David and his Band at Paste Studio NYC
Good Day New York
We were able to visit the studio and watch the Build events live stream. Watch it here:
Photos from the event (Thanks to Edaise & Edy for sharing!)
David and his Band at Paste Studio NYC
Good Day New York
We were able to visit the studio and watch the Build events live stream. Watch it here:
Photos from the event (Thanks to Edaise & Edy for sharing!)
Darin Morgan strikes again. I think its safe to say that thus far the comedic episode from DM’s hand steals the show yet another season. – Walt Frasier
Rhys Darby’s Werelizard was by far the fan favorite from 2016.
Darin Morgan has presented a more modern version of the Abbott and Costello styled comedic horror genre. The secret behind Abbott & Costello’s Frankenstein Mummy and Invisible Man comedies is that they were legit MGM horror flicks, if you simply remove gags.
At first glance one might think if The X-files had a token red shirt character, Brian Husky as Reggie Something would never survive the second act. Reggie seems more like the cubical guy than Mulder’s first partner.
The script is as wordy as Abbott & Costello with as many sight gags to boot.
Within the fake Twilight Zone opening, we get a Alien that almost plays a one man three stooges gag with three pairs of hands gasping for mouth, ears, eyes face-palm and other place seemingly important to the alien.
SLAP SLAP SLAP
And my name’s not buddy (Meniacal Laugh) …
We learn later that Mulder remembers this as his favorite episode of Twilight Zone ever.
Cut to opening credits, without hidden message. Just the usual “The Truth is Out There” Anyone else feel gypped for about 35 minutes?
After the commercial break Mulder comes in dressed as Sasquatch. “I’ve been out Squatching” he tells Scully.
Squatching sounds like something you do in a hole while camping. More dookie, anyone? Is there anything more relaxing than hanging out in a itchy over heated mascot costume? NOTHING Simple & Uncomplicated about that.
We do get talk of a possible date, right? DINNER FOR TWO?
Hilarious moment wraps up the scene when Scully says she really does not need to hear the 35yo Big Foot mold story, and eventually hangs up. “Scully?”
Later that night Mulder awakes and notices the mysterious X taped to his window. It is a bit smaller than we are used to, and in the wrong place, or so I remember…
Mulder goes to the old rendezvous point to find Reggie. Are those sunflower seeds or is Reggie into a bigger nut?
SIRENS “I think your ride is here.”
Odd exchange seems to imply Mulder’s memory of Reggie has been erased. Reggie explains that Mulder’s favorite episode of The Twilight Zone – from the prologue – is fake; never existed.
They hear foot steps, Mulder makes Rod Serling (Twilight Zone host/creator) joke, Reggie vanishes.
At this point I am thinking about the possible alternate/parallel universe angle. Long before Mulder suggests it (must have been in the trailers) Did Reggie slip into another realm, another plane of existence?
<I took a break at this point and binged first 4 eps of Twilight Zone form 1959. I forgot how amazing that show was!!! All seasons available on CBS online. I forgot I signed up to watch Star Trek. Might as well take advantage of something I’m paying for… lol>
Mulder has torn his house apart looking for his favorite episode. Did his old apartment #42 have room for all this stuff? We get yet another Mulder break down moment.
DO YOU EVEN KNOW ME?
How dare Scully confuse Twilight Zone and Outer limits. lol
“Can we talk about this over dinner?”
So over this already, Dana seems more hungry than eager to have romantic time with Fox. But still the idea of a date satisfies MSR crew, right?
Like a kid, Mulder declares he will never again be able to eat until he figures this mystery out.
Mulder’s memory of his first experience with The Twilight Zone is hilarious. I love that I was not spoiled by leaks on this bit. The folks at Fox have been doing WAY to much teasing and leaving WAY too little for us to discover Wednesday nights.
I fear spoiling fans with blogs and vlogs and live tweeting, but what is left to spoil after these daily video promo releases.
Does 8yo Mulder NOT look like the NY Lotto Guy. “Little bit O Luck” – Funny story I auditioned for this commercial 10+ years ago lol
Again Scully is done hearing the same old story again.
I am starting to see my own relationship here, with my old numerously recounted stories boring my wife.
Scully finally meets Reggie. Reggie presents the box of knock off Gelatin.
