X-Files Rewatch – S1 E4 – Conduit

Welcome back to another rundown of one of science-fiction’s best shows. Certainly of the 90’s.

Here we have the fourth episode, a girl is abducted in the middle of the night. Mulder immediately assumes its aliens, while Scully talks to local law enforcement and gets more grounded explanations. For fans who watch the show closely, this episode is no small mirror for Mulder’s own life, because his own sister taken in the middle of the night as well.

That lady you’ve seen in a bunch of other stuff is actress Carrie Snodgress, by the way(your welcome)

The show does a great job of leading you first down one path then the other. Maybe she was abducted, no wait she could have just run off with someone else’s boyfriend. No, it was aliens. Wait, she was pregnant and ran away.

In the end, well, either you already know or I’m not gonna tell you. :)

There’s a sweet little twist at the end, when you finally figure out what the little boy is drawing while he’s staring at the static on TV. That was a great little piece of plot engineering.

It’s a solid episode in a solid show. Not my favorite of the season but one of the good ones, for sure.

See You in the Future,

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Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, has died, according to news reports.

Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock in the “Star Trek” TV series and movies, has died, according to news reports.
http://www.cnn.com

Today we lost a sci-fi great. Mr. Nimoy helped push Star Trek, and with it sci-fi,to the forefront of the national conversation.
After Trek, he also made innumerable contributions to art as well. 
Goodbye sir,you will he missed.

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Terror on a Deadline: Remembering Richard Matheson | Tor.com

http://www.tor.com/blogs/2015/02/richard-matheson-on-this-day

Matheson is one of those writers I classify as,”behind the scenes”. The TV episodes he wrote were some of th3 most memorable. Articles like this one really open my eyes about some of the great,yet lesser-known writers who actually had a much greater impact than we were aware of.

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Where There’s a Whip…

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X-Files Rewatch – S1 E3 – Squeeze

Hello and welcome back to our X-Files Rewatch – after a few weeks hiatus. ;/

In this episode, we get the first of many attempts to stretch science(yes that’s a pun) just to where it snaps, and it’s a loud popping sound.

It seems the anatagonist, one Eugene Viktor Tooms, can stretch his body by some strange means they never really explain. But what really captivates about this guy is that if h e eats enough human livers he can hibernate for decades, and not age. I assume that his stretch power somehow comes from the liver-eating as well.

The great character actor Donal Logue is in this third outing as an up-and-coming FBI agent willing to do whatever it takes to get to the top. I thought he played it pretty well. He’s better in Gotham though, but that could just be me.

In this episode, people are being killed but the victims are all seemingly behind closed doors. No one can figure out how the killer is getting in and out. Enter Mulder to make a few astute observations and brilliant deductions.

Scully does her job of keeping Mulder halfway-grounded in reality, all the while having to try and defend her partner’s eccentricities to Donal Logan’s Agent Tom Colton. Dana is still struggling with Mulder’s quirkiness herself, and Gillian Anderson does a great job of showing us that inner conflict.

They do alot of science talk in this one. Mulder does his far-out thing and Scully explains why its just not possible. You can tell the actors haven’t yet gotten into the smooth rhythm they pick up in later seasons, but this is still a great watch.

To be perfectly honest, I didn’t find Tooms all that interesting a villain. He came across as little more than a monster, driven solely by the need to feed and sleep. Now, maybe that was the intent. They say he’d been alive for at least a hundred or so years, and maybe longer. It could be that in all that lifetime, he forgot how to be human, and was now simply existing, reduced to little more than basic instincts. If that was the case, the writers and producers didn’t make it abundantly clear. Either that or I was just dissatisfied with the decision.

Now if I’d written that character…(No, we will NOT go there)

I won’t tell you how it ends, but I will say that Mr. Tooms will be back later this season. He’s not much more interesting, but he will have a greater motivation. He’ll hate Mulder. ‘/

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The Man in the High Castle

“During the latest pilot season, Amazon customers made ‘The Man in the High Castle’ our most watched pilot ever,” said Roy Price, Vice President of Amazon Studios. “These new series, including our first docu-series, are some of our most ambitious to date and I’m looking forward to their premieres in the future.”

Based on Philip K. Dick’s Hugo Award-winning 1962 alternative history, “The Man in the High Castle” considers the question of what would have happened if the Allied Powers had lost World War II. Almost 20 years after that loss, the United States and much of the world has now been split between Japan and Germany, the major hegemonic states. But the tension between these two powers is mounting, and this stress is playing out in the western U.S. Through a collection of characters in various states of posing (spies, sellers of falsified goods, others with secret identities), “The Man in the High Castle” provides an intriguing tale about life and history as it relates to authentic and manufactured reality. The hour-long dramatic pilot starred Alexa Davalos as Juliana Crain, Luke Kleintank as Joe Blake, Rupert Evans as Frank Frink, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa as Tagomi, Joel De La Fuente as Inspector Kido, Rufus Sewell as John Smith and DJ Qualls as Ed McCarthy. The pilot was directed by David Semel and written by Frank Spotnitz, both serving as Executive Producers. Also executive producing are Ridley Scott and David W. Zucker with co-executive producer Jordan Sheehan of Scott Free Productions, and Executive Producers Stewart Mackinnon and Christian Baute of Headline Pictures. In addition, Isa Dick Hackett will executive produce and Kalen Egan will co-executive produce on behalf of Electric Shepherd. Christopher Tricarico is also Executive Producer.

I pulled this announcement off another article. http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/410917-amazon-studios-renews-mozart-in-the-jungle-and-greenlights-three-new-series
I watched this pilot, and it was thrilling. I never even knew this Philip K Dick novel existed. Now I’ll have to see if I can find it .;)
Show won’t be ready for a while, but it’s definitely something to look forward too

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FOX is in Discussions to Revive The X-Files

http://www.comingsoon.net/tv/news/400729-fox-is-in-discussions-to-revive-the-x-files
As its an X-Files day I thought I’d put this up. Something to keep an eye on.

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