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The X-Cast An X-Files Podcast

The Truth is In Here. Join your host, devoted X-Phile and podcast addict Tony Black, as he presents THE X-CAST - a brand new podcast dedicated to exploring The X-Files, from its inception in 1993 up to the present day 2016 revival mini-series. Supported by a legion of fellow X-Phile co-hosts and guests, Tony will be picking apart each X-File, exploring the stories, characters and of course monsters that made the show the seminal TV experience of the 1990's, and turned FBI Agents Fox Mulder & Dana Scully into iconic modern heroes. Go with them on the journey. Just remember one thing... TrustNo1
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Jan 27, 2017

    THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 11 - 'Excelsis Dei', written by Paul Brown, and directed by Stephen Surjik.

Following the violent sexual attack on a nurse by what seems to be some kind of spirit being, Mulder and Scully head for the Excelsis Dei elderly care home after the nurse files a lawsuit against the Federal government, alleging one of the elderly patients raped her. What they find is a conspiracy among the patients to conceal a remarkable truth about how their chronic illnesses are receding, which may be tied to a sinister spiritual force...

Joined once again by Failed Critics & Character Unlock podcaster Andrew Brooker, Tony takes a scalpel to what he and Brooker come to believe may be one of the worst X-Files of all time. Brooker also takes on the X-Quiz this week - can he equal his previous top scores?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

(DISCRETION ADVISED: this episode features a heavier amount of profanity than usual and discusses some sensitive topics around the subject of sexual assault)

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony for the show's first exclusive interview with a cast member, Max Fenig himself, Scott Bellis...

Jan 20, 2017

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at the very first published novel in THE X-FILES world - 'Goblins', published by Harper Collins in 1994 and written by Charles Grant.

In the small town of Marville, after a spate of seemingly unrelated deaths, Mulder & Scully are ordered by new FBI Section Chief Arlen Douglas to investigate. Joined by green junior agent Hank Webber and his tough partner Licia Andrews, and with Mulder's old reporter friend Carl Barelli close behind, they become embroiled in a small town community with secrets at a premium and a troubling local legend about a murderous 'goblin'...

Joined by novelist and X-Cast blogger Sarah Blair, in her first appearance, Tony examines the differences between book and show, breaking down the characters, plot lines and prose. Plus Sarah gets a chance to discuss her debut novel, Darkness Shifting, very much inspired by The X-Files.

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony and returning guest Andrew Brooker to talk S2's 'Excelsis Dei'..

Jan 13, 2017

THE X-CAST continues with host Tony Black looking back at THE X-FILES Season 2 episode 10 - 'Red Museum', written by Chris Carter, and directed by Win Phelps.

In the small town of Delta Glen, Wisconsin, Mulder and Scully investigate the mysterious disappearance of a teenage boy who reappeared bearing the words 'HE IS ONE' on his back, who the local sheriff believes may have been possessed. Drawn into probing the new age Church of the Red Museum as suspects, Mulder and Scully soon discover something far more insidious is happening in this town, something that may connect back to the death of one of Mulder's closest allies...

Joined once again by friend and TV watcher Matt Latham, Tony reconceives an episode strangely tied into the greater mythology of the show, while Latham takes the X-Quiz - can he get full marks once again like he did with 'Space'?

Listen to find out, just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & writer Sarah Blair as they deconstruct the first ever X-Files tie-in novel, Charles Grant's 'Goblins'...

Jan 6, 2017

THE X-CAST takes a break from episodes this week as Tony Black interviews New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry, the mastermind behind the three X-Files prose anthology books.

In this conversation, Jonathan discussed how Trust No One, The Truth Is Out There & Secret Agendas anthologies came to be, including how they're recognised canon by Chris Carter, and talks about the newly released young adult books Devil's Advocate & Agent of Chaos (written by Kami Garcia) involving teenage Mulder & Scully. Jonathan also discusses potential future X-Files projects and his upcoming work in a range of other genres and universes.

Listen in for this exclusive chat with Jonathan, and just remember... trustno1...

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Next time on The X-Cast... join Tony & returning guest Matt Latham to discuss S2 episode, 'Red Museum'...

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