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Do You WANT TO BELIEVE This Plot Description For The New X-FILES Movie??

Merrick here...
This is all a little confusing, but I think this summation is correct... There was a "plot synopsis" of X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE posted on the film's Wiki entry (found HERE). This material was said to be generated by the publisher of the movie's novelization. Said plot synopsis is no longer evident on the Wiki entry. An article over at JoBlo captured the elusive synopsis-in-question before it went away, and says their own sources have verified the information to be legit. You can read more about these shenanigans in JoBlo's article, which can be accessed HERE. The synopsis also appears below.


"Mulder and Scully are back in the thrilling novelization of the summer 2008 blockbuster movie based on the classic X-Files TV show! When a group of women are abducted in the wintry hills of rural Virginia, the only clues to their disappearance are the grotesque human remains that begin to turn up in snow banks along the highway. With officials desperate for any lead, a disgraced priest’s questionable “visions” send local police on a wild goose chase and straight to a bizarre secret medical experiment that may or may not be connected to the women’s disappearance. It’s a case right out of The X-Files. But the FBI closed down its investigations into the paranormal years ago. And the best team for the job is ex-agents Fox Mulder and Dr. Dana Scully, who have no desire to revisit their dark past. Still, the truth of these horrific crimes is out there somewhere...and it will take Mulder and Scully to find it!"

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  • April 18, 2008, 9:29 a.m. CST


    by Raindog789

    That's right....I said Yawn

  • April 18, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST


    by Raindog789

    Nope, not gonna say it....suckers

  • April 18, 2008, 9:31 a.m. CST

    Mulder and Scully should just fuck and get it over with.

    by Knuckleduster

    I'd actually pay for two hours of that.

  • April 18, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by GORGUTS

    Its basically an episode but they spend a good 45 minutes showing what theyve been doing and them getting together for the first time in years, solve the case and done...

  • April 18, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST


    by vini77


  • April 18, 2008, 9:32 a.m. CST

    They did Fuck

    by Purgatori

    hence the baby. I miss Krycek. This sounds doofy. And what the hell does this have to do with werewolves?

  • April 18, 2008, 9:35 a.m. CST

    a tidy little plot synopsis

    by kafka07

    cannot replace the film itself. We'll see it soon enough.

  • April 18, 2008, 9:36 a.m. CST

    GA should guest on Californication...

    by Abin Sur

    That would be an AWESOME episode. She's still hotter than most every other woman in genre tv today.

  • April 18, 2008, 9:41 a.m. CST

    I missed X-Files back on its original run.

    by DerLanghaarige

    I watched the movie, mostly because my buddy wanted to watch it and Chris Carter said that even viewers, who never saw an episode of the show would get it (Well...he lied.).<br> Now it's on Pay TV again and I'm trying to watch it. I don't wanna say that it sucks, because it doesn't, but IMO it's kinda dated and nothing I would buy on DVD. (At least today. Probably if I would be a fan from the beginning, I would)

  • April 18, 2008, 9:54 a.m. CST

    synopsis fails to connect paranormal to human remains

    by palewook

    which makes you wonder if this movie: <p> fails.

  • April 18, 2008, 9:58 a.m. CST

    I thought they did - hence William (Scully's kid)

    by Yeti

    And people bitch about lightswitches in Smallville....

  • April 18, 2008, 9:59 a.m. CST

    Urgh, I can't belive that they're going to revisit this

    by Sepulchrave

    It's so dated now. And Gillian Anderson has completely outgrown the character. Check out the difference between dumpy ginger Skully and her part in the recent BBC Bleak House. She looks amazing now. Move on people.

  • April 18, 2008, 10:05 a.m. CST

    Believe it, Sepulchrave

    by slone13

    I shall not move on, either.

  • April 18, 2008, 10:07 a.m. CST

    Oh shit, rural Virginia. This might be fun. (At least for me.)

    by Shermdawg

    The Bruce Campbell episode was set in my area, and were as close to rural as you're gonna get in the state, so it should be quite a experience checking out the midnight showing with the locals.

