So I've been watching the revived "X-Files" because I watched the original with my daughter (born a year before the show premiered, and she doesn't remember much about it now), and I've binged on it twice now on Netflix.
I want to believe.
And I've read two articles now about the third episode, which aired last night. One focussed on a transgendered minor character (used more to contrast human v. lizard attitudes about gender; don't ask. Or do; it was really kinda funny.), the other on nostalgia for the '90's (Youth really is wasted on the young).
Nobody has yet mentioned the homage to the precursor to "X-Files," from the '70's. Probably because no one old enough to remember "The Night Stalker" wants to admit they're paying that much attention to the new "X-Files."
Except me. :-)
That's Mulder with the "monster." Notice the seersucker jacket, the straw hat, the tie, the generally rumpled look. Notice, too, this "man" becomes a "monster" (actually reverts to his normal form) at night. Being the monster, he supposedly stalks at night, kinda like celery (c'mon! Am I that old?).