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Title: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2015, 01:23:18 pm
The X-Files (Season 10)


Episodes
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2015, 01:29:10 pm
Is 'The X-Files' coming back? The truth is out there (http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/23/entertainment/x-files-series-return-feat/)



I absolutely know for a fact that I mentioned "talk of a revival" for the series elsewhere on this board, but I can't find it.  I remember distinctly talking about how both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny were opposed to any TV gig and were pushing hard for a 3rd film instead. They flately refused the idea of a series as a non-starter. It was a movie or nothing. So, you can definitely imagine my surprise in hearing about FOX pushing forward with the reboot with said stars attached today. I was and still am a huge fan of the original series and would welcome Mulder and Scully back. Cool to hear that Chris Carter is on board. Now maybe we can finally get the much needed closure that both movies failed to deliver for us. I don't need the truth......I need closure.  ;D
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Mac on March 23, 2015, 01:39:31 pm
Yea, time must have worn on all of them. Reviving the series makes more sense. More work... but better sense to the fans.

I'm actually mulling (get it), over the idea of binge watching on Netflix. My wife has never seen it. I believe (see what I did there) I've seen most of them.  ;)
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2015, 01:54:19 pm
It's been years since I binged watched The X-Files on DVD. I did catch an episode a few weeks ago channeling surfing and it just happened to be one of the best ones they ever did. It was Jose Chung's From Outer Space. Anyway, for me to binge watch is to have to set aside a huge amount of time given that it's 9 full seasons, 2 movies and of course The Long Gunmen spin-off. If this new limited series does in fact have a start date, I may be inclined to do a marathon leading up to the premiere of the new season.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2015, 02:09:14 pm
I'm now hearing that FOX is locking down not one, but two seasons, each with 10 episodes per season. Kinda cool if it turns out to be true. See what I did there.  ;D
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Mac on March 23, 2015, 04:53:54 pm
Now your catching on.  ;D
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Neumatic on March 23, 2015, 06:17:57 pm
I dunno, the idea of bringing back the X-Files is kind of out there.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 23, 2015, 07:52:19 pm
I dunno, the idea of bringing back the X-Files is kind of out there.

*Rim shot* 
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 24, 2015, 07:34:14 pm
The X-Files Return is Officially Happening - IGN News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5A4S2fcwfbI

What? Six episodes? That's it? WTF!
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Mac on March 25, 2015, 03:41:56 am
Seasons are getting shorter and shorter
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Mac on March 29, 2015, 03:09:18 pm
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There's just so many people that you'd want to talk to at this moment in X-Files history; the first of which is the show's creator, Mr. Chris Carter. This conversation takes place on March 25th, 2015 as he drives down the California coast and as I sit 3,938 miles away, by my desk with a weak cup of coffee. After the deserved congratulations are exchanged, I tell him that we need to know just how excited he is to come back to The X-Files.

"I'm very excited." Carter starts. "I've known about (the greenlight) for quite a long time, the negotiations took so many months, I can't believe it! They were just finalized on Monday, so this is all brand new."

As we first reported during the late summer and in interviews Chris Carter engaged in during the fall of 2014, there were a few mentions of interest in turning the XF3 project into a mini-series instead of a movie. Multiple media outlets had reported that talks started to heat up in November 2014, with a formal declaration of intention by FOX TV at the TCA's in January 2015. With the fandom, the cast, and the crew now joining in the conversation, the final and official confirmation that the show will be back has been received with the highest of praises.

Carter seems pleased with the reaction. "Certainly, everyone else is really excited which makes me excited. But as I said, it's been a long time in the making."

 
 
The Details.

Carter confirms that the show will return over the summer to the place that saw the beginning of it all: Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada. At XFN, we've already received reports from former crew of the show that are nothing but ecstatic at the thought of shooting more X-Files in the city known for its mood.

"We already know that Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are set to go, but who else will be back?" I have a list of burning questions and it's lengthy.

"I have ideas for everyone," he explains at my mention of the possibility of having Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish, and Robert Patrick reprise their iconic roles. "Their availability is subject to their regular paying jobs. Of course, I'd like to bring everyone possible back, but it's who's going to fit into the story and who's available."

We've already heard through the grapevine from the man himself that William B. Davis was consulted about his availability. Likewise, the possibility of repopulating the X-Files realm with fresh blood is a topic that has been thrown around as well. Amanda Peet, Xzibit and Billy Connolly were brought over for The X-Files: I Want To Believe, so what's in store for the revival?

