X-Files Season 10, 11 and the End Times

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  1. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    A friend of mine got me interested in watching Season 10 of last year's resurrection of the X-Files. Having hesitated till now, perhaps it was a good thing, after having undertaken my journey to this point on my still ongoing Futurist Apocalypse How efforts.

    Season 10 had just 6 episodes and Season 11 has just started. For those familiar with the original show, it was a mixture of content, with some episodes being relatively independent of all the others, where FBI agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder would investigate odd matters that might be hoaxes or some otherwise disconnected paranormal phenomenon. Then, by contrast, there was the subplot that was sown throughout the balance of the shows, regarding a shadow government cabal that had made connection (Roswell) with space aliens, and were receiving technical input from them on such as genetic hybridization of humans, but the ultimate agenda was never made clear, at least from my POV.

    Importantly for what showed up for Season 10, we must recall the brief spin-off series for the Lone Gunmen characters, where many are aware that one episode showed the Lone Gunmen watching a TV set where a plane crashes into one of the WTC towers, ... before 9/11/2001.

    Before going further, I should note that the three Season 10 episodes (2, 3, and 4) that were of typically disconnected (somewhat stand-alone) 'horror' entertainment variety got very high ratings, while the (Chris Carter written and directed) episodes that had the conspiracy subplot 'mytharc' were panned. What is this telling us?

    Ever since The X-Files: I Want to Believe debuted in theaters, there was talk of a third X-Files movie to wrap-up the series' remaining storylines. However, for years these talks never resulted in action until on March 24, 2015, Fox announced that the series would return as a short-format event series with six episodes. After the season aired, it received largely mixed reviews from critics. The second, third, and fourth episodes were met with mostly positive comments, with "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" receiving overwhelmingly positive comments. Conversely, the first, fifth, and sixth episodes were largely derided by critics. The mythology episodes, in particular, were poorly received.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_X-Files_(season_10)

    BTW, as I understand it, the two intermediary X-File feature movies did not contain the conspiracy subplot.

    Curiously, Season 10 episodes 1 and 6 were named "My Struggle" 1 and 2 respectively, and is it coincidence that My Struggle translates to Mein Kampf? It is hard to see any direct character link to Adolf Hitler, however Season 11, episode 1 is named My Struggle 3, and the Smoking Man alludes to having played a strong role in important historical events including with the Nazi's. We then see various scenes from such as the JFK assassination, the recent white nationalist marches, Donald Trump in his bombast, etc.. So, the dots have indeed been connected to Hitler in this fashion, much like I do in my Trump thread.

    Linking to the infamous Lone Gunmen episode, in episode 1 of Season 10, in the middle of Mulder's expository account of matters, bringing us up-to-date since the end of the series in 2002, we are also given a scene of the WTC towers on 9/11, and quickly followed by a claim that 9/11 was a prelude to WWIII.

    Joel McHale plays an alt-media role (Tad O'Malley) like Alex Jones and has made contact with Scully and Mulder, bringing them back together and back to work for the FBI. O'Malley is convinced that there is a huge conspiracy involving a shadow government (the Deep State?).

    At this time, Mulder recounts to them all that he has come to realize that he has been duped about the whole alien matter. It seemed to me that we were left a little bit up in the air about this, but this confusion gets resolved, or does it? Are the aliens inventing the biotech real - or just a cover story? The biotech is real in any case.

    By the time we get to episode 6 we learn that the Smoking Man (who is really Mulder's genetic father - which we learned in the original series) has been involved with a cabal of elite humans to incorporate 'alien' technology to implant disease pathogens in humans, under the guise of vaccines for common diseases like measles, and such. These implanted trojan horse diseases are long kept in sleeper mode since the 50's and 60's, until microwaves and chemtrail disbursed aluminum wakes them up (in episode 6), to create a global pandemic. A pandemic of apocalyptic proportions.

    This 'alien' technology is named the Spartan Virus, and it seems that the 'aliens' had Malthusian concerns about humanity, having watched us for a long, long time. They also provided the human cabal with the protection against the Spartan Virus diseases, via DNA code that code be spliced into the Chosen One's DNA. We also find out that the Smoking Man has been living in Spartanburg, SC. Cute.

    At some point, I forget where, Tad O'Malley makes a comment that 3 different human DNA strands seem to curiously originate at the same time during the Bronze Age. I need to revisit this. In any case, I have noted that the Trojan War, which the Spartans were central in, effectively signaled the end of the Bronze Age. (And End of Time in its own right.)