Scared and broken Reggie questions his own existence. “Prove that I’m real”.
Well now Scully has a mystery memory of her own. She remembers GOOP-O A-B-C.
Mulder presents The Mandela Effect – the Mass Memory Discrepancy Effect named for folks remembering falsely that Nelson Mandala died in the 1980s when he was actually imprisoned, later to become president of South Africa. CLICK HERE for a list of 200 classic false memories.
They decide to meet with Reggie together. “It’ll be like a date” looks exchanged…
Well this is romantic…
Ok, maybe not so much a date.
Reggie Something retells his story of the false memory of his favorite childhood book.
In this alternate reality Reggie says The Mendela Effect is actually The Mengele Effect for Josef Mengele (Falsely remembered by some as Joseph Mingla)
Bill Dow (Chuck) returns to the X-Files as Pangborn the purveyor of pop culture junk and useless trivial facts.
NO I remember the logo being racist is a different way
Pangborn puts the idea into Reggie’s head that the government knows and there is a conspiracy behind the Mingle Effect.
Darin Morgan spares no expense taking this gimmick to the Nth degree.
The edit makes it look as though the entire episode is manipulated as Reggie is about to say G-??? there is a skip, with the sound of a scratched record.
Questioning what we saw, we immediately re-watched that moment, catching up to the live view during the next commercial.
Mulder introduces theory of a parrallel universe.
Neither Sculls or Reggie dig that. Reggie’s response suggests he has heard Mulder make this claim before.
that crap gives me a headache
Ozzie’s Razor – Osborn lol
Occam’s (or Ockham’s) razor is a principle … that “Entities should not be multiplied unnecessarily.” or “when you have two competing theories that make exactly the same predictions, the simpler one is the better.” MORE MATH /SCIENCE STUFF HERE
IT’S NOT PARALLEL UNIVERSES
You remember those watermelon candies that taste like coconut
This conversation starts to get into modern times in a scary way. It is near impossible to keep a secret these days with the dawn of social media and instant information online. Flooding the internet with fake news and conspiracy theories allows the rich and powerful to hide in plain site. Folks will believe the many false scenarios and doubt the facts. #FAKENEWS & #ALTERNATIVEFACTS being tweeted by the president and his team makes this common practice among shady con artists in dark allies mainstream.
WHO IS THEY
Apparently THEY is DR THEY.
HE IS THEY
FOX / X-Files needs to post this DR THEY video online.
HAHA Top Secret Nasa Operation Soy Bomb
Speaking of flooding with fake news, I just spent 20 minutes Easter egg hunting looking for a Space Monkey named Perry from real NASA History, just in case.
Anyone catch the joke about crowd size at the last Presidential election? “100s of Millions in attendance” Considering America has less than 400 million people, that was one crowded mall LOL
We finally meet Dr. They.
While talking about the mysterious guy, wondering how to find Dr. They, guess who calls?
This is a fun scene. Upon seeing a few early photos of David Duchovny shooting with the laughing statues, Duchovniacs took a field trip while in Vancouver to see David and the band.
My only issue with this scene? Of all the scenes shot in Canada, supposedly places around Washington DC area and all of America, this clearly is clearly a Vancouver landmark.
But this issue is minor. Otherwise the statues, combined with the bizarre smile, eyes and monologue by Dr. They – against David’s Straight-man Mulder – make an eerie tale. Fake News and Altered Facts leap out of the headlines and into the horror hidden behind slap stick laughs.
Who did not love this alternate opening credits sequence with a Capella voices and REGGIE SOMETHING. (Months ago I predicted this guy was Skinner’s equivalent to Miller & Einstein. In a way I was right).
I know Darin Morgan is reportedly upset he could not get Reggie into the ‘Walking in Memphis’ sequence from Post Modern Prometheus. But are there other insertions that did not make the cut. I could imagine a bunch of gems on future DVD releases. (Does anyone buy DVDs anymore?). Just put on YOUTUBE.
Let’s just say this next sequence is hilariously ridiculous. I LOVED IT! It is beyond words, except this is my new favorite spoof of Donald Trump. FAR surpassing SNL or anything in past 2-40 years.
The rest of universe rejects us because we lie too much.
Think on that.
