X-Treme Possibilities

A Paranoid Rummage Through The X-Files

by Paul Cornell, Martin Day, Keith Topping

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  • 9780575133358

'Open your mind to extreme possibilities'

Scully's desire to be recognised as 'a medical doctor', ooze, mouthfuls of difficult dialogue and the tendency for characters not to make it through the pre-titles sequence were just a few of the tragically underexamined elements of THE X-FILES phenomenon - until the first edition of this book. Now the authors take their study of televisions weirdest show through to the end of series five, and THE X-FILES movie.

X-TREME POSSIBILITIES presents a unique analysis of the programme that transformed US television. While sometimes witty and light-hearted, this volume is also a serious study of the elements that made the show such a success. As well as a detailed episode guide of the first five seasons, the book pieces together the nature of the series' Conspiracy - and attempts to discover just what the truth is.

Never before has THE X-FILES been put under such focused, affectionate and bizarre scrutiny.

Please note this new release of the second edition has not been updated.


  • Orion Publishing Group; October 2013
  • ISBN: 9780575133358
  • Read online, or download in secure ePub format
  • Title: X-Treme Possibilities
  • Author: Paul Cornell; Martin Day; Keith Topping
  • Imprint: Gateway
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  • 9780575133358

About The Author

Paul Cornell is a writer of SF and fantasy in prose, comics and television, one of only two people to be Hugo Award-nominated for all three media. He wrote three episodes of Doctor Who for the BBC, Batman & Robin and Superman in Action Comics for DC, and a mature readers series at Vertigo called Saucer Country. His first urban fantasy novel, London Falling, about a modern undercover police unit in London accidentally becoming able to see dark magic and monsters, was published in 2012. He lives near London, and his other interests include cricket, all things Fortean, and hisnewborn son Thomas.

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  • 9780575133358