X-Files - Season 9 (Bilingual) [Import]
Now you can own the entire ninth season of THE X-FILES. All 19 classic episodes (including the 2-hour series finale) are available for the first time in this exclusive 7-disc collectors edition. From the revelation about Scullys baby in Nothing Important Happened Today and the mystery surrounding the murder of Agent Doggetts son in Release to Mulders final confrontation with those who would deny The Truth, these Season Nine episodes are a must for every X-Files fan!
Though season 9 may not be the best period in a long line of groundbreaking television, it is still worthy of the X-Files name. Knowing this was the last season had many fans prematurely disgruntled, and the expectation for "going out with a bang" was extremely high. Lots of longtime issues came to a head (Scully's single motherhood, new X-files agents at the helm, Agent Skinner is now a believer, Mulder MIA, etc.), and many new issues and plots arose. Learning the facts of his son's death, Agent Doggett (Robert Patrick) seeks out the missing Agent Mulder (David Duchovny) to help him expose the corrupt Deputy Director Kersh (James Pickens Jr.). Knowing that her gifted son William is a target of a religious cult, Scully (Gillian Anderson) enlists the help of the Lone Gunmen for protection. The missing Mulder is finally located. Unfortunately, he is being held in custody by the military on murder charges, which leads to the grand finale: the trial, not for a man guilty of murder, but for a man guilty of seeking the Truth.
The naysayers have plenty of valid complaints (particularly about the "Super Soldiers" segue), and many hated that the Mulder/Scully pairing was gone. But there are a few aspects that are universally positive, and there aren't many complaints about their replacements, Agent Doggett and Agent Reyes (Annabeth Gish). In fact, many feel that the show could have easily continued if the writing had been better. The final episode was more or less a 90-minute recap of the X-Files phenomenon. After "The Truth" ended, disappointed hardcore fans couldn't help but feel it was a set-up for an upcoming movie, but casual fans should find the episode very helpful in linking together the mythos that entranced and confused viewers for years. It may not be up to par with the first six seasons, but season 9 is still a lot better than most television shows. If you have the nerve to revisit this season, you will be pleasantly surprised. --Rob Bracco
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That to me is what The X-Files was about. Mulder and Scullys relationship and their investigations into the paranormal.
I started watching this and to my surprise I was getting just as much enjoyment in this season as I was in the previous Seasons.
Some of my favorite episdoes were, Daemonicus, 4-D, John Doe, Trust No 1, Provenace/Providence, William (very good), and of course the finale The Truth (though I dont think much was accomplished in the finale... 1 hour of recapping the entire series, then 30 minutes of mulder showing scully the date of the final alien invasion.. Hopefully the next movie will wrap things up, though rumor has it that it will be a stand-alone story)
There is a couple that I didnt like, one being The Lord of the Flies. But there is always one or two that I didn't like very much in just about every season.
True, that the show has changed alot in the later seasons... Watch season 3 then watch season 7 or 8. Almost seems different.
In my opinion season 9 is a must-have for anyone that calls themselves an X-Files fan...
Season 9 was the beginning of a new X-Files. They could have continued with Dogget and Reyes.... Note I said that they could have, not that they should have.
Season 9 was a great season and I highly recommend it however there is one thing that should have happened...
The series should have ended after Season 7. So much happened in that season. Mulder found the truth about his sister. The syndicate was pretty much dismantled. Mulder and Scully shared their first kiss.
Then after ending season 7 they should have created one or two more movies to wrap things up.Read more ›
The likes of John Doe, 4-D, Improbable and Audrey Pauley are strikingly different to other X-Files episodes, and this approach should be applauded. Rather than complain that the show isn't what it was, surely people should welcome a fresh perspective on the X-Files? All four of these episodes, as well as Release, Hellbound, and Daemonicus compare very favourably with past episodes. William and Jump The Shark, although controversial, are good dramatic episodes. Scary Monsters is a pretty average episode, whilst Lord of the Flies and Underneath are plain terrible.
The mythology this season is a mixed bag. Nothing Important Happened Today I&II and Provenance/Providence were both written before the decision was made to end the show this year. As such, they offer few answers and raise more questions to fuel a potential myth arc for the next couple of seasons. As such, NIHT is pretty poor, and P/P are excellent episodes but serve little purpose. The Truth, the final episode, is great - but not as great as it could have been. It recaps the show's mythology, but relies too heavily on this. The final half-hour is as good as ever, with the final scene being the only imagineable way to end the series - with Mulder and Scully together.
There will be people who will never take Season 9 seriously, and I admit, it does seem to be something of an acquired taste. However, that won't stop me from singing its praises.
Doggett & Reyes ruled this season and they just gave this show a new lease of life.
The only episodes which let this season down are the few which deal with Scully's baby and the super-soldiers. Having said that, the episode co-written & directed by Duchovny entitled "William" isn't bad at all - it's the best of the "Scully's baby" episodes. And the episode "Jump the Shark" where the Lone Gunmen die is totally brilliant and a sad, touching end to those great, original & enjoyable characters.
Overall, the episodes in this season (or any other season for that matter) are of a high quality which is rarely equalled in any other tv show of this genre and for that fact I can only give the final season of the X-Files nothing but praise and bid a sad farewell to some of the best characters to appear in a tv series.
It's really hard to pick one favourite episode - I enjoyed every episode apart from a few of the earlier season 9 episodes which dealt with Scully's baby (as I already mentioned).
Chris Carter is one of the cleverest writers around and I hope at some point the X-Files returns with Doggett & Reyes (and maybe Scully & Mulder too!).
It would be a crime if the proposed second X-Files movie doesn't focus on Doggett & Reyes...Read more ›
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I wish I could say season 9 was the best of the X-Files, but sadly it was not. Was it the worst? By far no. Read morePublished on July 10 2004 by Kim B.
ok I am a huge x-files fan i love the show, but season nine was by far the worst. This season lost a lot of what had made the show great in the past, and i think that it was... Read morePublished on July 5 2004
Season 9 was by far the least satisfying of all the X-Files seasons due to the formulaic and prosaic writing. Read morePublished on July 5 2004 by bdlion
Thanks to only catching a few episodes on TV when it aired -- not to mention the plethora of negative reviews -- I was all set to dislike Season 9 of The X-Files when I sat down to... Read morePublished on June 15 2004 by Just Bill
By the end of the eight season it was clear that "The X-Files" had peaked by season six. That doesn't mean that there aren't pleasures to be found in the remaining 3... Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Wayne Klein
If you're a complete fanatic who must have all 9 seasons to have a sense of closure, go for it. Nothing will stop you, least of al this review. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Robert North
Hey, come on now people. Even though season 9 may not be the best season of the X-files, it's still THE X-FILES. Read morePublished on June 7 2004
Having watched the entire 9 seasons on DVD over the course of the last 3 years, I found the final season to be very satisfying. Several loose ends were tied up. Read morePublished on June 7 2004 by Dragon Queen
I watched this season after having read several negative comments here. While it may not have been the best of all the X-Files seasons, it was a worthy one, with its own ambience... Read morePublished on June 6 2004
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