Monday, May 2, 2016

The New X-Files Season: No New ground Broken?

Even though it may have rekindled a sense of nostalgia to those who have seen it first hand, but does the new X-Files have something to offer to new prospective fans? 

By: Ringo Bones

Even though the previous X-Files season ended way after 9/11, it seems that post 9/11 issues had never been tackled in-depth though when Chris Carter made one tackling the issue in the so-called Season 10, it managed to raise some anger in the world’s online social networks. Especially to Muslims on the other side of the Atlantic who thinks that they are unfairly stereotyped in one of the most interesting episodes of the series – titled Babylon – where it managed to raise the post 9/11 unfair stereotype that all terrorist are Muslims. But to some people, Mulder’s drug-taking exercise in order to perform a so-called “mind-meld” to a terror suspect in a coma after a failed suicide bombing attempt seems to be a critique of the origins of Abrahamic Theology, which many claim to be nothing more than the result of some Stone-Age holy man taking Psychoactive substances and seeing God. 

It may not be as memorable and nostalgia as Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster episode – and that very episode may well be the very one that can attract new converts who didn’t experience first hand the 1990s era X-Files mania, but it seems quite inevitable that Chris Carter might express his own political satire against organized religion through one of the X-Files episodes and this could be a good place as any. Given that there are plans to create more episodes, I just hope that Chris Carter will be courageous enough to make episodes that make everyone – not just X-Files fans – question the status quo. Even if “the truth is out there”, most of us are actually seeing it through a prism manipulated by the powers-that-be.

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