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     Tuesday, July 17 2007 @ 09:22 PM EDT
    I have a quick question for board members regarding X-Files complete season box sets. I popped into my local Best Buy to see if they had Who Series 2 so I can finally buy it (they didn't), and I noticed that they have all the X-Files complete season box sets on sale for $20.00 each. But I see that they are the slim sets, which only have six discs per season. If I recall, the original thicker sets that were so insanely priced had a seventh disc with bonus material. Has anyone here bought any of the slim sets, and if so, do they have any bonus material at all? The back of the box didn't mention anything about extra features. I'm going to try searching at Amazon, but I know they sometimes link different versions of the same thing so you can't always be sure that the review you're reading was specifically for the set you're about to buy.

    I also saw something somewhere recently that they are finally going to start filming a second X-Files movie, so that would be cool.

    Thanks.

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     Tuesday, July 17 2007 @ 11:38 PM EDT
    You're correct about the seven disc and six disc economy sets. The first DVD sets had a disc of extras.

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     Tuesday, July 17 2007 @ 11:47 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Ken] You're correct about the seven disc and six disc economy sets. The first DVD sets had a disc of extras.


    So the slim set has nothing? Or do the episode discs still have some extra stuff, too?

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     Wednesday, July 18 2007 @ 09:45 AM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Linquel]
    [Quote  by:  Ken] You're correct about the seven disc and six disc economy sets. The first DVD sets had a disc of extras.


    So the slim set has nothing? Or do the episode discs still have some extra stuff, too?
    Extras or no, $20 bucks for a complete season is a good deal. Less than a dollar an episode! I wasn't aware that they released these slim sets, and thought the overpriced original sets were the only ones available. I'm gonna have to head down to Best Buy and check this out!

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     Saturday, July 21 2007 @ 12:08 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  sgb1975]Extras or no, $20 bucks for a complete season is a good deal. Less than a dollar an episode! I wasn't aware that they released these slim sets, and thought the overpriced original sets were the only ones available. I'm gonna have to head down to Best Buy and check this out!


    Well, today was the last day of the sale at Best Buy, so I did break down and go and pick up seasons 1 - 5 of X-Files. I figured, as sgb1975 mentioned, $20 is a really good deal, and I could always try to get the bonus materials on the missing 7th disc through other means.

    Slightly related to this topic, wasn't it one or two of the X-Files writers who went on to create that show Space: Above and Beyond? Has anyone seen that? Was it any good?

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     Saturday, July 21 2007 @ 03:09 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Linquel]
    [Quote  by:  sgb1975]Extras or no, $20 bucks for a complete season is a good deal. Less than a dollar an episode! I wasn't aware that they released these slim sets, and thought the overpriced original sets were the only ones available. I'm gonna have to head down to Best Buy and check this out!


    Well, today was the last day of the sale at Best Buy, so I did break down and go and pick up seasons 1 - 5 of X-Files. I figured, as sgb1975 mentioned, $20 is a really good deal, and I could always try to get the bonus materials on the missing 7th disc through other means.

    Slightly related to this topic, wasn't it one or two of the X-Files writers who went on to create that show Space: Above and Beyond? Has anyone seen that? Was it any good?


    Yeah, It was Glen Morgan and James Wong, who wrote many classic episodes of "The X Files" such as "Ice", "EBE" and "Home". They also were in charge of the excellent second season of "Millennium" in which a number of episodes featured Kristen Cloke who I believe was married to one of them and starred in "Space: Above and Beyond". Never seen the series myself, but it lasted one season and has a number of dedicated fans!

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     Saturday, July 21 2007 @ 11:26 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Dalzo]Yeah, It was Glen Morgan and James Wong, who wrote many classic episodes of "The X Files" such as "Ice", "EBE" and "Home". They also were in charge of the excellent second season of "Millennium" in which a number of episodes featured Kristen Cloke who I believe was married to one of them and starred in "Space: Above and Beyond". Never seen the series myself, but it lasted one season and has a number of dedicated fans!


    I always meant to watch it. I love the mix of military and science fiction, like in Aliens or Starship Troopers. For some reason I just never did. I saw it at Best Buy on DVD, too, so I'll have to NetFlix the first disc or two to check it out. Oh, and I thought about it and ended up going back to Best Buy later today and bought seasons 6-9, too. Mr. Green Had they had The Lone Gunman also for $20, I would have gotten that, too, but they didn't have it.

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     Monday, August 13 2007 @ 10:47 PM EDT
    [Quote  by:  Linquel]I thought about it and ended up going back to Best Buy later today and bought seasons 6-9, too. Mr. Green Had they had The Lone Gunman also for $20, I would have gotten that, too, but they didn't have it.


    Holy Crap! Ok, so I was pre-ordering my Simpsons Season 10 DVDs a little while ago and decided to check out the Lone Gunmen box set. It was only on for a half-season, and the DVDs cost about $17 so I figured, why not, and ordered them, too.

    So they arrived today, and I just sat down to watch the pilot episode, which aired in March of 2001, and the plot involves a plot to fly a passenger plane into the World Trade Center! I totally didn't remember that, and as a fan of the X-Files, I know I watched this spin-off. That's unreal. Anyway, figured I'd mention it. Eek!

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     Tuesday, August 14 2007 @ 02:01 AM EDT
    Well, I dunno the specific case with X-Files, but if it's like what happened with ST: DS9, then I wouldn't worry too terribly much about that bonus disk. DS9, like all ST series, started out as a phenomenally expensive set. Each had a bonus disk. But it wasn't honestly all that much of a bonus. The total content might have been 30 minutes. And none of it was as interesting as what was on the proper sets. In the cool reflective light given off by a few years, the original release was really only for completists.

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