TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: The Ghosts Who Stole Christmas vs Genderbender / The Unnatural vs Max

The X-Cast blog team are going to share their daily predictions about the Episode Tournament fixtures coming up, talking about who they think will win (not crucially who *should* win – that’s up to you!).

January 17th/18th



Tony: “GHOSTS – absolute slam dunk here, even though Genderbender isn’t a terrible episode.”

Sam: “I’m not even going to dignify this with an answer.”

Carl: “Yep, big win coming for the festive favourite.”

Sarah: “No brainer.”

Andrew: “I like both of these episodes, though GHOSTS comes out on top. It’s an annual X-Mas tradition for me!”

Baz: “GHOSTS for an easy win. Does anyone really like GENDERBENDER? it’s not terrible but it’s not great either.”


Tony: “THE UNNATURAL – shipper moments galore and it’s probably the better episode, but Max is a cracking tale & I’ll be sad to see it vanish.”

Sarah: “(Vanish–nicely played Tony). THE UNNATURAL- A fantastic performance by Jesse L. Martin, with the addition of a compelling story and break from the standard episode format, I think this one will go far. Max certainly isn’t without merit, though!”

Carl: “I also expect THE UNNATURAL to go through – a lotta love out there for Duchovny’s baseball fable.”

Paige: “I’m not a huge Unnatural fan, but it has a really nice touch. It’s a shame Max has to go out in the first round, it’s an amazing episode that feels and looks like a feature film.”

Baz: “With the first two choices? I think THE UNNATURAL will win for its unique concept and great performances. I kind of prefer MAX, which is a good if not great conclusion to the season four two-parter, but I can’t see it winning.”

Make sure you’re following our tournament with the hashtag #TheXFilesEpisodeTournament on Twitter.


One thought on “TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: The Ghosts Who Stole Christmas vs Genderbender / The Unnatural vs Max

  1. The Unnatural is my absolute favourite episode, and I honestly think it still would be, even if Mulder and Scully’s weren’t in it at all. It’s a good sci-fi story in its own right.

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