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Old January 16 2012, 04:52 AM   #16
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Re: Where's All The X-Files Love?

I feel like the best episodes can be found in seasons 2-6, although my favorite season is actually the eighth year. Robert Patrick was a breath of fresh air, and Duchovny seemed more excited to be in half the season than he did in any season seven episode.]

EDIT: Yeah, the first season is a bit hit or miss. When they hit on the mythology it is pretty good, but they hadn't quite figured out how to tell monster-of-the-week stories (Tooms excepted).
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Old January 16 2012, 04:53 AM   #17
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Re: Where's All The X-Files Love?

I think the hard part about trying to get into a show like that now is that it's just so episodic. The mythology/arc episodes take up maybe 10-20% of the total show. It's a fine format if you're just watching it week-to-week, but I find episodic television very difficult to get into if you're trying to catch up on DVD.
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Old January 16 2012, 04:55 AM   #18
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I feel like the best episodes can be found in seasons 2-6, although my favorite season is actually the eighth year.
My memory told me that Seasons 8 and 9 were awful. I was so surprised during my rewatch that Season 8 actually turned out to be awesome! I loved Scully in that season and the way her mood shifted with Mulder being absent.
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Old January 16 2012, 04:56 AM   #19
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Re: Where's All The X-Files Love?

It holds a special place in my heart because it the first show my wife I discovered together.
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Old January 16 2012, 04:57 AM   #20
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Oh, I think as it moves along the mythology starts to become more important. I'd say it's directly involved in 25% of the show, and indirectly figures in another 25% of it (episodes like "Paper Hearts" or "Red Museum").
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Old January 16 2012, 08:06 AM   #21
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I love the show, beginning to end. A genre classic, then and now.
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Old January 16 2012, 08:07 AM   #22
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It holds a special place in my heart because it the first show my wife I discovered together.
Awwww.

My husband introduced me to it after we got married. I definitely wouldn't have watched it on my own, but it was fun to put on an ep at night. We stopped as we got to one of the later seasons, mostly because we got busier but then he also told me the eps weren't as good. I'm not sure if I want to go back and finish the rest.

I had seen the first movie when it first came out (having never seen the show), so we rewatched that and I enjoyed it more.
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Old January 16 2012, 08:26 AM   #23
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Didn't I Want To Believe go up against Terminator:Salvation? That might be your reason.....
No, the second X-Files movie came out a year before T4. It was up against some small, art house film that Christian Bale starred in. Heath Ledger was in it too. Can't think of the title...
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Old January 16 2012, 08:54 AM   #24
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Re: Where's All The X-Files Love?

Where's All The X-Files Love?
Not sure, but keep looking. The truth is out there...
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Old January 16 2012, 11:16 AM   #25
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Didn't I Want To Believe go up against Terminator:Salvation? That might be your reason.....
No, the second X-Files movie came out a year before T4. It was up against some small, art house film that Christian Bale starred in. Heath Ledger was in it too. Can't think of the title...
Well, it debuted the following week, but yeah, I would think it did do it some damage.

The international take wasn't a total disaster though, considering the budget. I am sure it turned a profit once it hit the home media market.

Personally I really enjoyed I Want To Believe. I thought it was a very enjoyable character piece. Although it probably could have done with having a more supernatural orientated storyline, rather than what we got, which was more of a mad scientist thing.
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Old January 16 2012, 11:24 AM   #26
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It likely broke even, and even made a little profit, but it didn't do big business. The reduced production budget compared to the first film ($35 million vs. $66 million, and when you adjust that for inflation, its $35 million vs. $87 million) suggests that Fox made the film as a bit of a test to see if The X-Files still had some life left in it as a franchise.

Since we haven't heard anything in four years, I'd say that Fox decided it wasn't worth taking a gamble on a more expensive mythology movie. As much as I want to see that movie, they're probably right. Still, it's a shame we couldn't get a telemovie or something to tie things up.
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Old January 16 2012, 11:59 AM   #27
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Well, never say never. There's always a possibility for a mini-series or something, however unlikely

Does anybody know anything about this new Fencewalker film Carter has self-financed? It all seems to be extremely secret, I can't even find a plot outline.
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Old January 16 2012, 03:25 PM   #28
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Re: Where's All The X-Files Love?

i love the X-Files. i can still remember watching the pilot episode and being pretty creeped out. i remember the first movie was a big deal among me and my friends. i tried to give Agent Doggett a chance...but the show just wasn't the same.
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Old January 16 2012, 04:16 PM   #29
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I really liked Doggett, Robert Patrick was great. Was rather indifferent about Reyes, though. And I thought Cary Elwes was way too slimy and too obviously corrupt.
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Old January 16 2012, 08:47 PM   #30
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Re: Where's All The X-Files Love?

I have always felt that The X-Files should have ended when Mulder left the show. It was always about Mulder's search for the truth, and if there was no Mulder, it should end.

The X-Files is the perfect example of a show sticking around too long.
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