Originally Posted by RWetmore
Indeed let's hope this is case. I want the OAR for the blu-rays. I never saw any significant amount of it when it initially aired, but watched the DVDs about 5 years back. To my surprise, I greatly enjoyed the show even though I generally don't believe in the mythology of it.
It's not really about believing
the central plot, it's about being able to suspend your disbelief and enjoy the story and characters... or not. I don't believe that aliens are trying to infiltrate the government in an effort to colonize the planet either.
The problem with The X-Files is that they dragged it on too long until it was a mere shell of its once greatness and the mythology kept changing until it was a confusing mess. David Duchovny, one of the two main actors, being fired because he thought they weren't getting a fair slice of the pie (especially syndication) was really the nail in the coffin. The ending was as bad or worse than the conclusion of Seinfeld. They were both just damn highlight clip reel shows!!
The producers should have wrapped the TV show in about five seasons with the X-Files movie being the big budget conclusion, rather than a tie-in cash grab (though, what we got was a pretty darn good stand alone movie... the second film, not so much).
Here's where I thought they should have gone with the new FBI character Monica Reyes if Duchovny had still been playing Mulder: made her his half sister since his other one died; a daughter and a pawn of the Cigarette Smoking Man (also Mulder's real father since it was revealed that his mother had had an affair with him). Reyes is a half-hearted believer in "the cause" and reports to him.
When Reyes was first introduced, I believe Chris Carter was thinking the same thing, as the writers deliberately show her getting a pack of Morley cigarettes out of a vending machine, and she had a mysterious vibe surrounding her character. Morley's are the "Cancer Man's" brand and he's the only one on The X-Files who smoked them. Then that plot line fell away just like most of the other on going loose-end stories that never got tied up
The Blu-ray's should also contain the short lived, but excellent The Lone Gunmen comedy series and place them in the collection in the appropriate season of The X-Files on a couple bonus discs also re-transferred in HD.