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Title: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Trippy on March 24, 2015, 01:57:44 PM
6 part event series with Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson starts production this Summer.

http://www.fox.com/the-x-files/thexfiles


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: sickrubik on March 24, 2015, 02:15:10 PM
FUCK. YES.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Mithas on March 24, 2015, 02:43:46 PM
Was just going to post this. Can't wait.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: HaemishM on March 24, 2015, 02:55:29 PM
After the last movie, I could give zero fucks.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: 01101010 on March 24, 2015, 03:00:04 PM
I am cautiously curious. Hopefully this will be X-Files seasons 1-4 and not post-season 4.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: tazelbain on March 24, 2015, 03:20:04 PM
This can't be successful. It's tied to a time and place. Anything trying to capture X-Files spirit can't go back there. PoI is probably a better X-FIles for today than making new X-FIles today.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Signe on March 24, 2015, 03:21:44 PM
I know, I know!  I'm shivering with anticipation already!  Or maybe that's just prickly heat.  Anyway, I can't wait either!  I'm nearly finished watching the old ones now just to be ready.

I really hope it doesn't suck.  I will cry real tears if it does.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: satael on March 24, 2015, 03:33:10 PM
I wish they'd "rebooted" Millennium instead of X-Files (and I'm sure they would have gotten Lance Henriksen alot cheaper/easier than the David Duchovny / Gillian Anderson -duo... considering Lance has been doing Asylum movies lately).


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Samwise on March 24, 2015, 03:36:35 PM
After the last movie, I could give zero fucks.

Yeah.  I mean, I'll be watching this anyway, but mostly out of morbid curiosity.  No expectation of it being a tenth as good as the old show.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: jgsugden on March 24, 2015, 03:37:04 PM
Duchovny and Anderson have done what, exactly, recently?  I think this is budget friendly.

I'd really like it if they started it with Mulder waking up and realizing everything since he left the series (and, honestly, everything for about a season or so prior to that) was a coma based dream.  Maybe even set the series in the 90s.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on March 24, 2015, 03:41:00 PM
Duchovny and Anderson have done what, exactly, recently?  I think this is budget friendly.

Californication. Which was spectacular up until the last season, which is par for nearly all television (including say, Rome).  Gillian Anderson is in the hottest show currently on television and stars in the upcoming season (Hannibal).

Budget has nothing to fucking do with it. They could get any amount of money they want.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: WayAbvPar on March 24, 2015, 04:02:23 PM
After the last movie, I could give zero fucks.

Yeah.  I mean, I'll be watching this anyway, but mostly out of morbid curiosity.  No expectation of it being a tenth as good as the old show.

I think I have seen one or both of the movies, but never watched the show. Really need to go back and binge it.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Rendakor on March 24, 2015, 04:39:47 PM
I tried getting through the whole show a few years back, but the shitty monster of the week episodes really turned me off. If they were all aliens/conspiracy focused I might have been able to get through it.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: jgsugden on March 24, 2015, 04:49:40 PM
Duchovny and Anderson have done what, exactly, recently?  I think this is budget friendly.

Californication. Which was spectacular up until the last season, which is par for nearly all television (including say, Rome).  Gillian Anderson is in the hottest show currently on television and stars in the upcoming season (Hannibal).

Budget has nothing to fucking do with it. They could get any amount of money they want.
I thought Californication ended a ways back.  My mistake.  Looks like Duchovny was making $200K per episode and Anderson $100K per episode for Hannibal - not the cheapest.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: MahrinSkel on March 24, 2015, 05:26:03 PM
I tried getting through the whole show a few years back, but the shitty monster of the week episodes really turned me off. If they were all aliens/conspiracy focused I might have been able to get through it.
I kind of liked the "Monster of the Week/Twilight Zone/Alien Conspiracy" rotation, It kept things entertaining without having it bog down in "How are we going to come up with 20+ episodes of Alien Conspiracy stuff this season" wheel-spinning. The "Twilight Zone" episodes were the best in a lot of ways, it let them bring in a lot of Science Fiction authors with weird and interesting ideas, the MotW episodes were more filler than anything else, but some of them were still really fun (like the "COPS Crossover" episode).

Without X-Files, I don't think we ever would have seen the Whedonverse, or any of the other "Spiritual Successors" like Supernatural. Prime time science fiction was deader than dogshit until the X-Files Friday Night Miracle.

