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From X-Files creator Chris Carter, The Lone Gunmen Complete Series - get inside the trio of X-Files computer-hacking geeks popularly known as The Lone gunmen in the perfect DVD for all X-Files fans. Experience the altered world and suspenseful action that will keep you watching!
The Lone Gunmen was the short-lived spin-off series starring those scene-stealing conspiracy theorists from The X-Files. To recap, there is buttoned-down Byers (the bearded, relatively normal-looking one, played by Bruce Harwood), the "man of action" Frohike (the short one who had the hots for Scully, played by Tom Braidwood), and master hacker Langly (the one with the long blond hair, played by Dean Haglund). They also meet some new characters who both help and hinder: a female agent calling herself Yves Adele Harlow (and other anagrams for Lee Harvey Oswald, played by Zuleikha Robinson), who always seems a step ahead of them, and James "Jimmy" Bond (Stephen Snedden), the dimwitted benefactor who thinks that the Gunmen give him a purpose in life.
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
I loved the idea of the "Lone Gunmen" on the X-Files, and found them more interesting than they were typically given time for on any given episode. Read morePublished 18 hours ago by A. Behrends
It's the Lone Gunmen.. of COURSE it's fantastic!
And now with the reboot, I hear they are gonna be BACK somehow.. Read more
Double-sided discs that I have to eject and re-insert every time I want them to play. Series is great, quality of discs leaves much to be desired.Published 29 days ago by Lucretia Rossi
Great old series! Bought it for my dad for his birthday. It was the cheapest thing we bought, but he went nuta over it. Haha!Published 1 month ago by IA
Love the show...up to the dumb jock dude was injecting to the show. After that the show totally had the feel of trying to hard to appease some sort of demographic... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Eric
The problem is the Jimmy Bond character. He provides financial backing and comic relief. The problem is that the Lone Gunmen are their own comic relief, so a financial backer can... Read morePublished 1 month ago by T. Gabriel
Much as I like these guys on the X-files, the spin-off is just a comedy. Probably why it didn't last. I would buy it again, however, for completeness sake.Published 1 month ago by Milo Wadlin
Neet series and almost prophetic, quite a coincidence.
I think all the critics liked it. Read more
If you liked either X-Files, The Lone Gunmen, or both, buying this boxed set is a good idea. It isn't terribly expensive, and you get all of The Lone Gunmen episodes in existence,... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Sex_Engr_RockNRoll