  • April 18, 2008, 10:11 a.m. CST


    by BringingSexyBack

    That's it?! I can watch a Law and Order SVU episode and get a better plot. Where's the alien invasion? Where's Michael Chertoff's head morphing into an alien and FEMA taking dominion over the nation? Crap!

  • April 18, 2008, 10:20 a.m. CST


    by Kid Z

    ...Yeah, but thanks to Pres'dint Dumbf***, the past 7 years have aged the USA by at least a half a century or so. Christ, went to tank up today and gas was $3.50 a gallon... can we impeach YET?!!? Yeah, I know... sorry for the politics...

  • April 18, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    A casualty of the 90's.

    by Sithtastic

    I haven't read this TB, so pls pardon me if any of this is repetitive. The X-Files is largely a casualty of overblown black helicopter paranoia from the 1990's. It's dried up and it shows. As an aside, I really like the actors involved and always wanted to see them break out of their respective television cliches, but it seems neither has had that much luck.

  • April 18, 2008, 10:21 a.m. CST

    I'd see this no matter what it was about

    by PotSmokinAlien

    Seriously, I'm not one to get all amped about nostalgic shit, but I watched the show because I liked Mulder and Scully. If the story that week was good, well, so much the better, but even the dumbest Scully/Mulder era episodes were usually pretty enjoyable. (maybe not that one where Scully is possessed by the tattoo...) The plot of this second movie is a real distant second to the fact that the motherfuckers are back in action at all.

  • April 18, 2008, 10:25 a.m. CST

    I will see this but..

    by Beezbo

    I have a feeling that it will get buried this Summer. Too many bigger movies and it has been too long since the last film. I think this should have come out in the Spring, as an alternative to crap like "Prom Night."

  • April 18, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST

    So, X-Files is dated, but cartoons from the 80's are not?

    by hank henshaw

    Besides, if the X-Files is so dated why are there so many current tv shows (Lost, Heroes, Supernatural, etc.) that undoubtedly have TXF as inspiration? The problem with the X-Files has always been Chris Carter, the man had a good idea, but after a certain point he didn't know what to do with it anymore. I hope he delivers with this movie

  • April 18, 2008, 10:31 a.m. CST


    by Series7

    Xzibit got a part and Billy Connolly got a part. But the lead singer of Filter's brother could not get a part? Was he killed off before the show ended? I mean T-1000 is in more movies then he is not in.

  • April 18, 2008, 10:39 a.m. CST

    OmG. Another X -Flop movie?

    by F U Popeaphile

    Weren't the shows bad enough?

  • April 18, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    This movie has to take on TDK's 2nd weekend right?

    by Robots In Das Guys

    Yikes. TDK has the potential to be pretty big. I hope this movie makes enough money for a 3rd one. Regarding the plot: It sounds like it is going to be a basic movie, no big visual effects or action set pieces. So, I suppose it's going to be more of a character driven movie...

  • April 18, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    First movie was excellent...and this actually sounds good!

    by SketchaMPM

    The first movie was awesome, that cannot be denied. This plot summary actually gave me a tiny sigh of relief. It sounds promising.

  • April 18, 2008, 11:02 a.m. CST

    that may or may not be

    by stamper

    Yawn kill the series.

  • April 18, 2008, 11:06 a.m. CST

    Californication movie with Gillian Anderson

    by stamper

    Now, I would pay to see that, not that tired x files crap (unless Mulder & Scully are captured and sent to NY which have become a maximum security prison to rescue the president).

  • April 18, 2008, 11:15 a.m. CST

    Ashok0 - have you never heard

    by filmcoyote

    of The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits? To suggest X-Files is Hitchcock to Lost's Fincher is nuts. Twilight Zone and Outer Limits are Hitchcock to X-Files' Fincher (90s rise). Lost would be Gregory Hoblit!

