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« Reply #120 on: 04-28-2009 04:49 »

I completely forgot about A.D. Kersh. And about Wendy Malick being in an episode. Strange to see her in a show like this.

Gibson Praise is in some part extra-terrestrial, so therefore all of us are. Hmmm.. I can't wait until I can read people's minds.

I wish these dvds had a 'play all' function. Almost up to Dreamland big grin Been years since I watched season 6.

Haha - "We're with the FBI."
"...Jehovah's Witness?"
"...No, sir. Federal Bureau of Investigation."

I made this.
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« Reply #121 on: 04-28-2009 06:07 »

Aww. I want my DVDs back, gorramit!
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« Reply #122 on: 04-29-2009 16:44 »
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Aww. I want my DVDs back, gorramit!
Then go get them! You could be like Pusher; make the person who bought them think he/she's selling them back to you.

Damn page topping. I wanted supreme, not meatlovers.
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« Reply #123 on: 04-30-2009 11:47 »

Or, I could start a Ponzi scheme...
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« Reply #124 on: 05-01-2009 01:09 »

I want Seasons 6-10. frown They may be inferior to seasons 1-5, but I still miss the occasional buried nugget of gold that was in there.

Also, the second movie sucked badly enough that I want there to be a third, to eclipse all memory of the second. If that makes sense. hmpf
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« Reply #125 on: 05-01-2009 01:16 »

I didn't even finish the second. And I've no desire to continue it either.
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« Reply #126 on: 05-01-2009 02:51 »

Whatever the case, Scully needs a hair cut.

Also, there's no season 10, tnuk. Unless you count the second movie as a season. hmpf

I keep rewatching seasons and thinking "This is my favourite season!" but then the next one starts and I'm torn.
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« Reply #127 on: 05-01-2009 03:01 »

Heh, I was gonna say that. Season 10, wtf?! Is that the one where Ashton Kutcher takes over the role of Mulder?

The second movie is okay if you don't watch it as a big hollywood movie and instead watch as if it's an extended MotW episode of the show. It actually feels like a restrained cerebral episode from Season 3 or 4.

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« Reply #128 on: 05-01-2009 03:15 »

I only saw it the once. I may buy it when I finish watching season 9, by then it will probably be in the $10 bin.

Hah, "Bridges. I can't tell you how many bridges I've jumped off of. All I get is wet." I haven't seen Tithonus in ages..

Heh heh, Ashton Kutcher as Mulder. They can't change the actors. Just get new characters. Which they did with Doggett (wait, how many t's?) and Reyes. They have a Scrubs webisode spin-off with the interns, they could have done a spin off with Dog and Rey. I feel it's a bit late for that now though. Duchovny should have never left in the first place. Bastard.
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« Reply #129 on: 05-01-2009 03:50 »

Yes, it's all his fault. Arrogant bastard fancied himself a movie star. He was on a good thing. Should have stuck with it so it could end on a high note. If he was unhappy with it, he should have become a producer or something and gained greater creative control. We probably wouldn't have had the stupid Supersoldier arc then.

I mean... there's nothing wrong with being typecast if you're typecast as something cool.
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« Reply #130 on: 05-04-2009 10:30 »

"Did you bring enough ice cream to share with the rest of the
class?"
"It's not ice cream. It's a nonfat tofutti rice dreamsicle."
"Ugh. Bet the air in my mouth tastes better than that. You sure know how to live it up, Scully."


Exactly.

They almost started a Mulder thing with Doggett didn't they? Except instead of a missing sister it was a son? Why do they introduce things to shows and not follow them through.

I have an observation. Scully is really hot in season 6. Makes me think I should cut my hair in summer. All I'll need is a Mulderesque counterpart and I'll almost be her.  evil laugh
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« Reply #131 on: 05-04-2009 14:57 »

You should. And you should post some pics of the new look, too.

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« Reply #132 on: 05-05-2009 14:39 »

It'll be a good 5 months at least before that happens.