Turns out THE LAST MARTIAN was not a TTZ episode after all. Yet another knock off brand. The GOOPO of anthology series.
But one last question?
Did Scully skip the tasting because of possible flavors of TAINT or just in case that mold actually might have 35-year old biological remains of a big hairy ape like man beast?
We might never know….
(CUE TWILIGHT ZONE THEME)
OH and fans are upset as we yet again were robbed of an on screen kiss.
David interview KFC Radio Barstool Sports – Source
David Duchovny on Kevin & Bean – Source KROQ Radio
David Duchovny talks about his new upcoming book and says that he will be turning Bucky F*cking Dent into a movie with Roland and Gennaro on Roland’s Food Court.
Love the new album art! Looking forward to Feb 9th when everyone can hear this fantastic album! Artwork & Design by Viet Nguyen
A thrilling look at what’s to come this season on THE X-FILES
Wow! We’re ready for tonight’s episode!
Here’s our silly breakdown of the trailer play by play..
David and his band performed 3 songs from his upcoming album “Every Third Thought” on Billboard Live Periscope
Every Third Thought
— billboard (@billboard) January 23, 2018
Since first hearing this song live almost a year ago, HALF LIFE has been one of the most often stuck in my head tune, with a loft of la la la for lack of knowing the lyric.
If player is not popping up above, listen on sound cloud. CLICK HERE
HALF LIFE is the first track off of David Duchovny’s new Album EVERY THIRD THOUGHT. If you have not been to a live concert or have a digital download of HELL OR HIGHWATER, David’s first album you are missing some great driving and chill music in your collection. The sophomore album is a bit more intense with more collaboration from the amazing musicians in the band.
More about the February 9th release date at http://www.davidduchovnymusic.com/
Check out David Duchovny’s PLEDGE MUSIC sight to preorder the album and check out other merchandise offers.
Join the David Duchovny and 1000s of Duchovniacs down under next month 2018 tour
Feb 20 – Auckland, NZ
Feb 21 – Wellington, NZ
Feb 23 – Melbourne, AU
Feb 24 – Sydney, AU
Feb 25 – Wollongong, AU
Feb 28 – Newcastle, AU
March 1 – Brisbane, AU
I know I am close here but don’t trust a few words.
Poetry/Lyrics tough because word choices don’t always make sense on the surface
Trusting more my knowledge of Radiation Science here lol
Half my life by your side
Through thick and thin, rain or shine
You are closer to me
Than who I used to be
How can half of everything
Fell like less than nothing
Afraid to open my eyes
To nothing but open skies
Unconditional love decays
Only fossilized hearts can break
Every piece is indivisible
Loves field of vision got crossed???
(Or I use to think it was “Love feels divisive kind of cross)
Gotta find two petitions at cost???
You exercised apparitions and I got lost in the half life.
Matter Decays exponentially
Half-lives await us all eventually”
It all winds up in the ground
Its gone gone gone
I am lost
I am lost
I am lost but now I’m found
But it all comes back around
PS How great does David sound on the exposed start of the third chorus
DAVID DUCHOVNY NEW YORK LISTENING PARTY DELIVERED Sorry no photos or videos or sound clips. The album does not officially release untill February 9. So let’s respect the artists and producers.
PHOTOS from the event to be posted HERE in the next 48 hours
Today was special.
I am so moved by these songs I just have to share some thoughts.
David Duchovny was joined on stage today with Pat McCusker, Colin Lee, Mitchell Stewart and Sebastian Modak, interviewed my Monique McQueen (Great Job moderating the Q&A) as we all got to listen to the entire new album, EVERY THIRD THOUGHT. The listening party attendees all left feeling expectations were surpassed.
Kerry Lee announced the day’s activities while Sam Platt played DJ, throwing down three tracks at a time with question and answer sessions in between.
With all the songs, David feels he’s writing country songs, because that’s how he sounds alone with his guitar. Monique says these songs pass the “campfire test”. You can break them down to singers and guitar and they hold up.
First up was HALF LIFE. Laurice remarks that the tempo seems a bit livelier – More energetic. This was the first of many that seemed ready for radio play. At the very minimum, ready for movie soundtrack. On tour, David will joke this song is about science. “Unconditional Love Decays….”.
David says he had a David Bowie feel in mind orginally.
