X-Files is Cancelled

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  1. David Lambert

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    This might get moved to the TV section, but from my point of view this is software-related. We now know how many season box-sets of X-Files will ultimately be available to collect.
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    Read the CNN article where Chris Carter states that this season will be the last.
    It's okay. It just hasn't been the same. Thanks all, for a good run...and we'll look forward to Fight The Future's sequel that Duchovny and Anderson have signed up for.
     
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    I've always loved "The X-Files", but it's time. 9 years is a great run for any drama.

    To keep this on a Software note...

    Seasons 5 and on have only 20 - 22 episodes apiece. This means 6 discs instead of 7, and hopefully a bit if a price reduction...
     
  3. Mark Pfeiffer

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    As much as I've followed the show through the years, I can't say that this surprises or disappoints me. I still watch it, but its lost the luster it had. That should mean no conflicts next season over watching it or Alias.
     
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    Some comments:

     
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  6. David Lambert

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    Chauncey_G Second Unit

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    IMO-

    Can't say that I'm all that surprised, though I think it's a shame. To echo an earlier post, I think they could have done quite a bit with the new characters if they had given Duchovney/Mulder a clean break instead of weighting down their conspiracy story lines with Mulder-mania. I think it's unfair to the new actors and the characters that they're playing to burden them with this imposed crutch. If they'd just let Mulder go, I think the writing and plot lines would have been much cleaner and stronger.

    I'm not coming down on those that think if there is no Mulder, there is no X-Files. I just think that a show has to evolve if it's to keep itself in the running, and I think that changing up the main characters might have been the way to do that. Instead of doing that, though, they tried to keep it mired in an absent character thus insuring they would alienate any new viewers that hadn't tuned in before.
     
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    I think it was 2 fold. Ok they may have had bad writing over the last couple of years but it wasn't 'funny' anymore.

    Mulder had a sense of humour about him which made his character human. Scully feed off that. The interaction was awesome. I remember when I first watched the show they were so cardboard and stiff but it was great! That was their FBI characters. Now everything (characters,stories) are serious and BIG! What about stories like the liver boy. The guy that ate livers and slept for years. It was great. Not everything was a conspiracy.

    They should have pulled a Star Trek a coulpe of years ago.

    End the series and just out out good movies every 2 years.

    It is easier to write a good 120 minute movie script every 2 years then 40-44 1 hour scripts in 2 years.

    That said, when the show was good it was the best on TV!

    Next in line is Law and Order. It stinks this year!
     
  9. David Oliver

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    I have been watching the show avidly since it's incepetion. So when this season started I told myself I would keep watching. But I haven't really. it just doesn't have the immeidacy it used. The X-Files used to be a show I simply could not stand to miss. Now, although I find it somewhat entertaining, I just don't feel that I have to watch it. I used to be invested inthe show, and now that isn't there anymore.
     
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    1) Thank god!

    2) The writing went downhill 3 years ago.

    3) This is just Carter doing spin control. The show is not going out on top and he knows it.
     
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    I feel alittle ashamed of admitting this, but the first thing I thought of when I read the topic was: "finally". The last time X-Files was watchable was 4 years ago, since then, it's been nothing but boring.
     
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    I used to faithfully watch the show every Sunday night, I even like the new characters. What I hate is the God-aweful writing, that more than anything is what sunk this show. [​IMG]
    Oh well on to Alias!![​IMG]
     
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    Fox though has really got to be shaking over it though. Being the fact that even though the last few years have been lackluster, it has always been a decent if not huge draw. That is revenue that is going to be hard to replace.
     
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    I hope David Dochovny movie career continues to deliver movie bombs so then no one will hire him for movies. And then he won't have X-FILES to come back to since it's because of him that the show is being cancelled. Remember if you love a t.v. show and it's star decides to make movies don't go see it because if the movie becomes a hit the star will leave the show.[​IMG]
     
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    It's funny, this is the first season I've actually watched X-Files regularly on TV. Must be the influence of getting the DVD boxsets and getting into the first few seasons in a big way. It would be nice to have Mulder back for the sendoff, but I somehow doubt it's in Carter to wrap thing up with a bow.

    Kind of the opposite of what happened with The Simpsons, where it seems I've only ever seen shows from the first season, even though I've seen them over quite a few years.
     
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    Here's hoping they finish off strong !!! Since the second feature movie is said to be independent of the current TV show plotline(s), hopefully Duchovny will appear at the end of the season and tie up everything. [​IMG]
    Thos.
     
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  20. bill lopez

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    I hope the stars from CROSSING JORDAN, SCRUBS,SOPRANOS don't have any hit movies anytime soon or they'll be leaving their shows.
     

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