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Julianne Moore to play Dana Scully

CmdrTaco posted more than 6 years ago | from the but-we-haven't-finished-fighting-the-past-yet dept.

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An anonymous reader writes "Hot on the heels of the news from David Duchovny that FOX and Chris Carter are finally producing the long-awaited sequel to 'The X-Files: Fight the Future', actor Gillian Anderson has announced that she will not be returning as geek fav, the delectable Special Agent Dana Scully. Instead, Julianne Moore will be portraying the hot science babe G-woman. "

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First post! (5, Funny)

xaxa (988988) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566079)

Erm... but I don't know what I'm commenting on... makes it hard to be funny y'know.

Re:First post! (1)

xaxa (988988) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566095)

Why did I just do that? Do I care nothing for my karma? Hmm... 2pm. Really sunny day. I'm going to leave the house.

Re:First post! (1)

b4stard (893180) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566133)

Sorry mate, still not funny.

Re:First post! (1)

xaxa (988988) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566209)

A first post was never going to be funny was it? Whenever I try and be funny it fails. Then when I'm just being normal^H^H^H^Hmyself, people video it and threaten me with Youtube until I buy them drinks; but I don't mind really :).

Being funny online is so much harder... I mean, everyone laughed yesterday when I fell up the stairs at a tube station and walked into the wall, but online? No stairs, no walls, just Windows. What can I do?!?

Re:First post! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566241)

kill yourself on webcam

Re:First post! (1, Funny)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566571)

Now that's funny!

Re:First post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566181)

I've deduced that you live in the east of England. amirite?

Re:First post! (1)

xaxa (988988) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566231)

Central London, so you are right, for some value of "east".

Re:First post! (1)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | more than 6 years ago | (#18568983)

Well, we care nothing for your karma, so join the crowd.

BTW, caring about karma is how you don't GET karma...

Ain't it Cool's Over that way (1)

gadlaw (562280) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566161)

First post, ah such a feather in your cap. You can mark that off on your list of things to do before you die. And of course, April 1st means the day to not bother looking at Slashdot. It's funny story time.

Uhhh, Dana Scully == %SEXSYMBOL% ?!? (1)

mosel-saar-ruwer (732341) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566307)


...the delectable Special Agent Dana Scully... Julianne Moore will be portraying the hot science babe G-woman...

Guys, Julianne Moore was born on December 3, 1960 [imdb.com] , which would make her - gosh - almost 50 years old.

Somehow I'm having a hard time visualizing Special Agent Dana Scully as a GMILF [Grandmother I'd like to...].

Re:Uhhh, Dana Scully == %SEXSYMBOL% ?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566565)

Uhh, would you really [popoholic.com] have a problem with her?

I wouldn't.

Ha - 15 years ago, maybe. (1)

mosel-saar-ruwer (732341) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566953)


Dude, that picture is like 15 years old.

Here's what she looked like back in 2005 [almost two years ago], when was filming Freedomland [released February 17, 2006]:

Red Scare: Julianne Moore takes off the make-up in Freedomland. [thewavemag.com]

You can decide for yourself whether or not that qualifies as GMILF material.

In fact, compare a side-by-side of early Gillian Anderson -vs- recent Julianne Moore:

early Gillian Anderson [pearl-jam.com]

recent Julianne Moore [thewavemag.com]

Re:Ha - 15 years ago, maybe. (1)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | more than 6 years ago | (#18569049)

Uhm, Julianne is born in 1960 - Gillian in 1968 - which makes Gillian thirty-nine this August. Not that big a difference. It's not like Julianne is 50 and Gillian 30.

Also you haven't seen a recent picture of Gillian, have you?

Why?

Because there are very few out there. I haunt SuperiorPics.com and you almost NEVER see Gillian any more. As it happens I do have some - see below.

Her career is as dead as Bush's next plan to "win in Iraq'.

As to looks, I don't see any significant difference between this woman [photobucket.com] and this woman. [photobucket.com] They're both freckled redheads getting long in the tooth (but not so long in the tooth that I wouldn't do either of them.)

OTOH, I'm beginning to wonder about Julianne's career - this is the second time she's picked up a high-profile role from another actress (the first being Clarice Starling from Jodie Foster.)

Re:Uhhh, Dana Scully == %SEXSYMBOL% ?!? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566999)

she looks pretty hot, although a bit on the holstein side of hawt.

