The X-Files DataBase Blog

November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving + SyFy = James Bond?

Filed under: Uncategorized — xfilesdb @ 4:33 pm

First thing’s first- Happy Thanksgiving!  i hope that every one of my followers is fortunate enough to have a big meal with family and friends.  It is also my wish that all of you are cognizant of any of your neighbors who are poor of bank statement or of health who may not have a good Thanksgiving, and that you would share something with them.  Invite to dinner your friends who have been struggling after losing a source of income; take a pie to your elderly neighbors who have failing health.

So, the SyFy Channel has been very arbitrary with its programming lately, in general and with The X-Files in particular, and that’s why my twitter and blog posts have been more sporadic.  For a week in October there were two X-Files episodes per night, 4 episodes following the numerical sequence and four apparently chosen arbitrarily, to be shown Monday -Thursday as usual.  As Thursday neared SyFy changed the schedule and deferred to Monday.  As Monday neared it was unclear whether the episodes were to start at 1AM or 2AM, with DirecTV’s schedule showing it one way and SyFy.com showing it the other.  Also, these extra episodes aren’t going to appear in sequence, and we’re not talking mediocre episodes either.  “Home” and “Bad Blood” are as epic as they get.  It’s been nice that SyFy has been keeping two and three-part episodes together so they’re shown in the same week, but some more consistency would be great.

While it would be nice for SyFy to realize that instead of Agent 007 we’d rather see badge number JTT047101111 on Thanksgiving, here we are with a James Bond marathon.  Really?  In random order instead of chronologically?  Too funny.  What to do?  How about digging into the X-Files DVD collection?  Here are some picks to watch today through Black Friday and maybe to take to the hunting camp next week.

  • “Roadrunners” Season 8 Episode 5 – A no brainer because it premiered on 26Nov2000.  Scully persues a cult that worships a slug-like organism.
  • “The End” Season 5 Episode 20, “Fight The Future”, “The Beginning” Season 6 Episode 1- The X-Files at its best
  • “Pilot” Season 1 Episode 79, “Requiem”  Season 7 Episode 22 – The beginning and the best ending.  Not the happiest, but the best.

Gobble gobble.

-i

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