"Well, I don't want to reveal all my tricks, but I can tell you there will be some obvious choices and there will be some surprises." Carter laughs dubiously at this.

As for the people behind the camera, Carter is able to confirm that he would like to bring back as many people he's worked with in the past as he can. The show will count once again on the talents of composer Mark Snow, but the return of cinematographer and director Bill Roe would depend on his ability to free up time away from his current job at Castle. He's also not the only former X-Files alum working over at Castle, director Rob Bowman is both executive producing and directing for the ABC show.

When queried about the writers and producers that could join his team, Carter confirms that Glen Morgan will be coming back in a productorial position. "We've lured Darin Morgan and Jim Wong, we're very excited about that and we're working on the rest." He adds. Hopefully we can get a confirmation on Frank Spotnitz soon enough.

"Are you excited to be leading this writer's room again?" I ask.

"Yes, very excited." He pauses to explain. "The exciting thing to me is that I love to tell X-Files stories... so the opportunity to tell these stories in a very new political environment, it is exciting."
What can we expect on the screen?

Chris Carter mentions that there will be a nice mix of mythology and stand alone episodes, but what is the set up after all is said and done? Will this be the final ride or are we keeping the door open?

"It's a good question," he snickers. "I don't want to answer it exactly because I wanna keep people guessing." If the man of mystery and I were in the same room, I'm betting that statement would have come with a wink.

The reality is that it's been seven years since the last movie, and we always wonder what would be the storyline to tackle? How would time affect these characters, and how would time shift the way in which these stories would be told? After all, the world has changed, and so has TV and you would expect that time has also shown face in Mulder and Scully's universe.

But Carter is firm in his response, "I don't think it will actually change anything, of course, with the new technology we'll certainly see Mulder and Scully carrying different cell phones." At this point in our conversation, our call becomes an X-File in and of itself when a grey whale surfaces catching Carter's attention as he drives... and while this is quite an epic experience, and I feel it brings a good omen for what's to come, I wonder if there is a Monica Reyes joke in there somewhere.

Still, he assures me that time won't influence the stories, per se. "We're going to tell X-Files the way that we've always told them; we will of course set them in the time and place that they exist. We're telling contemporary stories about contemporary situations, true to Mulder and Scully's characters and their relationship and the passage of time."

"But where do we land? Are we going to have a time jump? Are we going to address the 2012 deadline? And what about William?" I ask.

"I've thought about that," he says referring to the colonization date. "I don't know exactly how I'm going to address it, in a big way, a mild way, a modern way, a mention or a plot point." Then he adds, "And of course you can't avoid to deal with the William (arc) in some way or another."

"What kind of stories from our current reality, the Normal or Weird news on the shows do you think will make it to the screen?" I ask about the influences he may have from our time.

"I read all the time, I'm always on the internet... I just love the information you sent to me." Back in 2014, when the Venezuelan conflicts and the Chavista government killed over forty protesters, we shared a report on the situation from the inside since I've been living in Venezuela for a good part of the last two years. He continues, "I catalogue (the stories), I collect them and I'll use them as they're fit to be used in the stories we're telling."

Carter also clarifies that while he thinks that IDW's The X-Files: Season 10 plot lines are very interesting, they won't be used in the revival of the TV show.

I also manage to sneak in a few other stray questions before wrapping up our call. For those interested, Chris Carter will address that thing he wanted to fix back in the day. He also wonders about the possibility of updating the iconic titles for the show. "You know I've thought about that long and hard; it would be kind of sacrilegious to mess with them, that said, I'd like to explore if not a tweak, a little update."

Certainly with High Definition quality available, crisp images would be a great treat.

Imagining what's coming we can't avoid reminiscing on what's already been part of the lore of The X-Files team in the production phase, like the pranks to mislead the spoiler hunters and paparazzi, and so many other stories that we've shared over the years. So I ask, "Have you picked out the name for your location and basecamp signs?"

"We haven't chosen that yet," he laughs. "But I promise you that it will be something new, and perfect." We suggest NOT ID4, DOCTOR GOOGLE and BARKING DOGS.

So what are Chris Carter's final words in this conversation for the fans who have been out there campaigning and hoping since 2008 for a new spin on this ride? What's the message to those that never gave up?

"We'll do everything we can to make it so that it's worth the wait."

