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Reply #35 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...

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #36 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.
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Reply #37 on: June 10, 2015, 03:19:47 PM

Yeah, X-Files is one of the few things I can't hide my fanboyness of.

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Reply #38 on: July 07, 2015, 09:58:35 PM

The super bright flashlights are back in action!

Oh and Mulder and Scullly too.
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Reply #39 on: July 07, 2015, 10:49:15 PM

SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
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Reply #40 on: July 08, 2015, 04:46:19 AM

Oh my!
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Reply #41 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".
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Reply #42 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...

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Reply #43 on: July 09, 2015, 10:37:13 AM

...when shoulder pads were still considered sexy....

I miss Good Eats.  *Sniff*
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Reply #44 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?

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Reply #45 on: July 09, 2015, 01:09:35 PM


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Reply #46 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
Even though the question was asked, that doesn't belong in this thread.

See, X-Files was legitimately good.
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Reply #47 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?   swamp poop Like topics around here don't wander like drunken frat boys as it is.

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Reply #48 on: July 09, 2015, 03:23:55 PM

Have you read The Black Honeycrisp ?

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Reply #49 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?   swamp poop Like topics around here don't wander like drunken frat boys as it is.

X-Files is special.
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Reply #50 on: July 09, 2015, 04:14:03 PM

Heh, well, I guess so.  Did your wife burn all of your Gillian Anderson posters?

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Reply #51 on: July 09, 2015, 04:25:14 PM

The Truth is On The Wall.
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Reply #52 on: July 09, 2015, 04:58:28 PM

Gillian Anderson is on both of our lists.  Wife would gie it a go.

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Reply #53 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.

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Reply #54 on: July 11, 2015, 03:12:56 PM

I haven't seen Anderson in quite some time. I think she looks even sexier now.
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Reply #55 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.

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Reply #56 on: July 12, 2015, 02:33:13 PM

Just re-signed up for FLix too. I think I'll start binge watching it.
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Reply #57 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.
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Reply #58 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.

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Reply #59 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.

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Reply #60 on: July 14, 2015, 02:22:03 PM

Heathen!
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Reply #61 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.
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Reply #62 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.

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Reply #63 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.

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Reply #64 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.
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Reply #65 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.
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Reply #66 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.

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Reply #67 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.
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Reply #68 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.

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Reply #69 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.
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