>It's a Scully gets jealous of another woman with Mulder episode
Whoa, just watched that episode and is what made me post this. Sp00ky.
Why does it always seem that when we watch The X-Files, some spooky /x/ stuff goes on and SYNCHRONICITY kicks in?
Is it meme magic?
>It's Season 9 and Doggett or Reyes are lying in a hospital bed in critical condition AGAIN episode
/tv/ truly is a magical place.
>it's a Mulder's previous love interest who looks like Scully but is way better than Scully appears and is never mentioned ever again episode
I didn't say that. So anyway, I'm on season 6 and just watched the old, supposedly extinct wolf shapeshifter episode, but the show's quality has been dropping the past few episodes and I've read it gets pretty bad. When does it become unwatchable?
Are you talking about the one where the tranforming wolfman mails himself from Africa? That one's pretty bad in my opinion although...
>it's a Duchovny can't be assed to act so the writers can't be assed to write episode
>2 seasons without Mulder
The fuck happened? How was this written into the story?
>Posting Anchovy in a Scully thread
Mulder gets spooped away by the ayy lmaos. Duchovny was being a major dickass. He forced production to move to LA from Canada so he could live on the beach and kept demanding more money. He reappears at the assend of the series in an attempt to cobble together an ending. Also the Samantha plot line has a similarly bad ending a few seasons earlier, because the writers kept forgetting to make one.
My picture was to show off the worst episode in the series not ruin the waifu party :^(
Nah, they're talking about a later wolfman episode. But I watched the Indian Wolfman one today senpai.
I legitimately can't remember the episode you're talking about. TFWID always stuck out to me for heing so absurdly bad. When Mulder reads the gradeschool poetry or whatever, and Duchovny clearly just wants to go home.
the Vietnam vet episode, also the one with a prisoner who can walk through walls
Ah alright I just started the series a couple of weeks ago. Why did no one tell me it was so fun? Every thrread where I asked about no one would give me a straight recommendation. How are the next season's I'm on like episode 20
>I legitimately can't remember the episode you're talking about
Teso Dos Bichos
I was thinking maybe it was just bad relative to how good most of season 3 was, but apparently the cast and crew hated it too.
Oh jesus, that is a bad one
Post S4 Mulder. Even the good episodes were full of Duchovny laziness.
It improves constantly up to peak season 5. 6 and 7 are watchable. Past there is a chore at best with a handful of good things tossed in.
I've been watching and I'm on season 6. Not every episode is great, but I thought most were and I didn't see a consistent drop in quality until season 5 or 6. Scully becomes more qt each season though.
Thats good to hear about the quality of the series, I just finished DS9, TOS, Twilight Zone, and TNG so a new long running sci Fi show was kind of perfect. Plus the NW comfiness is great, I'm from Vancouver so I recognized a few landmarks already
This show isn't as comfy as Twin Peaks but its pretty great, this new logger episode with weird crazy lightbugs is pretty cozy right now. Also that hacker/AI who made the AI that killed people in that office building had the coolest fucking house I've ever seen in TV other than maybe the house in Ex Machina
That episode was pretty weak, but that fucking guy has to be one of the more memorable baddies from the entire show, almost up there with Tooms (and they were both good at sliding into cracks).
>it's a Scully and Mulder want to fuck each other but Scully has to stay professional and Mulder is too deep in the rabbit hole episode
>It's a Mulder fights off a demon while chasing aliens but Scully still won't believe episode
>it's a let's spend the entire season's budget on special effects that surely wont look dated in a few years episode
>while addressing misogyny in the gaming industry 20 years ahead of the curve episode
>it's a Chris Carter's other shows have failed so he is going to milk the X-Files as long as possible season
I've been watching X-FIles, I'm up to season 7, the charm is sort of gone. Although I liked the Cops episode.
I got bored and stopped midway through the videogame one.
Is season 7 worth continuing?
Also the mythos a shit. It was cooler when I ddin't know as much.
I got to season 9 a week ago and just completely lost interest, after rewatching everything for the new "season".
Agree about the mythos. It gets more LOST as it progresses, like they were just making shit up each week without a plan and it eventually becomes apparent to everyone that there's no way to wrap everything up in an any way pretty manner.
I felt gypped when
We find out Mulder's sister was taken by star light and is a forest ghost.
Seemed like lazy writing and that if they really wanted to reveal were his sister was it should have been for the finale.
hey guys lets write an x files episode
>wow mulder you're crazy
>wow this case sure is weird
>wow mulder you were right all along
phew well there we go another day of hard work done time to cash my cheque
don't forget the tots real computer science talk
>mfw he tried to spin off that garbage Irresistible episode into a whole other series
>Actor Dean Haglund, who starred in “The Lone Gunman”, was interviewed in 2005 by documentary filmmaker Alex Jones. They discuss the eerie similarities between the pilot episode and the attack on September 11, 2001, and Haglund also explains how he personally witnessed government agents working closely with X-Files Lone Gunman creator Chris Carter.
