Monster of the Week
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|See also:||BOTW, FOTW, standalone|
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MOTW stands for "Monster of the Week." It originally meant "Mutant of the Week" and was used to refer to X-Files episodes that were more standalone, and separate from the series' overarching mythology or "mytharc."
Examples of Use
She began writing fan-fiction in the middle of the Third Season when the show began to drift away from these themes and arcs. Her stories, generally case files which are a combination of myth-arc and MOTW, all grow in one sequence. 
- July 1998 at ARCHIVISTS AND AUTHORS! - Mary Ruth Keller