Hey there Frank! My name’s Clay, just recently getting into the series (currently on S6E9), and it’s without a doubt grabbed me like no other series have, never have I been so emotionally invested in a TV show, so first of all I’d like to thank you for that.
Onto my question. what did you like writing better, Myth-arcs or MOTW’s, and, do you remember any scrapped scripts/ideas that you would’ve liked to see been made? It seems like I’m in the minority in enjoying Mytharc episodes more. Sure, they’re not as fun/campy, but prior to watching The X-Files, those were how I imagined the episodes would be and they’ve surpassed my preconceptions tenfold… Also, I’m sure you’ve gotten a million questions about it, but… Anything on XF3? Gillian said she’s got no doubt that Chris is mustering something up, just wondering if you had any info (that you could share, at least) on it.
Thanks for writing some of the most clever, emotional, and on occasion, hilarious (looking at Dreamland) episodes of any TV show I’ve ever seen.
Thanks so much, Clay, and it’s always great to hear about someone only now coming to the show (and liking it!).
I enjoyed both the “mythology” episodes and the stand-alones, but was especially grateful to have the chance to switch between the two. The stand-alones were like short stories, which I find a really appealing form, while the mythology gave us a chance to dip deeper into the emotional lives of the characters and the larger themes of the series. I can’t imagine The X-Files without them.
There were a few scrapped ideas for episodes, but I’ve forgotten most of them, to be honest. We tried many times to crack a story about a man who had died and come back to life, but never got it right. And I know Morgan and Wong had an idea about a ghost in Lincoln’s bedroom, but left the show before they wrote it. I always wanted to know what that would have been.
No news about XF3, but as longtime visitors to this website already know, Don’t Give Up!