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Just started watching the show for the first time. Anyone read the comics? Any good?

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DUDE!  My wife and I have every season!  Love that show.  We still need to finish 8 & 9 when we get time again.  I have not read any of the comics.

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It's so intense! I watched like 5 shows in a row last night.

I prefer the shows which focus on potential abductions and Mulder's story with his sister. I hope Scully gets more back story too. So far she's just sort of there as a foil for Mulder. I like her and would like more interesting stories about her.

I do get the feeling though sometimes like she should start "believing" because every case she takes with Mulder is weird and "unexplainable". I even yell at the screen sometimes, "Believe already! Can't you see the evidence!!!" LOL

I actually got into it as part of a research for an RPG campaign I'm putting together. In the story I'm building cryptids are real, they are just from a parallel dimension.


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Nice!  You will be frustrated with Scully for awhile...:)

There will be some major Scully backstory later on.  You will have to tell me what you think of the "comedy" episodes.  There are some off the wall SUPER hilarious episodes about once a season.  I think you will love them.

My wife and I have been getting into the show Fringe recently.  It kinda makes me feel like it's X-Files for the new generation.  It deals a lot with alternate dimension stuff.



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That sounds interesting. I like scifi stuff but not so much the supernatural.

I heard Alphas is a good show too.


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JasonNewcomb wrote
That sounds interesting. I like
scifi stuff but not so much the supernatural. I heard
Alphas is a good show too.

Isn't alphas a show about the supernatural?
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Maybe, I haven't tried it yet. I thought it was about superpowers. What I don't like is ghosts and that kind of business. That's what I mean about supernatural.

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JasonNewcomb wrote
Maybe, I haven't tried it yet. I
thought it was about superpowers. What I don't like is
ghosts and that kind of business. That's what I mean about
supernatural.

Ohhh , i was thinking Supernatural as some force
beyond scientific understanding or the laws of nature (AKA
telepathy and stuff like that)
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alphas is about people with genetic disorders that give
them special abilities. so far looks good.

x-files rocks and gets better with every season. one of my
favorites.

anyone catch Eureka this week? Stan Lee made a guest
appearance. i did a double take when i saw him.

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I need to start watching Sy-fy more!
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Watched the first two Alphas. So far so good. Anyone else watching it? If so we could start a discussion thread.

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I watched X-Files faithfully when it came out originally. Then bought a bunch on VHS, and finally bought all the seasons on DVD. For the most part the series is done very well. While I am not a "believer", as a sci-fi show, I thoroughly enjoyed it. I was very entertained with the Mulder/sister storyline. Not as much with Scully's back story, but it was ok. I was very intrigued with the secret world organization story line.

@Chip I agree the funny stories were great. My favorite, off the top of my head, is probably the "Walking in Memphis" show, if you know which one I mean.

@Igor While I agree that the series gets better as it goes with Mulder and Scully, for me it dramatically drops off at about Season 8, if I remember right when they introduce the new characters.

@Jason As to your original question, I have the entire run of the Topps original comic book series, and for the most part, if you like the tv series, you'll probably like the comic book run as well.
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Off topic: I personally tend to believe there are alien forces beyond our comprehension in the universe. And I believe some of those forces are intelligent and sentient. In what form do those entities exist? Probably not physical. And the intent/motivation of those beings and forces is probably an even more complex thing to understand.

I keep up casually on theoretical physics and quantum mechanics and the more discoveries are made, the more baffling and bizarre the universe appears to be. Which has led me to adjust my worldview to not dismiss the strange and bizarre as always delusions and psychoses.

In short, I'm okay with not knowing for the moment.




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I love X-files! Haven't read any of the comics though. I
don't tend to like comics based off TV/Movies...

I was always into the more random episodes. I didn't care
much for the whole govt plot thing the entire show sort of
turned into in later seasons...

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Yeah, the monster of the week episodes are cool, but I'm sucker for world building. It's the tabletop roleplayer in me.

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JasonNewcomb wrote
Yeah, the monster of the week
episodes are cool, but I'm sucker for world building.
It's the tabletop roleplayer in me.


Haha! I've always wanted to try playing a rpg...

I like world building too, and I think x-files does a
good job of it. It's just that, by the last couple
seasons, the entire tone and focus of the show had
changed, which always throws me. I thought so anyway. Of
course, I don't think I've really WATCHED the show since
high school...maybe I ought to go remedy that! Let's see
if it's on hulu...

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Just finished season 1. I'm really glad they killed that dude, he was getting on my nerves. Quite satisfying. Looking forward to season 2!

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Wow! Season 2 is so much better!

I've been reading the reports on the M.I.T conference on abductions and you can tell the writers did extensive research on the subject. The depictions of the abductions in episode 5 is quite literally taken from descriptions from abductees.

Very cool show!




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I just finished the pilot and I found it to be Great !
I cant wait to watch the next episode!
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Just finished Season 2! Holy electrified cats!!! This show is so awesome!


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Jason,
Do you the series own it or watch it online?










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I acquired the show via means that are illegal in the USA but ambiguously regulated by Canadian legislation.


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JasonNewcomb wrote

I acquired the show via means that are illegal in the USA
but ambiguously regulated by Canadian legislation.

Online streaming?
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AvengersFan223 wrote
JasonNewcomb wrote

I acquired the show via means that are illegal in the USA
but ambiguously regulated by Canadian legislation.

Online streaming?


Let's not press the subject.


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JasonNewcomb wrote

AvengersFan223 wrote
JasonNewcomb wrote

I acquired the show via means that are illegal in the USA
but ambiguously regulated by Canadian legislation.

Online streaming?
Let's not press the subject.

Okay...It is a good show!
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AvengersFan223 wrote
JasonNewcomb wrote

AvengersFan223 wrote
JasonNewcomb wrote

I acquired the show via means that are illegal in the USA
but ambiguously regulated by Canadian legislation.

Online streaming?
Let's not press the subject.

Okay...It is a good show!


How far in are you?


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Nice new pic btw Jason, where are you at now?

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chipreece wrote
Nice new pic btw Jason, where are you at now?


Just finished season 2. What a way to end the season!


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Skinner is a cool character!

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Skinner is a cool character!


He is! So unselfish.

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