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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 10/1/2006 12:06:46 AM   
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Rocky, I don't remember much about season 9, only the odd episode here & there. I didn't even mind Robert Patrick & Annabeth Gish being in it. But - GAH!!! - that last episode did ruin it.

On another note, I can't believe you have finished them ALL, Rocky! And I thought I was sad! Heh heh.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 10/1/2006 12:10:36 AM   
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Nah, I haven't watched them all yet. Haha. I always got the impression JV saw it as some competition. So, I had a laugh, sue me.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 10/1/2006 12:12:42 AM   
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Not a competition, Rocky dearest. I'm merrily ambling along, not even halfway through yet.

Besides, we all know I'd kick your ass ninja stylee.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 10/1/2006 12:17:43 AM   
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I don't know about that. I was far, far behind you and overtook you rather quickly.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 10/1/2006 10:43:27 PM   
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Season 9 was the only season I watched as it was aired. I quite liked it, not a patch on the older episodes of course but it had it's moments. I really enjoyed Audrey Pauley, Daemonicus and the one with the guys getting skinned alive. However, the mythology episodes were rubbish in comparason to the old ones. There was no more of the syndicate and no more Alex Krycek, and of course Mulder was missing throughout. Scully kinda became Mulder, she was now the believer and Doggett the sceptic. It wasn't bad, considering that they had removed the life and soul of the show. Admittedly, it'd have been worse if they'd have come up with some God awful plot just to have Mulder and Scully back together.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 10/1/2006 10:47:43 PM   
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I barely remember season 9, although I think I didn't actually see that much of it. I remember it was after I moved to Newcastle, and at the time was often finishing work at 10:45pm so I could never really follow a TV series.

I have started season 5 tonight. Is it me, or has the size of the writing changed on the screen?  I watched Redux, Redux II, and the one after that which goes back to when Muldy met the Lone Gunmen in 1989 (check out the size of his mobile phone! ).

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 11/1/2006 12:42:45 AM   
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Season 9 is meh but I like some of it e.g. Improbable , the mythology is completely arseways in this season but I've gone on enough about that a few pages back.

Watched Small Potatoes last night...ahhhh fantastic. Scully not noticing Eddie as Mulder not knowing which key opened his office, the look on Mulder and Scully's faces when yer one brought up Star Wars, Eddie as Mulder, breaking part of the corpse..the whole F........B........I thing, dropping the clip from his gun hehe.
If I recall correctly from the special features they had to get permission from Lucas to reference Star Wars...

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 11/1/2006 11:56:44 AM   
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Small Potatoes is a classic.

Shit! I really need to make the time to watch some of these episodes!

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 11/1/2006 9:25:29 PM   
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I've just watched The Post-Modern Prometheus.

What. The. Fuck.

Very amusing and touching episode! Loved the whole Cher thing, not to mention the mad scientist who had the voice & dialogue to successfully convey every cliché from old monster films.

*edit* The weird thing is that this morning I heard that song - is it The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore? - just this morning, although it was the original and not a Cher cover. I was like, "whoa.... spooky".

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 12/1/2006 10:11:27 PM   
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Post-Modern Prometheus is superb episode and should have won the damn Emmy. I actually missed it when it first aired I think...and Bad Blood too so didn't see it until I got the DVD. Probably not often you'd use the word beautiful in relation to the X Files but I'd say it applies to this episode. Great performance from Chris Owens (AKA Agent Jeffrey Spender) as the Mutato. So many great moments in the episode, Mulder in the cafe place, the mad scientist, scenes near the end.

MULDER: (looking at very strange image of a deformed fly) This fly has legs …
SCULLY: …. Growing out of his mouth.
MULDER: Why would you do that?
POLLIDORI: Because I can. (Lots of lightening flashes.)






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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 12/1/2006 11:49:10 PM   
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quote:

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Watched Small Potatoes last night...ahhhh fantastic. Scully not noticing Eddie as Mulder not knowing which key opened his office, the look on Mulder and Scully's faces when yer one brought up Star Wars, Eddie as Mulder, breaking part of the corpse..the whole F........B........I thing, dropping the clip from his gun hehe.



