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      For those who may not know, JWFan relies entirely on donations to keep running.  Donations pay for our server bills, as well as keeping our domain and Invision Powerboard fees.
      As an incentive to donate, I am offering a series of free CDS to anyone who donates over a certain amount!   Last time this was a modest success, where I raised $500 of our desired $1,000 and mailed out 3 free CDs to lucky JWFanners.  This time I'll be doing the raffling a littler different!   Our goal is $1000 once again, and I will have four tiers of free CDs you can win once again.  But this time, the more you donate, the more entries into each raffle you'll get!   Each $10 you donate gets your name put into the raffle mug once for the $10 pool, twice for the $20 pool, thrice for the $30 pool, and five times into the $50 pool.  Here is the list of CDs you can win - and I have more to add at a later time when I get a little more organized (I'll post what they are by Friday at the latest)   The $10 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you one ticket into this pool) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $250 donated Tyler Bates - God of War; Ascension (OST, La La Land Records) Danny Elfman - Planet of the Apes (OST, Sony) Danny Elfman - Taking Woodstock (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Identity Thief (OST, La La Land Records) Christopher Lennertz - Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (OST) Michael Giacchino - Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol (OST, Varese Sarabande) Dave Holmes & Various - Ocean's 11 (OST, WB Records) Joel McNeely & Various - Hollywood '94 (Varese Sarabande) Joe Kraemer - Jack Reacher (OST, La La Land Records) John Williams - Born on the Fourth of July (OST, MCA Records)   The $20 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you two ticket into this pool, must donate at least $20 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $500 donated John Barry - First Love (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - The Challenge (La La Land) Jerry Goldsmith - In Harm's Way (2009 Intrada edition) Jerry Goldsmith - The Red Pony (Varese) Alan Silvestri - Dutch (La La Land) Shirley Walker - Willard (La La Land) John Williams - Family Plot (Varese Sarabande) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $30 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you three ticket into this pool, must donate at least $30 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $750 donated James Horner - Gorky Park (OOP Kritzerland Edition) James Newton Howard - Outbreak (2CD, Varese Deluxe Edition) Laurence Rosenthal - Clash of the Titans (2CD, Intrada) John Williams - The Fury (2CD, La La Land) John Williams - Jane Eyre (OOP, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer   The $50 pool (Every $10 you donate gets you five ticket into this pool, must donate at least $50 to be eligible) - will be drawn as soon as we hit $1,000 donated Jerry Fielding - The Wild Bunch (3CD, FSM) Ira Newborn - The Naked Gun trilogy (3CD, La La Land) Shirley Walker and Various - Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3 (4CD, La La Land) or, any of the above CDs if you prefer     All shipping will be paid by me to anywhere in the world!   I will pull names from a hat for each pool, and you get to pick whatever CD set you want if I pull your name!   To be eligible, leave your JWFan username in the comments area of your donation.  If you want to donate but not be in the running for a free CD, mention that in the comment.   Use this link or the link on the mainpage.       Thank you!   Jason, Ricard, and Andreas.
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THE X-FILES (Beware Season 11 spoilers!)

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At least they look like Scully and Mulder again. I still don't know what they hell they were thinking with I Want to Believe.

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I need to watch it for a second time without my lofty expectations, but I was pretty underwhelmed at the time. It'll probably be the only thing I make a point to rewatch before the new season.

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Never seen it.

I am hopefully we will get through the remaining 190ish episodes of the show and both movies before the mini series drops, but its not very likely

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If you started this Tuesday, you could watch one episode a day and be caught up (at least that's what the official X-Files Twitter is doing). 40 min daily isn't much of a commitment ;)

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We started season 1 last month but haven't gotten back to it once GOT, Hannibal, and OITNB all came back

Now that GOT and OITNB are done and we only have 1 Hannibal a week, we hope to get back into XF

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Season 1 was a bit of a slog for me. I think I stopped for a few months after the episode "Space."

It gets a lot better at the end of S1 and beyond. I watched the remaining 8.5 seasons in a handful of months.

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Yup, we ended right in a slog of sub-par episodes - Ghost In The Machine, Space, and Fallen Angel were 3 of the last 4 we saw (Ice was a good one in the middle of those). Luckily when we resume, we start with Eve, and then things will keep getting better from there


The high-def versions on Netflix look awesome

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"Space" is on my top 10 worst X-Files episodes. There are definitely some episodes in the first season that are crappy enough to deter viewers from continuing (e.g. Roland, Fire) , but keep with it. The show hits its stride and clicks into place with the season 1 finale and hardly ever lets up until it peaks with the Fight the Future.

I'm also digging the widescreen HD on the earlier seasons. I believe 1-3 are currently available this way on Netflix. Hopefully they get to the others by the time I get there. I'm on Season 2 right now, but I'm watching other shows concurrently.

I Want To Believe is a fine movie, not nearly as bad as some people would have you....believe. It has a nice cold visual look too.

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We've watched the first 10 episodes of Season 1 and every single one looked fantastic, perfect HD quality.

They removed the top and bottom of the originally shot 4:3 frame to make the 16:9 version. I had feared this might lead to some awkward looking shots, but we haven't seen a single one yet!

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Is this reframing creator-approved, or mucking-about by FOX?

I know they reframed all of the old Simpsons for widescreen when they moved reruns to FX, and the creators hated it. You also lose some of the jokes/animation in the cutout parts.

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I believe Chris Carter oversaw all the new HD transfers. There was an old article about it when they first appeared on German TV.

Starting with Season 5, they filmed everything natively in 16:9 anyway

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Tapatalk has never failed to show me YouTube links before. That was the very first time.

Tapatalk omits signatures. Win.

Tapatalk freezes animated gif avatars. Win.

Tapatalk doesn't force me to swing the display left and right to read columns wider than the screen when using full screen view, which appears when I errantly press the Full screen mode instead of the post button because I'm in a hurry.

Sent from my Android taking a major dump before work using Tapatalk.

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If I say that I don't know what Tapatalk is and just use a PC Windows browser to get on the internet, would you hold it against me?  :D

 

 

Sent from my brain using fingers.

Lmgtfy

Tapatalk

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Maybe he didn't see the YouTube vid cause it was HTML enabled (I used a specific staring point rather than just posting the web address)

That's gotta be it. Pretty lame that Tapatalk can't handle simple things like an HTML enabled post!

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