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Jeet this Week: Would Fox Mulder even have to try in 2015?

Conspiracy theories may have been harder to track in the 90s, says "Old Man Jeet", but these days the Mulders of the world are all over Twitter.
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson appear in a 1996 promotional image for X-Files. After premiering in 1993, the popular paranormal show went on to become the longest-running sci-fi program on television. (Fox/Liaison/Getty Images)

The truth is out there. After 13 years off the air, The X-Files are returning to network television. So too are its original stars David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully). 

On the heels of this news, Q contributor and cultural critic Jeet Heer — or "Old Man Jeet" — explains why the show felt so current in the 90s and why today, in a world of conspiracy-touting tweets, Agent Mulder is no longer such an outlier. 

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