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FanFiltration said:

DrCrowTStarwarsreborn said:

FanFiltration said:

The Sting (1973) = C-

Really? Have you seen many TV productions from the 1970s? Also the cutting perfectly captured the feel of a 1930s movie and the dialog has a real punch to it. Maybe it wasn’t your cup of tea but The Sting is a long way from being badly made or cheap. I only saw it for the first time a few years ago and it is one of my all time favorite films now. To each their own and I guess if you compare it to something made today it looks like it was made for Tv, but it is a period piece that takes place in doors so I do have to wonder what you were expecting from a 43 year old film of this type. Did you expect them to spend money where it wasn’t needed and ad car chases and explosions just to make the movie look like it cost more?

I am not trying to be insulting, I am just wondering what you expected from a movie of this type and age. At the time it was made Hollywood was still recovering from the problems of the late 60s, so things were having to be kept on budget but I have to say if you have seen any photos of the 30s, this film does look like the 30s, only in colour and if you watch a lot of films from the period it has the same style of editing.

At least I think that explains why people love this film so much.

Sorry I just reread what I wrote and I noticed that it may come off as too combative, that was not my intent. I was simply trying to explain why this movie is so loved and understand what you mean by saying that it looked cheap. I know people who don’t like The Sting but I have never heard anyone accuse it of looking cheap before so I was trying to understand that.

Sorry if I gave the impression this was personal or I was rude in any way.

It must be a style thing for me on this one. For some reason, Paper Moon worked as a period piece, The Sting did not. I understand what they were going for, I just am not a huge fan of that style. The make up scar pealing off Redford in one scene got under my skin.

“Live and Let Die” B-
I like this one. The scene where Bond meets Rosie is one of Moore’s best scenes of his entries in the series. His face expressions are priceless, and his double entendre delivery is top notch. Never boring.

Yeah and it has the best theme tune of any Bond film.

I’ll have to keep an eye out for the scare coming off, I have never noticed that before, that is a fun blooper to look for next time. That’s up there with the Storm Trooper banging his head on that door in Star Wars when it comes to 70s film bloopers where they should have done a second take.

Still maybe I am a little soft on the movie just because seeing Uncle Martin be part of a plan to rip off Quint from Jaws is worth the price of admission on it’s own in my book.

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Tobar said:

Leonardo said:

Hey, this brought back memories, thanks! 😃

My pleasure! They had it on NETFLIX for a while but it looks like its gone now. Thankfully it’s out on DVD.

Oh good, I have no idea what you are talking about since I can’t watch highspeed from home but that means I can get a hold of a DvD copy of whatever it is and watch it.

I assume it will come up if I do a search for Tin Tin on Amazon or in my library system? Thanks.

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Tobar said:

You’re right! I saw a picture before and could have sworn he had pointy ears. Yeah, the Tom Paris thing always bugged me.

Yeah, I was confused on both counts the first time I saw Voyager because I could have sworn it was two characters I had seen before only to find out they were not a few seasons in.

Oddly the rip off character ended up being one of the best on the show after Holo Doc and 7 of 9, how often can you say that?

Of course what caused real confusion back in the 90s was that Robert Picardo’s character was credited on screen as just “The Doctor” and when you add in all the time travel plots Voyager used it mean that some times SCi-Fi fans wouldn’t know if you were talking about the character from Voyager or Doctor Who and that led to everyone calling him Holo Doc. I guess all the good characters on that show were fated to confuse people from day one, was that their goal? Well we are talking about a show co-created by Rick Berman, a man who once fired a composer for quote “Being too good at his job”, so maybe we shouldn’t be surprised 😃

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Tobar said:

DrCrowTStarwarsreborn said:

Of course then they went the AU route with Voyager and TNG movies. The Voyager episode with the Tuvok flash back where it turns out he just happened to serve under Captain Sulu back in the day has to be an all time low point for this sort of thing.

Um, Tuvok’s first appearance was in the opening scene of Star Trek Generations where he’s shown serving aboard the Enterprise B. Years before Voyager was a thing. They’re supposedly two separate but identical characters, but come on. Same with Tom Paris, he’s literally playing the same character from that episode of TNG where Wesley is nearly kicked out of the Academy. But they didn’t want to pay residuals to the writer of that episode so they changed his name for Voyager.

That character was not a Vulcan, how could it be Tuvok?

