War of the Coprophages - Episode 61. Based on this 1953 War of the Worlds poster, I wanted to capture the camp nature of the episode with this over the top depiction of Mulder and Bambi posing in front of an army of extraterrestrial cockroaches.
The original nine-season run of The X-Files lasted 202 episodes. Only four episodes were written by Darin Morgan. But those episodes loom large in the show's history. "Humbug," "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose," "War of the Coprophages," and "Jose Chung's From Outer Space" pushed the series in a direction that was playful, experimental, and even metaphysical, with a sensibility that was lighthearted and melancholy and brain-twistingly cerebral all at once.