In 1776, a handful of men stood up to
tyranny and created a nation. To keep that nation intact,
brothers fought brothers and fathers sent their sons to death as
the country was engulfed in a great Civil War starting in 1861.
In 1941, millions of men and women rose and fought against a
force hell-bent on conquering the world. Repeatedly throughout
history, heroic Americans have answered the call of duty and
been recognized for it.
While many are rightfully honored for their service, though, an
even greater number go unnoticed behind the scenes. Their
actions are often less overt than close combat, less obvious
than surgical strikes or frontal assaults. Their subtle actions,
that are sometimes simply part of their jobs, have an equal and
perhaps greater impact on history than brunt force.
The X-files television show beautifully captured the idea of
back-stage players, whatever side those players worked for. CGB
Spender (aka "Cigarette Smoking Man") and Alex Krycek were the
most commonly seen agents of change whose impact was usually
negative. The Consortium, a group of dark, mysterious, and
powerful men, pulled the strings of history to control it like a
puppet. Meanwhile, they remained above the stage in the rafters,
unseen to the audience and sometimes even to the heroes. But
those heroes clung to their quest to find the truth. Mulder and
Scully repeatedly risked life and limb to protect not only
America, but also the world, from those who would do her harm.
It was mostly a thankless job.
For nine additional seasons, the Virtual Season has attempted to
hold true to the original show's format, and deliver convincing
episodes to the readers. We have continued the mythology
episodes and the Consortium conspiracy has evolved over the
years. Now the CSM and Krycek are not the primary enemies, and
now Mulder and Scully face a more powerful, more dangerous man,
Strughold. With the impending colonization of 2012 only two
years away, Strughold amasses his forces and works in the dark
to prepare humanity for enslavement. Meanwhile, Mulder and
Scully continue their quest to halt his work and expose the
conspiracy to the world.
Now, in our Season 16 Summer Blockbuster movie Bari Trasadi, the
agents are sent to a warzone to save millions from impending
death at the hands of enemies who have obtained a weapon of
*complete* destruction. However, because of the nature of
Pakistani-American relations, our heroes don't have the luxury
of working in the shadows. This time, the world is watching. But
of course, they are not getting the whole story.
Whether you enjoy our Blockbuster on the Fourth of July or at
another time, take a moment to think about the sacrifices that
countless patriots before you have made in the spotlight or
backstage to ensure the freedom you now experience...and then
immerse yourself in the intense, thrilling, mysterious, and
fascinating world that is the X-files.
--The VS Producers
Note: The Bari Trasadi Blockbuster was written in multiple
parts. The first part is the actual movie, but many mini-sequels
follow it. Watch this page for links to future stories that will
tie up loose ends, continue the story, and lead us into our 17th