I never thought the day would come, but I'm actually asking a studio to release a "Best Of" collection of a television show. Read on to find out why... I'm a huge fan of The X-Files. I started watching the show in the fourth season, and I watched it religiously. I bought every episode that was released on VHS, and I taped reruns of the rest. Once the DVD boxsets started coming, I gathered every cent I had to buy all the great episodes of the television series. I realized this was my chance to own every episode of one of television's best dramas. But something unexpected happened. While many critics noted a decline in quality started in the sixth season, it still had a storyline that engaged viewers every week. But that all changed in the eighth season. David Duchovny left after the seventh season, and suddenly the once-unbeatable drama began to lose its focus. The introduction of new characters and a mythology that suddenly changed its direction every month showed that even great shows eventually decline. The decline in quality is clearly visible by the dramatic decline in viewership during the shows last two seasons. This is not to say, however, that those seasons were completely without merit. The relationship between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully finally became a romantic one, and the two hour finale finally answered some of the series most intriguing questions. So what is my point, you ask? I would ask Fox to release a "Best Of" collection for the 8th and 9th seasons. I can see them perhaps each including 8 episodes and the same bonus features as the complete seasons. They could be 3-disc sets, with an SRP hopefully about 1/3 to 1/2 of the complete seasons. The episodes could be chosen by either an online vote or Chris Carter could simply select those episodes which he felt conveyed the essence of those seasons. Box sets such as these would benefit both Fox and the consumers: From discussions with many other X-Files fans, I'm willing to bet there will be major drop-offs in sales numbers for the last 2 seasons. Therefore, Fox has the oppurtunity to still capture revenue from the majority of the buyers of the earlier seasons. The fans would then be able to own the last few episodes of this series without having to pay for episodes that truly failed to live up to their expectations. It also allows them to have the full story of the series without the distractions provided by those last two seasons. As stated above, I believe this concept would GREATLY benefit both Fox and fans, and I hope that it is strongly considered by Fox. And for all those fans out there that agree, I'd ask you to sign this petition. This is obviously not a sign that "Best Of" sets are always preferred normally, but this seems to present extraordinary circumstances for an extraordinary show.