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2012-04-06 11:17:27 AM  
as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.
 
2012-04-06 11:22:06 AM  
i can always muster enthusiasm for mmmmmmmmMulder!

/insert hawt pic here...
 
2012-04-06 11:22:09 AM  
I want to believe there could be a good movie. But they'd have to pretend a lot of things didn't happen already, like CSM and the Lone Gunmen dying. And Skinner would have to have a big part to play. So I'm not holding my breath
 
2012-04-06 11:22:32 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.


Exactly. They just need to let it go. It was magic, the magic eventually died, and it's been over for a long time. You want to relive the magic? Rewatch the old episodes. Don't make another crap movie.
 
2012-04-06 11:28:54 AM  

Shenanigans!: Exactly. They just need to let it go. It was magic, the magic eventually died, and it's been over for a long time. You want to relive the magic? Rewatch the old episodes.


All the way through season 8. Then just watch the finale of 9. Don;t waste your time watching one-single-episode of season 9 before the finale.
 
2012-04-06 11:29:56 AM  
"He also continues to push for a sequel to 1998 feature The X Files"

So, uh, that 2008 flick didn't happen?
 
2012-04-06 11:30:17 AM  
I want to believe there wasn't a second X-Files movie.
 
2012-04-06 11:36:18 AM  
X-Files? X-Files? Next you would have us believe that they are bringing back the Twilight Zone.
 
2012-04-06 11:36:54 AM  
I really liked the second movie. Uncomplicated, and felt like you were visiting old friends.
 
2012-04-06 11:37:23 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.


In light of the last few seasons, the second movie was farking brilliant.
 
2012-04-06 11:51:38 AM  
Well the aliens are scheduled to invade in 2012. And they have to apologize for the last movie.
 
2012-04-06 12:04:44 PM  

it's lisa e.: i can always muster enthusiasm for mmmmmmmmMulder!

/insert hawt pic here...


Yeah, baby! And I actually enjoyed the second movie. Get those cameras rollin' !
 
2012-04-06 12:06:56 PM  

Shenanigans!: FeedTheCollapse: as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.

Exactly. They just need to let it go. It was magic, the magic eventually died, and it's been over for a long time. You want to relive the magic? Rewatch the old episodes. Don't make another crap movie.


Yep. The show was revolutionary in that it was the first successful TV show to have near movie writing and production values (Twin Peaks was the first but quickly fell apart). The first 3 seasons have held up very well. Shows like the West Wing and the Battlestar Galactica reboot owe a lot the X-Files.
 
2012-04-06 12:10:40 PM  

master of unlocking: FeedTheCollapse: as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.

In light of the last few seasons, the second movie was farking brilliant.


I wouldn't go that far. The last few seasons weren't great, but neither was the movie.
 
2012-04-06 12:17:45 PM  
Don't need more X-Files. Have Fringe now.
 
2012-04-06 12:21:34 PM  

Badgers: Don't need more X-Files. Have Fringe now.


You're not actually comparing The X-Files to Fringe?
 
2012-04-06 12:24:20 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.


Pretty much exactly what I came to say.
 
2012-04-06 12:29:12 PM  
"Fight the Future" felt like a feature-length episode with the huge budget and all sorts of payoffs for those that had seen everything from the beginning.

That 2008 sequel felt like you were visiting old friends.....except that they weren't fun anymore and someone made X-Zibit have to come along for a reason none of us have been able to understand.

All in all I would be more excited to see Gilliam Anderson in an episode of "Californication" with a few good inside jokes than another X-Files movie.
 
2012-04-06 12:37:59 PM  

Skarekrough: "Fight the Future" felt like a feature-length episode with the huge budget and all sorts of payoffs for those that had seen everything from the beginning.


may be it was because I thought the Alien Conspiracy plotline was the least interesting aspect of the show, but the first movie just didn't do anything for me and didn't really have any pay-off.
 
