COMING SOON FOR HALLOWEEN!!!
I Want to Believe
That poster sums up 9 years of The X-Files
The series debuted on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002.
It basically ended after 9/11 because the country was so distraught by what happened that most didn’t want to believe in government conspiracy’s. (Wonder how the public feels now?) 🙂
It was my brother Ben who introduced me to the X-Files during Season 3 when I was visiting family in Rome, Georgia one summer. Ben told me that I would love it! He put in a VHS tape of season 1 and we started watching it one night. I was hooked!
My X-Files Recreation Kitchen
When we lived in Hawaii I had this very t.v. in my kitchen. I would watch my X-Files video’s while I cooked, washed dishes, ate, used the kitchen table for craft projects……etc.
It also gave me a sight line to my children in the living room either playing, watching the big t.v., doing homework, playing with their friends, etc……
And I cannot even express to you how excited I am to recreate my X-Files Kitchen right now. 🙂
Although my camera does not do justice to the screen resolution, it is great! This t.v. is probably around 25 years old and it works perfectly! I’m happy to have it back in my kitchen for now and I am going to enjoy the hell out of it. 🙂
Welcome to our X-Files
The Lazarus Bowl
Gordon and Julie, a.k.a. Mulder and Scully, enjoying a Champagne Bubble Bath
Lancaster-Whann, Whann, Scully, Mulder and Skinner
(And yes, we are all naked.) 🙂
Just One of My Favorite Episodes
X-Files Case #X-525652-2/13
The X-Files Case Number above is the very first X-File recorded. The 2/13 is my birthday.
Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files uses his birthday 10/13 quite a bit in the series.
Ten Thirteen Productions
I do think that we “13’s” are an interesting bunch in the fact that we seem to be drawn to all things “spooky.” Alfred Hitchcock is an 8/13.
Special Agent Arthur Dales was one of the first FBI agents to make an attempt at investigating the X-Files. He later retired into obscurity and into some of my most favorite X-Files episodes.
(In my opinion, the greatest and the most interesting people are those that we will never hear about. They are not self-promoters, they are much too humble for that. They are just genuinely good people that have better things to do than brag about their achievements.)
Starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Created by Chris Carter
The Truth is out There
The characters of Mulder and Scully were perfectly cast. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. I can remember some of the criticism that went toward Gillian Anderson for not being the typical beauty type of the time. Chris Carter saw great potential in the great acting abilities of Gillian Anderson and went with her. I commend him for recognizing that potential.
I also loved the fact that the names of the characters in the show weren’t dumbed down as to be able to be pronounced by a simplistic audience. For example, there were no Smith’s and Jones’s. There were Krycek’s, Kerch’s, Covarrubias’s, and the list goes on……
Chris Carter made an extremely intellectual show that starred talented actors that educated us each and every week, while entertaining us at the same time.
So, good morning and welcome to the basement here at the FBI.
Have a cup of coffee, and let’s get this show on the road.
I have so many favorite episodes that I don’t even know where to begin to bring them to you. But, Gordon and I did recreate a few of our favorites, and we will also be bringing a few more in the future. But for now, here is where we will start……..
Season 6, Episode 15
Rob and Laura Petrie
Arcadia is an episode that Gordon and I can relate to very well as the subdivision, Arcadia, conjures up a Ubermenscher,
a monster to do the bidding of the Home Owner’s Association that kills the residents that do not uphold the HOA Rules and Regulations.
O.K., so that is a small exaggeration of our HOA……………but not by much. (They haven’t killed us yet.)
Here Scully and I are videotaping a home in Arcadia where the residents just disappeared and have not been seen since.
(Which brings me to the Lillas’s that used to own our home. They say her husband died of a heart attack and he was her 3rd. husband. Was it our HOA??? Hmmmmm…….)
We decided to use this opportunity to film/photograph this X-Files episode as we were getting new carpet at the time. Never waste an opportunity!
Whann/Mulder ripping up the carpet looking for evidence.
Hey, Lancaster-Whann/Scully, I think I found something!
