So, May 11 was National Twilight Zone Day. Ehm, yes. I am way behind with posting. I have enough trouble keeping up with playing every day! - I hope to catch up before the end of the month. Until then, just imagine me in my own private time zone "JW Central Time", sending reports on irregular times from a parallel dimension. The Twilight Zone. I've never seen the series. I guess The X-Files comes close. I've also never seen that series. Yes, I know, weird. As everybody around the world has watched the top Dutch tv series My favourite Legendary Encounters game is still Alien . It's thematic, it's streamlined, the build up of tension is amazing. I've played it some 85 times. Probably over 100 as I started logging shortly after I'd bought the expansion. And I had played the base game before, of course. A year ago I bought X-Files . I played it three times, found it a bit complicated and put it away. Until today! And I must say: it is great. The changes to the base mechanics (of Alien , the first one in this series) work very well. While you're recruiting characters from the Bureau, you first have to find out if you can trust them. Then, there are not just enemies and bad events in the Shadows but also Leads you need to follow up before it's to late, or the End Game will be a lot harder. And, fortunately, Informants, that can help you for a short while. Or longer, if you manage to play it smart. I loved it. A game takes me way longer than Alien , hopefully mainly because it's relatively new to me. Oh, and I lost. Over and over. The first win, one day, will be so very satisfying. The song Twilight Zone was written by George Kooymans, you can see him on the right in the video below (when you play it, the one that sings the first verse). He was 67 back then. Right now he is suffering from ALS, so the Dutch band Golden Earring was disbanded after 60 years (50 in the same line-up). Guess otherwise they would have played live until way in their 80s or 90s.