X-Files Rewatch 2015: 1×03 Conduit

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Writer: Alex Gansa, Howard Gordon
Director: Daniel Sackheim
Original broadcast: October 1st 1993
Australian broadcast: March 3rd 1994

As Section Chief Blevins expresses his concern with the direction of the X-Files department, Mulder becomes obsessed with solving a case that closely parallels an encounter he experienced as a child …the abduction of his kid sister, Samantha.

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This episode probably wont ever make any of my top 10 lists, but its a good one, even if it feels kind of disjointed at times. I like it because its really character driven. We get more insight into Mulder and just how focused (read: obsessed) he can become on a case that reminds him of his sister. Also its quite a gender reversal, where typically a female character will be the one showing empathy and a connection in such a way.

The full depth of what Scully has got assigned to with The X-Files is more in play here here too….

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X-Files Rewatch 2015: 1×01 Deep Throat

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Daniel Sackheim
Original broadcast: September 17th 1993
Australian broadcast: February 17th 1994

Mulder and Scully head to Ellens Air Force Base to investigate the mysterious case of a military test pilot who disappeared after experiencing strange psychotic behaviour. While on the case, Mulder meets a mysterious man dubbed ‘Deep Throat’, who claims to have classified information about his investigations into the paranormal.

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Deep Throat is a great follow up to the Pilot episode, while it covers the same theme, it continues to help immerse us in the mythology of the show and give us more of a sense who Mulder, and particularly Scully are. She is a little different from the first episode, more like the Scully we get to know and love for the next nine years. She’s curious about the case, still amused by Mulder’s theories but has a bit more rigidity about her. In this episode she does seem a little too concerned with how her field report is going to read. Oh Scully, you’d better get used to it girl, you’re going to be submitting lots of them about supposed UFO’s and bigfoot.

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Doctor Who: Celebrate with the ABC Shops!

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The Doctor is back! And to celebrate the new series on ABC Television in Australia, ABC Shops right around the country will be holding a special Doctor Who Day on Saturday August 16th.

There will be giveaways, trivia, costume competitions and ABC Shops will be having one-day-only Doctor Who merchandise specials!

Contact your local ABC store to see if they are participating.

Sesame Street Parodies Conventions

One of my most favourite things on the web are the parodies of popular TV series by the Sesame Street Workshop and the upcoming season of Sesame Street will see it be taken over by Numeric Con – a number lovers convention. Its the popular shows take on San Diego Comic Con and will see Elmo and the gang also get a visit from the TARDIS.

In the preview clip you can see beloved characters dressed as versions of pop culture icons such as “The Dark Nine” and “Five-erine”

Whovians will be able to spot not only the TARDIS, but also a certain Doctor, Daleks and a hint of a Cyberman.

Sesame Street returns to  US screens in September for its 45th season and is said to be doing parodies on other popular shows such as Star Trek and Game of Thrones.

First Look: Arrow Season 3 Trailer

Arrow fans at San Diego Comic Con got their first sneak peek of season 3 during a panel session on Friday.

The first half of the trailer is a recap of Oliver’s journey through season 2 before new clips including Hong Kong Flashbacks, the introduction of Brandon Routh’s character Roy Palmer and the first official dinner date between Oliver and Felicity which seems like it doesnt exactly go to plan.

One piece of news from the panel that may not come as a pleasant surprise to fans is that Exec Producer Andrew Kreisberg mentioned Joss Whedon as a reference point for how to take happiness away from characters.

First Look: Colton Haynes as Arsenal in Arrow.

Entertainment Weekly has unveiled a first look at Roy Harper’s (Colton Haynes) new look in the upcoming season 3 of Arrow.

After being injected with Mirakuru and coming out the other side relatively unscathed, EW reports that Roy will become a fully fledged member of team Arrow and his new rocking outfit will make a debut in the first episode.

RHWhat do you think of Roy’s new red hoodie?