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The X-Files Season 11

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In a world of ever-increasing automation and artificial intelligence, Mulder and Scully find themselves targets in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

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Critic Reviews for Rm9sbG93ZXJz

It's a risk that pays off.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

This one's a keeper.

Mar 27, 2018 | Full Review…
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It's, honestly, a better Black Mirror episode than anything in that series' fourth season.

Mar 4, 2018 | Full Review…

"Rm9sbG93ZXJz" is my favorite episode of either revival season.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

A quarter century later, The X-Files is circling back around to one of its earliest fears, one that felt outdated halfway through the show's original run but has since been proven valid, if clichéd.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: B | Full Review…

I'm such a sucker for concept episodes, and "Rm9sbG93ZXJz" is one of the niftiest experiments in The X-Files' long history...It's a boldly small-scale reconsideration of Mulder and Scully.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

It works because it's silly and over the top and yet also strangely plausible...it's nice to have something this old still be capable of something so new.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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If there was a moral to 'Rm9sbG93ZXJz' (or 'Followers' as translated in Base64), then it would be to always tip the waiter! But joking aside, Kristen Cloke and Shannon Hamblin's script is The X-Files at its very best.

Jul 15, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

It almost wasn't an X-Files episode, but it's these kinds of off-book experiments that are giving the show its creative wins here in Season 11.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

"Rm9sbG93ZXJz" somehow found a new tone for the series after 200-plus episodes. With that, it still maintained a sense of humor in the face of urgency.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

I loved this episode. It may be my favorite episode of the season.

Mar 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Within those first ten minutes, the underwater episode of Bojack Horseman comes to mind. Within those first ten minutes, we remember why The X-Files can feel so special.

Mar 1, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…