Tuesday, April 7, 2015

F. #AtoZChallenge - The re-opening of The X-Files and Dragon of the Stars Release Day!


 
My 2015 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge theme is The re-opening of The X-Files. I'm not going to reiterate the known facts about the show, but share with you how it ruled my life for 9 seasons and beyond.



F = Feature Films






The X Files (1998)

http://x-files.wikia.com/wiki/The_X-Files:_Fight_the_Future


"Fight The Future"
Mulder and Scully uncover a government conspiracy attempting to hide the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.


The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)


http://x-files.wikia.com/wiki/The_X-Files:_I_Want_to_Believe

"Believe Again"
"To Find The Truth, You Must Believe."
Mulder and Scully have been out of the FBI for several years — with Mulder living in isolation as a fugitive from the organization and Scully having become a doctor at a Catholic-run hospital, where she has formed a friendly relationship with a seriously ill boy patient — but, when an FBI agent is mysteriously kidnapped and a former priest who has been convicted of being a pedophile claims to be experiencing psychic visions of the endangered agent, Mulder and Scully reluctantly accept the FBI's request for their particular paranormal expertise on the case. 



I'm not going to lie, both of these films left something to be desired. I enjoyed the first movie much more than the second. I always thought they should do a third to wrap things up, but I'll take 6 episodes on TV instead!
 

~~X~~


Special Agent Stormy the Weather Gnome here.
When you get bored of listening to her drivel about her favorite TV show, make sure you drop down to the bottom of the posts to see me. I'm sharing funny quotes from the show.


The X-Files movie:
  
[to a bartender, while drinking] Special Agent Fox Mulder: I'm the key figure in an ongoing government charade, the plot to conceal the truth about the existence of extraterrestrials. It's a global conspiracy, actually, with key players in the highest levels of power, that reaches down into the lives of every man, woman, and child on this planet, so, of course, no one believes me. I'm an annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers. They call me Spooky. Spooky Mulder, whose sister was abducted by aliens when he was just a kid and who now chases after little green men with a badge and a gun, shouting to the heavens or to anyone who will listen that the fix is in, that the sky is falling and when it hits it's gonna be the shit-storm of all time.

Barmaid: [backs away] Well... I say that about does it, Spooky.

 ~~X~~



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SCAVENGER HUNT!

Comment to win an autographed copy of Dragon of the Stars, tons of bookmarks & postcards, and a $20.00 iTunes gift card–where is Mini-Alex? Visit Alex for a list of the participants. (Open through April 11 – winner announced April 13 at Alex’s blog.)

 

Available today!
Dragon of the Stars By Alex J. Cavanaugh
Science Fiction – Space Opera/Adventure/Military
Print ISBN 9781939844064 EBook ISBN 9781939844057





The ship of legends…
The future is set for Lt. Commander Aden Pendar, poised to secure his own command and marriage to the queen’s daughter. But when the Alliance declares war on their world, Aden finds his plans in disarray and told he won’t make captain. One chance remains–the Dragon. Lost many years prior, the legendary ship’s unique weapon is Hyrath’s only hope. Can Aden find the Dragon, save his people, and prove he’s capable of commanding his own ship?

Purchase:


BEST OF LUCK, ALEX!

64 comments:

  1. I only saw the TV series not the films so can't comment on them, but really enjoyed the TV episodes.
    Yvonne.

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    1. They weren't the best.
      Too bad really.

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  2. I liked the first film but the second one felt like a really lame television episode.
    Thanks again for helping with the launch!!

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    1. Yes. This. It was like half-assed.
      Shame.

      You are so welcome!
      I'm glad I could be a part of it!
      Heather

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  3. I kind of miss the X-Files! Congrats to Alex!

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  4. How much stuff do you have, you are the coolest... Great Post... Mini Alex is in the reading room!

    Jeremy [Retro]
    AtoZ Challenge Co-Host [2015]

    There's no earthly way of knowing.
    Which direction we are going!

    HOLLYWOOD NUTS!
    Come Visit: You know you want to know if me or Hollywood... is Nuts?

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    1. I hope I have enough for the rest of the letters!

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  5. Hey Heather. X-files was one of my late mom's favorites shows. I used to watch it with her sometimes when I still lived in the Bronx. I haven't seen the films. As for Mini-Alex, I think he's trying to decide what CD to play. Congrats again, Alex!

