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Old 31-01-2008, 10:38   #61
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I'm only up to series 3 in rewatching (when they were first shown I think I gave up following it after series 4 and just caught the odd episode).

I am trying to remember if this was an episode of the X-Files or the Outer Limits. Note - it is NOT Ghost in the Machine from the X-Files:-

There was a computer that did all sorts of nasty stuff (can't remember any of it), but eventually gets tracked down and blown up or destroyed somehow.

Then in a final twist, it is shown that the computer had somehow managed to build another smaller version of itself, I *think* in some kind of TV van, so that it could carry on what it was doing.

Does this ring a bell with anyone? Is it Outer Limits or X-Files?
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Old 31-01-2008, 10:48   #62
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I don't think it's the X-files no.

On a related note, I have rewatched the 'arc' episodes over the last week or so, i.e.

# Season 1: Pilot, Deep Throat, Fallen Angel, E.B.E., The Erlenmeyer Flask
# Season 2: Little Green Men, Duane Barry, Ascension, One Breath, Red Museum, Colony, End Game, Anasazi
# Season 3: The Blessing Way, Paper Clip, Nisei, 731, Piper Maru, Apocrypha, Talitha Cumi
# Season 4: Herrenvolk, Tunguska, Terma, Memento Mori, Tempus Fugit, Max, Zero Sum, Gethsemane
# Season 5: Redux, Redux II, Patient X, The Red and the Black, The End
# The X-Files: Fight the Future (feature film)
# Season 6: The Beginning, S.R. 819, Two Fathers, One Son, Biogenesis
# Season 7: The Sixth Extinction, The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati, Sein und Zeit, Closure, En Ami, Requiem
# Season 8: Within, Without, Per Manum, This is Not Happening, Deadalive, Three Words, Vienen, Essence, Existence
# Season 9: Nothing Important Happened Today, Nothing Important Happened Today II, Trust No 1, Provenance, Providence, William, The Truth

and truly cannot understand the hate. I think the 'monster of the week' episodes muddied the water somewhat, and confused the issue, as watching these episodes back on their own, the whole thing makes a lot more sense.

Recommended little project when you have the time.
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I'm only up to series 3 in rewatching (when they were first shown I think I gave up following it after series 4 and just caught the odd episode).

I am trying to remember if this was an episode of the X-Files or the Outer Limits. Note - it is NOT Ghost in the Machine from the X-Files:-

There was a computer that did all sorts of nasty stuff (can't remember any of it), but eventually gets tracked down and blown up or destroyed somehow.

Then in a final twist, it is shown that the computer had somehow managed to build another smaller version of itself, I *think* in some kind of TV van, so that it could carry on what it was doing.

Does this ring a bell with anyone? Is it Outer Limits or X-Files?
'Kill Switch' from Season 5? If I remember correctly Mulder ends up strapped into a machine in a caravan and has virtual fantasies about nurses cutting his arms off!
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Old 31-01-2008, 11:12   #64
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Hmm...just read the blurb on it, but I don't think it is that one.
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Old 31-01-2008, 13:00   #65
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I don't think it's the X-files no.

On a related note, I have rewatched the 'arc' episodes over the last week or so, i.e.

# Season 1: Pilot, Deep Throat, Fallen Angel, E.B.E., The Erlenmeyer Flask
# Season 2: Little Green Men, Duane Barry, Ascension, One Breath, Red Museum, Colony, End Game, Anasazi
# Season 3: The Blessing Way, Paper Clip, Nisei, 731, Piper Maru, Apocrypha, Talitha Cumi
# Season 4: Herrenvolk, Tunguska, Terma, Memento Mori, Tempus Fugit, Max, Zero Sum, Gethsemane
# Season 5: Redux, Redux II, Patient X, The Red and the Black, The End
# The X-Files: Fight the Future (feature film)
# Season 6: The Beginning, S.R. 819, Two Fathers, One Son, Biogenesis
# Season 7: The Sixth Extinction, The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati, Sein und Zeit, Closure, En Ami, Requiem
# Season 8: Within, Without, Per Manum, This is Not Happening, Deadalive, Three Words, Vienen, Essence, Existence
# Season 9: Nothing Important Happened Today, Nothing Important Happened Today II, Trust No 1, Provenance, Providence, William, The Truth

and truly cannot understand the hate. I think the 'monster of the week' episodes muddied the water somewhat, and confused the issue, as watching these episodes back on their own, the whole thing makes a lot more sense.

Recommended little project when you have the time.
I agree. There is nothing wrong with the Alien arc episodes if they are watched properly. It is a lot easier to watch them on DVD then once a week on TV. It's not like the arc is that complicated.
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What always confused me is - when Mulder and Krychek were captured and both had the black oil put in them, how did Mulder expunge himself of it..?

I don't think it was ever explained..
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What always confused me is - when Mulder and Krychek were captured and both had the black oil put in them, how did Mulder expunge himself of it..?

I don't think it was ever explained..
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I don't think it's the X-files no.

On a related note, I have rewatched the 'arc' episodes over the last week or so, i.e.

# Season 1: Pilot, Deep Throat, Fallen Angel, E.B.E., The Erlenmeyer Flask
# Season 2: Little Green Men, Duane Barry, Ascension, One Breath, Red Museum, Colony, End Game, Anasazi
# Season 3: The Blessing Way, Paper Clip, Nisei, 731, Piper Maru, Apocrypha, Talitha Cumi
# Season 4: Herrenvolk, Tunguska, Terma, Memento Mori, Tempus Fugit, Max, Zero Sum, Gethsemane
# Season 5: Redux, Redux II, Patient X, The Red and the Black, The End
# The X-Files: Fight the Future (feature film)
# Season 6: The Beginning, S.R. 819, Two Fathers, One Son, Biogenesis
# Season 7: The Sixth Extinction, The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati, Sein und Zeit, Closure, En Ami, Requiem
# Season 8: Within, Without, Per Manum, This is Not Happening, Deadalive, Three Words, Vienen, Essence, Existence
# Season 9: Nothing Important Happened Today, Nothing Important Happened Today II, Trust No 1, Provenance, Providence, William, The Truth

and truly cannot understand the hate. I think the 'monster of the week' episodes muddied the water somewhat, and confused the issue, as watching these episodes back on their own, the whole thing makes a lot more sense.

Recommended little project when you have the time.
I planned to do that aswell but never got round to it.

The conspiracy was good early on, with characters like X and the Bounty Hunter, but I thought it got tiresome in the end. And I couldn't help but cringe every time I heard 'Super Soldier'.
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I agree it does get a bit more convoluted from season 6 on, especially concerning the cig-smoking-man and his role, but even so, it still makes sense, and taken as one/two series of a pure conspiracy-centred sci-fi show, is as brilliant as it comes.
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I'm going through the complete box set at the moment and am nearing the end of season 2. 'Humbug' was one of the creepiest and funniest things I've ever seen.

Also, why does 'The Calusari' have an 18 certificate?
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Because of the exorcism scene, I believe.
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Just came across these for those who are wanting to purchase the season DVD sets.
super-cheap Season 1-8 R4 versions (@$16.95 AUD per season!!):

http://chaos.com/onsale.asp?LOC=4000...=3635&start=21
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Or you can get all nine seasons and the movie for £78 at amazon

Works out at £8.67 per season, with the movie thrown in for free.
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