Oh my gosh I love bees and all bee-related things.
Yeeaaah! Finally! Great instalment, Shanon. I’m really looking forward to your takes on “Home” and “Paper Hearts”.
These are WONDERFUL. Got put onto them like…three days ago and I’ve zapped through and read them all. And secondsies for this strip. <3s.
My reaction to this episode was BEES!
I try to watch the X-Files online with some friends who have moved away regularly, and before we watch an episode I often try to do some research beforehand. For this one, the only things I found were: (1) that ‘Herrenvolk’ means ‘Master Race’, and (2) that during filming they were told that if the bees were not near the queen bee then they wouldn’t sting anyone, and so they acted on that theory even though it is bonkers, with the result that the little kid playing Samantha got stung; she didn’t react until after the shot was over, though, and Gillian Anderson had the props guys put together a plaque to give her commemorating her bravery.
My online X-Files watching club is going to watch ‘Home’ tomorrow (Friday) night, and I’m a little worried about it (I’ve never seen the episode before), as when I asked one friend about the episode she said, “I don’t think they should have allowed that episode to be broadcast on network TV,” and when I mentioned that we were going to watch the episode to another friend she said “That is the NOPE episode. WILL NOT WATCH AGAIN.” Oh, well, we’ll see how it goes.
“Home” is an awesome episode. Your friends are wusses. DON’T LISTEN TO ‘EM, JACOB! BE STRONG!
No worries. I just watched “Home” again a few months ago and there are only 2 really disburbing scences in it. No wait, 3. Oh yeah…um..4…
The episode with the Peacock family? Oh . . . yeah . . . Don’t watch that one with children in the house, please!
Oh come on, how else are they gonna learn about gruesome deathtraps?
aaaaaand you are back! Excellent fun. It IS the most fun you can have in Canada…
Gah. I hate bees.
Are they chromosomes behind Scully? Nice detail. As for the bees… I assume/hope you will be doing the movie in between seasons 5 and 6.
And yay, good to see it back after the break!
I forget, was the Assassin in a different mode or is Brian Thompson’s forehead just really hard to draw? Because that is one really weird forehead.
Brian Thompson’s I mean, not Shaenon’s depiction.
You need one more panel for Ms. X and “bee husbandry.”
Nice Eddie Izzard reference in the alternate title.
I like my coffee like I like my X-files… covered in bees!
My favorite part about this episode is that the was literally filmed in Canada at this point but they STILL couldn’t find an actor to play the Canadian power line worker who didn’t do a complete American caricature of a Canadian accent. It was like watching Slapshot or something, Eh?
The Canadians were too busy playing Americans in all of the other episodes, I guess. And didn’t he work for Telus?
Yay, it’s back! And farewell, Mr. X. You were my favorite Mystery Conspiracy Informant.