If you or someone you know is an X-Files fan this is the best. Every episode is broken down to discuss all the details. It’s like binge watching the series with a couple friends where you pause and discuss all the best parts. For the most part you get a bunch of inside info on the set and story line.
I’d love to create a sort of Sci-Fi/ Cryptozoology course out of a re-watch of the series and this book.
My only complaint would be that the authors felt the need to look at most episodes through the social media lens of 2018 instead of the mores of when the episode aired. Not everything ages well, but that doesn’t mean that it isn’t fun to watch.
Monster’s of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files by Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerff
October 16, 2018