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Old January 24 2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

hey guys, i want to start watching this show again. i'm not a big fan of the alien type storylines, but i love anything to do with machines or robots. the episode 'ghost in the machine' from season 1 was one i really enjoyed for example.

now, i'm about to watch 'salvage' from season 8 where a man becomes metal and was wondering what other eps anyone could recommend that suit my taste?

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Old January 24 2012, 11:38 PM   #2
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Try looking through this
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Old January 25 2012, 12:09 AM   #3
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

Science Fiction episodes of the X-Files?

Well, there's the first episode... and the last episode... erm, and every single one inbetween
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Old January 25 2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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Science Fiction episodes of the X-Files?

Well, there's the first episode... and the last episode... erm, and every single one inbetween
i meant ones that involve machines.

i remember an episode where a man could regenerate from almost any wound -- anyone know what i'm talking about?
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Old January 25 2012, 01:38 AM   #5
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

ReadyAndWilling wrote: View Post
Ethros wrote: View Post
Science Fiction episodes of the X-Files?

Well, there's the first episode... and the last episode... erm, and every single one inbetween
i meant ones that involve machines.

i remember an episode where a man could regenerate from almost any wound -- anyone know what i'm talking about?
I believe you're talking about "Leonard Betts", 12th episode, season 4.
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Old January 25 2012, 03:22 AM   #6
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

ReadyAndWilling wrote: View Post

now, i'm about to watch 'salvage' from season 8 where a man becomes metal and was wondering what other eps anyone could recommend that suit my taste?

thanks
That episode has one of the best lines in all of season 8 in it.
Scully talking to Dogget (Robert Patrick) on the phone: If anyone could come to terms with a man made of liquid metal I thought it would be you.



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Old January 25 2012, 10:28 AM   #7
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

Not to be overly harsh, but....

Your question is valid, though I can't really answer it. At first I did watch the X-Files for the episodes about Aliens but eventually realized that the one off monster of the week episodes were better. Then I realized that no one had any clue what the Aliens were up to and the whole thing became a convoluted mess. But that's another story.

My point is this, am I misreading and over analyzing the title, or does this thread imply that science fiction only deals with machines and technology? I just can't begin to state how weird such an implication is.
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Old January 25 2012, 12:24 PM   #8
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

GemHaters wrote: View Post
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Science Fiction episodes of the X-Files?

Well, there's the first episode... and the last episode... erm, and every single one inbetween
i meant ones that involve machines.

i remember an episode where a man could regenerate from almost any wound -- anyone know what i'm talking about?
I believe you're talking about "Leonard Betts", 12th episode, season 4.
thanks

are there any others out there involving machines?

i just finished watching 'salvage' and the ending sucked....
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Old January 25 2012, 12:50 PM   #9
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

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.
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Old January 25 2012, 02:14 PM   #10
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sojourner wrote: View Post
ReadyAndWilling wrote: View Post

now, i'm about to watch 'salvage' from season 8 where a man becomes metal and was wondering what other eps anyone could recommend that suit my taste?

thanks
That episode has one of the best lines in all of season 8 in it.
Scully talking to Dogget (Robert Patrick) on the phone: If anyone could come to terms with a man made of liquid metal I thought it would be you.


Oh God, that was awesome! They just couldn't help themselves!
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Old January 25 2012, 03:10 PM   #11
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

byron lomax wrote: View Post
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.
awesome man, thanks. yah this is what i was looking for.

i didn't articulate my taste very well, but you summed it up with 'science or nature gone awry'.

i'll get on to watching those eps. i remember an ep where a family from the american civil war eats babies.. does this ring a bell? they called the war 'the war of northern aggression'.
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Old January 25 2012, 03:34 PM   #12
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There's only one episode that I can think of that deals with both babies and the Civil War - "Home." The Civil War reference is important because the family lives in the same house that their ancestors did - still without running water, electricity, and other advancements. They weren't eating babies, however; they had been interbreeding with one another since the Civil War, and an investigation into the death of a deformed baby is what leads Mulder and Scully to them.

If you watch that episode, I'd recommend having a strong disposition. It's incredibly disturbing, and is the only episode of the series I haven't watched a second time when doing a series rewatch.
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Old January 25 2012, 03:46 PM   #13
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"Home" is terrifying.
Probably one of the most memorable pieces of television ever.
I certainly can't forget it.
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Old January 25 2012, 06:17 PM   #14
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Re: X-Files: Sci-Fi related episodes?

GemHaters wrote: View Post
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now, i'm about to watch 'salvage' from season 8 where a man becomes metal and was wondering what other eps anyone could recommend that suit my taste?

thanks
That episode has one of the best lines in all of season 8 in it.
Scully talking to Dogget (Robert Patrick) on the phone: If anyone could come to terms with a man made of liquid metal I thought it would be you.


Oh God, that was awesome! They just couldn't help themselves!
I still laugh at that bit. Don't know how they kept straight faces. I doubt it was done in one take.
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Old January 25 2012, 08:50 PM   #15
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^well, they were talking by phone, so I am guessing that took a lot of the potential for ruining the scene out of it.
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