Yeah the Tom Paris thing was much closer and that was jerky thing to do to the writers of The First Duty considering it was one of the best episodes of TNG and Tom Paris wouldn’t exist if they had not create the their character. Still Tuvok was not in Generations and when you already have a show where they just happen to meet Quark in the first episode and then latter Janeway is briefing Picard it does make the Star Trek galaxy feel very small and when the franchise is supposed to be about exploring the final frontier that is a bad thing in my book.

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joefavs said:

Citizen Kane, just now. It’s still great, in case anyone was wondering.

I remember I was 16 the first time I saw it, i got the DvD out of the library and I wasn’t expecting it to live up to the hype but I spent all afternoon and evening watching the movie four times in a row and then when the Bluray came out I forked over $55 for the deluxe boxset, I never do that.

To this day it is my favorite movie of all time. it’s not just a great drama film but it is also a lot of fun to watch with plenty of funny moments that are full of energy and it is never chore to watch. Film making at it’s best.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

Eh, I’m just not a big fan of the EU’s penchant for assigning almost every background character from the films some grandiose backstory as a secret Rebel or Imperial agent or whatever. Couldn’t the Ice Cream Maker Guy just be a regular joe with a regular job with a regular life? I’d much rather read that type of story than a dozen warmed-over “James Bond in Outer Space” rehashes.

Yeah, sometimes this is the sort of thing that has the most impact.

In Empire seeing all those normal people fleeing grabbing whatever they could get their hands on just because Lando announced that the Empire was taking control of the city really brought home just how evil and feared the Empire was on a personal level. It also made it easy to understand why Lando would make the deal with Vader, he just wants to protect his city full of normal people. If the cloud city becomes a hot bed for rebel spies, then the emotional impact is not as great and it means we are not seeing normal people fleeing, we are seeing rebels running and that means all the Empire is doing is what every government in history has always done. It doesn’t make it right, but it also doesn’t feel as evil.

Sometimes giving something a deeper meaning and making it more of a part of the plot can lesson it’s impact.

A good example in recent years is the game Mass Effect 3. That game had the moment that packed more of an emotional punch for me then any other moment in a game up to that point. When the game starts and the Reapers invade earth there is a child in a vent that Shepard can’t save and then at the end of the first level all Shepard can do is run from earth to get help as some of the best music I have ever heard in a video game plays and watch as the kid is killed by the Reapers. Then throughout the game Shepard keeps having nightmares where the boy is consumed in flame. The boy who’s name we never learn becomes an avatar for everyone Shepard can’t save in the war and it brings home the personal costs in a way that all the big explosions in the world can’t hope to match. Then it is all undone because in the end we find out the kid was really just some sort of grand puppet master who has been manipulating Shepard the whole type and the impact is lost. By trying to make the kid a bigger part of the story the writers took away our connection with him and ended up making the players care less about him and the story.

I think that is the mistake the writers of the AU made a lot of the time with background characters in Star Wars as well.

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As someone who didn’t know what Episode VIII’s release date was before this, I have to say I am not bothered by it.

In fact I just assumed that Episode VIII would not be coming out until December 2018, since once a Star Wars series has started the films have always come out every three years, so this just means that the movie is coming out a year earlier then I thought it would.

Also the fact that Disney is willing to delay the movie I think says something good about how they are treating the franchise right now. It says that in the short term at least, they are not going to rush a film out the door just to meet a release date and I think this should be a standard applied to all movies and games at least. I really don’t want to pay the $17 it will likely cost to get into a movie by the time this comes out only to find the movie full of half baked ideas and feeling unfinished.

I have had a ton of problems with Nintendo in recent years, still I remember something someone there once said in an interview in a magazine and I think it holds true in this case. “A delayed game can still be good at some point, an unfinished game is bad forever.”

This doesn’t bother me one bit and in fact the delay fills me with hope for the future of this trilogy.

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FanFiltration said:

The Sting (1973) = C-
This film seems overrated to me. The sets and make up are horrendous, and it looks like a cheap television production. The style of the opening credits, where they used quick clip shots of the actors from later in the film, reminded me of the opening credits for Love Boat and Fantasy Island. The characters are not very likable and the plot is dragged out with average screen writing. The only thing it really has going for it is the cast. Not as good as I was expecting.

Really? Have you seen many TV productions from the 1970s? Also the cutting perfectly captured the feel of a 1930s movie and the dialog has a real punch to it. Maybe it wasn’t your cup of tea but The Sting is a long way from being badly made or cheap. I only saw it for the first time a few years ago and it is one of my all time favorite films now. To each their own and I guess if you compare it to something made today it looks like it was made for Tv, but it is a period piece that takes place in doors so I do have to wonder what you were expecting from a 43 year old film of this type. Did you expect them to spend money where it wasn’t needed and ad car chases and explosions just to make the movie look like it cost more?

