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any1else

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« Reply #160 on: 09-25-2012 04:58 »

Indeed. I also liked how every now and then the comfort zone was breached and they'd do an episode that was from a different point of view or just told differently to normal. Community seems to do that too in its own way, it always spices things up a bit. Although those sorts of episodes are better if you know the show I guess. In fact, I kind of like it better when a show carries things along and you can enjoy 'in-jokes'. XF probably had a good balance of mythology vs stand-alone, really, it's just that the mythology got kind of weird at times. If only someone had an idea for a really good overall mythology storyline that could be concluded at the end and then just add in cool individual stories within it... Sometimes I forget it's just people writing and filming and acting these things and that people are kind of lame at the end of the day and not very mysterious at all. Except maybe winna.
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« Reply #161 on: 09-25-2012 08:51 »

The incoherence of the mytharc makes it more realistic. Real life doesn't follow literary convention, fails to fill in the missing information, and rarely makes any sense. Thus, The X-Files is the most realistic TV show ever.
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« Reply #162 on: 09-25-2012 09:34 »

But we watch television to get away from real life. I want to see problems solved, governments so beat down by unhappy populations that they actually reduce the cost of living instead of raising it, babies ruling the world, caterpillars selling sunglasses, that sort of thing.
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« Reply #163 on: 09-25-2012 11:10 »

The X-Files was the most realistic tv show ever, but its pretenses for a mytharc never made any sense even for the incumbants who might supplicant information to Mulder when he was barely visiting the show.  The snake eats the tail and the tail is no longer there to draw us into the maw.

My point was that although shows like LOST may have profited off of the X-Files, that shows like CSI profited off it more because X-Files tested the waters of shows that would come after it, much in the same way it may have borrowed from Twin Peaks or Picket Fences.  We can't do that anymore, and although LOST held its mytharc better, eventually it ate itself in an unclimactic way just the same.

What I hinted at were places where one might have enjoyed the eventual climax, because they no longer exist anymore, because now we live in a global society of shit that we've grown comfortable with, with the cameras that might be on every red light corner.
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« Reply #164 on: 09-26-2012 05:05 »

I don't know if you're ranting against globalisation or literary convention...
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« Reply #165 on: 09-26-2012 22:44 »

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« Reply #166 on: 10-03-2012 14:09 »

We should create our own X Files, with blackjack, and hookers. I can be the overweight slightly taller Scully, Coldy can be the shruken blonde Mulder, winna can be the Cigarette Smoking Man, Books can be Skinner and Fishy can be Marita Covarrubias.
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« Reply #167 on: 10-09-2012 11:46 »
« Last Edit on: 04-01-2015 13:08 by TheMadCapper »

I have to be Cigarette Smoking Man?  That's pretty fucking harsh. frown

I was thinking about abducting the actors/actress from the show and locking them up in an old cellar I have available and pouring oil in their faces and forcing them to act out scenes from various fanfics I'd written while I videotaped them.  Unfortunately, some stuff came up at the time, and David Duchovny proved to be rather capable of squirming out of ropes.  Between that and the fact that I had such a dirty feeling about the last film... and season 9... I didn't end up going through with it.
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« Reply #168 on: 10-22-2012 13:17 »

I have to be Cigarette Smoking Man?  That's pretty fucking harsh. frown

What's wrong with that? I'll be CSM, then. You can be Scully.
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« Reply #169 on: 03-12-2013 09:20 »
« Last Edit on: 03-12-2013 21:34 »

Currently on my very first run-through of the entire series, having never actually watched it before. Season 2 is fucking phenomenal. Just finished One Breath, that episode along with Duane Barry and Ascension are brilliant.

That said, the vampire episode was absolute shit. I didn't even care that Mulder banged that weird chick, that didn't bother me. What bothered me was that the premise was lame, it was placed really terribly in the season (right after Scully's disappearance), but mostly that the episode's internal logic was total fucking nonsense. It made literally no sense whatsoever. If that guy was really a vampire who needed to break mirrors, why could Mulder see him in the mirror in the interrogation room?!?!?! Also, we watched him burn to death in the sunlight, so how did he come back to life?!?!?! Not only do you want me to believe vampires exist, but now you want me to believe even things that can kill vampires can't kill vampires?!?!?! And if so, then how the hell did the chick setting the house on fire kill him?!?!?! GAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHH
* JoshTheater tears his hair out.
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« Reply #170 on: 03-13-2013 05:18 »

Haha. I honestly don't remember that episode. Each season had some silly ones though.
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« Reply #171 on: 03-13-2013 05:56 »

The episode is named 3, if you were curious.
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« Reply #172 on: 03-18-2013 01:18 »

I have to be Cigarette Smoking Man?  That's pretty fucking harsh. frown

What's wrong with that? I'll be CSM, then. You can be Scully.

