4.02.2007

X-Files

It is safe to say that the X-Files was one of the most intelligent shows on TV.
Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) was the Sherlock Holmes of the paranormal. They both believe, "When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth."

The last movie, The X-Files: Fight the Future, is one of the few movies I can watch over and over again without getting bored.

There has been serious talk of another film for several years. After looking here, I thought Julianne Moore might be playing Agent Dana Scully as Gillian Anderson had turned down the part. It turns out to be an evil April Fool's Day joke intended to prey on X-Files fans. Some things are just not funny.

Still, I am glad that Julianne Moore is not really going to playing Agent Scully. She is a smart actress but she would not fit the role of Agent Dana Scully very well. I recall watching the X-files after David Duchovny went on temporary hiatus only because Gillian Anderson remained. There will be another X-Files film but not as soon as I hoped.





3 comments:

Mike said...

woohoo, you're famous! i like the blog's title -- very bloggy.

sorry, but i have to disagree with you about x-files. i loved it for a
while but then i changed my mind. although the writing was good it was
heavily influenced by the twilight zone. also, i think shows like the
x-files and medium do a huge disservice to rational thinking in this
country.

http://www.csicop.org/si/9601/media.html

just my $.02.

--Mike

Khurram said...

Mike-
I am not sure I would put X-Files in the same category as shows like Medium and the Twilight Zone. Either way, it is imporatant to remember that it is just fiction not reality. If people confuse the two then that is a different problem. There are a myriad amount of science fiction stories that have inspried MANY scientists and skeptics such "Contact" by Carl Sagan- see for example, Margaret Turnbull, who decided to look for habitable planets on other solar system as part of her PhD thesis after watching "Contact".
http://skye.as.arizona.edu/~turnbull/
I find it hard to believe that the base fans of X-Files and The Outer Limits are part of cults like Heaven's Gate. They are rational people. People will be rational or irrational regardless of what they see on shows like Medium or the X-Files. If anything these TV shows display how absurd the paranormal actually is. It is meant to be pure fun and entertainment.

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