  • April 18, 2008, 11:16 a.m. CST

    X-Files is classic

    by MattmanReturns

    Get out of here with that "dated" shit. Star Trek: TOS is dated too, but it's still classic and fun to watch. I hate people that only like "new" stuff.

  • April 18, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST


    by Toxxi87

    'the x files is soooo dated' What utter shite. The first three seasons look very much of it's time,I'll grant you, but after that? Nope,hasn't aged a day.Why? Because it was ahead of it's time,it set the bar for shows today, it's blatantly obvious to anyone with half a brain cell. Oh and by the way I'm not a 'nostalgic viewer',I'm 19 and I know plenty of people of the same age who love and enjoy the show.So please...Go.Away.

  • April 18, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    nice one

    by mrbong

    very few TV shows maintained the level of interest that X Files did. things like Lost and Heroes are just utter shit and forgettable. when the two of them end on a dismal note, and there is no way that they can end any other way, i shall be proved right. at least X Files exploited a then non-mainstream idea.

  • April 18, 2008, 11:40 a.m. CST

    How can it be a wild goose chase...

    by aversiontherapy2

    if it lead them somewhere?

  • April 18, 2008, 12:07 p.m. CST

    if the X-Files is sooo dated...

    by Gabba-UK

    then I'm fucked. All I have to say about that... dated! Honestly, I dispair at times.

  • April 18, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST


    by LT

    I'll watch it several times, if only to enjoy the hotness that is Gillian. To say that X-Files is dated is to be divorced from reality.

  • April 18, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST


    by Parabolic this synopsis. But I have high hopes. And I'll definitely see it anyway just to see Mulder and Scully in action again.

  • April 18, 2008, 12:25 p.m. CST

    Always loved the bit in South Park:Bigger Longer

    by skimn

    with the pie chart of Canadian income, with a large slice devoted to X-Files filming.

  • April 18, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Baywatch Nights: I Want To Believe

    by Gozu

    David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson reprise the roles that made them famous. They might have closed the beach years ago, but when a series of unexplained kidnappings occur in rural Virginia, Mitch Buchannon and C.J. Parker come out of retirement and are on the case.

  • April 18, 2008, 12:39 p.m. CST

    My Interest in This...

    by BoggyCreekBeast


  • April 18, 2008, 12:40 p.m. CST

    the first poster got it right

    by toxicbuddha

    This movie is the biggest So Fucking What of the year. The show consistently failed to ever have any sort of pay off (anyone else remember the two hour season premier where they FINALLY find unequivocal proof of aliens in the form of the space ship, then never again mention said ship for the rest of the series? The first movie from A DECADE ago was a waste of two hours. I'll save you all eleven bucks: He saves her ass w/o expressing his love, they foil the plot of the Men In the Shadows yet any actual proof of a hidden agenda is either non existent or destroyed, and the closing shot is a pan of some huge alien influenced complex full of three headed embryos while creepy piano music plays.

  • April 18, 2008, 1:02 p.m. CST

    yeah, I like aliens more than ghosts

    by Rupee88

    but chicks like ghosts and they did aliens last time.

  • April 18, 2008, 1:07 p.m. CST

    X-Files II: Jurassic Park III


    Seriously, it's the exact same plot device. Ohhhh, how can we get Alan Grant back with dinosaurs???

  • April 18, 2008, 1:15 p.m. CST

    Sounds more like a press release

    by I Dunno

    than unauthorized information that was "hurriedly" taken off of wiki.

  • April 18, 2008, 1:18 p.m. CST

    that sounds flippin' awesome

    by dang2010

    I officially can't wait

  • April 18, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    I was too young to have enjoyed the X-Files...

    by ccchhhrrriiisssm

    ...during its initial run. I tried watching a few episodes during the final season, but I just felt like I was lost. However, the film incarnation was GREAT! I enjoyed the first film immensely, and I hope that this one might rekindle some of that feeling. <p>This sounds corny, but I WANT TO BELIEVE that this film will perform well at the Box Office.</p> ;-)

  • April 18, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    They will make out or have sex...

    by Zombieflicker

    however... one of them will be in a trance or possessed while they're banging each other so it won't count at the end.