Personally, I couldn't be more thrilled to be living this moment of X-Files history.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - TBA)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on March 29, 2015, 03:19:07 pm
I want everyone to come back, especially The Lone Gunmen. I also want to see Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish back as well. And of course the one to really get back is Cigarette Smoking Man. But how are they going to explain him getting blown up by a missle? Let me guess, just as he was about to bite the bullet of impending explosion, aliens teleported his ass into a flying saucer. Would make perfect sense.  ;D
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on July 24, 2015, 12:28:40 pm
The X-Files Season 10 Promo #1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esyrbbtGdNg

Start whistling the theme song......
 ;D
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on July 24, 2015, 12:54:53 pm
What?
huh?
where?
whatda we see?

16 seconds of....?

WTF


gahhhhhhh
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on September 30, 2015, 05:26:35 pm
January 24th, 2016

New promo

https://youtu.be/_1SmJUBT5q0
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on September 30, 2015, 05:56:16 pm
Yeah, baby!!!!!!
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on October 10, 2015, 09:37:48 pm
'The X-Files' at NYCC: Our Spoileriffic Recap of the Premiere (https://www.yahoo.com/tv/the-x-files-at-nycc-205453220.html)

For those that don't mind spoilers, here ya go. Me, I'm not gonna read this. Wouldn't have expected them to even have an episode ready for NYCC. Lucky bastards.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 12, 2016, 09:27:43 pm
Mulder, Scully and Jimmy Kimmel in The X-Files

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6pLxYXpW8I

The jokes are telegraphed a mile a way, but it's still pretty funny none the less.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Neumatic on January 12, 2016, 09:53:42 pm
My first thought was that Mulder would DESPISE the iPhone.  He would be so paranoid about the world we live in now.  You think he was a nutcase then?  Now all his worst fears have come true.

But yeah, that was cute.  I only wish that the Mulder/Scully moments were clearer cause I imagine tons of fans would want to GIF-ify them.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 15, 2016, 10:30:33 am
So, I've been hearing some bad worth of mouth about the first episode of Season 10 and it's really starting to paint this as a bad decision to bring it back. There are a couple of reviews by IGN, THR and other's that got access to the episode and it's basically the same type of review: Underwhelming, flat, boring, lacking the magic. etc....You get the idea. I'm still going to watch this, but my enthusiasm for this has tanked. Sigh.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on January 15, 2016, 10:32:11 am
Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Man, that's not encouraging.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 24, 2016, 04:41:56 pm
The return of The X-Files is tonight! I actually thought it was next Sunday. So, this is a nice surprise. As I mentioned in my previous post, the first episode leaves a lot to be desired. I'll be the judge for myself. BUT, I've heard the second episode getting RAVE reviews this past week. Most are saying it's one of the best episodes ever for the entire series. Now THAT'S an endorsement I can get behind and why I'm stoked that it's premiering tonight.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 24, 2016, 08:59:15 pm
Episode 1
My Struggle

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I am completely at a loss as to what the f*ck these so-called "industry insiders / reviewers" are b*tching about. Man, they could not have been further off the mark about the return of X-Files. Granted, this opening shot was and is meant to be a setup for the remaining 5 episodes that will make up this 'Event'. I actually thought it was a solid episode story-wise, although it did cover familiar ground where Mulder is questioning his whole existence and the Government that he worked for. Sound familiar? There's a lot to like about this episode. For starters, it felt like the show never left. All the hallmarks that made the show what it is, is still there. Hell, they even used the same opening credits (I for one was worried they wouldn't so as to mark the passage of time). The relationship between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson still has that spark, even if they are always at odds with each other. Without spoiling it for anyone yet to watch this, the final shot of the episode had me grinning from ear to ear.  ;D I was waiting for this. But they need to do some serious explaning tomorrow night in Episode 2!!!! So, yeah, X-Files is BACK and my enthusiasm for this just went way up. Disregard anyone that says anything bad about this episode. So NOT true!! Loved how they opened up the episode for fans and non-fans alike to get all caught up on the history of the series.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 25, 2016, 09:16:13 pm
Episode 2
Founder's Mutation

(http://i.imgur.com/cTZ9poD.gif)



Ya know, when I first heard that they were bringing back The X-Files, my initial thought was that this was going to be 6 episodes of non-stop mythology episodes that make up the bulk of what the series has always been about: Government conspiracies and Aliens. So imagine my surprise that in Episode 2, we get a hard left into what I will say is the other half of the series: "Monsters of the week" episodes and it f*cking rocked. Well, "Monsters" is kind of pusing it, but you get what I'm staying as it felt like a stand alone episode that will no doubt tie into the bigger picture by the end of Season 10. And based on Scully and Mulder pondering what their life would have been like had they kept William instead of giving him up for adoption, this 'Event' is going to most likely be about finding and reuniting with him.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on January 26, 2016, 07:53:31 am
So I watched, on demand, the first episode. Like Chip says, they’ve not missed a step getting back to the series. The look and feel is awesome, like a pair of old jeans.

