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Social media archive: 2022 (part 1)

Archived from the Eat The Corn Facebook page.

Feb 23, 2022 13:06

Map lovers, do you remember #TheXFiles Official Map that covered seasons 1-3? It was like a mini-episode guide. Today, most of everything can be found online. If you missed that rare item, you can find the HQ version (50 Mb!) here: https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7635/26490967354_90964b09d0_o.png

Mar 07, 2022 19:53

#TheXFiles the very first case in Bellefleur, Oregon : 30 years ago today, already! Wow!

Mar 30, 2022 22:18

For those in the back that are still asking for a #TheXFiles season 12. Harsh words from #GillianAnderson but I’m fine with leaving the memory of the series as it was.

“It just feels like such an old idea,” says Anderson. “I’ve done it, I did it for so many years, and it also ended on such an unfortunate note.”
“In order to even begin to have that conversation [about another season] there would need to be a whole new set of writers and the baton would need to be handed on for it to feel like it was new and progressive. So yeah, it’s very much in the past.”


Apr 30, 2022 5:19:03pm

Happening right now in New York state: the inauguration of the @[1618472925051059:69:X-Files Museum] with Chris Carter cutting the ribbon! I wish them the best of luck, and I hope to visit in the future.

May 19, 2022 12:21

20 (TWENTY!) years ago today, “The Truth” finale first aired in the USA and with it #TheXFiles ended! A day to celebrate!

The show ended with an implicit promise that before long the mythology would have a continuation and a resolution. At the time, December 22 2012 was such a faraway date in the future, yet that date came, and passed, as do all things, and the TXF Cinematic Universe barely materialized. Who could have predicted the trajectory the show took back then?

The good thing with a nine-year long show is that you can run 10-year anniversaries on a loop: next year marks the 30th anniversary of season 1, and so on and on!…

Jul 11, 2022 18:48

I often wonder how the appreciation for #TheXFiles changes over time. Its IMDb rating has dropped by 0.5 points from 9.1 to 8.6 since 2009. Part of this is due to IMDb changing its algorithms on how this is calculated, but part of it is also people rating it lower over time (for what that’s worth). There are exceptions but as a general rule, as time passes, more recent things are rated high and older things are re-evaluated lower.

Recent viewers might be less forgiving of the mythology’s overall non-conclusion compared to more recent end-focused series, and there is less patience for the episodic format — I have even seen the monster-of-the-week episodes being described as “filler”! The general negative reception of the revival certainly didn’t help in the series’ overall appreciation. As a comparison, #TwinPeaks dropped by 0.7 (!) and #TheWire by 0.4.

Source: this tool allows you to see the evolution of IMDb ratings over time: https://yathish1618.github.io/imdb-rating-history-graph/


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