Cassie’s Best of Season 2 – E06 X-Files

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Every once in a while, when Earth and the moon are in perfect alignment, there comes an Educating [Geeks] episode where I’m not the host being educated. Since The X-Files was my first introduction to cult TV, sci-fi and online fandoms, Episode 6 of E[G]’s Season 2 will always hold a special place in my heart.

Whether you watched The X-Files during the ’90s, or caught up on the pop culture phenomenon nearly 20 years later, check out our review of the first season – with some particular highlights listed below.

  • 07:34 to 10:44 – We talk Mulder/Scully shippers, plus the undeniable and unavoidable chemistry some actors share.
  • 16:20 to 17:45 – Andrea brings up ultimate, monster-of-the-week baddie Tombs, and suggests that powerful storytelling can best be gauged by how uncomfortable you feel while watching it. Plus, Alice offers a nice behind-the-scenes tibit that’s equally squicky.
  • 18:12 to 20:12 – Megan discusses classic television “bottle episodes,” and explains how it works for The X-Files’ Season One episode “Ice,” one of the group’s favorite.
  • 37:00 to 38:00 – Alice gives a nice recap of classic shows that premiered alongside TXF in 1993.
  • 38:17 to 40:00 – Andrea offers the most logical way other characters could’ve stopped Mulder and Scully, which no one decided to try…
  • 42:40 to 45:32 – We break down the differences in Mulder and Scully’s journey through Season One, and how their characterizations worked – or didn’t.

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Cassie’s Favorite Drinking Game Rules

  • 47:27 – Megan suggests we take a shot at the first sign of what one might call “The Scully Scowl.”
  • 47:57 – Andrea suggests a shot for any declarations of “Trust No One.”
  • 48:33 – Alice (wisely) only suggests a sip for rueful acknowledgements of ’90s fashion.
  • 49:45 to 50:06 – Megan and Alice offer drink suggestions for two (of many) classic “Scully-isms.”
  • 54:00 – Megan suggests a shot every time Mulder goes through his list of paranormal explanations.

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Cassie’s Favorite TXF Geek Apparel

In case you didn’t know, I’m a fan of pop culture T-shirts, so this is my favorite item from Andrea’s finds in our X-Files Geek [Supplies]:

The X-Files Tank on Society6

Available on society6 by artist Justin Cybulski

Check out the product at society6 here.


And that’s about it! Feel free to join The X-Files lovefest in the comments section below.

If you haven’t watched The X-Files, and you somehow made it to the end of this post… why haven’t you watched The X-Files yet? No judgment, but… yeah. You should get on that.


Best of Season 2

Alice – E16 The Terminator

Andrea – E10 American Horror Story: Coven

Bri – E08 The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time

Diana – E12 Sleepy Hollow

Krissy – E18 Barbarella

Megan – E20 The Hobbit

Sara – E05 Spirited Away