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Old 01-25-16, 04:24 AM
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The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16




MULDER AND SCULLY INVESTIGATE A DOCTOR WITH UNSCRUPULOUS PRACTICES ON PART TWO OF THE TWO-NIGHT SEASON PREMIERE OF "THE X-FILES" MONDAY, JANUARY 25, ON FOX

Doug Savant ("Desperate Housewives," "Melrose Place") Guest-Stars; Episode Written and Directed by James Wong

When a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers - and who harbor deep resentments in the all-new "Founder's Mutation" season premiere, part two, episode of THE X-FILES airing Monday, Jan. 25 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (XF-1005) (TV-14 D, L, S, V)

Cast: Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder and Mitch Pileggi as FBI Asst. Dir. Walter Skinner

Guest Cast: Doug Savant as Augustus Goldman, Jonathan Whitesell as Janitor, Rebecca Wisocky as Jackie Goldman, Chris Logan as Dr. Sanjay, Omari Newton as Rogers, Nikolai Witschl as Dr. Hill, Alison Wandzura as Cynthia, Aaron Douglas as Lindquist, Vik Sahay as Gupta, Ryan Robbins as Murphy, Christine Willes as Sister Mary, Kacey Rohl as Agnes, Craig March as Detective Gordon



Episode 2 of 6

Now airing in it's regular timeslot for the next 5 weeks.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

Pretty underwhelmed so far.

Someone please give Gillian some cough drops.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

Loved this episode. The scenes with Mulder and Scully each thinking about what life would be like with William were very poignant.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

This is my favorite show, and I'm currently in the middle of rewatching the series, so maybe I'm being too critical, but Gillian Anderson just seems like she has no energy. She seems like she's still playing the character from Hannibal the way she talks. I understand these characters are older, but Jesus, you're still in your 40s Gillian, not your 70s.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

I thought the second episode was stronger than the first - hopefully, the show continues to pick up momentum as it goes on. The next one has gotten good buzz. Seeing the original titles and various other bits of fan service has been pretty great, I will say. I am sure there is a lot of goodwill built up for it - it is one of the most beloved shows of recent vintage.

Duchovny and Anderson do seem to be underplaying quite a bit. I'm not sure if that is just a function of still trying to get familiar with their characters again, or of just being older and having lower energy as performers.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

Better
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

So was it just me or did the nurse at the hospital bear a remarkable resemblance to Eve?
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

Did their conversation about William being an experiment confirm they actually didn't have sex??
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

Yeah, this was way better than the last episode, though it would've been tough to be worse.

Lots of classic Files tropes in this episode, even the ambiguous ending.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

Wow, what an episode! Last night's was pretty good but tonight was classic X-Files.

I'm a little confused about their son, William, though. I thought Scully gave him up as an infant and we was raised by another family yet they show flashbacks of Mulder & Scully with him as a child. Now, it's been probably 10 years since I've watched any episodes from 8 & 9 so I could not be remembering things correctly.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

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Wow, what an episode! Last night's was pretty good but tonight was classic X-Files.

I'm a little confused about their son, William, though. I thought Scully gave him up as an infant and we was raised by another family yet they show flashbacks of Mulder & Scully with him as a child. Now, it's been probably 10 years since I've watched any episodes from 8 & 9 so I could not be remembering things correctly.
That was Scully and Mulder separately imagining what it might have been like to have not put him up for adoption.

Nicely done, I thought.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

This was an utterly fantastic episode that took me right back to the glory years. Where was this in the first episode!? Mulder and Scully both felt far more comfortable and natural.

If I was a Fox executive I would have been sorely tempted to shelve the first episode completely and made this the premiere. Playing this awesome standalone episode after the football game would have earned this series a much longer look by new fans.

I hope the remaining episodes we get are close to this good.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

Good shit right here! Man, i nearly gagged when I saw the fat fuck mutant kid stuffing his face in the padded cell as they walked past them. /hurls

It's great that they're back. I should back track and say that as much as I find Gillian Anderson fuckable still to this day - I think she did have botox or a facelift or even post-production smoothing. Hell, even Duchovny looks weird in some shots - he almost has an Asian eyefold in some scenes. Granted, they're both pushing 50, so it could be getting old sucks ass.

Can't wait for the next episode, though!
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

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Did their conversation about William being an experiment confirm they actually didn't have sex??
No.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

That was a solid classic feeling X-Files episode tonight. That felt almost like classic Mulder and Scully. James Wong really got the vibe of the classic show here where Chris Carter failed on Sunday.

The scenes with Mulder and Scully thinking about what could have been with William were indeed very poignant. Mulder was actually quite funny in a few scenes.

I agree with a previous comment that the opening credits feels a little dated, especially with the 1993 FBI photos of the cast.

I when Vik Sahay from Chuck was trying to give Mulder a BJ.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

At first I thought he was checking him for a wire, and then I was like "ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..."
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

I liked it. It was on par with the premiere which I liked quite a bit actually. There is a certain comfort level with the characters that I enjoy.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

It was a good show. When the 2 siblings finally hooked up and everything went kambooom! it was classic good X-files. Good ambiguous ending, i.e, as in what happened to the 2 kids? Good to have the all-knowing one-step ahead government conspiracy back too. Bring on the Smoking Man!
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This was also bad. This reboot is bad.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

I liked it. It was just like the old days, though pretty gross for 7PM. Yo, I'm tryin' to eat over here. I remember that happening occasionally back then, too.
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I still really enjoyed this episode. The first one felt forced and they rushed things to get the characters back to their former selves. This one felt much more natural and I loved it.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

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This was also bad. This reboot is bad.
It's not a reboot.

Which might be part of the problem, actually.
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So was it just me or did the nurse at the hospital bear a remarkable resemblance to Eve?
Yes, I thought that at first, too. But it wasn't.

Although the actress that did play her (Christine Willes) also played an FBI agent in a few episodes of the original show.

I don't know if anyone noticed that the Asian scientist in the first episode, in the scene with the alien tech airplane, was the same actor who played the Japanese scientist who was "frozen to death" in the "Synchrony" episode of the original show. Presumably, because they filmed the reboot in Vancouver, you may seem some local actors from the old show pop up. It will be fun to try and spot more.
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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

This episode followed the same rules of every X-files episode ever:


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Re: The X-Files (S10E02) -- "Founder's Mutation" -- 1/25/16

http://tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com/201...y-jan-25-2016/

The X-Files did well last night. Almost 10M viewers and 3.2. Won the timeslot.

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