    As part of an experiment, back in the original series, Scully had been abducted and provided with this protective DNA, but not so with Mulder. The Smoking Man had also surreptitiously impregnated Scully with his own DNA which had also been spliced with some alien DNA, making Scully's son a hybrid, with special powers. This aspect is apparently going to be played out in the coming episodes of Season 11.

    Note here, that we have the typology for the Virgin Birth, were Scully had been impregnated, unbeknownst to her, while the Smoking Man was playing God. We are already being informed that Scully's son will play some form of salvic role, albeit that in episode 6 Scully and another female FBI agent (both women are also scientist MDs) have found a means to provide everyone with the alien DNA protection, because they discovered the DNA patch in Scully. But for some reason, Scully will have to find her son (William), whom Mulder and Scully had put into adoption, for his own protection, so as to harvest stem cells that are needed to save Mulder - separately from other humanity that is saved by Scully's DNA patch. Also, it is later made clear that William will find Scully and Mulder.

    So, what about episode 5? Well, interestingly, on the surface it appears to be more one of the disconnected episodes, as it doesn't involved 'the' conspiracy, except for 'a' conspiracy of Islamic suicide bombers in Texas. Two men attack an Islamic(?) building known as the Ziggurat. Late in the episode these bombers' leader and their group are found to operate out of the Babylon Hotel.

    Today, many feel that with the Biblical story of Nimrod that the actual Tower of Babel is the actual Ziggurat of Babylon.

    After the whole cell of bombers is captured at the end of the show, Mulder waxes Biblical with Scully and they discuss how God decided to split mankind up and give them separate languages, thus ensuring they would not get along (culture wars) in the future. Scully ends by saying that we all need to find a common language.

    When these linked episodes are combined we can see a synthesis of Futurist Biblical apocalypticism being played out. And as well, nearly every contemporary aspect of today's social zeitgeist, the kulturkampf du jour is portrayed (sorry for the 'babel' of different languages). And similar to the Georgia Guidestones, there is a Malthusian aspect, and where the elites, playing God, can save their Chosen Ones, per their Grace.

    And then remember these shows were quietly linked to the prescient Lone Gunmen episode and 9/11.

    X-Files is on Rupert Murdoch's Fox TV, and this Globalist was raised as an Australian Christian Evangelical. As I have noted in my Trump thread, Trump takes his Tweeting cues from 'conservative' Fox's Fox and Friends talking head show every morning.

    The alien aspect is very interesting in the context of all this happening in an apocalyptic context. This because the Vatican has indeed been quietly postulating that a savior may come to us from outer space, and now we have the US Navy claiming that its pilots recently tracked a UFO. The one pilot whose tracking video has been widely played was just interviewed on ... Fox News.

    Do you really ... want to believe?
     
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  2. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    We also have this impressive visual typology in episode 5, depicting the Islamic suicide bomber and his mother, in the same aspect as Jesus and Mary in Michelangelo's Pieta. Notice how every detail of the posture, clothing and draping are captured in the X-Files staging. Except that the scene is set on what appears to be an ancient Egyptian funeral barque, apparently on a journey to the underworld. I suppose the dyad could equally be interpreted as Isis and Horus, or Osiris.

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    Michelangelo's Pieta at the Vatican (Photo: Stanislav Traykov, Wikimedia)
     
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  3. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Yes, good catch, this aspect slipped past me.

    When Scully and Mulder, and their new proteges were trying to interrogate the surviving bomber in the hospital, we found out that his mother informed them that her son had psychically told her that he had reneged on exploding his bomb because, ultimately he could not go through with killing innocent people. Previous to this, while he had been driving to the meet-up with the other bomber he had been getting racially insulted by whites in the vehicles next to him.

    I was just re-reading the story of the Tower of Babel that Mulder and Scully had discussed at the end of episode 5.

    The Tower of Babel

    For the Babylon sequel: (Daniel 1:1-7)

    1And the whole earth was of one language, and of one speech. 2And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there. 3And they said one to another, Go to, let us make brick, and burn them throughly. And they had brick for stone, and slime had they for morter. 4And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth. 5And the LORD came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded. 6And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. 7Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech. 8So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. 9Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.
    (Genesis 10 KJV)​

    And it is said that the name 'Babel' means 'confusion', and interesting that the name of the 'Bible' is also said to derive from this. 'Shinar' is supposedly what we know today as Sumeria, or Sumer.

