“Lone Gunmen” Ahead of its Time?

In what is being called the greatest case of mass amnesia, Sci Fi Wire points out that the pilot episode of "Lone Gunmen" foreshadows, pretty specifically, the 9/11 attacks on the WTC buildings.

I watched the pilot and completely forgot about it! I wonder if we will ever see the show in reruns now?

5 replies on ““Lone Gunmen” Ahead of its Time?”

  1. rickyjames says:

    Hmm…
    It says something about TLG that they potrayed the most tramatic event in recent memory in a quite immemorable way…or maybe it says somehting about people in that they ignore fiction as fiction when appropriate….or maybe it says Osama watches Fox.

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Hmm…

      It says something about TLG that they potrayed the most
      tramatic event in recent memory in a quite immemorable
      way…

      Don’t forget that the episode was
      written, filmed, and aired months before the actual
      disaster. At the time, it was just another TV plot. My
      original review and
      synopsis
      gives some indication about the content and
      timelines. The summary also shows you how late that plot
      point was introduced, and how small it actually was
      overall.

  2. jayhawk88 says:

    Why can’t anything…
    ….just be coincidence anymore? Honestly, that episode wasn’t “forshadowing” anything. Although I will admit it is suprising the media wasn’t all over it initially.

    It sound more to me like someone’s trying to drum up some interest in a Lone Gunman “Season” DVD release.

    • fiziko says:

      Re: Why can’t anything…

      It sound more to me like someone’s trying to drum up
      some interest in a Lone Gunman “Season” DVD release.

      As much as I’d like to see that, I suspect
      it’s more of a case of someone at TV Guide (which started
      this whole thing) finally making the connection, and
      writing about it on a slow news day.

  3. Radish03 says:

    That ep was my first thought…..
    …as I walked into Pre-Calc that morning to see a replay of the plane hitting the second tower. I even mentioned that fact to a few friends who I’d knew watched the show, and they pretty much had an “Oh yeah!” sort of reaction.

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