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  1. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    Yes - and Reyes appeared in the season 11 premiere episode.
     
  2. James_H

    James_H And I like to roam the land

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    I noticed! What I mean, weren't there episodes towards the end which were Mulder and Scully free?
     
  3. Min Bannister

    Min Bannister Justified & Ancient

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    I think the whole of series 9 was like that and it was dreadful. They even had an episode called Jumping the Shark.
     
  4. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Scully was always about, if only for a couple of scenes in a particular episode. It was David Duchovny who left the show.
     
  5. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Wasn't that the episode where they killed off The Lone Gunmen? Then brought them back somehow in the comeback season?
     
  6. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    They had their own show briefly. I want it back.
     
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  7. JamesWhitehead

    JamesWhitehead Piffle Prospector

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    So many spoilers . . . said the on-off fan, who recently made it to the end of Series Three.

    That took over twenty years!

    I guess I'm not exactly a hardcore fanboy. :omr:
     
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  8. Min Bannister

    Min Bannister Justified & Ancient

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    I just want to point out I deliberately left that detail out of my post even though it is the reason I remember that episode!

    Yes. Outrageous. I am still quite angry about it even though it is only a TV show! It was like a big F U from the producers to the fans.

    They didn't bring them back to life or anything in the comeback but I don't think I would actually have minded too much if TLG had woken up in the shower and found series 9 was all a dream..
     
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  9. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    It was intended as a wrap up to the cancelled Lone Gunmen show much as the Millennium crossover with Lance Henriksen had been - but the Millennium episode didn't kill off Frank Black (though it did see him uncharacteristically battling zombies).

    Such a strange decision, they were fan favourite characters, were we supposed to cry or something?
     
  10. Min Bannister

    Min Bannister Justified & Ancient

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    I think we were just meant to stop watching so they didn't have to think about how to end it. At least that's the way the evidence points. :rolleyes:
     
  11. Jim

    Jim Abominable Snowman

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    All this political intrigue, incomprehensible doomsday scenarios and multiple plot tomfoolery, bah. Hard to follow and to much like a cheap action flick. 1st episode of the new season was a bitter disappointment.
    Lets get back on track with a good old monster, beasty or supernatural-paranormal phenomena. Personal favorites: the sewer-mutant, the Peacock family "home", the bug-man hiding in plain sight, the lake monster, etc..
     
  12. Shadowsot

    Shadowsot Ephemeral Spectre

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    That new episode had me remembering why I stopped watching it.
    I keep hearing "What a tweest!" in my head.
     
  13. James_H

    James_H And I like to roam the land

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    Xanatic* Justified & Ancient

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    I thought Jumping The Shark was a good send-off for the Gunmen. It showed they weren't just forgotten and got the chance to go out like heroes.

    This newest season has me baffled though.
     
  15. joeosker

    joeosker Junior Acolyte

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    The episode with the man/lizard freaked me out ,good twist on the man turns into Wolf/Bat/Were Rabitt, tale;)
     
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  16. sherbetbizarre

    sherbetbizarre Special Branch

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    Channel 5 are showing quick cryptic ads for the X-files, seems to tease a date... mid Feb?
     
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    sherbetbizarre Special Branch

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    jimv1 Analogue Boy

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    Just watched the opener on Channel 5.

    Spoiler.....













    It is a series of still images projected in such a way as to replicate the illusion of movement. Accompanied by a script and narrative equally illusory in terms of narrative and plot.
    Conspiracy Theories are cannon-fired out by the actors in a ‘Me Next’ style of tripping over their lines.
    Can’t say I’m engrossed thus far.
     
  19. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    I watched the first episode.
    Meh.
     
  20. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Can't believe they used the Bobby Ewing Shower Gambit, what a cop out. Hit the reset button, why don't you? Still, Smoking Man is good fun as a hissable villain. It is has been disappearing up its own conspiracy theory fundament since the first time around, though.
     
  21. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    You'll have to hold out until the fourth installment to get a classic one-shot all-in-one episode. In the mean time, there's a lot of contextual bulldozing - enough to make one suspect they've decided to execute a tectonic re-direction in this 11th season.
     
  22. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Do you know how many episodes we get this season? Is it another short one?
     
  23. EnolaGaia

    EnolaGaia I knew the job was dangerous when I took it ...

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    The original plan was for 10 episodes, and I haven't seen anything to contradict that prospect ...
     
  24. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    OK, a few more than last time, and plenty of room to improve.
     
  25. GNC

    GNC King-Sized Canary

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    Enjoyed Ep2 more, nice rapport between M&S, sort of brought back the Lone Gunmen in a way that didn't feel like a total cheat. Barbara Hershey seems to be a substitute for John Neville.
     
  26. jimv1

    jimv1 Analogue Boy

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    You actually managed to stay awake through it?
     
  27. Min Bannister

    Min Bannister Justified & Ancient

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    Me too, it was much better than the rather inauspicious start which seemed to combine all the worst excesses of vanishing up its own arse. :embryo:
     
  28. GNC

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    It's Stranger Things that makes me doze... it's a wonder I'm able to follow it.
     
  29. GNC

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    Ah, a standalone episode at last, and not bad for a Carter-penned one. The same actress was playing both siblings, am I right? Scully worried about getting old... foreshadowing her exit? Gillian Anderson says she's done after this season.
     
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  30. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    It was not a bad episode.
     

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