Category Archives: Monster of the Week

Eve

What I remembered about this episode is that the twins were evil (aren’t they always?) and so was Harriet Harris’ character(s).  I had forgotten the whole clone project storyline that could serve as a nice prequel for Orphan Black. Decades … Continue reading

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Space

Space ties with Hell Money as the least liked X-File of all time. Chinga comes in a close third. While I can defend Hell Money, Space?  Not so much. Who thought that placing 60% of an episode in a control … Continue reading

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Ice

I remember Duchovny saying that this is the episode that “rocked” for him.  I did not start watching the show from the pilot.  I had to catch up later and did not watch the early shows in order.  Therefore, I … Continue reading

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Ghost in the Machine

Despite the memorable blooper gags from the elevator scene, I remembered this as a rather plodding episode, with kitsch, but little content, but I was wrong.  It’s not mesmerizing, but it’s not a Space dud either.  I’d heard of Apple … Continue reading

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Shadows

I remembered nothing about this episode, except to vaguely confuse its title with Shapes.  With Shapes, I seem to remember that Scully was trapped in a dark house and Mulder was pretty anxious to get her out.  That’s it.  I … Continue reading

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The Jersey Devil

   I always had fond memories of this episode, but I see now that I only recalled snapshots of it, rather than fully appreciating it’s exploration of all the themes that propelled this character-fueled show so intensely for 9 years, … Continue reading

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Conduit

What I remembered most about this episode was the overhead shot of the papers forming Ruby’s face.  I’d forgotten so much else.   Early on the acting seemed so young and stilted from all involved, more so than in the … Continue reading

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