--Dave

EDIT: Here's the semi-official "Mythology" episode list (http://x-files.wikia.com/wiki/Mythology), and here is a fan-created list (http://www.hometheaterforum.com/topic/175270-the-x-files-conspiracy-episode-list-discussion/) that includes a few episodes the "Mythology" set doesn't, mostly because they introduce or explore characters that were important in that arc (Kryzek and Smoking Man, mostly).

EDIT2: I guess I should say "Non Space Opera" sci-fi was dead, and people were getting burned out on that.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Ingmar on March 24, 2015, 05:36:50 PM
I generally preferred the MOTW/TZ episodes, myself. The mythology stuff kind of got up its own ass after a while.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Samwise on March 24, 2015, 05:58:28 PM
I generally preferred the MOTW/TZ episodes, myself. The mythology stuff kind of got up its own ass after a while.

Ditto.  I think that's part of why the movies sucked -- they focused on the least fun part of the series.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: sickrubik on March 24, 2015, 06:02:34 PM
Movies? Only one of them had anythimg to do with the conspiracy.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Goreschach on March 24, 2015, 06:02:56 PM
Both the monster and storyline episodes were fine, for the first three seasons or so. Show totally took a nosedive after that.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: HaemishM on March 25, 2015, 11:05:17 AM
Both the monster and storyline episodes were fine, for the first three seasons or so. Show totally took a nosedive after that.

This. It really fell off after that episode where they found the alien ship in the desert for a cliffhanger. This was one of those shows that needed a definite ending date so someone could say "FINISH IT, YOU FUCK!" because despite the show having ended, the story has still not been given anything like an ending. To me, the alien stuff was the most interesting, and the first movie was a good continuation of that, but it did seriously disappear up its own ass after season 3. The monster of the week shows were filler but some of them were really well done. I mean, the hair fetish serial killer guy Donnie was an episode that STILL creeps me out, and the actor that played Donnie should have gotten a lot bigger roles than he did afterwards.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: sickrubik on March 25, 2015, 12:02:26 PM
The Unnatural is one of my very favorite hours of television ever.

Which was interestingly a MotW and Conspiracy episode... and just well done.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on March 25, 2015, 12:08:00 PM
The Unnatural is one of my very favorite hours of television ever.

Which was interestingly a MotW and Conspiracy episode... and just well done.
And written and directed by David Duchovny.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Ironwood on March 25, 2015, 12:23:18 PM
That was the baseball black man Alien ?

Yeah.



Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Ingmar on March 25, 2015, 02:39:34 PM
The most memorable episode to me is still Home. I don't think I ever want to see it again, but man.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: 01101010 on March 25, 2015, 03:03:27 PM
The episode that stuck with me more than the others on my fav list is "Detour." Shit freaked me out.

Other honorable mentions on my llst:

Ice
Paperclip
Zero Sum


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Trippy on March 25, 2015, 03:07:49 PM
Jose Chung's From Outer Space


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Samwise on March 25, 2015, 04:46:37 PM
Jose Chung's From Outer Space

My personal favorite. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGGWzB11P30)


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Trippy on March 27, 2015, 02:14:34 PM
https://twitter.com/davidduchovny/status/580509096878743554

(http://i.imgur.com/4O0K4lA.png)


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: sickrubik on March 27, 2015, 02:19:53 PM
I just fucking squeed.

X-Files is one of the things I just geek over, apparently.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Trippy on March 27, 2015, 02:27:02 PM
Yeah that was one of the shows I watched religiously until Duchovny left. And every Tuesday I would eat sushi and discuss Sunday's episode with the head chef there.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Ozzu on March 28, 2015, 11:16:12 AM
Yeah that was one of the shows I watched religiously until Duchovny left. And every Tuesday I would eat sushi and discuss Sunday's episode with the head chef there.


Hell, even after Duchovny left, I still enjoyed the show and thought Robert Patrick did a real nice job.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: 01101010 on March 28, 2015, 11:24:36 AM
So now that this has been greenlighted can we get Firefly back for a 6 episode revival? Please?


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Morat20 on March 28, 2015, 07:47:45 PM
So now that this has been greenlighted can we get Firefly back for a 6 episode revival? Please?
TAKE MY MONEY.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Tannhauser on April 05, 2015, 06:30:08 AM
X-Files and Twin Peaks coming back to TV?  Engage retro-thrusters for the 1990's!   :drill:


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: sickrubik on June 10, 2015, 11:13:04 AM
https://twitter.com/thexfilesfox/status/608660418949578754

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CHJlbOkUIAEo8rw.jpg)


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: jgsugden on June 10, 2015, 01:05:12 PM
I just started a rewatch in preparation.  As this summer's TV is horrible, I might actually get through to the point where I want to stop watching before the end of the summer...


