" Synchromysticism:
The art of realizing meaningful coincidence in the seemingly mundane with mystical or esoteric significance."

- Jake Kotze

December 20, 2012

The Lone Gunmen TV Show ... WTF?

"The Lone Gunmen is an American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter and broadcast on Fox.
 It was a spin-off of Carter's science fiction television series The X-Files and a part of The X-Files franchise, starring several of the show's characters. 
The Lone Gunmen was first broadcast in March 2001 and, despite positive reviews, its ratings dropped.
The program was cancelled after thirteen episodes. 
The last episode was broadcast in June 2001 and ended on a cliffhanger which was partially resolved in a ninth-season episode of The X-Files entitled "Jump the Shark".
The series revolved around the three characters of 
The Lone Gunmen: Melvin Frohike, John Fitzgerald Byers and  
Richard Langly, a group of "geeky" investigators
 who ran a conspiracy theory magazine. 
They had often helped FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files
 September 11th parallel
 The pilot episode depicted a plane being flown into the New York World Trade Center; it originally aired six months before 9/11
Foreshadowing a number of conspiracy theories which would arise in the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, the plot of the March 4, 2001 episode depicts a secret faction within the US government plotting to hijack a Boeing 727 and fly it into the World Trade Center by remote control. 
The stated motive was to increase the military defense budget by blaming the attack on foreign interests. 
In the episode, the plot is foiled by the protagonists, who board the doomed plane and deactivate the malicious autopilot system just seconds before the plane would have reached the World Trade Center."
The Lone Gunmen (TV series)
I bought this series on DVD after recommendations from Chris Knowles at The Secret Sun, and started watching it the other day.
Apart from the stunning parallels to real life events in the pilot episode of the September 11 events from 2001, having just seen the new James Bond movie Skyfall, I couldn't help thinking of the strange parallels between the villain in Skyfall and the Frohike character in the episode of The Lone Gunmen titled  
Eine Kleine Frohike.
Both pieces of fiction deal with mother issues as well, and both involve a character by the name of Jimmy, or James Bond.  
Could the writers of Skyfall be secret The Lone Gunmen fans?
Another mystery to be solved ;-) 
Bacardi Silver?
 See the 1:10 mark of the above You Tube to get the bacardi /silver connection.
Also in the first episode proper Bond, Jimmy Bond there is a blind football team with the bat logo on their helmets and bond makes a reference to "all the silver in fort knox".
Why not gold, since that's what fort knox was really more famous for?
There is also a rouge "Lone Gunman" called Eve in the TV show.
Evelyn Salt?
 But Eve is very much the Catwoman in many ways.
I've only watched a handful of these TV shows so far, so I can't wait to see what else there is to find that this show has in common with other modern movie themes.

1 comment:

  1. Loved the X-files but never saw a single episode of the lone gunmen. Interesting about the prescient parallels to 9-11. Creativity/synchros - we talked about it in 7 secrets. Thanks for posting!
    Do let us know when the world ends over there!