The X-Cast

The X-Cast

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The Truth is In Here. Join your host, devoted X-Phile and podcast addict Tony Black, as he presents THE X-CAST - a brand new podcast dedicated to exploring The X-Files, from its inception in 1993 up to the present day 2016 revival mini-series. Supported by a legion of fellow X-Phile guests, Tony will be picking apart each X-File, exploring the stories, characters and of course monsters that made the show the seminal TV experience of the 1990's, and turned FBI Agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully into iconic modern heroes. Go with them on the journey. Just remember one thing... TrustNo1

Episodes

69 - UNCLASSIFIED INTERVIEW 09: Millennium After the Millennium  

THE X-CAST doesn't just change pace but also show this week as Tony Black looks at MILLENNIUM, and the upcoming documentary about the show to celebrate 20 years since it premiered, Millennium After the Millennium.

Talking to producers Troy Foreman & Jason Morris, Tony examines this exciting new project set to debut in 2017, featuring exclusive interviews with creator Chris Carter, star Lance Henriksen, and beyond. They discuss how the documentary came to be, tease what we can expect from it, while Troy discusses his contributions to the Back to Frank Black fan campaign & Jason talks his classic web series spin-off, Millennium: Apocalypse.

Plus Tony asks them the big question... will Millennium one day return to our screens?

Listen to find out, just remember... this is who we are...

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MILLENNIUM AFTER THE MILLENNIUM HOMEPAGE

Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & guest, IDW Publishing's The X-Files: Secret Agendas writer Jade Shames, to discuss Season 2's 'Firewalker'...

68 - FILE 32 - One Breath  

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 8 - 'One Breath', written by Glen Morgan & James Wong, and directed by RW. Goodwin.

Scully reappears in hospital, out of nowhere, in a coma and at death's door. As her family, including spiritually-minded elder sister Melissa, prepare themselves for Dana's natural passing, Mulder in his desperate bid to find the conspiratorial government forces responsible begins a blood-soaked campaign of vengeance. Meanwhile, on the bridge between two worlds, Scully is tethered to mystical forces as she chooses whether to remain or pass on...

Joined again by The Irish M0vie Blog writer, Darren Mooney, Tony examines one of the greatest and most powerful episodes in the X-Files. Plus Darren has another shot at the X-Quiz - can he get a perfect ten (or six)?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & guests Troy Foreman & Jason Morris to discuss their Millennium documentary, Millennium After the Millennium...

67 - X-Cast Roundtable #1  

THE X-CAST experiments this week by presenting our first X-FILES Roundtable, featuring writers involved in the X-Cast blog answering key TXF topic questions, posed by themselves and listeners of the show.

Joining host Tony Black for the first Roundtable are Carl Sweeney, Sarah Blair, Baz Greenland and Paige Schector to discuss topics including...

Could The X-Files survive without Mulder & Scully?

Favourite Monster of the Week

How might William feature in a theoretical Season 11?

And which X-Files character would you most like to go for a drink with?

Listen to find out the answers, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & guest Darren Mooney to discuss legendary episode, 'One Breath'...

66 - UNCLASSIFIED INTERVIEW 08 - Mark Snow  

THE X-CAST takes a break from episodes this week as Tony Black, alongside fellow podcaster Brandon Shea-Mutala, interviews none other than the musical composer for The X-Files, Mark Snow.

In this conversation, Mark talks about how he came to be involved in the series, the creation of his legendary music, and his contributions to Millennium and beyond. He also gives some insider hints about the status of SEASON 11 of The X-Files (which you may not find elsewhere!) and talks some fascinating stories about his career overall.

Listen for this exclusive chat with Mark, and just remember... trustno1...

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THE X-FILES VOLUME 3

Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & returning guest Darren Mooney to talk the legendary 'One Breath'...

65 - FILE 31 - 3  

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 7 - '3', written by Chris Ruppenthal, Glen Morgan & James Wong, directed by David Nutter.

Following the mysterious disappearance of Scully, and with the X-Files re-opened, Mulder heads to Los Angeles on the hunt for the 'Unholy Trinity', a group of killers who he has been tracking across the country, whose appear to be conducting savage vampiric attacks. While hunting, Mulder becomes involved with Kristen, a beguiling young woman, who proceeds to drag him dangerously deep into her world...

Joined once again by The X-Files Lexicon master Matt Allair, Tony looks at a largely unappreciated, divisive episode of the series. Plus Matt has another shot at the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & returning guest Darren Mooney to talk Scully's return in 'One Breath'...

64 - FILE 30 - Ascension  

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 6 - 'Ascension', written by Paul Brown & directed by Michael Lange.

Following the abduction of Scully from her home by Duane Barry, Mulder and the FBI marshal their forces as a manhunt to find her begins. Mulder, driven to obsession, finds a lead that could help him intercept Duane at his destination, Skyland Mountain, but as his duplicitous partner Alex Krycek is ordered to stop him, can Mulder save Scully before she's abducted by mysterious forces?