  • April 18, 2008, 1:52 p.m. CST


    by Toxxi87

    Is a wonderful episode.My personal favourite from the sixth season.(standalone wise,anyway)Absoloutely lush.I think it was one of the first episodes I ever saw,pretty late at night too,unfortunately. On a side note, to those of you posting about how much you don't care about xf2, would you be so kind as to go off and not care somewhere else?

  • April 18, 2008, 1:54 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

  • April 18, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Anyone god

    by Series7

    Robert Patrick dead or alive at the end of the series? don't make me have to look this fact up people.

  • April 18, 2008, 2:25 p.m. CST

    Mulder & Scully vs. Zombie FLDS

    by Christopher3

  • April 18, 2008, 2:36 p.m. CST

    I got a couple of eps from S5 while in Mexico

    by Yeti

    Not dated and still kept my interest. See y'all on July 25th

  • April 18, 2008, 3:08 p.m. CST

    soon as I read the word priest, I was done

    by ATARI

    Don't go preaching to me -- I don't believe in no god.

  • April 18, 2008, 3:15 p.m. CST

    USELESS story

    by BetaSword

    err, so basically, we get(storywise) an Regular X-Files movie? And what about the Invasion? If they're not to find a weapon( which i doubt, that they find one), the whole movie is just saying USELESS to me, since everything, that actually happens doesn't really matter, when we face extinction from an upcoming Invasion. If this Story is going to get used, then I wouldn't either visit a Theatre nor I'm wasting my Money on a DVD(purchase/rental). Man i wouldn't even download it, if it were free, having such a useless Story.

  • April 18, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    Frank Spotnitz can lick my ballsack.

    by SHINEBOXgreen

    Like I posted on the other XFiles thread, Frank Spotnitz is the reason this movie is going to kinda-almost-suck. I mean, the first movie was OK, despite the whole aliens bursting out of chests cliche'. But after ending the show with Mulder on trial for his life (ala Seinfeld) and then CSM, with his long hair and Indian chick, gets blown up in a Mexican adobe, and then Mulder and Scully run off to Canada... Really? You think you just jump back into it like nothing sucked before?

  • April 18, 2008, 3:38 p.m. CST

    Fill in the blank

    by Luscious.868

    Someone who annoys you:<br> <br> <br> N _ G G E R<br> <br> <br> Answer: Nagger<br> <br> (I know what you were thinking you racist bastards!)

  • April 18, 2008, 3:52 p.m. CST

    I love it when people judge a movie from its subtitle or its rea

    by CeltMonkey

    Freakin' sad. I've rewatched the show over the past year and am totally in love again. Seasons 1 and 9 are the weakest I think - there are a couple of great episodes (more of them in 1 than 9), but the rest feel like filler. Seasons 4-6 = some of the best television EVER.

  • April 18, 2008, 4:05 p.m. CST

    It was only a few months ago

    by Larry Sellers

    when everyone was excited about Carter revealing the plot to be a return to the less complicated stories of the earlier episodes. Now every other poster is complaining "So it's just a 2 hr episode???? No aliens???" Fickle fuckers.

  • April 18, 2008, 5:23 p.m. CST

    An X-Files movie without The Peacocks

    by BillyPilgrim

    Is the same as two girls without one cup.

  • April 18, 2008, 5:39 p.m. CST


    by Toxxi87

    Give it a fucking rest.

  • April 18, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    I'm afraid in the middle of this bombastic

    by skimn

    budget heavy summer, this will make a sound like a pindrop. This sounds more like a mood piece that should be held till September. PS Does Mulder run around in a bear costume, beating people up?..Sorry saw Wicker a couple of weeks ago, and that image is seared in my brain dammit.

