>Mulder, however, next makes an abductive conclusion. While discussing the events with Skinner, he states that he is not convinced, because drugs do not wear off only when one notices their effects. This abduction also has three parts. The result is the surprising fact that Mulder and Scully's escape seems problematic. The rule is that Mulder and Scully only think that they have escaped, but they really are still underground and being digested. Finally, the case states that "there is reason to suspect that" Mulder and Scully have not escaped from the mushroom. This type of logic is an example of undercoded abduction, because it is the most plausible rule among many.
What is your favorite episode?
And what is your worst?
You can split it into Mythology, and MOTW category if you like
I grouped them into my own categories so that each notable episode gets mentioned, still have 4 more episodes to go
1. Redux II
2. One Son
3. Memento Mori
4. Paper Clip
7. The Red and the Black
8. The Blessing Way
10. The End
Season 1-3 MOTW
1. Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose
3. Jose Chung’s From Outer Space
4. Die Hand Die Verletzt
5. The Host
9. War of the Coprophages
10. Dod Kalm
Season 4-6 MOTW
1. Field Trip
4. Folie a Deux
7. Bad Blood
8. Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man
9. Post-Modern Prometheus
10. The Unnatural
Season 7-9 MOTW
1. Hollywood A.D.
5. Je Souhaite
7. Lord of the Flies
8. The Goldberg Variation
9. The Amazing Maleeni
1. all things
2. Teso Dos Bichos
3. First Person Shooter
4. All Souls
5. Never Again
Recently started watching the series after only catching it sporadically when i was a kid. The mythology episodes are cool but god damn some of the monster of the weeks are so fucking boring.
Phil Spiderman? From accounting?
You realize you're going to get a 3day ban for dumping pics right once the janitor wakes up at noon?
Would you receive a dutch oven from david duchovny?
that's the problem
mulder doesn't work in out time anymore.
before the internet and all sort of shit coming up you just had those people collecting paper scraps and connecting incidents. you gave them some credit for it but it wasn't like everyone yelled conspiracy theorist.
now mulder would just get into the same category as the loose change guys.
pilot for the lone gunmen still very creepy in hindsight tho.
I'm thinking of rewatching X-Files. I saved all my money when I was younger to buy all the series, so I own them all. I'm worried they're worse than I remember though. I used to wake up early before school and watch them. Then come home and watch some.
The Post Modern Prometheus jumps out as a favourite I remember, but loads of great eps.
>None of the first season's mytharc episodes make the top ten
>Tooms rather than Squeeze
>Dod Kalm and Ice over GOAT episodes like Irresistible, F. Emasculata, Soft Light, Blood
>Milagro and The Unnatural beating out Kill Switch
6.8/10 kid good try
I rewatched recently and they're a little worse but I love the seriously heavy 90s vibe and the subtle camp quality the show has that i never noticed before. I enjoyed it more on rewatch I think.
So here's the spoiler-free buzz I've seen on the new season:
>opening credits are literally untouched, decide for yourself if it's charming or lazy pandering
>show begins with a newbie friendly abridged recap of the mytharc
>mytharc is weak shit but not as bad as the last seasons (ayys, no super soldiers)
>show is very newbie friendly in general but fans aren't ignored, Scully baby (or second baby...) is addressed
>first episode includes as much boring Carter monologue as ever, Duchovny sounds as bored as ever delivering it
>a little too much fan service but not full retard, Mulder's X-Files theme cell ringer is the worst case
>quality of show increases EXPONENTIALLY when the MOTWs kick off with the second episode
>MOTWs are on par with some of the best of the series and one is scary as fuck
>Darin Morgan's MOTW script is as god-tier as his previous scripts, instant funny / meta X-Files classic
Wait, how the fuck can they have reviews for the miniseries up when its just episode one out?
The X Files is underrated as a dark show. I mean in that episode alone you have a women getting raped by the devil and having her babies taken from her (when still pregnant) repeatedly and they are then killed because they had devil horns.
It's weird people think Scully looks better than Monica.
Consensus seems to be for the first one at least is that its a standard mythos episode
Baggy but entertaining.
Its a pity that Bravo Vince couldnt write a new episode
>Its a pity that Bravo Vince couldnt write a new episode
Yea but at least it's only because of scheduling issues. He fully supports the mini and said not being able to be there kills him.
>Its a pity that Bravo Vince couldnt write a new episode
What do you mean 'couldn't'? He wasn't allowed to or did he just decide not to?
A Monster of the Week by him would have been great. It would have probably got more people interested as well.
>I guess I need to watch the last movie too
no. no you really don't
There is no invasion. In fact, alien aren't involved at all and most of the show was bullshit made to trick Mulder. Seriously.
"Quickly, the gears in Mulder’s brain start to turn and he comes to a startling realization: There never has been an alien conspiracy. Instead, the conspiracy is all human-made, as shadowy figures at the highest levels of power used this recovered alien technology to pursue their sinister agenda."
Or perhaps he's wondering why someone would shoot an alien before throwing him out of his spacecraft
Doggett had a sexy way of saying it, calm, clear, collected, in charge.
Maybe he's a Nazi. Probably explains while he's such a good character.
Did anyone here watch The X File's sister show Millennium? It doesn't have too much to do with The X Files but the first and second seasons were awesome, maybe even better than The X Files. Third season shits itself pretty quickly unfortunately.
