October 20, 2020
|Jelly Fish Kentucky Fried Creatures?|
October 18, 2020
Can't Help Thinking That The X-Files Episodes Are More Stephen King Schlock Than Stanley Kubrick Masterpieces For Some Reason?
|The X-Files: Unrequited (aired 1997)|
|Stanley Kubrick died on March 7th, 1999|
|The X-Files: Unrequited|
Yeah, pretty lame story-line if you take it as an action drama, but as an analogy it is quite good I suppose in that Bruce Springsteen 'Born in the USA' kind of way.The Small World Theory?
Stanley Kubrick's last two movies
And being a fan of Kubrick's work I knew he had passed away on March 7th, 1999, so to see the main villain in 'Unrequited'
*SPOILER ALERT* laying dying on the ground and giving his name, rank and serial number, as well as his date of birth of March 7th, 1952 to Scully, really caught my attention, especially because Kubrick didn't pass away for over two years from the airing of that episode.And I know that Chris Carter modeled 'The X-Files' on
But while I find the ideas explored in the TV series of 'The X-Files' interesting in a pop-cultural zeitgeist kind of way, the show reminds my of the crap movies churned out from Stephen King B grade adaptions for the screen like 'Christine','Maximum Overdrive' and 'The Lawnmower Man' , as opposed to great films like Stanley Kubrick's 'The Shining';-)
|Cruise as Ron Kovic|
'Kolchak: The Night Stalker' but I find the show doesn't rise much higher than that show as far as a TV spectacle goes.2020: A UFO Odyssey?
It's no 'Twin Peaks' and I guess that's the standard I was expecting when I heard all these X-File fans raving on about this show.
I find it a slog to watch, like running over a bunch of speed bumps of shit shows to get to the good ones on this viewing road trip of 217 episodes to journey through.
And I keep thinking am I there yet, as I try to get to the next season of shows?
I'll just be relieved to make it to the end of the 217 episodes, and I can't see myself doing any repeat viewing in the future, unless it happens to be for researching a blog post or some such task.
It won't be for my viewing pleasure that's for sure, as I don't see the attraction this show has for the fans.
Which I guess is why I'm no Trekkie either.
Good TV shows are far and few between I think.
But I'll just have to sit down and take my medicine, as I'm determined to get through all 217 episodes now that I've gotten this far.
I just hope they get better from season 5 onward.
|Deer Spotted on the Loose in Sydney — Again?|
October 17, 2020
|Scully's tramp stamp from the X-Files 'Never Again':-)|
|Aired in 1997 on Groundhog Day?|
I had written about Jodie Foster voicing a tattoo named "Betty" in the 'X-Files' 1997 episode 'Never Again' when Chris Knowles mentioned that Trudi Fraser was probably a stand in for a young Jodie Foster -Black Mirror, Arkangel, Jodie Foster and The Horses?
'Never Again' until last week, and then I realized that episode was aired on February 2nd, 1997 (AKA Groundhog Day) and I wondered if that was just an accident with Scully having got an ouroboros tattooed on her tail?-)
|The X-Files: Never Again|
|ARIEL SCHOOL PHENOMENON|
But what is it with art and aliens?'Fault in Our Stars' and 'The New Mutants' Director Josh Boone Interviews Whitley Strieber About Whitley's New Book 'A New World'?Pollock/Strieber August 11th Premonition?The Smoking [Gun?] Man and Aliens?
|The Smoking |
|Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (1996)|
'Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'' which takes the piss out of Whitley Strieber's book 'Communion' is my favourite episode so far -Then I listened to the latest 'Dreamland' podcast episode (well the free part of it anyway) where nearly 24 years on from the airing of the Cigarette Man's X-Files show about the Kennedy assassination and in another Year of the Rat, 2020, Whitley talks with Mark Shaw about his books on the Kennedy assassination -