X-Files Series Finale - 5/19/02

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  1. todd s

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    Thi,

    Yes, their will be a movie. Chris Carter said it will be out in 2004. The one sticking point was Duchovny. About a year ago he was wishy-washy about it. Now, he is excited to do it.
     
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    I've read that the movie will be stand-alone and non-arc related.
     
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    The Lone Gunmen are DEAD.
     
  6. Mike Graham

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    With the finale receiving such low ratings, how do we know for sure that there'll be another movie installment? While Carter has said he's been working on the script, there's been nothing concrete as to whose been signed. I'd definitely take everything with a grain of salt until things actually fall into place.
     
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    My thoughts on the finale basically come down to "good, not great". The bad - the whole courtroom sequence. As a recap of 9 years worth of conspiracy arc it was fine (albeit overlong); as courtroom drama it was horrible. They could have done the "recap" a different way (Mulder narrating a journal??) and taken up much less time.

    The rest of the show was fine, the highlight for me being the return of CSM, one of the great villains in television history. Good to see he was nasty to the end.

    Now, the ending... it seems to me if they had decided to continue on with the show another year they could have used this exact same episode as a season finale. Anderson would have been gone, so they've got Scully & Mulder reunited, on the lam, and off screen. The show continues on with Doggett, Reyes & Skinner trying to get the X-Files restarted. The setup would have been perfect for S&M to remain as presences in the show, communicating with D&R from time to time, and even making the occasional guest shot.

    One final thought - the date for the alien invasion is set for 2012. Anyone else think we might see Carter try to revive the "X-Files" universe in 5-7 years with a new series, built around preparing humanity's defense against the upcoming invasion??
     
  8. Mike St.Louis

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    As for a movie I read that a URL has been reserved - xfiles2 or something like that.

    I also wonder how well a movie would do. When XF:FTF came out X-Files was at the height of its popularity. And even still it only managed to bring in fans and not very many unfamiliar with the show. FOX was hoping the movie would have broader appeal.

    I hope they go ahead with it.
     
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    Just for the record I was a huge X file fan until season 5 I think it was. I have tried to watch the last 6 episodes since this was the final season. I didn't care for any of them. I only watched 23 minutes of the final show. I couldn't stomach any more. I have actually grown to hate this show.
     
  10. Ric Easton

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    OK, it wasn't that bad. Certainly better than most of the episodes the last 2 years. I would have liked Mulder and Scully to end up in a better place, being redeemed, job wise anyway. During the last ten minutes I kept wondering, "How are they gonna wrap this all up in the end?"

    Also just seeing Dogget and Reyes drive off in the end was also a little dissapointing, since it was probably the last time we will see them. I think it was said that they will not appear in a future X-Files movie. Dogget kind of grew on me, and I think they both did the best with what they had.

    I was also a little disappointed on how the baby thing ended up. It just didn't sit right with me. After all they had been through Scully just gives William up? I realize it was to protect him, but geez!

    So in the future movies will Mulder and Scully even be working for the X-Files? Or just fighting monsters and Alien invasions on their own?

    I wonder what the finale would have been like if Duchovney had not agreed to be in it? For all the problems folks had with this episode, it would have been much worse without Mulder!

    Does anyone know if Spender was played by the same actor? He sure didn't look like him, but there was alot of make-up.

    -Ric
     
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    Ric -



    Yes, Chris Owens returned for the role of Jeffrey Spender for the finale and "William", even though he was under a ton of make up.
     
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    It has been a heck of a ride. The last 9 years The X Files has brought us some of the best TV in the history of the medium. I am very sorry it is over.

    I enjoyed the final episode. Especially the last 10 minutes...very simple...just Mulder & Scully...the central characters...coming to grips with the things they had seen over the last 9 years in their quest to find "the truth". Both finding comfort in a faith in God, that there IS something more powerful than the alien conspirators and their devious plan. That gives them hope that it CAN be stopped, that good will ultimately win out, even though at the time it may seem impossible to stop. A belief that those that had perished along the way that had assisted Mulder & Scully in their search were not totally lost...a part of them still remained. In times like these faith is all one really has left. And in the end it is that faith which keeps them going, even when the outcome appears inevitable. Mulder was not giving up, perhaps because of his newfound faith in God.

    Very bittersweet, simple ending to a great TV series.

    For me Sunday nights will never quite be the same again.
     
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    Brian Bunn:
    Your post above is exactly what I took from it as well. Well said and a great post too I might add! [​IMG]
    Jeffrey
     
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    Without spending any time on an amateur review, I'll just say that it was possibly the biggest waste of two hours I've spent all weekend - neigh - all year. Could it have got any worse? Another stupid trial. I'm convinced that trials are what writers do when the've run out of ideas. Scully's ending "wisdom" was so exciting, I couldn't keep my attention from wandering to the pretty white wall behind the TV. All in all, a fitting end to a once proud show.

    Sigh.

    Martin.
     
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    Ryan, stop it. You're making the show make sense. How dare you [​IMG]
     

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