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30 day x-file challenge: day three - first episode you ever saw

fight the future follows agents mulder and scully, removed from their usual jobs on the x-files, and investigating the bombing of a building and the destruction of criminal evidence. they uncover what appears to be a government conspiracy attempting to hide the truth about the alien colonization of earth. viewed in the context of the x-files chronology, the film’s story takes place between seasons five (episode "the end”) and six (episode “the beginning”) of the television series, and is based upon the series extraterrestrial mythology.“

“Even if you only have a passing interest in the show, chances are something in your daily life—an offhand reference by a co-worker or an endless stream of GIF sets in your Tumblr feed—has brought The X-Files back into your world. Likely thanks to a new life granted by streaming services, the nine-season show—one of the most elaborate, long-winded, beleaguered, and beloved cult sci-fi series in TV history—has received ever-expanding acclaim and became a cultural juggernaut once again.

That means it’s time to catch up. The short version: Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), a doctor and skeptic working for the FBI, is assigned to essentially babysit fellow agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), a believer to a fault whose sister was abducted (by aliens or otherwise) when they were children and whose investigations into the FBI’s inexplicable X-Files cases often need an anchor in reality. The long version: Take the short version and add catastrophically, comically huge meta-government conspiracies, relatively heavy-handed social justice metaphors, and every supernatural/extraterrestrial/folklore tale you can possibly imagine. To get the really long version you need to watch the entire series”

WIRED: Binge-Watching Guide: The X-Files