Non-English Speaking X-Files Fans
In the next few weeks there is an X-Files DVD coming out. Up until today, I thought it was going to be called X-Files: Revelations (and in the US it still is), but in the UK, at least, it seems to be called X-Files: Essentials. Ah, who cares about what it’s called, it’s what’s on it that counts.
This is being released as a ‘primer’ for the new film. You don’t need to watch these in order to understand the film, but if you want to remind yourself of the X-Files or if you never watched it in the first place, this DVD has an excellent selection of episodes which will give you a good taster of what the X-Files is all about.
The episodes are as follows:
- “Pilot” (from Season 1)
- “Beyond the Sea” (from Season 1)
- “The Host” (from Season 2)
- “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” (from Season 3)
- “Memento Mori” (from Season 4)
- “Post-Modern Prometheus” (from Season 5)
- “Bad Blood” (from Season 5)
- “Milagro” (from Season 6)
- Bonus features: 2008 theatrical trailer; Wondercon talent panel session
As I was typing those out, I was going to do a little review about each episode and kept thinking, “Oh, I love this one!” “This one is sooooo great!” “This is my favourite.” “No, this is my favourite!” “THIS one!” “This one’s excellent…” So, I’ve just put a plain old list. :) The episodes they’ve chosen for this DVD really are the best of the X-Files without even really delving into the mytharc.
I’m going to start an X-Files Episode Chat thing where everyone watches the same episode on the same day and gets together online to talk about it and meet other people over the following few days. The aim is to try and get the RIDICULOUSLY HUGE number of X-Files fans out from their fan sites and into the world (so everyone can see just how many there are!). I’m going to work out a schedule for it – I want to start it soon, but the damned DVD doesn’t come out until the 14th of July! :(
But what I’m MOST interested in is getting non-English speaking fans on board to run episode chats in their own language. There are HUGE numbers of fans in Germany, Russia, Italy, France, Spain, South America, Asia… X-Files fans are EVERYWHERE! So, if you’re a non-English speaking fan and you want to do this, please email me (look on the righthand side of this blog page for my address or if you’re reading this on BigLight or in Facebook, PM me.) and let me know!
(*ahem* For the latest leaked X-Files photos have a look at XFN)