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on June 10, 2015, 01:49:54 PM
Every time they post something else to twitter or facebook about this I giggle like a school girl.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: sickrubik on June 10, 2015, 03:19:47 PM
Yeah, X-Files is one of the few things I can't hide my fanboyness of.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Trippy on July 07, 2015, 09:58:35 PM
The super bright flashlights are back in action! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoIRNja8pMc)

Oh and Mulder and Scullly too.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on July 07, 2015, 10:49:15 PM
SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Tannhauser on July 08, 2015, 04:46:19 AM
Oh my!


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: MrHat on July 09, 2015, 08:02:17 AM
Watched the pilot last night since its all on Netflix.

Holds up if you view it as "set in 1993".


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Paelos on July 09, 2015, 08:17:25 AM
Watched the pilot last night since its all on Netflix.

Holds up if you view it as "set in 1993".

In the before time, in the long long ago...


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: jgsugden on July 09, 2015, 10:37:13 AM
...when shoulder pads were still considered sexy....


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: naum on July 09, 2015, 12:57:52 PM
So now that this has been greenlighted can we get Firefly back for a 6 episode revival? Please?

Whedon Confirms: Firefly Getting Reboot With Original Cast (http://www.shareonfb.com/pfqq04/Whedon_Confirms_Firefly_Getting_Reboot_With_Original_Cast)


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Samwise on July 09, 2015, 01:09:35 PM
So now that this has been greenlighted can we get Firefly back for a 6 episode revival? Please?

Whedon Confirms: Firefly Getting Reboot With Original Cast (http://www.shareonfb.com/pfqq04/Whedon_Confirms_Firefly_Getting_Reboot_With_Original_Cast)

(https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/40386/Macros/notamused.jpg)


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on July 09, 2015, 01:40:28 PM
So now that this has been greenlighted can we get Firefly back for a 6 episode revival? Please?

Whedon Confirms: Firefly Getting Reboot With Original Cast (http://www.shareonfb.com/pfqq04/Whedon_Confirms_Firefly_Getting_Reboot_With_Original_Cast)
Even though the question was asked, that doesn't belong in this thread.

See, X-Files was legitimately good.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on July 09, 2015, 01:43:25 PM
Even though the question was asked, that doesn't belong in this thread.

Wait, someone's actually worried about topic purity on F13?   :uhrr: Like topics around here don't wander like drunken frat boys as it is.



Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Ironwood on July 09, 2015, 03:23:55 PM
Have you read The Black Honeycrisp ?


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on July 09, 2015, 03:25:48 PM
Even though the question was asked, that doesn't belong in this thread.

Wait, someone's actually worried about topic purity on F13?   :uhrr: Like topics around here don't wander like drunken frat boys as it is.

X-Files is special.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Yegolev on July 09, 2015, 04:14:03 PM
Heh, well, I guess so.  Did your wife burn all of your Gillian Anderson posters?


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on July 09, 2015, 04:25:14 PM
The Truth is On The Wall.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Ironwood on July 09, 2015, 04:58:28 PM
Gillian Anderson is on both of our lists.  Wife would gie it a go.

A man can dream.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: RhyssaFireheart on July 10, 2015, 08:27:30 AM
Have you read The Black Honeycrisp ?

 :awesome_for_real:

Okay, that make me legit laugh out loud here at my desk.  Well played, good sir.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Draegan on July 11, 2015, 03:12:56 PM
I haven't seen Anderson in quite some time. I think she looks even sexier now.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Yegolev on July 12, 2015, 01:39:13 PM
Interesting coincidence: Friday evening, we were set to introduce the boy to some more classic movies.  This time it would be Terminator (Netflix).  He was taking his time and so I was poking around Netflix; I quickly found the original X-Files and so my wife and I started watching the pilot.  Fast-forward, my son is the world's newest X-Files fan.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Draegan on July 12, 2015, 02:33:13 PM
Just re-signed up for FLix too. I think I'll start binge watching it.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Tannhauser on July 13, 2015, 06:20:15 AM
I am so excited for XF to return!  Can't wait to see how M&S have changed and what they are up to.  Can you imagine Mulder's twitter?  Scully even twittering at all?  All sorts of things have changed in twenty years, plenty of new story ideas to go around.  I bet Mulder's FB is filled with crop circles and blurry UFO pics.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Yegolev on July 13, 2015, 07:04:36 PM
That's actually an interesting comment.  Watch the second episode and ask yourself what things would be like if they had smartphones, or if Scully had internet access in the motel.  She would have uploaded everything to the cloud before the place was torched.  Also, no caller ID.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Sir T on July 14, 2015, 02:21:08 PM
Considering I watched the last episode of the X-Files and it was all about that Mulder had found the truth and he could do fuck all about it (there was an alien invasion coming in 2012) And smoking man died as a hippie in a cave, I think what M&S have been doing is "getting off the drugs and explaining why they were fucking wrong about everything.

