Skip to Content. For Your Family Log in Sign me up. Parents' Ultimate Guide to
When an amateur stunt performer is killed while performing a daring act for a local cable reality show, Scully, Doggett and Reyes discover that the culprit was apparently a swarm of killer flies hidden in the victim's brain. A group of teenagers are filming one of their friends, "Captain Dare", doing stunts for their cable TV show, Dumbass. After a stunt fails and Dare falls out of a shopping cart, he is found dead with part of his head having collapsed.
They felt like real people. It was more like the way a novel is written. I found it absolutely compelling.
For nine seasons, The X-Files brought tales of the paranormal, supernatural, and alien to television, combining Unsolved Mysteries with a conspiracy theory flair. Now the franchise is coming back for a much-anticipated miniseries that has the tall task of wiping the last movie out of our minds and reclaiming former glory. Perhaps, though, you never watched the show when it was on the air, or it came before your time.
It just used aliens and monsters to explore that in a way that decades later, still resonates with viewers. These rankings are based on numerous factors: enjoyability, chemistry of the leads, scariness of the monsters, and effectives of the jokes, to name a just few things obviously technical factors are at play too. Since every episode is available on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon, you, too, can revisit the series and decide for yourself.
The episode is a stand-alone episode, like most episodes of The X-Filesand follows the normal Monster-of-the-Week pattern of the show. In this episode, Mulder and Scully investigate a series of lightning -related deaths in Oklahomawhich are eventually connected to the only person to have survived a lightning strike, an emotionally charged youth. The original concept for the episode was a one line concept card stating "Lightning Boy" that had been tacked to a board in series creator Chris Carter 's office since the first season.
It first aired on the Fox network in the United States on December 5, It was written by David Amann and directed by Robert Lieberman. The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology.
The above sneak peek features new footage from the upcoming episode run, as well as behind-the-scenes interviews with stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi. Watch the video above. It's not an exaggeration to say that "Twin Peaks" changed the face of television.