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Mr E Nigma
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Any X files fans here? I got the whole series off of EBAY on dvd last year....I think I might go through an X Files phase for the next few weeks.

What are some good episodes to watch?

5/22/2006 11:25:13 AM

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I like the one where something strange is going on, but Scully is doubtful of Mulder's explanations.

5/22/2006 11:26:27 AM

Mr E Nigma
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Haha...i think i've seen that one...

5/22/2006 11:28:51 AM

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the only one i have ever seen is the one about the Baseball player

where he says all the good ones were aliens

5/22/2006 11:32:41 AM

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I watch that shit err times it comes on TNT when the the NBA is over from like 2-6 am

I hate the ones where T-1000 is in it instead of Mulder

5/22/2006 1:04:41 PM

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Personal Favorites:

Squeeze/Tooms (Season 1)
Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (Season 3)
Memento Mori (Season 4)
Pusher (Season 3)

The following are funny episodes that are fun to watch:
Bad Blood (Season 5)
Small Potatoes (Season 4)

Season 3 probably has the greatest concentration of really good episodes (followed closely by 4).


PS My user name is from an X-files episode (yes I'm a huge dork )

[Edited on May 22, 2006 at 1:21 PM. Reason : ps]

5/22/2006 1:19:32 PM

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My Fav. Episode is Bad Blood (6.12)

Other good ones:
Jose Chung's From Outer Space (3rd Season) guest stars Jesse Ventura and Alex Trebeck (doesn't get better than that, this is often rated the best episode)
X-COPS (Where its shot as if an episode of COPS)
Humbug (Circus Freaks)
The Host is Classic, holds a special place for me as the first episode I saw
Clyde Buckman's Final Repose
Duane Barry, Ascention, One Breath Arc
War of the Copraphages

5/22/2006 1:21:44 PM

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I always like Home (better known as the Peacock's episode) just for the sheer disturbing nature of that episode.

5/22/2006 3:25:08 PM

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I like the one with video game vixen that comes to life, and the one where they are in hollywood

5/22/2006 3:38:57 PM

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The episode Beyond the Sea was set in Raleigh. Not filmed there, but set there.

5/22/2006 3:50:47 PM

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A few that come to mind:

Folie À Deux

Musings Of A Cigarette Smoking Man

Memento Mori

One Breath

Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose

Drive

Field Trip

Triangle

The Truth

5/22/2006 4:09:52 PM

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wasnt there an elephantman episode? if so, then i remember that as being my favorite, ha. i think the whole episode was in black and white too

5/22/2006 4:19:58 PM

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"I hate the ones where T-1000 is in it instead of Mulder"


haha yeah i didnt really like him either

5/22/2006 4:23:13 PM

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"wasnt there an elephantman episode? if so, then i remember that as being my favorite, ha. i think the whole episode was in black and white too"

I think it was called "The Great Mutato" or something close to that, it was late Mulder, one of the last good ones.

[Edited on May 22, 2006 at 4:46 PM. Reason : ...]

5/22/2006 4:46:13 PM

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I'm up to Season 4 now. Gotta order Season 5 online and have it shipped. Love this series. One of the few I will pay money for to watch on DVD...

5/22/2006 8:39:47 PM

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CHUPACABRA

5/22/2006 9:01:40 PM

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Here's another good one: Detour. Can't remember which season it is, either 4 or 5. But that was the one with the invisible boogymen down in a Florida forest. They're near-transparent, except for their eyes that glow red in the dark. One of them was chasing this kid through his house. Seeing that thing appear scared the ever living shit outta me.

