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3rd Nov '16 7:03:21 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Plus, when you get down to it these guys are planning to hunt down an alien, kill it, dispose of all the evidence it ever existed and cover up the fact that anything ever happened. Mulder's ''whole thing'' is being "anti-covering up and disposing of the evidence of alien life and contact". Of course he's not going to cheer them on, regardless of whether or not this is the extraterrestrial equivalent of John Wayne Gacy.

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** Plus, when you get down to it these guys are still planning to hunt down an alien, kill it, dispose of all the evidence it ever existed and cover up the fact that anything ever happened. Mulder's ''whole thing'' is being "anti-covering up and disposing of the evidence of alien life and contact". Of course he's not going to cheer them on, regardless of whether or not this is the extraterrestrial equivalent of John Wayne Gacy.
3rd Nov '16 7:01:05 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Plus, when you get down to it these guys are planning to hunt down an alien, kill it, dispose of all the evidence it ever existed and cover up the fact that anything ever happened. Mulder's ''whole thing'' is being "anti-covering up and disposing of the evidence of alien life and contact". Of course he's not going to cheer them on, regardless of whether or not this is the extraterrestrial equivalent of John Wayne Gacy.
3rd Nov '16 6:50:19 AM DoctorNemesis
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** Also, Mulder apparently has connections that work to get him off the hook after, at one point, violating a military quarantine and (according to the official story) risking a major contamination / nuclear event. Presumably if these same connections can get him off the hook from that, then they should be able to make sure he gets off a charge of losing his weapon with a wagged finger and a "don't do it again".



** Where is it said that he can live without the spider? It's presumably been grafted into the inside of his body for a reason; presumably they have a symbiotic relationship by that point. The spider might not be able to live long outside his body except when it's feeding, and by that point he might not be able to live long without the spider being inside of him. Plus, when it's feeding, he clearly freezes up and experiences a great deal of pain and discomfort, which doesn't exactly make it easy for him to just stroll off or kill it.

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** Where is it said that he can live without the spider? It's presumably been grafted into the inside of his body for a reason; presumably reason;most likely they have a symbiotic relationship by that point. The spider might not be able to live long outside his body except when it's feeding, and by that point he might not be able to live long without the spider being inside of him. Plus, when it's feeding, he clearly freezes up and experiences a great deal of pain and discomfort, which doesn't exactly make it easy for him to just stroll off or kill it.
5th Jul '16 5:43:17 AM DoctorNemesis
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*** This ''is'' the X-Files we're talking about; this is probably less ''Fridge'' Horror and more Overt, Entirely Intended Horror. It's not like the show is exactly supposed to make us feel safe, secure and that all the loose ends are tied up, after all.



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23rd Feb '16 9:13:16 AM Inertial_mass
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*** Also, the CSM is such a mystery wrapped inside an enigma covered in misdirection that it would be in-character for him to leave everybody, even those on his "side", guessing as to his true plans. It could be he even intentionally misdirected most of his own people with the aliens.
30th Jan '16 8:37:51 AM DoctorNemesis
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** It's also possible that there's yet another misdirection at play; it's not as if ''The X-Files'' shies away from leading the viewer in one direction only to pull a ShockingSwerve into another direction. But yeah, ultimately it's probably BroadStrokes. The show hasn't been on air for over a decade, that's a long time to expect people to be familiar with the precise details of a myth-arc that, let's be fair here, was never exactly straightforward or entirely coherent to begin with. People know there's a GovernmentConspiracy, it involved aliens somehow, but as far as most of the watching audience is concerned the rest of the details can be streamlined as necessary and no harm, no foul. Particularly since the original conspiracy hinged on bad things happening in 2012 and, well, that apparently kind of fizzled out.
28th Jan '16 4:30:09 PM WarriorsGate
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* In the reboot, why did Mulder roll his eyes at 9-11 Trutherism, especially when his pals ''{{Series/TheLoneGunmen}}'' stopped an attempt at something creepily similar six months earlier than the actual event? Did the trio not mention it to him?
** He was actually rolling his eyes at the "government stealing our guns" part, as evidenced by him quoting it back to O'Malley verbatim in the limo later. Mulder is a distinctly '70s conspiracy theorist. He's a relic from a time when the left-leaning public were terrified and angry about Watergate, COINTELPRO, the Church Committee, the Imperial Presidency, etc., and believed the US government could and would do anything with impunity. Here, O'Malley is initially presented as a right-wing Tea Party-esque foil for Mulder; while they share a belief in government misdeeds, Mulder criticizes O'Malley for getting rich off of public paranoia and liberal-bashing without presenting any proof. It's clear Mulder seems himself as more Edward Snowden than Alex Jones.
* While I appreciate the revival attempting to wipe the slate clean and retcon massive amounts of the show's oft-messy mytharc, how the ''hell'' are we supposed to square the revelation that it was all the government's doing with scenes of the Syndicate talking amongst themselves about alien invasion, or the giant spaceship/biolab buried in the Arctic? BroadStrokes? TheManBehindTheMan? XanatosPileup?

