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The truth is still out there. Again. Each week, we nitpick the scientific inaccuracies of the spartan virus, Scully’s hair color, and non-fatal rocket blasts to the face.

X-Philes Talk X-Files David T. Harwood

    • TV & Film
    • 4.8, 12 Ratings

The truth is still out there. Again. Each week, we nitpick the scientific inaccuracies of the spartan virus, Scully’s hair color, and non-fatal rocket blasts to the face.

    Season 11 Recap

    Season 11 Recap

    It's hard to say goodbye to something you love, and for fans of The X-Files, we've had to say goodbye multiple times, only to see our show revived back to life thanks to the power of its fans' collective passion. It's this same passion for the show, even two decades years after it premiered, which drove us to create this podcast back in 2015 and which has sustained it ever since.
    With the end of season 11 seemingly being the end of the show for all intents and purposes, this is probably going to be the final episode of X-Philes Talk X-Files. But don't worry, we've still got a lot to talk about. Mostly about season 11, but we also reminisce about the show as a whole, and look back at some of our favorite episodes from the classic years.
    Even though the podcast is going away (unless there does wind up being a season 12 or third movie) you can still keep up with all things X-Files at xfiles.news.
    If you've enjoyed listening to this podcast, don't forget that we recorded a bonus episode exclusively available to listeners who make a $5 donation in support of the show, to help keep our archive of episodes online for posterity.
    You might also like to check out David's book, Nightlights, which is a novel dealing with X-Filey themes centered around an alien abductee.
    Music credits in this episode:
    Jazzy Frenchy by Bensound
    I Want To Believe by Eamon Ambrose & Doesn't Matter

    • 1 hr 48 min
    My Struggle IV

    My Struggle IV

    And so it all comes down to this...
    After the perfect ending for Mulder and Scully in Nothing Lasts Forever, we have a whole other episode that centers around their (and everyone else's) search for their long-lost son, William. It's like X-Files does It's A Mad Mad Mad Mad World except, you know, less entertaining.
    Avi, Keva, and David pick apart My Struggle IV and debate whether or not this is a fitting end to the show, to these characters we've loved for more than two decades, and whether or not it's a decent episode or not, period.
    Once you're done listening with this ep of the podcast, we highly recommend you check out our bonus episode and read Avi's lengthy review/interview with Chris Carter over on xfiles.news.
    We'll be back next week, but in the meantime, send us your questions on anything X-Files and we'll do our best to answer them on next week's show. Tweet @xfilesnews and use the hashtag #askxphiles

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Nothing Lasts Forever

    Nothing Lasts Forever

    The final (ahem) episode of The X-Files' 11th season was one for the books: a multi-layered standalone that has a lot to say about a lot of things, and also stands as a near-perfect culmination of the Mulder-Scully relationship. Except not everyone feels that way.
    David, Keva, and Avi talk Nothing Lasts Forever, written by Karen Nielsen and directed by James Wong, which is - very possibly - the final ever monster of the week episode before next week's (series?) finale (and likely Gillian Anderson's final ever appearance as Dana Scully) My Struggle IV.
    Join us we try to cram everything we loved about this episode into an hour - and don't forget to check out our bonus podcast episode and David's new book, Nightlights.

    • 48 min


    The X-Files is back to basics this week with a down and dirty episode that sees Mulder and Scully investigate a couple of murdered children, but do their presence in this small town actually make matters worse?
    David, Keva, and Roi talk the creepiest ep of the revival yet, which, thanks to the memorable Mr. Chuckleteeth, just about avoids going down in history as "the killer Teletubbies" episode.
    One thing's for sure, after listening to this ep, you're bound to have a certain earworm stuck in your head again (sorry not sorry).
    Useful links
    Bonus XPTXF ep

    • 37 min


    This week on X-Philes Talk X-Files, David and Roi attempt to talk about S11's notoriously dialogue-free episode, and the result is one of our decidedly shorter podcasts.
    Despite some noisy hatred of the episode among some circles of fans, David attempts to defend the episode by suggesting maybe this is one time we should just quit nitpicking the scientific inaccuracies of Earth 2 and enjoy the episode in a vacuum. An opinion which is sure to go down like a lead balloon.
    Roi, on the other hand, brings the nitpicking full force and even points out why Scully's security PIN is a poor choice (because you know you want to know why).
    Finally, we wanted to give a huge thanks to everyone who has donated in support of the show. We hope you've enjoyed our bonus episode. If you haven't heard it yet, find out more here. Cheers!

    • 39 min


    It's a Skinner-centric story this week as David, Keva, and Avi talk Kitten. Everyone's favorite assistant director's S11 ep had it all: Vietnam flashbacks, a monster in the woods, and still managed to move the overall story forwards.
    Also up for debate: the problem with The X-Files' relentless Trumping, the future of the show given Gillian's decision and the Disney takeover, and what we as fans really want to happen.
    Since The X-Files is taking a two-week break while the Winter Olympics are happening, our podcast will be taking a brief hiatus too. But you can still get fresh X-Philes Talk X-Files in your life: download our bonus episode Cold Cases, Stolen Lives in which David, Avi, and Keva discuss the two X-Files audio shows exclusive to Audible, based on the comic book series written by Joe Harris.

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

deangirlforever85 ,

X files was awesome!

I loved this show and this podcast is great I liked listening to this. But I have to say that I always loved mulder more in the show. I loved scully too she was good but mulder was my fav and I think you guys may have been too harsh on him. Also scully was lucky to be his partner just saying. He was awesome and smart and sexy. He was my first crush as a teen:) but now I love this other great show supernatural which is why Kim manners also was a part of. Even tho I disagree with some of you guys opinions but overall I enjoyed this podcast.

michelle72881 ,

Insightful and Fun!

Fun podcast that is walking fans through the X-Files as we prepare for the revival in January 2016. The host and his guests are true fans and do a great job breaking down the mythology and psychology of the show - and they have a sense of humor about it too! :) Would love to see all the episodes up on iTunes soon! I’m doing the rematch now and really enjoy the reviews. Thanks guys!

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