The last episode of the X-files was utter shit, by the way. So not enthusiastic about a new series.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Trippy on July 14, 2015, 02:22:03 PM
Heathen!


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Draegan on July 20, 2015, 02:00:53 PM
So I'm now on S02E22 on Netflix. The show really holds up well except the technology stuff. It could almost be a modern day show.

I had watched this show religiously until around when the first movie came out, then I went off to college. I never really finished the series. Looking forward to getting back in to it.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Teleku on July 20, 2015, 02:47:12 PM
Heathen!

I don't think its particularly heretical to say that the end of the ex-files was really bad.  Last few seasons had stretched the show longer than it should have gone.  They had no real arcs left to cover, and the main actors left the show.  It went the exact same route as Lost, where it should have ended several seasons sooner.  The end was better than the last few seasons had been, but it still felt like a rushed let down after all the build up and superb storytelling of the majority of the series.  I looooooved the X-files, but it was a victim of American TV's standard modus operandi of forcing a show to run as long as it still makes money.  Up until it eventually turns to total shit and everybody stops watching it because you can't tell a narrative story forever with no end in sight.  Then cancel it when its at its very worst.

Mind you, that still doesn't stop it from being one of the best TV series ever made.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Ironwood on July 20, 2015, 02:51:28 PM
Ach, it's hard to blame them when you remember how fucking Huuuuuuge it was.   It was even Huuuuuge over here.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Teleku on July 20, 2015, 03:23:10 PM
Sure, but when that's how every single show is run in America, it gets old.  I've always been envious of the UK (and Japan) for making so many shows that are just one season.  It was a huge hit!  Great, think of something else now!

Setting a definitive time limit just results in a better overall story.  Open ended is fine when you are just making a totally episodic TV series that only randomly references past episodes like Cheers or Friends.  It falls apart when trying to tell a big coherent story.  BSG probably would have been one of the most perfect series ever if it had just been three seasons (and by that I mean with them knowing they only had one seasons left, they would have done something totally different than they did for season 3  :awesome_for_real:).  Lost being set at 3 seasons also probably would have been good.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Trippy on July 20, 2015, 03:56:47 PM
Heathen!
I don't think its particularly heretical to say that the end of the ex-files was really bad.
The heathen part was for not being excited about the new show. I mentioned earlier that I stopped watching religiously after David left so I don't have issues with people complaining about the how the series ended.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: HaemishM on July 20, 2015, 04:34:54 PM
I'm not excited about the new show mainly because 1) I watched the end of the series and it SUCKED and 2) I watched the last movie and it SUCKED EVEN HARDER.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Ceryse on July 20, 2015, 04:52:04 PM
Personally, I just pretend everything after Duchovny left never happened.

A decent amount of the show holds up.. but everything after that part is (and was) horrendous, imo.

I am looking forward to the new episodes, however. Duchovny and Anderson? Yes please.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Tannhauser on July 20, 2015, 09:23:50 PM
I liked Doggett and the woman agent but I knew the show was on its last legs.  Loved the first movie, disappointed in the second.  That trainwreck makes me nervous for the new series.  What a terrible X-File.

It was a no-brainer; make another UFO movie and have M&S hook up.  But no, Chris Carter was too coked up to figure out even that simple plot.  Surprise!  M&S are in bed together!  Wha?  We wanted the courtship and seduction, not skipping past that.  At least that's what I wanted.



Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on July 21, 2015, 02:07:09 AM
I'm not excited about the new show mainly because 1) I watched the end of the series and it SUCKED and 2) I watched the last movie and it SUCKED EVEN HARDER.
Well, you also have shit taste in general, sooooooooo.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: HaemishM on July 21, 2015, 11:08:37 AM
I'm confused. Are you trying to argue that the last movie was anything but total shit? Or that the ending wasn't terrible?