Which haircut do I have to use?  Season 2 or season 4?




I thought it was called Trinity, but I recalled that it had something to do with three... and I think they talk about trinities in it.  On some level (it's a horrible episode) I really like it because it sort of almost presents the idea that they're not actually vampires, and furthermore it deals with the occult.  I'll probably watch it with some girl so she can cut me and drink my blood though.
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« Reply #173 on: 03-18-2013 06:48 »

Joshyboo, I think you should start enjoying this comic http://www.shaenon.com/monsteroftheweek/?p=170.

winna: Hmm, I'm going to say season 4. But you could try and start from the beginning. Here's a poll dedicated to her hairs for some reason.
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« Reply #174 on: 03-18-2013 19:52 »

Ha, that was great, Maz.
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« Reply #175 on: 05-07-2013 07:29 »
« Last Edit on: 05-07-2013 07:32 »

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Thank you so, so much for showing me this comic, Maz. So consistently hilarious.
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« Reply #176 on: 05-07-2013 07:53 »

There's new ones already!? :O big grin
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« Reply #177 on: 05-07-2013 08:03 »

big grin I'm glad you're keeping up with them! Yay, people are paying attention to me! tongue She does a great job picking on weird things to "explain". That's what X Files are for!
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« Reply #178 on: 05-07-2013 16:59 »

Ya, once you showed me them I read all of the ones that existed so far immediately, and have been checking it every Friday or so since. When I started reading she was pretty much right around where I was in the series, now I'm quite a bit ahead though since she only does one a week. I took a break from watching it for a while though to let her catch up a little.
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« Reply #179 on: 05-10-2013 09:28 »
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This is your first time watching all of the episodes, isn't it?  Maybe you should write a review for each episode after you watch it so we can compare notes.  10 year old me would like to know what you thought.

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Thank you so, so much for showing me this comic, Maz. So consistently hilarious.

I used the goggles to draw penises on lots of stuff on that one. smile
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« Reply #180 on: 05-10-2013 14:39 »

I totally forgot about the goggles.
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« Reply #181 on: 03-31-2015 04:14 »

Someone else on here has to be a damn Phile. Thoughts on how Chris Carter plans on fudging up this latest installment for moose and squirrel?
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« Reply #182 on: 03-31-2015 06:22 »

Looks like we already have a couple of X Files threads. Take your pick!

http://www.peelified.com/index.php?topic=1964.0
http://www.peelified.com/index.php?topic=1376.0

The latter seems to be the more recently-posted-in, with the last post dating back to 2013.
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« Reply #183 on: 03-31-2015 15:04 »

Figured as much! I tried finding them and couldn't. I blame the baby. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction, Beamer.
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« Reply #184 on: 04-01-2015 13:03 »

TMC MERGE THREADS!

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« Reply #185 on: 04-16-2015 06:40 »

I have to be Cigarette Smoking Man?  That's pretty fucking harsh. frown

What's wrong with that? I'll be CSM, then. You can be Scully.

Which haircut do I have to use?  Season 2 or season 4?




I thought it was called Trinity, but I recalled that it had something to do with three... and I think they talk about trinities in it.  On some level (it's a horrible episode) I really like it because it sort of almost presents the idea that they're not actually vampires, and furthermore it deals with the occult.  I'll probably watch it with some girl so she can cut me and drink my blood though.

Haven't done this yet. Any takers?

When's coldangel going to post in this thread?

I was just thinking that the Quequag storyline is like the best background storyline ever!
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« Reply #186 on: 04-16-2015 14:30 »

I was just thinking that the Quequag storyline is like the best background storyline ever!

Poor, Queequeg.
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« Reply #187 on: 04-18-2015 17:43 »

If I'd have remembered the episode of X-Files where Qeequeg dies instead of the episode of Futurama where Fry defeats brains, I'd have correctly surmised the answer to a literary test in high school.

