The "monster of the week" episodes of The X-Files were a major part of that show's success, and were great fun.
It's not over 'til it's over - and that may not be anytime soon for David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
Their subsequent credits include Homeland, Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Strike Back.
Like many TV viewers in the '90s, I never missed an episode of The X-Files. It answers some questions, and raises more.
Carter, Duchovny and Anderson are all back for the new run.
'The way that you see them return will explain itself.
"It's still surreal to me that I'm sitting up here 24 years later", Carter continued.
He's here, at the television market MIPCOM, to spruik the mini-series to worldwide program buyers.
"These are interesting and heady times, and ideal for telling "X-Files" tales", he said, promising a series more directly topical than the original.
I think there's over 500 conspiracy sites on the internet right now, so as you say they are drowning in information-certainly Mulder is.
At the heart of the negativity seems to be the low-key tone of the main characters. When Fox approached him about bringing The X-Files back to television, Carter considered repurposing the script for the series. "We had it from the very beginning", referring to chemistry.
There is a mystery involving an alien abductee which shall be the case Mulder and Scully solve in this six-episode revival. It is updated, to be sure, but it also retains a familiar, at times slower, sensibility, more in tune with the original series.
While the show has returned to shooting in Vancouver (albeit in the summer instead of the fall like in the original series), the show goes to Texas for a domestic terrorism episode.
"If you've ever loved the show we think you're going to be happy", says Carter. "I think he's drinking his own urine", he says. I wrote eight episodes of the show.
Creator of the series Chris Carter has not been shy about his hope for more of the show that has remained popular with audiences during its 14 years off the air.
"When I left the show I always imagined we could turn it into a movie franchise, but after the second movie ['The X-Files: I Want to Believe" in 2008] there didn't seem to be much of an appetite [among the public].
I wouldn't want to have a drink with her. She'd be terrifying. I tell people that every time I pick up the newspaper, I see the makings of a new X-Files episode. It launched in 1993 and ended in 2002 and produced nine seasons and two feature films.
"Mulder hasn't really changed", says Duchovny. "That's simply the way it is". It had a lot of famous stand-alone episodes, like the whimsically eerie "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas" with Ed Asner and Lily Tomlin or 1996's creepy "Home", which involved a family of inbred animal-like brothers living on a farm and murdering babies. No!' What would I tell her? Add to those the prevalence of video cameras and hacking scandals, and you've got a whole new definition of paranoia. Star parties take place Wednesday nights during the spring semester and will begin at the end of this month. This theme would go on to become the mythology that would play out throughout the entire series.