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: schild on July 21, 2015, 11:34:05 AM
No, I'm saying the last movie isn't at all indicative of what the new series should be considered. The last movie was just an X-files episode that could have been filler in any random season. There was nothing wrong with it, it was just one of those "barely an X-File" episodes and people wanted something more... grand.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Sir T on July 30, 2015, 11:24:36 AM
To be honest the best entertainment I got out of the post Second season X files (I think the rot started after the second season) was watching an episode with a Girl who was still a major fan of the show, and the Smoking man had just kidnapped Mulder who was in trouble for some reason. and she said "oh well at least he wont say something stupid like "I am your Father." And then 30 seconds later Smoking man turns to Mulder and says "of course I care. I am your Father." And she literally screamed "NNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!"  :drill:


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Trippy on October 09, 2015, 01:56:08 PM
Latest trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SmJUBT5q0


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: 01101010 on October 09, 2015, 02:49:51 PM
God damn it...  :ye_gods:

I get that same sickly sweet feeling I get when I walk around my undergraduate campus these days. The fond memories come flooding back only to be met with the stark reality that everything is different - same streets and mostly same landmarks, but everything else is askew, just to make everything a bit uncomfortable and foreign.

Now I have to watch while I cry into my blanket wondering where the years have gone.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Tannhauser on October 09, 2015, 05:12:27 PM
Latest trailer:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SmJUBT5q0


oh fuck yes


Title: Re: The X-Files (2015)
Post by: Hutch on October 16, 2015, 08:49:30 AM
Did this get posted yet?

Ask Yourself (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R1WiuzIQbM)


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Trippy on January 24, 2016, 10:40:22 AM
PREMIERE TONIGHT !!!!


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: sickrubik on January 24, 2016, 10:51:09 AM
PREMIERE TONIGHT !!!!


I KNOW RIGHT. OH GOD MORE MULDER AND SCULLY.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Mithas on January 24, 2016, 10:52:10 AM
Oh please be good so we can get more.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: jgsugden on January 24, 2016, 12:29:17 PM
Oh please be good so we can get more.
Enjoy your optimism while you can...


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: schild on January 24, 2016, 01:05:14 PM
100% chance of it being awesome. Not even remotely concerned.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Ruvaldt on January 24, 2016, 02:17:10 PM
Oh please be good so we can get more.
Enjoy your optimism while you can...

(https://eatwatchrun.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/debbie-downer.gif)


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Malakili on January 24, 2016, 09:29:49 PM
So hype.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Merusk on January 24, 2016, 10:09:25 PM
Interesting turn to the story, making it about more modern concerns than the old series. I'm enjoying it despite myself so far.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Ghambit on January 24, 2016, 10:24:26 PM
YES!!!!!  X-Files re-opened!!
Loved it.  


edit: And oh god, Gillian looked good.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Malakili on January 24, 2016, 10:35:33 PM
Nice. I'm glad it looks like they are going to have some regular x-files cases and not just do a miniseries about the alien tech conspiracy thing.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Ghambit on January 24, 2016, 10:48:21 PM
Nice. I'm glad it looks like they are going to have some regular x-files cases and not just do a miniseries about the alien tech conspiracy thing.

I don't think these will be "regular" x-files cases.  Every epi. will feed into the larger conspiracy, hopefully. I'd rather not the random weirdness like in the original series.  They have plenty of material the way they laid it out in the premiere, so why waste it on filler?

Also, on a personal note, I got kinda choked up watching this (unexpectedly).  When the original x-files was running, I was just a nerd (high-school then college) with dreams of building "spaceships" doing epic science, and finding the truth, etc.  After ST:TNG and so forth, there was the X-Files.  Most every other IP couldn't touch them.  Now?  I'm watching this reboot not far away from where the premiere was located (northwestern, NM) and working at LANL for the Space Division.  It's given me an odd full circle feeling.

I've already got watch parties in the works that I will hold in the Fuller Lodge (where Manhattan Project folk would gather and eat, etc.) next to Oppenheimer's house.  Maybe we'll get some old timers to speak.  Should be kinda creepy, but exhilarating at the same time.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Trippy on January 25, 2016, 12:42:41 AM
Nope, the next two are traditional standalone episodes.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Ghambit on January 25, 2016, 09:08:36 AM
But, how do you know?  How do you really, really know?  :awesome_for_real:

