The X Files: Season 2 [DVD] [1994]

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Season Two, the 1994-95 run, of The X Files was the one where creator Chris Carter, having had a surprise hit when he expected a one-season wonder, started trying to make sense of all the storylines h..read more

Season Two, the 1994-95 run, of The X Files was the one where creator Chris Carter, having had a surprise hit when he expected a one-season wonder, started trying to make sense of all the storylines he had thrown into the pile in the first year,
Moreover, he had to cope with Gillian Anderson’s maternity leave by having Scully get abducted by aliens (back then, a pretty fresh device) for a few episodes and come back strangely altered,
The season also inaugurated the tradition of opening (“Little Green Men”) and closing (“Anasazi”) with the show’s worst episodes, both pot-boiling attempts to keep the alien infiltration/government conspiracy balls up in the air while seeming to offer narrative forward-thrusts or revelations,

But it’s also a show noticeably surer of itself than Season One, with its stars reading from the same page in terms of their characters’ relationship and attitudes to the wondrous,
Scully’s no-longer-workable scepticism finally starts to erode in the face of Mulder’s increasingly cracked belief,
There are fewer marking-time leftover-monster-of-the-week shows–although we do get a human fluke (“The Host”), vampires (“3”), an invisible rapist (“Excelsius Dei”) voodoo (“Fresh Bones”)–and the flying-saucer stories at last seem to be going somewhere,
The powerful two-episode run (“Duane Barry”, “Ascension”) features Steve Railsback as Mulder’s possible future, an FBI agent burned out after a UFO abduction who has become a hostage-taking terrorist, which climaxes with Scully’s disappearance into the light,
The standout episode is also a stand-alone–“Humbug”–the first and still most successful of the show’s self-parodies (written by Darin Morgan, who had played the Flukeman in “The Host”), in which the agents investigate a murder in a circus freakshow, allowing the actors to make fun of the mannerisms they have earnestly built up in a run of solemn, even somnolent, explorations of the murk,
Other worthy efforts : “Aubrey”, about genetic memory; “Irresistible”, a rare (and creepy) straight psycho-chiller with little paranormal content; and “The Calusari”, a good ghost/mystery,
Rising deputy characters include Nicholas Lea as the perfidious Krycek and Brian Thompson as the shapeshifting alien bounty hunters,
Notable guest stars : Charles Martin Smith, C,
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Pounder, Leland Orser, Terry O’Quinn, Bruce Weitz, Daniel Benzali, John Savage, Vincent Schiavelli, Tony Shalhoub,
Kim Newman

  • Actor:David Duchovny
  • Actor:Gillian Anderson
  • Actor:Mitch Pileggi
  • Actor:Robert Patrick
  • Actor:Tom Braidwood
  • AudienceRating:Suitable for 18 years and over
  • Binding:DVD
  • Creator:David Duchovny
  • Creator:Gillian Anderson
  • Creator:Christopher Cooke
  • Creator:Chris Carter
  • EAN:5039036018258
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  • Format:Box set
  • Format:PAL
  • Label:Twentieth Century Fox
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  • Manufacturer:Twentieth Century Fox
  • NumberOfDiscs:7
  • NumberOfItems:7
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  • ProductGroup:DVD
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_DVD
  • Publisher:Twentieth Century Fox
  • RegionCode:2
  • ReleaseDate:2004-10-11
  • RunningTime:45
  • SKU:136277
  • Studio:Twentieth Century Fox
  • Title:The X Files: Season 2 [DVD] [1994]
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