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Word is Chris Carter, of X-Files fame, is working on a new TV series that will have #scifi undertones. I wish him luck. http://t.co/1m5e1AAx


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Word is Chris Carter, of X-Files fame, is working on a new TV series that will have #scifi undertones. I wish him luck. http://t.co/1m5e1AAx


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  1. He’s always had that reputation, but I don’t think every author or TV show producer necessarily outlines a complete story arc when they set out on writing. There seem to be two schools of thought. School 1 meticulously plots the entire course of a story and School 2 has a general idea of where they want to go, but let the characters “write” the story for them as they go along. Both seem to work, but I guess they don’t work for everybody.

    1. The writers of the show were encouraged not to watch / have consistency with other episodes to make the series more dreamlike. I call that sloppy. As you say, that didn’t work for me; it made the show feel disjointed.

    2. I’m past the half way mark of season eight as I plow through the complete DVD set. I clearly see many elements that are clearly character development driven. While I enjoyed to formal ‘big story’ arc of the earlier seasons, I always enjoyed to singular stories much more. Even now in the last season, the ‘arc’ is not as important and it is things like the development of the Scully/Mulder relationship that take center stage. Ironic in that Mulder only plays in a few episodes in season eight. But there is that whole ‘baby’ thing happening.

      I don’t expect anything more from Carter than I would from anybody else. He clearly had a lot of other talented people helping to make X-Files a success. The once credit I do give him is coming up with the Mulder and Scully characters in the first place and the more serious take on Kolchak premise.

  2. I saw Chris Carter speak at a convention in the early 1990s, around X-Files season 3. He came off as a dopey ‘surfer dude’ who claimed no idea for how the show would evolve.

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