As a negative, the choice of digital HD over film, in this case, was a particularly bad one.  If any sci-fi TV series needed to be shot on film, it's the x-files.  Departing from that was a mistake.  It was like watching "As the World Turns," but aliens.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Hutch on January 25, 2016, 10:48:00 AM
Pros:
Gillian Anderson, killing it as Agent Scully. This one thing might make it worth sticking around for the rest of the series.
Flying saucers!
Alien technology, in the hands of our evil government!
Abductions! Alien DNA! Memory wiping!
Walter Skinner  :drill:
Smoking man, smoking through a hole in his neck  :drill:

Cons:
Duchovny looked like he was asleep. This might be a consequence of trying to play a young man's game at age 55. Or maybe he's portraying Mulder as a complex soup of paranoia, exhaustion, depression, and world-weariness. In which case, bravo!
The conspiracy talk was un-subtle at best, and cringe-worthy at worst. I've watched episodes of the X-Files in which they did a much better job of selling this stuff. I wonder what ...
Quote
Written by: Chris Carter
... happened.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Ironwood on January 25, 2016, 10:53:12 AM
Wife forces me to watch Aquarius because of Mulder.  He's like he's asleep in that too.  I think it's just what he does these days.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Malakili on January 25, 2016, 11:10:10 AM
The initial ratings are saying 13.5 million viewers. That sounds good to me.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: schild on January 25, 2016, 11:11:30 AM
So, I loved this.

I'm not sure why people are complaining about Mulder - he's exactly the same as before. I think there's some viewer memory games at play here.

It feels like a 6 episode pitch to turn it into an actual series again, which is interesting. Six episodes won't even scratch the surface.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: schild on January 25, 2016, 11:11:38 AM
The initial ratings are saying 13.5 million viewers. That sounds good to me.

Football damn near ruined it.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Merusk on January 25, 2016, 11:16:05 AM
The initial ratings are saying 13.5 million viewers. That sounds good to me.
It's a good start, but the question is now, "How many will come back at it's normal night/ time?"

Everyone who's interested watches a premiere. The following weeks are more critical.

I agree that Mulder is the same as ever. I wanted to slap him just as hard as before when he was going on about the Key to it all.

IMO The saddest part of this is we'll get no Lone Gunmen.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: schild on January 25, 2016, 11:18:53 AM
IMO The saddest part of this is we'll get no Lone Gunmen.

Huh? They're in it.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Sky on January 25, 2016, 11:21:08 AM
I think in the intervening years I've lost my tolerance for stupid conspiracy bullshit because this was sooo bad. So bad.

My favorite part was the underlying idea that the American government was going to take over America. Which it, em, currently governs?

The only plausible thing in the entire show was that 'free energy' was being withheld for fossil fuel profiteering. No other reason was given to back up any of the nonsensical claims.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Merusk on January 25, 2016, 11:33:34 AM
IMO The saddest part of this is we'll get no Lone Gunmen.

Huh? They're in it.

How? They're dead. That whole virus trapping thing that killed them after their show ended.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Trippy on January 25, 2016, 11:36:51 AM
Death faked, and one of the actors confirmed that they are indeed in the revival series.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Merusk on January 25, 2016, 11:41:43 AM
 :facepalm:

Happy but this goes hand in hand with the "death is meaningless" nonsense from the SSq thread.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Malakili on January 25, 2016, 11:51:45 AM
I think in the intervening years I've lost my tolerance for stupid conspiracy bullshit because this was sooo bad. So bad.

My favorite part was the underlying idea that the American government was going to take over America. Which it, em, currently governs?

The only plausible thing in the entire show was that 'free energy' was being withheld for fossil fuel profiteering. No other reason was given to back up any of the nonsensical claims.

I got the impression that they established Tad as a whack job who happened to be right about this one particular thing. The conspiracy theory was over the top, because lots of it was just mashups with other stuff Tad was peddling.  I thought it was meant to undermine the credibility of the theory so we don't know what parts of it are real.  They've established there is a government agency of some kind that knows about and is developing alien technology. But we don't actually know why or what their end game is.


Also, yes, regarding football, what the hell.  The game was OVER by 10. They cut 20 minutes into the X-Files slot to air a fucking trophy ceremony?


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Sir T on January 25, 2016, 12:03:25 PM
That must be one hell of a faked death as their ghosts were appearing to Mulder in the final episodes of the last season.  :grin: Yes I watched them. No you dont want to.

Fact is the Smoking man also was decorated with a Helicopter missile to the face in the final episode, so the fact that he is there alive and well is another no no (as well as the fact he was a long haired, half crazy, dying hippy living in a cave at the time as it was one of the few places safe from the Aliens). And Skully was a true believer in the fact that the Aliens were invading at the end of the Mayan Calander.