5/22/2006 9:02:26 PM

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"The Field Where I Died" From season 4 is my all time favorite episode

5/22/2006 9:51:46 PM

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the great mutato episode is titled The Post-Modern Prometheus from season 5. Detour is also from season 5. i happened to watch both of those episodes tonight haha. i got on an X-Files kick a couple of months ago and started watching the episodes in order. currently on season 5 now.

some episodes that come to mind:

Season 1: Ghost in the Machine, Ice, Space, Darkness Falls

Season 2: Soft Light, Dod Kalm, The Host, Humbug, Sleepless

Season 3: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose, War of the Coprophages, Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space', Quagmire

Season 4: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man, Tempus Fugit, Max, Home, Small Potatoes, Never Again, Unrequited,

5/23/2006 1:46:48 AM

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I never understood all the excitement over Ice, it fine, it just seems like pretty standard sci-fi fare nicely done and all, yet it seems to often be mentioned as a standout episode.

5/23/2006 5:39:29 AM

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If you don't want all the special features, they are now realeasing slim case versions of the season sets (minus the last disc that is all bonus features) for about $45.99 but you can get them on Amazon for $34.99. Oh I think they also might have removed some of the commentary track/deleted scenes on the remaining discs (not sure) but the episodes themselves are the same quality.

That is a damn good deal for all the episodes if you're just a casual fan. I payed the high price for seasons 1-7 but couldn't justify it for 8 and 9 since they weren't as good. But for $35 I'll do it to round out my collection.

5/23/2006 6:52:39 PM

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yeah im working my way up... ive got seasons 1-3 right now.

5/23/2006 7:34:29 PM

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Tunguska an episode from the fourth season are probably my favorite. Arcadia from the sixth season was pretty funny. But I haven't watched these episodes in years.

5/24/2006 12:21:55 AM

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The Simpson's episode with Mulder & Scully was on the other night (where Mr. Burns was mistaken for an alien, with Leonard Nimoy in the episode as well).

Quote :
"Are we alone in the universe? Impossible, when you consider the wonders that exist all around us... voodoo priests of Haiti, the Tibetan numerologists of Appalachia, the unsolved mysteries of Unsolved Mysteries... The truth is out there! "

5/24/2006 1:23:19 AM

Mr E Nigma
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well..that's a bleepin' dead alien if I ever bleepin' saw one.

6/18/2006 10:02:41 PM

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"X-COPS (Where its shot as if an episode of COPS)"

that shit was great.

6/18/2006 10:10:54 PM

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i like x-files. i really like the episode with alex trebeck. i think it highlights how aimless that job would really be.

6/18/2006 10:17:34 PM

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X-Files episodes fall into two basic categories:
1.) Conspiracy/Cover Up/Truth is Out There episodes, which I never really cared for
and
2.) Fucked up random shit, which I much prefer.

Examples of the later include the tapeworm man that hides in portajons(I look every damn time now). I also really like the episode with the three inbred brothers who try to breed with their mother. That was a seriously disturbing episode. I think about it every time I go into an old barn or farmhouse these days.

I stopped watching after the late 90's, but it was at one time the scarriest show on television.

The original episodes were shot in Vancouver, IIRC, giving the show that dark, overcast, greyscale mood. The actors all bitched until filming was moved to bright, sunny California, which kinda ruined the show for me.

6/18/2006 10:36:42 PM

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just finished up season 5 the other day followed by the movie. i really liked these episodes a lot:

Chinga, Unusual Suspects, Detour, Kill Switch, Bad Blood, Travelers, Mind's Eye, Folie a Deux. All Souls had potential but i thought it could have been a lot better.

the dialogue was hilarious in Mind's Eye and that doll in Chinga is still creepy as shit.

in the middle of season six now.

6/18/2006 10:39:55 PM

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6/18/2006 10:47:26 PM

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"I got the whole series off of EBAY on dvd last year"

Do they have Chinese subs? I hear those are the best versions to get

6/18/2006 11:06:40 PM

Mr E Nigma
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^i got the version with chinese letters on the box but the dvds have no subtitles.