  • April 18, 2008, 6:04 p.m. CST

    Can't Wait

    by DefyThis

    Watched from Squeeze in season one - didn't miss an episode until the end. A standalone movie rather than mythology makes sense at this point, although hopefully it leads to a final movie/mini-series, or a Next Gen series about whatever powers William has. Btw seasons 8 and 9 are seriously under-rated as is Robert Patrick. I know a large portion of the net fanbase had a never-ending hardon for DD (I was back on the Delphi forums before FOX had anything worthwhile, so the image of whiny shippers and noromos is still fresh in my mind), and rightfully so - Mulder/Scully made the series - but compare the final two years to the X-Files Comedy Year that was Season 7 (when the writers started believing TV Guide when it said the show was better at being funny than most comedies and David Duchovney started mailing in his performances). It's night and day - in season eight the show got scary again. I've been watching seasons 6- 9 on DVD (just started 9) for the first time since back in the day and damn they hold up well outside of the second half of season 7. Kathy Griffin on The X-Files. Someone abduct me and take that memory away! Rant over. Bring us a decent movie, and a follow-up/proper close to the show... or a NextGen concept.

  • April 18, 2008, 6:23 p.m. CST

    No Gillian Anderson side-boob?

    by Dr Lisa Cuddy

    Meh....not interested.

  • April 18, 2008, 6:31 p.m. CST

    Season 7 still had some great episodes

    by performingmonkey

    Yes, the overall story pretty much went to shit after season 6, but 7 had plenty to offer regardless. I like The Amazing Maleeni, even moreso since Ricky Jay, the real-life magician who played Maleeni, was in The Prestige (he was also a consultant on the tricks in the movie). The reason this is so cool is that the impossible trick in The Amazing Maleeni involved him having a twin, just like Christian Bale's character in The Prestige. OK, there were also stupid episodes like X-Cops (shot like a COPS show) and Hollywood A.D. (a movie is made based on the X-Files).

  • April 18, 2008, 6:33 p.m. CST


    by skimn

    was the episode that hooked me also. Would be nice for the fans if they could find cameo roles for folk like Doug Hutchison, Zeljko Ivanek, and some of the other memorable guest actors.

  • April 18, 2008, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Scully and Mulder - Reluctant? I got the solution!

    by Revolution_Now

    The reluctance of Mulder and Scully to come out of the FBI doghouse can only be solved by throwing bags of money at actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. Too bad no one will care enough to WANT to believe in this crap.

  • April 18, 2008, 6:57 p.m. CST

    I don't mind a stand-alone story, BUT...

    by ScoobySnack

    ... this doesn't sound all that interesting. Crazy religious people are killers? Yawn. Come up with something more interesting, please. If it's going to be a stand-alone story, it has to be something seriously fucked-up like "Home" or feature a guy like Cancer Man. Otherwise, it's just a run-of-the-mill Ashley Judd thriller, except with Mulder and Scully. Oh, and I'm not diggin' Scully's long-hair, either. Makes her look haggard.

  • April 18, 2008, 7:04 p.m. CST


    by ScaryJim

    I recently bought the complete set, I was sure I'd find it dated having not watched it since it aired. It surprised me in the fact that it's better than 95% of tv shows around nowadays. How anyone can profess to like Supernatural after having watched the Xfiles is beyond me, even the worst episodes from seasons 8+9 contain more originality than that show. Up until that point X files had the amazing ability to be dark, quirky, funny and even pack an emotional punch at times. I love Galactica, I loved Carnivale and I loved Firefly but they don't tick ALL the boxes that the Xfiles did - They're not worse shows for it they just don't contain the variety which I think made up the best of the Xfiles.

  • April 18, 2008, 7:41 p.m. CST

    Me and Scully should just fuck and get it over with.

    by Iowa Snot Client

    That would be cool news.

