View Full Version : The X-Files is a great show


Ball Sack Face
05-25-2012, 03:32 AM
I haven't watched it for 10 years or so but now I'm addicted to it on Hulu.

pale blue eyes
05-25-2012, 08:43 AM
I like to pretend that last few seasons don't exist. I will have to rewatch it at some point.

yo soy el mejor
05-25-2012, 08:48 AM
mhm

Toast
05-25-2012, 08:52 AM
It's a great show. I was talking to a friend about it. Its a little dated, specifically with the usage of cell phones. But I guess a lot of 90s shows are like that.

reprise85
05-25-2012, 09:54 AM
i went through a season or two about a year ago. "Monday" is my favorite episode, or at least the one I remember(ed) well.

rottenugly
05-25-2012, 09:54 AM
Too bad The X Files hasn't been cool since 1998.

slunken
05-25-2012, 12:05 PM
fight the future

Astur
05-25-2012, 12:19 PM
I watched the entire series again last year, and yes, up to a certain point, it was awesome. I really liked that "Beyond the sea" episode. It became official shit with the supersoldiers storyline.

yo soy el mejor
05-25-2012, 12:19 PM
i have a song from the x-files soundtrack on my mp3 player. right now i'm on season 6 of tales from the crypt so i can't just start watching the x-files today or tomorrow. i'd like to though.

slunken
05-25-2012, 12:55 PM
starbuck

Ball Sack Face
05-25-2012, 04:24 PM
Too bad The Smashing Pumpkins hasn't been cool since 1998.

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Dead Frequency
05-25-2012, 07:38 PM
That show was sweet. I have always found scully attractive.

http://media.giantbomb.com/uploads/0/5230/1103509-dana_scully_poster_card_c10230644_super.jpeg

teh b0lly!!1
05-28-2012, 03:16 AM
hank moody looking for aliens

obscured01
05-28-2012, 11:11 AM
<font color="dab9ea">That was one of my favorite shows in the 90's. I was borderline obsessive with it, to the point where I was recording the eps on tapes and reading fanfic and stuff. :/

The Red and the Black was one of my favorite eps. Krychek was one of my favorite characters. After Mulder left, I pretty much stopped watching though.

Scully was always pretty, but when she straightened her hair and got an actual cut to it I thought she was pretty gorgeous. </font>

<img src="http://tinyurl.com/7l49yhr">

teh b0lly!!1
05-28-2012, 11:40 AM
I was always puzzled with how the cool villain of Terminator 2 turned out to be the fat old gassy man on x-files

he's definitely on the all time list of actors who aged horribly

Gossamer
05-28-2012, 12:05 PM
my favorite show of all time probably...have a serious man crush on Mulder.

So many incredible episodes...but one of my all time favorites has to be "Bad Blood".
I feel like that one perfectly captures the show and the characters.

kelsome
05-28-2012, 12:13 PM
I think skinner is hot stuff

scottytheoneand
05-29-2012, 05:57 PM
<font color="dab9ea">That was one of my favorite shows in the 90's. I was borderline obsessive with it, to the point where I was recording the eps on tapes and reading fanfic and stuff. :/

The Red and the Black was one of my favorite eps. Krychek was one of my favorite characters. After Mulder left, I pretty much stopped watching though.

Scully was always pretty, but when she straightened her hair and got an actual cut to it I thought she was pretty gorgeous. </font>



i feel exactly the same. I had piles of VHS tape recordings of the show. And I completely stopped watching when Mulder left. I was so pissed that I refused to watch it. I don't even know what the fuck happened after that, except for the final episode where he came back.

obscured01
05-29-2012, 07:31 PM
i feel exactly the same. I had piles of VHS tape recordings of the show. And I completely stopped watching when Mulder left. I was so pissed that I refused to watch it. I don't even know what the fuck happened after that, except for the final episode where he came back.

<font color="dab9ea">Yeah, we watched the series finale, and that was it. I was so disappointed. :(</font>

scottytheoneand
05-29-2012, 08:18 PM
I kind of liked the first movie. But the second one was horrible.

scottytheoneand
05-29-2012, 08:22 PM
The show worked really well in part because it was creepy, and it ended late at night... And it always left me with a sense of dread or panic or forboding. I never got that from the movies.


X Files is why I didn't watch Fringe for a season and a half. It looked so much like an X Files rip that I didn't want to see it

slunken
05-30-2012, 11:56 AM
hank moody looking for aliens

mulder just took a pen name and started writing fiction based on all the pornography he has seen

redbreegull
05-30-2012, 06:22 PM
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I was at a sushi restaurant last night and they played a new age version of the theme song. It was interesting ambiance

Trotskilicious
05-30-2012, 06:43 PM
Too bad The X Files hasn't been cool since 1998.

i can't tell if you're self aware or not

bye june
01-30-2015, 12:39 AM
Giving this thread a necro bump for a slightly interesting SP tidbit.