    Importantly, immediately after this text starts the genealogy of Shem to Abram (who becomes Abraham), who gives us his god's three contentious religions.

    In Genesis 10 we found out the origins of Nimrod:

    The Hamites

    For more on these: (1 Chronicles 1:8-16)

    6And the sons of Ham; Cush, and Mizraim, and Phut, and Canaan. 7And the sons of Cush; Seba, and Havilah, and Sabtah, and Raamah, and Sabtecha: and the sons of Raamah; Sheba, and Dedan. 8And Cush begat Nimrod: he began to be a mighty one in the earth. 9He was a mighty hunter before the LORD: wherefore it is said, Even as Nimrod the mighty hunter before the LORD. 10And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar. 11Out of that land went forth Asshur, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah, 12And Resen between Nineveh and Calah: the same is a great city. 13And Mizraim begat Ludim, and Anamim, and Lehabim, and Naphtuhim, 14And Pathrusim, and Casluhim, (out of whom came Philistim,) and Caphtorim.
    (Genesis 10 KJV)​

    Nimrod is thought to also be associated with the constellation Orion, the great hunter. Note that all the 'Sb' tribal names are Biblically related and as well to Mizraim, considered to be that of Egypt. The Quran states that the Sabeans (of Abram's starting point of Harran and nearby Urfa / Edessa) are to be considered as fellow Peoples of the Book along with Christians and Jews. Peoples of the Book are those which are not to be forced to convert with the threat of execution.

    Edessa was an important detour on the way to Jerusalem for the First Crusade. If memory serves me, it was also the physical point of origin for the later Jolly Roger flag of pirates (supposedly descended from the Templars) with its 'skull and bones'. 'Roger' was a Crusader king of Edessa.
     
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  4. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Spoiler alert.

    I am also reminded that the most popular episode, number 3, has a "shape-shifting reptilian", a 'were-monster' or more rather a 'were-lizard' if you will. However, this were-lizard started out life as a run-of-the-mill, full-time lizard-man who was transformed into a were-lizard by being bitten by a human. It has a very funny dialogue between Mulder and the were-lizard's human psychiatrist.

    So with this shape-shifting meme even this 'entertainment' episode has a connection to contemporary conspiracy theory of the fringe variety.
     
  5. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Being reminded that Nimrod was one son of Cush, and amont the others being all those sons with the 'Sb' names, we must also remember that one common interpretation of the Book of Revelation's 'Whore of Babylon' is that this whore is the Church of Rome.

    I have the 'belief' that the elite 'tribe' of ancient Rome, the Sabines, were related to these various 'Sb' tribes, one of which had immigrated to the Italian peninsula along with such as the Itali. Their political takeover of Rome was memorialized by the event known as The Rape of the Sabine Women, a literal act of machiavellian cuckolding, a typical modus operandi found in history and the Bible. The Sabines were the basis of political power throughout the Republic and then they became the emperors, and then the popes of the Roman Catholic Church.

    These 'Sb' tribes can be found over a widespread range, from today's Yemen, to Egypt, greater Mesopotamia, and with 'Cush', we might want to even consider the so-called Hindu Kush. This region is the 500 mile long western arm of the Himalayan Mountains, found in Afghanistan. Alexander and his army went through there on his way to India, where supposedly he was really interested in finding some location high in the Himalyas. Ralph Ellis believes that this had something to do with the mountain K2, the second highest peak in the world.

    The scholar Geoffrey Ashe, in his book, Dawn Before the Dawn, claims that there is a contiguous sociological link from the Altai Mountain region to Europe running in a crescent
    through Mesopotamia and the Levant. He claims that this 'mystique' is linked to the number Seven, the heptad. And thus we have a possible link to the 'Sb' tribal names. '7' is the supposed number of Wisdom. The seventh day is the 'sabbath'. In such as Spanish saber means "to know".

    Nicholas DeVere claimed that his unique red-headed, green-eyed clan of the Normans were connected to the real powers that had insinuated themselves into power across just such a broad swath of regions. He claims that, rather than 'insinuating themselves', that they were always asked to do so, because of their obviously superior sapient wisdom.