I am not trying to be insulting, I am just wondering what you expected from a movie of this type and age. At the time it was made Hollywood was still recovering from the problems of the late 60s, so things were having to be kept on budget but I have to say if you have seen any photos of the 30s, this film does look like the 30s, only in colour and if you watch a lot of films from the period it has the same style of editing.

At least I think that explains why people love this film so much.

Sorry I just reread what I wrote and I noticed that it may come off as too combative, that was not my intent. I was simply trying to explain why this movie is so loved and understand what you mean by saying that it looked cheap. I know people who don’t like The Sting but I have never heard anyone accuse it of looking cheap before so I was trying to understand that.

Sorry if I gave the impression this was personal or I was rude in any way.

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Yeah I get your point now. Oh and I wasn’t saying that you were calling the movie garbage, I was being sarcastic about my own taste in films. That doesn’t always translate very well into print but being sarcastic about myself tends to be how my sense of humor runs, sorry about that.

I have read the Tin Tin comics and i will grant you the film isn’t the same animal as the comics, but then again I don’t think it is any more farther removed from it’s source then the James Bond films are from the novels they are based on so I really enjoyed it for what it was and to me it had the heart and pace that KOTCS lacked. Maybe it is more in line with the film serials Indy is based on then any of the Indy films ever were and I just can’t see it because I have seen some of the serials as many times as the Indy films, all I know is that for me it proved that Spielberg can still tell a classic adventure story.

Still i can understand your point of view, I just don’t see it myself. To me it just doesn’t feel that far removed from Last Crusade or Temple of Doom. Granted those were both sillier then Raiders, but I still think they are good films but I know a lot of people don’t.

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Speed Racer.  I know people hate this movie… I can’t help but love it.

I think i would have liked it better if the time I tried to watch it at home it didn’t give me a splitting headache and make me almost throw up. I know that is a cliche a lot of people use when talking about modern movies, but in my case with this film it is 100% true. I can’t remember if there was anything wrong with the acting or the story or not, I just remember having to shut it off because of how sick it made me feel. In this case duplicating the look of the cartoon just didn’t work for me. I really wanted to give this movie a chance, but I just wasn’t able to, sorry.

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Tobar said:

Tintin is not at all a good example to use. I love the Tintin books and I wanted to love that movie but it was so hard. That movie couldn’t decide on which side of the line it wanted to be on. They went through a lot of trouble to make the characters look hyper realistic and mocapped the actors performances and then the next second they had them running around getting into Looney Tunes level antics. Captain Haddock getting caught up in the plane’s propeller being the best example of this.

One of the best things about the book series is that they feel authentic. The characters were always treated like real people and not cartoon characters. They sometimes got into some fantastical adventures but it always felt grounded. The movie did not. It was basically a continuation of the zany antics that started in the KotCS.

For my money, this is the ultimate Tintin experience to be had outside of the books.

I think you missed my point. That being that Tin Tin had a lot of the energy that was missing from KOTCS and the lack of energy made it a chore to sit through. I am not requiring you or anyone to like Tin Tin or think it is a good movie and you are welcome to say that I am not allowed to enjoy it, but it has to be said that the pacing was much better then KOTCS’ and it had more of the classic adventure serial feel. The point I was making was that the direction is a huge improvement over KOTCS, and that has nothing to do if you like the style of animation or you think it was a realistic film.

The problem with KOTCS was it took forever to get anywhere and once it did half the time they had to replace the star with CGI and he lumbered around at such a slow pace it was hard to believe he was able to escape any of the bad guys and they had to keep turning Indy into a cartoon to do half the stunts any way, so if they are going to do that I say just make the whole film a cartoon, and it’s not like classic adventure serials and the Indy movies had not mixed slapstick with the drama in the past.

I am have read the Tin Tin comics too and there is a ton of slapstick in them so I didn’t have a problem with that, and they didn’t feel like a tour of the real world because they were packed with racial stereotypes and cliches. I am not saying they were bad, they were a product of their time and I don’t think the film was out of touch with the feel of the books at all.