My favorite episodes are
Jose Chungs From Outer Space
I can't think of the name but the one with the guy and the evil tattoo was pretty dumb.
Anyone else enjoy the one off monster of the week episodes more than the main alien arc?
Nah, it's still a sci-fi show even when the aliens aren't "real" real, and the government has ridiculous methods of manipulation. This "twist" already happened halfway through the original series, they even created a fake dead grey-looking "chimera" organism just to trick Mulder.
The episode is 'Never Again'. Jodie Foster did the voice of the tattoo.
Does it explain how they survived? I've read the first two volumes and all they said was that they faked their deaths. That's it.
Does anyone have a gif/webm of Mulder biting his knuckles? The girl was fit as fuck.
Nah, I think 3 is as fun as you can have right after Scully's abduction. Not what I'd call a classic X-files episode, but as a good depressing take on say, The Lost Boys, it's neat.
>It's a Jesse "The Body" Ventura and Alex Trebek beat up Loser NEETs episode.
I thought Rush was alright. They seemed to be on point with the fact that even though these kids got super speed, their bodies couldn't handle it, that one kid was literally disintegrating.
Though I guess it lost some points by the whole 'oh i guess it didn't effect us, oh they buried it forever can't study it' thing.
I did! One of my favorite shows. Lance Henriksen was simply BASED in his role, S1 was legitimately dark and S2 was really unique. It's really a shame that even today it apparently remains overall too dark most to watch comfortably.
Only thing I didn't really like was the cliched "man gets alienated from wife and child due to work" thing, but at least there was an actual reason for it to happen and not just muh feelings.
>It's a Mulder and Scully murder a kid but get away with it by blaming a vampire episode.
FPS was made of cheese, but if you back and listen to the dialogue between Scully and Mulder about video games again you'll get criticism that is surprisingly valid today when it wasn't really valid back in the day.
I only ever watched half of x files, just up until the new guy came in, but even then I don't remember much of the main plot. Can someone greentext me a quick overview of the shows mythos?
You fucked up. Doggett is based as fuck and saved the show. Duchovney cares so little and Doggett is so great that when Mulder comes back you wish he just stayed away. It's Reyes that's the cancer and really only the final season is unwatchable.
>mention of video games means reddit
Nah, your retarded bait won't get anyone f a m.
Also, same goes for the other episode written or co-written by Gibson (which was much better than FPS, but still a bit cheesy and not exactly plausible). The contents of that episode also make more sense today than they did back then.
Something more disgusting maybe? Though it's hard to top what basically was a humanoid tapeworm.
>Reyes only shows up once
thank god for that
Her shitty acting overshadows her looks.
>Conspiracy to aid Alien Invasion simply to find a way to secretly survive it
>GUBMENT DENIES KNOWLEDGE
>Warrant-less Searches, Warrant-less Searches everywhere.
>Conspiracy dies! There are still Aliens though, without a clear goal, mostly.
>Forget Aliens this week, check out this spooky monster/insect/humanoid/computer program!
she only peaked a few years ago. but it's all downhill from here.
There's nothing prophetical or "wow so relevant today" about FPS or that piece of dialogue, it's some hamfisted, already dated (the time the episode first aired) 90's vidya scare shit written for Scully, making her speak totally out of character.
He was still riding the Terminator wave and was being offered roles left and right. X-Files offered him the Doggett role for season 8 that would eventually transition to him and Reyes being the leads for season 9 in what would essentially be a soft reboot. It would be a new show about FBI agents investigating the paranormal under Skinner's orders kind of like how Law & Order changes casts.
The X-Files crew got cold feet and maybe got lazy and just brought Mulder back to let Duchovny sleep walk through some fan service while Doggett got pushed to the side and show ended because no one was willing to commit to change. Patrick turned down tons of great roles because he thought he was gonna be the new Mulder but instead was left without a job in two years with no prospects because the T2 hype had died down.
I don't think it was cliche at all since the characters were so well established and the way the family is broken up feels natural. I loved the more subtle supernatural elements of the show too. I wish they would put the show up on netflix or something. It needs to be exposed again.
>It's a Mulder and Scully have a conversation while standing six inches apart episode
I didn't say that it was prophetical or "so relevant today". Just that it is surprisingly relevant TODAY as opposed to BACK THEN. The picture they drew of mainstream gaming as being dumb and centered on violence for its sake wasn't actually the case back then, but it is today.
And I'm of course not talking about the "omg vidye games scary" parts, I'm talking about the parts where they actually talk about games or gaming. I understand that you don't like this episode, which is perfectly alright, but "it's shit because i don't like it" is not a proper argument.
Well the event itself was cliche, it's a recurring trope in that kind of story. However the way it was handled was pretty good, and as you said it feels natural. And the reasons for it are also pretty solid, not simply based on a hypothetical "but what if something happens" but a real happening going on in multiple ways at once. There were a couple elements I wish were done better but I can't remember them so they must not have been that big of a deal after all.
Supernatural elements were really good, and again too bad they never had the opportunity to explore among others the whole Heaven and Hell thing going on. It's not everyday that you see an angel depicted basically as the Terminator minus metal chassis, for example. Millennium's internal mythology, the Owls and Roosters things and all that, were also pretty good.
Definitely needs a rerun somehow.
The first is a like a mediocre two-parter, watchable with some cool moments but forgettable. The second was not an X-Files movie but the script wasn't selling so they changed the characters to be Mulder and Scully.