ObfuscatedAgent wrote:I agree with all of the above lol. Especially, William and Scully back to her regular self. No more Emo Scully, as I affectionately call her for seasons 8 and 9. I also want to see them investigating together, "together" being the key word here. The team needs to be together professionally, and romantically of course
SpecialAgent88 wrote: The X Files should try and tie up all its loose ends with a final mythology episode, with Mulder and Scully saving the world and being reunited with William to complete their happy family in the end.
Now the Doggett comment is a little surprising, as he was a major part of the X Files in the final two seasons and became a believer in Mulder and Scully’s effort to find the truth. I don’t think CC would kill off a character such as Doggett in 5 seconds flat, as you say, because there is no reason to kill him off at this point. I don’t think FOX wants the final movie to be projected in a negative way because it already has a shrinking fan base. Hollywood is all about looking good and entertaining fans and it’s called good PR (public relations), so if by chance Doggett is in the movie, I doubt he will get killed off. Also, from your comment I’m guessing that Doggett is not one of your favorite characters.
Can I ask scully_hair when did you start watching the X Files?
scully_hair wrote:XF3 should NOT deal with the alien invasion, because that way, it would quickly turn into a crummy disaster movie with a predictable ending, where Mulder and Scully swoop in and save the day and then kiss passionately at the end. So if CC is planning on doing this, he might just as well move on to other projects, because that would suck.
I'd like to see another cool MOTW scenario, a sort of IWTB 2, only grander, more expensive and more supernatural. IWTB was really your typical thriller and this time around I want to see something more original, innovative and twisted.
Gillian just doesn't look like Scully with that long hair, so I'd like to see her with shorter hair. Mulder needs a face lift. He looks way too old.
I don't want Doggett in this movie, nor Reyes. Well, on second though, Doggett may appear, but the only way I'll approve of it, is if he gets cruelly murdered within five seconds.
Agent Spooky wrote:It's probably going to be about the invasion
scully_hair wrote:Agent Spooky wrote:It's probably going to be about the invasion
Well, of course it'll deal with the invasion. I'm just saying, that I personally don't want CC and co. going down that road.
As for Mulder...that "too-old-for-all-the-action" look he's sporting is a major turnoff and has to go.
lamia wrote:What would I like to see?
No surprises on my list really: Mulder, Scully, William, Skinner, Doggett, Monica, Gibson, Mrs scully, shapeshifters, super soldiers, a spaceship here or there, a good o' investigation of some sort, a bit of a war, plenty of action.
I want the show's creators to respect their own creation - not budget contraints....
I want something that is as visually arresting as the cornfields at night of XF1, or the snowscapes of XF2 (although, I'd be quite happy if we stayed away from snow for XF3)
Actually, I want answers, resolution, emotional satisfaction; I want Mulder and Scully to finally get the feeling they've achieved something - that maybe, just maybe, the sacrifices they've made along the way were (almost) worth it.
I want all these things but I realise they come with at a price. I ask myself, "what makes The X-Files the X-Files?" I've debated this question for a long time and come to the conclusion what made the tv show the tv show I love will not work for the movie I want to see. The tv show posed a lot of questions but was expert at ducking answers ... ironically, it was expert at ducking the truth. Perhaps it did this because in its baldness, the truth is never as scary or mysterious as being left in the dark. Well, I want the movie to be brave. I want the shows creators to be brave and have answers ... to say this story is no longer a procedural investigation, this movie is about an invasion. It's time to change the parameters of the storytelling.
If a third movie were greenlighted I feel the creators would be doing a disservice to their own creation to ignore 2012. If they did go for a MotW stand alone then they'd better be absolutely sure that the idea behind it was worth it.
Even though I reckon a good percentage of the fanbase would feel cheated.
I agree with many of the things you are saying, but I'm a little confused with this statement "It's time to change the parameters of the storytelling"? Could you explain what you mean? Thanks
Agent Spooky wrote:lamia wrote:What would I like to see?
Definitely agree with the bolded though -- it's no longer what it started out to be... time to branch out there and don't be afraid of doing so.
EDIT: Another thing I could say is, it's time for Mulder and Scully to stop being reactive and start being active. So far, most of their steps have been in response to what happens to them. If you know an invasion is coming (and you'd like to take a stab at surviving it) you'd probably start planning. As investigators, Mulder and Scully could play an obvious and important role on the intelligence-gathering side of things.
Dana Doggett wrote:
I do not want a happy ending for the main characters. When I first started watching TXF back in 1998 (summer) I decided then and there (after coming to better understand the mytharc and characters through reruns) that I want Mulder to give his life to save the world. I've been stuck on that idea ever since and anything less than that will leave me highly disappointed. Mulder is the hero, I want him to be a tragic hero, selfless in the end in order to save the ones he cares about the most.
Dana Doggett wrote:I also really don't understand how some fans actually think that Mulder and Scully should tear William away from his adoptive parents. They are his parents now, not Mulder and Scully, and yes, I do think if M&S showed up and tried to take him back that that act would be heartless.