6/19/2006 8:14:54 AM

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"The original episodes were shot in Vancouver, IIRC, giving the show that dark, overcast, greyscale mood. The actors all bitched until filming was moved to bright, sunny California, which kinda ruined the show for me.
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I don't think Gillian Anderson (Scully) had anything to do with the moving of the show -- like the awesome ad you posted above (thanks for that, by the way!) infers, I believe it was all Duchovny's (Mulder) influence that got the show moved. So yeah, he's the reason the atmosphere changed for the worse, like you mentioned.

'The X-Files' was my fav show since the later part of season 1, and for me no other show out there can touch it -- it'll always be numero uno for me. I agree with all of the criticisms about it, but as long as Gillian Anderson was there, I watched. God bless that woman; she's an awesome actress.

6/19/2006 12:09:43 PM

Mr E Nigma
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i watched "Pusher" at lunch.

awesome episode.

6/19/2006 1:25:02 PM

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Are the X-files Mythologies dvd boxes pretty much just a collection of episodes from the series' seasons that coincide and are on the same subjects? Such as abductions, etc?

6/19/2006 4:33:55 PM

Mr E Nigma
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yes

i suggest just buying the shit you want off ebay.

6/19/2006 4:50:32 PM

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so did they ever figure it out?

6/19/2006 5:39:40 PM

Mr E Nigma
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yes

6/19/2006 5:46:46 PM

lafta
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great!
im so happy for them!

6/19/2006 6:11:29 PM

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i watched it when i was a kid and one christmas my parents bought me a real script and when i went back to school i told one of my xfiles friends all excited-like. she got one too >.<

[Edited on June 19, 2006 at 10:15 PM. Reason : friends is good]

6/19/2006 10:15:05 PM

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"X-Files episodes fall into two basic categories:
1.) Conspiracy/Cover Up/Truth is Out There episodes, which I never really cared for
and
2.) Fucked up random shit, which I much prefer.
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Haha, exactly. They usually mix it up, like 3 episodes in a row related to "The One Conspiracy (tm)", then 3 "Alabama Swamp Monster" episodes. Again, The One Conspiracy episodes assume you've seen each episode thus far and have taken notes. If I missed an episode or it's been a few months in between seasons, I tended to forget what it was all about.

6/20/2006 10:34:02 AM

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the only episode I remember was one where a guy kept getting struck by lightning, and at the end of the episode he gets struck by lightning again while they play Live's "Lightning Crashes"

dont know why I remember that episode

[Edited on June 20, 2006 at 10:57 AM. Reason : asdf]

6/20/2006 10:56:58 AM

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"I don't think Gillian Anderson (Scully) had anything to do with the moving of the show -- like the awesome ad you posted above (thanks for that, by the way!) infers, I believe it was all Duchovny's (Mulder) influence that got the show moved. So yeah, he's the reason the atmosphere changed for the worse, like you mentioned."


You're right, when Duchovny's wife was expecting their first kid, he wanted to move closer to be with his family. Anderson didn't really get much respect, they pretty much did whatever DD wanted.

And the lightning episode is Season 3 Episode 3 "DPO" (which was the initials of the guy's name played by Giovanni Ribisi), that was a good one.

6/20/2006 11:39:44 AM

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Catching up/refreshing myself on the series ahead of the mini-series coming out in January. Finished season 1 in a week, and watched the first 2 episodes of season 2 last night. LOL @ poop monster!

6/1/2015 11:49:52 AM

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Glad it's on Netflix Instant now.

6/1/2015 12:07:07 PM

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I really should start re-watching this series. Definitely one of my all time favorites.

6/1/2015 12:20:43 PM

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6/9/2015 11:12:51 AM

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"I got the whole series off of EBAY on dvd last year....I think I might go through an X Files phase for the next few weeks. "

2006!

6/9/2015 11:21:27 AM

JP
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I'm well into Season 2 now, with the last 2 episodes left. Binge watching this can be tough with 200+ episodes, haha

6/9/2015 11:55:40 AM

JP
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About to finish Season 7. When should I start watching the Lone Gunmen series? Concurrently? Between seasons?

9/21/2015 2:19:24 PM

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