Feel free to disagree with me about the film if you didn’t like it, but I don’t think you have to like it to see that Tin Tin just had more energy and passion behind it then KOTCS and it was paced a lot better, so over all I would say the direction is a lot better in Tin Tin then it was in KOTCS. In Tin Tin the action is exciting and moves the plot forward, in KOTCS it was slow and the camera didn’t move much and in the end a lot of the scenes put me to sleep. That is what I mean when I say Tin Tin proves Spielberg can still direct this type of film, I didn’t say he should write or animate it, because he never did that in the past.

I am an idiot who likes the worst garbage ever made, I admit that, and so I must also admit I enjoyed this film. Having said that I don’t think you have to enjoy it to see that it was better directed then KOTCS.

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Tobar said:

There were also weird editing choices in that film. This being the best example.

Yeah and given that the director has final call, those can be laid at Spielberg’s door but I don’t think that is enough to declare that Spielberg is washed up and can’t do this type of movie any more. I mean just look at his other film from around that time The Adventures of Tin Tin, there he is not bogged down by a Lucas script or and aging star and it has the sense of energy and fun that I expected KOTCS to have. I think Spielberg can still do this type of movie, he just needs the right type of support in order to get it done.

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The Aluminum Falcon said:

joefavs said:

The Aluminum Falcon said:

Mad Max: Fury Road- 9.5/10- The basic chase, done with flair and memorability. An unexpected turn from the director of Babe: Pig in the City.

You know he did the other three Mad Max movies, right?

I know. Though, you don’t often see a director return to a genre he did when he was younger and have it be a runaway success critically and commercially. coughKingdom of the Crystal Skullcough

Well to be fair all the stupid stuff in that movie seems to have come from Lucas’ script and since he and Lucas are such good friends and I can see why Spielberg would be blind to the faults in the scrit. I mean how many of us would go up to a friend and say “Look I know you worked really hard on this but it’s a stupid pile of garbage”? I don’t think the problem was with the direction, it was the script and the fact that Harrison Ford was just way too old to do fast paced action scenes, if you look at TFA he is always either sitting or standing still and firing a weapon in that movie, there is only really one scene that requires him to be running and even then it was a very short scene. I think a lot of factors that were really outside of Spielberg’s control(I mean unless he wanted to risk more then thirty years of friendship and I can understand why he wouldn’t want to do that over a movie)were what sank KOTCS.

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imperialscum said:

TavorX said:

imperialscum said:

TavorX said:

Meh, I’d argue it offered one of the most compelling things for the Star Wars universe and lore. I don’t see how SWTOR did, especially since Revan is a complete joke in that game.

I don’t really care about Revan side story in SWTOR (and I agree that the side story related to him is super crap). All I care are individual storylines of main characters and the main Sith vs. Republic setting. That stuff is for me one of the best Star Wars experienced for far.

Especially I like the the two Sith and the Imperial Agent storylines. It is basically the first time I could properly experience being an Imperial/Sith in a game. I also like that things are not presented in the usual boring “imperials bad, republic good” black-white contrast. Things are much more practical, down-to-earth and grey.

I will give you benefit of the doubt since I’ve heard raving praise for the Imperial Agent storyline.

Still, my curiosity is piqued when you praise SWTOR for giving you grey story material when KOTOR II also does this. It painted both Jedi and Sith in a “they’re just two extremist ideologies.” The game even will show consequence for being a jackass villian or a knight in shining armor hero and tries to encourage you to lean toward a middle ground. KOTOR II even makes you question your supposed guide/teacher throughout the game. Arguably, KOTOR I isn’t as compelling since it was mainly Jedi good, Sith bad, Republic good, Sith Empire bad routine. Doesn’t mean it’s bad by any means, as both titles aimed for different angles and achieved them very well imo.

I don’t have problems with general KOTOR2 setting and I quite enjoyed it. I actually like how the Jedi Council is selfish and on the border of corruption and all other similar aspects on individual planet story level. The storyline was very interesting until things cleared up in the end and left me disappointed. For me it would be better to leave things unexplained and end the game with no conclusion than with a bad one. I guess that may be too “hipster” for general audience.

I never made it to the end of KOTOR2 but I think I know in general what you mean, I felt the same way about Mass Effect 3. Except in that case I also felt like some of the earlier levels and character moments had been slashed and burned too, so I didn’t enjoy what led up to the ending as much as some other people did. After reading what you just wrote I don’t think I will bother with trying to finish KOTOR2 now.

