X-files reboot?

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  1. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Regular Jello will do the same thing, all you have to do is whip it up in an electric mixer before you refrigerate.
     
  2. Lonson

    Lonson Don't get around much anymore

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    The best episode of the rebooted seasons. Hilarious.

    I disagree with one or two above. . . I think they're handling the Fox/Dana relationship really well.
     
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  3. rjp

    rjp Senior Member

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    this episode had the second mention of 'taint' this season........weird.
     
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  4. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

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    I loved Skinner's only line at the end of the episode. Makes the viewer question what actually happened.
     
  5. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

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    Good episode.
     
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  6. Wright

    Wright Forum Resident

    I'm not sure what to say... I never watched the show for comedy, but I enjoyed when they went into that territory once or twice a season. But the fact that the comedy episodes have become more pronounced over the course of the show (2 out of 6 last season!) is certainly symptomatic of something. In any case, this episode didn't hold a candle to previous ones of the same type, and generally had the same flaws as the revival in general. What's with all the call-backs? Is it possible to make an episode that doesn't make the viewers think of, you know, better episodes from the past?

    Something about the topicality of the episode also troubled me. The X-Files never used to overly topical. As I recall, there were few references to current domestic politics or world events in the original show. But now with references to the latest inauguration, "the wall," and even images of Sean Spicer and Anthony Scaramucci (!) in the opening montage to the first episode, it seems like the show is really anxious to prove its own relevance. This never used to be the case: in the 1990s, the show defined the zeitgeist, whereas now, it's merely following it. To base the episode around the ridiculous "Mandela Effect" came very close to pandering to me, in a way that seemed like bad SVU ("ripped from social media," or something).

    In defense of the episode, though, it was interesting how they sort of acknowledged the show's declining relevance: Mulder's attempt to assert his authority vis-a-vis the younger agents ("I'm Fox Mulder; I was investigating chemtrails when you were still in kindergarten," or something to that effect). And I thought the whole discussion with the doctor captured the challenge of bringing back the show in a "post-truth" landscape. The truth is out there? "No one knows for sure".
     
  7. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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  8. California Couple

    California Couple Forum Dependent

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    Last weeks show sucked, but this last one made up for it. Dana should have told him "The Outer Limits" was the better show.
     
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  9. misterdecibel

    misterdecibel Bulbous Also Tapered

    Was there a bit of foreshadowing in tonight's episode?
     
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  10. Encuentro

    Encuentro Forum Resident

    This was the best episode of the season and the best episode of the relaunch of this series. The conclusion was moving.
     
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  11. Higlander

    Higlander Well-Known Member

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    I can not get over the poor lighting of the show.
    To me, it is almost unbearable to watch.
    Almost like they are making it dark to hide the age of the 2 main actors.
     
  12. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    I used to remember liking this show but it could have been the Mengele effect.
     
  13. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    why can't they write good lines for mitch?
     
  14. Sounds like Ms. Anderson has dysphonia. It's essentially a strained voice that can be caused by shouting, singing out of your range, etc. although there are organic causes such as lesions on the vocal chord, etc. I would guess the latter.
     
  15. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Forum Resident

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    Chris Carter interview: 'X-Files has more life in it'

    I am one of the few who have enjoyed seasons ten and eleven but if this thing ends on a cliffhanger I am out for anything in the future. Especially if no Anderson. Looks like I can just lop off I Want to Believe and have my X-Files be seasons one through nine and Fight The Future.
     
  16. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Forum Resident

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    I'm enjoying this new season immensely

    Only one episode imo was a let down (The third one)

    It's sad that Anderson wants to leave the show that made her a star

    She would be wise to go ahead along with Duchovny and stick with it, outside of it, they haven't done anything worthwhile
     
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  17. NickCarraway

    NickCarraway Forum Resident

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    Gillian has done a lot of acclaimed stage work in London.
     
  18. Tree of Life

    Tree of Life Forum Resident

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    Most of us have no clue about the stage although I'm sure I would enjoy it.

    Doing that kind of work though, takes actors out of the general public's eye
     
  19. MikeInFla

    MikeInFla Forum Resident

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    I liked last nights Skinner episode. Took me a few minutes to figure out who the guest star was. I knew he looked familiar haven't seen him since he was a kid.
     
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  20. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    He was in those wacky Kevin Smith movies, "Tusk" & "Yoga Hosers"!
     
  21. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs.

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    I liked it. Was the guy dropped into the pit with Skinner, the kids father? I saw the tattoo but wasnt sure.
     
  22. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Supposed to be...but, did he (HJO) play BOTH the father & son?
     
  23. Lownote30

    Lownote30 Bass Clef Addict

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    Yes.
     
  24. Wombat Reynolds

    Wombat Reynolds Jimmy Page stole all my best riffs.

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    That was my guess.

    It was just weird that they inferred the son murdered the father but never really confirmed it with any dialogue.
     
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  25. GentleSenator

    GentleSenator what if

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    these last few episodes felt more like vintage X-Files, but something is still "missing" and it must be problems with the scripts themselves.
     

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