Re:Uhhh, Dana Scully == %SEXSYMBOL% ?!? (1)

osu-neko (2604) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566895)

Uh, Dana Scully isn't supposed to be a barely out of high school starlet. Yes, Julianne Moore is in her mid-40's (specifically, she's 46), but she's only seven years older than Anderson, and a much better actress.

46 == post-menopausal (1)

mosel-saar-ruwer (732341) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567001)


Dude, she's 46 now. By the time shooting wraps on this project [assuming it isn't just an April Fool's joke to begin with], then she'd be a lot closer to 48 or 49.

Which, if you didn't take high school biology, is well past the menopausal point for most chicks.

Scully is Mulder's love interest because HE WANTS TO MAKE BABIES WITH HER!

And post-menopausal chicks can't make babies.

PS: As for the "much better actress", Julianne Moore never in her life played a role that had a tenth the sex appeal of Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully.

Re:46 == post-menopausal (1)

Mikkeles (698461) | more than 6 years ago | (#18568283)

'PS: As for the "much better actress", Julianne Moore never in her life played a role that had a tenth the sex appeal of Gillian Anderson's Dana Scully.'

Either has Gillian Anderson.

Re:46 == post-menopausal (1)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | more than 6 years ago | (#18569093)

"Dude", sex appeal has nothing to do with actual ACTING.

Anderson is a good actress (doing TV for years tends to do that to you), but she can't really compete with Moore who is a recognized excellent actress with two Oscar nominations and a Golden Globe. Anderson received an Emmy, a Golden Globe and two SAG awards. In total, Anderson has won about 12 awards, Moore twice that at 22.

Furthermore, acting is about experience and intensity and Moore has both in greater degree than Anderson.

Actually I need to modify my previous statement about Anderson's career - it's dead in the US, but going well in England, according to Wikipedia.

Re:Uhhh, Dana Scully == %SEXSYMBOL% ?!? (1)

Walt Dismal (534799) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567049)

I don't understand why they'd put Julianne Moore in the X-Files 2 movie with Wolverine when they already have Jean Grey? And besides, they're already done X-Files 3, where the Professor died, so how can they do 2 again? I'm so puzzled.

Re:Uhhh, Dana Scully == %SEXSYMBOL% ?!? (1)

geobeck (924637) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567401)

Speak for yourself, boy. Those of us who didn't watch the first season of The X Files from a crib think she's still pretty hot.

Re:First post! (1)

cychem1 (942136) | more than 6 years ago | (#18568013)

If I were David Duchovy I'd be excited, have you seen Julianne's work in Boggie Nights.

Re:First post! (1)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | more than 6 years ago | (#18569143)

Have you seen Duchovny's wife, Tea Leoni? She's hot. Check her out in the Will Smith movie, "Bad Boys". She has SERIOUSLY long legs.

Both Moore and Anderson have the one usual redhead problem - serious freckles. I think Marcia Cross is about the only redhead in Hollywood who has a limited number of freckles (or has figured out what makeup to use to deal with them). She's the best looking redhead I've seen. Not that freckles are a showstopper by any means, but they tend to be a distraction from pure female beauty. Some redheads look like they've been sandblasted.

Bah (4, Insightful)

repvik (96666) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566081)

Of course. End of tfa: Thanks to 'Loof Lirpa'

Re:Bah (1)

Alicat1194 (970019) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566167)

Of course. End of tfa: Thanks to 'Loof Lirpa'

Loof Lirpa, the only brand of lirpa that Mr Spock trusts! (now 50% off!)

Yeah, right... (1)

mclaincausey (777353) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566555)

An attractive Scully? Let me check my calendar....

Where is RFC4857? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566945)

At least that (going by track record) has the possibility of being amusing ...

O RLY? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566089)

O RLY?

No way... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566101)

Without the Origional Scully, there shouldn't be a 2nd movie.. It just won't be the same.

Trust No One (5, Insightful)

FrostedWheat (172733) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566103)

Especially today.

Re:Trust No One (1)

tverbeek (457094) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566317)

The truth is in here [toddverbeek.com]

Re:Trust No One (1)

sconeu (64226) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566525)

No, it's here [sjgames.com] .

Re:Trust No One (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566399)

Agreed. Especially because we all agree that Samantha Carter is the hottest nerd in this AND the pegasus galaxy...

Re:Trust No One (1)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566533)

On behalf of Jadzia Dax... *bitchslaps AC*

Re:Trust No One (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18568675)

Trust, but verify.

April Fools? (2, Funny)

jez9999 (618189) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566109)

Please GOD tell me this is an April Fools' joke.

