Quote:Inept is a good word. Neither Mulder or Scully ever really seemed to learn anything. I think what would have been clever on Scully's part would have been to turn in a fake bee. Allow it to go missing, reveal the real bee (and I'm sure there are ways to maintain the chain of custody where evidence is concerned) and expose the huge security hole in the FBI. And darn it, Mulder should have known better by that point. It just frustrates me that the smartest guy in the room could be written as being so stupid.
Quote:And it would have been interesting to see the show change the world, my friend Dave often said the same should have been done with Stargate SG1. You have this capability to visit alien worlds with untold resources to exploit, the potential for colonization, and it's still kept secret? Look at the alien technology discovered and deciphered, and yet none of it is used to alter society?
I think it's a little unfair to call them inept. The conspiracy the Cigarette Smoking Man was a part of routinely stymied them and their bosses at the FBI were complicit.
Mulder and Scully never won because the game was rigged not because they were particularly inept. They often got the evidence only for it to be destroyed later and they routinely had their loved ones murdered or kidnapped.
I guess if Mulder and Scully had been active a few years later they could have benefited from smart phones and been able to prove some of their cases.
I don't deny that certain members of the FBI were suborned by the conspiracy. What frustrates me so much is how little effort was made to expose those links or to look for allies higher up. Instead when season six starts Mulder and Scully to me look like fools for believing standard operation procedure would be enough to win the day.
And when it comes to physical evidence there was more than just the bee. Remember that huge space ship that flew away at the end of the movie? It left behind a massive hole. Did no one notice the giant hole in the arctic ice? The unnaturally circular hole? This is why I hated season three so much; they created this huge splash with the movie, ended on a high note, and then Fox and Chris Carter kicked me in the crotch with the first episode of season six.