September 10th, 2008

Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Writer's Block: The X-Files Birthday

Today in 1993, The X-Files first premiered. What's your favorite episode? Have you ever experienced paranormal activity yourself?

I was never a big fan of The X-Files, though I used to live with one when it was on the air. (If the phone rang for Karen on a Sunday night, I had to tell them to call her back after The X-Files was over. Yes, even if it was her parents or boyfriend.) If I had to pick a favorite episode, it would be "Jose Chung's From Outer Space", the one with Charles Nelson Reilly (who later played the same character on an episode of Millenium, which I think was the only time I ever watched that show).

"Paranormal? Is that what they're calling your kind these days?"  –Beryl, Beetle Juice.

EDIT: My second favorite X-Files episode was "Visitors From Down the Street", an X-Files parody from the Babylon 5 spin-off series, Crusade.