Updated through Sunday, July 27
Welcome to The X-Files Blog-a-Thon, a weeklong celebration of all things Scully and Mulder as we count down the days to the big, new movie, which will promptly be subsumed by having to go up against week two of The Dark Knight and whatever that Will Ferrell movie is. But, hey, we're the faithful. We'll be there for you, Chris Carter. Sorry for the late start, but this means more concentrated, X-Files-ian goodness for you.
Follow along after the jump for a list of posts involved in the Blog-a-Thon and instructions on how, yes, you, too, can be a part of the excitement.
To add your post to the list, please comment on this post, or e-mail me. If you don't have a blog and/or don't want a blog, please e-mail me an RTF file containing your work, and I'll post it here at SDD (I'll even do a quick copy edit, free of charge). If the link above doesn't work (I can never remember how to do the mail links), just use todd at vanderwerff dot us. I'll be happy to help you out.
This post will be updated throughout the Blog-a-Thon. I'll be updating throughout the week with thoughts on some of my favorite episodes from the show's run. In the meantime, please check out some thoughts I had on season three's Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" back in February of 2006, when my writing sucked a lot more. I'll be rewriting on the episode for this blog-a-thon (I consider it one of the finest in American television history), and I'll also take looks at other favorites like "Beyond the Sea," "The Post-Modern Prometheus" and hopefully a few episodes that DON'T work quite as well.
Settle in and have a seat. And keep watching the skies.
Monday, July 21
Here at SDD, I wrote about The X-Files '70s cop show roots and also made a strained comparison between Lost and The Love Boat. And lo, it was good.
Tuesday, July 22
You know, the rest of you can write something. It just seems odd when I'm the only one writing about Darin Morgan or whatever. But I'll be fine! Go on ahead!
Wednesday, July 23
Well, I apparently picked a good day to be too busy to blog, as Michael over at Patchwork Earth has a few thoughts on what other shows have learned from the way The X-Files became a hit and the way it fell apart. It's a very interesting read.
Thursday, July 24
Again, I'm backed up with work, so I won't have a post up tonight, but check out Bob over at Gee Bobg, who's theorizing about the sudden lack of prominence the X-Files holds in our pop culture (and theorizing about why this is such a sparsely attended Blog-a-Thon, though I suspect that has as much to do with my lack of self-promotion as anything else).
And I was remiss in not linking to Jamie Weinman's thoughts on my post of a few days ago (the one about '70s Cop Shows) over at TV Guidance. Great stuff.
Friday, July 25
So the new movie came out today, and the nation responded with a resounding "meh," if early box office figures are any indication. The critics weren't too kind, but if you want to read a borderline review, check out this one from The House Next Door's Keith Uhlich.
Meanwhile, DW at Ambience of Media has some thoughts on how the show often shortchanges Scully in its arguments and rarely invites the audience into them, as well as some kind words for Jose Chung's (weirdly, I have a lot of the same thoughts on an advance review of Fringe I'm working on for tomorrow).
Sunday, July 27
Here at SDD, Carrie wrote about her first encounter with the final season of The X-Files, even after she spent years telling people it was her favorite show of all time.