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The series lasted a mere 13 episodes, and in retrospect probably plays better now than it did in the spring of 2001 when the peak years of The X-Files were still fresh in the memory. Thanks to direction and writing by the same creative talent and music by Mark Snow, The Lone Gunmen has the feel of Chris Carter's signature series, though without the impenetrable mythology and the sexual tension (Robinson is beautiful, but let's be serious). The episodes are generally stand-alone affairs reflecting the goofy humor that made the trio part of the comic relief in The X-Files. Light-hearted topics include a blind football team and a super-intelligent chimpanzee, but the closing episode dealt with the familiar themes of alien abduction and government cover-ups (a thread that after the series' cancellation had to be concluded in an episode of The X-Files, which is also included in this set). And particularly chilling is the pilot: aired six months before 9/11, it deals with an attempt to fly an airplane into the World Trade Center. The Lone Gunmen couldn't match the brilliant inspiration of The X-Files (few shows could), but for fans it might just be the next best thing. --David Horiuchi
You might like it a lot more if you like Fox and Skully, but you really don't need that feel to like this.
The only really disappointment about this show is that it was cut short, ending in a cliffhanger (that was thankfully resolved in the last episodes of X-Files).
Anyway, the packaging is great, it's very compact, has neat artwork, and double-sided dvd's are a rare treat.
Better than the X-files as the episodes are funny, engaging, and didn't have the scary elements. The characters are great!Published 13 days ago by InWyoming
As an X-Files fan, I had to watch this. It has some good moments. It also has some less-than-good moments.Published 1 month ago by Uh How How How
I never realized that the Lone Gunmen had their own series until I happened across it one day online. It is AWESOME! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barb L
Being a computer guru in some areas, helped me to want the best for this spin-off from the X-Files. It fell short because the writers were somewhere else and didn't connect the... Read morePublished 3 months ago by RetiredGuruGuy