“Slipped In The Shower…”

On January 22, 2014 I witnessed a fateful television vision:
I am gonna bite the bullet and start X-Files soon. 9 seasons! And 2 movies. Whew. I’m wrapping up Star Trek: Next Gen soon. (Next Gen is dated, for sure but still lots of fun. I wish they’d done more with Lore and his army of unhived Borgs.)

As such on January 27, 2014 I started:
I’ve gone back and started to re-watch X-Files. The goal is to all 9 seasons (202 episodes!) and the 2 movies(blood!)…but I refuse to do Millennium. I didn’t do it back then and I ain’t doing it now. Well re-watch is a strong word…back in the day when the show aired I lasted 4 seasons…maybe 5? Around the time they moved to L.A. I think. Not sure why I stopped either.

Fresh: X-Files pilot still holds up! Gets down to business right away, no silly tv ramp up, all the elements are there. It’s creepy good fun. Truth is out there! (Though a part of me feels like I shoulda donned pants and checked out Jay-Z and Timbo at the ACC insteada watching a 1990s tv show.)

From Season 1 Episode 9: Space Mulder: “Hey, Scully, we send those men up into space to unlock the doors of the universe and we don’t even know what’s behind them.” Snap!! (A pop culture coincidence? I watched this episode on the anniversary of one of the most horrific events in the 80s…73 seconds after liftoff the space shuttle Challenger explodes. Space has a cost (present tense not past tense…).

Q: Does the FBI have safe houses for alien abductees the way they do for key witnesses? What would an alien safe house look like? Could the FBI bury alien abductees into the witness protection program? Could that work or would alien tech triumph over the puny humans?

February 1, 2014: And tonight as Mulder and Scully were going deep into the forest, the white bright light shone from above and…the power in my place went out!! Crapped. My. Pants. No joke.

Now, you and I can debate the existence of aliens, happy to hear what you believe (truth is out there!) but what I know for certain is the FBI is real. The CIA is real.

And when you know too much you cross from over citizen, happy go lucky consumer to liability.

And that’s when they get you. Clenched my snuggie hard until the lights came back on.

Whew…close call.


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