You especially young tikes probably wont understand the appreciation an elder geek like myself has for Gillian Anderson. Way back in the wilderness of the early 1990s, when the internet barely existed and people actually made use of those little floppy disk things you see represented only as icons today, Gillian was the chief fantasy fodder for young, male, geeks. Her exploits as FBI agent Dana Scully on The X-Files were the stuff of legend. Playing the persistent skeptic to Agent Fox Mulder's stubborn desire to believe, Scully was basically everything a nerd could ever want in a woman. She was smart, sexy, somewhat geeky, and totally wrapped up in a strange world of science and science fiction. We watched their weekly adventures zealously.
The decade that has passed since The X-files went off the air has not preserved Gillian's high profile, but she still pops up once in a while. I wasn't very impressed with the recent Moby Dick mini-series she starred in - it was about as interesting as stripping wallpaper. Still, it's great to see her looking so good after all this time. Her days of thwarting alien takeovers and stifling sexual attraction to her partner might be over, but she's still hanging on to the sexy.
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