2012-04-06 12:41:34 PM  
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2012-04-06 12:50:00 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: Skarekrough: "Fight the Future" felt like a feature-length episode with the huge budget and all sorts of payoffs for those that had seen everything from the beginning.

may be it was because I thought the Alien Conspiracy plotline was the least interesting aspect of the show, but the first movie just didn't do anything for me and didn't really have any pay-off.


I tended to prefer the "Monster of The Week" episodes as well. But the appeal of it was like that of the MST3K flick; better budget and you get to hear the 'bots swear.
 
2012-04-06 12:52:10 PM  

beta_plus: Shenanigans!: FeedTheCollapse: as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.

Exactly. They just need to let it go. It was magic, the magic eventually died, and it's been over for a long time. You want to relive the magic? Rewatch the old episodes. Don't make another crap movie.

Yep. The show was revolutionary in that it was the first successful TV show to have near movie writing and production values (Twin Peaks was the first but quickly fell apart). The first 3 seasons have held up very well. Shows like the West Wing and the Battlestar Galactica reboot owe a lot the X-Files.


is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.
 
2012-04-06 12:59:01 PM  

frepnog: is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.


Really? Examples?
 
2012-04-06 01:09:39 PM  

Mugato: frepnog: is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.

Really? Examples?


Have you seen this episode? (new window)
 
2012-04-06 01:19:51 PM  
That show was basically what introduced me to online culture, without which I would not be the Cheetos-swilling nerd I am today. It was my first geeky obsession. It will be forever etched with love in my heart. And I want them to let it die.

/unless it's really good
//omg, maybe it will be good
/shut up, you idiot, it cannot be good
 
2012-04-06 01:28:02 PM  
movie-ok
2nd movie- can i use the word "vomit" as a review?

X files are playing on BBC and I forget how good the non-ufo episodes were.

/inbred episodes still the best.
 
2012-04-06 01:30:49 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: Shenanigans!: Exactly. They just need to let it go. It was magic, the magic eventually died, and it's been over for a long time. You want to relive the magic? Rewatch the old episodes.

All the way through season 8. Then just watch the finale of 9. Don;t waste your time watching one-single-episode of season 9 before the finale.


You shut your whoring mouth. Improbable (s09 e13) was one of the best episodes of all of them, not just the 9th season.

Mara See Mara Do: That show was basically what introduced me to online culture, without which I would not be the Cheetos-swilling nerd I am today. It was my first geeky obsession. It will be forever etched with love in my heart. And I want them to let it die.

/unless it's really good
//omg, maybe it will be good
/shut up, you idiot, it cannot be good


It can too be good! Problem is, the 2008 sequel proved that it would be near impossible to be *great*.
 
2012-04-06 01:33:20 PM  

Mugato: frepnog: is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.

Really? Examples?


First Person Shooter.

Probably one of the goddamn stupidest things I have EVER seen on tv in a show.

Link (First Person Shooter)
 
2012-04-06 01:33:53 PM  
Don't care what the movie is about, I just hope Gillian Anderson gets naked in it.
 
2012-04-06 01:36:13 PM  

Skarekrough: That 2008 sequel felt like you were visiting old friends.....except that they weren't fun anymore and someone made X-Zibit have to come along for a reason none of us have been able to understand.


YO DAWG I HERD U LIKE DISAPPOINTMENT
 
2012-04-06 01:44:41 PM  
The only way they could save the franchise at this point would be to put Vince Gilligan in charge of the movies once Breaking Bad is finished. Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz don't really deserve another chance at bat when it comes to X-Files on the big screen.
 
2012-04-06 01:46:03 PM  

Zombie Eater: "He also continues to push for a sequel to 1998 feature The X Files"

So, uh, that 2008 flick didn't happen?


Anyone who saw it wishes it didn't.

I've been trying to get the memory of it cauterized out of my brain.
 
2012-04-06 01:48:59 PM  

frepnog: beta_plus: Shenanigans!: FeedTheCollapse: as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.

Exactly. They just need to let it go. It was magic, the magic eventually died, and it's been over for a long time. You want to relive the magic? Rewatch the old episodes. Don't make another crap movie.

