History Trivia / TheXFiles

16th May '18 3:26:56 AM WKennedy334
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** This is mostly due to a bad case of TechnologyMarchesOn. The series frequently showcased new technology; cell phones, computers, e-mail, the internet, and various other items are seen in every episode of the original nine-season run. Unfortunately, season 1 was in 1993. They were very good about updating their technology -- season 8 episodes (2001) see flat-screen Apple computers -- but just the sheer size and appearance of the technology in the early and mid seasons is enough to date it horribly. ''[[Website/TheOnion The AV Club]]''[='=]s [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/the-x-filesmillennium-ghost-in-the-machine-ice-spa-13061 review]] of the season 1 episode [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E07GhostInTheMachine "Ghost in the Machine"]] notes how the show often portrayed new technologies as a source of mystery, awe, and potential horror, which can cause unintentional laughter in people who've grown up with those technologies and are all too aware of their limitations.\\

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** This is mostly due to a bad case of TechnologyMarchesOn. The series frequently showcased new technology; cell phones, computers, e-mail, the internet, and various other items are seen in every episode of the original nine-season run. Unfortunately, season 1 was in 1993. They were very good about updating their technology -- season 8 episodes (2001) see flat-screen Apple computers -- but just the sheer size and appearance of the technology in the early and mid seasons is enough to date it horribly. ''[[Website/TheOnion The AV Club]]''[='=]s [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/the-x-filesmillennium-ghost-in-the-machine-ice-spa-13061 review]] of the season 1 episode [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E07GhostInTheMachine "Ghost in the Machine"]] notes how the show often portrayed new technologies as a source of mystery, awe, and potential horror, which can cause unintentional laughter in people who've grown up with those technologies and are all too aware of their limitations.\\
16th May '18 3:25:56 AM WKennedy334
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Especially in the early seasons, mostly due to a bad case of TechnologyMarchesOn. The series frequently showcased new technology; cell phones, computers, e-mail, the internet, and various other items are seen in every episode of the original nine-season run. Unfortunately, season 1 was in 1993. They were very good about updating their technology -- season 8 episodes (2001) see flat-screen Apple computers -- but just the sheer size and appearance of the technology in the early and mid seasons is enough to date it horribly. ''[[Website/TheOnion The AV Club]]''[='=]s [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/the-x-filesmillennium-ghost-in-the-machine-ice-spa-13061 review]] of the season 1 episode [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E07GhostInTheMachine "Ghost in the Machine"]] notes how the show often portrayed new technologies as a source of mystery, awe, and potential horror, which can cause unintentional laughter in people who've grown up with those technologies and are all too aware of their limitations.\\
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On top of that, there's also the values of the show. It was made in a post-UsefulNotes/ColdWar environment where the big buzzword was the "new world order", [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush Bush Senior]]'s term to describe [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld the new, American-dominated state of global affairs]] where market capitalism and liberal internationalism reigned supreme -- and coincidentally, also a term used by {{conspiracy theorist}}s to describe the EvilPlan of the conspiracy. The [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic militia movement]] and their pet conspiracy theories were at their peak during this era, especially after President UsefulNotes/BillClinton was [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown caught with his pants down]]. It's been argued that the real death blows for the show (beyond SeasonalRot) were the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in 2001 and UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror removing that environment from the mainstream, consigning it to the radical fringes of society and making it somewhat disrespectful to openly support for the next decade or so -- and it's not a coincidence that the show's 2016 {{revival}} came just as conspiracy culture has returned to prominence.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: Especially in the early seasons, it suffered from this;
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mostly due to a bad case of TechnologyMarchesOn. The series frequently showcased new technology; cell phones, computers, e-mail, the internet, and various other items are seen in every episode of the original nine-season run. Unfortunately, season 1 was in 1993. They were very good about updating their technology -- season 8 episodes (2001) see flat-screen Apple computers -- but just the sheer size and appearance of the technology in the early and mid seasons is enough to date it horribly. ''[[Website/TheOnion The AV Club]]''[='=]s [[http://www.avclub.com/tvclub/the-x-filesmillennium-ghost-in-the-machine-ice-spa-13061 review]] of the season 1 episode [[Recap/TheXFilesS01E07GhostInTheMachine "Ghost in the Machine"]] notes how the show often portrayed new technologies as a source of mystery, awe, and potential horror, which can cause unintentional laughter in people who've grown up with those technologies and are all too aware of their limitations.\\
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** There's also the values of the show. It was made in a post-UsefulNotes/ColdWar environment where the big buzzword was the "new world order", [[UsefulNotes/GeorgeHWBush Bush Senior]]'s term to describe [[AmericaTakesOverTheWorld the new, American-dominated state of global affairs]] where market capitalism and liberal internationalism reigned supreme -- and coincidentally, also a term used by {{conspiracy theorist}}s to describe the EvilPlan of the conspiracy. The [[RightWingMilitiaFanatic militia movement]] and their pet conspiracy theories were at their peak during this era, especially after President UsefulNotes/BillClinton was [[CaughtWithYourPantsDown caught with his pants down]]. It's been argued that the real death blows for the show (beyond SeasonalRot) were the attacks at the World Trade Center in New York, New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, Virginia in 2001 and UsefulNotes/TheWarOnTerror removing that environment from the mainstream, consigning it to the radical fringes of society and making it somewhat disrespectful to openly support for the next decade or so -- and it's not a coincidence that the show's 2016 {{revival}} came just as conspiracy culture has returned to prominence.
6th Apr '18 6:49:59 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** The series ''almost'' ran alongside ''Series/PowerRangersTimeForce'' of all things, due to the dark tone of the latter. However, it was decided that ''Time Force'' would air on Fox Kids for the sake of brand consistency.
24th Mar '18 2:39:22 AM lakingsif
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8th Feb '18 1:09:27 AM AmuckCricetine
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* HostilityOnTheSet: According to Bill Davis, things were never happy around the lot due to David and Gillian's open warfare. (Duchovny took to the press to make fun of his hotheaded co-star, going so far to "protest" that her character won more fights than he did!). Money was an issue here as well; Gillian complained that the disparity between her and Duchovny's incomes was sexist and unfair, especially given the fact that she'd become such a major draw for the series.