    This narrative is echoed in the stories of the elite Ashina, the Royal Saka (elite Scythians who took over the Khazar empire of the Ashkinazim), and the Medes (possibly the same as the Mittani). As I have stated elsewhere, Abram's armed retinue of 318 strong were known in Hebrew as tzabians, roughly pronounced as 'sabians'. These are quite possibly the people known to the Egyptians as the Hyksos, or Shepherd Kings. Who also are known for having introduced chariots to the Egyptians.

    Although the Hyksos were allegedly kicked out of Egypt at the beginning of the 18th Dynasty by Ahmose I, we find that there are red-headed pharaohs yet after this time.

    Interestingly, as I have discussed the selection of the Chosen Ones (for survival sake), Dana Scully was chosen to survive. Both she and Liz Einstein (her new FBI protege) have red hair, and a face shot of Scully pulls in to reveal that she has green flecks in her irises. Why pull in so - if not to quietly show these features?

    Furthermore:

    Daniel Removed to Babylon

    The original Nimrod verses: (Genesis 11:1-9)

    1In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.

    3And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes; 4Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. 5And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king. 6Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 7Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego. (Daniel 1 KJV)

    The above verses are the beginnings of the Babylon Exile narrative, where an elite few of Jewish society are taken to Babylon, where they are placed in the company of such priests as the so-called Magi. It is felt by many today that this is where Judaism received its real formalism, and as well, its similarities to Zoroastrianism, the monotheism of the Persians. This regards such features as 'angels', the Devil (see Devas further below) and whatnot. As we can see from the Hindu Kush link, this region had some special regard by the Zoroastrian's texts known as the Avestas as well:

    According to Gnoli, "if we compare the first chapter of the Vidēvdād with the passages of geographical interest that we come across mainly in the great [Zoroastrian] yašts, we can conclude that the geographical area of Avesta was dominated by the Hindu Kush range at the center, the western boundary being marked by the districts of Margiana, Areia, and Drangiana, the eastern one by the Indo-Iranian frontier regions such as Gandhāra, Bunēr, the land of the Seven Rivers."[11] ...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hindu_Kush

    I have also discussed that the Avestas are a complete theological inversion of the Indian Vedas, were the narratives are generally the same, but the moral aspects of the Devas have been inverted. As well, the Indian (bad) Asuras become the moral inverted Persian (good) Ahuras. This theological inversion is in a different manner than the cultural inversion performed under the guise of Moses's 613 laws, but on a similar societal scale and impact.
     
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  6. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    Both Chris Carter and Gillian Anderson, each with their own spin, say the original X-files show was cancelled because of the changed political climate after 9/11.

    https://www.rollingstone.com/tv/fea...inging-back-the-landmark-sci-fi-show-20160113

    "After 9/11, everything changed overnight," he recalls, sitting at the large rectangular table in his office where he normally writes. A weathered, rubber-band-encircled Tiffany box rests atop, stuffed with thank-you notes he's writing to the people who worked on the new episodes. A Murphy bed is pushed into the wall across from him, with two corkboards for storyboarding affixed to its bottom.

    "All of a sudden, talk of government conspiracies wasn't so interesting anymore," Carter continues. "People were looking to the government to help them. And they were too scared of real-world things to be scared by a television show. It felt like a huge downbeat in the country and ... reality TV started taking all the best time slots. So it seemed like a good time to bow out gracefully."

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/gilli...ed-half-duchovnys-pay-for-the-x-files-revival

    Anderson, like Carter, says a resurgence of distrust in the American government, induced by everything from the NSA’s breaches of privacy to the lunacy of the current election cycle, have helped carve a place in 2016 for the opening of new X-Files—a marked shift from the end of the show’s original run, shortly after the events of September 11th.

    “[The end of The X-Files] was during the Bush administration, and we learned very, very quickly after 9/11 that people couldn’t speak up openly in public about what they thought we should do, or shouldn’t be doing as the result,” Anderson says. “Most of our show up until that point was—and still is—about government conspiracies. There are conspiracies now about the government having known about or having caused [9/11], or about it being a ruse and an excuse for us to go into Iraq—but it became no longer OK for people to accuse government of being deceitful or untrustworthy. And that was the backbone of our show.”
    When Season 10 episode 1 came out, Alex Jones noticed that he was being represented on the show. As far as I can find, he hasn't done any more reviews of any other episodes of the series after this.

     
  7. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Maybe he came to think that Joel McHale was really portraying Glenn Beck instead of him?

