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X-Files teaser poster

Are you interested in the X-Files movie?

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Posted: Fri, 28th Mar 2008, 10:09am

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The teaser poster for the new X-Files movie has been released and it's actually quite a cool design, riffing on the 'Vader shadow' idea from the Phantom Menace days.

The bigger question is whether anyone actually cares. We've not bothered reporting any X-Files news over the last few months as we're not sure there's much of a market left for the franchise. We could be entirely wrong, though, so let us know what you think of the show and the forthcoming movie!
Posted: Fri, 28th Mar 2008, 11:53am

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I was a big fan of X-files back when it was on tv.
I started watching it when i was 6. It was really great when it was on, but I feel like Torchwood is way better(much cooler involved characters and story lines). I still remember what a good time I had watching it though, so I'll always be interested in any more "material", though I was throughly disappointed by the first x-files movie. It doesn't really make sense as to why they want to bring it back now though. It seems pretty random.
Posted: Fri, 28th Mar 2008, 12:11pm

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I thought the first X Files movie filled a story gap between two of the series (five and six? or three and four?) and there were elements phased into the TV show that made no sense if you hadn't seen the movie.

I am also completely besotted by Gillian Anderson (she is my spouse approved pass-out) so would support anything which gets her back on the big screen... smile
Posted: Fri, 28th Mar 2008, 4:11pm

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I love the X Files. Like maybe the Twilight Zone before it, it really changed TV, showing what could be done. A second movie is an odd but an exciting thing to do, 15 years after it started and 6 years after it ended. Whether it's successful or not is a difficult one. On the one hand, many people who were into the series might go see it. On the other, it's not in the consciousness of today's younger audiences, and it seems pretty unlikely that people would go to see the sequel to a movie they've never seen based on a series they've never seen.

Here's hoping the story is standalone enough to make it a great experience for the first time viewer.

P.S. I love the poster. Simple idea, incredibly effective and iconic.
Posted: Fri, 28th Mar 2008, 4:35pm

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Back in..oooh...1993 maybe, X-Files was awesome. Each episode of at least the first 2 seasons introduced something new and great together with a new actor or actress who invariably went onto bigger and better things (like Giovanni Ribisi). I hurried to the cinema to see the first movie and I remember it quite fondly (but haven't seen it recently enough to know if it was actually a decent film).

Afer season 2 I seem to recall the quality of the series roller-coastered for several years. Once all the key stories had been told they started to reuse them in often disappointingly familiar ways and by 1998 it had moved to Sky and simultaneously gone steeply downhill and eventually I couldn't be bothered any more.

As someone who believes in at least some parts of the stories told in the X-Files, theres only so much mileage in the "will they, won't they (love)" plot, and the "will Mulder get irrefutable proof" plot, both of which were being trotted out with blatantly lazy regularity, towards the end of my watching of the series.

As for the new film? I'm frankly baffled that anyone gives a sh*t any more. They'd arguably do better to release a film of Dark Skies, which was the underdog to X-Files, but which kept coming up with new stuff even when X-Files was floundering.
Posted: Sun, 30th Mar 2008, 4:50am

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I love the X-Files, and I'll definitely see this. I'm stoked they're doing it, X-Files lives on.

I also hope they make it standalone, otherwise it will surely fail. This could end up being very cool.
Posted: Sun, 30th Mar 2008, 8:15am

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I havn't seen a single episode of the X-Files to be honest, but the poster surely looks cool smile
Posted: Mon, 31st Mar 2008, 9:14am

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Xcession wrote:

Back in..oooh...1993 maybe, X-Files was awesome. Each episode of at least the first 2 seasons introduced something new and great together with a new actor or actress who invariably went onto bigger and better things (like Giovanni Ribisi).
Yeah, I was obsessed with the show for the first two seasons. It was genuinely the best thing on TV at the time, particularly the first season. In season 3 at some point I stopped watching, I can't remember exactly why, only that it lost my interest entirely.

As for the new film? I'm frankly baffled that anyone gives a sh*t any more. They'd arguably do better to release a film of Dark Skies, which was the underdog to X-Files, but which kept coming up with new stuff even when X-Files was floundering.
Ooh, Dark Skies! Damn, that show had potential. The whole 'five years' aspect, with the final episode to be broadcast on Millennium's Eve - very cool overall idea. Other than the slightly wobbly Vietnam episodes it was superb stuff. Shame no bugger watched it.

I'm glad to see that the poll on this topic hasn't helped me figure out whether to do future X Files news posts in the slightest. smile
Posted: Mon, 31st Mar 2008, 1:28pm

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I'm glad to see that the poll on this topic hasn't helped me figure out whether to do future X Files news posts in the slightest. smile
There you go. I voted no only because what little I remember of seeing X-Files when I was younger made me sith scared (franchise cross over FTW! but it was mentioned in the first post wink)
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2008, 1:24pm

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How necessary do you think it will be to have seen all the other installments (movie or television) in the series to understand and enjoy this one?
(I've seen some episodes, which I liked, but I never have and still don't watch the X Files regularly)
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2008, 6:26pm

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jmax wrote:

How necessary do you think it will be to have seen all the other installments (movie or television) in the series to understand and enjoy this one?
(I've seen some episodes, which I liked, but I never have and still don't watch the X Files regularly)
It depends. The overall storyline in The X-Files isn't all that interesting or complex, it's really just character relationships, ambitions, and things in their jobs changing. X-Files is more about individual episodes, kind of set up like House: overall story not that important, but the meaning, philosophy, and importance is all based on episodes. You could pickup either of these shows anywhere and it would make perfect sense and you could probably pickup the overall story easily as well.

However it depends on where they go with this film. If it's like the other X-Files film, it's almost all about the overall plot, unlike the TV episodes. However since it's been so long since it was on and since anyone watched it (most stopped before the turn of the century), I bet it will be standalone to reach audiences that haven't seen it (like yourself).

Sorry for the long answer, there are just a few possibilities.
Posted: Tue, 1st Apr 2008, 7:53pm

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Serpent wrote:

I also hope they make it standalone, otherwise it will surely fail. This could end up being very cool.
It's a stand-alone!

It is a stand-alone story in the tradition of some of the show’s most acclaimed and beloved episodes, and takes the complicated relationship between Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson) in unexpected directions. Mulder continues his unshakable quest for the truth, and Scully, the passionate, ferociously intelligent physician, remains inextricably tied to Mulder’s pursuits.
A stand-alone will definitely be cool, seeing as it won't get involved with the complicated alien/mythology stuff.