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(Onion AV Club)   Gillian Anderson wrote a novel, and it's a new concept no one has ever thought of: a rational scientist investigating the supernatural   (avclub.com) divider line 30
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2014-08-12 12:26:40 AM  
i.imgur.com
The hell you say.
 
2014-08-12 01:10:32 AM  
So, a whole book about nothing happening?
 
2014-08-12 01:27:17 AM  
images.junostatic.com

I think I still have the CD of that I picked up in London around here somewhere...
 
2014-08-12 01:38:26 AM  
www.popcrunch.com

Yum
 
2014-08-12 04:10:54 AM  

GreenAdder: [i.imgur.com image 286x475]
The hell you say.


Wow, I know I read those books and thought they were OK, but can't recall the characters names or any of the plot.
 
2014-08-12 04:30:35 AM  
How is that concept anything like The Happening?
 
2014-08-12 04:38:03 AM  
How about a neurotic, delusional lady scientist investigating banal phenomena. Now THAT would be awesome!

Chapter One: She's petting her cat in the dark and taking notes, when apropos nothing she realizes that the FBI has been bugging her tampons. . . . or have they?
 
2014-08-12 04:52:28 AM  
Because real scientists are so farking exciting, right?
 
2014-08-12 04:52:57 AM  
Oh, good, another Dan Brown ripoff.

Today's tip for a successful and happy life: any book where the cover blurb's description of the protagonist includes the word 'renowned' can be safely discarded as trash.  If you can't even get through a three-sentence advertising pitch without violating the 'show, don't tell' rule then your writing is just shiat, end of story.
 
2014-08-12 04:54:30 AM  
She was a redhead in a sci-fi show. I'm supposed to have a boner, right?
 
2014-08-12 06:05:35 AM  
So halfway through, does the scientist say "Mulder, are you suggesting that..." and then recap the plot up to that point?
 
2014-08-12 06:47:19 AM  
I read the headline as ".....a racist scientist investigating the supernatural". I've been reading too many St. Louis riot threads (unfortunately).
/more pics of Ms. Anderson please
 
2014-08-12 07:22:22 AM  

The Why Not Guy: So halfway through, does the scientist say "Mulder, are you suggesting that..." and then recap the plot up to that point?


Ha ha ha ha...

Also, it's always raining and dark and gloomy. They characters aren't as important if they aren't in their trench coats.
 
2014-08-12 07:24:00 AM  
So basically, it's like Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?without the talking dog, the stoner, the jock, and the fashion plate.
 
2014-08-12 07:48:14 AM  

LaurenAguilera: The Why Not Guy: So halfway through, does the scientist say "Mulder, are you suggesting that..." and then recap the plot up to that point?

Ha ha ha ha...

Also, it's always raining and dark and gloomy. They characters aren't as important if they aren't in their trench coats.


And somehow all filmed in Vancouver.
 
2014-08-12 08:16:13 AM  
We need to get the word out that "high concept" is actually producer slang for "zero effort"
 
2014-08-12 08:18:18 AM  

Bane of Broone: She was a redhead in a sci-fi show. I'm supposed to have a boner, right?


No, you're supposed to have a boner because her character was hot _and_ smrt.
 
2014-08-12 08:53:22 AM  
WHat's with using the _ before & after a word you wish to emphasize? Is that not what italics is for?
 
2014-08-12 09:00:18 AM  
I'd investigate her supernatural hotness.
 
2014-08-12 09:05:23 AM  
She needs to cut back on the smoking.  She isn't aging well
 
2014-08-12 09:20:49 AM  

Bane of Broone: She was a redhead in a sci-fi show. I'm supposed to have a boner, right?


You don't remember what the 90s were like.  If your taste in women was even slightly more elevated than "simpering blonde with bolt on tits", TV gave you Agent Scully... and that was about it.  So many people I knew went nuts when she did a Southern Blot or did a gory autopsy and used doctor words.
 
2014-08-12 10:16:33 AM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: LaurenAguilera: The Why Not Guy: So halfway through, does the scientist say "Mulder, are you suggesting that..." and then recap the plot up to that point?

Ha ha ha ha...

Also, it's always raining and dark and gloomy. They characters aren't as important if they aren't in their trench coats.

And somehow all filmed in Vancouver.


Formulaic as it was and dated as it is now, I still say stand alone episodes hold up and are always worth a viewing if you're looking to be entertained for a solid 40 some minutes (or was the run time in the 90s more like 50?).
 
2014-08-12 10:20:30 AM  
She's doing what she knows. Can't fault her for that.
 
2014-08-12 10:31:33 AM  
Abraham Van Helsing approves.
 
2014-08-12 12:06:04 PM  
X-Files is still great. Suck it haters.
 
2014-08-12 12:54:31 PM  

NateAsbestos: X-Files is still great. Suck it haters.


except for all the lame supernatural filler episodes.
main storyline threads were fun
 
2014-08-12 01:46:50 PM  

Crotchrocket Slim: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: LaurenAguilera: The Why Not Guy: So halfway through, does the scientist say "Mulder, are you suggesting that..." and then recap the plot up to that point?

Ha ha ha ha...

Also, it's always raining and dark and gloomy. They characters aren't as important if they aren't in their trench coats.

And somehow all filmed in Vancouver.

Formulaic as it was and dated as it is now, I still say stand alone episodes hold up and are always worth a viewing if you're looking to be entertained for a solid 40 some minutes (or was the run time in the 90s more like 50?).


Binge watching with my family and we find that the show still is effective. It helped that the show had a veritable murder's row of writing and directing talent. And in front of the camera there is a parade of "Hey, it's <Actor who became big later on>!" If I told someone that Giovanni Ribisi and Jack Black starred together in a story about sociopathic rural slackers they would think it was some independent movie not a X-Files episode.
 
2014-08-12 05:54:33 PM  

Pentaxian: Crotchrocket Slim: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: LaurenAguilera: The Why Not Guy: So halfway through, does the scientist say "Mulder, are you suggesting that..." and then recap the plot up to that point?

Ha ha ha ha...

Also, it's always raining and dark and gloomy. They characters aren't as important if they aren't in their trench coats.

And somehow all filmed in Vancouver.

Formulaic as it was and dated as it is now, I still say stand alone episodes hold up and are always worth a viewing if you're looking to be entertained for a solid 40 some minutes (or was the run time in the 90s more like 50?).

Binge watching with my family and we find that the show still is effective. It helped that the show had a veritable murder's row of writing and directing talent. And in front of the camera there is a parade of "Hey, it's <Actor who became big later on>!" If I told someone that Giovanni Ribisi and Jack Black starred together in a story about sociopathic rural slackers they would think it was some independent movie not a X-Files episode.


Except that it was that role that made me HATE Giovanni Ribisi. in everything he ever did.
 
2014-08-13 12:19:19 AM  

LaurenAguilera: WHat's with using the _ before & after a word you wish to emphasize? Is that not what italics is for?


Maybe he posted from the mobile site. If fark mobile was any more farking vanilla, it would be in the freezer section of your local grocer's. You could_just ask for it by name_.
 
2014-08-13 12:21:35 AM  
Subby? Pssst! Over here!

Now listen, I'm only going to say this once, cuz we don't have much time...

They hasn't been an "original" story concept for hundreds of years. It's ALL variations on the same themes.
 
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