"I love that scene."
-talking about the scene where
Scully goes to Mulder's room
in just a robe.
Synopsis: Dr. Scully is given the assignment to watch over the activities of a certain Agent Mulder and decide if his work is worthwhile to the FBI. He takes her to investigate the murder of several high school classmates in Oregon whom he believes have been experimented on by aliens.
Review: I loved this episode. I didn't actually see it first time around, but when I did, almost 5 years after it was originally made, I was astounded that it still interested me, and still had the edge which makes me love The X-Files. It's definitely one of my favourite episodes. I also love it because it had to have appeal to a predominantly mainstream channel, which probably would not have picked up the show on some of the episodes The X-Files has produced. It also had some great dialogue-and some of those one-liners Mulder is famous for: "Nobody down here but the FBI's most unwanted."
Notes/Comments: How did Mulder figure out that Billy was responsible?
In Conclusion: Brilliant for a pilot episode, but somewhat lacking in the relationship between Mulder and Scully (work relationship) that we are used to now. And I miss people like Skinner, The Lone Gunmen etc. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson look very young, and Gillian looks a little nervous.
Chris: "You just can't do it on an eight-day television budget." -yeah, right, like that's ever stopped you Chris!
Mulder: "They're here aren't they?" Deep Throat: "Mr Mulder, *they* have been here for a very long, long time."
Synopsis: Mulder and Scully head out to Ellens Air Force Base in Idaho, against the wishes of some very mysterious and powerful people. The investigation begins with the disappearance of one of the test pilots and leads to the implication of possible experimentation on UFOs by the military.
Review: I like this episode a lot. i think it's definitly stronger than the pilot, and has a better plot line (IMHO *g*). The excellent crew on the X-Files also make their presence felt, and the Mulder/Scully relationship is almost a fiery as it is nowadays. you can definitly see Duchovny and Anderson getting into their roles. I also loved some of the lines of dialogue, and Mulder's air-guitar is classic. (grow up man!)
Notes/Comments: This episode sees the wonderful Seth Green putting in an appearance (now known for his reccuring parts in the 'Austin Powers' movies, and on 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'). As always, whoever it is that picks actors has done a great job, and picked a soon-to-be-star.
Cecil L'Ively: "Time to call 911!"
Claire Stansfield had to spend most of the episode running around naked on the set. Chris: "That was pretty exiting."
Synopsis: The discovery of a cannibalized human body in New Jersey State Park sends Mulder and Scully to Atlantic City. Despite obvious police cover-ups, Mulder continues his investigation of what may be a missing link in human evolution. Meanwhile, Scully attends her god-son's birthday party, which leads to some reflection on her future social plans.
Review: I can't make up my mind if I like this one or not, though if asked i'd probably say no. It's well enough shot, acted etc, but the actual plotline sucks. I mean, 'Mulder and Scully investigate the case of a woman living wild in some forest in Atlantic city.' Yeah, right! Whatever. So overall, the plotline gets a far lower score than the actual acting etc.
Notes/Comments: How exactly did that woman practically disembowel Mulder? i mean, did you see long claws or anything?
Overall: 4/5 for acting, photography etc, 2/5 for the stupid plot.
Young At Heart
"Fox can't guard the chicken coop."