoked by the fact that there could even be a chance of new X-Files episodes to review. We as a community have fought hard for new stories - whether it was a movie or a series - and now we get to celebrate that it’s finally happening.
We had the fantastic treat to watch “My Struggle” during NYCC ‘15 back in October with a crowd that made the floors vibrate with nervous energy. It was a surreal experience that right off the bat left me wanting to immediately hit replay. Since then, I’ve had the chance to rewatch in a few different opportunities - at different events - with cast and crew and fans, with 250 “serious people,” and then with 400 amazing fans. We’ve watched in private, and in even more private, we’ve discussed it with other reviewers, bloggers and entertainment professionals. Talking about “My Struggle” has become a daily thing for me in one way or another, for many reasons, and it seems surreal. But this is in no way to make it seem like I’m bragging, I actually think my level of excitement about writing this review can be compared to my level of hesitation.
There’s a lot of investment - emotional, financial, and otherwise - put into this revival from everyone involved. At the same time, I’ve wondered just how important or relevant my review would be to anyone outside of this fandom. And it’s with a fair level of mental exercise that I get to say for the first time: I reviewed a new X-Files episode… or two.
I don’t think I have to remind you that from now on you will encounter spoilers in this article, so turn around if you’d like to stay pristine until it premieres on your local station.
Click after the jump for our Recap & Review of “My Struggle”.