Wonder how that worked out.

So if you want continuity errors there are WAY lots of them aside from the fact that the boys are still alive.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Ironwood on January 25, 2016, 12:29:21 PM
:facepalm:

Happy but this goes hand in hand with the "death is meaningless" nonsense from the SSq thread.

lol.  Thread synchronicity.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: schild on January 25, 2016, 12:30:27 PM
You all have 3 options:

1: The last 3 seasons of X-Files never happened.
2: Fuck you, this is a mix tape.
3. Fuck you, you don't deserve more X-Files.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: MahrinSkel on January 25, 2016, 01:59:57 PM
I *so* wanted the silhouette in a labcoat right before they revealed the ARV to turn out to be Frohike.

--Dave


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Signe on January 25, 2016, 05:14:41 PM
I have lost the thread part of this thread.  :(


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Ghambit on January 25, 2016, 08:30:36 PM
Nope, the next two are traditional standalone episodes.


Well, so far... no, no they're not.  Things are tying together ala Fringe.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: schild on January 25, 2016, 08:54:48 PM
Nope, the next two are traditional standalone episodes.
Well, so far... no, no they're not.  Things are tying together ala Fringe.
Well, I mean, they're tying them together the same way X-Files episodes were lightly tied together. They have a lot more to pack into 6 episodes if they want to tie it up in a bow or have a shot at a full season/seasons. That said, Fringe was a GOOD DEAL like X-Files. Closest show to it, really.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: HaemishM on January 26, 2016, 12:02:25 PM
The conspiracy talk was un-subtle at best, and cringe-worthy at worst.

This. I was kind of ok with the whole thing until that big long drawn out back and forth speech with Joel McHale that laid out the conspiracy and I was like

BUUHHH WUUUUUTTTT?

It sounded like it was written by goddamn Alex Jones and that is a terrible terrible thing. That it was nonsensical even by the standards of the X-Files and Chris Carter's usual shitty exposition didn't help. I kept expecting the DNA test to say that Svetlana was their daughter and cringed at the whole implication that Mulder was sleeping with her (maybe that was just me). It felt off. There were some good bits though, enough for me to keep watching. I mean, shit... it's X-Files. I watched both movies and that horrible finale, this was at least better than that last movie.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Lakov_Sanite on January 26, 2016, 12:37:05 PM
Pretty sure the conspiracy crazy talk was supposed to be taken exactly like that, crazy talk.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: MahrinSkel on January 26, 2016, 12:58:21 PM
I think McHale's shtick was supposed to be hiding in plain sight, he was hooked into real things (like the ARV research team) and he was hiding that behind his P. T. Barnum meets Bill O'Reilly act.

It could have been worse, could have been better. Duchovny's glassy stare doesn't work nearly as well as it used to.

--Dave


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: schild on January 26, 2016, 01:05:55 PM
Ya'll jaded and/or don't remember X-Files. This is literally as if they kept writing the 15 missing years and we just didn't get to see the footage. The show hasn't missed a beat. While there's an argument that they should've missed 3-4 beats and jumped a bit forward in a different way, I'm just not seeing these complaints.

Also, Mulder spent full story arcs explaining fucking conspiracies in the original series.

That said, I watched the whole series again last year, so it's all fresh. Maybe you all should also.

Edit: I guess, most importantly, they needed to write this in such a way that these 6 episodes were the true end to the X-files and I suspect they have 2 endings for episode 6 in the bag on the offchance they order a full season+.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Signe on January 26, 2016, 02:02:19 PM
I also re-watched the old series a few months ago in anticipation of the new series and I'm good with everything so far although Mulder needs to trim his eyebrows.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Merusk on January 26, 2016, 02:53:29 PM
Ya'll jaded and/or don't remember X-Files. This is literally as if they kept writing the 15 missing years and we just didn't get to see the footage. The show hasn't missed a beat. While there's an argument that they should've missed 3-4 beats and jumped a bit forward in a different way, I'm just not seeing these complaints.

Also, Mulder spent full story arcs explaining fucking conspiracies in the original series.

That said, I watched the whole series again last year, so it's all fresh. Maybe you all should also.

Edit: I guess, most importantly, they needed to write this in such a way that these 6 episodes were the true end to the X-files and I suspect they have 2 endings for episode 6 in the bag on the offchance they order a full season+.

FWIW I'm with you on this. The tone and story sense was exactly the same as the originals.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: jakonovski on January 26, 2016, 03:07:21 PM
This is X-Files all right!  :heart:

And yes, Mulder is just as Mulder as he always was. If anything, Scully's changed a bit. More accepting maybe, I dunno.