Live a Better Life in Arcadia….. or Else. (Our HOA Motto) 🙁
March 30, 2015
X-Files Chicken Tacos
(I wrote this blog post back in March, 2015 and this blog post is pretty much for this entire Halloween post is based on. I will be bringing you recipes and recreations of this great show that we loved so much.)
Scully and Mulder
(Or as my kids used to say when they were little,
Mully and Sculder.)
I used to be a huge X-Files fan! So much so that even my kids loved the series. Veronica even dressed up as Scully one year for Halloween. Red wig, lab coat and all. So you are probably wondering about the title of this blog post, “X-Files Chicken Tacos?” I’ll get to that in a minute.
Julie’s X-Files Chicken Tacos
I am known by people that know me well for my delicious tasting chicken tacos. This is something that I have perfected in my 20 years of making them. I really don’t mean to brag, but someone really should give me an Oscar or at the least a Golden Globe for creating these. Actually that would be too modest, my tacos are more Nobel Prize worthy.
ANYWAY, I guess you get the message, they are good! So why are they called my “X-Files Chicken Tacos” you may ask? Because I was so into the X-Files series that whenever any new episodes made it out on VHS, (this was back in the 90’s) I would run out and buy them at Costco in Honolulu, along with several pounds of chicken, (seeing as how I was going to Costco anyway) and cook chicken tacos for dinner that night while I was so engrossed in every single episode while watching them on my small t.v. in the kitchen.
I was so into this series, I spent more time in the kitchen watching my little t.v. because the kids were always dominating the other t.v. with the cartoon channels, that whatever I was cooking, in this case chicken tacos, I spent so much time on them that I believe I have created a wonderfully tasting taco.
I would not have spent so much time on them if it weren’t for The X-Files. Hence, the name.
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovney
(X-Files ran from 1993 – 2002)
From what I understand the X-Files is coming back, thank you Chris Carter!! It was a brilliant show. Thank you for not ‘dumbing it down’ to appeal to an average audience. Thank you for having the characters on the show use ‘big words’ with ‘full sentences’ and have character names longer than ‘Smith or Jones’, such as Krycek, Kritschgau, and Vitagliano.
I am so very excited for this. Thank you Chris Carter of Ten Thirteen Productions. I am a Two Thirteen myself.
Only a fan will know what that means.)
As you can see, we just can’t watch the X-Files without eating chicken tacos.
I’ve already pulled out the DVD’s/VHS’s and I’ve got my favorite X-Files episode’s of all time ready to play.
and Little Green Men
Season 2, Episode 1
and Gordon overseas. (Kisses!)
Scully and Mulder, the tapes have been erased!
Young Fox Mulder in Little Green Men
with Julie’s Pepper Poppers
(See recipe below)
Small Potatoes and Chicken Taco’s
Season 4, Episode 20
Julie’s X-Files Chicken Taco’s
For More Mexican Food Recipes
Julie’s X-Files Chicken Taco’s and Humbug
Episode Humbug, that is.
Season 2, Episode 20
Julie’s Gringo Chicken Tacos
Episode Darkness Falls
(Season 1, Episode 20)
Dendrochronology, the Study of the Rings in Trees
(Bad Blood is my most favorite X-File episode.)
After Mulder drives a stake through the heart of a would be vampire, he and Scully review what happened before they meet Assistant Director Skinner. Their recollection of the case is significantly divergent. They had gone to Texas to investigate a death by exsanguination and Scully thinks that someone is playing at being a vampire. Her autopsy finds a high level of chlorohydrate in the dead man’s system. There’s soon a second victim and she finds that both victims had eaten pizza. As she recalls it, she saved an incapacitated Mulder and tried to capture the culprit. Mulder’s recollection is somewhat different. It was he, not Scully who developed the key clues in the case including the fact that the victim’s shoes were untied and then discovering a second victim in a runaway RV. Before they can speak to Skinner, they have to return to Texas when the vampire Mulder killed seems to have disappeared.
Written by garykmcd
As taken from the IMDB plot synopsis.
