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2013-08-30 08:34:04 AM  
static03.mediaite.com

Didn't care for the movie, but I like the picture.
 
2013-08-30 09:24:35 AM  
I just finished season 1 of "The Fall" last night (netflix streaming)... It's good - check it out... cheers
 
2013-08-30 09:27:20 AM  
hey, they should do a story about a naughty priest
 
2013-08-30 09:42:03 AM  
I can't believe FOX is letting this franchise fester. How many cartoons about a family with a mental deficient for a patriarch can you put on the air.
 
2013-08-30 09:59:55 AM  

CPennypacker: I can't believe FOX is letting this franchise fester. How many cartoons about a family with a mental deficient for a patriarch can you put on the air.


Blame Norman Lear.
 
2013-08-30 10:02:13 AM  
Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie, but only as long as it sees the return of main characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

so just like the other 2 subpar movies....?
 
2013-08-30 10:03:12 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie, but only as long as it sees the return of main characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

so just like the other 2 subpar movies....?



ftfm to emphasise that i was referring to the second part of that statement.

either way, the moment has clearly passed on the show. better to wait for its inevitable reboot.
 
2013-08-30 10:06:05 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: FeedTheCollapse: Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie, but only as long as it sees the return of main characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

so just like the other 2 subpar movies....?


ftfm to emphasise that i was referring to the second part of that statement.

either way, the moment has clearly passed on the show. better to wait for its inevitable reboot.


They could easily launch a sequel series if they wrote a good out for the story arc that included a reason for the FBI to want them back and focused more on the monster of the week stuff that made the original series good. Fringe had the opportunity to do that kind of thing and instead they decided to travel to another universe with spock in it and hump the mystery box.
 
2013-08-30 10:28:28 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: FeedTheCollapse: Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie, but only as long as it sees the return of main characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

so just like the other 2 subpar movies....?


ftfm to emphasise that i was referring to the second part of that statement.

either way, the moment has clearly passed on the show. better to wait for its inevitable reboot.


In my opinion they should have ended the show after Season 7 and continued it as a movie franchise.  I get the impression that Seasons 8 and 9 pretty much sapped whatever creative reserves Chris Carter had left in regards to "The X-Files"
 
2013-08-30 10:28:48 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: FeedTheCollapse: Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie, but only as long as it sees the return of main characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

so just like the other 2 subpar movies....?


ftfm to emphasise that i was referring to the second part of that statement.

either way, the moment has clearly passed on the show. better to wait for its inevitable reboot.


Just in case some people might have thought you meant Simon Pegg being in the first two movies was the reason they were subpar?

As you say though, it seems unlikely things like this can just come back - a good production relies on a lot of things to work, not just a couple of actors being the same, which is why belated extensions of series so rarely work because they are judged based on the original run, and anything different is usually considered bad (even if objectively in a completely new, unrelated series the same elements would be considered better). So it either fails because of too many changes, or just becomes a rehash of old material with minor variations. When a series is still running, the best ones tend to evolve over time, but that option doesn't tend to work with a big gap in between series.
 
2013-08-30 10:36:09 AM  
Bring the people from the Middleman to play new agents instead!
 
2013-08-30 10:36:36 AM  
simon p is terrible in and at everything.

Then again the x files would probably suck, so he might be the right choice.
 
2013-08-30 10:54:07 AM  

mrEdude: simon p is terrible in and at everything.


You shut your dirty whore mouth!
 
2013-08-30 10:57:12 AM  

CPennypacker: FeedTheCollapse: FeedTheCollapse: Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie, but only as long as it sees the return of main characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

so just like the other 2 subpar movies....?


ftfm to emphasise that i was referring to the second part of that statement.

either way, the moment has clearly passed on the show. better to wait for its inevitable reboot.

They could easily launch a sequel series if they wrote a good out for the story arc that included a reason for the FBI to want them back and focused more on the monster of the week stuff that made the original series good. Fringe had the opportunity to do that kind of thing and instead they decided to travel to another universe with spock in it and hump the mystery box.


Wasn't that the second movie? I thought it had a creepy enough plot. I swear the enemy against the continuation of those movies are its fans.
 
