X Files is coming back. Poll

Discussion in 'books, films, TV, radio & writing' started by DotCommunist, Mar 24, 2015.

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good idea\bad idea

  1. good

    56.8%
  2. bad

    17.6%
  3. it was always shit

    25.7%
  1. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    I loved the original X-Files but, even with my knowledge of the back story, thought it was a bit too full-on crazy for a first episode. I'm willing to forgive it but I can see how someone new to the X-Files world might not take to it.
     
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  2. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Yesterday
     
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  3. juice_terry

    juice_terry Here is a man who would not take it anymore.

    Watched the first 3 episodes already, not too bad tbh
     
  4. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

    :mad:

    Catch up tomorra then!
     
  5. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

    C4? You'll have to excuse me, man flu. Can't see it on catch up yet?
     
  6. Leafster

    Leafster From the FRow

    It's on Channel 5
     
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  7. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

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  8. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    I think there is a repeat this week.
     
  9. Mr.Bishie

    Mr.Bishie Casting his shadow weaving his spell

    Got it on catch up now i'm on the right feckin channel :)
     
  10. chandlerp

    chandlerp Well-Known Member

    I have never seen the X-Files. I've just downloaded the entire lot in full HD and started watching this afternoon. I'm on episode 2 and liking it so far
     
  11. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Just caught up on Episode 4

    Didn't enjoy it as much as the others, felt rushed and with enough concepts for at least 2 or 3 episodes, rather than one.

    The whole Scully subplot was weirdly disjointed and her family dramas just weren't that interesting.

    The main story was so-so, with some excellent touches - the flashlights and 'X' formed by the beams :cool:, some uber-gory violence and a suitably monstrous presence tempered with comedy (the incongruous slaughter soundtracked by Petula Clark :D).

    Overall, meh, but with enough moments to not lose my interest entirely.

    My housemate, on the other hand, fell asleep 2/3 of the way through.
     
  12. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    Man! I envy you! Though not so much if you intend to keep watching after season 3. :hmm:
     
  13. Sea Star

    Sea Star peace and love; peace and love

    I watched Episode 4 last tuesday and can't remember any of it. :facepalm:
     
  14. Michael Hayward

    Michael Hayward Active Member

    No-one talking about Episode 5? I would have expected a major Religious Controversy with it!
     
  15. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Tim Armstrong out of Rancid was in it for some reason. Other than that it all felt a bit meh.

    Episode five was much more interesting, all over the place in terms of tone but the X Files has always done that. It feels like a show that everyone is enjoying making, I hope they keep it going after this short series.
     
  16. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    Have I not reviewed this yet? I felt sure I had. Must've mistakenly submitted my opinion as a review of the vitamin pills I ordered of Amazon last week :facepalm:

    Load of old shite.

    If you're gonna pretend to be series ten, and that the events of nine previous series are cannon, then you can't fucking pick and choose. Why wasn't the world destroyed four years ago? How and why has CGB survived a fourth and (his) most unequivocal death? Shouldn't be surprised, what with CC making it up as he went along, I mean, what become of the second mythology? Contradicted the first, and was written out for the sake of the third - which was at least a logical continuation of the first.

    "You're really close" - sorry, who the fuck are you? Mulder spent series eight onboard a UFO, Scully was repeatedly abducted by aliens and experimented upon (by human scientists) leading to her developing cancer and giving birth to a telekinetic baby. She now seems entirely fine with the whole situation and is infuriated by Mulder's conspiratorial nonsense :confused:

    After all that, I think I would have prefered an actual reboot.
     
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  17. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    Yeah the stuff with Mulder still not being sure about whether there are aliens or not seems a bit silly, considering all the alien-related shit that's happened to him. I don't really have a problem with them just sacking off the later bits of the old mythology though, as the show had grown really boring by that point and I don't really remember what was going on anyway. The mythology has always been a muddled, contradictory mess.

    TBH I was worried they were going to spend this whole series painstakingly trying to unpick and reconcile all the stuff from the previous nine series, which would have been doomed to fail and wouldn't have been any fun to watch anyway.
     
  18. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    just made me fancy some shrooms tbh
     
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  19. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    2nd ep was good...
     
  20. mentalchik

    mentalchik "Time doth flit, oh shit"

    I'm cautiously liking it so far......
     
  21. krtek a houby

    krtek a houby how's it going to end?

    Much better than expected. Ep 2 especially.
     
  22. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank We kill the flame

    They don't actually have that effect. You don't have prophetic visions or see things that aren't there. Stuff just looks a bit weird for a while, things that aren't moving look like they might be moving and at some point you will probably start to laugh uncontrollably.

    They have the best comedown of any drug though. You just feel a bit daft and a bit happy the next day, and the world looks slightly prettier than usual.
     
  23. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Sorry, but 'comedy' x-files episodes are shit.
     
  24. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Apart from the awful trans stuff, I really liked that episode. Good fun. x-files ringtone, lol.
     
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  25. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    it's as shit as it's always been. i'm loving it.
     
  26. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I managed to see some spoilers from the final episode that aired in the US last night.

    Crikey.
     
  27. mentalchik

    mentalchik "Time doth flit, oh shit"


    and....cough.....himself in some red pants
     
  28. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    :oops:
     
  29. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    I can always count on mentalchik to have the right priorities when it comes to the x-files.
     
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  30. Michael Hayward

    Michael Hayward Active Member

    Was that really the end? Is there another part next week (or tomorrow/today) I don't see?!?!

    Sorry, I'm a day behind on episodes than the Americans - Just watched Episode 6 a day late!
     

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