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Raph's Girl
04-20-2017, 07:13 PM
yep...that's right folks. We're getting another season. This time Mulder and Scully are back for 10 eps! Filming starts this summer for either a fall or winter run.

https://www.yahoo.com/tv/x-files-coming-back-again-231521915.html

ProphetofGanja
04-20-2017, 07:48 PM
The X-Files was pretty great but there were a lot of missteps. The longer it went on the worse it got, I know I don't even have to go into the seasons where Mulder and Scully are just guest-stars. The way that what started out as such a simple story became so convoluted is frustrating, but I guess it's understandable given how many seasons the show ended up doing.

I'll give another season a shot, but I'm totally going to skip any episodes that tie-into the overarching plot. Just give me a monster-of-the-week and I'm happy.

Andrew NDB
04-20-2017, 09:48 PM
The X-Files was pretty great but there were a lot of missteps. The longer it went on the worse it got, I know I don't even have to go into the seasons where Mulder and Scully are just guest-stars.

There was only one season where they were guest-stars... season 9. Mulder left at end of 7, end Scully was a main through all of 8.

The way that what started out as such a simple story became so convoluted is frustrating, but I guess it's understandable given how many seasons the show ended up doing.

I think it's sort of the Lost thing where they really didn't have a full plan to start with and sort of just kept making it up as they went.

I'll give another season a shot, but I'm totally going to skip any episodes that tie-into the overarching plot. Just give me a monster-of-the-week and I'm happy.

I'm sure it'll structurally be like the 6 episode season 10. First and last episode are about the alien conspiracy plot, the rest are all monster-of-the-week type stuff.

sdp
04-20-2017, 11:28 PM
I marathoned X-Files before season 10 came out and it does indeed start getting worse, at least the mythology episodes, they kept making stuff up as they went and not cool stuff. The show had already jumped the shark way before the new agents showed up or Mulder left. It's a shame too since so much could've been done with the concept, hell I was surprised you actually see the flippin aliens in the first episode.

I still love the show with all its faults and while I haven't seen season 10 I want more X-Files. It's really something hard to remake, it came out at the right time. I would still love if they made a new series with Mulder and Scully passing the torch as was speculated when we first heard rumors for season 10.

Smoking man rocks.

Andrew NDB
04-20-2017, 11:56 PM
You know what's highly underrated? The Lone Gunmen TV show that lasted 1 season. Really good.

ProactiveMan
04-21-2017, 12:46 AM
You know what's highly underrated? The Lone Gunmen TV show that lasted 1 season. Really good.

Yeah, I really like that show. It had a different vibe to it, but it still had a bit of an edge, and it was well written. I was disappointed when they whacked those guys in the final season of the X-Files.

I marathoned X-Files before season 10 came out and it does indeed start getting worse,

I'm watching them all now. It does get worse, but I was surprised at how long it took to get good. Most of season 1 is pretty wonky.

Shark_Blade
04-21-2017, 01:13 AM
I think some episodes are good in Season 10 but mostly it was indeed lackluster and non-intriguing. Which is a pity because I really enjoy their early stuff.

For Season 11 they just need new modern writers (maybe someone from Riverdale or 13 Reasons Why, those are good).

Andrew NDB
04-21-2017, 01:36 AM
Yeah, I really like that show. It had a different vibe to it, but it still had a bit of an edge, and it was well written. I was disappointed when they whacked those guys in the final season of the X-Files.

Sure sounds like they're back in Season 11. If the CSM can come back to life after being reduced to a skeleton on-screen, anybody can.

Krutch
04-21-2017, 06:49 AM
Makes me wonder if in 2030 we'll see another season of Supernatural.

...assuming it's wrapped by then in the first place.

The Deadman
10-09-2017, 09:17 AM
Gillian Anderson Says She’s Done with “The X-Files”, FOX Responds…
http://bloody-disgusting.com/tv/3463626/gillian-anderson-says-shes-done-x-files-fox-responds/

newfan
10-09-2017, 10:24 AM
I get sky shield pop up when I open that, maybe she didn't enjoy making these 10. Still, I'm looking forward to them. Trailer is up on twitter.

Spike Spiegel
10-09-2017, 04:15 PM
I started watching this on Netflix during college and stopped at some point in the sixth season...

Wasn't Carter's initial plan to just transition to a series of films after season 5?

ZariusTwo
12-31-2017, 06:23 PM
Gillian's departure now confirmed

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-x-files/news/a846403/gillian-anderson-quits-the-x-files/

CyberCubed
12-31-2017, 06:35 PM
Did X-files really need to go on forever? Old shows like this are usually never revived with old cast members. The fans should be glad they came back at all.

