In 1993, Fox debuted a strange new television show called The X-Files. Little did anyone suspect that the series would become one of the network's biggest hits-and change the landscape of television in the process. Now, on the occasion of the show's 25th anniversary, TV critics Zack Handlen and Todd VanDerWerff unpack exactly what made this haunting show so groundbreaking. Witty and insightful reviews of every episode of the series, revised and updated from the authors' popular A.V. Club recaps, leave no mystery unsolved and no monster unexplained. This crucial collection even includes exclusive interviews with some of the stars and screenwriters, as well as an original foreword by X-Files creator and showrunner Chris Carter. This complete critical companion is the book about The X-Files, the definitive guide whether you're a lifelong viewer wanting to relive memories of watching the show when it first aired or a new fan uncovering the conspiracy for the first time.
Number of pages: 480
Weight: 790 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 38 mm
"The truth is right here. This rich critical companion provides what every X-Files fan deserves: an exhaustive episode-by-episode analysis highlighting the landmark series' narrative complexity and major themes, as well as the many fascianting details you might've missed." -- Entertainment Weekly
"This complete critical companion is the book about The X-Files, the definitive guide whether you're a lifelong viewer wanting to relive memories of watching the show when it first aired or a new fan uncovering the conspiracy for the first time." -- UnBound Worlds
"This guide is the perfect gift for any avid fan or curious newbie to the series. Just in time for a spooky surprise to brighten up someone's Halloween (or torture someone you love and make them wait until Christmas), Monsters of the Week will let readers relive the thrills and chills of the series, but never disappoint." -- Booktrib.com