I never watched an episode of The X-Files when it originally aired. I did watch every last episode of the short-lived Alien Nation, which only recently I realized was entitled such because aliens who had landed on Earth were being alienated by humans as they all tried to co-exist. So I had my fill of sci-fi tv. Also recently, I started to get back to my geeky roots, embarking into the land of sci-fi and fantasy poetry. The X-Files had been lingering in my Netflix queue for a long time. The time was perfect for me to start watching. Then Netflix stopped streaming it, so I’m now watching on DVD.
Side note: the music for the show either is exactly or sounds exactly like a track from one of the Pure Moods CDs from the 90s.
To get a feel for what’s to come (or what already was what’s to come), this’ll be a fuller recap.
Season 1, Episode 1 has no special title. It’s simply The Pilot, which lacks any kind of intrigue. It’s quickly followed by the opening message that the following story is based on actual events. I don’t know if you’re allowed to have that on a tv show if it’s not true, so let’s say it is, and that’s a freaky way to start a show considering the next thing that happens is a girl runs through the woods in a nightgown, a light, some wind, and a male figure appear, and then, she’s dead.