The X-Files – Tom Secker on Themes and Memes

X-files
Published April 25th 2016 | Tags: , ,

I was recently invited onto one of my favourite podcasts – Themes and Memes – to discuss The X-Files season 10.  We discussed how the new series goes overboard in trying to appeal to the conspiracy subculture and what this might mean:

On this episode, we are joined by our good friend Tom Secker of spyculture.com to review the 2016 reboot of the 90’s cult-classic; ‘The X-Files’. After being reunited with Mulder and Scully, we are thrown headlong into a grand global conspiracy, involving everything from UFO’s and lizard-men, to magic mushrooms and martial law. Given that this latest season is obviously designed to reflect modern conspiracy culture, we examine the relevant themes within all 6 episodes, before asking the most important question. Why?

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