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New Podcast! The X-Cast – Season 9, Episode 2 (“Nothing Important Happened Today II”)

The X-Cast is covering the ninth season of The X-Files, which is – to put it generously – an interesting and uneven season of television in which the show seems uncertain of its own identity and purpose. The second half of the season premiere, Nothing Important Happened Today II, is an exemplar of that, and I was delighted to joing Carl Sweeney to talk about it on the podcast.

By all accounts, The X-Files probably should have ended with Existence, if not Requiem. However, the logic of television production made it very difficult for a network show at that time to gracefully bow out. The eight season had been a success, even though it felt like an ending. So a ninth season was commissioned, arriving into a world that had radically changed before the premiere was broadcast and without any clear sense of purpose or meaning. The results are uninspiring, but often fun to unpack.

You can listen to the episode here, or click the link below.

You might be interested in our reviews of the ninth season of The X-Files:


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