Oh yeah, the fact she didn't notice he wasn't.... himself was hilarious, but I loved it when he asked her what she was doing that night and she said something like, "it's Friday night, I think I'm going to work on the case" - what a social life you have, Miss Scully.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 1:53:35 AM   
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Well, we never really saw much of their social lives which I suppose was a good thing as it just would have been tangents or boring soap type stuff. A few hints here and there, Mulder and his special phone calls...

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 11:12:54 AM   
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quote:

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Well, we never really saw much of their social lives which I suppose was a good thing as it just would have been tangents or boring soap type stuff. A few hints here and there, Mulder and his special phone calls...


I guess we're supposed to see what kind of work obsessed, lonely people M&S are. It makes their relationship work better I think. Mulder did love his phone calls, movies and magazines!

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 11:15:42 AM   
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Do you think they'll ever make the second film thats been treatening to appear for a while now?

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 11:25:27 AM   
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If you go back to the early days of this tread you'll see what we all thought about it.

http://www.empireonline.com/forum/tm.asp?m=5818&mpage=2&key=

I wouldn't mind one, but the moment has passed. It's a shame.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 12:30:52 PM   
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Well, we never really saw much of their social lives which I suppose was a good thing as it just would have been tangents or boring soap type stuff. A few hints here and there, Mulder and his special phone calls...


I guess we're supposed to see what kind of work obsessed, lonely people M&S are. It makes their relationship work better I think. Mulder did love his phone calls, movies and magazines!


Well, didn't Chris Carter insist at the beginning that Mulder and Scully should be workaholics and that while they were working together their social lives should be on hold? We've all seen the deleted scenes from the Pilot with Scully's boyfriend, hastily removed from the broadcast, and much to FOX's dissapointment CC refused to have Mulder and Scully paired up romantically.

We even see later on, around season 4, that Scully seems to regret giving up her life in pursuit of the truth. Even if it's just for brief moments, as soon as Scully contracts cancer she's aware that she's given, perhaps wasted, her life, and not for her own gains as such, but for Mulder's. It's noticable in the episode when Scully gets that tattoo, and nearly gets incinerated by the guy being controlled by the voice of Jodie Foster.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 12:42:37 PM   
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I know that's what CC wanted. God, could you imagine Scully with a boyfriend? It wouldn't have worked.

As I said before the M/S dynamic would have been different if they weren't both locked away either with each other or their work. Their relationship of only trusting and depending on each other is more believable.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 1:21:12 PM   
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Oh yeah, I think it's fitting that they're workaholics; people who have other interests would not go to the lengths Mulder & Scully went to to uncover the "truth".

As for a second movie, I think neither Anderson nor Duchovny would be up for it!

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 2:47:37 PM   
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Actually about 5 or 6 months ago there was a bit of a buzz in the phile community (how fucking sad am I?) because both David and Gillian were going on about being signed up for it. There was a big halt to proceedings thanks to contract negotiations between Chris Carter and Fox. So it's not the actors disinterest that has stopped the movie being made.

But the time has passed now so I'm not sure how they feel about it now.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 3:15:41 PM   
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I've been meaning to ask for ages, but what is the name of the guy who plays the alleged alien bounty hunter? No particular reason I want to know, just that he's an odd looking chap and I would love to look him up to see what sort of other roles he does!




He's called Brian Thompson and has appeared in classics such as;

Mortal Kombat Anihilation
Dragonheart
Star-Trek Generations

(and a small part in The Terminator)


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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 3:24:25 PM   
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I think he was the dude who got his clothes stolen by Arnie. Funny how he became the Terminator on X Files.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 8:58:45 PM   
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I'm sure Duchovny will be gagging to do another movie. It's not as if he has had much of a career since leaving the show is it?

