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    So who is excited about this?
    Last edited by Looney; 01-18-2016, 06:55 AM.
    Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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    I am!

    I thought the last movie was a deeply underrated exploration of the main themes of the X-Files: faith, doubt, love. And I hope the series will continue in that tradition. If it does, I suspect critics will call it weak and boring and talky, but that's what the X-Files were about from the beginning.
    Jonas Kyratzes | Lands of Dream

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    • #3
      Originally posted by jonas View Post
      i am!

      I thought the last movie was a deeply underrated exploration of the main themes of the x-files: Faith, doubt, love. And i hope the series will continue in that tradition. If it does, i suspect critics will call it weak and boring and talky, but that's what the x-files were about from the beginning.
      i completely agree.
      Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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      • #4
        I am really excited and can't wait to see the new x-files! Actually I didn't know it was coming back till recently. I've just watched the movie on making the series and it looks very promising.

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        • #5
          I sure hope it is good. I was very disappointed that the second movie didn't do better. Hope this series has much more success.
          Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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          • #6
            Will be giving it a look for sure. Liked the original series, although after Season 5 it was diminishing returns and I gave up on it.
            Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

            Kosh: Good!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Ubik View Post
              Will be giving it a look for sure. Liked the original series, although after Season 5 it was diminishing returns and I gave up on it.
              I agree, but I stuck with it. Really wish Robert Patrick could have gotten better material to work with in those final seasons. I have nothing against Annabeth Gish, but I didn't care for the twist with her character. Sure wish Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) was going to be in this series.
              Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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              • #8
                Looney and Jonas, I think you two may be the first people outside of my marriage to declare your love for The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

                I was at the end of my "entertainment journalism" career when it came out, and I watched it on the Fox lot with maybe five or six other reviewers, all of whom--I could tell from their body language--found it tedious. In keeping with Jonas's first comment on this thread, I gave it a good review. I knew I'd be virtually alone in that regard, but I really appreciated what Chris was trying to do. I'm not sure he executed as well as he conceptualized, but I'd rather something aim high and not get it exactly right.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JasonDavis View Post
                  I really appreciated what Chris was trying to do. I'm not sure he executed as well as he conceptualized, but I'd rather something aim high and not get it exactly right.
                  I completely agree.
                  Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                  • #10
                    Okay I have been quiet until now because I honestly was flat out confused by the first two episodes. I feel like there were scenes missing when I watched it. Then we get to the 3rd episode, which only makes the first two even more confusing. Episode 3 is hands down a top ten X-Files episode of all time for me. I feel like this should have been Episode 1. Definitely some of the most entertaining stuff the show has ever done. Yes I, for the most part, predicted what was happening in the first five minutes, but it was still top-of-their-game X-Files material. And I love how they used Alex Diakun from X-Files: I Want To Believe (2008) in the motel. Actually, the casting of this episode really deserves huge kudos right along with the writing. This episode REALLY makes me question what the #@*& were they thinking with those first two stories. Not that there wasn't good stuff in the first two episodes. Just that they were lacking overall.
                    Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Looney View Post
                      Okay I have been quiet until now because I honestly was flat out confused by the first two episodes. I feel like there were scenes missing when I watched it. Then we get to the 3rd episode, which only makes the first two even more confusing. Episode 3 is hands down a top ten X-Files episode of all time for me. I feel like this should have been Episode 1. Definitely some of the most entertaining stuff the show has ever done. Yes I, for the most part, predicted what was happening in the first five minutes, but it was still top-of-their-game X-Files material. And I love how they used Alex Diakun from X-Files: I Want To Believe (2008) in the motel. Actually, the casting of this episode really deserves huge kudos right along with the writing. This episode REALLY makes me question what the #@*& were they thinking with those first two stories. Not that there wasn't good stuff in the first two episodes. Just that they were lacking overall.
                      I really must catch up on this as haven't watched any of it yet.
                      Captain John Sheridan: I really *hate* it when you do that.

                      Kosh: Good!

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                      • #12
                        "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" started life in 2005 as "The M Word," a script for ABC's short-lived Night Stalker revival. Writer Darin Morgan (slightly) re-wrote the script for The X-Files.

                        As for the incomparable Alex Diakun, he also appeared in three of Morgan's four previous X-Files episodes: "Humbug" (1995), "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" (1995), and "Jose Chung's FROM OUTER SPACE" (1996).

                        Darin Morgan is the only writer to win an Emmy Award for writing The X-Files.

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                        • #13
                          Thanks JasonDavis. I enjoyed hearing about the history of that episode. I think its been my favorite of the new X-Files so far. My wife is a big Supernatural fan so I watch a fair bit of that too and this to me had the feel of a Supernatural script that was taken and tuned on its head. I was envisioning some sort of cross over in my head... what would happen if Sam and Dean found themselves working the same case Mulder and Scully were on? I'm certain it'll never happen but its an entertaining notion.

                          Carl

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                          • #14
                            Okay I finally watched all of the new episodes. I have to say on the whole I was disappointed. As I previously said, Episode 3 was amazing. I felt Episode 4 was pretty good. The rest I didn't really care for. There were moments of brilliance throughout, but the whole was not enjoyable for me. I've already said my issues with the first two episodes. I feel like Episode 5 was just full of bad ideas including too much focus on the effects shots. I felt Episode 6 somewhat suffered the same issues of Episodes 1 & 2, but it was still fairly decent. It seemed like they tried to squeeze too much into the episode and I didn't care for how they handled one of the guest stars. I liked her story, but it seemed poorly forced into the plot at the wrong time. Or maybe it was how it was forced in or where. I don't know, it just felt off. Anyway, if I have time I am going to try to re-watch episodes 1 and 6 to see if it is just me.
                            Susan Ivanova, "I'll be in the car."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Looney View Post
                              I am going to try to re-watch episodes 1 and 6 to see if it is just me.
                              It's not just you.

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