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« Reply #80 on: 02-17-2008 17:59 »

It's doubtful they're fugitives... or at least one of them.  Mulder is wearing an FBI jacket in one of the stills.... although there are other possibilities

I liked the early mytharc, especially when I first watched the series when it first came on, and I can still watch those episodes today.  I agree with FJ though... the mytharc is completely fucked now.... it's power was in holding secrets, and there are no secrets left... even if they added more, it'd just make it more ridiculous.  The MotW's were hit and miss, but I'd say more hit than miss, so I'm looking forward to this movie.  It's already been said that it will be closer to a MotW episode than a mytharc one.
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« Reply #81 on: 02-18-2008 04:40 »

I concur. The X-Files were fun when they did not deal with this mytharc or "Mulder & Scully are making out?" stuff.

But I'm still conviced that the series should have been over after season 4 or 5, if not earlier.
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« Reply #82 on: 02-19-2008 06:21 »

Quite so.
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« Reply #83 on: 02-19-2008 10:58 »

I stopped watching it after it moved from Fridays.  I justify this by reasoning that was when it "sold out."
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« Reply #84 on: 05-12-2008 14:04 »

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E1OULfgdKSs

New X-files, you people so lied to me!  tongue
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« Reply #85 on: 05-13-2008 22:44 »

The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

In cinemas this July.
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« Reply #86 on: 05-13-2008 22:55 »

I'm watching every episode consecutively on DVD. Almost done season 2. Puzzle tattoo guy is the greatest.  big grin
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« Reply #87 on: 05-13-2008 22:58 »

The movie's out in July? That's like...not far away. Crazy.

If it's a good monster story, then sign me up.
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« Reply #88 on: 05-14-2008 04:18 »

Mulder looks like he's put on some weight (or maybe just gotten old).  Scully is still a fox, naturally.
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« Reply #89 on: 05-14-2008 04:44 »

Oh... you know what the movie needs?  A rapper!  FUCK THIS SHIT.
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« Reply #90 on: 05-14-2008 07:56 »

And a Scottish comedian.
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« Reply #91 on: 05-14-2008 18:39 »

If we're extra special lucky, we'll get to see Mulder look like he transported himself from Død Kalm in some of the scenes...

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« Reply #92 on: 05-14-2008 21:08 »

I was just talking about that episode with codefish the other day. It was agreed that it made no sense.
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« Reply #93 on: 05-14-2008 22:20 »

Some of the science in X-Files was very skewed.  You can chalk that upto the 90s.  I think a decent amount of it worked though, since you could suspend disbelief when it came out.
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« Reply #94 on: 05-14-2008 23:05 »

So I just watched the season 2 finale...I wonder where Mulder went...
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« Reply #95 on: 05-15-2008 00:56 »

 
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So I just watched the season 2 finale...I wonder where Mulder went...

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« Reply #96 on: 05-16-2008 02:07 »
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The X-Files: I Want to Believe.


The title is actually quite good, but I think there are a few words missing. Something like:
I Want to Believe...that there are still some 'people' left who really want to see this film.

I think it's about undead...agents.   wink
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« Reply #97 on: 05-16-2008 02:35 »

As someone who's fairly active in online XF circles, I think you'd be surprised by the quantity of fans still out there.
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« Reply #98 on: 07-24-2008 21:13 »

 http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/x_files_2/

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« Reply #99 on: 07-24-2008 21:30 »

It was good for references to the good old days.
And I can't get over "scratchy beard". That is so true.
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« Reply #100 on: 07-24-2008 22:39 »

I can't say that I'm super surprised... but I am terribly disappointed.  I got my hopes up several months ago for this, but after seeing the trailers I relized that it didn't look like what I imagined.  Then again... a lot of those comments say that the acting is decent, and the scully and mulder dynamic still works, so I'll probably still see it, but I'll end up upsetting myself and wanting to watch old X-Files over again....

Also... the hosts of Attack of the Show suck dick... they are so fake.
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« Reply #101 on: 07-25-2008 03:02 »

Just saw it. And as a hardcore Mulder/Scully shipper, I must say it made my squeeee happen. Stay till the end!! There's an extra nugget of joy at the end of the credits!!
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« Reply #102 on: 07-25-2008 03:26 »

I'll keep that in mind Venus.  This adult swim commercial for the movie is badass btw.... I want it on my computer.
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« Reply #103 on: 07-25-2008 05:02 »

I wish someone had told me there was something at the end of the credits. My friends and I just got up and left. There wasn't any nice Foo Fighters song playing..

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« Reply #104 on: 07-25-2008 09:43 »

I'm not a shipper. Is the story any good? Is it exciting? Or is it just "meh, but good if you like to see the characters kiss" type fare?