The words are a bit sad. Half Life appears to refer to half of your life los tin a break up but leaving with you empty – “with nothing” – inside. But the music driving the story is also about moving past and picking up the pieces and working though the worst of it.
For those that have heard this song on tour, you are in for a treat. The guys (Pat, Colin, Mitch, Sebastian and other – Hanna rocking some strings, etc.) really had some freedom to play. If you listen carefully, the music is almost playful with subtle rhythmic and countrapuntal flourishes hiding – coyly sneaking through – beneath the surface of lead vocals, intros and bridges.
I had a question about the writing of the song. When the song is live, David appears to want to take the middle of the chorus to a V chord (B chord in the Key of E). David will often drop G# at the end of the word indivisible to a F# which would imply in some he wants the chord to go to the B (D# F#). In most music a phase will end with a strong V-I (5-1). My question was “Did the song original move to a B chord there? I feel David is trying to pull the band down to a 5 chord”
David responds, “You think I’m dragging them down?” (Laughs)
Pat, Colin and I discussed among ourselves about the music theory. David makes a cat sound and says “perhaps you fellas should take this outside…” Long story short we had WAY TOO MUCH FUN TODAY.
EVERY THIRD THOUGHT in contrast is a tad slower and more in the pocket from the live version we have heard the past two years – originally heard by fans in Europe 2016. The arrangement is slightly more exposed, revealing some hip rhythmic hits and vocal harmonies. This was always my vote for the album’s title track. David was pushing for Strangers (in the Sacred Heart).
The final song of the first set was MAYBE I CAN’T. We need this album TODAY to fully digest the new stuff in depth.
– Strangers in the Sacred Heart
– Someone Else’s Girl
All three of these songs are known to us from live concerts over the past two years. All three are similar and familiar, but each had their moments where, again, the band got to play. Especially Someone Else’s Girl, which David attributed to Pat from start to finish, taking the lead on the arrangement. This is the “feel good” track with it’s bouncy reggae feel. Love me some Pat! Laurice says this may be her favorite tune on the album.
David recounted his story of writing STRANGER while gigging in Paris last year, tying his own father’s story to the folks praying for strangers at Sacre Couer. We love Hanna Reid’s violins. Laurice calls it baroque pop, mixing in the classical sounds with the pop rock. If you have not caught Hanna, live, find her in your town. There were also some cathedral chimes and other interesting sounds that helped painted the picture.
David says MO is about over consumption with influences of Fleetwood Mac.MO is familiar, but you can tell David and the band put a lot of work into cleaning up the arrangements and kicking out near perfection. Pat has a very sweet guitar solo I think fans are going to dig.
David went further to say, songs are less of a statement, and more of a cloud, “what ever that means.”
Q: What was the process of writing this album, compared to the first?
A: David said it was more collaborative. Sebastian (Percussionist) said there are a lot more chances, especially with percussion. The other guys elaborated on finding a safe place to speak up and out for ideas.
Q: Does doing all the music and concert touring feel surreal?
David: I wouldn’t say surreal. No, it feels good. If feels… (Audience supplies “Organic” – giggles) Why do I keep seeing that “Organic” in quotes (Finger quote gesture).
“ORGANIC” Is that a meme? David asked the band.
David forgot “ORGANIC” comes from his answer from a previous Facebook Q&A and it stuck. There were unasked questions of possible double meanings in the following looks but it was left at that.
WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS started and right away the whole crowd is bobbing heads, tapping feet. It is an amazing song. About half way through I lean over to Laurice, “I think this is my new fave.” Angry Blues Rock song was also the favorite for some of the band.
SPIRAL is a song written by Pat and Colin. David admits a little jealousy when folks say this is their favorite tune from their album. Not sure if it was my third homemade pineapple vodka (homemade by restaurant, I did not sneak in booze), being caught up in the moment, or the song was just that amazing, I started to tear up. I leaned to Laurice. Not hearing me, she shoves pen/paper in my hand. I write “FUCKING AWESOME!!!” She exclaims, “you wasted space on her diminishing note paper space.” The moment was otherwise beyond words.
The set was rounded by another concert tour favorite, Roman Coin. Again, like some of the earlier tunes, this was just a cleaner, better mixed version of the song we have come to love.