Chip, you mentioned "industry insiders / reviewers" are b*tching about. I’m not sure what the b*tch is. But if I were to critique it on this one episode, I was not embracing the ‘questioning his whole existence and the Government’ angle. That sounds all too familiar with ‘It was all just a dream’. Now that would seriously p*ss me off. It’s fine it’s just  a small part of story line, meant to divert attention, but if it’s major, I would have a hard time going back to the original series and movies.

Otherwise, I’m good so far and excited to see the following episodes.

Note: I only saw the first ep, so I'll not read the other reviews until I see them.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2016, 08:54:30 am
I actually expected the whole "questioning his life's work" to be implemented. With the amount of conspiracies swirling around him and the lack of tangible answers in the world of X-Files, it makes perfect sense that he would begin to question his own path. It's what the series is fundamentally built on. So, I have no issues with this in the first episode. But I get where you're coming from and I think that this angle was put way out there in the way it is to let new viewers who have never seen the original run jump on board from the "start", so to speak. We know the history of the show, but they do not and it helps them get on board. Just my take of how I'm looking at it.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on January 26, 2016, 09:41:53 am
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But I get where you're coming from and I think that this angle was put way out there in the way it is to let new viewers who have never seen the original run jump on board from the "start", so to speak. We know the history of the show, but they do not and it helps them get on board. Just my take of how I'm looking at it.

Interesting perspective. I like it. In fact, I asked the wife, what she thought of the episode... she liked it. I told her the series was very much like what we just watched and if she's interested in checking it out. Gave me the thumbs up.

on a business note...

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Those big X-Files premiere ratings were no fluke (man)

Monday’s second episode delivered startlingly large numbers too: 9.7 million viewers – and this is the really impressive part – a 3.2 rating among adults 18–49. That’s from airing 8 p.m. last night, so there was no lead-in (unlike Sunday’s debut which had a run-up with the big NFC championship game). In fact, in its new regular time slot X-Files crushed CBS’ Supergirl (1.8 rating) and ABC’s The Bachelor (2.3 rating), and was the highest-rated broadcast program of the night.

The revival also helped give a strong launch to Fox’s new supernatural drama Lucifier at 9 p.m. (7.1 million viewers, 2.4 rating). Lucifer ranked as the night’s second-highest rated show (despite getting pretty weak reviews). 

X-Files creator Chris Carter previously expressed confidence that Fox would order more episodes beyond this six-hour revival run if the ratings were strong. Fox likely wants to see how the remaining episodes perform, but this is a terrific start on a network that’s struggled all season to find a breakout fresh title. In fact, the X-Files’ second episode back just performed better than any of Fox’s new series debuts this season (for instance, it’s nearly double the premiere of the heavily buzzed Scream Queens). Meanwhile Lucifer just tied the premiere of Rosewood, which was paired with Empire.

And you know what the X-Files performance means, right? Especially given its ability to help launch a new show like Lucifer that had such low expectations? That’s right: More revivals and reboots! Sure, everybody scoffs online when yet another revival title is announced but … overnight numbers like this are very hard to come by nowadays, and this performance will send executives diving back into their libraries wondering: What else might work? But before they get too excited, we have two words of caution for them: Minority Report.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2016, 09:47:52 am
You know, by the end of the second episode had ended, I kept thinking to myself that X-Files is more relevant now than it has ever been given the climate we all live in now since the show went away. There is so much to draw from, story-wise, that can be told because of the absence. Also, just having this type of show on-air is needed. It still feels original and will standout more now among all the other shows that are drafting off each other. Same premise, same locations, same blah blah blah. Welcome back Mulder and Scully!
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on January 26, 2016, 12:51:06 pm
So to be clear, this is 6 episodes with 1 & 2 on Sun, Mon respectively. 3, 4, 5, 6 are the following Mondays.

