Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Jerry Hardin: On The X-Files

"In The X-Files, so much of what I do is language-driven, and thought-driven.
It pleases me that it's successful under those circumstances, in the same sense that Star Trek is.
In my opinion that again is a testimony to an interest in and a focus on language.
If you think about it, Star Trek is primarily two guys or three guys standing on the captain's deck talking to each other... It's language-oriented, and the language is often pretty dense."
-Actor Jerry Hardin, The Truth Is Out There: The Official Guide To The X-Files, Brian Lowry, P.92-

Actor Jerry Hardin (The Firm, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager), a highlight as Deep Throat in The X-Files Season One, made an insightful observation and comparison regarding the writing of two pop culture classics, Star Trek and The X-Files, that was worth noting here at Musings Of A Sci-Fi Fanatic. Both are in excellent company when it comes to writing, direction, casting and the litany of detail work that went into making two bona fide science fiction classics.

Despite events that unfold for the character on The X-Files in S1, Ep24, The Erlenmeyer Flask, Hardin would return to appear in The X-Files, S3, Ep1, The Blessing Way and Ep24, Talitha Cumi as well as S7, Ep2, The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati. He even showed up in S4, Ep7, Musings Of A Cigarette Smoking Man. Hmmm...

So it's only reasonable he should enjoy a post here at Musings Of A Sci-Fi Fanatic.

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