SET FOUR has two new songs to us and one that is relatively new, after David debuted Marble Sun in Vancouver last fall.
JERICHO is a bit sad. This tune hit close to home with Laurice as David discussed it’s connection with his father. When the album releases I will give a more in depth review of the song. Hearing it for the first time, I was just taking it in.
LAST FIRST TIME to be fair did not get my full focus and attention. Mainly because I was reflecting deeply on the third set. Again, this was the first time we’ve heard this track and I would like a second listen before further discussion.
MARBLE SUN is one of the new songs that has popped into my head often in the past months since Vancouver. My only criticism today was the percussion track seemed to overpower the song. This is a simple mix issue. The song otherwise is a perfect end. I am not sure you call this a concept album. Every song works as a single, but there are some stylistic themes.
David said this song was an idea from Colin and many ways the most collaborative song on the album, and perhaps his new favorite.
Most came to HELL OR HIGHWATER because of love for David’s work as Fox Mulder or Hank Moody. At least half of the fans at early concerts didn’t even know they were attending an actual concert.
“AN EVENING WITH DAVID DUCHOVNY? What is he doing, Stand-Up Comedy” –this is a direct quote from at least three people I encountered during the first year of concerts.
When I first heard the early release of WHEN THE TIME COMES, I was working on some contracts and Laurice was playing the track. The first lyric I really heard was “Jack and Jill, ran out on their bill…” WHAT THE FUCK IS THIS was my thought.
I did not take this at all seriously until May 12, 2015 at the Cutting Room. Many have heard the story of Laurice, myself and 10 other fans hanging out for pizza, lining up crazy early, sitting right in front of a barefoot Pat and later a singing, dancing, tambourine beating and shaking Gillian Anderson.
I bought an album that night. While everyone else was talking/tweeting about THE KISS (Cue melodramatic music) Listened to it a few times. Two days later I started this blog.
The DUCHOVNIACS were born, or at least something more official. (It was a slow journey with 25 years of fans slowing finding each other at events and expanding. 25-30 concerts later – and New Zealand / Australia bound in three weeks for 6 more (Skipping Wellington for some more time in Melbourne) – I am a bigger fan of the music (as it’s own entity) than ever..
For most fans, HELL OR HIGHWATER was about David Duchovny getting to play and share an experience with his friends and fans. A comiccon meet & greet on crack. Something to hold us over between X-Files and other projects. Out of the millions of X-Files fans around the world, there may be a few thousand that really give the music it’s fair shake to date.
EVERY THIRD THOUGHT will change all that. This no longer some celebrity doing the band thing. This is a legit BAND that happens to have David Duchovny’s celebrity status to open doors and sell tickets. This album deserves attention beyond the X-Files and Californication fandom.
I challenge everyone that will take the time to read this to do a blind test. Play a few of these new songs for friends. Make them guess the band name. These songs stand on their own, many ready for 2018 radio play. Most ready for movie soundtracks and other commercial use. All ready to rock Auckland, Wellington, Melbourne, Sydney, Wollogong, New Castle and Brisbane next month.
See you down under!!!
PS- Super excited to hear some of the acoustic tracks coming. As much as I love the original album, the songs written by David and shaped by the band have become so much more as the musical relationship has grown over the past 4 years now (if you include initial writing, rehearsing and recording times).
THANKS must be given to Brad Davidson and Kerry Lee. If you have not met these two, they are usually at the door or running around doing the jobs of 3-4 each.
Hanging with our favorite guitarist Pat McCusker pic.twitter.com/XC9jH7x43R
— Super Improv Gal (@LauriceF) January 20, 2018
Our favorite drummer/percussionist @sebmodak we love what we heard and his contribution to the album. Can't wait for everyone to hear it. You guys are going to love it so much. pic.twitter.com/itgySviglj
— Super Improv Gal (@LauriceF) January 21, 2018
PLUS ONE leaves shipper fans some love but some unhappy we did not see the “dirty deed”. We have to give Chris Carter some credit. Whether you love or hate certain choices so far this season, every week we have had lots to talk about after each episode.
BUT FIRST Is William BILL Williamson a real person. “HE” has an IMDB page listed as Love Scene Supervisor with exclusive credits as
PLUS ONE To Show or NOT To Show THAT???
