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Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Poor Reyes really got the short end of the stick and while she wasn't amazing, it's also not really her fault.

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joepinetree
Apr 5, 2012


False posted:

Both, really. I enjoy reading about why other people enjoy things before I enjoy them (and it helps to avoid the waste of time episodes).

Also: I just re-watched S1, episode 1 and contrary to what I said about early seasons being pretty hoaky - it was really great. Great set-ups, back-story, intrigue, and characterization.

The list of mytharc episodes is in this post I made in the old thread:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...0#post450954564

Mytharc gets incoherent at the end, but makes a vague sense till the end of season 7. This is the serialized part of the xfiles.

Notable MOTW episodes, by season (these can be watched out of order, but i'd recommend not starting with the lighthearted ones, since they pay off more once you understand the characters better). Italics are the funny ones, bold are the really famous ones that get brought up all the time

season 1:
Squeeze
Ice
Fire
Beyond the Sea
Tooms (follow up to Squeeze)

Season 2
Irresistible
Die Hand Die Verletzt
Dod Kalm
Humbug
F. Emasculata
Our Town

Season 3
Oubliette
War of the Coprophages
Pusher (Vince Gilligan's first episode as a staff writer, he had a previous credit, but it was a submitted script that initially got him the job)
Jose Chung's From Outer Space
Quagmire
Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose

Season 4
Home (probably the most famous episode of the x files, because it was only shown on broadcast tv once and then never again)
Unruhe
Paper Hearts
Small Potatoes

Season 5
Detour
The Post-Modern Prometheus (a weird lighthearted episode that uses what is essentially surprise sex for comedic effect)
Kitsunegari (follow up to pusher)
Chinga (actually pretty bad, but remarkable because it was written by Stephen King)
Bad Blood
Folie ŗ Deux

Season 6
Drive (Bryan Cranston is in this one)
The Rain King
Monday
Arcadia
Milagro
The Unnatural

Season 7
Hungry
Millennium (conclusion to the show of the same name, since it had been cancelled)
The Goldberg Variation
Orison (conclusion to irresistible)
The Amazing Maleeni
X-Cops (Cops, but with x files)
all things (actually pretty bad, but a favorite for the shippers for reasons that become clear at the very start)
Hollywood AD
Je Souhaite



I dont remember any worthwhile s8 and s9 motw, though I am sure there are some.







mobby_6kl
Aug 9, 2009

"You are the best poster... do not let anyone say otherwise."


Have to post this Skimmer tribute in every thread: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kleBbnNXeJw

Shrimp or Shrimps posted:

When I do my rewatches, I typically finish at season 5 plus the first film, Fight the Future.

S5 is very memorable.

That's also my recommendation for noobs. The movie isn't perfect but it kind of wraps up the colonization plot pretty well. The show is still very good in S6 but either due to LA or change of writers it's just not quite the same from then on. The Robert Patrick seasons are also pretty fun.

kingturnip
Apr 18, 2008


joepinetree posted:

The Post-Modern Prometheus (a weird lighthearted episode that uses what is essentially surprise sex for comedic effect)

You could say the same about Small Potatoes, to be fair

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

NikkolasKing posted:

Mulder's arc in S5 has been interesting. My criticisms of how it was done aside, his losing faith in the alien idea and becoming a jaded cynic about the government was an unexpected development in his character.

I also find it interesting that the man who is characterized by "I'll believe anything" is so militantly skeptical about any mention of the Divine or divine actions. Ghosts, reincarnation and even demons but no God. On its own that isn't anything too special - many religions don't believe in a God but holds to one or even all of those other beliefs. But as S5 Mulder recognizes and bitterly quips about, he's the guy everyone comes to at every Bigfoot sighting or when they see Jesus face in a tortilla. But he will not believe in God or angels. He and Scully always reverse roles in these episodes, at least outside of that early series episode with the faith healer.

Almost done with Season 5 and then onto the first movie.


https://x-files.fandom.com/wiki/Space

Thank you for reminding me of another weird alien type that is clearly not the Colonists I don't think.

Mulder's a pretty huge and unreasonable jerk about religious stuff. In the one where Scully's in a coma and Mulder is trying to save her by threatening the smoking man and running all over, she tells him at the end that she decided to fight back to consciousness because there was a doctor who said encouraging things to her every day during her coma dreams and that when she asked about the doctor, the staff said that she had died years ago. And Mulder rolls his eyes are her and then she yells at him about how he's always the first one to believe in ghosts that murder people but he's a total hypocrite about ghosts that would do something good for somebody. It's always really stuck with me that her attitude is completely justified, and also that he's incredible insensitive to blow her off mere hours after she almost died and argue with her about the impossibility of a ghost who helps people like he's a reddit atheist.