Roger Ebert's review has given me some hope.
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« Reply #105 on: 07-25-2008 10:54 »

My parents got 2 free tickets to see this movie. That kinda tells me something..but


When they go I will go with them.
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« Reply #106 on: 07-25-2008 11:51 »

HEY! so did my parents...does that tell you something? I hope you're not brothers with me  confused
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« Reply #107 on: 07-25-2008 23:59 »

Meh. I didn't see the extra end scene, but some of it felt sort of forced, and my favorite epsidoes were always the mytharc ones (except Arcadia and Dreamland) so knowing it was just a monster-of the-week deal was a little dissapointing, however by Season Eight the mytharc had sort of run its course anyway so I don't think it would've done any god to bring it back anyway. So basically it was just meh.
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« Reply #108 on: 03-23-2009 03:42 »

So I just watched Quagmire and Wetwired in season 3. Next is the finale. Yay! It's been so long since I've watched any 'Files. I miss it. cry
The Lone Gunmen rule.
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« Reply #109 on: 03-23-2009 06:37 »

IWtB felt like an episode padded up to movie-length by having the same conversations re-worded and repeated several times, and a detached pointless subplot stolen from House. Lazy writing. Chris Carter was obviously a little rusty. And self-indulgent, examining his own Catholicism tediously while directing the picture himself when Bowman or any of the other XF directors are actually better at the job.

For a low-budget movie it wasn't bad, with much of the sordid and desolate tone that used to inhabit the earlier 'Monster-of-the-Week' episodes of the show. Still, I think they could have dug up a better plot for The X-Files' triumphant return - something a bit bigger... more interesting. And perhaps something that you couldn't have easily guessed a third of the way into the movie.

If a third film is made, CC and company say it'll be a mythology movie, dealing with the impending alien invasion. That should be better. I'm crossing my fingers for a battle-royale between Mulder and the Alien Bounty Hunter on top of Skyland Mountain.

Added thoughts:
*Mulder still fights like a sissy bitch and needs to be saved.
*Amanda Peet and Xizbit's characters could have easily been replaced by Reyes and Doggett - tying in show continuity while eliminating the fan backlash against the horrid acting of the two newcomers. Then killing Reyes instead of Dakota Whitney would have had greater emotional impact.
*The Russian thing, decapitating and recapitating dogs, is supposedly real.
*Not enough Skinner!
*A two-headed dog is not a frightening enough physical nemesis when compared to the likes of Flukeman, Tooms, The Peacock family, The ABH, and the Greys.
*Instead of a gag-inducing fanservice shot in the credits, we needed familiar ominous foreshadowing instead, with some shadowy figure in the Pentagon being informed of Mulder's re-emergence.
*Scully's involvement being mostly limited to the unrelated subplot was annoying.
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« Reply #110 on: 03-23-2009 12:20 »

I couldn't even finish watching the second X Files movie. It was all so disappointing tedious...This was all they could do?
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« Reply #111 on: 03-23-2009 13:41 »

Yeah, it was thinky rather than explodey. Except they made it too thinky - musing on things we've all mused upon at great length already.
Although part of the problem lay in expectation. Folk went in expecting it to have a similar tone to the first film - some large-concept sci-fi epic with lots of eye-candy - and instead found themselves watching a slightly creepy CSI type thing with heavy philosophy and emotional stuff. If I go into a movie expecting it to be something different to what it is, it throws me off-balance and I can't really enjoy it until the second viewing.

Probably worth having another watch now that you know what to expect.
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« Reply #112 on: 03-24-2009 02:25 »

A second X Files movie was like the Futurama movies...it took too long and by then we'd been intoduced to plenty of other things and the shows became nostalgic. New material always seems sub-par when you've been waiting. Also, with X Files, it had already had 9 years of storylines AND a movie.  hmpf

X Files stars have been popping up everywhere lately. On Law & Order the other week Luther Boggs was there, and so was Morris Fletcher, and then on Lost I recognised one of the new cast members and realised she was in Season 9 as Yves. I keep meaning to go back to watching X Files again but I don't know where to start. I've watched season 1 a few times and some of season 2 but never end up following through. Kind of like when they tried showing it again on TV but they put it on too late so people didn't watch. If they started it frome season 3 or so people might get back into it..maybe?
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« Reply #113 on: 03-24-2009 02:30 »

It would certainly be preferable to all the reality crap.
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« Reply #114 on: 03-24-2009 02:37 »

I had this conversation the other night.  I wish the world had ended a decade ago. smile
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« Reply #115 on: 03-24-2009 02:39 »

If the world had ended a decade ago....Futurama would have only had one season. But otherwise...



We watched a reality show the other week on mute and it was actually quite entertaining. It was a bunch of knobs trying to do some kind of obstacle course in water and they kept falling off in ways that looked painful. Without commentary about who the contestants are and what they had for lunch you can really get into those shows.

I've decided to start watching again from Season 3. Aww, Clyde Bruckman is really dead frown
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« Reply #116 on: 03-24-2009 02:58 »

I just finished Season 3! The episode was called Talitha Cumi. I think the guy at the end was supposed to have some significance, but it's been so long I don't remember.
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« Reply #117 on: 03-24-2009 03:15 »

You mean the Alien Bounty Hunter?
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« Reply #118 on: 03-24-2009 03:27 »

That sounds right, it might have been his introduction. I've just started watching Files again after about a 7 month hiatus.
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« Reply #119 on: 03-24-2009 03:40 »

The ABH was introduced in Season 2's 'Colony'. He's a shapeshifting motherfucker.
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