Is Chris Carter watching a lot of South Park? There is that famous episode of South Park when the adults start eating in reverse, shoving food up the back side. But the only time the emit dookie form the mouth is when they talk religion.
Chris Carter has heard a lot of complaints over the years. Was this a Matt & Trey style message to fans? As if Chris is saying…
I am in love with Season 11!
Anything you read here is NOT attacking anyone. Merely making light conversation and observations and lots of speculations.
We never got titling for the location. I miss all those days when X-Files would say GERMANTOWN, GAITHERSBURG, ROCKVILLE, BETHESDA and as a resident of the Washington DC Maryland suburbs think, when did Germantown start looking so urban with fire escapes, etc. We don’t learn till later that this is Hanover County (According to Mulder) and or neighboring Henrico County Virginia (Mulder & Scully meet Arky in the Henrico County jail according to the slate in later scene), just north of Richmond, VA.
Kudos to Chris Carter for using this cover of David Duchovny’s “Unsaid Undone”. At David’s shows this is always a highlight when fans get to go full head bob, and even shake some hips. THE ANGRY SONG perfectly lend itself to the more pop punk style and rave scene.
If you have not had the pleasure, this is exactly what a David Duchovny concert looks like, with X-Files and Californication fans getting wasted, slam dancing and stage dives. Just wait Australia and New Zealand, it’s party time! Starting Feb 20 2018 in Auckland, NZ MORE INFO CLICK HERE
Who is going to catch me from a stage dive? It took two band mates to get me on stage. However Colin and Nate survived. Aussies should be fine… lol
Back to the show… Jared Ager-Foster as Arkie Seavers (Mike’s son? – Growing Pains family? – a few speculated this is a shout out to Arkam – Batman) is the first of many casting triumphs in this episode. We all have known this kid in high school and college.
Doppelganger episode? Clever! I love how this season has become the Simpsons with a different opening sequence EVERY TIME!
Perhaps for the first time since 7th Season THIS felt like home. Mulder is back in the office convincing Scully there is an X-File to investigate worthy of a drive south on I-95.
This was like that first time a young college grad – now living in their own apartment in a strange city – visits their child home – the one you could not wait to get out of just 4-8 years before – and now you realize how much awesomeness you never appreciated before….
That is the X-Files device known as Mulder’s office. We took it for granted. We loved how they parodied this in BAD BLOOD. We think back to all those over head projector and slide shows and potential case files with Scully offering logic’s explanations.
Season 10 teased us with Skinner and Mulder and a few pencils that remained in the ceiling from over a decade before – a true testament to the strength of that dropped ceiling.
Mulder says it all as they “get back to our bread and butter”. Speaking about that “LOVE” SCENE.
Again this feels familiar.
Mulder jumps to paranormal connections.
Scully nods as she hears proof of logical explanations.
— The X-Files (@thexfiles) January 18, 2018
While live tweeting the episode I immediately felt the need to give kudos to Karin Konoval (Mrs Peacock to X-Files fans – HOME). SO seeking out here twitter page I accidentally stumbled on to THIS and screamed
Three fellas hangin' out…..Chris Carter, me as Chucky and director @KevHooks on set of #XFPlusOne. Chris and Kevin are two of the finest gentlemen I've had the privilege to work with, and I thank them from my heart for this wonderful opportunity. much love, Karin @thexfiles pic.twitter.com/5iS3D7OO13
— Karin Konoval (@KarinKonoval) January 17, 2018
Karin Konoval’s performance surpasses Ann Dowd in Leftovers as she totally steals the show.
Of course when we first see the can of “DOOKIE” I ask Laurice, is that cat food?”
But thought “Do Canadians actully eat S#!T out of a can?”
When we see Little Judy throwing DOOKIE like a monkey, I die laughing and begin thinking of the DOOKIE/NOOKIE line I wrote above.
Let the shipping begin!
“We had a cancellation, it’s just a suite.” says the motel owner
“We’ll take it” jumps in the eager beaver Mulder
Look from Scully had many “layers:…
“There’s a pull out sofa” She has seen that look before
First of all, I want this pull out sofa – Not as fan collector crap – because it actually looks comfortable.
Who else expected a 2nd Dana when we see Fox lurking over Scully’s bed?
