9 Reasons Why the X-Philes Deserves the Award for ‘Most Outstanding Patience of a Cult Fan Base.’

With The X Files phenomenon hitting fever pitch in the 90’s, it was a great decade for the X-Philes fan base. From starting as a small but dedicated few, who discussed all aspects with each other and the producers online in a pre-social media world, to becoming a mass mainstream band of brothers, we grew as big as Trekkies and influenced the commercial appeal of geekdom.

But after the series ended in 2002, it seemed that only the small cult following that began nine years earlier were remaining, with the shows legacy somewhat tarnished by low ratings, cast changes, and the series in general running out of steam.

Yes, the excitement is there for the revival and we’re finally getting what we deserve, but only after 13 years long and difficult years.

Therefore, I present to you a few reasons why we really are a patient lot…

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Why Mulder and Scully Not Living Together is Actually a Good Thing… For Now…

“We can tell you that they’re not living together…” are words that nearly broke every shipper’s heart upon reading the spread about The X-Files Revival in EW. However, know that this is not as bad as you may think. In fact, look for consolation in “frustrated lovers Mulder and Scully” a couple of lines before. Why? Because this does not mean they are not seeing each other.

Let’s take a step back and review why not living together, may truly be the best thing for their successful future as a couple. 

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#XFScienceSundays: Spacetime and Warping

First and foremost, let me introduce myself to you. My name is Joselyn Rojas, medical doctor by profession, extreme phile by passion, known in the philedom as @JossaDosBichos. The purpose of the #XFScienceSundays segment is to rewatch selected episodes from The X-Files analyzing them in regards to specific aspects of science – physics, chemistry, biology and medicine – and discuss possible explanations for the events shown there.

In this first Sunday of this segment, on April 19th – 2015, we watched “Dreamland I” [S06E04], “Dreamland II” [S06E05] and “Monday” [S06E14], a 3-episode-arc which are actually interconnected because of the events that occur in them.

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