    Since they are all talking about the changes post-911, Season 11, episode 1 has Smoking Man state his full name:

    In the eleventh season, he reveals his full name to be Carl Gerhard Busch Spender.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cigarette_Smoking_Man

    Naturally, when he stated this it came without the spelling, so it seemed like it was meant to be an allusion to the Bush family.

    There is a claim out there that pre-WWI(?) that there is a German vector into the Bush family, who also claim Pilgrim roots (of whom I just mentioned their founding Plantagenet relationship via Henry - Earl of Huntingdon).
     
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  8. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Just another annual roll of the genetic dice .... or?

    ...
    Medical experts in the United States are worried that this year's flu season could be a nasty one that may be lethal. That's because this year's main flu strain, the influenza A virus, known as H3N2, is worse than the swine flu in 2009. To put it in perspective, back when the swine flu was making headlines it infected just 51,000 people in Australia. This year's H3N2 sickened over 215,000 and the illness has hit our shores. It's a situation that has led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to do a collaborative study with global health partners in an effort to make addressing the situation a global priority.

    Reported cases in some states, like Arizona, are up more than 758 percent over this time last year, and the CDC reports the flu is in widespread conditions in 46 states, including California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and Virginia, as of Dec. 30, 2017. To make matters worse, the flu vaccine is not proving to be very effective against this year's main strain, because of a virus mutation. In Australia it has been effective in only 10 percent of cases, reports The New England Journal of Medicine. The vaccine now being administered to Americans uses the same formulation.

    With news mounting of this season's flu being a particularly virulent one — evidenced by overcrowded emergency rooms and an uptick in related deaths across the country — it's eerily ironic that this year marks the 100th anniversary of the 1918 global influenza pandemic. Also known as the Spanish flu, the worldwide outbreak infected an estimated 500 million people, nearly a third of the planet's population then, and killed between 50 million and 100 million victims. More than 25 percent of the U.S. population was sickened, and about 675,000 Americans died.

    While no public health officials are declaring the current flu to be a pandemic, this strain is historically more difficult to fight than others. Australia, for instance, just came through its flu season, reporting record-high numbers of cases of the same H3N2 virus and higher-than-average numbers of hospitalizations and deaths.

    The United States is experiencing a similarly "early and robust start to this flu season," said Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health. "It has all the markings of being a severe season." ...

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/01/09/medical-experts-predict-worst-flu-season-in-history.html
     
  9. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Episode 2 of Season 11 just aired. It is a continuation of the 'conspiracy' genre, albeit without the alien component.

    Spoiler alert.

    Scully and Mulder are snoozing on Mulder's couch when the scrambled image and voice of deceased Lone Gunmen Langly attempts to reach out to them. As they come to this realization a station wagon approaches Mulder's rural house. It is a crew of three Russian mercenaries disguised to look like the three Lone Gunmen. They are coming to abduct Scully and Mulder, but S&M kill two of them and the one disguised as Langly gets away. Soon more Russians come for S&M, but S&M escapes bondage (pun intended).

    One thing leads to another and we find out that Erica Price (the leader of a conspiracy faction in opposition to Mulder's father (Spender / Smoking Man) has set up a Singularity data center in an NSA skyscraper in NYC, where they can deposit the digitally compiled mind of most any human, based upon various data mining activities, including from phone conversations.

    The Singularity is analogized to Heaven, only we find out from the Singularity version of Langly that this artificial reality is in actuality a Hell, and none of the great human minds that were used to seed it with like it there.

    Price 'reveals' to Mulder that the plan is to eliminate all humans and other life in favor of the digital version. This truly is the End of Time for humanity, and the 'other life'. There is no new age for humans in this version, at least as Price has related it to Mulder.

    Mulder receives this revelation from Erica Price as S&M have infiltrated the building. S&M then proceed to turn off the amazingly small bank of servers, but when they come back to the computer room with 'good guy' FBI agents, the Price operation and equipment have been removed.

    Back at Mulder's wrecked home they receive yet another message from the digital Langly that they still need to destroy the backup servers. End of episode.

    Consistent with my thread, the parallels drawn here between the Singularity and the Book of Revelation's denouement (and the bloody process of getting there) are unmistakable. Digitized humanity can pursue its noblest goals and yet also ironically indulge in all manner of once hedonistic pleasure. Presumably all distasteful conflict mechanisms can be easily curated via various editing and programming techniques.