Maelstache
Feb 25, 2013

gOTTA gO fAST

Antifa Turkeesian posted:

Mulder's a pretty huge and unreasonable jerk about religious stuff. In the one where Scully's in a coma and Mulder is trying to save her by threatening the smoking man and running all over, she tells him at the end that she decided to fight back to consciousness because there was a doctor who said encouraging things to her every day during her coma dreams and that when she asked about the doctor, the staff said that she had died years ago. And Mulder rolls his eyes are her and then she yells at him about how he's always the first one to believe in ghosts that murder people but he's a total hypocrite about ghosts that would do something good for somebody. It's always really stuck with me that her attitude is completely justified, and also that he's incredible insensitive to blow her off mere hours after she almost died and argue with her about the impossibility of a ghost who helps people like he's a reddit atheist.

If you're talking about One Breath, the final scene is Scully asking about Nurse Owens, then we get the spooky Twilight Zone twist that she was a ghoooost and it ends. There's no argument with Mulder about it.

I dunno, I guess you could be conflating two different episodes? There's some stuff in S5 which I only vaguely remember the details, but I have a feeling there may've been a discussion along those lines.

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

Maelstache posted:

If you're talking about One Breath, the final scene is Scully asking about Nurse Owens, then we get the spooky Twilight Zone twist that she was a ghoooost and it ends. There's no argument with Mulder about it.

I dunno, I guess you could be conflating two different episodes? There's some stuff in S5 which I only vaguely remember the details, but I have a feeling there may've been a discussion along those lines.

I swear thereís one where theyíre on a bench together and Mulder laughs at her for thinking there could be good ghosts and itís because of something that happens in her part of the story. Maybe it was the ghost of a priest or something? Iím pretty sure it was in the earlier part of the series. Do they ever talk about the events of that episode later?

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


I'm going to start watching the show from the start

Whitlam
Aug 2, 2014

Some goons overreact. Go figure.


Milo and POTUS posted:

I'm going to start watching the show from the start

I'm in the process of doing this, thanks COVID. It was a huge part of my childhood (on DVD), but it's been a few years since I've done a back to back watch, and I'm well overdue for how much I love it to this day. This rewatch has really given me a realisation of how much I'd want to punch Mulder in his beautiful face constantly if I knew him irl, he's an extremely punchable character.

My personal favourite episodes (from memory) are Beyond the Sea, Arcadia, Paper Hearts, Chinga, The Field Where I Died, and A.D. Skinner. I don't think it's a coincidence they're all MotW episodes. I've always hated the mytharc episodes, even though I love CSM as a character.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Baby Seth Green the moped driving stoner in episode 2

Animal-Mother
Feb 14, 2012

RABBIT RABBIT
RABBIT RABBIT

Dog_Meat posted:

Whatever happened to UFO hysteria anyway? One day people just suddenly stopped caring. I know camera phones killed most things like this and I guess the fact that we can now buy drones that "move like nothing I ever saw in the sky" popped the alien tech bubble, but we just don't hear from people saying they got probed anymore

9/11.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


I cut the AI one off after about a third of the way so I could go to bed.

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

Do you ever wonder if there are other planets out there
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Doodley-doodley-doodley dododo

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

I might join this rewatch too. I always drop off right around the first movie.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Pumped af to watch "The thing but bad" episode now

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Ice is loving citizen kane compared to space good lord

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

There are too many kinds of loving aliens on and around Earth in season one. The conspiracy aliens cannot be cool with a mars face alien ghost and amish date surprise sex aliens running all over the place. To say nothing of the volcano parasite aliens. But at least the brain worms from Ice were just prehistoric Earth life.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Ghost in the machine and Ice were both much better than Fallen angel which was also much better than Space which was loving lame and it's a good thing for DD and GA's careers it wasn't the pilot

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Am I high or is Eve pretty great? Or maybe it just seems that way compared to other season 1 fare

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013


Milo and POTUS posted:

Am I high or is Eve pretty great? Or maybe it just seems that way compared to other season 1 fare

Eve is great. Am I right in thinking that it's also part of the myth arc? But it's one of those subtle connections IIRC, not an explicit connect.

Timby
Dec 23, 2006

Your mother!


Antifa Turkeesian posted:

I might join this rewatch too. I always drop off right around the first movie.

While there's good stuff after, I don't think you can be blamed.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Open Source Idiom posted:

Eve is great. Am I right in thinking that it's also part of the myth arc? But it's one of those subtle connections IIRC, not an explicit connect.

Deepthroat* shows up but it turns out he shows up constantly so far

*lol

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


I think I remember a lot of people saying they hated Fire but I'll say this for it, it's not Space.

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

The early episodes really throw a lot at the wall as far as what kind of lives Mulder and Scully have led, and boy do a lot of those things not matter at all. Mulder especially seems to have a lot of exciting past experiences that go absolutely nowhere as the show settles into a consistent characterization of him and his life story. Does him attending Cambridge or wherever come up even once after that?

