1. Guest,
    If you need help getting to know Xenforo, please see our guide here. If you have feedback or questions, please post those here.
    Dismiss Notice

The X-Files

Discussion in 'TV Shows' started by JediFonger, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. JediFonger

    JediFonger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,955
    Likes Received:
    24
    searching through the catacombs of the forum i couldn't find a thread title with X-Files in it. does it exist? if so, please attach my comments to it.

    http://www.boston.com/news/odd/artic...dead_in_maine/
    ^just read this and thought it's a monster of the week episode right out of the XF!

    meanwhile, i've been a huge fan of the series. i saw every single ep from s5 through s9 except for 1 or 2 episodes. i missed most of 1-4 and just rectified it last month. i'm caught up through first 2 eps of s3. i'm very surprised that i missed most of s2 even during the reruns. ah well, it's good to "discover" some of these older episodes for the first time. it continues to affirm my belief that XF is the greatest series ever made. from every single dept. and angle, it's a production that truly filmic every week. it's also revolutionary in that no show before XF gave TV a filmic look every week and most shows afterwards emulated that model (BSG, 24, etc.)
     
  2. TravisR

    TravisR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    24,944
    Likes Received:
    2,766
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    Given my location, you can tell that I'm a big fan of the show. The X-Files was the beginning of "The movie on TV" that everyone wants now.

    There's a big X-Files thread in the TV DVD section that has morphed into an XF catch all:

    http://www.hometheaterforum.com/htf/...hlight=X-Files
     
  3. JediFonger

    JediFonger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,955
    Likes Received:
    24
    oops sorry, can an admin squish my thread into that one? thanks.
     
  4. Holadem

    Holadem Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2000
    Messages:
    8,972
    Likes Received:
    0
    I tried to get into it, watched the S1 & S2 (perhaps 3, don't remember) a few months ago. I enjoyed what I saw, but never fell in love with the show so I eventually drifted off...

    One of my main gripes is that Scully gives skeptics a bad name. No scientist worth her salt could witness the things she did, and still be so boneheaded. All we ask is evidence, and she wouldn't know one if it bit her in the ass.

    --
    H
     
  5. JediFonger

    JediFonger Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 2, 2006
    Messages:
    3,955
    Likes Received:
    24
    she does change after season5
     
  6. Jeff Willis

    Jeff Willis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    I've never seen this series and have been thinking about trying it out on DVD. I saw an old thread regarding the format (4:3 , WS) for this show's DVD releases but wasn't allowed to post on it (archived, I guess due to age of the thread).

     

    Which seasons are WS on the DVD sets? It appeared that someone posted in the archived thread that season's 6 thru 9 are WS and 1-5 are 4:3 . I wasn't willing to trust Amazon's format info as they occasionally post inaccurate ratio info.
     
  7. TravisR

    TravisR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    24,944
    Likes Received:
    2,766
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building


    The DVDs of Seasons 5 to 9 are widescreen.
     
  8. Jeff Willis

    Jeff Willis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Dallas TX

    Travis,

     

    Thanks for the info! I imagine there's a complete box set available.

     

    In your opinion, did this series drop off somewhat after the earlier seasons? That sometimes happens with long-running shows.
     
     
  9. TravisR

    TravisR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    24,944
    Likes Received:
    2,766
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    ^ Yeah, the best years of the show are the earliest ones but the show was solid throughout and in terms of filmmaking, the show always got better as it went along. While many fans say that the show fell apart after Duchovny left, they're living in denial as far as I'm concerned because Robert Patrick coming on was a much needed boost to the series.
     
  10. Louis C

    Louis C Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2002
    Messages:
    739
    Likes Received:
    0
    I liked season 8 with Patrick, but by season 9 the magic was gone. Jeff, if you are new to the show...seasons 1-6, which have the prime 'alien conspiracy' story arc, are considered the best seasons of the show - some may argue 1-5. Many like the first two seasons in particular.
     

    I liked (and own) the whole series - even subpar seasons 7 and 9 have some great individual episodes. I've said it before and I'll say it again...a bad season of the X-Files is better than most other shows' best seasons.
     
  11. Jeff Willis

    Jeff Willis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    Guys,

     

    Thanks for the info on this show!

     

    I have a couple of questions about the complete series set:

     

    One reviewer at Amazon mentions something about the complete set including a movie. Is that the 1998 X Files film "Fight The Future"? I've not seen that movie so I'm guessing that it's similar to the "Firefly" series film "Serenity", a kind of "closeure" film to the TV series?

     

    I see a mention of "I Want to Believe" as well. That appears to me to be a bonus disc of unreleased scenes from the TV series but I'm not certain from reading the review at DVDTalk. Is that another feature film like "Fight the Future"?

     

    Are both films included in the complete box series set?

     

    Regarding the TV series complete box set: I noticed that it's a Fox release. Are these discs single-sided discs in this set? I didn't see that info mentioned at Amazon or at the DVDTalk review.
     
  12. TravisR

    TravisR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2004
    Messages:
    24,944
    Likes Received:
    2,766
    Location:
    The basement of the FBI building
    ^ Don't quote me but I think the series set pre-dates I Want To Believe (the second movie) so it wouldn't be included.

     

    The chronology of the series is S1 to 5, the Fight The Future movie, S6 to 9 and then the I Want To Believe movie.

     

    And a shopping tip, you can routinely see the season sets on sale for about $20 so you may want to pick them up separately rather than going for the possibly more pricey series set. Also, you've only spent $20 if you watch the first season and don't care for it.
     
  13. Neil Middlemiss

    Neil Middlemiss Premium
    Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2001
    Messages:
    3,241
    Likes Received:
    673
    Real Name:
    Neil Middlemiss
    Spot on, Travis - I have long felt that way!
     

     
  14. AlexF

    AlexF Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2005
    Messages:
    513
    Likes Received:
    3
    Real Name:
    Alex
    The complete series does not include the newer movie ("I Want to Believe") or the "Lone Gunmen" episodes. Otherwise, it includes everything on single-sided discs.
     
  15. Jeff Willis

    Jeff Willis Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2005
    Messages:
    3,387
    Likes Received:
    244
    Location:
    Dallas TX
    All, thanks for the info on the box set!
     

Share This Page