Joined again by The Irish M0vie Blog writer, Darren Mooney, Tony examines one of the most seminal, important episodes in X-Files history. Plus Darren has another shot at the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & returning guest Matt Allair to talk '3'...

63 - FILE 29 - Duane Barry  

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 5 - 'Duane Barry', written and directed by Chris Carter.

After escaped psychiatric patient Duane Barry takes a travel agency hostage, Mulder and new partner Alex Krycek are drafted in to aid the hostage negotiation, as Duane claims to be an alien abductee. As Mulder increasingly gears the negotiation toward exploring Duane's experiences, Scully uncovers information on the man which could put both their lives in serious danger...

Joined again by The Irish M0vie Blog writer, Darren Mooney, Tony examines one of the most seminal, important episode in X-Files history. Plus Darren has another shot at the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & returning guest Darren Mooney to talk the second part of this story, 'Ascension'...

62 - UNCLASSIFIED INTERVIEW 07 - John Kenneth Muir on The X-Files FAQ  

THE X-CAST takes a break from episodes this week as Tony Black interviews best-selling author and The X-Files expert, John Kenneth Muir, all about his 2015 tome, The X-Files FAQ.

In this conversation, John discusses his 5 Questions of X to gauge his fandom, and discusses with Tony the finer points of his book - how Chris Carter came to write the foreword, how the American political arena of the 1990's inspired the show's creation, the historical influences, and touchstones from TV and what The X-Files inspired, and more discussion on the world of Ten Thirteen.

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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THE X-FILES FAQ ON AMAZON

Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & returning guest Darren Mooney to talk the legendary 'Duane Barry'...

61 - FILE 28 - Sleepless  

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 4 - 'Sleepless', written by Howard Gordon & directed by Rob Bowman.

After the mysterious death of a man in his apartment with no clear cause of death, Mulder--following a tip off from a new clandestine contact--begins investigating reluctantly with new FBI partner, Alex Krycek. With the aid of Scully at Quantico, Mulder & Krycek discover evidence of a decades-old secret experiment involving sleep deprivation... 

Joined by Failed Critics writer and podcaster, Andrew Brooker, Tony takes a look at an important blend of standalone and mytharc X-Files episode. Along the way, Brooker has another crack at the X-Quiz - can he equal his previous top score for 'Lazarus'?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony as he interviews best-selling film & TV author John Kenneth Muir on his book, The X-Files FAQ...

60 - FILE 27 - Blood  

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 3 - 'Blood', written by Glen Morgan & James Wong, with a story from Darin Morgan & directed by David Nutter.

Mulder arrives in Franklin, Pennsylvania, a small town where people seem to be indiscriminately killing. He soon begins to find a connection to crop dusting and a nefarious government experiment involving subliminal messaging, which is steadily sending local everyman Ed Funsch out of control...

Joined by Always Hold On to Smallville podcaster Zach Moore, Tony examines an unnerving, tense X-File. Along the way, Zach once again takes on X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & guest Andrew Brooker to talk 'Sleepless'...

59 - FILE 26 - The Host  

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 2 - 'The Host', written by Chris Carter & directed by Daniel Sackheim.

Called off his stakeout to investigate what appears to be a suspicious death but he considers a punishment by the FBI, Mulder soon comes to realise, with Scully's help, that he may be dealing with a parasitic lifeform called 'the Flukeman' that is attempting to reproduce...

Joined by Awards Daily TV writer and podcaster, Clarence Moye, Tony takes a look at one of the most iconic monster episodes of The X-Files. Along the way, Clarence has another crack at the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & guest Zach Moore to talk 'Blood'...

58 - FILE 25 - Little Green Men  

Season 2 of THE X-CAST begins with host Tony Black looking, appropriately, at THE X-FILES Season 2 premiere - 'Little Green Men', written by Glen Morgan & James Wong, and directed by David Nutter.

With the X-Files shut down, FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder is ready to quit before a connection in Congress tips him off about an alien transmission he has a 24 hour window to recover. As Mulder hunts the truth, erstwhile former partner, Special Agent Dana Scully, works to thwart shadowy government forces attempting to stop him...

Joined by writer and massive X-Phile, Darren Mooney of the Irish Movie Blog, Tony explores an episode which set in motion the season which exploded The X-Files into the mainstream. Along the way, Darren answers the Five Questions of X, all about his fandom, and tackles the X-Quiz on the episode - can he equal the high score?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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(PS: huge thanks to the talented Will A for our new intro music - find him on Twitter at: https://twitter.com/iamwillaye)

57 - UNCLASSIFIED INTERVIEW 06: Matthew Dow Smith  

In another surprise interview, THE X-CAST returns as Tony Black speaks to comic-book artist & writer, Matthew Dow Smith - currently drawing not only The X-Files IDW Publishing tie-in comics, but the co-creator of brand new mini-series comic, The X-Files: Origins.

