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!
If you couldn't make it to X-Fest 2018 in Illinois, we've got you covered!
During the event on March 3rd, 2018, fans were treated to five different actor panels throughout the day. First, we heard from some of your favorite freaks in the "Monsters of the Week" panel: Steve Railsback, Nick Chinlund, Tom Noonan, and Robert Wisden kept the audience laughing. Up next were Sabrina and Erika Krievins, from Season 1's "Eve." They've both moved on from acting, but shared stories about their time on the X-Files set and how they dealt with fame at a young age.
Brian Thompson, the famous Alien Bounty Hunter, shared a story about how a fight over his haircut may have expanded his role on the series, from a one-time part to recurring character. The "Trust Someone" panel featured two of Mulder's informants: Jerry Hardin as "Deep Throat" and Steven Williams as "Mr. X." For as intimidating as Mr. X always was, Williams had the audience cracking up over how he learned about his character's end. Jerry Hardin shared a great story about his surprise over a particular age group that wanted his autograph.
The day wrapped up with a panel with "Series Regulars": Annabeth Gish, William B. Davis, and Mitch Pileggi. Some of the highlights included Mitch and William's reaction to the paternity bombshell that was dropped in "My Struggle III," as well as Annabeth's thoughts about Monica's turn to the "dark side." All three shared some lovely memories of their work with Director Kim Manners who passed away in 2009.
We have highlights from all 5 panels below, as well has the full Periscope feed of the "Series Regulars" panel. And for photos from through out the day head here.