There's been some other paranormal type shows on since the end of the X-Files, "Supernatural" for example. I watched a few episodes but it doesn't come close to the X-Files. Even though "Fringe" might be successful, and I hope that it is, it won't be the X-Files.
I have been very busy since 2002 writing books (check out my website if you like) and for the most part forgot about the X-Files. My wife is also a big fan of the X-Files (it was/is the one show we both like) so when the movie was released we watched it the next day, the 26th. Then, I remembered how much I loved the show and since I had seasons 1 through 5 on DVD from birthdays and Christmases I started watching, and have been watching ever since. What really grabs me as a viewer is not so much the paranormality, although I do enjoy that genre, but the interaction between Mulder and Scully. There's a certain sexual tension between them that for lack of appropriate words I have to call 'Magic.' This magic pulls you into the episode and evokes such emotion that you want to cheer for them.
One good example of this 'Magic' is the ending of the episode entitled "The Post-Modern Prometheus." What an ending! To cut the script and have Mulder ask for a different ending, then do the dance scene to Cher's "Walking in Memphis" was more than brilliance. But what made that scene really work is that Duchovny and and Anderson were as genuine as they could be, and it appears that they really enjoyed doing that scene, and really enjoyed working together.
I think that type of chemistry is rare, off screen as well as on screen.
Maybe there is a market for X-Files in the fiction book market? My wife thinks so and thinks I should have a go at it.
I will watch "Fringe" but I will keep on with my DVDs. The question is: what do I do after season 9?
If this is the last its because of diminished returns and public interest. 1998 ($83,892,374)--->2008 ($20,504,740). Those numbers are just from yahoo right now. Would the studio risk another at that rate? A lot of people I talked to were fans of the series before, but then I heard them say they don't care anymore after seeing the previews. 3rd rate actors like Xhibit and Amanda Peet? What? In the trailer you could not tell what the story was about also! One friend just never got around to seeing it and this is a person who owned the original x-files video game on PSone, which I don't even have, so you can see the problem! Its not bad timing, the public doesn't care care for the trailer and what it promised. It looked depressing compared to fight the future, especially with no aliens or monster to fight.
Compared to other movies this decade, the quality of the story and dialogue was a little below. If you compare it to the writing on good episodes of x-files, or other science fiction of the past it emulates, then it kind of sucked. If you were expecting aliens or a final resolution to the story, then you are hating yourself for waiting this many years, and hating the creators for that implied promise....
But, my point is that they managed to drive a stake down the middle of the remaining fans. There were the semi-hardcore people that loved the paranormal, monster, & alien stories, and then there were the mentally unstable M&S obsessives...you can guess which group was satisfied. I know for a fact that the monster & alien fans are still around because the scifi channel is still going strong....you just have to give them a real reason to see the movie, and there wasn't one at all unfortunately.
Is this the end of the X-files?? I don't know. I just hope they rip it away from the creators next time, because I think they are so lazy!! Give the story to someone that can write a real ending to the series!! M&S are so dead right now. Their relationship was like watching decaying mummies fall onto eachother on the floor.
I signed up with Big Light because of my renewed interest in the X-Files. I know very little about Big Light. You stated that ‘one of them gave us the board.’
Who gave us this message board?