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    X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  Paeter on January 20th 2016, 4:56 pm

    Anyone watch this? I considered watching to review it, but I'm not an X-Files fan and I'm pretty confident I would only add another "it was okay" opinion to the multiple reviews out there apparently already saying as much.


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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  mikel.withers on January 20th 2016, 5:43 pm

    I certainly plan on it. I was a really big XFiles fan, and the idea of bringing them back (in a controlled setting) is awesome.

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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  AdamCollings on January 20th 2016, 8:16 pm

    Never watched it in the 90s but my wife got me into it and have watched a lot on DVD.

    I'll be keen to see what the show can do in a modern TV environment, although as usual not sure when I will get an oppotunity to see it.

    As one of the earliest shows to do ongoing plot arcs, it has a great opportunity now to do a concentrated 13 episode arc in the day when that is common.

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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  mikel.withers on January 21st 2016, 9:33 am

    I thought it was a six-episode arc. That's about 3 hours of actual show time, which is a long movie. I think that is good because they'll be forced into focus rather than rambling.

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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  Paeter on January 25th 2016, 11:29 am

    From what I have heard only the first and last eps are part of a connected story and all eps in between are stand alone. Which seems insane in today's TV world. Can anyone confirm this? Anyone watching it yet?


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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  mindspike on January 25th 2016, 2:43 pm

    bounce bounce bounce
    X-Files is back! The real X-Files!
    I loved X-Files back in the day, though I thought they strayed from the core when Duchovny left the show.
    The first episode dropped, and I think it's been successfully modernized.

    Mulder narrates the show as if it is a modern documentary. It shows the stylistic influence of modern documentary filmmaking, and concentrates on evoking a gut-level response rather than informative persuasion. It's a good look that significantly changes the pacing and presentation of a show that is as different from modern tv as are shows from the 60s. The short-attention-span millenials would not have sat still for the mystery to develop the way the series did. This presentation is far more immediate and focused on rapid pay-offs.

    The focus of the conspiracy has shifted from aliens using humans as pawns to humans using alien tech. It's a good direction for the show.

    As to the story format, it looks like it will be preserving the format of the series. Mulder and Scully work on a problem which ties into the larger story. X-Files pioneered this kind of storytelling.

    Episode 2 drops tonight.
    I'm super-stoked!


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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  mikel.withers on January 26th 2016, 9:10 am

    Watched episode 1... forgot to wear my tinfoil hat. Rolling Eyes
    Still, I'm trying not to judge the whole thing yet.

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    Enjoying the Return of X-Files

    Post  Battlemech37 on February 11th 2016, 7:49 pm

    Yeah, X-Files was pretty big part of the Generation X era (although the Gen Xers are still out there!). I liked the show back then, and was pretty excited for the return. I have really been enjoying the show so far. Yeah, it's got a lot of conspiracy and creepy stuff in it. But I found the first episode (of the return) especially compelling. X-Files has always been about searching out the truth and not trusting "the man" - and it's interesting to see how the characters deal with this new world that we're in.

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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  AdamCollings on February 15th 2016, 4:19 pm

    So it ended up coming out on Channel 10 here in Australia. Have seen the first three but missed episode 4 as I was away at a Bush Retreat with no TV for my wedding anniversary. Will catch-up on Ch 10 streaming.

    Been enjoying it so far. They've definitely kept the feeling and format of the original series. I'd really say it's just 'another season' of the show, admittedly a short one.I was surprised they didn't do more modern arc-centric thing, but I guess nostalgia won in the end.

    Anyway, good fun.

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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  Paeter on February 16th 2016, 10:15 am

    Does it make you hungry for more, or was it just good but not very compelling?


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    Re: X-Files Reboot Premiere

    Post  AdamCollings on February 17th 2016, 5:52 pm

    It's compelling. Just in a different way.

    One of the fun things about X Files is that it can be so varied. Sometimes series, sometimes comedic. Sometimes Science fiction, other times fantasy. In this way, you get a wide variety of experiences.

    So, not starving, but certainly hungry.

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