Do you have that one TV show that you’ve loved since you were little? That you can remember watching faithfully every time it aired, ooh-ing and aah-ing at all the interesting plot twists and well developed characters, and the promise of a lifetime of faithful TV watching? It could be Sailor Moon, Avatar, Buffy, or even Full House- but for me, it was The X-Files.
You’re probably thinking, “Huh? A 10 year old watching a show with creepy, terrifying monsters and government conspiracies?” Well, my dad is the one who started it. He fell in love with the show when it aired, and when I was around ten years old, he bought all nine seasons on box sets. When he started to watch them again, I joined him occasionally- after all, the love of everything creepy, scary, and involving aliens has been passed down. I owe my dad for introducing me to the wonderful world of great TV- and sci fi.
I’ve been nostalgic lately (I’m about to go off to college, after all), and I started to watch the TV show again- what wonderful memories. I’m still only in the first season, but I can already see the wonderful relationship between Mulder and Scully forming. *fan girl feels* If you haven’t watched The X-Files- GO NOW! It’s got wonderful characters with one of the best ships ever, monster of the week episodes that are sometimes extremely creepy( two words: Fluke Man) or kinda funny, and a mysterious government conspiracy. Oh, yeah. And aliens. Can’t forget those. It’s also a great trip back into the 90s.
If you have seen the show and are a big fan like I am, I have a treat- I’ve wrangled up some of the best X-Files merch! Art, t-shirts, jewelry, stickers- it’s all here.
1. X-Files I Want to Believe Poster – Amazon
Let’s start out with the classic poster. If you want to decorate your house like Mulder’s basement office, this is the first step.
2. Trust No One Punk Dana Scully Baseball Tee – Human
This company has loads of awesome geeky designs, in just about every fandom- but I only discovered they had a good selection of X-Files merchandise last night. Needless to say, this Scully shirt is now at the top of my wishlist.
I think that Mulder would approve.
After the recent appearance of Gillian Anderson in her punk college days, someone made a Scully & Mulder college AU. And it’s glorious. (You have to buy the stickers separately).
Now all you need is an alien pillow, and your couch will be successfully spookified.
This way, the two agents will always be in your heart. (Cheesy puns forever).
This jacket looks a lot like the one Scully wears in season one episode “Darkness Falls”, and who doesn’t want to dress like Scully?
For the die hard fans. *cough cough*
I can see Mulder putting these on his FBI jacket and getting in trouble for it- and, of course, not caring.
I enjoy it when fandoms collide, and this is a perfect example. Stiles as Mulder and Lydia as Scully? I can believe it.
11. We Are Not Who We Are: An X-Files Zine – Blame Dagger
Worthy of your zine collection.
Admit it- cryptozoology is cool, and this mothman is cute.
I think that’s enough X-Files to make any fan happy. Do you have a favorite TV show from childhood, or did one of your family members introduce you to everything geeky? If so, comment below!