    Earlier, in Season 10, I had noted the relevance of the surname 'Spender', and now we can see the surname 'Price' as an adjunct. Obviously, in the Book of Revelation the Mark of the Beast is what allows an individual to engage in the marketplace, and thus thrive economically in the world. Supposedly Christ returns and destroys not only the Beast(s) and their master, Satan, but the system of the Beast. One would think that within the Singularity there is no need for a marketplace, but we are left with some questions, such as who is to feed the Singularity data center its energy, and provide maintenance? Oh yes, the slavish robots ... which we have not been introduced to ... yet.

    Mentioned in Price's revelation is the notion of whether or not we, as life forms, have always been in some entity's simulation. And we must note how easy it was for Scully to shut the power down on this new 'reality', ignoring the backup data center that is.

    The data center was remarkably small for representing all of the Singularity, but maybe these were quantum computers then.

    Langly complained about the poor nature of the new reality, for instance complaining that they felt no warmth from the Sun. Seems like another programming design flaw.

    But in any case, using the Sun as an exemplar here is rather interesting, given the long focus of organized religion to encrypt the Sun as the god behind our 'gods', including Jesus and his Father.

    Encryption?
     
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  10. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Episode 3 of Season 11 arrived and it is one of the 'entertainment' variety, about psychically induced dopplegangers. I will not reveal more (than the following) as millions of readers have emailed me, asking me not to ruin their entertainment, for no good reason.

    At one point near the end Scully tells Mulder that sometimes she thinks that while the world is going to Hell that only they can save us. Another apocalyptic message, as well as a reference to a savior, which we have been hinted before that this may really be 'their' son. Mulder is the 'father' in the similar sense as Joseph was to Jesus. In this case the real father was Mulder's genetic father, Spender .. the Smoking Man .. who was playing God himself.

    This aspect being revealed makes one wonder about the name 'Scully'. Jesus was crucified on Golgotha (from a Hebrew root), a rock or hill that supposedly resembles a skull top. From a Latin root it is also known as Calvary. The Greek gospel texts used 'kranion'.

    In the episode Scully has been made to ponder about her biological clock running out, and thus they discuss the possibility of a second child, which the Bible recounts for Joseph and Mary giving Jesus some mortal siblings.

    In the same scene we are reminded that S&M may soon be out of a job as their FBI is under existential threat from our current leader, perhaps a type of Herod?

    At the close of the episode, after a joke is made about a possible S&M hookup and it appears to be dismissed (hotel door closes), Scully quickly decides that maybe this possibility should be pursued (door opens).
     
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  11. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Season 11, episode 4, The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat, has aired and IMHO is may just be the greatest TV episode in the history of television. It is a genius hybrid of the entertainment and conspiracy genres of the series, albeit that we don't really see so much of the traditional human conspiracy as normally depicted. Meaning that players like Spender, aka the Smoking Man, and Price are profitably (for narrative sake) left mentioned as 'they', because and except that hilariously we actually meet ... one Dr. They. He's in the phone book, only nobody uses phone books anymore.

    I will not discuss the details of exactly what happens except that the main debated aspects of conspiracy theory versus coincidence theory is explored, running us through seemingly endless and hilarious circles, ala Abbott and Costello's famous "Who's on First" routine. For instance, do all the fake conspiracies marginalize real ones? It brings us to topical matters such as making us confront what is 'real' versus 'fake', and pondering about the consequences of the controlling of our individual and mass perceptions of the past.

    The end of the episode is the best, where we find out what all the aliens think of us. And then, is this today what a certain someone thinks of us, including his biggest fans?
     
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  12. lorenhough

    lorenhough Well-Known Member

    Wow how do I watch all. Show on the X files good stuff thanks
     
  13. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    It broadcasts on Fox network, and one can stream it on a Hulu subscription.
     
  14. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

  15. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Just give it time, perhaps think of it in terms of a post-apocalyptic frame of reference, when the concerns and tensions of today's age are past humanity ... and maybe we'll be ensconced in our reincarnated bodies. Otherwise, as Emily Litella used to say, "Never Mind."
    OK, but what about the Xuxa Meneghel Effect and her Paquitas?
     
  16. Jerry Russell

    Jerry Russell Administrator Staff Member

    Best. Show. EVER.
     
  17. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    OK, you win.

    Xuxa, a true goddess.
     
  18. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Season 11, episode 5, Ghouli.

    Spoiler alert.

