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Favourite episode from each season

Postby LittleStarbuck » August 24th, 2015, 12:10 pm

Simply, what is your favourite episode from each season? :-)

For me...

Season 1- Ice
Season 2- Die Hand Die Verletzt
Season 3- War of the Coprophages
Season 4- Home
Season 5- Detour
Season 6- Field Trip
Season 7- Je Souhaite
Season 8- Existence
Season 9- Lord of the Flies

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby Andrew80 » August 25th, 2015, 12:17 pm

1. Erlenmeyer Flask
2. Duane Barry
3. 731
4. Home
5. Folie a Deux
6. Drive
7. Sein und Zeit
8,9-seasons not worth of making this list.

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby TruthIsOutThere » August 25th, 2015, 1:33 pm

Great question!

1) "Beyond the Sea"
2) "Duane Barry"
3) "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'"
4) "Small Potatoes"
5) "Bad Blood"
6) "The Unnatural"
7) "Je Souhaite"
8) "Roadrunners"
9) "John Doe"
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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby AJBlack » October 23rd, 2015, 5:01 am

Here's mine:

1) The Erlenmeyer Flask
2) One Breath
3) Pusher
4) Synchrony
5) The Pine Bluff Variant
6) Tithonus
7) X-Cops
8) Redrum
9) The Truth

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby syzygy620 » October 23rd, 2015, 4:31 pm

Subject to change on a whim, but here's what I came up with. There were just a few seasons I couldn't pick just one :P

S1: Ice & Beyond the Sea (tie)
S2: Duane Barry/Ascension
S3: Paper Clip
S4: Elegy
S5: Bad Blood
S6: Monday & Arcadia (tie)
S7: Requiem
S8: Roadrunners
S9: Trust No 1

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby maurisap » October 23rd, 2015, 4:49 pm

I don't know if I could pick one episode. It depends on the mood!
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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby Doug Hutchison » October 24th, 2015, 2:22 pm

AJBlack wrote:Here's mine:

1) The Erlenmeyer Flask
2) One Breath
3) Pusher
4) Synchrony
5) The Pine Bluff Variant
6) Tithonus
7) X-Cops
8) Redrum
9) The Truth


Hmm. Interested in some of these.:

4 - I didn't think there was anything in this to elevate it above "solid episode" status.

5 - Not sure if I'd call it the best of a series but definitely something different and a very strong episode.

6 - Much like Synchrony, albeit better.

7 - Again something very different.

8 - An entertaining hour of TV but is it really an X File? Scully and Doggett are barely even there.

9 - Is this just because Mulder's back? I know the season is slim pickings, but really?

I guess what I find interesting about your choices is that you've chosen Synchrony and Tithonus which I'd classify as being pretty generic X Files, but you've also gone for some of the more radical ones in Pine Bluff and Redrum. Hard to pin your taste in X Files down.

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby AJBlack » October 25th, 2015, 5:50 am

I think your analysis there is pretty spot on dude, and I'm sure most people would agree.

I love 'Synchrony' because I'm a massive massive fan of time travel fiction and this was the only time TXF ever hit the concept square on.

'The Pine Bluff Variant' it's the score I love more than anything else, Mark Snow came up with something really thrilling for that one, and unique.

'Tithonus' I just think is hugely creepy with an amazing performance by Geoffrey Lewis, plus a haunting final line from Mulder. One of the best standalones.

'X-Cops' because it's just mental and fun.

'Redrum' I know feels more like a Twilight Zone or Outer Limits but I love reverse time stories & Joe Morton is great in anything.

As for 'The Truth', I confess I need to watch S9 properly again as its the season I'm least familiar with, but nothing else has stayed in my mind. I've only ever watched that entire season once.

So yeah, pretty personal & idiosyncratic reasons for my choices I guess :D

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby TruthIsOutThere » October 26th, 2015, 4:45 pm

They are interesting choices; some of them (like "Synchrony" and "Tithonus") are episodes I'm not that fond of (I mean, they're still XF, so still great; just not some of the better ones, in my mind). But your rationales are solid, and everybody likes things unique from other people, and there's nothing wrong with that. I really like the tenseness (and the score is amazing) of "Pine Bluff", too. I like "The Truth" as well.
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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby AJBlack » October 27th, 2015, 7:13 am

More accurately, I like the last twenty minutes of 'The Truth'. If it had been like that all the way through, it would have been a kickass 'finale'.

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby FlyingSquirrel42 » November 1st, 2015, 7:30 pm

1: Fallen Angel
2: One Breath
3: Paper Clip
4: Memento Mori
5: The Red and the Black
6: The Unnatural
7: X-COPS
8: Empedocles
9: Hellbound

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby Andrew80 » February 9th, 2016, 4:10 am

Season 10: Mulder And Scully Meet The Were-Monster.

I haven't watched last three episodes yet, but considering Home Again is about William (so I've read) and the last two are written by CC, I think I'll stick to my choice :)

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby barchick » February 9th, 2016, 5:50 am

Ooft this is going to be tough.

1.Ghost in the Machine
2.Our Town
3.Pusher
4.I can't choose one, impossible... Unruhe, Memento Mori, Never Again, Small Potatoes
5.Redux I/II
7.Two Fathers/One Son
8.The Gift
9.Audrey Pauley

I'm going to hit send because if I don't I'll add another ten episodes to seasons 3-7

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby ItsOutThere » March 3rd, 2016, 3:46 pm

Because I find it incredibly hard to choose one, so my seasons have two (I'm greedy!)

Season 1- Ice
Season 2- Humbug / Die Hand Die Verletzt
Season 3- Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space / War of the Coprophages
Season 4- Home / Small Potatoes
Season 5- Bad Blood / The Post-Modern Prometheus / Detour
Season 6- How the Ghosts Stole Christmas / Field Trip / Dreamland / The Unnatural
Season 7- Hollywood A.D. / X-Cops
Season 8- This Is Not Happening
Season 9- The Truth
Season 10 - Babylon

Special mention to season 5-6 in which I loved 90% of episodes (Hence many choices).
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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby TruthIsOutThere » March 4th, 2016, 4:19 pm

Truth raises his hand "Teacher... ItsOutThere cheated!!!" ;)

I suppose I should add one for Season 10: "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster".
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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby FunkyFiles » March 5th, 2016, 9:06 pm

Nice topic, here´s my list:
S1: Erlenmeyer flask, 2nd: Ice
S2: F.Emasculata, 2nd: Dod Kalm
S3: Pusher, 2nd: Grotesque
S4: Synchrony, 2nd: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man
S5: The Pine Bluff Variant, 2nd: Folie a Deux
S6: Drive, 2nd: Milagro
S7: En ami, 2nd: The Amazing Maleeni
S8: Redrum, 2nd: Salvage
S9: 4-D, 2nd: Sunshine days
S10: My struggle II, 2nd: Babylon

I found myself with problems choosing my favourite episode from season 2, a lot of them are so good! (The Host, Blood, Duane Barry, One Breath, Irresistible, Hambug, The Calusari!! :day )

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Re: Favourite episode from each season

Postby ItsOutThere » March 16th, 2016, 4:05 pm

TruthIsOutThere wrote:Truth raises his hand "Teacher... ItsOutThere cheated!!!" ;)
I suppose I should add one for Season 10: "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster".


It's not so much cheating as it is expanding the answer without approval :P
I love the reluctant sounding "I guess I should add this episode...."
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