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X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« on: September 10, 2018, 21:11:00 »
Almost missed this, but 25 years ago today one of the most influential TV shows recent times, the X-files made its debut.

Below are two links that look at the influence this show had on TV viewers.

I Still Want to Believe: Revisiting The X-Files Pilot

The Scully Effect: How “X-Files” Helped Mainstream Women In STEM Careers
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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2018, 21:15:06 »
They really don't make TV shows like they used to...

I personally think TV died after the 90's.  Shows like the X-Files, Star Trek TNG, Star Trek Voyager, Fresh Price, Home Improvement, That 70's Show, etc etc - were all fantastic.

Now?  It's all reality TV, and horrible at that...fighting over abandoned storage units?  really?  The "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"...really?   How many 'real' housewives are married to millionaires & spend their entire time on yachts & fancy parties?


X-Files was way ahead of it's time.  In so many ways.   :Tin-Foil-Hat:   :radar:
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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2018, 21:32:35 »
Upon getting my security clearance, I was very disappointed to find out that I wouldn't be learning the truth to the alien conspiracy...

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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2018, 21:36:20 »
Upon getting my security clearance, I was very disappointed to find out that I wouldn't be learning the truth to the alien conspiracy...

 :(


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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2018, 21:45:33 »
Upon getting my security clearance, I was very disappointed to find out that I wouldn't be learning the truth to the alien conspiracy...

 :(

The truth is out there.

Maybe. Maybe not.
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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2018, 07:55:53 »
I remember reading "TV Guide" and their assessment that the premise of "The X-Files" was "silly".  Just for fun, I watched the first episode to see how silly it really was.  Within five minutes I was hooked.

And I developed a tremendous crush on Scully.  :nod:
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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2018, 08:59:06 »
The truth is out there.

Maybe. Maybe not.
Now that some people believe that "truth isn't truth," apparently not.


(Although Gillian Anderson is still hot  :nod: )

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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2018, 10:17:52 »
The truth is that the UFO's were actually Nightsun searchlights rented from our Hovercraft base hung on a crane :)

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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2018, 11:05:05 »
Now that some people believe that "truth isn't truth," apparently not.


(Although Gillian Anderson is still hot  :nod: )


You are correct sir!!!!
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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #9 on: September 13, 2018, 07:41:44 »
Now that some people believe that "truth isn't truth," apparently not.

(Although Gillian Anderson is still hot  :nod: )

You are correct sir!!!!

About which part?
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Re: X-Files: Appeared 25 years ago today
« Reply #10 on: September 13, 2018, 09:43:23 »
Amazing show. Think I might just have to rewatch it now...