The X-Files could add more awards to its long list of accolades. The Saturn Awards released their nominations for their 44th annual ceremony and Season 11 made the list. The X-Files was nominated for Best Sci-Fi series. It has some tough competition in the category and is up against The 100, Colony, Doctor Who, The Expanse, The Orville, and Salvation. Gillian Anderson also received a nomination for Best Actress on a Television Series.
Other projects involving X-Files alumni received nominations as well. Vince Gilligan's Better Call Saul was nominated for Best Action/Thriller Series on Television. American Gods, which Gillian Anderson guest starred on, received a nomination for Best Fantasy Television Series, and Twin Peaks: The Return, was nominated for Best Television Presentation. David Duchovny returned to his role as Denise Bryson on that series when it aired last summer.
The Saturn Awards honor outstanding work in the genres of science fiction, horror, and fantasy. The ceremony will be held in June but a date has not been set yet, so check back for updates. Check out the full list of nominees here.
The finish line is in sight with tonight's episode, "Nothing Lasts Forever." The 9th episode of Season 11 was directed by James Wong, and written by Karen Nielsen. The title alone gave some Philes pause. Scully and Mulder have been with us 25 years, surely if anything lasts forever, they can, right?
What we got is an episode that deals with the lengths people will go to to stop time, and the beauty and wisdom that comes with aging. And the idea that perhaps time can heal all wounds, if part of that time includes finally talking about the uncertainties that caused those wounds.
We've got a lot to say about this episode. Hit the jump for our recap, review, and conversation with writer Karen Nielsen.
Things about this week's episode feel a little familiar but that didn't keep your podcast crew from enjoying "Familiar." XFN's Roi Ollson and myself Keva Andersen join David T. Harwood to discuss the creepfest written by new X-Files writer Benjamin Van Allen.
It's an episode that gets back to the basics about what we loved about the show in the early years. From the trip to the forest, to the color palette, and Mulder returning to his roots of tasting the evidence, there's a lot to enjoy.
But of course we wouldn't be Philes if we didn't find a few things to nitpick. Check out the episode here or in the player below. We also have a bonus podcast available where we discuss The X-Files audio books that'a available for a small donation in support of the show. Check that out here if you're so inclined, and thank you to all our supporters!