Oh and while I think some parts of the AU are stupid I can’t really get too mad at it’s fans for being vocal, I mean they have spent a lot of money buying the books and other media and when there was money in it for him Lucas said it was cannon and then he turns around the first time he can make money by getting rid of it and says “No, it was stupid and you are stupid for liking it, it’s not cannon.” That has to be a real kick in the teeth. The closest I have come to that is JJ rebooting the Star Trek franchise, but even then at least he set it in an alternate universe and didn’t just say it never happened.

As with anything that is as big as the AU got I am sure there are a lot of stupid ideas in it, but I am also sure there are some really good one, and while I can understand why with so much of it out there any new film makers needed to wipe the slate clean instead of trying to keep track of it all, I can also understand why the fans wouldn’t like it and I will not get mad at them for being upset by this turn of events. Really I couldn’t see any group of fans reacting any other way to having something they loved ignored.

I know some Doctor Who fans who feel the same way about the new adventure novels, I may not agree, but I don’t blame them for after all these years being upset that the version of the story they grew up with will not be appearing onscreen after all. Also once a book or some other production is declared non cannon it is unlikely to get reprinted in the future, so it will become harder to find so that has got to suck for AU fans who are still trying to complete their collection of novels and comics or who just need a replacement copy for one the rabbit chewed on.

Bottom line is that I am glad the AU is not what they are following with these movies, but I can understand why the fans are upset.

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TV’s Frink said:

FanFiltration said:

Star Trek IV = C

Thank you! I really don’t get the love for this one.

The movie would be an after school special if it were not for all the great humor that comes from the characters and the fact that the only time we see whalers on screen they don’t seem to be monsters, just a group or poor guys doing what looks like the only job they know how to do, like most people who violate bans on hunting or fishing.

This movie has some of the best lines in the whole franchise so it can get away with alot.

Kirk: Double dumb ass on you!

Spock: Weren’t those glasses a gift from Dr. McCoy?

Kirk: And they will be again, that’s the beauty of it.

Scotty: Hello Computer(into the mouse of an Apple 2)

McCoy😦When asked how he would advise treating a patient with modern medicine)Sounds like god damn Spanish Enqusitions to me!

Guard:How is she?

Kirk: He’s going to make it.

Guard: I thought you went in with a she?

Kirk: One Little mistake.

The movie is just what was needed after the darkness of the first three movies and helped bring some verriety and fun back into Star Trek and prove that it could do comedy. Wrath of Khan is may favorite Star Trek movie, but this is my second favorite and I am the type of person who normally hates preachy movies about saving the whales, so I would say there is a good reason people are so fond of this one.

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RicOlie_2 said:

DrCrowTStarwarsreborn said:

By Grabthar’s Hammer, he will be avenged.

Well this news makes me really sad and it came out of nowhere.

It reminds me of how shocked i was when Elizabeth Sladen died.

So sad😦

I lost one of my Grandfather’s to cancer when I was only five and I had only met him twice. Man I hate cancer.

Well, look who’s back. Or have you been around for several days already and I hadn’t noticed?

I have been back a few days, a week at most.

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pittrek said:

Tobar said:

You guys mention cropping but it should be noted that the blu-rays actually expand the image not cut any of it out. The show was shot on film and cropped to fit the standard 4:3 aspect ratio of the time. The Blu-rays went back to the negatives and reveal more of the image than we’ve ever seen before.

Though I do understand the general wish that the show had maintained its original aspect ratio. That was one of the great things about the Twin Peaks HD transfers.

Oh and for anyone that’s interested in checking out these new transfers but doesn’t want to fork out the cash for the boxsets. I just discovered last night that NETFLIX has updated their version of the show with the new High Definition transfers.

Not in all scenes. Some scenes are actually cropped and resized, and it’s they’re clearly recognizable.

Ah, that would explain my getting that impression. Also it should be noted that some scenes are clearly video tape broadcast dupes, but so far only like one out of every five episodes has had this problem and the scenes in question never lasted longer then thirty seconds or so.

If I remember correctly B5 had to crop a few scenes here and there for the DvDs, because they had lost the negatives in an earthquake, so sometimes they just didn’t have a widescreen version of the scene. if the The X-Files was done for the same reason I don’t mind. Still in both cases I would rather then shift the aspect ratios, instead of cropping the picture one way or another, still I suppose that would confuse so casual viewers and it’s not like they are charging an arm and a leg for these sets. I see sets from other Networks for newer shows that have shorter seasons and fewer extras on DvD that go for around twice what these Blurays go for, so I still wouldn’t call it a bad deal. The DvD sets still were not very cheap when I checked just before Christmas so these Bluray sets where a nice surprise for me when I spotted them in Moviestop and they seem to be going for the same $20 everywhere.