2013-08-30 11:03:46 AM  

Guadior42: mrEdude: simon p is terrible in and at everything.

You shut your dirty whore mouth!


This. Re-watching Spaced on Netflix this week. Great show.
 
2013-08-30 11:16:42 AM  

thecpt: CPennypacker: FeedTheCollapse: FeedTheCollapse: Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie, but only as long as it sees the return of main characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

so just like the other 2 subpar movies....?


ftfm to emphasise that i was referring to the second part of that statement.

either way, the moment has clearly passed on the show. better to wait for its inevitable reboot.

They could easily launch a sequel series if they wrote a good out for the story arc that included a reason for the FBI to want them back and focused more on the monster of the week stuff that made the original series good. Fringe had the opportunity to do that kind of thing and instead they decided to travel to another universe with spock in it and hump the mystery box.

Wasn't that the second movie? I thought it had a creepy enough plot. I swear the enemy against the continuation of those movies are its fans.


well, that was pretty much the second movie's premise... and the whole thing was rather weak. The actual monster-of-the-weak plot felt mostly like an afterthought and just wasn't very interesting.

I guess it wouldn't be impossible to make a good 3rd movie, but the show's track record late in the series and the last movie don't give me much hope.
 
2013-08-30 11:29:27 AM  
They completly dropped the ball. The alien invasion was supposed to happen in 2012. And before that, I don't know WTF they were thinking with that last movie. And before that, if there was a catchier way of saying "The T-1000 and the other chick replacing Mulder and Scully", it would replace "jumped the shark".
 
2013-08-30 11:30:50 AM  

FeedTheCollapse: thecpt: CPennypacker: FeedTheCollapse: FeedTheCollapse: Simon Pegg wants a role in the new 'The X-Files' movie, but only as long as it sees the return of main characters Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

so just like the other 2 subpar movies....?


ftfm to emphasise that i was referring to the second part of that statement.

either way, the moment has clearly passed on the show. better to wait for its inevitable reboot.

They could easily launch a sequel series if they wrote a good out for the story arc that included a reason for the FBI to want them back and focused more on the monster of the week stuff that made the original series good. Fringe had the opportunity to do that kind of thing and instead they decided to travel to another universe with spock in it and hump the mystery box.

Wasn't that the second movie? I thought it had a creepy enough plot. I swear the enemy against the continuation of those movies are its fans.

well, that was pretty much the second movie's premise... and the whole thing was rather weak. The actual monster-of-the-weak plot felt mostly like an afterthought and just wasn't very interesting.

I guess it wouldn't be impossible to make a good 3rd movie, but the show's track record late in the series and the last movie don't give me much hope.


I don't think it really works for a feature film. I'm talking tv series. if its going to be two hours long the stakes have to be too high. 45 mins is a much better length for monster of the week. They never sold me on the premise of the second movie. If they wanted to go smaller with the story why make it into a feature film in the first place.
 
2013-08-30 11:50:14 AM  

CPennypacker: I don't think it really works for a feature film. I'm talking tv series. if its going to be two hours long the stakes have to be too high. 45 mins is a much better length for monster of the week. They never sold me on the premise of the second movie. If they wanted to go smaller with the story why make it into a feature film in the first place.


I guess that would be a better idea, though I guess I'm not convinced that the show could really bring anything new to the table either.
 
2013-08-30 12:12:17 PM  
Just give me the show in HD on bluray damnit and Ill be happy.
 
2013-08-30 12:20:03 PM  

Polish Hussar: In my opinion they should have ended the show after Season 7 and continued it as a movie franchise.  I get the impression that Seasons 8 and 9 pretty much sapped whatever creative reserves Chris Carter had left in regards to "The X-Files"


Agree, mostly. Seasons 2-5 are some of the most consistently good TV writing I have seen. Season 6 was still good but you could tell they were running out of gas. 8 and 9 were just milking the last few dollars out of the franchise.

The 2nd movie was virtually unwatchable though. I blame Chris Carter for that.
 
2013-08-30 12:43:55 PM  

FeedTheCollapse: either way, the moment has clearly passed on the show. better to wait for its inevitable reboot.


