Speaking of decoys & death... (Tonite's X-File, BIG SPOI

Speaking of decoys & death... (Tonite's X-File, BIG SPOI

Postby GuidoC on Sun Apr 21, 2002 7:46 pm

I don't know how many people here are still watching the X-Files this season (at least two of my friends have stopped watching since Mulder left), but tonight's episode really caught me by surprise. At first I thought it was going to be a goofy little show to wrap up the goofy little Lone Gunmen spin-off, which was left in kind of an odd place when it was canceled.

Well they wrapped up the show all right. By killing off the Gunmen. :o

Although I personally liked those three and was upset they got offed, I personally liked the episode. I thought it was well written; there was some good foreshadowing in particular with Langley telling Fletcher about Joey Ramone and Byre's conversation w/ Frohike.

The ending was obviously taken from The Wrath of Kahn (between this and Futurama, anybody notice a heck of a lot of Star Trek references on Fox tonight?) but it was still a fitting and noble end for the three idealists. They wanted to save the day, and they did.

Damn it, I liked those guys. :cry:
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So sad to see them go

Postby Nabiki_neumann on Mon Apr 22, 2002 5:40 am

:cry:
I was flipping through, and even though I don't generally watch the X-Files, I did love the Lone Gunmen and recognized them right away so we stopped to watch that episode. Imagine my horror when my hopes of a return for them (they were even in the poll on who to add to the next X-Files movie) dashed by their tragic and noble deaths. There was another movie that it put me in the mind of as well as 'Wrath of Khan,' but I'm drawing a blank right now
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Postby Maccabee on Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:36 pm

I thought the story as a whole was alright, and I was glad they didn't wimp out on killing popular characters once they'd set up a situation that demanded it. However, I found the maudlin, cliche pandering at the end of the episode insulting. "Gosh, they were wonderful. They were heroes. Heroes make the world a better place. Just like everyone in Arlington National Cemetary." Gag me.

A decent writer can show pain without repeated blows from a metaphorical sledgehammer. After 50 minutes of being pretty happy with what I was seeing I walked away feeling like Chris Carter thinks I'm an idiot.

Oh well, at least it's fertile ground for parody.

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Postby Maccabee on Mon Apr 22, 2002 1:42 pm

I thought the story as a whole was alright, and I was glad they didn't wimp out on killing popular characters once they'd set up a situation that demanded it. However, I found the maudlin, cliche pandering at the end of the episode insulting. "Gosh, they were wonderful. They were heroes. Heroes make the world a better place. Just like everyone in Arlington National Cemetary." Gag me.

A decent writer can show pain without repeated blows from a metaphorical sledgehammer. After 50 minutes of being pretty happy with what I was seeing I walked away feeling like Chris Carter thinks I'm an idiot.

Oh well, at least it's fertile ground for parody.

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