Apr. 20th, 2017

wendelah1: Mulder and Scully (The ship to sink all other ships)
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This is the one we've all been waiting for, right?

I have nothing of value to say about "Space." Luckily for us, a friend wrote a meta for another rewatch community back in the day. Her name (not her real name) is emily_shore aka Naraht. She's in the space program fandom so she really knows her stuff. She analyzed "Space" through the lens of cultural history.

"Space," the Challenger accident, and the culture of NASA by emily_shore.

FANFIC RECS!

Though she's best known in TXF fandom for "Four ways William Scully got picked up from daycare," Naraht also wrote a humorous crossover series with the space fandom. The premise is that Skinner gets transfered to NASA and takes on a partner. It's probably funnier if you know something about the US space program, but I don't know squat, and I was still entertained. She writes a great Skinner, which is rarer than you might think.

Creator: Naraht
Series: Skinner and Browne Investigate
Description:

Some time ago, I came up with a premise which I described as "the bastard child of the space program, The X-Files, and the Lisa Nowak case." To misquote Arlo Guthrie, it was to be about "crime-fighting, mother-stabbing, father-raping, and all kinds of mean nasty ugly things." Mostly about crime-fighting, actually. It was to be about two government bureaucrats brought together by chance, who found themselves fighting corruption, conspiracy and aliens, and who along the way came to develop a sort of grudging respect for one another. An X-Files spin-off sort of like The Lone Gunmen, only with a better pension plan. Who says bureaucrats are boring?

"Zero Gravity" was written for Fandomonium's Virtual Season of Smut Challenge, which should tell you just about everything you need to know. Yes, it's pretty out of character. The truth is not everyone can write early season sex and keep it believable. But it's amusing, and hits my sex on the beach kink. Whoops. Is that a spoiler? The author, aka jake, is best known for "The Mastodon Diaries," which is an over-sexed, wildly popular time travel fic. But she also wrote "Abaddon's Reign," which is a great post-col fic, some very fine casefiles, and plenty of good post-eps.

Title: ZERO GRAVITY
Author: aka "Jake"
Rating: NC-17
Classification: MSR; RST; Post-Ep for "Space"; AU
Spoilers: "Space"; small ones for "Lazarus" and "Rain King" (wendelah note: this makes no sense since "Rain King" takes place years later. Yes, I know the series ended in 2002. Some people might be watching for the first time.)
Summary: One down-to-earth woman. One man with his head in the clouds. A romance made in heaven? Fate is in the stars.

JUST ADDED!

ML wrote a new episode tag for "Space."

Two-Faced by ML | [personal profile] ml_griffonnage
Email: msnsc21@yahoo.com
Archive: just let me know where
Episode Reference: Space, 1x9
Rating: All audiences.
Disclaimer: I still don't own them, darn it, just the action figures. But I'm grateful to Chris Carter, 1013, and Fox, not to mention all the actors, for bringing these characters to life and giving me so much enjoyment.
Synopsis: What just happened? And who was responsible?

Author's notes: This is the ninth story in an exploration of the early seasons. They are somewhat loosely tied together but can be read as standalones. All can be found at: http://ml-griffonnage.dreamwidth.org and, at least up to number 8, at Gossamer. There are a few more notes at the end.
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"Fallen Angel" introduces one of The X-Files' most memorable characters: Max Fenig. Max is a transient who lives in a small trailer and follows the police and military frequencies using an elaborate array of radio equipment. He's a member of NICAP, which he proudly tells Mulder stands for the National Investigative Committee of Aerial Phenomenon. After Mulder finds him in his trailer having convulsions, Max tells Mulder that he's had epilepsy since the age of ten. By the end of "Fallen Angel," Mulder has concluded that Max is a multiple abductee.

Because the UFO community has been following Mulder's career since he began working with the X-Files, we learn from Max that Mulder published an article in Omni under the pseudonym "M. Luder." Mulder is surprised Max knows who he is, and to learn that anyone was paying attention. But as Max reminds him, "Someone is always paying attention, Mr. Mulder."

Max refers to Mulder's partner as "the enigmatic Agent Scully," which was quickly transformed in fanon into "the Enigmatic Doctor Scully," for reasons lost in the annals of fandom. As you might imagine, Agent Doctor Scully is less than amused.

These alien beings must have personal stealth technology; otherwise, why can they only be seen via heat-sensing technology? Do the aliens have the ability to emit radiation at will or is that some sort of a weapon? Based on no evidence whatsoever, Mulder is quick to assume the alien has benign intentions and that it's only trying to protect itself from the military. But, it didn't kill Mulder, and it certainly had the opportunity to do so in the warehouse before Max was beamed up to the mothership.

As a consequence of his shenanigans, the FBI should have fired Mulder. There must be two factions within the organization: one pro-Mulder, and one that's anti-Mulder. "Keep your friends close but keep your enemies closer," Deep Throat tells Section Chief McGrath. Yeah, right. I also had to laugh when McGrath informs Deep Throat that he's "ruined the last best chance we had to get rid of him." McGrath must have meant the last best chance the FBI will have to get rid of Mulder--until he does something else really stupid--like next week, for example.

FANFIC RECS

Sadly, specific to "Fallen Angel," there is nothing I'd recommend. I looked through all of the usual places and some I hadn't ventured to in years. My conclusion: there isn't nearly enough fanfic written for the first season, really for the first three seasons. Let's get on that, shall we? But I did run into this little crossover with Doctor Who.

Title: Space Enough and Time
Author: MaybeAmanda (Amanda Wilde)
Email: maybe_underscore_a at rocketmail dot com
Categories: Crossover (X-Files/Dr Who (2005)
Word Count: ~7500
Rating: PG. Yeah, really.
Timeline: Very very very very very early Season One (XF), Ten and Rose, whenever. (Dr. Who)
Spoilers: Not really. (Wendelah's note: It does take place after "Fallen Angel."

Summary: Scully, Mulder, The Doctor, Rose, and the TARDIS.

AGAIN: VERY early Season One X-Files. That is key!

Next up is "Eve."

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