Book Review: The X-Files: Cold Cases lets old voices come out in a kinda boring story

by Banned Library in

The X-Files might be done, y'all. I mean, look, I liked it. I think. I didn't really watch it when it was on but I've seen most of the first four seasons. It's really good when it's good (see Home and Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose, now). But when it's average or bad, it's just kinda boring.

    The whole cast, even dead guys, are back with a mix of alien conspiracy goodness in this audio adventure. Am I cheating calling it a book? Sort of, but it was a graphic novel and is sold by an audiobook vendor, so bite me.

    Someone hacked the government people, and taking over the information known as the alien junk department of the FBI. The X-Files. Somebody is reviving old X-Files. Mulder and Scully are drawn back in from retirement as more of their old and dead friends come back to look at mysteries and stuff. There's aliens. It's a conspiracy.

    Maybe, just maybe, if you cared a lot about the early conspiracy stuff, this might interest you. Sure, it's fun to hear Duchovny and Anderson banter. The Lone Gunman are back and living under Arlington Cemetery. Even that evil FBI agent is running around. The stories are fun in their way, but they rely on you caring a lot about these characters.

    The audio production is sound, the writing is snappy and fun, but unless you just need more X-Files in your life you can skip this one.