The X-Files would really benefit from a reboot, actually. The current zeitgeist is perfect for a good show about shadowy government conspiracy stuff. The only thing standing in its way is casting. It would be hard to duplicate the vibe that Gillian Anderson (in whose guts I would still quite gladly park myself) and David Duchovny brought to the show.

And if Chris Carter doesn't want to do it, Vince Gilligan is probably looking for something to do right now.
 
2013-08-30 12:46:24 PM  
Why on earth would they make yet another X-Files movie? It ended like 10 years ago. It'd done. People enjoyed it when it was on, but it's over now. Maybe someone should make a Party of Five movie too. I'm sure people are dying to know what those Salinger kids are up to now.
 
2013-08-30 01:03:22 PM  
He's in no position to be making demands. He should be just happy with the hapless buffoon underdog roles he's been given, that no self-respecting actor wants
 
2013-08-30 01:16:10 PM  

Cormee: He's in no position to be making demands. He should be just happy with the hapless buffoon underdog roles he's been given, that no self-respecting actor wants


I love Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz but Scotty 2.0 is just too goofy a comic relief character*. That's not Pegg's fault, it's how he's written and directed.

* I realize Scotty 1.0 bumped his head on a beam in Trek 5 and got drunk a few times
 
2013-08-30 01:16:24 PM  
The first film wasn't great, but it was smart enough to realize a big screen version needed big screen effects and large stakes. The second movie was middling TV material, had terrible pacing, and topped it off with an unnecessary stem cell subplot that culminated with Scully... shooting a caulk gun of goop into a kid's head, showing that the producers learned everything they know about cell treatment from South Park.

If they're going to do the next one right, there's a few things they have to do:

1) Play big or stay home. Make it epic and have consequences that impact on the X-Files universe in some important way.
2) Wrap up the damn alien invasion storyline already. You can't dangle that crap for multiple seasons and the first film, then just handwave it away in the second film. That's just lazy.
3) Full Gillian nudity. Show 'em a mature woman can still wow the crowd. Do it for feminism, do it for Sharon Stone, do it for whatever excuse sounds most believable. We'll play along.
 
2013-08-30 01:17:30 PM  

GBmanNC: Just give me the show in HD on bluray damnit and Ill be happy.


The first several seasons weren't shot in HD. Only the last few are, and they're already available in HD on Netflix.

And really, the last season isn't worth the extra price for BD.
 
2013-08-30 01:52:28 PM  

Foxxinnia: Why on earth would they make yet another X-Files movie? It ended like 10 years ago. It'd done. People enjoyed it when it was on, but it's over now. Maybe someone should make a Party of Five movie too. I'm sure people are dying to know what those Salinger kids are up to now.


Seriously.  I am terrified at this point they will try to do something like reboot M*A*S*H, and it will end up like a serious take on Tropic Thunder combined with the worst parts of China Beach, but all set in Iraq.

Or hell, why not reboot House MD or What's Happenin'?   Actually I might watch that if Donald Glover was involved.
 
2013-08-30 02:28:16 PM  

EdgeRunner: Full Gillian nudity.


and we're done here.
 
2013-08-30 02:34:18 PM  
Cagey B:
Gillian Anderson (in whose guts I would still quite gladly park myself)

assets.diylol.com
 
2013-08-30 02:35:00 PM  
^ (not Queequeg)
 
2013-08-30 02:41:18 PM  

ZeroCorpse: GBmanNC: Just give me the show in HD on bluray damnit and Ill be happy.

The first several seasons weren't shot in HD. Only the last few are, and they're already available in HD on Netflix.

And really, the last season isn't worth the extra price for BD.


Of course they were shot on HD, it was shot on film. Now, it was edited on tape, so like they did for star trek next generation blurays, they would have to go back to the original source film components and re-edit it. Some effort to be sure, but completely doable.
 
2013-08-30 02:47:50 PM  

CPennypacker: I can't believe FOX is letting this franchise fester. How many cartoons about a family with a mental deficient for a patriarch can you put on the air.


It's festering because it ended poorly, the most recent movie was an unmitigated disaster - critically and financially - and interest in the IP is dropping, not rising.  There's not much left to do with it unless you do a complete reboot.

