Dave Galanter
December 1st 1969 - December 12th 2020
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Subj: Re: X-Files?
Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 03:45:06 pm CDT (Viewed 7 times)
Reply Subj: X-Files?
Posted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 at 02:36:05 pm CDT (Viewed 73 times)



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    We haven't had an X-Files thread yet, so I figure we're due!



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    Did you watch it? Were you addicted to it? Did you like the 1998 film? Do you feel the mythology made sense? Did you like Mulder and Scully as a romantic couple or would you have preferred they stayed Platonic? Do you think the Smoking Man was well handled as a concept? What bugged you about the series?


I liked the show until like the start of the 7th season or so. I have all of the DVDs but I've never sat down and watched every episode. I've seen most of the first 6 or 7 seasons but I don't know if I have it in me to watch seasons 8 and 9.

To me the mythology didn't make sense in the end but I don't know that I got that in the early seasons. In the early seasons you thought they really had a plan but the show kept getting renewed and stuff never got resolved or it got resolved but it just seemed inconsistent with the earlier setup. A lot of the first 6 season or so episodes were written VERY well IMO.


This monologue by Scully about life on earth is oddly enough my favorite moment in the entire series even if it didn't involve the characters...

"From Space, it seems an abstraction - a magician's trick on a darkened stage. And from this distance one might never imagine that it is alive. It first appeared in the sea almost four billion years ago in the form of single-celled life. In an explosion of life spanning millions of years, nature's first multicellular organisms began to multiply... and then it stopped. 440 million years ago, a great mass extinction would kill off nearly every species on the planet leaving the vast oceans decimated and empty. Slowly, plants began to evolve, then insects, only to be wiped out in the second great mass extinction upon the Earth. The cycle repeated again and again. Reptiles emerging, independent of the sea only to be killed off. Then dinosaurs, struggling to life along with the first birds, fish, and flowering plants - their decimations Earth's fourth and fifth great extinctions. Only 100,000 years ago, Homo Sapiens appear - man. From cave paintings to the bible to Columbus and Apollo 11, we have been a tireless force upon the earth and off cataloging the natural world as it unfolds to us. Rising to a world population of over five billion people all descended from that original single cell, that first spark of life. But for all our knowledge, what no one can say for certain, is what or who ignited that original spark. Is there a plan, a purpose or a reason to our existence? Will we pass, as those before us, into oblivion, into the sixth extinction that scientists warn is already in progress? "

They used to have the video of this scene on Youtube but I think they took it down.



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