Yep. The show was revolutionary in that it was the first successful TV show to have near movie writing and production values (Twin Peaks was the first but quickly fell apart). The first 3 seasons have held up very well. Shows like the West Wing and the Battlestar Galactica reboot owe a lot the X-Files.

is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.


Go back and watch some movies from the first half of the 90s. The X-Files at its best is definitely up to the quality of motion pictures of that era, especially episodes like Jose Chung's and Clyde Bruckman.
 
2012-04-06 01:55:34 PM  

Skarekrough: "Fight the Future" felt like a feature-length episode with the huge budget and all sorts of payoffs for those that had seen everything from the beginning.

That 2008 sequel felt like you were visiting old friends.....except that they weren't fun anymore and someone made X-Zibit have to come along for a reason none of us have been able to understand.

All in all I would be more excited to see Gilliam Anderson in an episode of "Californication" with a few good inside jokes than another X-Files movie.


I think they forgot that X-Files was at its best when they started adding humor to their monster of the week episodes. I Want to Believe was just way too dark and serious for a stand alone MOW story. If they wanted to get audiences back, they really should have done something that had some scares and suspense, but at the same time really took advantage of the Scully/Mulder comedic chemistry the way an episode like Bad Blood did.
 
2012-04-06 01:56:27 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Mugato: frepnog: is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.

Really? Examples?

Have you seen this episode? (new window)


Why yes. yes I have seen the creepiset and best "Monster of the Week" style episode the show ever made.

Why do you ask?

/won't get into the Fringe/X-Files debate as I have not watched Fringe
//waiting on Netflix streaming
 
2012-04-06 01:59:20 PM  

frepnog: Mugato: frepnog: is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.

Really? Examples?

First Person Shooter.

Probably one of the goddamn stupidest things I have EVER seen on tv in a show.

Link (First Person Shooter)


... Ok, that one sucked.
 
2012-04-06 01:59:43 PM  
Oh how I wish the X-Files could get revitalized in a 3rd movie. I imagine it could be amazing and tie up the loose ends of the show. However, they had to make the second movie to be some very weird MotW episode that lacked grandiose and global implications.

FBI: Mulder, we need you.
Mulder: Why? So you can save the world?
FBI: No. There's an agent missing.
Mulder: Whatev.
Scully: But think of your sister.
Mulder: shiat.
That's fine. Whatever. However, movie goers probably expected more than a pretty campy over-budgeted X-Files episode. And then here's the part that really irks me:

Chris Carter: If X-Files 2 does well, then we'll make and X-Files 3 that will be super awesome!

Instead, Scumbag Chris makes a shiatty X-Files 2 and (intentionally?) sabotages the chances of making an X-Files movie that would have involved Soldiers that can never die, aliens bent on colonization, more black oil that goes and puts chestbursters to shame, the world going to hell in a handbasket and Mulder, Scully and William magnetiting the shiat out of all of the invaders.

UGH! we got head-transplants when we wanted Billy Miles and his super soldier buddies putting black oil in corn and bees to royally mess up the Earth.

CHRIS CARTER, I AM DISSAPOINT.

// Dayum I'm mad about X-Files 2/3.
 
2012-04-06 02:01:54 PM  

dj_spanmaster: Jim from Saint Paul: Shenanigans!: Exactly. They just need to let it go. It was magic, the magic eventually died, and it's been over for a long time. You want to relive the magic? Rewatch the old episodes.

All the way through season 8. Then just watch the finale of 9. Don;t waste your time watching one-single-episode of season 9 before the finale.

You shut your whoring mouth. Improbable (s09 e13) was one of the best episodes of all of them, not just the 9th season.


Season 9 is some of the worst televsion in the history of televison. That stuff made Season 3 of Star Trek TOS is emmy worthy compared to that shiat.
 
2012-04-06 02:04:02 PM  

Jim from Saint Paul: dj_spanmaster: Jim from Saint Paul: Shenanigans!: Exactly. They just need to let it go. It was magic, the magic eventually died, and it's been over for a long time. You want to relive the magic? Rewatch the old episodes.

All the way through season 8. Then just watch the finale of 9. Don;t waste your time watching one-single-episode of season 9 before the finale.