    This episode appeared initially to be another of the 'entertainment' genre, but chimerically soon morphed into the conspiratorial and apocalyptic variety.

    It opens with two teenage girls appearing to be attacked by some monster, named Ghouli, but in reality they were attacking each other, because they thought the other was indeed Ghouli. They had been lured onto a mothballed ferryboat named the Chimera, via a dream state mind-projection of their common boyfriend, Jackson Van de Kamp. Once on board the ferry, Jackson projected into their minds for them to see the other girl as being Ghouli. They almost died from knife-fighting each other, and Jackson later claims that he did not intend his experiment to go that far. Jackson will later use this capability to save himself several times.

    The opening credits begin and just before the cut to the first commercials a message is flashed up: YOU WILL SEE WANT I WANT YOU TO SEE

    Of course, at this point we have not yet learned that Ghouli is a mind projection. And thus, I have spoiled the mystery of the message. Now this post is a double spoiler.

    But Jackson had also placed an identical 'luring' dream into the mind of Dana Scully, Jackson's birth mother. Scully and Mulder come in search, after psychically figuring out that the ferry Chimera had been the scene of a prior X-File. They arrived after the girl fight and found out at the hospital that the girls had been seeing Jackson, unbeknownst to each other. Once learning the boys name, they came to realize that this was Scully's son, ... yet another chimerical mix of human and alien DNA.

    Upon arriving at Jackson's house S&M hear two shots ring out and try to bust in the front door. They quickly find Jackson's adoptive parents dead on the ground floor. Then they hear another shot and go upstairs and find Jackson, laying dead on his bedroom floor. Or was he? After Mulder leaves the house to talk to some 'men-in-black' so to speak, Scully's eye is drawn to a snow-globe with a windmill inside it. For some reason the 'snow' is moving around inside it. Along the base of the snow-globe it says"We're not in Kansas anymore."

    Scully goes to the morgue to check on her son and talk to him, then goes out to the lobby and falls asleep. Then we see Jackson resurrect and get up. He leaves through a window, and the coroner comes out to ask Scully what has happened with the body. They check the body bag but there is no sign of there having been any blood from the gun shot wound.

    We come to find out that Jackson has realized that the 'conspiracy' players now want to kill him, and so he has developed, via his alien genetics this ability to project imagery into the minds of others, in order to protect himself. This allows him to appear to shape-shift either himself or others, when in physical reality they actually don't. Later back in Jackson's bedroom, Mulder discovers that Jackson had learned about a Project Crossroads, a covert program of the 'conspiracy', and possibly the reason they want to kill him.

    After Jackson disappears, he uses this ability to appear variously to Scully, saying curious things to her, from which S&M figure out by the end of the episode that these apparitions are really Jackson, who is now going into hiding. With him driving off in an old sedan (akin to riding an ass?) we assume that he is intended to make yet another episode appearance.

    Earlier in the episode, while in Jackson's bedroom, S&M find out that Jackson is a student of Malcolm X, or at least his sayings. Interestingly, this makes a parallel with Jesus and his Beatitudes seeming to have possibly come from itinerant Cynic philosophers back in the day.

    With Scully having placed her son into adoption, for his protection (from the conspiracy), we have another parallel to the gospel story, of infant Jesus being taken to Egypt. The episode takes place in Norfolk, VA, and I was hoping to see some reference to this Egypt aspect. The Potomac and Chesapeake Bay might be something akin to the Nile and its delta I suppose, and Alexandria, VA is interesting, but one has to go outside the show references here.
     
    Last edited: Feb 2, 2018
  19. Richard Stanley

    Richard Stanley Administrator

    Season 11, episode 5, Kitten.

    Spoiler Alert.

    Skinner goes missing, related to his time in Vietnam and involvement as test subjects in MKNAOMI. He and a friend were subjected to an airborne chemical agent that causes them to perceive other humans as monsters. In the process of resolving the episode, it is discussed whether or not similar are being deployed in such as chemtrails, thus making humans more paranoid.

    Whether or not this is literally the case, societal developments over the last decades, which most cannot escape, have indeed caused extreme distrust in our cultural institutions. While some insist on exercising their various personal freedoms, hedonistic or otherwise, while others desire to retrench from the seeming chaos into prior conformity. As such, is the show's theme a metaphor for the wider phenomenon? Is there human agency driving cultural polarization, such as to achieve a new synthesis, a new age?
     
    Last edited: Feb 10, 2018

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