Tuesday, February 06, 2007


What's your favorite X-Files episode?

I'm watching "Pusher" again, and I think that might be it. No mythology, just classic moments for each character, great dialogue and storytelling, and a cool cool villain.

Cerulean blue.


Kristen said...

I think for me it may be a tie between "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" (Peter Boyle) and "Home" (the one with the scary inbred southern family).

MIM said...

Sadly, I didn't watch much X-Files (it kicked in while I was in law school), but I seem to recall an episode about cockroaches where Scully was just trying to have a normal weekend at home, and Mulder kept calling her on a non-official case.

At one point, Mulder is talking to a standard-90s-hottie who is also an insect expert, when Scully calls him, and he just takes the phone, says curtly "Not now," and goes back to devoting his complete attention to Bug Girl.

Yeah, sue me, I'm a guy.


PS -- Word verification of the day:

"yadpe" -- The smarter sister of Padme Amidala who warned her not to succumb to a sci-fi director's simple cliche and go for the moody bad boy; edited out of the first working draft of the screenplay for 'Attack of the Clones.'

MIM said...

Cerulean? I just watched 'The Devil Wears Prada' this weekend!


inkdestroyedmybrush said...

sadly I don't remember the individual episode titles.

I recall Flukeman as being good.

also, the one in the first season that was an unofficial sequel to Howard Hawkes' The Thing

wcdixon said...

I'm with Kristen, but would have to give it to 'Home'

cvcobb01 said...

Humbug (comic genius) and of course Home (psychotic genius).

Lynda said...

Mine is Brand X, and the virtual reality one whose name escapes me. I didn't like "Home".

Mim is a guy??!! Sorry, Mim. Thought you were female.

Lynda said...

Oh, I liked the cockroach one Mim is talking about too. That was hilarious.

And Clyde Bruckman is also good.

But Brand X is still my favorite. And a good reason not to smoke!

Bill Cunningham said...

"Tooms" is cool - guy who feeds every 20 something years and can stretch into any space...I think he was the only "monster" that had a sequel episode.

MIM said...

lynda -- OK... that's a new one on me. I take no offense, but I'm wondering what led to it. Color me amused and bemused. :)

What WAS the name of the cockroach one?

kid sis -- SEE?!?!? This is what comes from being twinsies with you and having you do these 80% female/ 20% male tests on this blog! ;-)


Brookelina said...

Hey stranger!

Love this one. Favorites are Home and The Post-Modern Prometheus.

will said...

That cockroach episode WAS good. "war Of The Coprophages" was its title. My own fave has to be "Bad Blood," that vampire episode from Season Five with Luke Wilson. I love that Rashomon style of storytelling where you get the same story from two different points of view. Luke Wilson's teeth in Mulder's version is priceless.

Kristen said...

Yeah, Will, the Luke Wilson one is funny. Always good to see Mulder jealous of Scully's attraction to other dudes.

"Small Potatoes" is also a classic.

And I did like the two-fer where Mulder switches bodies with Lenny from "Laverne & Shirley". That was later in the game, almost around the time he left the show.