Browse Josh's Portfolio and the Comic, Reviews or Blog archive.

The Date is Set — Yet the Truth is Still Out There…

December 22nd, 2012

“The date is set,” the Cigarette Smoking Man told us, back in 2002.

December 22, 2012.

Fans of The X-Files know what I’m talking about, of course.  In the closing minutes of the series finale, we learned the date set for the coming alien invasion of the Earth: December 22, 2012.

That’s today, folks.

I was really hoping (as, I’d wager, were quite a lot of the men & women involved with making The X-Files) that this date would be marked by the release of an epic X-Files feature film, which would conclude the series’ long-running mythology in big-budget style.  Sadly, that is not the case, and I can only agree with key X-Files creative voice Frank Spotnitz that it is a cultural crime that the X-Files story remains unfinished.

Maybe someday.  (I want to believe!)  For now, let’s remember and celebrate a once-great TV show.  The truth is out there.

Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone