We got the band back together for one last episode of "X-Philes Talk X-Files." XFN's Avi Quijada, Roi Ollson, and myself Keva Andersen join David T. Harwood to look back at the good and the bad of Season 11. We get into a spirited debate about the mythology but also reflect on all the things we loved about the latest chapter of The X-Files. And despite our nitpicks, there is a lot to love about Season 11! And for those of you who have been missing Garrett's rants, there's a sixty-second surprise waiting for you somewhere in the episode....
We also reflect on some of our favorite moments of episodes past and answer some of the many fan questions that were submitted. Thank you to everyone who weighed in on #AskXPhiles.
XFN has truly enjoyed being a part of this project over the last three years with David. It was such a gift to be able to discuss the entire series and debate about the show we all love. Thank you to all of you who have listened and supported us over the years.
Check out this week's episode here or in the player below.
We've reached the end of Season 11 and that gave your podcast crew so much to talk about we almost didn't know where to start. XFN's Avi Quijada and myself Keva Andersen joined David T. Harwood to take an in-depth look at Chris Carter's "My Struggle IV."
We debate whether this was a satisfying end to the season or possibly the series and whether it was a good episode at all. We talk plot, pacing, and share some insight on the production process. And of course there's plenty of discussion on the Scully/Mulder/William of it all and if this is a fitting ending for Dana Scully after 25 years. Needless to say, there's a lot of emotion in this one! Check out this week's episode here, or in the player below.
This may be the end of the season but we have one more podcast to go. Next week we'll be doing a season recap and we also want to hear from you. If you have a question about any episode from any season, hit us up on Twitter @XFilesNews and send us your question. Tag it with #AskXPhiles and we'll try to answer as many as we can on the show.
It's the final monster-of-the-week episode of Season 11, perhaps the final MOTW ever, and that gave your podcast crew an awful lot to talk about. XFN's Avi Quijada and myself Keva Andersen joined David T. Harwood for a deep dive on "Nothing Lasts Forever."
Written by Karen Nielsen and directed by James Wong, the episode has almost everything you'd want in a great hour of The X-Files. It's creepy, has an excellent supporting cast, and takes a few twists on themes presented previously in the XF world. Not to mention we finally get to see our heroes make some emotional progress. But not everyone was happy with it, and we discuss reasons why.
Check out this week's episode here or in the player below. Avi and David mention "Sunshine Days" at the beginning of the episode, you can hear more about that in this Season 9 episode. If you've enjoyed the podcast, please also consider making a donation in support of the show. Your donation unlocks access to a special bonus podcast where we discuss the Audible books, "Cold Cases" and "Stolen Lives." You can find that here.
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!
How do you talk about an episode with so little talking? X-Philes Talk X-Files is back to tackle "Rm9sbG93ZXJz." Written by Kristen Cloke and Shannon Hamblin, the episode caused quite a difference of opinion in the fandom, and on the podcast as well.
David T. Harwood takes the side that maybe this episode presents a good chance for Philes to stop the nitpicking and just enjoy the it as a stand-alone. XFN's Roi Ollson is there to bring all the nitpicks and even points out why Scully's birthday pin is a poor security choice.
David also directs listeners to check out Avi Quijada's review of the episode and interview with Cloke and Hamblin, so if you haven't read that yet check it out here.