Where's All The X-Files Love?

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  1. Holdfast

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    That would be a fucking awesome spinoff.
     
  2. Vendikarr

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  3. Ghost Bones

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    I'd seen quite a few episodes of The X-Files in the past, but recently thought I'd make an effort to watch it all from the start. I'm up to the season 4 episode Home. It was quite unpleasant.
     
  4. RoJoHen

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    Unpleasant. That is certainly one way of describing that episode. :lol:
     
  5. Ghost Bones

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    The teaser might just be the most horrific thing I've ever seen. And I've seen Alien: Resurrection. That's the only other thing I've seen though.
     
  6. Forbin

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    The wife and I are in early season 2 of our rewatch now. Gillian is SO pregnant, and it's quite annoying watching the show's obvious attempts to hide it.
     
  7. RoJoHen

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    I always enjoy watching how TV shows handle that particular situation. I love all the random shit they make actresses hide behind.
     
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    Also brilliant, though.
     
  9. Ghost Bones

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    Well, is it? Just seemed to be an excuse for a load of gruesome to me. The Peacocks were a bit too unreal to be convincing in my view. If I were to list the episodes that have stood out for me from the first three seasons thus far, I'd say:

    Ice
    Eve
    Beyond the Sea
    E.B.E.
    Darkness Falls
    Roland
    Little Green Men
    The Host
    Duane Barry
    Die Hand Die Verletzt
    Humbug
    Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose
    The Walk
    Nisei/731
    Hell Money
    Jose Chung's From Outer Space
    Quagmire

    But it's pretty much a consistently good show. There's probably less than half a dozen episodes I would really call bad. I have seen episodes later than these in the past, but that's where I am at the moment.
     
  10. DevilEyes

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    Home is one of the scariest and most awesomely scary episodes of TV I've ever seen.

    My favorites from the first 3 seasons:

    Beyond the Sea
    Eve
    Squeeze/Tooms
    Roland
    The Erlenmeyer Flask
    Little Green Men
    Duane Barry/Ascension
    One Breath
    Irresistible
    Colony/End Game
    Humbug
    Soft Light
    Anasazi/The Blessing Way/Paper Clip
    D.P.O.
    Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose
    Nisei/731
    Grotesque
    Piper Maru/Apocrypha
    Jose Chung's From Outer Space
    Talitha Cumi

    Top 20 episodes of the show:
    1. Beyond the Sea
    2. Gethsemane/Redux/Redux II
    3. Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose
    4. Humbug
    5. Home
    6. Jose Chung's "From Outer Space"
    7. Nisei/731
    8. Duane Berry/Ascension
    9. Milagro
    10. Paper Hearts
    11. Anasazi/The Blessing Way/Paper Clip
    12. Small Potatoes
    13. The Post-Modern Prometheus
    14. One Breath
    15. Two Fathers/One Son
    16. Tithonus
    17. Folie a Deux
    18. Irresistible
    19. Grotesque
    20. Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man or How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
     
  11. GemHaters

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  12. GemHaters

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    Just for the record, I realized I didn't answer my own questions, my favorite character is A.D Skinner (I'm sorry, is he not badass? :lol:), with The Lone Gunmen close behind(every episode involving them minus 'Jump The Shark' is too awesome) and my favorite episode is either 'Musings Of A Cigarette Smoking Man' or 'The Unnatural'(X-Files and baseball, um hell to the yes!), and if not those two, definitely Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space', or, Beyond The Sea...gotta give props to Brad Dourif:techman:
     
  13. JWD75

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    The X-Files is my second favorite show behind DS9. The 90's really were the golden age of television - at least compared to the dreck that is on today. I thought that the show was beginning to lose it's steam during season seven, but was revitalized during season eight - which is a better season than it gets credit for. There were a few problems with season eight though. While I liked agent Doggett, he lacked the chemistry that Mulder had with Scully. Also Mulder injected a great deal of humor into the series which was sorely missed in the episodes that he was absent from.

    By season nine the show was running on fumes and was painful to watch for an X-phile like myself. At this point the show seriously needed some new blood on the writing staff and Doggett and Reyes were uninteresting Mulder and Scully substitutes. And don't even get me started about the deaths of the Lone Gunmen.

    I hope that we get a resolution to the 2012 alien invasion storyline. Though I fear at this point that a movie would lack the budget to do the concept justice. It probably will never happen, but I would love to have it all wrapped up in an epic novel.
     
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    Really? I thought Duchovny had some of his best episodes that season: Amor Fati, Closure two-parter and Requiem.
     
  15. Lumi

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    The X-Files! My first geeky obsession.<3

    I can't tell you ONE favourite character. There is no choosing between Mulder and Scully. I love them both, and I love them TOGETHER. At least in the series. In the last film, I think they sort of ruined the relationship... and I don't think I'm the only one that feels that way.

    Ahem.

    Favourite episodes.
    Here goes...

    One Breath
    Squeeze
    Ice
    Beyond the Sea
    Tooms
    Darkness Falls
    War of the Coprophages
    Irresistible
    Wetwired
    Home
    Unruhe
    Leonard Betts
    Never Again
    Memento Mori
    Small Potatoes
    Redux
    Redux II
    Detour
    Christmas Carol
    Emily
    Bad Blood
    All Souls
    Folie a Deux
    Dreamland
    Dreamland II
    How the Ghosts Stole Christmas
    Agua Mala
    Monday
    Arcadia
    Milagro
    The Unnatural
    Field Trip
    Biogenesis
    The Sixth Extinction
    The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati
    Millennium
    Closure
    All Things
    Requiem

    I end it there. I loved some of seasons 8 and 9... but I can't be bothered to add anymore.;)
     
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  16. Harvey

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    Thus my qualifier; he looks bored in almost every episode. :p

    Yes, he has a few moments to shine, but the season is filled with a lot of monster-of-the-week stories, and Duchovny doesn't bring the enthusiasm of earlier seasons to them.
     
  17. Enterprise is Great

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    The X-Files is a great show. Ever since it's gone off the air Fox has been trying to get a sci-fi show as big as it was. That's one reason why they've done so many sci-fi shows over the last ten years. Maybe one day they'll find one.
     
  18. Warped9

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    I revisited the series about a year ago and overall quite enjoyed it. Here's what I thought in summation:


    I now find myself wanting to revisit the first feature film and thinking about revisiting the whole series again.
     
  19. od0_ital

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    Any love I may have had for The X-Files died at the end of the second movie's credits, when the camera panned to show Mulder & Scully on a vacation, wavin' to the camera.

    Made me glad I had one of those movie bucks coupons to see it in theaters, haven't watched the movie since, and only one episode, 'Jose Chung's From Outer Space', on Netflix. Guess that makes it my favorite episode of the series.
     
  20. Lumi

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    That scene after the credits. My sister and I were huge fans and saw it in the cinema straight away.

    We... cringed. It's awful. No idea where it came from. Didn't fit in any sort of way. Funny how such a short scene at the end can have that kind of effect.