Commentary: Trek Stars 72: The Best of Both Worlds of The X-Files / by Trek fm

Bole, Part 3: Bad Blood.

After the success of his first X-Files episode, Cliff Bole returned to the series the following year to direct another comedic script by Vince Gilligan, "Bad Blood." This episode pushed the boundaries of the show even further than "Small Potatoes," and the end result may be the most critically-acclaimed hour in the show's history.  

In this episode of Commentary: Trek Stars, Max and Mike take a look at Bole's second X-File. We discuss how the episode gets better with each viewing, how it departs from the tone of the series while still staying inside the basic formula, and how Bole's sense of comic timing is the key to the episode's success. We also take a look at the new Brannon Braga series, Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey

Running Time: 50 minutes 47 seconds


Mike Schindler and Max Hegel



Bad Blood 
Slapstick Comedy 
Bole's Direction 
Final Thoughts 
Braga's Direction 


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