Tuning In Episode 78: The X-Files, Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man/Tunguska

Glen Morgan’s first solo script for The X-Files, “Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man”, raises a lot of questions about the titular characters but doesn’t provide any concrete answers. “Tunguska” is another mythology episode that doesn’t provide any answers. We’re starting to see how you got your reputation, The X-Files. iTunes RSS


Tuning In Episode 77: The X-Files, The Field Where I Died/Sanguinarium

Glen Morgan and James Wong continue to get experimental with “The Field Where I Died”, and in “Sanguinarium” a pair of sisters, Vivian and Valerie Mayhew, (who sadly never wrote for The X-Files again) gives us the ur-X-Files episode. Plus! Is Game of Thrones a good TV show? (Spoiler alert: no.) iTunes RSS


Tuning In Episode 75: The X-Files, Herrenvolk/Home

Tuning In returns to The X-Files at an interesting point, as the fourth season of the show was the first one that aired on Sunday nights. “Herrenvolk” is basically a reintroduction to all the mythology backstory, and “Home” feels like a gauntlet-throwing episode. iTunes RSS


Tuning In Episode 70: The X-Files, Wetwired/Talitha Cumi

We’ve reached the end of another season of The X-Files! “Wetwired” is a stealth mythology episode, and “Talitha Cumi” is a straightforward mythology episode, but they both contain more emotion than plot. Plus! What’s next for Tuning In–make sure you listen to the end! iTunes RSS


Tuning In Episode 69: The X-Files, Avatar/Quagmire

The X-Files gives us its first Skinner episode, with “Avatar”, and it’s one of Eric’s favorite episodes of the show. Then, in “Quagmire”, the writer of “Revelations”, Kim Newton, does her spin on a Darin Morgan episode. Also! Eric really wants a red raincoat. Too bad he no longer lives in Portland. iTunes RSS


Tuning In Episode 68: The X-Files, Hell Money/Jose Chung’s From Outer Space

We visit the Chinatown of Vancouv–we mean, San Francisco, in “Hell Money”. Then, Darin Morgan gives us his last episode (well, until 2015) with “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space”. Plus! Eric really wants a piece of sweet potato pie. iTunes RSS

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Tuning In Episode 67: The X-Files, Pusher/Teso Dos Bichos

Vince Gilligan pens his second X-FIles episode, “Pusher”, and it’s… okay? Then, in “Teso Dos Bichos”, the show falls down a well. Plus! Richard is very excited for “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space”. iTunes RSS


Tuning In Episode 66: The X-Files, Piper Maru/Apocrypha

We get another mythology two-parter, but this one is less about shocking revelations and more about emotional growth, as Mulder and Scully work to figure out the events of “Piper Maru” and “Apocrypha.” iTunes RSS