Onto season 7. Mulder went crazy. Gasp.
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« Reply #133 on: 08-28-2009 19:13 »


I'm almost done season 4.
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« Reply #134 on: 08-30-2009 05:07 »

Is this about the pen I took from the post office? I swear I didn't know I put it in my purse, I tried to take it back but then the dog chewed it up, and that just made things worse.. *hyperventilates*
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« Reply #135 on: 02-07-2011 07:21 »

I was finally getting in to this recently, this station used to show old X-Files reruns, I started watching them... Then the whole station went off air. This was recently, and I'm talking about Virgin's Channel One.
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« Reply #136 on: 05-21-2011 19:40 »

I've been watching a lot of X-Files recently... mostly season 2-7.  I've seen season 1 repeatedly a lot with in the last 2 years.... but I'll probably watch that one again too.  I think the Monster of the Week episodes have aged rather well... and it works well as a thriller/cop drama with an interesting paranormal twist.  They did a really fantastic job with the cast... and just watching the episodes gives me fond memories.  I'll play the mytharc episodes and play games because I'm not super interested in the conspiracy anymore.... although it did work well when it first aired.... the voices make good background sound.
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« Reply #137 on: 05-21-2011 19:47 »

I've been watching The X-Files from the beginning on Netflix (the whole series is streaming on it). I'm mostly enjoying it so far, I hear from a friend that it doesn't get really good until season 2 though.

The last episode I watched was Ice, which was pretty much a complete ripoff of The Thing...probably why I enjoyed the episode so much, hehe.
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« Reply #138 on: 05-21-2011 20:08 »

I've been watching it on Netflix too.  I really enjoy a lot of season 1 episodes.... because a lot of them are monster of the week scifi/horror/mystery stories.... there's some good stuff up to season 7 though.... I haven't watched much past that...............
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« Reply #139 on: 06-02-2011 08:50 »

Yeah, the monster of the week episodes are still good.  I was never interested in the mytharc episodes.  The so-called mytharc never went anywhere anyway.  It's pretty obvious that they were just making it up as they went along.
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« Reply #140 on: 06-21-2011 13:47 »

How come I didn't recognise Horace in Lost as Victor Tooms? I have only just realised it.

Now I want to watch Xfiles again..
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« Reply #141 on: 06-21-2011 18:04 »

I still haven't watched that much Lost.  I did go through another X-Files faze about a month ago.... randomly watched episodes from season 2 to 7.  Maybe some others.... like second to last episode. eek
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« Reply #142 on: 06-22-2011 01:28 »

We watched the whole series at the beginning of the year. I haven't watched Lost since it ended.

Fight the Future and I Want to Believe were on telly a few weeks back. That was kinda neat, but they need to put the actual show on as well.
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« Reply #143 on: 06-22-2011 16:50 »

BBC America had an X-Files marathon over Memorial Day weekend, and I watched a few episodes (incidentally, one of them was "Tooms"). And Netflix lets you stream the entire series (and "Fight the Future") instantly, which is kind of nice. I really only remember the X-Files as that creepy show that my parents used to watch on Sunday nights when I was too young to know what the fuck was going on, but it always kind of repelled and fascinated me in equal measure.
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« Reply #144 on: 06-22-2011 18:42 »

Friday nights were better. smile
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« Reply #145 on: 06-22-2011 21:15 »

Yeah, I liked watching it on Friday nights right after The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.  Then one show got cancelled after one season, and the other moved to Sunday nights and became popular.

Two X-Files threads on page one?  It must be part of some kind of secret government conspiracy.
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« Reply #146 on: 07-31-2011 16:07 »

I totally just recognised Mulder's mother in an episode of Mysterious Ways. Now I want to watch X-Files again, again.
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« Reply #147 on: 07-31-2011 17:46 »

I got most of the way through season 1 on Netflix, then took a break. I need to finish season 1, I hear the show gets REALLY good from season 2 forward.
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« Reply #148 on: 07-31-2011 18:20 »

I like seasons 1 through 5.  Although the mytharc episodes aren't as compelling as when I first watched them.
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« Reply #149 on: 08-01-2011 02:17 »

I would say  seasons 2-7 were the best. I haven't seen it in a long time.
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« Reply #150 on: 09-11-2012 08:18 »

This episode is pretty decent. smile
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« Reply #151 on: 09-15-2012 08:43 »

I liked the part where Scully got freaky with that octopus.
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« Reply #152 on: 09-16-2012 12:11 »

What was Mulder thinking?