Re:April Fools? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566437)

If I hadn't seen your member number I say you must be new here.

Re:April Fools? (1)

Lazarian (906722) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567545)

THIS IS A JOKE.

GOD

LOL

Mmmmmm (4, Insightful)

saskboy (600063) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566117)

Mmmmmore Mmmmoore.

Anderson is a little stuck up anyway, it's time the franchise moved on to someone better.

Re:Mmmmmm (4, Funny)

ScentCone (795499) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566753)

it's time the franchise moved on to someone better.

You'd like to THINK that's the reason. They're actually shooting this one as a documentary, as produced/directed by Moore's brother, Michael Moore, who has specific information that there actually is a government plot that involves aliens.

Re:Mmmmmm (1)

maeka (518272) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566823)

spent my mod points a day too early.

Re:Mmmmmm (2, Interesting)

misanthrope101 (253915) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567785)

I only liked the show because Anderson's character was so stuck up. I dug the ice-maiden thing. When they made her more human and vulnerable (i.e. after I saw her cry) I started to lose interest. The off-putting "why do you exist again?" raised-eyebrow look was quite the draw.

As cheesecake Anderson isn't that much. Even as an actress Anderson isn't that much. But neither is Moore, in either department. Moore did better than I thought she would at playing Clarice Starling, but she still is too vulnerable to play such cerebral and (to me) cold women. And I happen to like cerebral and cold women.

Re:Mmmmmm (1)

Master of Transhuman (597628) | more than 6 years ago | (#18569197)

Me, too.

And nobody can beat Jodie for doing cold and cerebral. That's why I was amused to see her doing comedy and sexy in "Maverick". In this last one, "Inside Man", she also broke tradition by being the "bad girl" of the flick. Not to mention "A Very Long Engagement", when she went over the top and did a hot sex scene - at 43!

Jodie is hot because she is intense, not funny (but in person she can be very funny - but it's not her main personality trait.)

Interestingly, Jodie WAS in an X-Files episode: doing a voice over. See here. [imdb.com] It's going to be replayed this Tuesday on TNT, even!

According to IMDB, the following is even more coincidental:

The voice of Betty the tattoo is spoken by Jodie Foster. During the first scene in which we hear Betty convince the man (who has the tattoo) to assault his neighbor, the music playing in the background is "Doesn't Somebody Want to be Wanted" by the Partridge Family. One of Jodie Foster's earlier roles was in episode 3.18 of "The Partridge Family" (1970), "The Eleven Year Itch" in which she punches Danny.

Re:Mmmmmm (1)

clegrand (1082829) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567913)

Anderson is a little stuck up anyway, it's time the franchise moved on to someone better.
??? Sounds like you got jilted.. Did you REALLY ever have a chance with Anderson?

Lame... (4, Insightful)

ktakki (64573) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566131)

As if Slashdot on April Fool's Day wasn't lame enough, the editors have to post another site's lameass AFD "prank" (see the credit to "Loof Lirpa" at the end of TFA).

It's doubly lame because casting Julianne Moore is somewhat credible. Now, if TFA was about Whoopi Goldberg or Judi Dench stepping in as Dana Scully, that might warrant a groggy Sunday morning chuckle (not from me, though -- too hungover).

Me, I'd rather see Jenna Jameson star in a new XXX-Files movie.

k.

Re:Lame... (1)

jamesh (87723) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566165)

I thought they went well together in 'Evolution'... I'd almost believe it even on April 1 (of which there is about 38 minutes left... i should get some sleep!)

Re:Lame... (2, Insightful)

turing_m (1030530) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566173)

Ben Affleck as David Duchovny would be better.

Re:Lame... (1)

MasterPuppeteer (962029) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566479)

What about Garry Shandling? Oh wait! they did that already. Nevermind.

Re:Lame... (1)

Loonacy (459630) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566223)

It can't be that lame, it got over 93 thousand votes! The public has spoken.

Re:Lame... (1)

rbochan (827946) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566277)

...Me, I'd rather see Jenna Jameson star in a new XXX-Files movie.

Maybe as an alien or something... have you seen her lately [thesuperficial.com] ??

That's goatse scary.

Re:Lame... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566329)

Seconded.

Sadly there are very few people who can come up with a decent joke. JM took over Agent Starling duties, probably looks about right in terms of complexion/hair, so the only thing which makes it not credible is that it's 1st April. There's no joke, it's just a lie. Ha-ha.

