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. pesh

    pesh Well-Known Member

    That was nuts... They'd better get recommissioned for another series :D
     
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  2. Nine Bob Note

    Nine Bob Note Straight for Servalan

    I enjoyed episode two. I watched it as though it existed in a bubble, and had no bearing on events already established. Still made zero sense, but I liked the young actors' performances.

    Don't want references to William (as the child of Scully AND Mulder), though. Mulder and Scully did not have sex. They've never been 'into' each other. Don't care where series nine went. Hell, I don't even want to hear them address each other by their forenames, FFS!
     
  3. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    That's yer lot for this series. Rumblings are that Fox, Carter, Duchovny and Anderson are all up for making more episodes, and that last one was clearly designed to create an outcry for more from fans.

    Some scientific grumbles about episode 6:

    -Microwave radiation is non-ionising and cannot be used to trigger changes in the chemical structure of DNA.

    -Agent Einstein claimed that you cannot deactivate immune functions by adding something to the genome, only by taking something away. I can think of several ways this could be achieved. A gene encoding a protein which binds to and inactivates immunoglobulin would be a good one, or an inhibitor for any one of the proteins involved in the complement cascade. The human genome already has plenty of genes coding for immune inhibitors, a mere alteration to the promoter sequence for the gene encoding C1 esterase would probably be enough to scupper the whole complement system.

    -Live vaccines are attenuated, so they shouldn't be able to cause full blown disease symptoms even in immunocompromised patients.

    -Einstein told Scully to centrifuge the alien DNA she'd isolated via gel electrophoresis, when in reality they'd have had to centrifuge the original sample before electrophoresis.

    -Scully told Einstein to amplify the alien DNA via PCR using primers taken from the sample itself. This wouldn't work. You'd need to use primers corresponding to sequences either side of the DNA you wanted to amplify.

    -Even once they had the DNA they needed, they'd have needed to use a vector to get it into the cells of patients. Presumably this would have to be a vector which targeted the precursor cells of the immune system found in the bone marrow, although that would depend on the exact mechanism by which the 'spartan virus' fucks up the immune system. But there was no mention of a vector, it looked more like Scully was just running around with a bag of DNA to pump straight into people. This stands about as much chance of working as trying to program a computer by emptying a bucket of floppy discs over it.

    -Vaccines don't alter your DNA. A virus or virus-like vector packaged in with the smallpox vaccine could, theoretically, but probably not in a targetted way. The vector would therefore cause random knockout mutations, leading to a marked increase in cancers amongst other things. I know of no association between smallpox vaccination and an increased incidence of cancer.

    -Scully apparently has 'extra nucleotides'. Human DNA contains only four types of nucleotide, if she did have extra ones her cells wouldn't know what to do with them. Most likely the introduction of any foreign nucleotides would lead to apoptosis, programmed cell death, and if these nucleotides had been introduced to all Scully's somatic and germline cells then that would mean a very dead Scully.

    ...and don't get me started on the 'zero point energy' from episode one :facepalm:
     
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  4. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    Duchovny has tweeted a picture saying 'the truth is on hiatus' and Carter has said this won't be the last series.

    I know precious little about how it ended (I'm watching on UK telly each week, just happened to see a spoiler for Ep 6) but I can't imagine how they're going to deal with the next series.
     
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  5. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    That was incoherent and rushed as fuck, they should have sacrificed the episode before for a 2-part finale.

    Or made 5 episodes with the Were - Monster, it would have been better than that giant cock tease.
     
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  6. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Basically it's the same old X-Files. The mythology episodes are as frustrating as they have been since at least season 4, while the monster of the week ones are mostly self contained mini-movies which have a far higher chance of being fun.
     
  7. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    the mythos ones can bollocks off then. I bet the writers don't even know what The Truth is. Silicon brain slugs and cold war brain experiments gone wrong pls. Not the alienz.
     
