Talk:The X-Files

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"the reawakening of interest in conspiracy theories"[edit]

Sorry to nitpickDo You Believe That? but perhaps "reawakening" here could be replaced with "explosion?" If I recall rightly there was little interest before, and certainly nothing on such a level - with the possible exception of JFK stuff. BicyclewheelModerator 21:15, 17 March 2015 (UTC)

Other stuff[edit]

  • "As the poster on the wall of his office puts it, he wants to believe." - It'd be fun to mention that said poster is illustrated with a photo by the well-known fraud Billy Meier.
  • "the reaction to 9/11" this whole paragraph is good. It also reminds me of the hand in hand growth of ufology/monster films and the cold war in the 1950s - the films were trumped in the end by the real-life fears of the Cuban Missile Crisis.
  • "it can be argued that it helped contribute to a cultural atmosphere where such topics were the subject of mainstream discussion" - in my opinion it definitely did. In 1990, a few thousand people had heard of, say, Area 51. Ten years later, millions did. Although, that said, there had been some pre-TXF growth of conspiracy theories, with Whitley Streiber's book gaining more attention than his horror novels.
  • Spinoffs section - careful, your fandom is showing! I'm not sure if these two series, being comparative flops, need more than a sentence. BicyclewheelModerator 21:32, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! I threw in the Billy Meier connection. By "reawakening of interest", I meant how, back in the '70s, there were any number of schlock documentaries and TV programs purporting to "expose" something or other. As for the Spinoffs section, I could probably trim the bit on Millennium, though I feel the Lone Gunmen stuff is worth keeping, if only for the 9/11 Truther connection. KevinR1990 (talk) 00:44, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Ah, here on Damp Island we didn't have schlock TV until the 90s. BicyclewheelModerator 18:51, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

How far to silver?[edit]

Textually tall, appears well sourced, has external links and other sections filled out... What I can see from a three-second glance is that it appears to miss images. What else needs to be added, folks? Reverend Black Percy (talk) 03:07, 2 January 2017 (UTC)