Shark_Blade
01-01-2018, 01:16 AM
Already knew this. It's good she came back at all to wrap up things nicely. :)

Sumac
01-01-2018, 02:35 AM
Wrap?
With the last cliffhanger I am not really sure how they gonna "wrap" this mess. Or if that is possible at all.

Andrew NDB
01-01-2018, 03:06 AM
Gillian's departure now confirmed

http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/the-x-files/news/a846403/gillian-anderson-quits-the-x-files/

Weird... the latest season was hardly a goodbye, and she wasn't talking about the last one like it was her last.

Already knew this. It's good she came back at all to wrap up things nicely. :)

There is no indication at all this season will be positioned as a "wrap-up" at all. It'll probably even end on another cliffhanger.

newfan
01-01-2018, 03:13 AM
She seemed very enthusiastic about the last series, still I didn't think we would get more after this season, still glad to be getting more. I gotta check when it's airing here.

sdp
01-01-2018, 10:18 AM
To be fair X Files lore was a mess since what? season 5 maybe?

We've already had the series end with a Cliffhanger twice before without hope for a wrap-up so this will be no different. We can at least enjoy more episodes of this mess of a. Continuity and return to the status quo of no satisfying ending which was really impossible anyhow.

newfan
01-01-2018, 10:59 AM
I watched through to the end, I didn't like that Mulder left but stuck with it. I remember watching in disbelief when they killed off the Lone Gunmen.

Andrew NDB
01-04-2018, 02:10 AM
Wow, this season premiere was really horrible. I guess the last season is like... retconned entirely away? Or something?

So many boring car chases and people talking in circles.

Sumac
01-04-2018, 02:12 AM
people talking in circles.
Sounds like X-Files. :tcry:

Raph's Girl
01-04-2018, 05:30 PM
Wow, this season premiere was really horrible. I guess the last season is like... retconned entirely away? Or something?


From my understanding this has something to do with the multi-verse coming into play. Seriously. That's what the trailers indicated... :ohwell: That's why it's so bloody confusing. And now William has psychic powers?

I loved it when Skinner was like "Look! It's morse code!" *lol* And that doctor was like "I've seen some weird *(&%(* man working at this hospital...." :lol:

Sumac
01-05-2018, 01:55 AM
Actually after watching this episode myself I must say it was not that bad.
Certainly better than mythology episodes from past season. Though weird camera work and editing were in abundance.
Story doesn't make much sense, but what do you want from something that was running for more than a decade.

ProphetofGanja
01-09-2018, 05:04 PM
Finally caught up on the first episode of Season 11. It definitely helps if you watch the last episode of Season 10 immediately before. Some moments of the show felt like a parody of itself but all in all I found it pretty enjoyable, but then again I'm an X-Files slut. This (https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/vbyzeb/watching-x-files-stoned) pretty much sums up my philosophy regarding the show, so I'm not overly critical of it.

I do think that if some episodes of the series were erased from continuity the overarching alien/not-alien conspiracy plot would work a little better, but I'd have to do a complete rewatch to figure out which.

Teaser for S11E2, premiering tomorrow

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Andrew NDB
01-11-2018, 01:32 PM
Gillian Anderson confirms she's really, really done with X-Files after this.

https://www.cosmicbooknews.com/gillian-anderson-confirms-shes-done-x-files

I almost wonder if something happened on the set?

Andrew NDB
01-12-2018, 10:48 AM
Saw latest episode. Apparently Trump colluding with Russia, to a point where Trump is actively employing private Russian security outfits to go and attack people is canon in the X-Files.

I did like that there is tensions between the FBI and the White House... that, I buy.

Hamato Yoshi
01-14-2018, 10:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kMr3I63BZFA

Long time ago.......

Andrew NDB
01-19-2018, 10:39 AM
OK, this week's episode was actually really, really good. I loved it. It's the kind of episode I would've loved last season. Or any season.

Hilarious.

Sumac
01-19-2018, 01:28 PM
This was a very weird episode.
I like it, kind of, but it felt like agents were just there and events had happened beside from them.

newfan
02-05-2018, 04:13 PM
Only just started here ..least we got it. Yeah that ending, what a shame.
Glad to see it back though, wish we could have a whole proper season but at least there was something

Sumac
02-05-2018, 06:44 PM
Last few episodes after the second one, were very good.
Unexpected level of quality after the past season.

Shark_Blade
02-05-2018, 08:43 PM
I'm gonna miss Scully. :cry: It won't be X-Files without her. #imwithher

Andrew NDB
02-11-2018, 12:16 AM
Latest episode is rubbish. Chemtrails? That's being legitimized in the X-Files world now, right along with Trump's Russian strike forces? Ugh.

I also thought for sure this would be the first episode to feature a monster. Not so. Another fakeout on that front, like the last episode. We're already over halfway done with the season (which is very likely the last time we'll ever see any more X-Files of any kind), c'mon, folks.