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Old January 17 2014, 12:25 PM   #91
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Re: The X-Files - First Time Watching

The show just gets better and better. It doesn't even hint at a decline until they are into Season 6, and even then there's lots of great episodes going forward.
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Old January 17 2014, 03:56 PM   #92
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Yes. That scene with the cannister. blew me away. I didn't think they come right out and use that kind of visual until far later. It made me excited as to where the series would go from there.

The whole point of Scully's character was that she was originally designed to be the voice of reason, science, skepticism and potential love-interest all roled into one. After the cannister scene, I thought..."OK, what now regarding skepticism???"

It's true that Scully with her skepticism and constant need for scientific proof was Mulder's - the believer - counterpart. This way the audience could relate to the one world view or the other. And while it's also true that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have a strong chemestry, series creator Chris Carter was very much against a romantic relationship between those two characters. Scully was never meant to be a love interest for Mulder. Carter had a platonic relationship for them in mind.
"Putting them together would have been the death of their relationship". I remember it vividly, because the whole world wanted them to be together - except for him. However, he - and everyone else involved - really did a terrific job with their relationship.

There's a spoilerfree interview with him on youtube about Mulder's and Scully's relationship.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h14l0RIX9gs&noredirect=1
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Old January 17 2014, 05:34 PM   #93
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I actually started rewatching The X-Files late last summer. I kind of space the discs apart so I don't overdose, watch about 4 episodes a week. So far I'm two discs from the end of Season 5, and I have newly purchased Blu-rays of the movies to watch after that. Didn't want to mention any of the episodes I had recently seen for fear of spoilers.

Actually, last autumn, Amazon had a sale on the X-Files, and were shifting boxsets for £10 each. When I bought the first five series back in 2000, I paid close to £100 for them! I didn't get the last four sets as I recall the quality of the series going down towards the end, but at £10 each, it was hard to refuse. So I didn't. I'll be watching seasons 6-9 again for the first time since they were broadcast, before I get to the second movie.
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Old January 17 2014, 05:59 PM   #94
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Re: The X-Files - First Time Watching

The movies are going to be somewhat difficult to get. I have actually seen the first movie, but I haven't seen the second and I don't know if either is streaming any place or not. Also, when should I watch the movies. I'm assuming since the first came out in 1998, I should watch up to Season 6 and then see the movie. As for the second, does that take place after the series ends?

I still have a way to go yet as I only just started season 2, but I have been thinking about the movies recently.
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Old January 17 2014, 06:29 PM   #95
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Fight the Future is set after season 5 and for me is the peak of the conspiracy arc (although that might change after I rewatch S6). The second film is a stand alone, a feature length X-File and it's set well after season 9.
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Old January 23 2014, 07:23 AM   #96
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Is X-Files supposed to gross me out sometimes? I ask because tonight I got back into it and watched "The Host" and while it was Nasty, especially the Shower scene, it didn't really "gross" me out that much. Actually, seeing the little worm go back into the sewer system was kind of cool.

Also, Episode 2 of Season 1 we met Deep Throat. Episode 2 of Season 2 we met this anonymous guy I will call Deep Throat II. Am I sensing a pattern?
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Old January 23 2014, 07:55 AM   #97
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Not grossed out yet? To quote Yoda, "You will be, you will be."
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Old January 23 2014, 02:12 PM   #98
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Is X-Files supposed to gross me out sometimes? I ask because tonight I got back into it and watched "The Host" and while it was Nasty, especially the Shower scene, it didn't really "gross" me out that much. Actually, seeing the little worm go back into the sewer system was kind of cool.

Also, Episode 2 of Season 1 we met Deep Throat. Episode 2 of Season 2 we met this anonymous guy I will call Deep Throat II. Am I sensing a pattern?
Wait till you get to the season 4 episode, Home.
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Old January 24 2014, 06:26 PM   #99
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^ Yeah, that was definitely the grossest one, at least for me.

An interesting detail about "The Host" is, that the giant worm was portrayed by Darin Morgan, who also wrote a few X-Files episodes and made another guest appearance in the episode "Small Potatoes" (Season 4).
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Old January 24 2014, 06:45 PM   #100
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The wife and I just watch Home a few weeks ago.
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Old January 24 2014, 10:44 PM   #101
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Yes. That scene with the cannister. blew me away. I didn't think they come right out and use that kind of visual until far later. It made me excited as to where the series would go from there.

The whole point of Scully's character was that she was originally designed to be the voice of reason, science, skepticism and potential love-interest all roled into one. After the cannister scene, I thought..."OK, what now regarding skepticism???"
"Putting them together would have been the death of their relationship". I remember it vividly, because the whole world wanted them to be together - except for him.
Well, not the whole world. In fact, the "No Romo" contingent was quite vocal in it's disdain as the "Romos", or as they later became known, "'shippers", began to build momentum in the early days of the internet. The scales may have been tipped finally in favor of the shippers, but that didn't happen until the show was nearing the end of the Mulder-Scully era.
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Old January 25 2014, 01:22 AM   #102
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Yes, that's true. I was not very accurate with that statement.

Since the thread starter SJSharksfan39 hasn't seen the episodes yet, maybe you could put spoiler tags around this information? I know, accordings to board rules, you don't have to, but I think it would be nice to do it anyway .
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Old January 25 2014, 01:24 AM   #103
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Yes, that's true. I was not very accurate with that statement.

Since the thread starter SJSharksfan39 hasn't seen the episodes yet, maybe you could put spoiler tags around this information? I know, accordings to board rules, you don't have to, but I think it would be nice to do it anyway .
No spoilers. My post concerned only what the fans wanted and didn't want.
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Old January 25 2014, 08:44 AM   #104
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Watched Sleepless tonight and while not the best episode (It was OK, even though I thought Tony Todd whispered way too much), I was intregued by the ending, revealing that Alex Krycek was actually against Mulder. In hindsight, that seems way too obvious, but the way that reveal happened (Talking about separating Mulder and Scully only strengthened their resolve) was really well done.

So I guess Deep Throat II is actually Mr. X. Wish they would give names to some of these characters. Nice to see him so soon after we were first introduced. I thought it would be several episodes before we revisit that plot line.
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Old January 25 2014, 08:58 AM   #105
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The show just gets better and better.
I couldn't disagree more. For me it was all downhill after a mostly solid first season.
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