Season 10 Episode 2 Mulder & Scully Meet The Were-Monster
Reviewed by Chris Arnsby
SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW!
Definitely better. I wonder if what's keeping me from properly enjoying this run of episodes is that I keep trying to work out the point of this new series of the X-Files? Beyond just making more episodes of the X-Files; obviously. When Doctor Who came back it made sure to tell stories that wouldn't have been possible during the original run. The remake of Battlestar Galactica took the premise of the original series and then wrote plots about religion and paranoia and the War on Terror. Star Trek: The Next Generation took great pains in the first series to distance itself from the looming shadow of the original series ("the Klingons are our friends now...ooh look here come the Ferengi"). And then the X-Files comes back and starts acting like Clinton is still President. If the series is being made to provide a jolt of nostalgia for people like me then why risk alienating existing fans with the mass junking of the series mythology in episode one? If these new episodes are to capture a new generation of fans then why draw so heavily on the past; as the second episode does when it tries to reach closure with regard to Mulder and Scully's child? And, to be honest, I'd forgotten they even had a child. I dropped those later seasons down the memory hole.