  • April 18, 2008, 8:11 p.m. CST

    I want to believe that this has a bigger budget

    by bswise

    Unfortunately, whomever said that this sounds like a shot-in-the-woods-of-BC SciFi Channel movie-of-the week, may have nailed it.

  • April 18, 2008, 8:43 p.m. CST

    I disagree with you ScaryJim!!!

    by Shermdawg

    SUPERNATURAL <br><br> (It was the heeeeat of the moment.) <br><br> IS <br><br> (Heeeeat of the moment.) <br><br> FUCKING <br><br> (Heeeeat of the moment.) <br><br> AWESOME. <br><br> (Heeeeat of the moment.)

  • April 18, 2008, 9:09 p.m. CST


    by DefyThis

    I agree about The Amazing Maleeni - great episode. In fact the first half of season seven was just fine. Hungry (from the monster's point of view), Maleeni, The Goldberg Variation. But then came X-Cops, Hollywood AD, Fight Club, etc. I know a lot of people loved Hollywood AD but I found it tiresome and cliche. Mind you I also find my meatloaf shallow and pedantic. DarkJediStoops - that's actually a pretty cool idea, and could still be viable as a prequel of sorts if they do it before the stars get too much older.

  • April 18, 2008, 9:30 p.m. CST

    (I know what you were thinking you racist bastards!)

    by deathstar73

    And you were right.

  • April 18, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    Season three... <br><br> (Heeeat of the moment.) <br><br> ...has been... <br><br> (Heeeeat of the moment.) <br><br> ...FANTASTIC. <br><br> (Heeeeat of the moment.)

  • April 18, 2008, 9:35 p.m. CST

    But yeah, it's still is heavy on the humor at times.

    by Shermdawg

    But that's alright... <br><br> (Heeeeat of the moment.) <br><br> ...because some of the best X-files episodes were... <br><br> (Heeeat of the moment.) <br><br> ...the funny ones. <br><br> (Heeeeat of the moment.)

  • April 18, 2008, 10:01 p.m. CST

    Season 7 was worse than season 9...

    by hank henshaw

    ...but not by much. Mainly because season 7 had First Person Shooter and Fight Club. 2 Horrible episodes (worst in the entire run of the show in my opinion). Chimera, Sein und Zeit, Closure, Signs and Wonders, Goldberg Variation and Amor Fati weren't that good either. There's also the problem that Duchovny made Mulder very unlikable with his phoned-in performance. The problem with the last season is that most episodes were just tired.

  • April 18, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Only thing dated about the X-Files

    by samsquanch

    Are the size of Scully's shoulder pads in the first season, and the giant cell phones. Other than that, I'd rather watch the worst Mulder and Scully episodes than almost anything on primetime today, with the exception of Lost, Dexter, BSg, and maybe one or two others.

  • April 18, 2008, 10:42 p.m. CST

    Supernatural has a certain redneck charm...

    by samsquanch

    Love the music. I haven't bothered to watch any recent episodes, however...

  • April 18, 2008, 10:57 p.m. CST

    The Hillside Strangler was an Alien?

    by ThePilgrim

    That's what this plot reminds me of.

  • April 18, 2008, 11 p.m. CST

    Why is it always a PRIEST?

    by uss cygnus

    No Rabbi's have ever gone bad? No Mullahs? I'm not sayin', I'm just sayin'. Not all priests are pedophiles, not all mullahs are terrorists. Cheap plot writing.

  • April 18, 2008, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Is the priest a pedophile?

    by samsquanch

    There are other ways for a holy man to be disgraced. I know it's old-fashioned, but maybe he's just a drunk. <p> Don't jump to conclusions, Cygnus! That's so unlike you!

  • April 19, 2008, 12:37 a.m. CST

    So, the thing about the priest...

    by Ravetin what happens after the first 90 minutes explaining how the fuck M&S would be back in the employ of the government after the events in the series finale...right?

