The Truth Is Out There: The X-Files Discussion Thread

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Films and Television' started by PadmeLeiaJaina, Jan 3, 2006.

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  1. ZamWesell44 Force Ghost

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    You liked Lord of the flies?, i actually liked Improbable from 9. The Truth has its moments, i would not rank it 6/6 though, but to each his own.
  2. Only_Wan_Kenobi Jedi Knight

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    That last shot with Mulder and Scully is alone worth a 6/6 in my mind. Improbable I dont remember much from but it was kind os stupid IMO. Lord of the flies was funny and I guess I was in the mood for teen crime x-files[face_laugh] I was so pissed when they killed of the lone gunman wich I think made a great episode into a B.A.D one.
  3. Darth_BADLungs_Vader Jedi Knight

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    Where is Forcefire? He was about to finish the 2nd season[face_plain]
  4. Richard-Drahcir Jedi Knight

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    Oh man, does anyone remember the 2 parter (even though they were set 9 months apart) from Series 1, Squeeze and Tooms.
    Those were so scary and easily 2 of the best episodes of X Files or any series I'd seen.
    The special effects on Toom's body stretching was awesome. I think I cheered when Mulder finished him off once and for all. That had some seriously scary and gripping moments.

    Tooms' chase of Mulder through the mall underground but was amazing and I really jumped when Tomos grabbed Mulder while he was still in his nest. I so thought that Mulder was gonna be pulled into the nest at that moment.
    Those 2 episodes alone were the reason why I bought Series 1 on DVD last year
  5. Darth_BADLungs_Vader Jedi Knight

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    2 Great episodes indeed[face_skull] I thought Tooms was more scary though. The host and home are in my opinion the most scary eps in the whole series[face_pumpkin] That teaser in home got me all shaking.
  6. Forcefire Force Ghost

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    Getting situated after moving back from school and working a lot. However, I finally got to watch another.

    Soft Light- I actually read a novelization of this episode in the sixth grade, and remembered a few things here and there. It's an interesting premise, the dark matter shadow and all. Tony Shalhoub does good work, as I've come to expect. This episode also marks X being less than truthful with Mulder, though it's not as surprising to me as Deep Throat's ambiguous nature. Pretty good stuff.
  7. Darth_BADLungs_Vader Jedi Knight

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    Soft light is a great episode indeed[face_plain] The scene were X gets in CSM's car was realy cool. Wich side is he realy on right?[face_peace]
  8. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    You're thinking of "Wetwired."
  9. ZamWesell44 Force Ghost

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    Wetwired is good though, one of the better from season 3, even though most that year are all good.
  10. Darth_BADLungs_Vader Jedi Knight

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    Oh[face_blush] Wetwired is realy cool episode but I remember that X did much in soft light as well.
  11. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Shalhoub's performance in Soft Light is fantastic and, you're all right, it's one of X's best episodes.

  12. sidious618 Force Ghost

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    Yeah, that was a good season however I never like the finale, "Talitha Cumi" a whole lot. It was good and all but I guess a let down after "Anasazi" which, in terms of season finales, they never topped although "Gethsemane" came close.
  13. Darth_BADLungs_Vader Jedi Knight

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    I actualy thought that gethsemane was the best ending. Talitha cumi was a great episode but lame ending wich led to the great season opener herrenvolk. The best opener in my opinion is redux.
  14. Forcefire Force Ghost

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    I finished out the season, and have the next waiting to be watched. There shouldn't be another huge gap in entries from me.

    Our Town- I'm guessing the "what's in the cabinet" reveal would have been a lot more shocking if they hadn't made it the image on the main menu screen for the DVD. There's something darkly comic to me about everybody getting together for a community meal wherein the main course is a member of the community. The initial foxfire line serves as a good demonstration of why you should never trust the inital hypothesis on this show. Oh, and the body sinking into the chicken feed? Gross.

