History YMMV / TheXFiles

18th Dec '16 1:49:31 PM SwimToTheMoon
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** And now, it's better on Blu-Ray. All 10 seasons can be bought on blu-ray for 20 bucks a piece on average as of June 2016. Better yet, these releases, for the most part, use 35mm film transfers whereas the [=DVDs=] (and for a long time until January 2016, Netflix) used old tapes. Prior to the release, there was a seemingly built-in case of TheyChangedItNowItSucks due to seasons 1-4 being presented in 1:85.1, until the director of photography issued a statement claiming HateDumb, stating that the seasons were always filmed in widescreen so that it would be "Available". Some episodes of earlier seasons had to use upconverted video sources due to the film being too damaged, but the consensus for the most part among fans is that, with the exception of the updated opening titles, this is the definitive way to watch this series.

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** And now, it's better on Blu-Ray. All 10 seasons can be bought on blu-ray for 20 bucks a piece on average as of June 2016. Better yet, these releases, for the most part, use 35mm film transfers whereas the [=DVDs=] (and for a long time until January 2016, Netflix) used old tapes. Prior to the release, there was a seemingly built-in case of TheyChangedItNowItSucks due to seasons 1-4 being presented in 1:85.1, until the director of photography issued a statement claiming HateDumb, stating that the seasons were always filmed in widescreen so that it would be "Available". Some episodes of earlier seasons had to use upconverted video sources due to the film being too damaged, damaged (or downright missing), but the consensus for the most part among fans is that, with the exception of the updated opening titles, this is the definitive way to watch this series.
18th Dec '16 1:48:56 PM SwimToTheMoon
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** And now, it's better on Blu-Ray. All 10 seasons can be bought on blu-ray for 20 bucks a piece on average as of June 2016. Better yet, these releases, for the most part, use 35mm film transfers whereas the DVDs (and for a long time until January 2016, Netflix) used old tapes. Prior to the release, there was a seemingly built-in case of TheyChangedItNowItSucks due to seasons 1-4 being presented in 1:85.1, until the director of photography issued a statement claiming HateDumb, stating that the seasons were always filmed in widescreen so that it would be "Available". Some seasons had to use video sources due to the film being too damaged, but the consensus for the most part among fans is that, with the exception of the updated opening titles, this is the definitive way to watch this series.

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** And now, it's better on Blu-Ray. All 10 seasons can be bought on blu-ray for 20 bucks a piece on average as of June 2016. Better yet, these releases, for the most part, use 35mm film transfers whereas the DVDs [=DVDs=] (and for a long time until January 2016, Netflix) used old tapes. Prior to the release, there was a seemingly built-in case of TheyChangedItNowItSucks due to seasons 1-4 being presented in 1:85.1, until the director of photography issued a statement claiming HateDumb, stating that the seasons were always filmed in widescreen so that it would be "Available". Some episodes of earlier seasons had to use upconverted video sources due to the film being too damaged, but the consensus for the most part among fans is that, with the exception of the updated opening titles, this is the definitive way to watch this series.
18th Dec '16 1:44:18 PM SwimToTheMoon
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** And now, it's better on Blu-Ray. All 10 seasons can be bought on blu-ray for 20 bucks a piece on average as of June 2016. Better yet, these releases, for the most part, use 35mm film transfers whereas the DVDs (and for a long time until January 2016, Netflix) used old tapes. Prior to the release, there was a seemingly built-in case of TheyChangedItNowItSucks due to seasons 1-4 being presented in 1:85.1, until the director of photography issued a statement claiming HateDumb, stating that the seasons were always filmed in widescreen so that it would be "Available". Some seasons had to use video sources due to the film being too damaged, but the consensus for the most part among fans is that, with the exception of the updated opening titles, this is the definitive way to watch this series.
2nd Dec '16 3:44:19 PM MagBas
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* JumpingTheShark: Season 6's two-part episodes "Two Fathers" and "One Son" is the most commonly cited instance of where the show jumped the shark, as it relaunched the series' mythology in a new direction. The Chris Carter effect lead to various smaller ones later in the series, namely the episode literally called "Jump the Shark".

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* JumpingTheShark: Season 6's two-part episodes "Two Fathers" and "One Son" is the most commonly cited instance of where the show jumped the shark, as it relaunched the series' mythology in a new direction. The Chris Carter effect lead to various smaller ones later in the series, namely the An episode is literally called "Jump the Shark".
10th Oct '16 6:10:31 AM paulson
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** HD remasters only: while the production team had excellent foresight in regards to widescreen television usage, in "Hollywood A.D." it's obvious when a stunt double fills in for Anderson in the FunnyBackgroundEvent where Scully shows Téa Leoni how to run in heels.
9th Jun '16 10:30:55 AM drbreakfast
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** In "Anasazi", there are some very unsuccessful [[http://i.imgur.com/e7BgpFQ.jpg composite shots]] that attempt to place the actors in the New Mexico desert rather than a quarry in Vancouver.
** The [[http://vignette1.wikia.nocookie.net/x-files/images/4/4f/Space.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20080705015245 possession effect]] in "Space" is one of many well-known issues with the episode.
14th Apr '16 10:08:55 PM Lullabee
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** The nude exam scene between Scully and the other woman in "Ice" is rather tender.
23rd Mar '16 1:31:48 AM Rocketboy1313
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* SeasonalRot: You'll rarely find someone who thinks the show's entire run was worth watching. Most place the rot creeping in around season 7 and in full force for the last two seasons; some argue a downhill trajectory was noticeable earlier, at the beginning of season 6; a few claim it started as early as season 3. (Oddly enough, however, most "worst episode" lists tend to draw heavily from the first two seasons.) [[http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2373/xfilesmeme017.jpg Here's a fan's take on it.]]

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* SeasonalRot: You'll rarely find someone who thinks the show's entire run was worth watching. Most place the rot creeping in around season 7 and in full force for the last two seasons; some argue a downhill trajectory was noticeable earlier, at the beginning of season 6; a few claim it started as early as season 3. (Oddly enough, however, most "worst episode" lists tend to draw heavily from the first two seasons.) [[http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/2373/xfilesmeme017.jpg Here's a fan's take on it.]]
5th Mar '16 12:27:55 PM SorPepita
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** The Soul Eater. A EmpatheticHealer who gets abused as a disease trash can by the selfish townspeople, with the result that he's been left as a crippled wreck who can barely walk.

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** The Soul Eater. A EmpatheticHealer An Empathetic Healer who gets abused as a disease trash can by the selfish townspeople, with the result that he's been left as a crippled wreck who can barely walk.
5th Mar '16 12:18:12 PM SorPepita
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* GrowingTheBeard: After the first episode of the revival, "My Struggle" proved to be divisive, "Founder's Mutation" managed to regrow the beard for the show with it's classic monster of the week action and emotional looks at Mulder and Scully's regrets.

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* GrowingTheBeard: After the first episode of the revival, "My Struggle" proved to be divisive, "Founder's Mutation" managed to regrow the beard for the show with it's its classic monster of the week action and emotional looks at Mulder and Scully's regrets.
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