September 10 in Sci-Fi History: The Truth Is Out There

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Sep 10, 2017, 6:10 PM EDT (Updated)

It was on this day in 1993 that the world was introduced to Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully when FOX premiered The X-Files.

The pilot episode featured two FBI agents assigned to weirdo cases and who we knew would eventually one day kiss each other.

The show became a worldwide phenomenon and spawned bigger budgets for each passing season and several films, including The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998) and The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008).

In 2016, Mulder and Scully were reunited for a six-episode 10th season. This time, the plot had less to do with the aliens ... and thus, reviews were mixed.

Will there be more? Yes. Oh goodness, yes. There’s going to be an 11th season. This is a nearly 25-year-old franchise that’s still telling pretty compelling sci-fi stories.

Today is also the 65th birthday of Gerry Conway, born in Brooklyn in 1952. Conway was the co-creator of both The Punisher and Firestorm. He wrote The Justice League of America for eight years.

He also famously killed Gwen Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man #121-122.


Tomorrow: Mega Man, man.