I am a huge X-Files fan. It’s probably the only sci-fi show I enjoy. I recently bought the whole set of DVDs on ebay for a great bargain — brand new for $200 with all the 9 seasons and the 2 movies (I know I am supposed to be saving but I couldn’t resist when I have been controlling myself at the shops where this is selling for $300).
I still remember the first time I watched it. It was after my Year 10 in the holidays on a Sunday night on Star World. One episode and I was hooked. Not just for the storyline mind you. Nah, I was hooked because of Mulder (David Duchovny) who is just so hot! (I do prefer him as Mulder compared to his recent role in Californication which I can’t stand to watch) Anyway, the reason behind buying the DVDs was that I’d never seen seasons 1 – 4. Yesterday arvo, being down with the flu and having the place to myself, I curled up on the couch and caught the first four episodes of X-Files.
The X-Files has always made me think — is there life out there? I think we’d be pretty arrogant to completely rule it out. Why shouldn’t there be life out there? Are there abductions or sightings? Now with that, I’m a bit more sceptical. I think if there are aliens, they are probably more superior than us and I fail to understand why would they ever want to invade earth when we’ve done a good enough job of ruining our planet anyway??!! There’s really nothing here for them in this smog-filled planet of ours.
Going back to the X-Files, I would find myself in the past taking Mulder’s side just because I was so in love with his character. Scully’s scientific stance did make sense but somehow, I couldn’t take her side. What I love about the X-Files (which I find some people don’t like about it) is how almost every episode ends with a question mark — you are never told whether it’s Mulder or Scully who is right. There is enough evidence for both sides, both Mulder and Scully make valid arguments — and in the end, it’s your choice.
Maybe that was the intention. To get us to think about these post-show. Maybe it was to get us to open our minds that just because there is no scientific evidence to support something does not necessarily mean there isn’t a teeny, tiny possibility that it does not exist or could not happen.
The truth could just be out there…if you want to believe.
Until next time,