Open Source Idiom
Jan 4, 2013


Antifa Turkeesian posted:

Does him attending Cambridge or wherever come up even once after that?

Didn't he have a British ex for about five minutes? Or is that from the same episode...

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Mulder's a real rear end in a top hat in Beyond the Sea.

Old Kentucky Shark
May 25, 2012

If you think you're gonna get sympathy from the shark, well then, you won't.



Milo and POTUS posted:

I think I remember a lot of people saying they hated Fire but I'll say this for it, it's not Space.

What? Fire was awesome! That was the first episode I ever watched as a kid and I as instantly hooked.

oh but seriously I
Sep 26, 2019

Do you ever wonder if there are other planets out there
(source)

im molder's waterbed

Octy
Apr 1, 2010



Antifa Turkeesian posted:

The early episodes really throw a lot at the wall as far as what kind of lives Mulder and Scully have led, and boy do a lot of those things not matter at all. Mulder especially seems to have a lot of exciting past experiences that go absolutely nowhere as the show settles into a consistent characterization of him and his life story. Does him attending Cambridge or wherever come up even once after that?

Well, obviously not given he attended Oxford.

Shrimp or Shrimps
Feb 14, 2012




The last rewatch I did, which was the first in about a decade, I was surprised at how much it stuck out to me that Mulder is a complete rear end in a top hat to basically everybody around him, especially Scully. However, Mulder is always vindicated (and forgiven).

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Beyond the Sea is 100% Mulder going you're not allowed to believe in stupid bullshit, that's my job.

Gender bender is next and I remember really enjoying this episode back in the day. It's insanely creepy at the end. No clue how well it aged, though

A Fancy Hat
Nov 18, 2016

Always remember that the President is dumber than the dumbest person you've ever met by a wide margin


Shrimp or Shrimps posted:

The last rewatch I did, which was the first in about a decade, I was surprised at how much it stuck out to me that Mulder is a complete rear end in a top hat to basically everybody around him, especially Scully. However, Mulder is always vindicated (and forgiven).

I really like the episodes where Mulder is presented as a loser, because realistically even if you look like David Duchovny, a dude like Mulder is going to be a social outcast. He can't really function in normal society, he has no interests outside of paranormal things and pornography, and he'll randomly disappear for huge stretches of time with no explanation.

As a teenager I loved Mulder because I saw a lot of myself in him. As an adult? Skinner is where it's at. Just trying to keep your poo poo together, your boss is always trying to gently caress you over, you get some small moments of victory every so often, and you have to deal with constant insanity in your professional life.

Yannick_B
Oct 11, 2007


Mulder must be infuriating to work with. Like, you work for the FBI, you can't tell the Baltimore police dept that a ghost did murder someone--it means you have to PROVE THE GHOST
EXISTS AND FIND A WAY TO BRING IT TO JUSTICE. HOW????

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


A Fancy Hat posted:

he has no interests outside of paranormal things and pornography, and he'll randomly disappear for huge stretches of time with no explanation.

I think he'd probably do fine at this point in history

potee
Jul 23, 2007

Or, you know.

Not fine.


A Fancy Hat posted:

As a teenager I loved Mulder because I saw a lot of myself in him. As an adult? Skinner is where it's at. Just trying to keep your poo poo together, your boss is always trying to gently caress you over, you get some small moments of victory every so often, and you have to deal with constant insanity in your professional life.

I loved the turn they did with Skinner where he spent 95% of his time protecting two terrible insubordinate employees that never actually resolved a case and kept submitting reports that ended with "and then I shot in its general direction and it slithered down the drain."

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Is the old lady in the bus station the person who gives scully the bugged pen?

Antifa Turkeesian
Aug 20, 2006



Broken Cake

Milo and POTUS posted:

Is the old lady in the bus station the person who gives scully the bugged pen?

I donít know what episode youíre on, but there werenít that many tv actors in Vancouver in 1993, so sometimes youíll see the same people over again.

Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


Woops. Forgot to include the episode. It's EBE

algebra testes
Mar 5, 2011




Lipstick Apathy

oh but seriously I posted:

im molder's waterbed

"I think it was a gift"

Antifa Turkeesian posted:

I don’t know what episode you’re on, but there weren’t that many tv actors in Vancouver in 1993, so sometimes you’ll see the same people over again.

That's the charm imo

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Milo and POTUS
Sep 3, 2017

I will not shut up about the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I talk about them all the time and work them into every conversation I have. I built a shrine in my room for the yellow one who died because sadly no one noticed because she died around 9/11. Wanna see it?


I remember really loving miracle man first time. It seems the start of Mulder the 15 year old atheist so far. Needless to say, I'm loving it so far

e: holy poo poo, is he buying it

Milo and POTUS fucked around with this message at 21:23 on Jul 15, 2020

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