X-Files revival(?)...

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Space Tycoon » February 16th, 2016, 9:27 pm

It feels as though they are trying to pack as much as they can into each episode since they only have six of them. There were at least three separate threads that could have been explored on their own here; the "comedic/dramatic hallucinogen" episode; the "reaction to Islamic terrorism" episode; and the "ability to communicate with the dead" episode.

In the past the XF has been bold enough to consider terrorism as a by product of the corporate/government machine: either as a reaction to bad policy; or even bolder, directly caused or enabled by same, surreptitiously. The first movie practically recreated the Oklahoma City bombing as a government plot, only this time in Dallas. And why was there no mention or reference to that in this episode, which also took place in Texas?

Again, with more than 45 mintues to play with, more could be accomplished. Maybe if they get a full season that will happen.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by neglet » February 16th, 2016, 10:03 pm

I've been watching, not caught up to this week's episode yet. First two were a bit awkward, third one with the lizard man was funny, maybe a bit too out there, and the Trashman episode was the best yet--classic creepy X-Files. I like having the characters back, but am glad it's not being stretched out for a full season. I expect the last episode (s) will return to the child in some way, that seems to be the theme running through the season.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Mal Shot First » February 22nd, 2016, 10:00 am

I'm torn about this:

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On the one hand, I just like the look of the design, but on the other hand, it seems that Mulder would be more akin to Calvin and Scully to Hobbes. He is the adventurous one prone to imagine things that others don't see, and she is the skeptic who often gently mocks his ideas.

I'm not sure why the designer reversed their roles.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » February 22nd, 2016, 11:01 am

Sexism.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Dalty » February 22nd, 2016, 12:43 pm

What is it good for?

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Dalty » February 22nd, 2016, 12:43 pm

Oh, hang on, that's war isn't it?

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Mal Shot First » February 23rd, 2016, 9:26 pm

Well, goddamn it.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Dalty » February 24th, 2016, 2:08 pm

Huh, absolutely nothing!

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Dalty » February 24th, 2016, 2:09 pm

Oh, no, that's war again.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Space Tycoon » February 24th, 2016, 6:00 pm

Goddamn, indeed.

Still a lot of unanswered questions. No way this is over. I still say that colonization plays a role somehow.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Space Tycoon » October 9th, 2017, 2:42 pm

Well, this is happening:


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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by The Swollen Goiter of God » October 10th, 2017, 7:38 pm

That kid's gotta be nearing driving age.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Scotia » December 11th, 2017, 6:03 pm

I met Mitch Pileggi at a comic Con a couple of months ago. Really cool guy. Answered a lot of questions and took his time with every fan that was there. Very humble and down to earth.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Mal Shot First » December 14th, 2017, 7:49 am

Never met any of the cast in person, but Mitch Pileggi's A.D. Skinner was always one of my favorite characters on the show. He could really pull off the big-softy-acting-like-a-tough-guy routine.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Space Tycoon » January 6th, 2018, 6:20 pm

I missed the new episode this week, as I was occupied with battling evil in another galaxy. Watching it tonight and I'll pitch my thoughts later. I have more reasonable expectations.

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Re: X-Files revival(?)...

Post by Space Tycoon » January 7th, 2018, 2:18 am

I'm just not sure what to say anymore. Is this not what I was asking for all these years? A revisiting of the mythology arc? Possibly updated to fit current realities? I guess that's what this is.

There's not too much to say other than that this "new", new X-Files makes little attempt to deviate from the formula hammered home year after year during the last few seasons of the original series. Plot twists that are predictable or baffling, or contradictory to (very!) established canon. Characters that behave exactly the way they did the last time we saw them, as if everyone were in stasis for the last ten years. Wouldn't it have been more interesting to see markedly different people than the ones we thought we knew? Time has a way of altering people, no?

That said, there are some interesting developments. The entry of SPOILER: a new(?) conspiracy focused on space colonization by the 1-per cent, (or 2 or 3 or whatever), exploiting alien technology is an intriguing twist and is the sort of thing I've wanted to see for some time. Especially considering the very technology they supposedly have had access to all these years.

I have no strong feelings either way at the moment and look forward to more standalone episodes, as well as a final, decisive end to the alien mytharc. Hopefully I have more to say later on.

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