>>13830390 It was an introduction to urban fantasy and mixing of reality and science fiction for many. These are heady concepts that play by invading what the viewer at the time often considered normal. It was a good way of creating fright, and X-Files watered it down and stretched it suitably for TV needs.
>>13830604 >Is that why the Monster of the Week episodes used to be more popular than the story arc episodes at one point? Exactly. Mulder and Skully are enjoyable characters to watch in 40 minute chunks, an interesting or wacky concept monster or mystery every week is in a lot of ways better than a murky conspiracy
Speaking of Monster of the Week episodes, the most recent miniseries ep is sort of a parody on them. And it was also fucking hilarious. It was made by the same writer who did 'Jose Chung's From Outer Space' so you know what you're getting into.
>>13831054 This. MOTW episodes>>>overarching conspiracy episodes. My favorite is Quagmire, that one with the lake monster. Mulder and Scully's conversation when they stranded on the lake is just awesome (even if it's just another debate on Scully's skepticism)
>>13831743 Yeah, X Files tends to do comedy well. I guess it's because they're not afraid to poke fun at themselves.
>>13832721 It's because with MOTW episodes they can tell a wide variety of stories from comedy to straight up horror and even just run of the mill serial killers with a really weird fetish.
Although to be fair, some of the early conspiracy mythology episodes were pretty tense, like the first few appearances of the Alien Bounty Hunter. It wasn't until around S4 when they just started getting convoluted and soap opera-like, since the writers themselves probably had no idea where the story was going.
>>13835336 I meant more the common LOOK AT THE WEIRD SHIT. Of course the execution would differ, especially when X-Files is all about questioning everything you see, up to and including the skepticism itself.
>>13830390 It's one of the first shows to actually pay attention to what it was doing and to capitalize on that focus (and therefore reward careful viewership). It did this in part by taking advantage of the nature of its medium, rather than blaming it for being a less cerebral experience than, say, film. The current TV series boom (wherein American shows start to look like anime in presenting sophisticated narratives, but with even tighter writing and dialogue) would not exist without The X-Files.
>>13836078 >The current TV series boom (wherein American shows start to look like anime in presenting sophisticated narratives, but with even tighter writing and dialogue) would not exist without The X-Files. Gee wiz thanks a bunch I guess.
>>13837034 >You think the existence of psyhics would be shattering and cause some sort of conflict between newtypes and oldtypes. Not really. For most of human history people believed in that sort of thing, and for all intents and purposes it was true. Nowadays we know espers aren't real but people still believe in oracles and mind-readers anyway. Newtypes actually existing would make the news, but people would adjust pretty quick. Personally, I think we're pretty close to pyschic powers anyway.
>>13830390 It was one of the first shows to have a strong continuity. What you're talking about was due to the fact that TV at the time was meant to be seen as single episodes, so every episode needed to be self-contained.
>>13830390 In addition to what everybody else has been saying, it's just about the most 90's thing this side of a Nirvana album. Nostalgia is in at the moment and a widely watched, pretty good show that left a mark on its audience and is a symbol of its era is the perfect candidate.
>>13837093 Depends. If there are mind reading,future seeing pick things up and throw them with your mind, mind control, teleporting psychics around then they would definitely be persecuted, hated, envied, feared and hunted down due to that fear.
>>13835345 Don't worry, it doesn't happen to 2D. You've got at least one safe, and even then she'd only be in her 30's at this point. >>13835354 I can kind of see it. I wouldn't, but if you're already into older women then she's aged very well.
>>13837432 Moulder is the hotblooded pilot and Scully is his mechanic/navigator/engineer partner. They pilot a bog-standard government issue research Mech tasked with recovering information.
Moulder believes there is an evil conspiracy of alien lifeforms, and pushes their non-combat Mech beyond its capabilities, eventually unlocking a secret super mode to their Mech that should be impossible.
They fight aliens, ghosts, etc. and find out that the Truth is Out There.
>>13837490 >Did Mulder find his sister? Kind of. I'll just copy that the Wiki says. >Samantha was consumed by "spiritual intervention" beings called "Walk-ins", which try to save the innocent souls of children who are unfairly doomed to live unhappy lives or suffer terrible fates. When Cigarette Smoking Man and his team found out where Samantha was located, the Walk-Ins took pity on the girl and turned her into an energy form called starlight, which made her die a painless death, and without leaving behind a body.
>Was Scully pregnant with something or not? She had a half-alien kid with Mulder called William. She put him up for adoption so that CSM and The Syndicate couldn't get to him.
>>13837556 >meme show Stop with this. Seriously. I know you're just doing it to fit in with the cool kids on 4chan, the same reason you frogpost and call people cucks. But don't do any of those things. They're the equivalent of Advice Dog and reidick; shitty forced memes that need to die, pushed by people who should have lurked more.
>>13837502 Mulder finds a sample of Scully's eggs that were removed back when she was abducted in S2. She gets artificially inseminated with them and Mulder's sperm, but the doctor was tampering with them to make an alien super-soldier hybrid.
So when she had the kid, she put it up for adoption to hide it.
>>13837564 >Your mom is a meme show looks like someone is still stuck at 2011 get better meme response >>13837582 but it really is people hyping some old overrared tv show it really is a meme show whether it's good or not it's just meme people hoping around then it will be forgotten eventually like your life
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