Given the shaky run of Fringe, whose viewership dropped continuously during its run, I don't think they're about to drop a lot of eggs in that basket for now.
 
2013-08-30 02:48:58 PM  
Gillian Anderson is Hannibal Lecter's shrink in the tv show Hannibal, which is a bizarre Mobius strip, since Scully was loosely based on Clarice Starling. She has blond hair now though, which is a bummer.
 
2013-08-30 02:53:54 PM  

Khellendros: CPennypacker: I can't believe FOX is letting this franchise fester. How many cartoons about a family with a mental deficient for a patriarch can you put on the air.

It's festering because it ended poorly, the most recent movie was an unmitigated disaster - critically and financially - and interest in the IP is dropping, not rising.  There's not much left to do with it unless you do a complete reboot.

Given the shaky run of Fringe, whose viewership dropped continuously during its run, I don't think they're about to drop a lot of eggs in that basket for now.


I dunno, it still has a fanbase and a new IP is a hard sell. They just have to, you know, not fark it up this time. Step 1 is don't let JJ abrams touch it. The paranormal is a mystery box already. Keep your stupid hands off all of my favorite fiction.
 
2013-08-30 02:54:34 PM  
...and enough talk about a reboot. Much like the 1990s decade that the show dominated, there's no re-capturing it. Besides, Supernatural is its de facto replacement. Same producers and some of the writers and everything. The ladies can decide which of the Winchester Brothers is Mulder and which is Scully.
 
2013-08-30 02:56:29 PM  

Mugato: ...and enough talk about a reboot. Much like the 1990s decade that the show dominated, there's no re-capturing it. Besides, Supernatural is its de facto replacement. Same producers and some of the writers and everything. The ladies can decide which of the Winchester Brothers is Mulder and which is Scully.


Have they gone back to doing more monster of the week episodes on that show? I stopped watching after they released satan (spoiler alert). Too much mythology
 
2013-08-30 03:08:13 PM  

CPennypacker: Have they gone back to doing more monster of the week episodes on that show? I stopped watching after they released satan (spoiler alert). Too much mythology


I only watch it casually. I have it DVRd so if I have nothing else to do I'll run it. From what I can tell, they stopped the Apocalypse, Lucifer's in his cage in Hell and Bobby's dead. After that I think the creators figured that would be the end of the show but since they're on the CW and they don't cancel anything if there are more than 12 people watching, it's still on. So now there are these badly rendered CGI creatures called Leviathans and they're pretty much treading water at this point.

I like the goofy episodes like the Groundhog Day one and the one where they wind up in a reality where they're on the set of the TV show and they have to pretend like they're the real actors who play them. But yeah, they're out of ideas.
 
2013-08-30 03:22:03 PM  

Mugato: CPennypacker: Have they gone back to doing more monster of the week episodes on that show? I stopped watching after they released satan (spoiler alert). Too much mythology

I only watch it casually. I have it DVRd so if I have nothing else to do I'll run it. From what I can tell, they stopped the Apocalypse, Lucifer's in his cage in Hell and Bobby's dead. After that I think the creators figured that would be the end of the show but since they're on the CW and they don't cancel anything if there are more than 12 people watching, it's still on. So now there are these badly rendered CGI creatures called Leviathans and they're pretty much treading water at this point.

I like the goofy episodes like the Groundhog Day one and the one where they wind up in a reality where they're on the set of the TV show and they have to pretend like they're the real actors who play them. But yeah, they're out of ideas.


That's a shame. There are so many cryptids and cool haunting stories you could do. I wish the creators of shows like this would realize that ramping up the stakes of the overarching storyline like this leaves you with no place to go. How many times has each of them died and gone to hell? And for what? The best episodes are when they go fight a wendigo or a vampire or a ghost. Just make the overarching story about family drama, give them new characters that make sense to the storylines, etc.
 
2013-08-30 03:29:03 PM  

CPennypacker: That's a shame. There are so many cryptids and cool haunting stories you could do. I wish the creators of shows like this would realize that ramping up the stakes of the overarching storyline like this leaves you with no place to go. How many times has each of them died and gone to hell? And for what? The best episodes are when they go fight a wendigo or a vampire or a ghost. Just make the overarching story about family drama, give them new characters that make sense to the storylines, etc.


