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X-Files finally returns to TV with animated series on FOX

Published: 28/Aug/2020 23:06 Updated: 3/Sep/2020 11:57

by Brent Koepp


Popular 90s science fiction show the X-Files will live once again, returning as an animation called Albuquerque. On August 28, Fox announced their plans to bring the beloved series to a new medium.

The X-Files made its groundbreaking debut in 1993, and became an absolute cultural phenomena. Viewers around the world fell in love with FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully as they traveled the world investigating paranormal cases.

While the original series ended in 2002, in 2016 the show was brought back for a revival season that lasted for two years. Fans wanting more are in luck as the franchise is being revived once again – this time in the form of an animated series.

mulder and scully x-files
Fox / Netflix
The sci-fi show was a massive hit in the 90s.

X-Files gets new life as animated series

On August 28, it was revealed that Fox Network is currently developing X-Files: Albuquerque. The new show is an animation that will serve as a spin-off series. However, the new iteration will not feature leads Mulder and Scully.

According to publication Deadline, Albuquerque will be more comedy-based, and will center around a cast of “misfit” FBI agents. The new team will look into X-Files that the outlet states are “too wacky, ridiculous or downright dopey for Mulder & Scully to bother with.”

While some fans may be let down that the pair are not a part of the story, Fox haven’t ruled out a cameo from them in the future. This also isn’t the first time that the franchise has been created in a different medium – from 2011-2015, series creator Chris Carter wrote an official season 10 and 11 in comic form published by IDW.

x-files comic
IDW / Fox
The X-Files got a season 10 and 11 in comic book form.

While aliens and ‘monster of the week’ style episodes have largely come to define the X-Files, the beloved show was notorious for its humor and comedic plot lines. The animation seems to be focused on the latter.

Albuquerque will be created by animation studio Bento Box, and will be overseen by Chris Carter and Gabe Rotter who will serve as executive producers. At the time of writing, it’s unclear when the project will make its debut.


Bizarre Pokemon Journeys episode goes viral for “cruel” Blaziken scene

Published: 2/Dec/2020 0:57

by Brent Koepp


A November episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime went viral after fans discovered it included a bizarre scene featuring Blaziken. The strange sequences force the Gen III ‘mon into a “cruel” situation that has left some viewers disturbed.

Pokemon Journeys made its debut in Japan in November 2019. The latest anime in the long-running series follows protagonist Ash Ketchum and new character Goh as they travel across the game’s eight regions.

An episode that aired in November 2020 has made waves online after a scene featuring a bizarre food contest went viral. Fans of the Nintendo property were left unsettled after a Blaziken is forced to eat his own species – well, sort of.

Screenshot from Pokemon Journeys anime.
Game Freak / The Pokemon Company
The Pokemon Journeys episode featured unusual food in it.

Bizarre Pokemon Journeys scene goes viral

In the November 27 episode of the Pokemon Journeys anime, Ash and Goh both participate in an eating contest. The competition has Trainers seeing whose ‘mon can consume the most food in the shortest time possible.

However, things took a cruel turn when the final dish served was a cuisine in the shape of Torchic. Blaziken’s appetite quickly turned sour at the thought of eating something shaped like his own species.

The Gen III character then stood up and quit the contest after shedding a tear. The incredibly strange cannibalism-like dilemma went viral after being uploaded to Reddit on November 30.

Blaziken was dominating the food eating contest but then.. from pokemon

While the Torchic are technically a dessert item, the scene left some fans feeling disturbed or sympathetic towards the Pokemon’s plight. “I feel you Blaziken, being forced to eat your kind is cruel,” one fan wrote. Another user exclaimed “Who’s the sick b****rd that decided to try to make a Blaziken eat Torchics?”

Pokemon fans react to the disturbing anime scene on Reddit.

Despite only having aired in Japan, the scene quickly spread online as the community found it both be hilarious and creepy. Popular artist ‘popemadara‘ made a comedic drawing that went viral on Twitter that depicts other Pokemon in the same dilemma as Blaziken.

While it’s true that people eat human-shaped edibles called gingerbread men, the Torchic food item was disturbingly detailed. If nothing else, the situation showed that the Fire-type monster has a softer side.

Pokemon Journeys is currently still airing in Japan, however North American viewers can catch the first half of the series now on Netflix which is broken up into Part 1 and 2.