Tuesday, August 5, 2008


When I saw the new X-Files movie, "I Want to Believe" it sent me into a flashback, personally and with the show. I hadn't watched anything since the TV series and it was a joy to be back in Scully and Mulder's world again. I saw the 1998 movie also. When the X-Files went off the air in the '90's that was when I stopped watching television. At least any type of tv series that involved weekly commitment. I was disenchanted after that. Now, here I was in the theater with my boyfriend, thinking about where I was the last time I saw an X-Files episode live tv broadcast, or the movie. Back then, I was alone. I was married, but living in my own world mostly and my ex-husband never got into the X-Files like I did. Now, my boyfriend and I had a connection, we could pick up instantly on everything that was going on, even though we didn't know each other when the originals were out. This was the moment.

And the snow. 90 degrees outside and I'm content watching the blizzard. The snowplow did it. My ex-husband (gearhead that he is) had an old beater Bronco that had a plow on it. It was red. I had to drive it to work once when my car wasn't running and that was quite a trip taking it on I-94 when I used to live in the 'burbs of St. Paul. No one tailgated me then, they stayed out of my way.

I haven't seen the new Batman movie yet, but I will stay with my X-Files. I don't need the big chases and explosions. The subtle remembering works for me. Things in the world are different than they were those many years ago that seem like yesterday in a way. The film has humor in references to the 'real' world - the theme song playing with a photo of W - Mulder's cell phone pulling up names of the movie directors - but through it all I really do 'want to believe.' I want to get back what is missing from the world. The world is now that future that I thought would never happen in my lifetime. Sigh. Now if I could only find a picture of a snowplow to post.

1 comment:

Claudia M. Stanek said...

Though I haven't seen the new X-Files movie yet, I'm looking forward to being back in that world.