I actually liked the main story arc about heaven and hell, just like I liked the main story arc in The X-Files with the alien cover up but you're right. When Dean first got dragged into Hell it was pretty dramatic and if they ended the whole series there it would have been epic. But they've each been to Hell, Heaven and Purgatory to the point that it's like going to the DMV.

I really think they expected to end the show after the Apocalypse. But they keep getting all renewed with nowhere to go. Like the opposite of other good shows that get canceled before they can tell their story.
 
2013-08-30 03:45:32 PM  

Mugato: ...and enough talk about a reboot. Much like the 1990s decade that the show dominated, there's no re-capturing it. Besides, Supernatural is its de facto replacement. Same producers and some of the writers and everything. The ladies can decide which of the Winchester Brothers is Mulder and which is Scully.


I love the X-Files but I'm sick of reboots. Only one TV reboot has ever worked, and it rebooted a crappy show.

/ I mean they are down to rebooting Ironsides FFS.
 
2013-08-30 03:55:22 PM  
Mugato:
Scully was loosely based on Clarice Starling

Which certainly explains this

24.media.tumblr.com

Ohh twas a dark time for fashion.
 
2013-08-30 04:12:53 PM  

hammer85: Bring the people from the Middleman to play new agents instead!


I would watch the shiat outta that.
In case you haven't seen it, the lost episode table read
 
2013-08-30 06:15:50 PM  

GBmanNC: ZeroCorpse: GBmanNC: Just give me the show in HD on bluray damnit and Ill be happy.

The first several seasons weren't shot in HD. Only the last few are, and they're already available in HD on Netflix.

And really, the last season isn't worth the extra price for BD.

Of course they were shot on HD, it was shot on film. Now, it was edited on tape, so like they did for star trek next generation blurays, they would have to go back to the original source film components and re-edit it. Some effort to be sure, but completely doable.


You're sure it was filmed and not videotaped? A lot of prime time shows were taped.
 
2013-08-30 06:35:39 PM  

ZeroCorpse: GBmanNC: ZeroCorpse: GBmanNC: Just give me the show in HD on bluray damnit and Ill be happy.

The first several seasons weren't shot in HD. Only the last few are, and they're already available in HD on Netflix.

And really, the last season isn't worth the extra price for BD.

Of course they were shot on HD, it was shot on film. Now, it was edited on tape, so like they did for star trek next generation blurays, they would have to go back to the original source film components and re-edit it. Some effort to be sure, but completely doable.

You're sure it was filmed and not videotaped? A lot of prime time shows were taped.


Yep pretty sure. And according to the cinematographer  John Bartley, it was also shot widescreen but cropped to 4:3. http://tvbeatsmovies.blogspot.ca/2012/05/x-files-seasons-1-5-in-wides c reen-it.html

Some searching shows rumors of fox indeed doing the work of going back to source film components...: http://www.thedigitalbits.com/columns/the-rumor-mill/true-lies-abyss- 2 014-x-files-twin-peaks 
Though I can't find anything solid other than rumor.
 
2013-08-30 07:42:32 PM  
i172.photobucket.com
That movie will never happen. And Buffalo will never win the Super Bowl.
 
2013-08-30 08:30:12 PM  

CigaretteSmokingMan: That movie will never happen. And Buffalo will never win the Super Bowl.


Musings Of You is one of my top 5 X-Files episodes. I thought it was really well done. Gave depth and pathos to a character that could have been so one dimensional.
 
2013-08-30 08:44:31 PM  

Towermonkey: CigaretteSmokingMan: That movie will never happen. And Buffalo will never win the Super Bowl.

Musings Of You is one of my top 5 X-Files episodes. I thought it was really well done. Gave depth and pathos to a character that could have been so one dimensional.


i172.photobucket.com
 
2013-08-30 11:00:14 PM  
I think Chris Carter is a decent enough director, but someone needs to back a dumptruck full of money into Darin Morgan's yard to get him to write another X-File.
 
2013-08-31 12:09:46 AM  
I like Simon Pegg, and I think he's great. But we're still recovering from the mediocre "The World's End", so it's kinda soon for me to care about his opinion on anything.
 
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