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kimmy September 21, 2018, 07:09 ET

Disney's Massive Streaming Service Coming in 2019

And Marvel movies. And Star Wars. And Indiana Jones. And Disney live action films like Alice in Wonderland or Pirates of the Caribbean. It can be big.

Although I wonder, in a few years' time when no more DVDs/BluRays come out for new shows and streaming is the only way to watch them, even if each service is like 10 €/month, who is going to pay every month each separate service: Netflix, HBO, Disney, Amazon, CBS, Apple, that's already 60 €/month... (OK, there would be overlap in their libraries, but only some)

kimmy September 19, 2018, 05:09 ET

The X-Files: An Exclusive Guide of the Vancouver Filming Locations

Great photos and I'm sure you had a memorable trip!
I would have loved to have been to Buntzen Lake in a day with an atmosphere like this, fog, clouds. I think that's where the episode of Millennium "Lamentation" was shot, too.

kimmy July 20, 2018, 08:07 ET

Interview of The X-Files Creator Chris Carter

"I think she’s stated that she’s finished her run."

Does he mean that he just read about this online? Does he mean he remembers her mentioning it but he is not sure anymore because his memory is fuzzy on not important things? Does he mean that they discussed this between them and that his own interpretation and only his own interpretation is that she's finished? Does he mean that he keeps thinking about that statement? So many mysteries to explore!

kimmy July 20, 2018, 08:07 ET

The Fourth Evangelion Film Will Be Released in 2020!

That means we should have a trailer in 2021, with 80% of footage that won't be in the final film. Super-excited nevertheless!

kimmy July 13, 2018, 04:07 ET

Ask Your Questions to The X-Files Scientist Anne Simon

Thank you for the opportunity!

- Dr. Anne participated in writing the My Struggle II episode, then at the final moment Chris Carter cut the final ten pages and made a cliffhanger out of the episode. Were these ten pages what we saw in My Struggle III or even IV, or was it something else entirely (and what?)?

- In My Struggle II there are all these conspiracy theories about what really triggers the Spartan virus to shut down the immune system (microwaves, chemtrails, CO2), so how does it really happen?

- Are we to understand that the Spartan virus is alien, or was it created by humans? Was it derived from the Black Oil virus from the first movie?

- So what's the Black Oil up to these days?

- You wrote the "Real Science" book when the series was starting season 6. Did you continue to be involved as science advisor during seasons 6-9 when the show was shooting in Los Angeles? Do you have an example where they called you for advice during those years?

- How likely is it that a scenario like the one in the series, with biological warfare helped by weakened immune systems through genetic engineering, might happen in the real world?

- A lot has happened since the 1990s in science, do you have an example where the science we saw in the show would have been different had it been written today?

kimmy June 21, 2018, 10:06 ET

Fight the Future: 20th Anniversary - Share your story!

"In a world..."

...In a world before streaming and DVDs and torrents, I harassed my video club every week in order to know whether the latest X-Files VHSs had arrived. It was the summer of '98 and in my part of the world the special editions imported VHSs came out months before the episodes were shown on TV. I wanted to see the Patient X two-parter before seeing the movie, and I did. They also released The End but I don't remember if I saw that one before or shortly after the movie.

...In a world before big cinema multiplexes, you just went to the counter with cash and bought your ticket minutes before the film started. I was so anxious that the theater hall would be full and that I couldn't get in or I would get an uncomfortable seat that I harassed my local proto-multiplex to convince them to sell me tickets earlier. I must have been the first ever to get tickets days in advance of the screening, for myself and my uncle.

...In a world before people were obsessed with spoilers, you could come upon spoilers unannounced. In my part of the world, the movie was released months after the USA, and so I essentially had the whole plot spoiled to me by reading it in a magazine, in the middle of a larger article on the movie. I don't remember being really mad about that, and I was certainly very, very excited when I saw it in the cinema.

20 years is a lot! Star Wars was 21 when FTF was released...

kimmy June 21, 2018, 10:06 ET

The Alternative X-Files Credits

At first I disliked that Forehead Sweat based itself too much in the world of today, with too many references to Trump and details of his pre-election campaign that might not ring any bell to a viewer from a few years from now. It's as if the episode lost some of its timelessness by being too current. Then I rewatched From Outer Space, which remains one of my favourite things ever, and in it there's Jesse Ventura and Alex Trebek among many other references. You could say the references in the world of UFOlogy and conspiracy theories (Jacques Vallee, etc) are purposefully obscure for any viewer, but Ventura and Trebek were there for the average viewer of the 1980s and 1990s to recognize! Today they are very quaint, and while the Men In Black are still entertaining, the oddity of having these actors in there is lost on today's viewer. So references to current events and pop culture always were in Darin Morgan's scripts. I wonder how Forehead Sweat will hold up to future viewers.

kimmy June 20, 2018, 11:06 ET

Star Trek: Discovery Showrunner Gets Exclusive Five Year Deal

More Picard? Yes, please! The Starfleet Academy show is an idea that has been around for decades, it might be interesting! But it all depends how it's done...

I'm not a big fan of Kurtzman's productions -- this all sounds very heavy and "mainstream-ized". They'd better focus on making an interesting series instead of getting ahead of themselves and create a thousand spin-offs, like Star Wars or Marvel or DC (interestingly, Kurtzman is also in developing the DC movies for Universal!). I'll focus on The Next Generation for now -- the looks of Discovery don't attract me much.

kimmy June 20, 2018, 10:06 ET

The X-Files Movie Celebrates its 20th Anniversary

Wow two decades, my favourite show is really getting old!...

Who remembers this? Featuring the Cigarette-Smoking Man and Agent Doggett's brother!

Also, this article is more complete and has some photos and trivia I did not know about!

kimmy April 6, 2018, 12:04 ET

The X-Files video games

There's the all-new Deep State game on Android, which is really about finding items in a limited time.
There was the Resident Evil-like Resist or Serve PS2 game in 2004, which was really about shooting and kicking things.

And then there was the 1998 PC/PS1 game which had real footage with videos and photos, with actors, directing, and real cinematography that made it look like it's straight from the series in its Vancouver years! Although some parts of it have aged badly and the acting is not great, I still have very fond memories of this game. Plus, it fits in the mythology of the show quite nicely, with alien autopsies in train cars and ships carrying alien material and the Black Oil (all like in Nisei/731/Piper Maru/Apocrypha).

It's still possible to install and play but it's not that easy 20 years later. You can find many videos online with the entire game - a lost episode from the series!

Anyone remember playing this?


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