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The Truth is Still Out There: ‘The X-Files’ Premiere Trailer Made Me Squeal With Delight

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by Drew Dietsch: link

They're back.
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Still heavily cautious on this.  Really keeping my expectations in check.  This show was best when you had the various writers and directors.  Morgan and Wong, Gilligan, Kim Manners.  But isn't this pretty much a straight up Chris Carter thing?  A straight up Chris Carter X-Files gets you "I Want to Believe".  I'm one of the few that actually enjoyed that movie somewhat, but it's nowhere on the level of X-Files at it's prime.  I'm really hoping for the best, but like I said, really keeping my hopes in check.

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Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan and James Wong are all on board. Not sure as far as directors go.

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Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan and James Wong are all on board. Not sure as far as directors go.

Feeeeeling better!

post #5 of 35

According to IMDb, each of those three will be directing their own episodes as well. It's just them and Carter on this limited go-around.

post #6 of 35

F**8 yeah!  Gimme dat old time XF religion!

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Was that Joel McHale??? Getthefuggoutahere. :)


I got giddy every few seconds during this teaser. The poster! Skinner! Cancer Man!

Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit! Holy shit!

post #8 of 35

You can count me among those who are all in on this revival. This is my favorite show of all time. I've been re-watching the whole series (for the 7th time) in HD on Netflix along with the #201daysofXFiles promo. I'm astounded every time I watch at how well The X-Files holds up. Now that it streams in widescreen HD, there is almost nothing but the occasional haircut, outfit or piece of technology that makes it look dated. Every episode looks like a movie, particularly once you get to season 4, and the writing is just so good. 

 

January can't get here fast enough. 

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You can count me among those who are all in on this revival. This is my favorite show of all time. I've been re-watching the whole series (for the 7th time) in HD on Netflix along with the #201daysofXFiles promo. I'm astounded every time I watch at how well The X-Files holds up. Now that it streams in widescreen HD, there is almost nothing but the occasional haircut, outfit or piece of technology that makes it look dated. Every episode looks like a movie, particularly once you get to season 4, and the writing is just so good. 

 

January can't get here fast enough. 

 

I'm still impressed with how the series balanced its drama and humor so well. I re-watched Bad Blood, the episode where Scully and Mulder tell their version of what happened with Mulder's killing of a supposed vampire.

 

Luke Wilson as the Sheriff Scully swooned over was great. I loved how a jealous Mulder portrayed him as a total rube, complete with buck teeth. 

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I'm still impressed with how the series balanced its drama and humor so well. I re-watched Bad Blood, the episode where Scully and Mulder tell their version of what happened with Mulder's killing of a supposed vampire.

 

Luke Wilson as the Sheriff Scully swooned over was great. I loved how a jealous Mulder portrayed him as a total rube, complete with buck teeth. 

 

That episode has, hands down, my favorite moment of the series:

 

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I recently rewatched the entire series for the first time since being kid.  Since I was a kid I didn't really record VHS tapes or follow the episodes in order, it was really more of a watch one or two whenever they were on TV and as long as it wasn't too scary.  The show was never THAT scary but then Home had to come along and fuck my mind up all kinds of ways...

 

Anyway the point is I didn't have a good understanding of the little details of the series, or how the plot fit together, or particularly the comedy episode.  Now I see exactly where Supernatural got it from, cause X files is hilarious.  Bad Blood for sure stands out as a big highlight.   Can't wait for this.  

post #12 of 35
I recorded on vhs and organized it religiously. It informed my distrust of the gvt as a teen. Seminal series to me.
post #13 of 35
Man, between this and the new Twin Peaks, it'll be like watching TV in the '90s all over again! I hope they broadcast these with hilariously dated commercials too.
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I'm a fan of Bad Blood too. My favorite episode is Quagmire. Lake monsters have always interested me and Mulder and Scully conversion when they thought they where stuck in the middle of the lake was a good insight into Mulder's weird views.

