TV: Mulder and Scully reunited and it feels so good

THEY’RE BAAAAAAAACK:

Search parties!  Dead bodies being dragged about!  Multi needle thingies being stuck in unsuspecting necks… or something!  OMERGERD! Mulder and Scully are reunited and it feels so goooood.

And we only have to wait another… 6 frikken months for the new series.

Having just rewatched the first 6 seasons of X-Files in a fit of excitement over the news we’ll be getting six new episodes of the best thing to happen during the 90s, that 6 months is gonna be looooong.

I’ve still got the movies to watch, to be honest, I’ve been reluctant, because I don’t recall being overwhelmed by them.  In fact, if I recall it at all, the second film, X-Files: I Want To Believe (2008) was pretty bad.

At least it seemed so at the time, because the “science” behind the big bad – a guy kidnapping women to attempt a head transplant for his transgender partner – was so whacko.

That was until the Guardian reported an Italian doctor really is prepared to attempt the first human head transplant, and he even has a volunteer (for the head part, anyway).

Ethics aside, it’s hard enough to deal with a transplanted organ – you’ll be on drugs for the rest of your life, and there’s no telling when they might stop working letting you body reject the invading tissue – but a whole head?

And if you can transplant a head, surely you can mend spinal columns – which one would think is a slightly more pressing issue with more than 6 million people in the US alone living with spinal cord paralysis according to the Reeve foundation.

But back to the X-files, I think the fringe science vibe will be at the heart of the new season – based on the multi-needle injector in the teaser, and the fact Chris Carter has said the show will be abandoning its conspiracy theory roots.

So what brand of weirdness might we be in for? Cybernetics? Cloning? The cryogenic pod of radiant beauty Gillian Anderson has been living in for the last 20 years?


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