X-Files Ep 3 "WereLizard"

Started by ChristineBCW, February 04, 2016, 12:34:06 AM

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ChristineBCW

Here's an interesting set of photos of the new X-File's "WereLizard" - episode 3.
http://mashable.com/2016/02/01/x-files-were-monster/#khDgaAlF3kqG

I have a feeling diehard X-Files fans might degrade this episode, but they also traded in CGI Transformations for the simpler "Cut Away Then Jump Back" to show stages of transformation, a la Larry Talbot and his famous chairs.

ChristineBCW

And no, this isn't Moe paying back one of his brothers or cousin while a taller William H. Macy looks on.

Mike Scott

Haven't seen this latest episode, yet. So far, I'm planning on sticking with the limited series to the end.
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ChristineBCW

We tried to watch the first episode of this mini-season but, halfway thru, Duchovny's low-voice rumblings were interrupted by something (clouds passing overhead, Saturn's moons rotating - something vastly more important, apparently) and we forgot to watch the rest of it.   

Oh yeah.  Now I remember. 

A commercial break.

It's really tough for Duchovny to be interrupted by the Sonic Moron Twins and GEICO mothers continually phoning their action-hero sons.  But I need to find the first two episodes on-line and catch up. 

Are X-File fans pleased with these, thus far?  Can this show make a comeback or at least drop in for a few episodes every once in a while?

ramsey37

#4
I thought this episode was by far the best of the three to date. Am I seeing things, or does the were-lizard's human alter-ego wear Kolchak's clothes?
George
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Mike Scott

Quote from: ChristineBCW on February 04, 2016, 11:04:09 AM
Are X-File fans pleased with these, thus far?  Can this show make a comeback or at least drop in for a few episodes every once in a while?

It's the same old "You can't go home, again." problem, as with all these reunion shows, but I'll stick with it, for the short run.

Do you have an "on demand" channel?
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ChristineBCW

Surely those aren't Kolchak's clothes!

I mean, after all... lifting them offa dead guy is one thing.  Lifting them off a long-since canceled dead guy seems to be downright sinful! 


...or is it?


All I can say is, "It doesn't matter.  Once we know he took the BVDs off the dead guy, that's it - game over.  I don't wanna know."

Mike Scott

Quote from: ChristineBCW on February 04, 2016, 04:44:41 PM
Surely those aren't Kolchak's clothes!

Chris Carter is a huge Kolchak fan.
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ChristineBCW

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Here's something off of G-IMAGES search for "x files werelizard" showing our Were-Kolchak in, what modeling circles call, Pose 18.  Or close to it.  Arch the small of the back, raise shoulders, more hips, more cleavage... there!  Almost got it!


Of course, the manicurist would have been fired.  Hair, too.  And such strap-marks-!  Never in my whole career have I seen that-!

But those are supposedly the Kolchakian BVDs slipped off of one murder-victim.  I guess, maybe 10,000 years ago, the WereLizards shared dead-human's undies all the time.  And Gideon Bibles wouldn't contain a list of contemporary socially-acceptable activities.  If so, I hope "Do not wear other people's undies, even dead people's" would be at the top of that list.

ravenloft

#9
I have saved all of them so far to watch. I watched werelizard Ep 3 last night and was sorely disappointed. it is almost like a comedy spoof of their own show. I remember the original X-Files being scary and mostly serious (despite the sci-fi subject matter) when I was in High school, am I misremembering and it really was this corny? So far the first one was preempted by Superbowl coverage so I missed half of it on the recording, the second was just ok and the third was a strange comedy that felt out of place. Hmmm not looking good...

I also felt like there were many many more inside jokes in this episode (or hidden homages, not sure what they were going for) that were on the tip of my tongue but couldn't quite place them. I would have never got the Kolchack reference. Was there a Silver Bullet connection? That is what came to my mind watching it last night.

The eyeball moose taxidermy head (hidden peeping) is from Murder By Death 1973 http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0074937/
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e47-DsegbcU

Mike Scott

I remember a funny episode, or 2, in the old series.
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Quote from: Mike Scott on February 22, 2016, 08:26:42 PM
I remember a funny episode, or 2, in the old series.

I really want to watch them again, and have been meaning to for some time even before the new X-files was dreamt up. I haven't seen them since they originally aired, but now I am scared to commit $$$ on DVD if it means ruining otherwise perfectly good feelings of dread memories. I distinctly remember watching some creature slip under the gap of a door on my buddies' crappy black and white TV while eating spaghetti and having the hackles raise on my neck and looking at my friend wide eyed at some sleep over. that was the scariest footage I had experienced so far up to that date, sorta reminiscent to the delicious goosebumps I felt watching Signs (M Night Shamalayamanananananaan not sure how to spell that obviously) when "the alien at the birthday party" footage moves. I love movies or shows that instill enough wide eyed terror to make me tuck my arms and legs far away from the edge of the bed that same night and trouble my sleep.
I am so jaded that I rarely get the chills, frights, heebie jeebies or get spooked from anything anymore which is a shame because I seriously crave it, I am leery of revisiting the old X-Files, I would hate to damage a perfect memory of a fright.

ChristineBCW

Rav, I'm not an XFiles fan necessarily - I missed some and used that as my excuse for not diving back in.  But this new series, I started DVRing and semi-enjoyed the comedy of WereLizard but was thinking, at the same time, "Real Fans cannot enjoy this one - the acting isn't slick, the dialog responses are slow or mis-timed." 

The Silver Bullet thing MIGHT be the Green-Bottle reference.  The part that gave me a genuine laugh was Mulder reaching into his jacket pocket and drinking from his own green glass bottle. 

The XFile Fans I've run across state almost exactly your comments - "Am I mis-remembering the old series or what?"  No.  I think this WereLizard is just a weirdo "Am I a butterfly dreaming I'm human, or the other way around" kind of ordeal. 

Bill Murray once chanted, "It just doesn't matter... it just doesn't matter."  Well said.

Mike Scott

Quote from: ravenloft on February 22, 2016, 08:42:36 PM
I really want to watch them again, and have been meaning to for some time even before the new X-files was dreamt up.

One of the cable channels runs mara/minithons of them every day.
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Mord

 I love the concept of the monster fearing turning human, for a change. It was a fairly enjoyable installment (and, yes, there were many goofy, comedic episodes in the original series too).