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* In the reboot, why did Mulder roll his eyes at 9-11 Trutherism, especially when his pals ''{{Series/TheLoneGunmen}}'' ''Series/TheLoneGunmen'' stopped an attempt at something creepily similar six months earlier than the actual event? Did the trio not mention it to him?
** He was actually rolling his eyes at the "government stealing our guns" part, as evidenced by him quoting it back to O'Malley verbatim in the limo later. Mulder is a distinctly '70s conspiracy theorist. He's a relic from a time when the left-leaning public were terrified and angry about Watergate, COINTELPRO, the Church Committee, the Imperial Presidency, etc., and believed the US government could and would do anything with impunity.impunity, but ''one honest man'' with a top secret dossier could blow the lid off the whole thing. Here, O'Malley is initially presented as a right-wing Tea Party-esque foil for Mulder; while they share a belief in government misdeeds, Mulder criticizes O'Malley for getting rich off of public paranoia and liberal-bashing without presenting any proof. It's clear Mulder seems himself as more Edward Snowden than Alex Jones.
* While I appreciate the revival attempting to wipe the slate clean and retcon massive amounts all of the show's oft-messy mytharc, how the ''hell'' are we supposed to square the that revelation that it was all the government's doing with earlier episodes? Especially since this was already the plot of the fifth season, which was resolved when Mulder saw a ''giant alien spaceship/biolab'' buried under the Arctic rise up and float into the sky? Followed by season six, which had a ton of scenes of the Syndicate talking amongst themselves about like the alien invasion, or the giant spaceship/biolab buried in the Arctic? invasion was real? Is it BroadStrokes? TheManBehindTheMan? XanatosPileup?GambitPileup?
25th Jan '16 9:52:05 PM WarriorsGate
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** He was actually rolling his eyes at the "government stealing our guns" part, as evidenced by him quoting it back to O'Malley verbatim in the limo later. Mulder is a distinctly '70s conspiracy theorist. He's a relic from a time when the left-leaning public were terrified and angry about Watergate, COINTELPRO, the Church Committee, the Imperial Presidency, etc., and believed the US government could and would do anything with impunity. Here, O'Malley is initially presented as a right-wing Tea Party-esque foil for Mulder; while they share a belief in government misdeeds, Mulder criticizes O'Malley for getting rich off of public paranoia and liberal-bashing without presenting any proof. It's clear Mulder seems himself as more Edward Snowden than Alex Jones.
* While I appreciate the revival attempting to wipe the slate clean and retcon massive amounts of the show's oft-messy mytharc, how the ''hell'' are we supposed to square the revelation that it was all the government's doing with scenes of the Syndicate talking amongst themselves about alien invasion, or the giant spaceship/biolab buried in the Arctic? BroadStrokes? TheManBehindTheMan? XanatosPileup?
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25th Jan '16 4:21:26 PM Allronix
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* In the reboot, why did Mulder roll his eyes at 9-11 Trutherism, especially when his pals ''{{Series/TheLoneGunmen}}'' pretty much stopped an attempt at something creepily similar six months earlier than the actual event? Did the trio not mention it to him?

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* In the reboot, why did Mulder roll his eyes at 9-11 Trutherism, especially when his pals ''{{Series/TheLoneGunmen}}'' pretty much stopped an attempt at something creepily similar six months earlier than the actual event? Did the trio not mention it to him?
25th Jan '16 4:19:06 PM Allronix
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* In the reboot, why did Mulder roll his eyes at 9-11 Trutherism, especially when his pals ''{{Series/TheLoneGunmen}}'' pretty much stopped an attempt at something creepily similar six months earlier than the actual event? Did the trio not mention it to him?
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