    Anasazi- Really good stuff. Appropriate that Krycek should resurface here, killing Mulder's father. Speaking of Mulder's father, him being involved in a government cover-up was a big shock. When Cigarette Smoking Man shows up on his doorstep, everything I thought about the character shifted in an instant.

    Speaking of Smoking Man, this was a pretty good episode for him- I really like the dynamic between him and Mulder, very well illustrated in the phone call.

    Can't wait to see the after-effects of the stuff they've discovered here, such as the refrigeration car and Scully's name appearing in the papers that The Thinker (hooray for the Lone Gunmen) gets to Mulder. Cruel cliffhanger. It must have been painful to wait all summer to see how it turns out.
  15. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    There have been many great, great cliffhangers over the years (Gethsemene is a particularly great episode, though the cliffhanger is a bit cheap), but none have ever come close to topping Anasazi. Brilliant episode, just brilliant; Mulder's family, Krycek, smoking man . . . it just all comes together.
  16. Darth_BADLungs_Vader Jedi Knight

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    Now you have seen the introduction to what the x-files is mostly about with those 2 seasons. If you liked those 2 boy oh boy are you in for a ride with the next 3[face_dancing] Seasons 3 and 4 will blow you away.
  17. General_Veers05 Jedi Knight

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    I have'nt seen much of the X-files...but i would like to see more...i don't know why everyone i know hates it....
  18. Darth_BADLungs_Vader Jedi Knight

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    You should check it out.;) There are 3 eras: S1-5(Vancouver era[face_love] ), S6-7(First L.A era with both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson still in the lead) and S8-9 (L.A part II with David Going part time and Robert Patrick, Gillian Anderson and Anabeth Gish as leads)

    Seasons 1-5 Are probably the best piece of film I have ever seen.

    Seasons 6-7 Is a bit too lighthearted. The myth arc goes downhill and in comes alot of silly and funny episodes. Not on par with the 5 first but still good.

    Seasons 8-9 Should not have been IMO. The myth arc goes to hell and David leaves for most of the 8th and only shows up at the end of the 9th. Robert Patrick is a good charecter though and the 8th season is a bit better than the last.

    Thats how I see it and I think alot of fans agrees with me on this. CC should have ended with the 6th or 7th season[face_frustrated] :(



  19. SWJaggy Jedi Master

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    I never watched the X-files before so today was my first time. I saw two episodes (1994). I don't know the episode titles but the first one was when an abductee had held some people hostage at a travel agency. So Mulder goes in to negociate with him. He tells the abductee to go lock the door since he had forgotten to when he let the women hostages out and then he gets shot. And then it concluded with Scully leaving a message recording on Mulders machine telling him that the piece of metal that was found inside of the abductee seemed like some kind of code scanner. I watched the part 2 episode next.

    Now I really want to see what will happen to Scully.
  20. KissMeImARebel Force Ghost

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    Those are a great two-parter. Scully's abduction is actually a big part of the 'alien mythos' on the show - so you've caught a key couple of episodes.

    If you're interesting in the names, they're Duane Berry (1) and Ascension (2) and are from the second season.
  21. SWJaggy Jedi Master

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  22. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Duane freaking Barry. Steve Railsbeck owns that role, man. One of the best of the two parters. But then, second season, so what do we expect but brilliance?
  23. hey-heowsmeabuck Jedi Padawan

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    Check it for Mulder... if you don't see the link...
  24. hey-heowsmeabuck Jedi Padawan

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    :_| why'd 'e have to go???????????????????????????????????????????????? :_|
  25. hey-heowsmeabuck Jedi Padawan

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    Oh, and swjaggy, Scully comes back in coma and a strange doctor takes care of her but then she dies :_| but comes back to life after [face_dancing] . There is also a vampire [face_skull] episode in between. (That was to cover for Anderson's pregnacy.) ]-} [face_alien_1] ;) [face_peace]
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