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The X-Files is back today! Quick thoughts on Fight the Future and I Want to Believe

The X-Files is back today! Quick thoughts on Fight the Future and I Want to Believe

The X-Files is back today! Quick thoughts on Fight the Future and I Want to Believe

The X-Files is back today! Quick thoughts on Fight the Future and I Want to Believe

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  • greenberet85 (2 points : 605 days ago)

    Hi, just saw the first 2 episodes of the new season, and I had a couple of questions if you don't mind.

    1) What was the "Danger" that made them put up their son William for an anonymous adoption?
    2) When Mulder meets with the scientist who was earlier seen working @ the ROSes are WELL(just in case the govt is listening in; lol, this show has made me a bit more paranoid) crash site; he says that the scientist dude came to them some years ago..should I go watch that episode, if there was such an episode?
    3) Have they ever called each other by their first name and not.."Scully" and "Mulder"..? XD

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    • anabbate (1 point : 604 days ago)

      Yay, I'm glad you watched it! Let's see if I can answer your questions! 1) Okay, one thing you should know about season 9 of The X-Files: it was mostly a mess. Mulder was gone for most of it and apparently there were people who were interested in Scully's baby because he was special. The reason for that, and this is going to be spoiler-y, is that when Scully was abducted, she was also left barren. A bunch of stuff happens (including another child) and, against all odds, Scully ends up pregnant. We see her asking for Mulder to be her donor and we find out that it doesn't work, and they enter a relationship shortly after that, so the actual conception of William is sort of mysterious. Anyway, Mulder is abducted when Scully is pregnant and then gone again not long after William is born, and people start showing up saying that one of them has to die because of... aliens? Like I said, it's a mess. And weird things happen with baby William as well, like he attracts a piece of a spaceship and it just stays there hovering above him so Scully is worried that he's kind of alien AND ANYWAY, to sum it up: there are dangerous people after him and she decides that it's best if he has no connection to either her or Mulder. It's confusing, I know. No one actually understands TXF mythology hahaha! 2) I had to actually go and research that - the doctor doesn't appear in any previous episodes. During earlier seasons, Mulder always has an informant, someone he meets in the shadows and who conveniently knows all the answers but never completely gives them up. I believe the doctor is this season's informant. One thing I should warn you about, they are not really big on continuity. One minute Scully is shown as a red-headed child, the other a guy is saying that "he knows her hair is not natural". Chris Carter famously never kept a show bible so there are many inconsistencies across the seasons, which doesn't make the show bad but is frustrating if you're looking for the truth (heh!) 3) HAHAHA! Scully calls him Fox once in season one and Mulder SHUTS IT DOWN! He calls her Dana a couple of times but the fans always think it's painfully awkward. I know by a few teasers that she'll call him Fox again in a couple of episodes from now though. You know, regular stuff for people who've known each other for over 20 years, lived together and have a child to only refer to each other by their last names.

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      • greenberet85 (1 point : 604 days ago)

        Hahah, thanks for the recommendation and the answers. I loved the show; there were a few occasions though, especially towards the end of the first episode where the events felt rushed like anything when Sveta jumps ship, Tad O'Malley is shutdown, the ARV facility is blown up and X-Files is reopened all of a sudden; which felt a little bit outta sync. And the whole William growing up scenarios in episode 2...But other than that, it was pretty awesome.

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        • anabbate (1 point : 600 days ago)

          Yay, I'm happy you liked it! It is kinda rushed sometimes, even in its original run! And even the active fandom doesn't quite understand a lot of it, but it's a fun experience! This Monday's episode is supposed to be really great, let me know what you think!

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  • srabble02 (2 points : 606 days ago)

    Never seen a single episode of X-Files, ever. Can you recommend me an episode that will get me hooked on this? hahaha

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    • anabbate (1 point : 606 days ago)

      Well, I'm going to recommend a few of my favorites that are mostly stand-alone episodes so you won't be getting a bunch of spoilers: Squeeze (1x03, one of the weirdest monsters the show has ever produced), Pusher (3x17, this is one of the scariest monsters, and the episode was written by Vince Gilligan, who wrote some of the best material on the show), Irresistible (2x13, another unsettling one - this monster makes a comeback at a later season and it's scary as hell too), Post Modern Prometheus (5x05, an unusual one that's different from everything else on this show) and Bad Blood (5x12, a funny one to lighten the mood, possibly my all time favorite episode)! This is a very bare bones list, but take a look at these if you have time to see if you like them!

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      • srabble02 (1 point : 605 days ago)

        Vince Gilligan? Was that the guy who created Breaking Bad? I guess I'm watching that episode first xD

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        • anabbate (1 point : 604 days ago)

          Yes it is! His career started in TXF and he wrote some of the best episodes of all time (one of which even featured Bryan Cranston, 6x02, "Drive"). If you're interested, check out "Paper Hearts" (4x10) and "Monday" (6x14), which he also wrote and are great episodes!

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  • yogiberra (1 point : 606 days ago)

    I liked Fight the Future better than I Want to Believe.

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    • anabbate (1 point : 606 days ago)

      Fight the Future is a cinematic masterpiece and deserves Oscars compared to I Want to Believe (I'm very bitter about this movie in case you haven't noticed hahahaha)

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  • greenberet85 (1 point : 607 days ago)

    The only thing X-Files I've seen is a movie (or a special long episode?) Of a reformed pedophile reverent with some kinda visions or something. Never bothered with anything more...

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    • anabbate (1 point : 607 days ago)

      Yep, this is I Want to Believe! Like I said, it's bad. If you have any interest in the show at all, give the revival a shot! Apparently, even thought it's better to have the nine seasons of background, the first episode will kind of get the viewer up to speed on what has been happening. And it's only six episodes, so you know, if you don't like it's not a big waste of time.

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