X is for X-Files

X is for X-Files.

For this year's A to Z I'm featuring books I've read based on the Reading Challenge.

Today's book is a book based on or turned into a TV show: The X-Files!

I only ever read the first two X-Files novels, Goblins and Whirlwind. They were fun, but didn't compare to watching Mulder and Scully, of course.

I wonder if the show would have the same effect if I watched it now? When it first aired, it was on so late that after we watched it, my sister and I would turn on the lights all the way up the stairs to bed, because we were scared to be in the dark. Just thinking about the Peacock family episode still frightens me no end.

Someone's probably made this comparison before, but in a way the earliest X-Files episodes were like Doctor Who - there was a central core of disbelief, and once you'd willingly suspended into that, the fun and excitement and unassuming cheesiness was there for the taking. I was watching a lot of the old Doctor Who episodes in the same years, now that I think of it. My favourites are still Hartnell and Troughton. Aww. I miss them.

An Unearthly Child, first episode ever

The Simpsons is mostly unavailable on YouTube, but I did find this from the X-Files episode, The Springfield Files:

The X-Files is returning with new episodes next year!

Doctor Who is back on the BBC in autumn!

Which book would you like to see turned into a TV show?
(Of course, there's always Outlander. And I didn't even mention All Creatures Great and Small!)
Which TV show would you read books of?


Very excited X-Files is returning!
Zan Marie said…
I can't believe you found an X book, Deniz!
Hi Deniz .. the Simpsons X files is a brilliant clip - so funny. I've never thought about Dr Who being a pre-cursor of the X files - I sometimes watch our new Dr Who .. and I'm glad Gillian Anderson is here in London - acting for us ..

The books that I'm now interested in are the history, geology/geography / science type books after I've seen documentaries or done some of my classes ... somehow can't believe how 'learned' I've become!! Cheers Hilary
Timothy Brannan said…
I loved the X-Files and I loved that Simpsons episode.

AND YEAH!! Doctor Who is back soon.

Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
2015 A to Z of Vampires
I never watched the X-Files, though I do like Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, since I've seen them in other roles. I didn't know they were bringing the show back; that should be interesting.
Anonymous said…
My husband is very excited it's returning. I only watched it occasionally, but I'll definitely give the reboot a try.

It seems like everybody is excited about the return of the X-files!
I'm not too much of a TV person, but I can remember watching one or two of these episodes...
Visiting *in a daze* from the A to Z Challenge... only one day left...

Writer In Transit
Deniz Bevan said…
Thanks, everyone!

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