  8. Reno

    Reno The In Kraut

    Chris Carter, the creator of The X-Files, insists on continuing the mythology episodes and he's the one who writes them. So as long as there are The X-Files, there will be those. And no, of course he never had a clue where this is going. That has been clear since at least season 4 or 5. But fans talk about the show like the mythology is what matters most about it and like the stand-alones don even exist, when the "monster of the week" ones always have been the strongest episodes. So you can't blame the show to continue with them, especially in a TV age where heavy serialisation has become hugely popular.
     
  9. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    It's very obvious that the 3 weakest episodes of the mini-season were all Chris Carter.
     
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  10. Sea Star

    Sea Star this is not a tagline

    I saw #6 last night. It was, for me, by far the best of the 6 episodes. Want more! Want more! :hmm:
     
  11. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Give me more ep 1s (mythology) over more ep 3s (spoofs) anyday. The thing is The X Files can be funny burying a few humorous lines within an otherwise serious episode, but I find the spoof episodes clumsy and annoying.
     
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  12. bi0boy

    bi0boy Power User

    What a load of cobblers
     
  13. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    I'll talk about it now: it was shit. It started intriguingly, before going on to trivialise one of the great problems of our age, then moving through a cringe-worthy drug sequence to a silly spiritual/philosophical ending.
     
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  14. Vintage Paw

    Vintage Paw dead stare and computer glare

    What an absolute fucking utterly shite episode.
     
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  15. spartacus mills

    spartacus mills let's wee on each other

    What an absolute fucking utterly shite series more like.
     
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  16. TheHoodedClaw

    TheHoodedClaw acknowledging ur soup leg

    Yup, so much Chris Carter going "Will this do?". Gah. Should have known better.
     
  17. S☼I

    S☼I I don't want your poxy mint

    Watched last Monday's last night. Fucking rubbish. We've already had the comedy quota for the series and I'm pretty sure that episode with that subject matter wasn't the place for any more.
    Plus the last five minutes were among the most hackneyed, trite, hand-wringing liberal why-can't-we-all-just-get-along bollocks I've ever seen, TV or film. Cringey as all fuck.
     
  18. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Okay-ish last episode - silly, but like it wanted to kick up a gear into a different sort of show. Except it won't.

    An X-Files/V mash-up would be entertaining.
     
  19. jannerboyuk

    jannerboyuk ...just kids gone wild.

    Agent Einstein is such an annoying whiney character I stopped watching, just couldn't take it. Frigging awful
     
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  20. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    I loved her in 6 Feet Under and gave her leeway based on that, but it was so forced.

    The "young Mulder" was far worse, basically cardboard.
     
  21. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    Having someone called Einstein was cringe-worthy even in a joke episode... Fuck knows why they kept the two 'younger versions' on beyond that.
     
  22. CNT36

    CNT36 Not carbon nano tubes

    At least we got that appearance from Reyes everyone was begging for.
     
  23. The Octagon

    The Octagon Stop...Hammertime

    Lol, as a turncoat coward at CSM's beck and call.

    Great stuff :D
     
  24. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    It's back.

    Carrying on from where Season 10 left off, but with in being almost 2 years since that episode, it was kinda hard to remember what was going on.

    Not sure when it's on over here, so streamers/torrenters use the spoiler tag if need be.
     
  25. Johnny Vodka

    Johnny Vodka The Abominable Scotsman

    That last comeback season was utter shit. I won't be watching any more. The quality of TV has moved on since X-Files in the 90s!
     
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  26. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    yeah they spent all the my nostalgia credits last season and it was still poor.
     
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  27. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    It doesn't have a release date here and I don't torrent stuff :( Does anyone know of a torrent site that actually works at the moment? I'd pay to watch it legally but it's not available anywhere, stupid bloody TV distributors.
     
  28. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist specter haunting

    X Files Torrent Magnet Download (1,002 Results) - TorrentQuest
     
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  29. scifisam

    scifisam feck! arse! girls! drink!

    TY! I hate torrenting :(
     
  30. SpookyFrank

    SpookyFrank Ridin' a Stutz Bearcat, Jim

    Latest episode is the worst thing I've seen in a long while.
     

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