X-Files Writer Darin Morgan Goes Behind the Scenes of the Revival's Best Episode

Monday, 01 February 2016 - 8:07PM
X-Files
Monday, 01 February 2016 - 8:07PM
X-Files Writer Darin Morgan Goes Behind the Scenes of the Revival's Best Episode
When The X-Files first announced that it was planning to produce new episodes for the first time since 2002, the news was met with a bit of caution. After all, nostalgia is a powerful force but it doesn't necessarily make something good. So the question was, "Would The X-Files be able to capture the magic of its early days?" That question was answered with a resounding "YES" when writer Darin Morgan came on board.

Morgan left the show in its third season, but in the time he was there he penned some of The X-Files' weirdest and greatest episodes: the freak show-themed "Humbug", bizarre cockroach caper "War of the Coprophages", "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose", which has ended up number one on many "Best Episodes" lists, and my personal favorite, the hilarious "Jose Chung's From Outer Space". His contribution to the revival, "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster", proudly follows in his other episodes' absurdist tradition, and he gives a behind the scenes look at his work in a new promotional video. 

Morgan reveals that he had the idea for the episode a decade ago, and it was something that he had always wanted to do. Well, he got his chance, and the results speak for themselves. But in addition to the humor of the episode, there's also a hidden seriousness, which he discusses in the video:

Opening quote
"It has to do I think both with [Mulder and Scully] confronting their age and confronting their life choices. What made the show good was we're telling these supernatural stories but we always tried to have kind of a human element."
Closing quote


Check out the rest of the video below, which also features commentary from Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and the episode's guest star, comedian Kumail Nanjiani.



Via: Comic Book Resources.


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