Matthew talks about how he got into the comic book world, in which he's drawn many established franchises (including his beloved Doctor Who), and the path which led him to taking part in Joe Harris' much-loved Season 10 and 11 comics, before taking over as artist for the new revival tie-in run and the story behind bringing Origins to life, and how he feels personally drawn to Dana Scully in particular.

Much like our previous interview with Matthew's friend & colleague Denton J. Tipton, if you're a fan of any X-Files media, comics in particular, don't miss this fascinating interview with one of the strongest creatives working right now.

Just remember, if you do listen... trustno1...

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56 - UNCLASSIFIED INTERVIEW 05 - Denton J. Tipton  

In advance of our season premiere of Season Two, THE X-CAST returns for another special interview, as Tony Black this time talks to IDW Editor, Denton J. Tipton - one of the team responsible for IDW's recent THE X-FILES comics. Denton discusses the details behind how the IDW comics come together, from the ideas stage through to Chris Carter's input, all the way through the drawing & finally release; he talks about the difficulties in moving from Joe Harris' Season 11 to the revival-canon comics (and drops a cool hint for the future); he talks about the new X-Files: Origins series and how that came together; and discusses his work with IDW at large, plus his comic book inspirations. If you've ever read or you're a fan of any X-FILES comics, you won't want to miss what Denton has to say! Find out, but just remember... trustno1... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheX_Cast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/The-X-Cast-930414780360852/ WEBSITE: http://www.blackholepodcasts.com/x-episodes/ IDW X-FILES COMICS: http://www.idwpublishing.com/the-x-files/ DENTON ON TWITTER: https://twitter.com/dentontipton DENTON ON FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/denton.tipton?fref=ts

55 - FILE 24 - The Erlenmeyer Flask  

"Trust... no... one..." THE X-CAST focuses this time on 'The Erlenmeyer Flask', the 24th episode of The X-Files, and the final episode of Season One, and of the first run of this podcast. Once again, host Tony Black is joined by Andrew Brooker to dissect the episode. Along the way they also discuss their Top and Bottom 3 episodes of Season One, and give the season a ranking out of 10. Plus Brooker gets to take on the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score? Find out, just remember... trustno1... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheX_Cast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/The-X-Cast-930414780360852/ WEBSITE: http://www.blackholepodcasts.com/x-episodes/

54 - FILE 23 - Roland  

THE X-CAST focuses this time on 'Roland', the 23rd episode of The X-Files, as host Tony Black is joined once again by Andrew Brooker to dissect the episode. Plus Brooker gets to take on the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score? Find out, just remember... trustno1... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheX_Cast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/The-X-Cast-930414780360852/ WEBSITE: http://www.blackholepodcasts.com/x-episodes/

53 - FILE 22 - Born Again  

THE X-CAST focuses this time on 'Born Again', the 22nd episode of The X-Files, as host Tony Black is joined once again by Andrew Brooker to dissect the episode. Along the way he asks Brooker the question, Do You Believe In... Reincarnation? Plus Brooker gets to take on the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score? Find out, just remember... trustno1... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheX_Cast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/The-X-Cast-930414780360852/ WEBSITE: http://www.blackholepodcasts.com/x-episodes/

52 - FILE 21 - Tooms  

"I'm sure you'll... squeeze in..." THE X-CAST focuses this time on 'Tooms', the 21st episode of The X-Files, as host Tony Black is rejoined by semi-regular guest Andrew Brooker to dissect the episode. Plus Brooker gets to take on the X-Quiz - can he equal his top score? Find out, just remember... trustno1... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheX_Cast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/The-X-Cast-930414780360852/ WEBSITE: http://www.blackholepodcasts.com/x-episodes/

51 - FILE 20 - Darkness Falls  

"It'll be a nice trip to the forest..." THE X-CAST focuses this time on 'Darkness Falls', the 20th episode of The X-Files, as host Tony Black is joined once again by Zach Moore to dissect the episode. Along the way he asks Zach the question, Do You Believe In... Ancient Organisms? Plus Zach gets to take on the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score? Find out, just remember... trustno1... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheX_Cast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/The-X-Cast-930414780360852/ WEBSITE: http://www.blackholepodcasts.com/x-episodes/

50 - FILE 19 - Shapes  

"See you in nine years..." THE X-CAST focuses this time on 'Shapes', the 19th episode of The X-Files, as host Tony Black is joined once again by Zach Moore to dissect the episode. Along the way he asks Zach the question, Do You Believe In... Werewolves? Plus Zach gets to take on the X-Quiz - can he beat his previous score? Find out, just remember... trustno1... TWITTER: https://twitter.com/TheX_Cast FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/The-X-Cast-930414780360852/ WEBSITE: http://www.blackholepodcasts.com/x-episodes/

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