Now as has been pointed out they are far from being the perfect sets I would like to see and they should not be used to archive the show, but they are better then most boxsets out today. Also I will say that the show’s film like look really comes into it’s own with this set. I mean to me the X-Files was always up there with Twin Peaks and Hornblower, when it comes to TV shows that use lighting and the camera in a way that makes them look more like films then most real films, but the restoration that doesn’t make everything look too clean and that also makes the audio much easier to hear, combined with the widesceen presentation, really does help. Oh and I can not as say enough good things about the audio, I am hearing all sorts of creepy sounds and lines of dialog in the background of scenes that I never heard before. There was about a two year period where because each season of the X-Files cost around $100 on DvD, I only owned season one, so I know each episode pretty well from watching them so many times, and yet this set is bringing out things I had never heard before.

So yes, there a lot of negatives, but there are also a lot of positives to this set, bare that is mind when deciding if to buy it or not.

As for me? I give the set as a whole a 7.5/10

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The Aluminum Falcon said:

DrCrowTStarwarsreborn said:
Wow, that sounds like the perfect set up for a series of film or mini series. It will be interesting to see where they go from there. Still that seems more like a good season ending cliffhanger then a series final, so yeah I guess that may have something to do with why I don’t remember it.

Well here is hoping we get some answers, I can’t wait. Why does the 24th have to be so far away???! 😃

Well, actually the second movie, I Want to Believe, already followed up on that cliffhanger. Unfortunately, it wasn’t all that exciting.

Last we saw them, Mulder and Scully were living together, with Scully now practicing medicine at some Christian hospital as a profession. The “in hiding/on the run” aspect, alluded to by the finale, isn’t explored much in the movie, as, less than 30 minutes in, the FBI already pardons Mulder for any previous alleged wrongdoing. Consequently, the movie sees Mulder and Scully working once again within the FBI, albeit as consultants and not full-blown agents.

EDIT: Forgot to say, in an end credits sequence, we see Mulder and Scully vacationing together in some sunny tropic place. Bahamas?

Wow, they really should have followed up on them being on the run. I fell asleep trying to get through the second movie, and that must be why. At that point I must have remembered the series final, I remember being really mad about something to do with the movie.

Still parts of it sound like how the series should have ended so maybe I will give the movie another go at some future date. Thanks for the info, I never got to the end of the movie.

Now I feel all caught up for the mini series.

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DuracellEnergizer said:

DrCrowTStarwarsreborn said:

I remember watching the last few season as they aired(We had just gotten a fox station for the first time in my area)but to be honest I have no memory of how the series ended, I mean at all so I am expecting to be lost.

Is that strange, the fact that I can so clearly remember watching the series final but I can’t remember one thing that happened in it?

Not too surprising. It was a pretty bland, mediocre finale.

Just to refresh your memory, Mulder was put on trail for killing some guy (who turned out to be an unkillable super-soldier), sentenced to death, then Scully, Doggett, and Reyes helped him escape, with Mulder & Scully both going into hiding at the end.

Wow, that sounds like the perfect set up for a series of film or mini series. It will be interesting to see where they go from there. Still that seems more like a good season ending cliffhanger then a series final, so yeah I guess that may have something to do with why I don’t remember it.

Well here is hoping we get some answers, I can’t wait. Why does the 24th have to be so far away???! 😃

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Tobar said:

You guys mention cropping but it should be noted that the blu-rays actually expand the image not cut any of it out. The show was shot on film and cropped to fit the standard 4:3 aspect ratio of the time. The Blu-rays went back to the negatives and reveal more of the image than we’ve ever seen before.

Though I do understand the general wish that the show had maintained its original aspect ratio. That was one of the great things about the Twin Peaks HD transfers.

Oh and for anyone that’s interested in checking out these new transfers but doesn’t want to fork out the cash for the boxsets. I just discovered last night that NETFLIX has updated their version of the show with the new High Definition transfers.

Oh, okay! Thanks for the info. So it’s like Babylon 5, I assumed from looking at it that it was Sienfield and some other sitcoms I have been seeing broadcast in HD lately and they were just cropping the 4x3 image.

Well then, that makes these sets a must buy, they are cheap, look amazing, and as far as I can tell they have all the extras from the DvD sets.

Sorry about getting the information wrong, I just thought Babylon 5 was one of only a few TV shows that did this and I didn’t know the X Files had been shot in widescreen before season five.

Thanks a bunch. These boxsets are a great value for $20.