Have you ever heard of a worse idea than a The X-Files animated comedy spin-off? Like, how do those words even GO together? The X-Files and animated, maybe, but comedy? Spin-off?
We ONLY cared about it because of Mulder and Scully, we promise.
And yet, that’s what FOX announced last week. The quicker? The X-Files series creator Chris Carter is attached to executive-produce. Which is just like the rotten cherry on top of a really lousy sundae.
Titled The X-Files: Albuquerque, the spin-off will center in an “office full of misfit agents who investigate X-Files cases too wacky, ridiculous or downright dopey for Mulder and Scully to bother with.”
Because The X-Files were super cool and everyone wanted to be, essentially, on the B team. SOUNDS TOTALLY LIKE A THING THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED DURING THE SHOW I WASTED ELEVEN YEARS OF MY LIFE WATCHING.
Look, the news has been out for a bit, so I’m not even here to talk about the thing that is happening, because it is, I’m here to talk about how much of a bad idea it is. Like, I get trying to capitalize of The X-Files name, that I can’t even blame them for, but at this point …do you think any of us are dumb enough to fall for that again?
We watched season 11 of The X-Files, and boy, do I wish I could take that back. And 10 too, come to think of it. Most of 9 and 8 as well. Can you take me back to season 5 of The X-Files? I’d watch that again.
No, you can’t, so this dumb idea is just …that. Dumb. And frankly, a little insulting. It’s like feeding us garbage over and over again and hoping we’ll just stick around, hoping for more garbage.
No thank you, FOX. No thank you, Chris Carter. No thank you, The X-Files. I, for one, am done.
See you never.
The X-Files is available to stream on Hulu.