Just a little creepy is Mulder’s smile, watching Scully sleep, no?
What a tease…
Just the case calling…
Not the booty…
This trope never ends well for the inhabitant, especially when your cell mate is yourself. Psychological breakdown would be the best possible outcome.
Mulder reveals one could potentially hang oneself while hand cuffed.
The look from Scully takes me back to THIS and Mulder’s talent with cuffs.
Perhaps auto-erotic asphyxiation is not unknown to these two as well.
Mulder looks down the hall way to briefly reveal Karin as Little Chucky Poundstone. Not sure I would have caught that had I not scene Karin’s tweet merely seconds before.
SPEAKING TO WHO (or was it WHOM)
“You tapping that?”
Mulder quickly changes the subject.
Never mind the makeup and hair job to turn Karin into Judy then Chucky. Just watch Karin’s eyes. The character work is spectacular. I just keep watching this initial door scene. Then add Chucky’s walk and mannerisms. Can we get a prequel spin off called JUDY & CHUCKY?
Watching this exchange over and over is the only reason I noticed this…
HANGMAN as a murder weapon has to be the most original concept of all time. Psychically linked twins are able to kill by filling in the the blanks of a hangman game with the victim’s name. Chucky seems to be the scout for victims.
But by the end Judy and Chucky are able to kill each other. So I assume they both have the same powers, HANGMAN is merely a gimmick for them to make killing more fun. Both appear to be able to send a demonic doppelganger or sorts, Or are the merely telepaths and telekinetic and the doppelganger is another way to make the sinister more playful?
Mulder totally freaks out when he sees himself. Ruining all after glow.
Scully, on the other hand, is chill, even though her other self totally likes to watch.
Is this because she has seen death omens in the back seat before, similar to end of Elegy. Perhaps Doppelgangers are like potential bullies, they just want someone to talk too.
It is now Scully’s turn to creep over Mulder’s bed. MAGIC THREE! (2 for Mulder)
SCULLY “Can you hold me?”
There has been a lot of talk about the next few minutes of television. I happen to love this conversation. First of all my expectation of any kind of physical scene or outcome was non existent after past 25 years of being YOU KNOW WHAT AROUND by Chris Carter lol
So this conversation comes off as awkward. But lets peel back the layers.
SCULLY “It’s gonna happen… We’re gonna get old… retire…. are going to spend time together?”
Translation: I’m tired of fighting the future?
MULDER “I’ll come push your wheel chair, with my wheel chair”
Translation” we will grow old together.
MULDER: “I’ll always be around… offering bullet proof theories…”
SCULLY: “I will always be around to prove you wrong… promise”
Translation: Vows exchanged
yada yada yada
You could meet someone
Do you want kids?
SCULLY “I don’t have anyone to have (a baby) with even if I could…”
We are not together, together
Or is she asking ARE WE TOGETHER
The come the excuses – the world is going to hell,, partially at the hand of President Trump….
“We could lose our jobs”
Scully would be fine, ,going back to medicine, right?
Mulder could resurrect TLGM NEWS
SCULLY “We’ll think of something”
SEX either solves all OR is perfect avoidance/diversion form tension
Pan to Doppelganger
Judy and Chucky are plotting the agent’s demise.
Mulder gets out of bed.
WAIT? Scully is on other side. That was some tossing and turning.
Mulder sees himself.
Running scared back to Dana, we notice Scully is longer dressed
THEY HAD SEX
Of course, is anyone hearing Chris Carter in their ear saying,
“That was Dana’s doppelganger in bed!”
Scully runs to Judy
Mulder heads to Chucky
_ U L _ _ _
_ _ U L _ _
Any one else have a MARTHA moment? (Batmen v Superman)
BOTH NAMES HAVE “UL”
Now the music and tension feel a bit like the old Doppelganger episode.
Mulder wrestles his himself, while Scully talks her other self down.
Judy and Chucky turn on each other. Problem solved with little help from worst FBI agents ever lol
MULDER “If you need me, call me”
SCULLY :Can’t imagine if I will… but then again…it’s not out of the realm of extreme possiblity.”
THEN millions Philes light up a cig, even those that don’t smoke, to celebrate this Mad Men with more empowered women moment.
Of course wee don’t actually see the sex but more than ever we see Fox and Dana communicating with out words how they truly feel.