Full disclosure, I've tuned out everything after Doggett's appearance, so continuity seems just fine.

 



Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Malakili on January 28, 2016, 11:46:35 AM
This is great so far.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Thrawn on January 28, 2016, 07:42:32 PM
So what I'm taking away from this thread is I should probably watch the original series sometime?  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Ironwood on January 28, 2016, 09:00:14 PM
Yes.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: apocrypha on January 29, 2016, 04:20:12 AM
You don't have to watch it all. Here's a list (https://www.reddit.com/r/XFiles/comments/33zhcr/the_essential_xfiles_episode_list/) of episodes that are part of the actual story and/or really good episodes. Ofc that's just one person's opinion, there's plenty of other similar lists on the interwebs.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Margalis on January 30, 2016, 12:33:43 AM
The "actual story" of X-Files was the worst part of the show. It was dull, repetitive and never went anywhere. In many ways it was like the Lost-era tease-with-no-payoff plotting style, before Lost.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: HaemishM on January 31, 2016, 06:00:09 PM
The second episode felt really disjointed, like none of the scenes connected together well at all. Lots of "go here because plot demands it" transitions that didn't really make a whole lot of sense. LOL at Scully and Mulder just "happening" to be there when girl shows her tk powers, thus confirming the whole alien DNA thing. Felt like a lot of really lazy writing.

This is not the X-Files I remember.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Xuri on February 01, 2016, 10:50:44 PM
I... laughed out loud at


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Surlyboi on February 01, 2016, 11:13:50 PM
As did I. Hell, I laughed through the whole ep.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Abagadro on February 02, 2016, 12:23:09 AM
Perfect casting with Rhys Darby.  So much fan service in this one too.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Hutch on February 02, 2016, 08:42:31 PM
Did they reboot this series so hard that they shot it in Vancouver? I'm seeing lots of woods and fields and grass, and not so much desert.

The stoners in the cold open are reboots, too. The same actors played essentially the same roles in the original run of the series.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: schild on February 03, 2016, 01:26:36 PM
The second episode felt really disjointed, like none of the scenes connected together well at all. Lots of "go here because plot demands it" transitions that didn't really make a whole lot of sense. LOL at Scully and Mulder just "happening" to be there when girl shows her tk powers, thus confirming the whole alien DNA thing. Felt like a lot of really lazy writing.

This is not the X-Files I remember.
That's because you don't remember the X-Files.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: HaemishM on February 15, 2016, 08:25:01 PM
Yeah, that's likely it as much as anything. A lot of time has passed and most of these episodes are feeling really a little too meta. It feels more like the series itself is a person who's having a mid-life existential angst crisis.

The episode with Murray from Flight of the Conchords was really funny though.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Rasix on February 23, 2016, 11:58:01 AM
I can't get behind the whole Agent Einstein thing.  I don't mind Lauren Ambrose, but the every time they say Agent Einstein, it's like nails on a chalkboard.  What a dumb name to use for a one off quip.

The last half of this mini-series was awful. "Babylon" was one of the worst X-File episodes I can remember. Terrible way to go out as well, whole thing felt terribly rushed with everyone jumping from one odd conclusion to another.

Ohh well, I liked the first 3 episodes.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Abagadro on February 23, 2016, 07:58:21 PM
That last episode was just terrible.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Merusk on February 24, 2016, 07:06:06 AM
Chris Carter and Ron Moore are from the same school of how to end things.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: satael on February 24, 2016, 09:38:19 AM
It felt like they crammed a whole (25 episode) season's worth of overall story arc and "character moments" into the 6 episodes at the cost of the individual episodes (and overall arcs were never really the strong point of x-files in my opinion).  :oh_i_see:


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: HaemishM on February 27, 2016, 12:56:12 AM
Jesus Christ, that was a colossal, epic failure on every level. That was an entire season's arc in one hour long episode, just randomly flailing from one ridiculous wild ass guess to the next without rhyme or reason. I didn't think Chris Carter could get worse than the first series finale yet he did.

The cabal is apparently run by Jeff Bezos and those libertarian shitheads who want to retreat to Rand Island.


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: Trippy on October 08, 2017, 05:07:18 PM
New York Comic-Con Trailer for Season 11 (2018): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IRdrt8nPyy8


Title: Re: The X-Files (2016)
Post by: satael on November 16, 2017, 01:17:05 AM
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