Season 1 - Episode 23: SEASON FINALE The Erlenmeyer Flask
Z: “Trust No One” - uh oh, new tag line, shit’s about to get real!! This episode lays the foundation for everything we will come to expect from “The X-Files” mythology - secret research on alien DNA, alien-human hybrids, black ops, alien fetuses in jars - all the while tying up the season in a neat To Be Continued. Only without Deep Throat. (Pour out some Purity Control for Deep Throat.)
Speaking of alien fetuses in jars - did anyone else worry about how Scully managed to carry a frozen alien baby out of that facility in her satchel? Wouldn’t it leak liquid nitrogen everywhere, not to mention ruining the lining of that aforementioned satchel? It ends up in a box, but again, same question, how is it not just a floppy alien fetus mess when she hands it over? I know it ends up nicely preserved in formaldehyde in a drawer full of other nicely preserved alien fetuses…but still, these are the things that keep me up at night.
B: The X-Files are shut-down? But what did I watch for the rest of the 90’s after the The Simpsons? Was it all just missing time?
Its hard for me to like this episode more than “EBE”, because aside from one little alien fetus, its not really about aliens, but building the government conspiracy around them. As a child, I remember liking the monster episodes more, but now I really see what makes this show so groundbreaking is the mythology that ties it all together. We take it for granted now that showrunners all have a master plan and every episode will end on a cliffhanger, but this show’s contemporaries were The Cosby Mysteries, Touched By an Angel, and Matlock. What they are doing here wouldn’t be seen on television for another decade.
The death of Deep Throat I will always think was a bit short-sighted. I understand that they were trying to add danger and move the show forward, but I doubt they thought the show would last as long as it did and maybe with that character around longer, they wouldn’t have to build proxies for him down the road like Mr. X and Martin Landau. Deep Throat coming it to explain things here and there would have probably given them a little more structure when things start to get shaky later on - have him retire or go on the lam! Now instead, he gets to go to heaven with his dead alien friend he shot in. the. alien. face.
Zara’s Rating: 8 frozen alien fetuses out of 10
Brandon’s Rating: 7 frozen alien fetuses out of 10
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Disney has announced one Star Wars movie EVERY summer for the unforeseeable future. The above gif is the only way to express my feelings.
i <3 the mouse house.
First, this is flat-out beautiful
Second, I can’t wait to see this movie.
Third, I find it incredibly cool and innovative that Disney released an official animated gif to promote their movie.
As long as they don’t Smurf-it-up and keep it mostly puppets and dark comedy, sign me up!
So excited about the release of Blip apps on iPhone, iPad, Xbox, Kindle, and Android today!
Words can not express my happiness on the launch of the new Blip homepage design.
This gif comes close.
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- Actor and filmmaker Julian Smith brings comedy in small doses that reflect real-life situations.
- A self-taught “tinkerer,” KipKay realized he could fuse his interest of electronics and video production by creating how-to videos on the internet, leading to KipKay Videos, a treasure trove of cool tricks and pranks for the DIY-er.
- Brad Jones portrays the The Cinema Snob, a pretentious film critic with a penchant for reviewing Z-grade exploitation films.
As Tubefilter notes, each one of “[t]heir successes make them great role models for young, aspiring creators,” and we’re proud to partner with such talented producers. Welcome aboard guys!
Its that time of year where things get spooky, that’s right, Election season! If you think this year is bad, you should watch the new episode where we discuss what was probably the ugliest election in American history, the 1828 election between John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson.
We’ll just leave this here…
last week’s The Show You’re Watching is still so so fresh.The Blip Blog
Rounding out the League of Super Critics is everyone’s favorite in-house production: The Show You’re Watching! On this week’s episode, we feature Yahoo!’s Mansome, Coolest Thing in the House, and introduce the League of Super Critics, plus one of our favorite segments: Tom’s Olde English Literature Corner.
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It’s hard to describe The Chris Gethard Show, because there is nothing else like it. Every Wednesday, in front of a live audience, and live on local cable access MNN, join Chris and friends, plus the mysterious Human Fish and Random Ellen, as they navigate the weird waters of public access television and welcome heavy hitter guests and musical acts along the way. You can always find the archive on their Blip show page.
On last week’s episode, they played TRUTH OR DARE! Everyone’s favorite middle school game. Check it out! Remember, if you’re ever in NYC and want to attend the show live (next taping is tonight!) you can visit TCGS’s website for more info.
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On this week’s episode of The Show You’re Watching, we feature Channel Awesome’s To Boldly Flee epic, SRSLY, and Runaways, plus your new favorite segment: Jason Takes the Week Off. News this time includes Conan’s online-only show Serious Jibber-Jabber, Suit Up, and secondary device trivia from Google. You know what I mean?
Extremely happy to add Mr. Justin Akin to the mix this episode!The Blip Blog