    Have a great day Heather and I'll be checking back periodically for more A-Z posts. Eva

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    1. I think I made my son watch all the shows when he was an infant! What we mom's do. I like that you have this memory!

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  6. I agree! Can't wait for the mini-series:)

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    1. :)
      They said filming might start in the summer!

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  7. Dream Theater! Nice. Mini-Alex is jammin' in front of some awesome CDs!

    Yay for Dragon of the Stars release day!

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    1. He's got good taste, just like regular Alex!

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  8. I'm on the hunt, Heather! Down the sidewalk, into the car, and now Mini-Alex is at a bookstore where he's going to read a passage from "Dragon..." to fans during a book launch party at the bookstore!

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  9. Mini-Alex is definitely in a book shelf. I like Fundy Blue's answer.

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  10. If I were that barmaid I would have said the same thing. Hurrah for Alex.

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  11. I loved the show, but the movies left me feeling a bit cold. Something was off about them to me.

    --
    Tim Brannan, The Other Side Blog
    2015 A to Z of Vampires
    http://theotherside.timsbrannan.com/

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    1. Yeah. I don't know why the show couldn't translate to film.

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  12. Congrats to Alex! I'm thinking Mini-Alex is hiding out in his CD collection.

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  13. Wow. Dragon of The Stars is all over the A to Z Blog Challenge!!!

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  14. X-files is one that will stand the test of time. As for Mini-Alex, he looks like he's next to some...what are those things? Are those actually CDs? LOL!

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    1. It's true.
      Not every show can pull that off.

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  15. I agree about the movies. X Files rocked on TV, but didn't do much for me on the big screen.

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    1. Not sure why, but that's the truth.

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  16. Wasn't a big fan of the movies, but loved the TV shows. So excited!

    And it looks like Mini Alex is checking out somebody's...CD collection.

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    1. Like this wasn't already the coolest group of people! Now I know we are all fans!

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  17. The only thing I liked about the last movie was the fact they finally let Mulder and Scully be together. I hope that continues with the reboot of the series.

    Mini-Alex is jamming to some CDs today.

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    1. Me too!
      They better not try to fix the parts that aren't broken!

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  18. I remember when the feature film came out. I saw it in the theater!

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    1. Me too!
      I didn't wait outside for days or anything, but close.

      :)
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  19. I wasn't a big fan of the movies, and the return is going to be interesting . . .

    Mini-Alex is listening to Big Alex's favorite CDs and reading his new favorite book. :)

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    1. As long as they don't try to remake the wheel.

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  20. I did think the movies left something to be desired as well, and the first was also my favorite. Great to see Alex making his way around the Blog-o-Sphere. Hope the attention nets him some more sales!

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  21. I only knew of one movie. Didn't know there were more.

    ~Patricia Lynne aka Patricia Josephine~
    Member of C. Lee's Muffin Commando Squad
    Story Dam
    Patricia Lynne, Indie Author

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  22. I didn't see these films, but I have seen some of those old X-File episodes. I think Alex is going to listen to some music. I see Dream Theater there. Perhaps, he is on an entertainment center.

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  23. Mini Alex looks like he's about to launch into a piano concerto to distract the enemies from the fact that their ship is about to be commandeered for the cause. Good luck, Alex.

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    1. Wow!
      That's like extra points for inventiveness!

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  24. I never saw the 2nd movie because I heard it was terrible, but I liked the first one, mostly.

    It look like mini-Alex is on someone's bookshelf, shilling with the other fine scifi books.

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  25. mini Alex is rifling through big Alex's music collection. He wants mood music to read to.

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  26. I never saw either, but I watched The X-Files every week.
    Congrats to Alex on his release.

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    1. I really need to watch #2 again to remember the badness.

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  27. Mini Alex is trying to decide what kind of music he'll play in his next concert.

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  28. Looks like Mini Alex is trying to choose a cd to listen too. I never got into the X-Files when it originally came out, but I've always thought about revisiting it now that I'm older and might appreciate it more.
    Brandy from Brandy's Bustlings

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  29. Mini-Alex is checking out the cds. Time for some tunes...

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  30. Love the X-Files. And I'm pretty sure Mini-Alex played on all of those CD's

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  31. Mini Alex has the truth. Its out there amongst the stars

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  32. Music is Mini Ninja's middle name! Great theme for the A to Z! My daughter named her little cutie dog "Scully" after you know who...! Lisa, co-host AtoZ 2015, @ http://www.lisabuiecollard.com

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    1. It's true!

      I love that we all did fun stuff like this.
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