I was brought up on Star Trek – it was like a tradition me and Dad would park in front of the TV on a Wednesday evening and we would watch it.
As I got older and was allowed to stay up later – I found The X Files – I was a bit late to catch on with this as BBC2 stopped showing it kinda once I got into it. My Mum wasn’t keen on me watching it as she thoought it would give me nightmares – on the other hand my Dad was ok with it.
By the time I got to Upper School The X Files was old hat and no one was particularly bothered about it – horror films had got scarier and Sci-Fi was dreaming bigger.
My English teacher let us watch it one lesson – I can’t remember why now but I guess it was to do with Media. I didn’t get to see all of it because I had to go to a music lesson – I went home and searched through the video cupboard and found it. I sat and watched it and would have watched it again but I didn’t have the patience to sit still!