I blogged a while back on my Geek blog about VR5, one of several great shows that never made it their first season. A comment on the post made mention of “The Lone Gunmen’, a one series spinoff from “The X-Files”. I add the first disc to my Netflix queue and watched the pilot episode earlier in the week.


The Lone Gunmen

The Lone Gunmen



The episode was first broadcast in March 2001; the date is relevant. It concerns a government conspiracy to stage a terrorist outrage to create the climate for an attack on an unspecified dictator. This is obviously implausible; people would not be so gullible as to be manipulated into supporting an invasion of a country that had no involvement with the attack. What is really strange is the nature of the planned outrage; flying a passenger plane into the World Trade Center in New York.  Remember this was broadcast six months before the tragic events of 9/11.  I am amazed that I had not heard of the show given the subject matter of this episode; granted the actual drama was not especially good, despite the chilling subject.

Published in: on 31 October, 2008 at 18:11  Comments (2)  

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  1. That’s a chilling parallel.

  2. […] X Marks It Filed under: Jedi, geek stuff — ilegirl @ 8:30 pm Reading Brit’s post about The Lone Gunmen, the short-lived spinoff from the X Files, brought back […]

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