That's a question.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on January 26, 2016, 01:02:17 pm
I know it's just one episode per week from here on out. Just not sure if it's Sunday or Monday.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on January 26, 2016, 01:18:01 pm
OK, I'll just make sure I check my handy dandy TV app
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on February 01, 2016, 06:13:25 pm
I'll be interested in your take on Ep. 3 Moulder & Scully and the Were-Monster.

It became clear very quickly they were harvesting one the comedy genres from the series. From what I remember, I was Ok with them.

Ya, not so much today. I was truly rolling my eyes, actually embarrassed, sitting with my wife, trying to convince her... THIS IS NOT TYPICAL. I could not wait for the silliness to end. I'm not totally convinced reviving X-files was a good move.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 01, 2016, 09:15:35 pm
Episode 3
Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster 

(http://i.imgur.com/cTZ9poD.gif)



This episode was f*cking hilarious!!! For those that actually got to view and review this episode 2 weeks ago, I agree with them. Instant classic that reminded me of José Chung's From Outer Space and Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose, which is still the benchmark of any X-Files episode that dives head first into comedic territory. Watching Were-Monster play out reminded me why I loved those funny episodes that were far and few. This episode was so on tonight, I literally thought I was watching a lost episode from Season 2 or 3. The series hasn't skipped a beat. Loved the Easter Eggs that they peppered throughout the episode, especially the Headstone with the late Kim Manner's name on it, who directed a lot of great episodes. Loved the fact that Mulder's ringtone is the actual Theme song for the series. When I was watching the opening credits roll and saw that Darin Morgan had directed this, I knew EXACTLY what to expect. He delivered.

Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on February 02, 2016, 04:02:54 am
Ok, we saw two different shows

 :o


Oh no... Wait... I'm just getting old
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 15, 2016, 09:18:45 pm
Episode 5
Babylon

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I'm not a fan of back-door pilots, which this clearly was. Since this is only a 6 episode event, why the f*ck would Chris Carter waste an episode shifting focus onto two new characters that may or may not get their own series? With so much attention on these characters, Mulder and Scully are reduced to minor characters in their own show. So, we are really getting just 5 episodes and not 6 if you want to look at it that way. Disappointed. The other thing that really irked me is that they chose to make these new characters carbon copies of Mulder and Scully. Do we really need to have both with Red Hair? With that said, the highlight for me and the only thing that was worth anything was Mulder's drug induced hallucination that gave us the return of The Lone Gunman and more CSM.
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Chiprocks1 on February 22, 2016, 09:17:44 pm
Episode 6
My Struggle II

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I'm f*cking p*ssed at Chris Carter for what he gave us as a Season Finale and quite possibly the series finale....again. Seriously. what the f*ck was up with this episode? Because this was the final hour, that meant they had to ramp up everything to fit within the allotted time and because of that it suffers tremendously. To say that this was rushed is an understatement. To have everything coming to a head out of nowhere just showed that Carter lost it from the outset. Had this been a 2 hour finale, a lot of the problems could have been dealt with. But that wouldn't have changed the ending which just....ends and sucked royally. Very unsatisfying to say the least. If this is it, this is going to eat away at me. With that said, I did like the little subplot that brought back Agent Reyes and explained how she was directly involved with nursing CSM back to health. Would have been nice to get some update on the whereabouts of Agent Doggett.

As much as I liked the stand alone episodes this season,  Carter really f*cked up by not dedicating all 6 episodes to the mythology of the series. It's what everyone wanted and what needed to be told. It's why I thought the series was coming back for. So, in the end, all we got were 2 episodes with a lame ending with no f*cking resolution. UGH!!!! F*CK!!!!
Title: Re: The X-Files (Season 10 - 2016)
Post by: Mac on February 23, 2016, 09:53:15 am
I guess I'm not as pissed as you, because I have not been feeling the nostalgia for the series. It was awesome in it's day, but today, I just don't feel 'it'. With the solid run of 6 episodes, this should have been laid out better. Cramming so much into the last episode with a total WTF, tettering on absurd ending, I just said Par for the course. Network television still has a lot to learn from it's continual ignorance of programing by Netflix, HBO, AMC, etc. FOX was probably so happy to sign Chris Carter and the gang on, they were just open arms with anything thrown at them.

Seriously don't care if this comes back. I'm not dying to know what happens with Mulder or the 'spaceship' or the smoking man.