The X-files... American pop-cultural catalyst of High Weirdness.
"Building upon the paranormal milieu established by such classic television shows as Kolchak: The Night Stalker, The Outer Limits, and Rod Serling's "other" foray into the macabre: Night Gallery... the X-files would, in many ways, surpass these earlier shows in it's impact. Due in part to timing and in part to the times... the X-files would become an influential component of the rapidly morphing zeitgeist at the closing of the 20th century. The show's subject matter would act as a lightning rod of "conspiracy thinking" that would, in part, trigger the "High Weirdness" that was to come, at the dawn of the new millennium."
- Excerpt from the Tek-Gnostics Archives
Crafted in the fine tradition of classic 1960’s shows such as the Twilight Zone… the X-files came along at a time when the paranormal was fast becoming the new normal. Looking back at the show’s impact on pop-culture, the X-files exerted a strangely disproportionate influence on the new paradigm. It could be argued that the X-files played a significant role in pop-culture’s metamorphosis from a previously ordinary reality... into a contemporary bizarro world of High Weirdness.
Follow the above link to check out the new addition on our Mother Ship, Tek-Gnostics dot com. In keeping with the chronicling of our strange times, we have also revamped our Pop Future page, to more accurately reflect the Brave Noö World we find ourselves living in. Enjoy. Also… did we mention the fact that the diabolical Dr. They makes a cameo appearance within our archive? Well he does...