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Old January 27 2012, 01:17 AM   #16
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

yah that 'home' ep was really well done. how the hell did the x-files draw such big numbers in the 90's?

one other question i had was the 'monster of the week' eps. i'm watching 'ghost in the machine' and it's great, but i don't understand why they never re-visit these eps. it always ends on a cliffhanger.

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Old January 27 2012, 01:35 AM   #17
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

yah that 'home' ep was really well done. how the hell did the x-files draw such big numbers in the 90's?

one other question i had was the 'monster of the week' eps. i'm watching 'ghost in the machine' and it's great, but i don't understand why they never re-visit these eps. it always ends on a cliffhanger.

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It was simply something that XF tended to do a lot; the nature of the weird threats they came across were probably more scary if there was a chance that one day, they may rise again to become a threat once more. A couple of episodes defintely seemed to suggest that their monster of the week was due to return, but this actually happened only a very small number of times (three iirc, not including mythology-related threats).
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Old January 27 2012, 02:17 AM   #18
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

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yah that 'home' ep was really well done. how the hell did the x-files draw such big numbers in the 90's?
First sentence answers the second.
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Old January 27 2012, 03:17 AM   #19
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yah that 'home' ep was really well done. how the hell did the x-files draw such big numbers in the 90's?
First sentence answers the second.
That, and a lot less competition helped too.
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Old January 27 2012, 05:54 AM   #20
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

Some shows are just so well done that people just flock to it every week. But then again some shows are just as well done and no one watches. It just is...hard to figure out the why of it.
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Old January 27 2012, 03:35 PM   #21
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yah that 'home' ep was really well done. how the hell did the x-files draw such big numbers in the 90's?
First sentence answers the second.
well science fiction can't seem to get a break now. even really good sci-fi like the sarah con chrons didn't last long.
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Old January 27 2012, 04:14 PM   #22
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It wasn't that good. In fact, for a Terminator show it was positively underwhelming.
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Old January 27 2012, 11:38 PM   #23
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You're looking for episodes with nasty nature and science gone awry - at least, that's the impression I get. On that basis, I recommend these episodes from seasons 1-5:

S1: eps 3 and 21 - Squeeze and Tooms
Ice (ep 8)
Eve (ep 11)
Young at Heart (ep 16)
Darkness Falls (ep 20)

S2: The Host (ep 2)
Firewalker (ep 9)
Aubrey (ep 12)
Soft Light (ep 23)

S3: 2Shy (ep 6)

S4: Teliko (ep 3)

S5: Kill Switch (ep 11)
The Pine Bluff Variant (ep 18)

There are other episodes I could include, such as "Blood" from S2 or "Wetwired" from S3, but they also feature an element of government conspiracy which is more prominant in the story. "Squeeze"/"Tooms", "The Host", "2Shy" and "Teliko" all feature freakish genetic mutations, like Leonard Betts.
hey man are there any eps from the later seasons?
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