Anderson, however, may be a little harder to persuade.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 9:15:35 PM   
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See that's it. I think Anderson has worked very hard not to get typecast (although now she has ended up as some sort of thespian queen of English period dramas!) in X-Filesy type TV roles, and I think the last thing she'd want is a return to Scully.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 13/1/2006 10:14:34 PM   
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Actually about 5 or 6 months ago there was a bit of a buzz in the phile community (how fucking sad am I?) because both David and Gillian were going on about being signed up for it. There was a big halt to proceedings thanks to contract negotiations between Chris Carter and Fox. So it's not the actors disinterest that has stopped the movie being made.

But the time has passed now so I'm not sure how they feel about it now.


After carrying the show for 9 years, the show that originally FOX had refused to broadcast because they thought it wasn't good enough, I think that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson would have signed up for it simply for having so much faith that Chris Carter would do it justice and not let it slump. Especially if Rob Bowman came back to direct and Frank Spotnitz was heavily involved throughout.

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He's called Brian Thompson and has appeared in classics such as;

Mortal Kombat Anihilation



 Classics! We all use the term loosely

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I'm sure Duchovny will be gagging to do another movie. It's not as if he has had much of a career since leaving the show is it?



David Duchovny is a massively talented actor, and it's unfortunate that he's become so sucked into the role of Fox Mulder that some of his roles even send up the character. Ira Kane in Evolution, and the voice he did in the Playstation game, Area 51.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 14/1/2006 11:29:11 AM   
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and it's unfortunate that he's become so sucked into the role of Fox Mulder that some of his roles even send up the character. Ira Kane in Evolution, and the voice he did in the Playstation game, Area 51.


That isnt unforunate...he left the show through fear of forever being remembered as Mulder & then jumps into jobs, such as the two you mention above, that do nothing to help him break away from being typecast.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 14/1/2006 8:00:48 PM   
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Started on Season 2 today. "The Host" was pretty freaky.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 16/1/2006 2:48:01 PM   
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The last disk of season 2 has the freakiest episodes. Season 2 was odd, for me anyway. My all time fave episodes are in season 2, but also the ones I disliked the most were season 2 too.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 16/1/2006 5:31:36 PM   
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season 2 is a beast and so are 3,4,6...never really liked 5 for some reason - think its because they were working on the movie at the same time and just got stretched a bit much. just got season 8 on dvd so its on to that now WAHOO.

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 16/1/2006 5:55:43 PM   
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It's always the same stuff that gets rehashed about a second film, there's feck all new at this stage it's hard to have faith that anything will happen. It would be interesting to see some fresh XF material (once it's not fucking convoluted invasion arcs) on the big screen though, if there is, here's hoping they get it right. Duchovny is probably more interested in it as he needs something to resuscitate his career, as Bumfluff said Anderson mightn't been as keen to do it. I don't know what the holdup is, a falling out between Chris Carter and Fox before season 9 wrapped? What happened to the self confessed workaholic, OK, taking a rest after a decade of working long hours etc but surely he could get to writing now?

For those continuing to watch the DVDs, enjoy!

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RE: Best season of the X-Files? - 16/1/2006 7:14:11 PM   
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It's always the same stuff that gets rehashed about a second film, there's feck all new at this stage it's hard to have faith that anything will happen. It would be interesting to see some fresh XF material (once it's not fucking convoluted invasion arcs) on the big screen though, if there is, here's hoping they get it right. Duchovny is probably more interested in it as he needs something to resuscitate his career, as Bumfluff said Anderson mightn't been as keen to do it. I don't know what the holdup is, a falling out between Chris Carter and Fox before season 9 wrapped? What happened to the self confessed workaholic, OK, taking a rest after a decade of working long hours etc but surely he could get to writing now?

For those continuing to watch the DVDs, enjoy!


Maybe the whole second movie thing is bullshit? In a way, I hope it is because if it was a let down it'd be the biggest travesty in history, even bigger than the appalling cock up of Matrix Revolutions. Maybe Chris Carter is still doing other stuff, I know that Millenium has finished but wasn't he doing a show called Harsh Realm?

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