Amph [The X-Files] The (Continuing) Event Series!

Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Oct 12, 2013.

  1. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Firstly, there's a live webcast of a Duchovney / Anderson panel on right now here to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the start of the show

    http://www.paleycenter.org/live

    Click through!

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    And they did a reddit AMA this morning too. Post X-Files related activities here, and discuss the show. Lots of old threads on the show here, but nothing active, and mostly filled with JM22 fanboying out.
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  2. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    Gillian Anderson is HOT.
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  3. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Welcome back! Go post a Beyonce video.
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  4. Eeth-my-Koth Jedi Grand Master

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    I watched this show once. ONCE!
  5. heels1785 JCC/PT/New Films Manager

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  6. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Webcast over. That was great. I'm guessing it'll be archived somewhere soon enough.
  7. Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master

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    So this would be...."X-Con" right?
  8. Isotope217 Jedi Master

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  9. RC-1991 Jedi Master

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    Man, I hate how far this show went downhill towards the end. When it was good, it was fantastic. When it sucked, even the T-1000 couldn't save it. Jose Chung's From Outer Space was probably my favorite episode- whenever the writers wrote self-aware episodes, it never failed to produce a hilarious episode.

    Also, this is me once again reminding @Rogue1-and-a-half to get his X-Files thread back up and running :p

    EDIT: Oh god, that AMA was awesome. They just start bantering at a few points like it's 1994 all over again.
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  10. Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master

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    Loved the hell out of that show, even the crappy episodes weren't bad.

    And Gillian Anderson still has it going on.
  11. Boba_Fett_2001 Force Ghost

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    I don't remember exactly when I started watching (it was definitely sometime before the first movie) but I am long overdue to properly watch it from start to finish.
  12. RC-1991 Jedi Master

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    The eighth season did have John Doggett (the T-1000 I referred to earlier) going for it, while the ninth season should be burned in the fiery pits of Tartarus. Mulder and Scully had just become parodies of themselves by that point.
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  13. Kyle Katarn Jedi Grand Master

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    Do it. But it's a series you really can't rush through. Lot of depth in those episodes and not just the myth-arc episodes either.
  14. Darth Guy Chosen One

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    God, I hate the "myth arc." Nothing made any sense and nothing was resolved. At least there are the standalones.
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  15. RC-1991 Jedi Master

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    The myth arc was compelling for the first four seasons or so. The writers were great at making you think that they knew where things were going. That part started to go downhill during season 5, but it was still entertaining up until Two Fathers/One Son. The mytharc just floundered like it was drowning in the kiddy pool after that.
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  17. beezel26 Jedi Master

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    I always liked the Cancer man and the with weird family of freaks.
  18. darthcaedus1138 Jedi Grand Master

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    I'm a big John Doggett fan.

    Season 10 is coming along nicely as well.
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  19. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Eh, even if they didn't wrap up very well, some of the episodes still stand up as very good episodes in their own right. One Breath is one of my favorite episodes of the entire series; I also really, really love Patient X/The Red & the Black too. The myth never really cohered into anything, but the experience of some of those great myth episodes was (and still is) fantastic.
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  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    I loved this show. It was my favorite of the 90's. But when Mulder was removed near the end they should have just stopped the show and done nothing but movies from there on.
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  21. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Boy, they really whiffed on that last movie too. That sucked so bad.
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  22. I Are The Internets Force Ghost

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    God I hated I Want to Believe. Fight the Future though is one of the best films I've ever seen. I'm one of the few that wish they would make a final X-Files movie to wrap up the stupid myth arc, but I don't think there are enough fans around to care anymore.
  23. RC-1991 Jedi Master

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    I'd watch it, for good or for ill.

    And this thread inspired me to start my first watchthrough of the series in about 4 years. Lol, I had forgotten how silly some of the early Monster-of-the-Week episodes are. "The computer became murderous! AND THEN IT SOMEHOW GREW A VOICE SYNTHESIZER!!!!" But it's still great. I also love how half of the cast of Breaking Bad appeared on the show at some point or another, though I can't recall if Gilligan wrote any of those particular episodes.
  24. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

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    Ghost in the Machine! Bane of my existence. It's definitely one of the three or four worst episodes. Space (or as I call it "Stockfootagepalooza"), from the first season, is just as bad.
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  25. Darth_Invidious Force Ghost

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    And that time has come and gone. The memory of that show was somewhat tarnished by its final seasons and then that movie nobody cared to watch.12/21/12 turned out to be a big bust and what were Scully and Mulder going to do to save the world anyways? In my head-canon, that world has been destroyed by the Greys, the end. :(