You shut your whoring mouth. Improbable (s09 e13) was one of the best episodes of all of them, not just the 9th season.

Season 9 is some of the worst televsion in the history of televison. That stuff made Season 3 of Star Trek TOS is emmy worthy compared to that shiat.


Multiple grammar fails. Sorry.
 
2012-04-06 02:29:57 PM  
Shouldn't be too hard to pull Mulder away from doing voiceovers for dog food commercials.

/has always hated the show
 
2012-04-06 02:38:52 PM  

Mugato: Badgers: Don't need more X-Files. Have Fringe now.

You're not actually comparing The X-Files to Fringe?


Allow Me:

Mulder > Peter (I like Peter but Duchovny's the s**t)

Scully = Olivia (too close to call)

Broyles > Skinner (Broyles is like a more in-shape, black Skinner who takes occasional acid trips)

fringepedia.net

Seth > Doggett (Be honest - nobody liked Dogget)

The Observers > Aliens/The Smoking Man/whatever the f**k was supposed to be happening in the X-files

Astrid + Nina + Leonard Nimoy + everyone's "alt" versions >>> the weak-ass supporting cast of the X-files (The only ones I can even remember are the Lone Gunmen, and that's becauise I hated them)

Peter going missing for a few episodes >>>>>>> Mulder going missing for ENTIRE FREAKING SEASONS AT A TIME AND COMPLETELY KILLING THE SHOW

Walter >>>>>>>>>>>>>> everything (No equivalent to Wlater in the X-files)

So you're right. It's not a valid comparison. Fringe is much, much better.
 
2012-04-06 02:46:43 PM  
Hey, remember when the filmmakers purposely spread some disinformation that the 2nd movie was going to be about werewolves, and then it turned out that a werewolf movie would've been way better than what they actually made?

Yeah, that was awesome.
 
2012-04-06 02:58:45 PM  
I liked the show a lot, but it became painfully obvious after a while that the plot was only serving the continued existence of the show. I remember getting fed up with it when the first movie came out. You had a whole bunch of stuff change leading up to the movie, then all the movie did was restore the status quo.

Then I stopped watching. I did like the second movie, though.
 
2012-04-06 02:59:00 PM  
There was a second movie?
 
2012-04-06 02:59:18 PM  

Rev. Skarekroe: Hey, remember when the filmmakers purposely spread some disinformation that the 2nd movie was going to be about werewolves, and then it turned out that a werewolf movie would've been way better than what they actually made?

Yeah, that was awesome.


that's right up there with how Alien 3 was supposed to be "war on earth" and would have been farking amazing.

and we actually got some shiatty prison movie.
 
2012-04-06 03:20:10 PM  

Skarekrough:
All in all I would be more excited to see Gilliam Anderson in an episode of "Californication" with a few good inside jokes than another X-Files movie.


This just gave me an idea - how cool would a Psych X-Files spoof episode be? Very cool, I answer myself, if they could get some of the original stars. Like get William B. Davis off those damn waterskis for a week or so...
 
2012-04-06 03:21:57 PM  

B.L.Z. Bub: Mugato: frepnog: is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.

Really? Examples?

Have you seen this episode? (new window)


really? That was probably one of the show's best episodes.
 
2012-04-06 04:02:09 PM  

frepnog: Mugato: frepnog: is that really true? because some of the cheesiest, stupidest shiat I have ever seen on tv was on The X-Files.

Really? Examples?

First Person Shooter.

Probably one of the goddamn stupidest things I have EVER seen on tv in a show.

Link (First Person Shooter)


There are a lot of truly fantastic episodes that hold up even now, 20 years later. Every show has its dog episodes, and the X-Files is no exception. And the theme song still creeps me out.
 
2012-04-06 04:44:41 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: as much as I liked the show growing up, I really can't muster the enthusiasm in light of the last few seasons and the Meh 2nd movie.


Watched it when it was on Syfy or some other channels. Anyways meh.
 
2012-04-06 04:48:56 PM  
How about a reboot?
 
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