When Dana opens the door, she all but say “I LOVE YOU” (Or at least WANT)
Fox all but says “I KNOW!”
By not showing your mind gets to play. Your imagination should be on fire and able to fill in the gaps. Drama is all about the moment before the sex, kill, violence, etc. The actual act ends the tension. Old school writing, directing and acting ALWAYS left more to the imagination – not just because of censorship on TV and in the most puritanical times of American TV/FILM.
Sex scenes more often cheapen the drama. The sexual tension and “what if” moments are far more interesting the actual sex on camera. The characters “climax” along with the drama of the story.
Chris Carter, in m any ways, leaves a lot fo our imagination to fill in on purpose. Each one us therefore has a slightly different take away form the episode, season and complete series.
In many ways this episode, especially combined with the past two, has EVERYTHING we missed since season 7 as the x-files we fell in love with 25 years ago.
The office, the agents interrogating victims/suspects TOGETHER, conspiracy intrigue, questioning who to trust, and a lot more Skinner.
In some ways these three episode give us more fulfilling the long awaited romantic moments.
I am only saddened that possibly we only have 7 hours of great TV left. EVER?
It is like finally finding the one thing you have always wanted to only lose it moments later.
But for now I will live and cherish every moment.
BE HERE NOW!
CHRIS CARTER WHY I OUGHTTA….
— WALT FRASIER (@waltfrasier) January 18, 2018
Glen Morgan is a genius.
While we were gushing over Mulder Scully romantic comedy intertwined with the Ramones soundtrack to Mulder’s (and Scully’s???) Unremarkable House becoming the OK Corral many of us glossed over the true horror of THIS.
This morning I was about to tweet how 25 degree weather in Texas could make a lot of ignorant Trump suppprters argue against global warming. This led to me thinking about rich and powerful selfishly lying about science and fake news to keep their profits and power. This thinking soon came back to the X-Files episode of form last week, THIS, penned by Glen Morgan.
Behind all of the Razzle Dazzle, and ad libs about TAINT and ALIEN BUTT HOLES, was a story about the rich and powerful creating an eternal existence for their consciousness in the digital world that will live long after the destruction of our planet via global warming aliens or whatever method.
Imprisoned inside this Matrix are the greatest minds of our time enslaved to keep everything working while the sick and powerful forevermore live out their fantasies.
These powerful players have already given up on our planet. They stopled trying to fix the horrors that they have created and instead of facing Justice I found a way to even beat Death while when the world ends.
We are on the edge of our seats as our beloved Heroes are pinned down by mercenaries in their own home, and the cemetery at the University and even government facilities.
In a Way Glen Morgan has hidden the true horror of this episode in the same way the rich and powerful hide their true crimes against humanity and the earth itself with lies and fake news. We’re looking over here on the left, distracted with all this action and romantic comedy, while Glen slides in this absolutely horrible scenario of the impending end of the world.
Combine THIS with MY STRUGGLE 3 and all we have is few rich and powerful faction fighting behind the scenes for how to save the smallest percentage of humanity who’s going to control what is left in their wake of destruction.
We are no longer talking about saving the world. Those that we trust with our lives and our livelihoods and our votes are no longer trying to fix their problems. The rich and powerful are a hundred percent trying trying to save their own asses from the horrors that they created.
When you peel back the layers of this episode, you reveal Horrors that are just way too close to home and I now see this whole episode in a new light, or should I say dark.
Have you played The X-Files Mad Libs via DEEP STATE Feb 6 Release Date
I had a few extra seconds this morning, so for those asking for an answer key, here you go.
Here is the original via DEEP STATE
Thank you X-Files Deep State for this fun diversion.
GIMME GIMME MORE GIMME MORE!!!
Here is the story I came up with by asking Laurice Mad Libs Style
Alot of folks asked for a kew of the blanks only, so they can do their own MAD LIBS. .So Duchovniacs are here for you LOL
And the Deep State Twitter Account also confirms the game will be released February 6, which is also President Reagan’s Birthday, which I know because I was Alex P Keaton as a kid. Conspiracy Theories on this releaase date?
Hi Walt, yes it's Feb 6th! 21 days to go 😅
— X-Files: Deep State (@xfilesgame) January 16, 2018