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Old December 14 2012, 12:09 AM   #1928
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Re: sf/f TV development news - 2012

Christopher wrote: View Post
No, to me it sounds like the opposite of The X-Files.
Wasn't the "X-Files" a secret section of the FBI or CIA or something?

Yes, and superpowers are essentially a paranormal phenomenon, often rooted in supernatural abilities, weird science, or extraterrestrial influence. So yes, there is a lot of overlap in the concept, even if there are differences in style.
And yet "paranormal" has a certain specific meaning in its typical usage, which includes neither superheroes nor James Bond. It's not a word that a network press release would include to describe either.
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