  • April 19, 2008, 1:11 a.m. CST

    I bet rural Virginia looks suscipiously like British Columbia

    by Flim Springfield

  • April 19, 2008, 3:30 a.m. CST

    straight to DVD!

    by DarthBakpao

  • April 19, 2008, 5:35 a.m. CST

    This is off topic but...

    by El Santo III

    ...I've got a micro short that I'm working on, currently in rough cut form on youtube. Can you guys look at this and let me know what you think?

  • April 19, 2008, 6:55 a.m. CST

    of course

    by ScaryJim

    They should have done the future Invasion - theres not a whole lot of point in this being stand alone, I don't think it will win any new fans. Perhaps they didn't have enough money , perhaps Carter thinks if this does well they can come back and do the invasion... No way is season 9 better than season 7. Hollywood AD was ace. I never liked the funny episodes first time round, always thought they were a waste. Watching the series the second time round the mythology became a lot more coherent too.

  • April 19, 2008, 10:57 a.m. CST

    Looks like David and Carter need some cash.

    by Yoda's Ball Sack

    Let the X files die already. The dream is over.

  • April 19, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    So it's a 2 hour high production episode. cool

    by messi

    i don't mind. detective case etc.

  • April 19, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST


    by mrbong

    off hand, i do not recall S9 of XF mate. i remember some lame episodes, so yeah, that was probably that. as for Lost, it was sold to me as a "masterpiece", but i gave up after a couple of episodes of S2 - it is directionless and meaningless, yet seems to have convinced normal, intelligent people that it is brilliant and they all seem to think they know what they are doing. they don't - like Prison Break, for instance, it was a 1 season gig that got so popular they expanded it, and boy does law of diminishing returns spring to mind. that said, each to their own, playa, dig what you dig.

  • April 19, 2008, 9:27 p.m. CST

    Anyone know if any other X-regulars will appear?

    by kevred

    I know we've got those insipid-looking new agents (tell me, if new characters aren't played be people who will draw a new audience, why not use the old actors?), but does anyone have CONFIRMATION of whether any more of the old crew will appear?<p>I see Pileggi in the cast list on IMDB, but I thought there was some debate about whether he was actually involved. Watching just Mulder and Scully for 2 hours would be perfectly fine entertainment, but after all this time, it's a natural fan reaction to want the plot to thicken and start drawing more of the old cast out of retirement.

  • April 19, 2008, 9:33 p.m. CST

    gotham_night, I like that take on it.

    by kevred

    Hopefully they'll make it as fun and fan-indulging as a sweeps episode would be.<p>Though I wonder--how will the movie resolve? Even though it's a "standalone" story, detached from all the mythology, what will it take for the story to leave us all satisfied at the end, and not left hanging in a bad way? That may be a tall task.

  • April 20, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Emma Watson turned 18 this past week

    by zacdilone

    So you fanboys can breathe a sigh of relief.

  • April 20, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST


    by mrbong

    1. oh, that was that series, was it? yeah, i think everyone kind of saw that as bad. i wasn't as against the T1000 being in XF as most seem to be, but much like Timothy Dalton as Bond, if they don't get decent stuff to work with, they are not going to shine. 2. you are clearly a Lost fan, man, so nice one for you. when the whole thing is done i'll give it another try with the box sets, fair enough? as a writer (journo, nothing fancy) one learns to pick up when people are slumming it, and L2 was slumming it i'm afraid. 3. how do you put a space between paragraphs on this forum? can't work it out mate.

  • April 20, 2008, 1:23 a.m. CST


    by mrbong

    the age of consent in the UK is 16, dude, why did you wait?

  • April 20, 2008, 5:17 a.m. CST

    About as generic as a storyline as you can get

    by FlandersBum

    Why would Fox bother to even take it down. It basically amounts to 'strange crap is happening and Mulder and Scully are on the case!'. Wow, huge spoiler there.