Only until like season 6 or so after that I never could stay interested.
I watched some of the shows with my kids. The one's about aliens were ok, but I saw one where this thing crept down the chimney and ate your liver, and after that I was a lot more selective about which ones I saw. To this day I check the chimney flue to be sure it's closed periodically. ;-)
Harry,(captaincrunch)I never could get into X-files but I did have a crush on 'Scully" for awhile. Back in the 90's when Bill was with Monica, I was watching Babylon Five, Star Trek Voyager, Farscape and all the Stargate's (no wonder I could not a date)Sci-Fi channel Rocked back then, now they Suck because NBC took them over and destroyed Sci-Fi channel like they took over and destroyed the Weather Channel.Now I at least got "Walking Dead, Vikings and Hell on Wheels" God Help Us if NBC takes over the AMC network!I really, really miss Breaking Bad. Hiezemberg Lives!I read a lot of books, I mean I really, really read a lot of books Harry. I read all the "Dune" books by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert and Keven J. Anderson. I read most of Author C. Clarkes books, Ben Bova, Frederick Phoul, etc, etc, etc.I also like Ayn Rand, and many others.I am waiting on the next "Dune Book" Mentat's of Dune" that will be out next month. I am a complete Dune Fanantic. If you want to read about a rich universe where everyone is fighting over a single commodity that can not be copied and comes from only one planet, read the Dune books. It all mirrors our civilization in many, many ways and it starts off about 3,000 years in the future and concludes 27,000 years in the future if I recall.The Spice Melange is what is used by the Spacing Guild to navigate spaceships and the Spice Melange comes from only one planet and that is "Dune"It is a super drug of sorts that greatly enhances human intellect, pre-science vision, longevity of human life, etc, etc, etc.The spice has to be used because supercomputers and A.I. are outlawed because of a "manchine revolt' (computers and robots taking over the human race) and later there was a revolt against the 'thinking machines" called the "Butlerian Jihad"Now you know why I'm still single:)I'm Uber Geek and Proud.
Dune just got to silly for me after about Messiah came out. All those Duncan clones and turning whats-his-name into a sandworm just turned me off the entire thing.I liked all the Startreks as long as they kept the Black Supremest guys away from the writing , directing and acting anyway and didn't try and play social engineer. I realize that was a large part of Roddenberry's vision but they took it a bit too far on many occasions in my opinion.Bab 5 was a damned good series. A bit too surreal at the end and the offshoots never did catch on though.Ever read any of the "Lost Regiment Series" You have to put up with old Forstchen's (ya "one Second After" Forstchen) Liberal/Socialist/Multi-cult undertones as try as he might he cannot shake his New England taint but they are very good books. Forstchen also has a morbid curiosity with eating people but he knows his 19th century science that's for sure. They are kinda steam punk for the mature in a way.
Pioneer Preppy,(captaincrunch)In Dune Messiah and God Emporer the big picture was Leto II was know as the tyrant and his secret plan was the great Diaspora to break up the human race and scatter the human race throughout the Universe because through prescience Leto II know the thinking machines would come back to attempt to destroy the human on all planets.The Duncan Idaho Ghola's or (clones) most of which were twisted (upgraded) allowed the final version in the final book (Sandworms of Dune) to allow Duncan Idaho to become the third and last "Qasurach Haderach" or Super Being (Messiah) so it all made since in the end.Almost forgot, the thinking machines were using "Planetary Obliterators" to destroy entire planets as easily as a B-52 doing a convential carpet bomb run over Cambodian jungles, hench the reason for the Leto II's "Great Diaspora" and the breakup of the C.H.O.A.M and the old order as well as the breakup of the Spacing Guild.The rich tapestry or the Dune stories mirrored the last five thousand years of human history and the evolution of societies and civilizations and how they build on each other to cumulate with what we have (or was, the best) The United States (at least up until recently) civilization.I can say this, one thing our civilization has that no other civilization ever had in past history is "electronic communication' The Romans had roads, but we have telephones, cell phones and now the internet. No other civilization in human history had such a great tool.There were always weapons, clubs, spears, swords, etc. and they got better in time. Better gadgets, tools etc in every civilization, but electronic communication eclipse's all of them.Our government may collapse under the crushing weight of economic chaos sometime in the future, and we will have the subsicant civil war and breakup of the United States, I predict. However many countries will remain intact and their telecommunications systems will remain intact and whatever countries and city states of the future rise will enjoy the fruits of advanced telecommunications that we laid the groundwork for.Harry, Sorry for taking up a huge amount of space on your blog with all of this, but I hope you find all of this fascinating. Pioneer Preppy, I will check out the "lost regiment series"
I only read Dune. I had to read it for a class. I never really figured out what was going on, and haven't read any of the follow on's. I liked the Foundation series, with "The Mule." I miss Breaking Bad too, and I didn't like the way it ended. Hell on Wheels is good. I like Defiance, Falling Skies, The Americans, The Vikings, The Road. None of which are currently on. That's what blogs are for, CC. Write all you want to.
Love X Files - wish we had channel 341 here... LOL
Satellite TV would work well out there where you are. No trees or mountains to block the signal. Does South Africa have satellite tv?
The truth is out there.... but so are lies.That was a great show until both Mulder and Scully left. The movies were ok, and the story that both actors were shacking up a couple of years back was... well, interesting considering the relationship they had in the show and the bedroom scene in the second movie.
I don't think I saw the second movie. I saw the first one though. Did X files go on after the two actors left? That would have been a hard sell, people identify the stories with the characters most times. You don't hear much of either of them anymore. I know the guy who played Mulder had a couple of mega bomb movies, but Gillian Anderson just kind of disappeared. It was something I could do with my kids, watching the X files. Now that it's on tv again in the evenings, I am recording them and just watching the ones that look interesting. If the story is about some hideous monster that comes out of the woods and gets the old guy who lives by himself in the cabin, I just delete it. >:-0
I think it went on for one season after they left. I don't remember watching that season. Gillian Anderson is a strange bird and kind of a hermit. yes, there were several of the episodes that you mentioned....
Gillian Anderson was ina couple of British shows. One is available of Netflicks I believe.
She must be getting on now. I wonder if she is still pretty. I saw Cindy Crawford on television recently. She is sixty something and still looks like the Trojan War was fought over her.
She probably doesn't need any money, so if she's still working I suppose it would just be because she wants to. She must be reclusive to an extent because you never hear anything of her on the news.
you know I love all this stuff. Watch the skies! I seriously digging the Mars One Mission. how amazing is that, people from our life time are going to see if they can make a colony on Mars.
I'm interested in UFO things, and I enjoy the History Channel shows although the "Ancient Alien" series, though fun, is pretty bizarre. I agree with that physicist, Hawkins, isn't it, the guy who is disabled. He said if Aliens ever arrive here, it will be bad day for planet earth. I hope they aren't counting on the U.S. to pay for any of the Mars mission. We don't have two nickles in hard cash left to rub together. But we can sure print up a lot of paper money if that will help! :-)
its a Euro thing centred in The Netherlands I think. population is growing and we don't have the resources to carry on as we are. we are a plague
We are seeing that here as well. Particularly clean water is getting to be a serious problem. I look at my spring bubbling up from the ground and at least I know my water doesn't have chemicals, pharmaceuticals,or sewage in it.
My husband is a fan. I never really watched it.
Some of the shows are good. Some of them will have you waking up intermittently all night, and reaching under your pillow to make sure your pistol is still there.