Seriously, this has to be one of the greatest TV shows ever produced.
I own all 9 seasons, a lot of books, memorabilia and video games.
I was addicted. Mulder and Scully had a screen chemistry unlike any other before(or after) them.
I even enjoyed Robert Patrick's character, John Doggett. Likable and pretty level headed, the criticism of the final 2-3 seasons werent justified at all.
The Black Oil saga was also my favorite of the whole series.
I could go on... but I tend to waffle...
Without a doubt my favourite TV show, but I wasn't always a fan. I remember watchin' the first two seasons when they aired (specially remember The Erlenmeyer Flask and The Host) then didn't get back into it until the flick came out in '98, at which time I really got into it; I was buyin' the bi-monthly zine, season companions, and all sorts of shit.
Around this time the local sci-fi channel aired reruns nightly while the show was in it's sixth season, and I managed to see 'em all, catchin' up to the movie. I still have a boat load of VHS' full of random episodes taped off the TV. Then, by about the end of the seventh season I got bored with it and stopped watchin'.
I'm currently makin' my way the through the series again (first time since I originally saw it, other than the mytho) and am lookin' forward to the later episodes I've yet to see.
I've got so many favourites, and because it's The X-Files, I'm gonna flood this thread with a few from each season that immediately come to mind:
The Erlenmeyer Flask
2:(workin' my way through this season, haven't seen it in years.)
Die Hand die verletzt
Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose
Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'
Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man
Redux II * It doesn't get any better than this two-parter.
The Post-Modern Prometheus
The Red and the Black
Terms of Endearment
First Person Shooter
Need a refresher, and still have to see all of eight and nine.
And not to taint this thread but if any of you haven't seen Chris Carter's other series Millennium do yourself a favor and buy the first two seasons (the 2 best seasons of tv, ever) right motherfucking now. It's a darker, grittier version of the X-Files and Lance Henriksen is the fucking man.
I havent gotten scared or even gotten the chills from more that maybe 3 horror movies that last 8 years or so. Now I started watching X-files right from the first episode, and I've already gotten the chills a couple of times I love the way it's been filmed and cut!!
Been with it since "The Host" (episode 2 of season 2). Have all the DVDs: the fat and skinny season DVDs, the Mythology DVD sets, the 1st movie and now the Revelations DVD. Have both games (actually, there's a 3rd game, but that's super-rare to find now). I even have some of the VHS's and comic books. Even have one of the books. I'm a hardcore fan, and I know my shit about the X-Files. Don't fuck with the X-Files nerd.
You read my sig, that's enough social activity for one day.
I second that. Just finished Series 2 for the first time. The cliffhanger was awesome. Can't wait to start series 3.
2014 Horror Draft:
Psycho (1960) - Alfred Hitchcock
Bride of Frankenstein (1932) - James Whale
I Saw the Devil (2010) - Kim Jee-woon
Body Bags (1993) - John Carpenter
Beyond the Black Rainbow (2010) - Panos Cosmatos
Halloween II (1981) - Rick Rosenthal
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992) - David Lynch
The Descent (2005) - Neil Marshall
Cemetary Man (1994) - Michele Soavi
Cabin Fever (2002) - Eli Roth
thought the thread needed to be brought back and I think there is alot more fans like myself that hasn't sounded off yet on here so lets hear whats on your mind about one of the best series out there. Remember If you have seen the new X-files movie it starts growing on you after the second or third viewing so if you haven't watched it more than once you should. I have heard alot of complaints about the movie form fellow friends that are big fans of the show and after talking them into watching it again they seem to have "warmed up" to the movie and have enjoyed it the more they viewed it.