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From 'The X-Files' reopening to 'The Shannara Chronicles,' a lot of geeky goodness coming your way to winter TV

From 'The X-Files' reopening to 'The Shannara Chronicles,' a lot of geeky goodness coming your way to winter TV

Expansive space operas, nostalgia-baiting reboots, comic book adaptations, fan-serving specials and an epic translation of a massive fantasy book franchise: The TV shows set to debut this winter read like a geek's wish list.

The upsurge in genre television for 2016 shouldn't be too much of a surprise. Last year produced a bounty of science-fiction spoils and fantasy rewards for both longtime fans and new viewers. These nerd shows were more than just fan candy — they explored important cultural depths.

"Supergirl's" Kara Danvers (played by Melissa Benoist) became the cape little kids could idealize, while "Jessica Jones" (Krysten Ritter) toppled past...

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