GREEN CINE Already a member? login
 Your cart
Help
Advanced Search
- Genres
+ Action
+ Adult
+ Adventure
+ Animation
+ Anime
+ Classics
+ Comedies
+ Comic Books
+ Crime
  Criterion Collection
+ Cult
+ Documentary
+ Drama
+ Erotica
+ Espionage
  Experimental/Avant-Garde
+ Fantasy
+ Film Noir
+ Foreign
+ Gay & Lesbian
  HD (High Def)
+ Horror
+ Independent
+ Kids
+ Martial Arts
+ Music
+ Musicals
  Pre-Code
+ Quest
+ Science Fiction
  Serials
+ Silent
+ Sports
+ Suspense/Thriller
  Sword & Sandal
+ Television
+ War
+ Westerns


Public Discussions

topics
GreenCine Movie Talk
TV
By popular demand, a forum devoted to Mr. Philo T. Farnsworth's remarkable invention.
93

The Lone Gunman
Topic by: NarcTed
Posted: July 12, 2005 - 11:30 PM PDT
Last Reply: July 13, 2005 - 10:13 AM PDT

author topic: The Lone Gunman
NarcTed
post #1  on July 12, 2005 - 11:30 PM PDT  
I finally got Volume 1 of The Lone Gunman, the X-Files spinoff. I never saw the pilot episode. Weird irony: The Lone Gunman stop a government conspiracy to crash an airliner into the World Trade Center.
kolohe61
post #2  on July 13, 2005 - 12:31 AM PDT  
> On July 12, 2005 - 11:30 PM PDT NarcTed wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> I finally got Volume 1 of The Lone Gunman, the X-Files spinoff. I never saw the pilot episode. Weird irony: The Lone Gunman stop a government conspiracy to crash an airliner into the World Trade Center.
> ---------------------------------


Weirder yet. The episode aired 6 months BEFORE 9/11.
underdog
post #3  on July 13, 2005 - 10:02 AM PDT  
Meanwhile, speaking of which, just for fun - we ran a Lone Gunmen trivia contest here awhile back (in March) and here it is again.

The Lone Gunmen brought Byers, Langly (the one who looked a little like Garth from Wayne's World), and Frohike, the trio of hackers and conspiracy theorists from The X-Files, into the light. The show was well-received but never really got a fair shake in the bermuda triangle that is Friday night time slots, but the show did creator Chris Carter proud. "The true charm of The Lone Gunmen, aside from the delightful performances of the three leads," wrote Amy Sturgis in the online magazine Revolution Science Fiction, "was the fact that the underdogs encountered real (and, if one thinks about it, intensely frightening) problems of the 21st-century United States, occasionally emerged unscathed, and always maintained a sense of hope and commitment in the face of overwhelming odds." It may have been prematurely cancelled, but at least we now have a new DVD compilation of its entire 13 episode run, and, thanks to the generosity of GreenCine and Fox Home Video, you can take home a copy of The Lone Gunmen set if you win our latest trivia contest.

THE QUESTION: What was the frighteningly prescient plot of the show's pilot episode, which aired March of 2001?

NarcTed
post #4  on July 13, 2005 - 10:13 AM PDT  
I remember reading that question. I hadn't seen the pilot, so I couldn't answer it, and I refuse to cheat by going to Google. But I ended up putting the DVD on my queue then. It finally came up on my queue and I'm enjoying the disc now. Thank you.

about greencine · donations · refer a friend · support · help · genres
contact us · press room · privacy policy · terms · sitemap · affiliates · advertise

Copyright © 2005 GreenCine LLC. All rights reserved.
© 2006 All Media Guide, LLC. Portions of content provided by All Movie Guide®, a trademark of All Media Guide, LLC.