Also, I just noticed that everything after season 1 takes place in an alternate universe.  Clearly Mulder and Scully died in Darkness Falls.  That means there's another universe where the chess kid doesn't come back and we don't have to watch the second movie... unfortunately it mostly just chronicles the adventures of Skinner becoming an alcoholic recluse who hunts women by night.
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« Reply #153 on: 09-17-2012 20:31 »

They didn't die in that episode; they were just hospitalized. That episode seriously scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid. On the farm where I grew up, my dad had a cinder block shed across the field where he'd skin animals he trapped. This is going to sound so gross, but we used to camp out in there sometimes because it was pretty big. My mom would want a break from us kids, so she'd send us over with sleeping bags to camp out in the "trapping shed" while my dad would stay up 'til the wee hours skinning and stretching the hides before the fur sale deadline. Well, we were not allowed to watch X-Files because it was too scary (I was like 9 or 10 at most and I'm the oldest of 3) but my dad, being otherwise occupied, left the TV on and we saw this episode. I cannot begin to say how terrified I was to fall asleep thinking those bugs were going to get us all!
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« Reply #154 on: 09-18-2012 17:55 »

Were you cutting down old growth trees in the trapping shed too?

Plus, nah, everything they explained in the episode essentially meant that they should've been dead; they didn't get discovered until the morning, and it took one night for at least one other character to die.  Plus you wonder why the headlights on the jeep didn't work.  It's simple, they died, and the rest of the show takes place in an alternate universe. smile
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« Reply #155 on: 09-23-2012 04:55 »

Dun dun duuunnnn...

That episode seriously scared the bejeezus out of me as a kid.

It's funny how some of the things in X Files really creeped you out as a kid. I remember seeing the beginning of Fresh Bones when I was about 7, the part where the guy kept seeing maggots in everything and then he looks at his face in the rear-view mirror and it's covered in maggots. Then I had to go to sleep in an unfamiliar hotel since we were on holiday at the time.. I don't know if I had any nightmares but I certainly took my time before looking in a mirror. Yet watching it again when you're older it's like, that's not really that scary, maybe silly, but not really scary.. wtf?
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« Reply #156 on: 09-23-2012 05:58 »

I just recently rewatched Darkness Falls. That episode is one of the most perfect TV show episodes ever made. Good scary premise, excellent character dynamics (with the hippie who sabotaged everything and such), good locations, well shot. Even though I am of the opinion that The X-files majorly lost its way towards the end...I think back to episodes like this and wonder why modern show-runners can't tell a single hour-long story as well as Chris Carter did way back when.
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« Reply #157 on: 09-24-2012 12:57 »

Everyone says that, but the show was always destined for doom.  None of the people producing the show knew precisely what they were doing, which is the show's greatest strength and uninevitable weakness.  All shows following in its wake, from CSI to LOST owe a great debt to a show, who unlike them failed to be cohesive. 

In its incohesiveness, it could be whatever it wanted to be for a week or so if it pleased.  It captured an audience of people who hadn't been born with the internet.  Everything was a vague mystery, and it touched upon our past and our present at the time.  It's silly to look back on it, but it nerves something transcendental precisely because nothing would err in its way to do what it would.  Even every season was plagued with the abrupt destruction of the X-Files, but it pushed forward like salt across the river because it could.... and it would.

You might say David Duchovny was its demise.... but even Gillian Anderson's pregnancy couldn't wield a completely fruitful harvest for its opportunity.  It's mythology got tangled its own lies, but most importantly... we grew out of the X-Files.  Society died and no one cared.  We weren't prosecuted for Napster, we just grew to pay our speeding fines and accept lights at all of our red light intersections.  If the X-Files traveled through time on the night of the Superbowl, then Sunday was a bad choice for a Friday, and Dogget, whatever his name may be was not half the Brisco County Jr. to spark revival in what could've been the next generation.

Burn my bridges and give me two half lack-luster movies, and you'll find a child who wrote in his kindergarden journal the fears he liked to feed in a single parented home, and with that what preceded a man bent on the fire of the world because it lacked meaning anymore.
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« Reply #158 on: 09-25-2012 02:50 »

....I concur(?).

I miss being able to watch things with a sense of mystery.

You know, I've been thinking. I would possibly be able to stand it if they re-made/spun-off X Files, but set it in an earlier decade with different agents and different creepy/weird/unexplainable events. I'd watch that.
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« Reply #159 on: 09-25-2012 03:24 »

winna, I only understood bits and pieces of that. But I want to clarify my own position: it seems that The X-files kind of paved the way for Lost type shows, where weird stuff happens and there's a big mystery that slowly unravels from week to week, but really the creators have no plan so in the end it sucks.

So in that aspect, there have been plenty of shows to fill the void left by The X-files.

But what I miss are the extremely well put-together standalone monster of the week episodes. Every show nowadays wants to put together a long intricate story...which is cool and all, but whatever happened to telling one good story that any newbie can enjoy? I showed Darkness Falls to my son and he loved it. It's like its own little movie. You don't have to see any other X-files episodes to enjoy it.
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