This episode was right on the edge of being great, and then Mulder’s bonkers Boxing Helena VR nightmare pushed it over the top and then some.
Nooooo, Mulder’s fantasy was great! Well, ninja Scully was great. The rest might be a bit TMI about Mulder’s porn viewing habits. Also, the expression on their faces in the first explosion are just delightful.
Not my arms, I need those for being awesome purposes!
This episode was cool. This strip was hilarious. IRONIC COUNTERPOINT MUSIC GO!
Oh, man. I saw Boxing Helena. That was some really weird shit.
I almost thought this was the one with the VR videogame with the female NPC that kept killing male players and Scully gets decked out in gear to kick her ass.
I did too! It turns out that’s the OTHER episode written by William Gibson.
Not one of the better episodes.
I used to hate the 90′s portrayal of “hacking”. It was so NOT how it was done and always dumbed down to the point of seeming like magic.
These days I look back at it with some fondness. It was the first time nerds were portrayed as cool in some way and I think it started the trend of making computer experts seem less “other”. That and most of the richest people in the world are nerds now.