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Last night’s outstanding episode of The X-Files has us all nostalgic for the show’s prime era (assuming our memories can be trusted, that is). So we want to know, what are your favorite—and least favorite—moments from the 11 seasons, two movies, books, and the rest?


I quite literally grew up watching The X-Files. It started airing in 1993 when I was 11 years old. I vividly remember thinking, “I shouldn’t be allowed to watch this.” But watch I did! And sometimes... I watched it on VHS. I even dressed up as Scully for Halloween.

I did a rewatch of the entire series a few years ago, the first time since the initially aired, and was happily reminded of how much joy the show brought me. And, oddly enough, the things that irked me the first time around (like the arrival of Doggett and Reyes) didn’t bother me so much anymore. Regardless, here are some standouts for me:

  • Saying “Krycek!” like Jerry Seinfeld would say “Newman!” every time he showed up and messed with Mulder.
  • Queequeg. Oh, Queequeg. I was so very excited for Scully to have adopted a little pooch and then... RIP, sweet fluffy boy.
  • When “Home” aired I thought I’d never sleep again, but the memory that sticks with me the most about the controversial episode was talking with my mom about it afterward. I told her they used that song, “Wonderful! Wonderful!” by her favorite artist, Johnny Mathis, and remarked that it was “creepy.” I’ll never forget her shocked face repeating the word back to me incredulously. Sorry, mom.

I could go on and on, so I’ll just say, well, every Darin Morgan episode was also memorable (though I know I’m not alone there). What are your strongest memories from The X-Files past?

Deputy Editor, io9. Loves cats.

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