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* HostilityOnTheSet: According to Bill Davis, things were never happy around the ''Series/TheXFiles'' lot due to David Creator/DavidDuchovny and Gillian's Creator/GillianAnderson's open warfare. (Duchovny took to the press to make fun of his hotheaded co-star, going so far to "protest" that her character won more fights than he did!). Money was an issue here as well; Gillian complained that the disparity between her and Duchovny's incomes was sexist and unfair, especially given the fact that she'd become such a major draw for the series. Years after the show ended, with the actors [[FireForgedFriends having become friends and all]], [[http://uproxx.com/hitfix/a-complete-history-of-gillian-anderson-and-david-duchovnys-x-files-feud/ they said part of the animosity was exhaustion from enduring long shoots together]], summing up that production "made monsters out of us".
13th Jan '18 5:22:27 PM VoxAquila
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** Creator/ThomasLigotti co-wrote an episode called "Crampton" featuring many of his hallmarks - mannequins, a TownWithADarkSecret, the existential void as the MonsterOfTheWeek - never produced, though he did rework it into a stand alone piece.
12th Jan '18 4:34:48 AM bwburke94
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* PostSciptSeason: The show faced retool after retool as they tried to wring a few more seasons out after the feature film. The seventh season is particularly guilty of premature closure. It "explained" the conspiracy arc, killed off nearly all the Syndicate antagonists, and perhaps most significantly, resolved the long-running mystery of Mulder's missing sister.

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* PostSciptSeason: PostScriptSeason: The show faced retool after retool as they tried to wring a few more seasons out after the feature film.first movie. The seventh season is particularly guilty of premature closure. It "explained" the conspiracy arc, killed off nearly all the Syndicate antagonists, and perhaps most significantly, resolved the long-running mystery of Mulder's missing sister.
23rd Dec '17 7:10:52 PM Pinokio
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* TheWikiRule: The [[http://x-files.wikia.com/wiki/Main_Page X-Files Wiki]].
4th Oct '17 3:13:56 PM KneadToKnow
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30th Sep '17 7:58:02 AM ClintEastwood
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* PostSciptSeason: The show faced retool after retool as they tried to wring a few more seasons out after the feature film. The seventh season is particularly guilty of premature closure. It "explained" the conspiracy arc, killed off nearly all the Syndicate antagonists, and perhaps most significantly, resolved the long-running mystery of Mulder's missing sister.
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