Agent Scully Performing an Autopsy
(Season 5, Episode 12)
Season 5 is probably my most favorite X-Files Season.
Somebody help me!
Oh, he’s gonna kill me!
God, somebody help me!
Please help me!
Look at that.
Don’t even start with me.
I know what I saw.
Scully: Skinner wants a report in one hour.
What are you going to tell him?
Mulder: What do you mean what am I going to tell him? I’m gonna tell him exactly what I saw.
What are you gonna tell him?
Scully: I’ll tell him exactly what I saw.
Mulder: Now how is that different?
I’m the one who may wind up going to prison here. I gotta know if you’re gonna back me up, or what?
Scully: First of all, if the family of Ronnie Strickland does, indeed, decide to sue the F.B.I…. for — I think the figure is $446 million dollars— then you and I both will most certainly be co-defendants.
And second of all — I don’t even have a second of all, Mulder.
Four hundred and forty- six million dollars.
I’m in this as deep as you are, and I’m not even the one that overreacted.
I didn’t do the — with the thing.
Mulder: I did not overreact. Ronnie Strickland was a vampire.
Scully: Where’s your proof?
Mulder: You’re my proof. You were there.
O.k., now you’re scaring me. I want to hear exactly what you’re gonna tell Skinner.
Scully: Oh, you want our stories straight.
Mulder: No, I didn’t say that. I just want to hear it the way you saw it.
Scully: I don’t feel comfortable with that.
Mulder: Prison, Scully. Your cell mates nickname is gonna be “Large Marge.” She’s gonna read a lot of Gertrude Stein.
Scully: All right.
Mulder: All right, start at the beginning.
Scully: The very beginning?
Yesterday morning…. When I arrived at work, you were, uh…. Characteristically exuberant.
Mulder: Hope you brought your cowboy boots!
Scully: You want us to go to Dallas?
Mulder: Yee-Haw! Actually a town called Chaney about 5o miles south of there.
Population: 361. By all accounts, very rustic and charming. But as of late, ground zero, the locus for a series of mysterious nocturnal exsangquinations.
Scully: Exsanguinations. Of whom?
Mulder: How does that grab ya?
Scully: It’s a dead cow.
Mulder: Exactly. Or more specifically a dead 900 pound Holstein. It’s body completely drained of blood. As was this one, this one, this one, this one, and so on.
Six, all in all approximately one a week over the past 6 weeks.
Scully: Any sign of….
Mulder: Two small puncture wounds on the neck?
Scully: That’s not what I was gonna ask.
Mulder: Too bad. We got ‘em. Check it out.
Scully: Well these may be syringe marks, their placement meant to immolate fangs. Such ritualistic bloodletting points toward cultists of some sort, in which case—-
Mulder: Yeah, that’s probably it. Satanic cultists. Come on, Scully.
Scully: You’re not gonna tell me this is that Mexican goat sucker.
El Chupacabra? No, no, they got 4 fangs, not 2. And they suck goats, hence the name.
Julie’s El Chupacabra Pepper Poppers
(Recipes at bottom of post.)
JULIE’S EL CHUPACABRA Cachucha POPPERS
El Mundo Gira
(Season 4, Episode 11)
El Chupacabra Hot Sauce
Julie’s Pepper Poppers
The Blessing Way
Season 3, Episode 1
Scully: So, instead this would be?
Scully: Of a bunch of cows?
Mulder: And one dead human. Last night a vacationer from New Jersey.
Come on. We gotta go.
Scully: Why the hell didn’t you tell me that from the beginning?
Mulder: Lock the door on your way out.
The town of Chaney is too small to maintain a morgue facility.
As such, we made our way to the Peaceful Slumbers Funeral Home In order to examine the body of one Mr.
Dwight Funt, Recently deceased.
It was there that we were met by a representative Of local law enforcement, Sheriff- Lucius Hartwell.
– You the F.B.I.Agents?
SCULLY’S LAB (A.K.A. LANCASTER-WHANN’S LAB)
Julie’s Pepper Poppers
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