X-Files, Farscape, and BSG News

joe__gee writes, Today I saw on several news sources that David Duchovney has spilled (some of) the beans on an X-Files sequel for the big screen. More below

There’s also news on forthcoming Farscape and BSG mini -and web- episodes.

Back to X-Files

The film will (really) begin shooting this fall, for 2008 release. This movie could be a disappointment to anyone waiting for more stories about the great alien invasion conspiracy. Accourding to Premium Hollywood, the script will not further the alien invasion plot, instead it will be a one-off monster-of-the-week type episode. Apparently Carter and crew think our memories are too short to try and connect story lines that are five years old. Mulder who?

10 replies on “X-Files, Farscape, and BSG News”

  1. fiziko says:

    Not memory issue
    It’s not a knock on the memories of the fans; Carter has said from the start that odd numbered movies will continue the alien invasion plot, and even numbered movies will be single, contained stories. (I think he was picturing a more successful franchise, akin to Star Trek in the 80s.)

    • Boglin says:

      Odd Numbered Star Treks
      Your post gave me a lovely mental image of Gene Roddenberry in a meeting:

      "The way I envision this franchise, the even numbered movies are going to be exciting and fun sci-fi stories, the odd numbered movies will be less exciting and fun, and the movies divisible by five will be terrible."

    • joe__gee says:

      Re: Not memory issue

      It’s not a knock on the memories of the fans; Carter has said from the start that odd numbered movies will continue the alien invasion plot, and even numbered movies will be single, contained stories. (I think he was picturing a more successful franchise, akin to Star Trek in the 80s.)

      Thansk for the info. I hope he gets a decent enough box office return from this flick to finish off the invasion arc. :)

      -Joe

      • Babbster says:

        Re: Not memory issue

        It’s not a knock on the memories of the fans; Carter has said from the start that odd numbered movies will continue the alien invasion plot, and even numbered movies will be single, contained stories. (I think he was picturing a more successful franchise, akin to Star Trek in the 80s.)

        Thansk for the info. I hope he gets a decent enough box office return from this flick to finish off the invasion arc. :)

        -Joe

        No, no, no, no…I can’t take any more of that muddled, oft-boring storyline: "Oh, you thought it was this, but it was really this all along!" – lather, rinse, repeat…about 15 times. Honestly, I question the intelligence of anyone who wants more X-Files alien "mythology" junk. By at least the 7th season, if not earlier, those episodes were unwelcome intrusions compared to the "one-off" episodes, and were parodies played as drama.

        Keep the conspiracy around just enough so that Mulder doesn’t appear paranoid (to the audience, at least), but make the movies self-contained otherwise.

        • TwistyHat says:

          Re: Not memory issue
          The only thing I thought was interesting was the conspiracy… at first, then i realised they hadn’t got a clue and was disappointed and left. Monster of the week stuff is not something that i care about, which means this second movie will be something I’ll zap through on the tv one night and perhaps catch one scene. ZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzz

        • joe__gee says:

          Re: Not memory issue

          Honestly, I question the intelligence of anyone who wants more X-Files alien "mythology" junk.

          This does little to further civil discourse on this thread. I’ve got nothing to add. :)

          Ciao.

          -Joe G.

          • Babbster says:

            Re: Not memory issue

            Honestly, I question the intelligence of anyone who wants more X-Files alien "mythology" junk.

            This does little to further civil discourse on this thread. I’ve got nothing to add. :)

            Ciao.

            -Joe G.

            You’re right, though I was just kidding. My apologies if I was being too much of an A-hole with that.

        • babasyzygy says:

          Re: Not memory issue

          No, no, no, no…I can’t take any more of that muddled, oft-boring storyline: "Oh, you thought it was this, but it was really this all along!" – lather, rinse, repeat…about 15 times. Honestly, I question the intelligence of anyone who wants more X-Files alien "mythology" junk.

          You’re obviously not a comic book fan – retconning is a way of life for any of the major comic book franchises and X-files has got nothing on, say, the Green Lantern continuity.

        • y42 says:

          Re: Not memory issue

          No, no, no, no…I can’t take any more of that muddled, oft-boring storyline: "Oh, you thought it was this, but it was really this all along!" – lather, rinse, repeat…about 15 times. Honestly, I question the intelligence of anyone who wants more X-Files alien "mythology" junk. By at least the 7th season, if not earlier, those episodes were unwelcome intrusions compared to the "one-off" episodes, and were parodies played as drama.

          Keep the conspiracy around just enough so that Mulder doesn’t appear paranoid (to the audience, at least), but make the movies self-contained otherwise.

          Seriously! The only alien conspiracy episode I remember liking felt more like a monster of the week (the one with Alex Trebek and the smoking alien).

          My faves were always the one where Mulder looks like a complete fool, even though he’s very nearly right on the money about his insane theory.

          • Timeshredder says:

            Re: Not memory issue

            Seriously! The only alien conspiracy episode I remember liking felt more like a monster of the week (the one with Alex Trebek and the smoking alien).

            "Jose Chung’s ‘From Outer Space.’" That remains my favourite X-Files episode (though there are many I have never seen) because it parodies the show so brilliantly from within.

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