GREAT ARTICLE BY GEEK regarding X-FIles Reboot and possible HOME sequel

TVLine has some inside news from the production of the new X-Files mini-series for Fox, and it’s simultaneously exciting and frightening. Glenn Morgan is back for the new series and he’s going to write and direct…episode two of the season. It looks like it is going to be a Monster of the Week episode, because the report claims the antagonist is called “The Band-Aid Man” and describes him as “intimidating, odd, weary, creepy and immeasurably strong.” More conspicuously, the title of the episode is “Home Again.” FULL ARTICLE BELOW…

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But I really loved this totally new and interesting take by GEEK.COM

X-Files may do a sequel to Home, the show’s most gruesome episode

By Jun. 9, 2015 8:28 am
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The truth is out there again: The X-Files is back in production. The series will return next January for a limited run on Fox and – the best – original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will return as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Also returning are a bunch of the show’s production staff including creator Chris Carter and one of the shows best writers, Glen Morgan.Back in season one of The X-Files, Morgan and his writing partner James Wong wrote some of the series best episodes like “Squeeze” and “Beyond the Sea.” The former was the show’s second episode and featured a man named Eugene Victor Tooms who could stretch his body to unreal proportions in order to break into people’s houses and eat their livers.

After the series’ “Pilot” had focused on a series of alien abductions and the new partners discussing the science of aliens, the second episodes’ shift in tone recognized the balancing element to the mythology of The X-Files: the “Monster of the Week” episodes. Monster of the Week episodes, in retrospect, hold up the best over time. When they were airing, Monster of the Week episodes weren’t anticipated. There would occasionally be disappointment that we had to wait another week before learning more about who abducted Mulder’s sister, but after that narrative got drawn out to an unsatisfying conclusion, the memorable stand-alone episodes didn’t need the gloss of nostalgia to be rewatchable.

Morgan and Wong left The X-Files after season two to develop the series Space: Above and Beyond, but returned to the series for season four while the show was approaching peak popularity. The writing team’s early contributions to the show had become fan favorites, so they wanted to do something especially different for their return to The X-Files. Once again the duo were given the second episode of the season to do a Monster of the Week show, but now that the show was massively popular, Morgan and Wong wanted to push the boundaries of what was allowed on television. The resulting episode aired on October 11th 1996, it was the first American TV episode to get a “MA” mature rating, and was called “Home.”

It’s notoriously one of the best X-Files episodes ever. Mulder and Scully go to a town called Home, Pennsylvania where the body of a deformed baby is found by some kids playing baseball. Their investigation leads them to discover the Peacocks, a family of murderous inbreds who keep the family line going with their quadrapelgic sister-mother. It was so frightening and seemingly violent in its  horror that the Fox network didn’t re-air the episode. And considering how profitable The X-Files was in 1996 TV numbers, that was unprecedented for any drama on the network at the time.

Background on “Home,” from The X-Files Season Four DVD set, starts at 4 minutes and 3 seconds. If you or one of your friends hadn’t videotaped “Home” when it aired, you were out of luck until later the next year when “Home” was voted by fans as the most requested re-run of The X-Files on an FX marathon. Fox still didn’t air a rerun in 1997.

TVLine has some inside news from the production of the new X-Files mini-series for Fox, and it’s simultaneously exciting and frightening. Glenn Morgan is back for the new series and he’s going to write and direct…episode two of the season. It looks like it is going to be a Monster of the Week episode, because the report claims the antagonist is called “The Band-Aid Man” and describes him as “intimidating, odd, weary, creepy and immeasurably strong.” More conspicuously, the title of the episode is “Home Again.”

Is Glenn Morgan being coy about feeling like he is home again? Are we going back to the tiny town in Pennsylvania (which certainly has the internet by now, it’s been 20 years)? Or is the most terrifying option the most likely: there’s a new generation of Peacocks.

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Gross.

 

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