In that ep parents were writing letters like "you shouldn't shoot at Santa" and then it turned out the Santa Clause guy was a serial killing pedo. Was he possessing parents or what.
Why were parents writing cryptic letters about Santa?
IIRC it's the face of one of the guys who created the opening credits (some hired guns, not FOX themselves). I read a great article a few months ago where they talk about what each shot means and the how they created them, but I can't seem to find it right now. Sorry anon.
Today on 'villains' who did nothing wrong...
By far the biggest disappointment in the show. That was even worse for me than Mulder leaving, because the search for his sister was Mulder's entire ethos.
They butchered her storyline to hell and back, especially considering multiple non-hostile characters confirmed she was alive, and then when Carter thought the show was going to get cancelled he wrapped it up in that shitty episode.
>Sometimes a revival leads to thoughts of regime change, and while watching “The X-Files,” it’s hard not to think of George Lucas, who handed off his “Star Wars” empire to a new generation of writers and directors — a move that injected the entire franchise with a much-needed spark of life and relevance. Given the “Phantom Menace”-level dialogue in the “X-Files” season premiere, which supplies action, exposition and explosions instead of intelligent meditations on the surveillance state or any other relevant topic, it might be time for Carter to bestow “The X-Files” on some of the men and women who grew up idolizing its finest episodes and arcs. A new corps of writers might know how to come up with something more politically and emotionally resonant than the kinds of stories that, in the new season, often amount to Mulder and Scully Mad Libs.
the first Mytharc episode is shit, the MOTW one is good
>it's a i'm not sure if robotic alien cockroaches are really invading, but that's a really cool idea, and wait, i'm pretty sure a cockroach just crawled across my tv screen episode
>first x files movie
>mulder rescues skully from a tank in an alien mothership
>the mothership takes off
>scully doesn't see it
holy shit this pissed me off
Mulder will occasionally pop up as the Deep Throat/ X character of the new series but Scully will probably only make a cameo appearance once or twice over a few series before being forgotten and never mentioned as Anderson has an acting career outside of X-Files.
That was always the case, only scanners actually enjoyed the omg aliens shit by the end of series 2. That arc was designed to run for 4 seasons at the most because that was the usual length a series got in the USA at the time. However when it became clear that the X-Files was so popular it was likely to have about 6 series Carter hastily had to spin the arc out for longer and circumstances like a randy crew member humping Anderson so much he impregnated her had to be accounted for so after season 1 the quality of storyline of the aliens episodes tended to drop. By the time the series was in its 10th season it was so spun out that even though the monster of the week episodes were still popular enough to keep the show on air a few more years (not as popular as its hayday but still better than a lot of other shows) Carter was board, the audience were board and the actors and crew were board. he decided to make the decision to put the show to bed before it died, while it still had some dignity.
>it's a gilligan got to make breaking bad when morgan was the far superior writer episode
I must say that out of all the shots from the opening I like this one the best
Even though it doesn't mean anything particular.
>it's a mulder finds his other half and it's not scully episode
So for all the things Cancer Man can influence why was getting published so sacred to him? I mean he would never be able to achieve fame and glory.
Also pic related.
Regardless of how many conspiracies he was actually at the center of, he was a fan of those kinds of novels, and just wanted to get his own one published.
It was meant to humanize him, while being ironic as fuck at the end.
X Files wouldn't be the same without the outlandishly comical episodes.
he was trying to get something out in the world an be recognized for what he's doing in some sort of way. if that meant writing his experiences down and label it as fiction so be it.
what destroyed him was that his story was nothing worth more than being re-edited and shortened to be published in a washed up magazine.
for the x-files world that means the truth will never come unmasked or unedited to the outside world.
Because one, he loved reading, and also he wanted to make it as an author, it wouldnt mean anything to just have his work published through his connections, he would he would always know he didnt deserve to be published. Even though it was shown he could control nearly every facet of world events and pop culture if he wanted.
I smiled at seeing the glee on his face when he had been accepted. Something about such a ruthlessly cold and calculated figure suddenly showing emotion always makes me smile.
Do you think that, if he returns, he'll have quit smoking? People rarely smoke in tv now.
>IT'S OVER MULDER
>the world is not kind to idealists and those who fight the good fight, don't always win
>Millennium was really good.
Early on it was. After the first season it got fucking ridiculous though.
Helps to remember the clip
always been my favorite TV show intro