I was listening to Gillian Anderson on Chris Hardwick's podcast and they talked alot about The X-Files. She mentioned how Billy used to come to the X-Files set and hang out alot and that he was a massive fan of the show. Just thought that was kinda interesting. That is all.

teh b0lly!!1
01-30-2015, 12:46 AM
I was always puzzled with how the cool villain of Terminator 2 turned out to be the fat old gassy man on x-files


i really shouldn't be admitting this but i made myself really laugh out loud with this

ohnoitsbonnie
01-30-2015, 10:08 AM
I like to pretend that last few seasons don't exist. I will have to rewatch it at some point.

Same

scottytheoneand
01-30-2015, 11:45 AM
There is serious talk of resurrecting the show. I've read several reports that it might be a short season or miniseries. And both Duchovny and Anderson have both said publicly that they'd be on board if Chris Carter wanted to do it.

http://xfilesnews.com/index.php/xfiles-news/featured-stories/539-x-files-revival-headed-our-way

From the TCA Winter Press Tour, we know now that Fox has been in talks with Chris Carter to return The X-Files and Mulder and Scully to our television screens for a potential revival. This would be more like Fox's 24: Live Another Day miniseries than an actual show reboot. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson would be returning to reprise their roles as our two favorite FBI agents. What will this entail? When will it happen? Will it happen? Well, we don't know those answers yet.

scottytheoneand
01-30-2015, 11:53 AM
Not unlike Buffy the Vampire slayer, I don't see any way of rebooting this show without ruining it. Any more X Files projects would have to have the original leads involved.

The exploding boy
01-30-2015, 12:00 PM
I feel conflicted about this show because i liked it then and i've seen it a lot in the past 4 years and while you know its obviously a good show, it also depresses me to watch it. Partly because it reminds me of my life in the 90's. I just find the 90's so depressing.

Also, i hate Gillian Anderson and technically Scully is stupid "Mulder do you really expect me to believe..." I mean she's a skeptic for way too fucking long when it's been proven time and time again weird paranormal shit IS happening.Mulder is ALWAYS right, Scully is ALWAYS wrong. Like i'm a very skeptical person but the moment i come across some mutant who can shift shapes and preserve their life by eating peoples livers, or a guy who can light stuff on fire, all fucking bets are off. At this point i'm believing anything.

The exploding boy
01-30-2015, 12:07 PM
Not unlike Buffy the Vampire slayer, I don't see any way of rebooting this show without ruining it. Any more X Files projects would have to have the original leads involved.

Well i thought for a long time they should have new people but maybe with cameos by the original actors once in a while. Not like, here's Mulder and Scully but with new younger actors. Of course i have no confidence at all that they can find good leads in this day and age... to be fair Duchovny and Anderson are far from being the best actors or anything but somehow they worked. I certainly cant watch Anderson in anything else (i thoroughly hate her as person...well what she shows of herself publicly anyway) and i like Duchovny in X-files almost reluctantly but the character was just too good no to like.

But truly I'd be more concerned with how they can find ideas for good episodes that AREN'T ripoffs or slight variations on original episodes. I mean there's only so many paranormal shit you can tackle and the original series really covered most of what is interesting.

scottytheoneand
01-30-2015, 07:14 PM
Do you realize that what you're talking about is the last season of the show.

The Omega Concern
01-31-2015, 01:54 AM
But truly I'd be more concerned with how they can find ideas for good episodes that AREN'T ripoffs or slight variations on original episodes. I mean there's only so many paranormal shit you can tackle and the original series really covered most of what is interesting.


The nature of the internet has allowed a conditioning on people to expand the awareness of "paranormal shit", as you say. They got more grist for the mill these days.

The exploding boy
01-31-2015, 02:08 AM
Do you realize that what you're talking about is the last season of the show.

Yeah i was told it was like this a lot. I never watched it though. The last two or three seasons. But i feel this is different. Back then it was the original series, people EXPECTED it would still be about Mulder and Scully. If you present a new series that isn't meant to be about them...not to mention the series was "tired" then.

teh b0lly!!1
01-31-2015, 03:20 AM
Not unlike Buffy the Vampire slayer, I don't see any way of rebooting this show without ruining it. Any more X Files projects would have to have the original leads involved.

it's pretty naive to think anybody cares about the artistic merits involved in the decision of resurrecting a (probably) highly profitable franchise

they want to do it to feel young again because they remember that time as being a good and successful one, to hopefully launch themselves back into household conciousness, whatever you like

the story? eh we'll make something up and get on with it

Trotskilicious
01-31-2015, 04:07 AM
what does it matter to have the same leads, lets not even have mulder and skully fuck it

teh b0lly!!1
01-31-2015, 04:15 AM
how convincing can a mystery show be in the age of transparent, immediate and endless information anyway

Trotskilicious
01-31-2015, 04:25 AM
lol

FoolofaTook
01-31-2015, 08:16 AM
omega concern to thread!!!