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I thought the show was brought to something resembling a satisfactory conclusion, but I may tune in just to see my future ex-wife Gillian back on screen. Whatever she has that makes her just get hotter with age, she should be bottling it and selling it.
post #16 of 35
I rewatched season one a few months ago and was surprised the chemistry was there on ep. 1.
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Despite all the power players being involved, I remain wary. I'm one of the few who seemed to genuinely like the second X-Files film, and I thought the series was at its strongest in the MOTW episodes. The mytharc was...fine, I guess...during the first few seasons, but when it became clear Carter had no fucking idea where it was going, it became satirically complicated and ridiculous.

 

Gillian Anderson has aged amazingly and I understand why they're using a wig (dyeing her hair red would've destroyed it), but I'm finding the wig really, really distracting.

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Best case scenario would be if they mostly keep the mythology to the beginning and end of the season, like they used to.

 

Whatever, I'm watching it all anyways.

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I had an extreme fear of alien abductions as a kid.  I'd read about all this paranormal stuff and get scared about Greys stealing me out of my bed at night.  So as a kid, I was always fascinated by X-Files, and at the same time got so scared that I couldn't actually sit through the first episode (abduction stuff was the real clincher for Lil Codename).  Once I got older I started watching episodes whenever they were on TV but I never followed it to the point where I could call myself a fan.

 

Well, I picked up a Season 1 DVD set to properly give the show it's due before the new season and watched the first two eps last night.  cccc is right.  Duchovny and Anderson have fantastic chemistry right from the get go.  They really play the conspiracy angle well and I admire how from the start they go for broke on the UFO's.  A lot of modern shows would play coy and make you wonder if the alien stuff was real or not till a big reveal later in the season.  Here?  Nope.  Aliens are totally real.  The government is actually covering it up.  Get used to it.

 

Looking forward to going through it all.

post #20 of 35
Did you read any Whitley Striber books? Communion creep the hell out of me as a teen.
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I agree with MichaelM that the MOTW episodes where better than the mythology ones.

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Did something happen to Duchovny's nose? I don't remember it being that... prominent.

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Did something happen to Duchovny's nose?

 

Yes.

 

He got older.

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I thought the show was brought to something resembling a satisfactory conclusion, but I may tune in just to see my future ex-wife Gillian back on screen. Whatever she has that makes her just get hotter with age, she should be bottling it and selling it.

Try going to a party and standing a foot away from her as she bends over. Just try it.

Admittedly it was a kids' birthday party, and she was bending over to offer her son Felix some Humous, but still. My son Ben sat next to Felix!

I was planning to ask her why she did that shitty Danny Dyer movie in which she was raped, but I thought better of it.
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I was planning to ask her why she did that shitty Danny Dyer movie in which she was raped, but I thought better of it.

 

That's what you wanted to ask her?

 

I'm no expert, but I think you just might like dudes.

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Huh? It was a joke. I wasn't really planning to ask her that.
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My post was also a joke!

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Oh. Sorry, it's 3:12 am here. Insomnia strikes again.
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Yes.

 

He got older.

 

Yeah, gee, I'd never thought of that. Thanks.

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Did something happen to Duchovny's nose? I don't remember it being that... prominent.


Alien... implant.

post #31 of 35
December 8th folks! Complete Bluray set or individual seasons. 16/9.
post #32 of 35

They all look better with a few years on them...but one of their strengths was they were far from the usual pretty boy/girl casting.  They had personalities and radiated intelligence and inquisitiveness.  And black ooze.

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Did you read any Whitley Striber books? Communion creep the hell out of me as a teen.

 

Didn't read the book but I vaguely remember catching bits of the movie which kind of scarred me mentally.  Must have been like 4 or 5 at the time though.  

post #34 of 35
Movie Sucked. Read the book.
post #35 of 35
I love the movie for what it is. It's certainly a Walken showcase and eerily and effectively ambiguous.
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