The X-Files... - Page 5 at DVinfo.net

Go Back   DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Awake In The Dark

Awake In The Dark
What you're watching these days on the Big Screen and the Small Screen.


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old July 10th, 2006, 10:47 AM   #61
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
well, like everyone keeps saying, it's a 45min. film =). and really, an episode often beats some of the 90-120min movies in the cinemas today.

the beginning are great because they like to begin in medias res (in the middle of) of an action. instead of lots of exposition, it's right to the punch =). that way you stay after the commercial! =). same w/Lost =).

PS what ep you on right now in s1?
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2006, 12:03 PM   #62
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 259
Remember when an hour show was 55 mins?
The good ol days.
:)
Kelly Goden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2006, 12:18 PM   #63
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
brisco county jr. yes it's out on DVD. wasn't good as i remembered it =). actually 45min is like pretty long compared to today's 42 or 40 or even shorter!
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2006, 12:56 PM   #64
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 259
Wasnt that on Fox? I dont think i ever watched it but remember it. How about Werewolf? I think it was a half hour but was among the first Fox drama shows. Guy chasing the werewolf who bit him--becoming more wild each time he changes. It didnt last after 1 season.

How about MANTIS? That's another Fox show I watched.

X Files never seemed like it was less than an hour. I never felt it was a rushed show.
Kelly Goden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2006, 09:18 PM   #65
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
you give brisco, werewolf and MANTIS a chance... but not BSG? wow =).
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 10th, 2006, 10:02 PM   #66
Major Player
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Surrey BC
Posts: 259
Arrgh!! I thought we were done with that! :)
I may have watched an episode of Brisco-but it was purely a "I am waiting for the X Files" type thing--or, a "wasnt that the guy in Army of Darkness?"

Those shows were on when I was a very active tv watcher--99% of the time I dont even have it on these days.

And we can say Brisco, Mantis, and Werewolf werent slapping the name on a product that doesnt really have much in common with the original. Remakes of Star Trek was enough for me!
Kelly Goden is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 11th, 2006, 04:26 PM   #67
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2,195
I'll try to hold a marathon with a friend of mine tonight, of Season 1 from the X-Files. Don't know how far we are gonna get...

NO I'M NOT OBSESSED!!!
(okay, a little...)
Mathieu Ghekiere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 12th, 2006, 09:49 AM   #68
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
well, when you get into s2 lemme know =). i think i might finish s2 this weekend.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 16th, 2006, 03:42 PM   #69
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
just finished s2. it turns out, i only caught 3 full episodes of s2. the rest were completely UNSEEN! i've got to say, s2 is the STRONGEST season of the XF i've seen. Dod Kalm is absolutely out of this world writing. Morgan&Wong really hit the ball out of the park here... unfortunately space above+beyond didn't. onto to s3!
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2006, 01:49 AM   #70
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2,195
I'm still on season 1, but almost done!

(I'm a bit slower then you :-p)
Mathieu Ghekiere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old July 17th, 2006, 07:40 AM   #71
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
well, once you get through the uneasiness of s1, you'll love s2 onwards. i mean, s1 is still great by any standards of TV... but it does lack confidence&finesse of s2.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #72
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
http://www.boston.com/news/odd/artic...dead_in_maine/
^somn right out of an X-Files monster of the week episode.

meanwhile... i haven't progressed further in s3 because i was watching 24 s1 through s3.

did you catch up Mathieu?
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #73
Inner Circle
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Belgium
Posts: 2,195
Hi Yi,

I was yesterday thinking of you and this thread! So funny you respond now!
I watched season 1 out, and I'm not at episode 13 I think, of season 2.
Season 2 is really wow. Some things I didn't like, but the most episodes are much better then season 1, although that season had it share of great episodes too.
I think the episode 'Sleepless' from season 2 was really superb!
I now watched Irresitable, with that serial killer. The first episode of the X Files without something paranormal! But also very good, with a very, very touching moment between Scully and Mulder!
Mathieu Ghekiere is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2006, 03:55 PM   #74
Trustee
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Boston, MA
Posts: 1,564
well, one would argue that serial killers are "para" normal as well because it isn't really normal behavior =).

but yesh, s2 is just awesome. i'm watching most of it for the 1st time as well. i only saw maybe 2 episodes from s2 during reruns, i thought i saw more... but perhaps i didn't know which season was which. i think gillian and duchovny were both very "raw" in their acting. very interesting way for a TV to hire actors.

that's the 1st intimate moment between scully and mulder =). but as you'll see in s2, they both lost alot and really took this little SF romp (from s1's reputation) to another level.
__________________
bow wow wow
Yi Fong Yu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old August 17th, 2006, 06:56 PM   #75
Outer Circle
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Hope, BC
Posts: 7,527
It's too bad there was never any resolution.
Frank Granovski is offline   Reply
Reply

DV Info Net refers all where-to-buy and where-to-rent questions exclusively to these trusted full line dealers and rental houses...

Professional Video
(800) 833-4801
Portland, OR

B&H Photo Video
(866) 521-7381
New York, NY

Z.G.C.
(973) 335-4460
Mountain Lakes, NJ

Abel Cine Tech
(888) 700-4416
N.Y. NY & L.A. CA

Precision Camera
(800) 677-1023
Austin, TX

DV Info Net also encourages you to support local businesses and buy from an authorized dealer in your neighborhood.
  You are here: DV Info Net > And Now, For Something Completely Different... > Awake In The Dark

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

 



Google
 

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:26 AM.


DV Info Net -- Real Names, Real People, Real Info!
1998-2017 The Digital Video Information Network