The question asked who Ahab's first mate was. I'm familiar with Moby Dick, but have never read the novel. Leela gets an attraction to Qeequeg in the aforementioned Futurama episode, but in X-Files in the above mentioned episode Scully explains to Mulder that her father's nickname for her was Starbuck, as she was his first mate. I haven't really watched the original run of Battlestar Galactica and I doubt they mention the reference.
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« Reply #188 on: 04-19-2015 03:08 »

Winna, I believe about 20% of my brain's capacity is filled with XF trivia, and 5% of that indeed led to successful surmising in class. It's the only reason I know anything about Moby Dick.
Reading the actual novel? Ain't nobody got time for that. However, I got plenty of time to watch the episode "Quagmire" repeatedly.
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« Reply #189 on: 04-19-2015 03:30 »
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Wasn't Qeequeg only around for about 3 episodes?
He gets picked up in Clive Bruckman's Final Repose, shows up in War of the Copraphages, and becomes bait in Quagmire. There may have been some episodes in between but it's been awhile since I watched season 3 on repeat for days.

I'd say X-Files takes up less than 1% of of my mind now, but at one point it was my first yardstick for measuring the past and making comparisons of my life events. It seemed to passage neatly across both my parents divorces, and it seemed a common friend that unified my once family in a room somewhere in the distant past.
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« Reply #190 on: 04-19-2015 17:53 »
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I'm not entirely certain that you're not an unexplored monster of the week yourself, winna. Not the malevolent kind. More of a Clyde Bruckman than a Eugene Tooms. But something that touches a hole in mankind's understanding.

A hole that is shaped like itself.

As for Moby Dick, I think it's pretty essential reading in order to understand the danger of being consumed by one's own darker nature. It's also a really fucking good adventure story.
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« Reply #191 on: 04-20-2015 07:17 »

I'm not even sure winna is actually a person.  That seems like more of the joke, but there are a couple of people around here who know what I mean.
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« Reply #192 on: 05-25-2015 00:02 »

Anyone planning to do an X-Files marathon before the new series arrives? I haven't done one since 2008 after "I Want to Believe" was released and still have all the DVD boxsets, but it will be interesting to watch all the episodes again. I remember Season 1 being fairly weak compared to the rest, and Season 9 being by far the worst season of the show.
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« Reply #193 on: 05-25-2015 00:39 »
« Last Edit on: 05-25-2015 00:41 »

Is it available to stream anywhere?

I was pretty young when the X-Files was on. I was probably a toddler when the show premiered, so to me the X-Files was a show that was always there but I rarely ever watched it. I've probably seen only a couple whole episodes.

Also, someone should probably change the title of this thread. tongue
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« Reply #194 on: 06-25-2015 13:01 »

It's available on Netflix, and probably illegally other places on the net. If you take a holiday to Australia I can lend you the dvds!

Aw, I was watching episodes along with Josh for a while but he seems to have stopped. I was also going to attempt to make a crappier version of the MotW comic starting from where that artist left off, but all I have is scribbles in a notebook that I keep forgetting to re-crack open. I don't even have a job or anything, I'm just a terrible person.

Maybe we will have a marathon before it starts. Maybe. I feel like we just had one last year or something. They could have informed us about the new episodes a bit sooner! Or made them at a point where Mulder and Scully weren't getting beyond FBI field agent retirement age.
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« Reply #195 on: 07-03-2015 11:52 »

I've been making my way through this show for the last few weeks. I'm enjoying it but so many episodes are falling short of being great, for me - it's mostly because of how weak half the endings are.

I just watched "Paper Heart", though, and it was fantastic. Definitely my favourite episode yet.
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« Reply #196 on: 07-10-2015 12:53 »

I've been making my way through this show for the last few weeks. I'm enjoying it but so many episodes are falling short of being great, for me - it's mostly because of how weak half the endings are.

I just watched "Paper Heart", though, and it was fantastic. Definitely my favourite episode yet.

Yeah, I had a similar issue with the Season 5 episode "Bad Blood". It's probably the funniest episode of the series, but it also has one of the weakest endings the show has ever given us.

Season 6 was my favourite season of the show.
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« Reply #197 on: 07-10-2015 18:37 »

I actually just re-watched "Bad Blood" ("Bad Blood" and "The Post-Modern Prometheus" were two episodes I randomly saw whilst channel surfing years and years ago) and it was exactly as I remembered it: absolutely fantastic up until that terrible ending that somewhat ruins the whole thing.

It's still one of my favourite episodes so far, though, but if the ending had followed through on the concept, it'd be one of my all-time favourite bits of TV.
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« Reply #198 on: 07-14-2015 06:36 »

I have to warn you, cyber_turnip. None of the seasons are consistent. I remember Season 6 having more standout episodes than any other season though. It won't surprise me if the bulk of your favourites were in the Season 6-7 era.

By the way, I prefer the Monster of the Week episodes over the Mythology ones.
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« Reply #199 on: 07-14-2015 06:52 »

Are you playing a particularly mean spirited joke on our unsuspecting friend?
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