At least something the BBC Spaghetti harvest had some aspect of surreality to it and at the time something like spaghetti in Britain was seen as exotic foreign food and (most) people didn't know much about it. Something like the "phones as weapons" is just fucking lame - everyone has a phone and surely understands that this is bollocks. It's too much about something that people know about - it you read that as credible you would have to be a fucking moron.

I will be very suprised if anything i read today on Slashdot would raise the faintest of smiles.

Not fake (1)

kamapuaa (555446) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566147)

This one is true [imdb.com] , or at least the movie is in pre-production (which means it hasn't even begun filming yet and may still yet be cancelled). As for Gillian Anderson, she's taking silly bit parts in the fluffy behind-the-scenes dramas like Tristram Shandy [imdb.com] , I don't know why she's so concerned about escaping her most famous and profitable role.

Re:Not fake (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566599)

HHAHAHA you have been pranked! not true. I want ponies!

And already happened... (1)

DrYak (748999) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567625)

And Julian Moore playing Gillian Anderson's part has already hapened [imdb.com] before.

SlashRating fits... (2, Funny)

Jasin Natael (14968) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566155)

And here I thought there was no possible way that a "Slashdot Tit" button would be relevant on a story. Just goes to prove my lack of foresight.

Re:SlashRating fits... (3, Funny)

kamapuaa (555446) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566171)

I think you mean to say, your lack of foreskin. Zing!

MOD PARENT UP - INSIGHTFUL (1)

mcrh (1050542) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566553)

More people need to know about the plight of the modern Jewish man. The parent poster is a shining beacon of truth that illuminates the sea of prejudice before us.

omgponies (5, Interesting)

nbritton (823086) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566175)

I want omgponies. Who's julianne moore? I want omgponies.

heels? (1)

uber_micro (1080269) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566201)

Pony heels?

April Fools (1)

jrobinson5 (974354) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566217)

Somebody mod me +5 insightful for no reason at all.

Great (1)

The Dobber (576407) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566219)

We've got a Duchovny and Moore benchmark

"Evolution"

Then again, maybe the producers can say "At least it will be better than"

Re:Great (3, Informative)

schon (31600) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567493)

I actually liked Evolution.

Although the ending was a little lame, overall it was pretty good for light comedy fare.

Re:Great (1)

Scrameustache (459504) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567569)

We've got a Duchovny and Moore benchmark

"Evolution"

Then again, maybe the producers can say "At least it will be better than"
Did you actually watch the movie? Because, the ads made it look like the lamest toilet-humour movie of all time, but it turned out to be actually quite good.

Re:Great (1)

locokamil (850008) | more than 6 years ago | (#18568177)

I dunno, dude. For my money, the part where one of the retard brothers shouts "blue monkey, blue monkey!" is a highwater mark in modern cinema..

Scully really isn't (2, Interesting)

chanrobi (944359) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566251)

Scully if it isn't going to be played by Gillian Anderson. I don't think I can explain it any better than this.

Re:Scully really isn't (1)

supaneko (1019638) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566893)

I remember reading on Wikipedia [wikipedia.org] about how Gillian Anderson wrote in her blog that she would "definitely" be playing Scully once the issues with the X-Files were resolved (lawsuits and what not). I'm a little disappointed to see that this isn't true.

Informative (0, Troll)

Bionic_Baboon (684462) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566257)

You know, I've never been modded informative before. Wanna mod this up and make my dreams come true?

slashdot sucks (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566261)

all of this april fools faggotry is old. come back when you guys get something that is actually funny. well, something funnier than trying to push linsux off as a real os. faggots.

So here is the way it works (1)

jockm (233372) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566279)

ONE April Fools story is funny and clever. A WHOLE DAY of them is just stupid and tedious. One of these yearsthey are going to figure this out...

Re:So here is the way it works (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566549)

It is only stupid and tedious for those whose only life is hacking at Linux and trolling on /. . Get a life, get a clue.

Re:So here is the way it works (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566817)

That's how traditional media works...slashdot does things differently.

More specifically, most stories on April 1st are fake, but one of the implausible ones is actually true. Figuring out which one is left as an exercise to the reader.

Re:So here is the way it works (1)

dominious (1077089) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567021)

you don't get it, in /. it s news for how many pranks have been made, they are not trying to fool you
One of these years YOU are going to figure this

Re:So here is the way it works (1)

jockm (233372) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567099)

I've been here a long time, and I never claimed they were trying to fool me. What I am complaining about is that in an effort to post only april fools jokes, they post anything and everything, regardless of if it is funny. A deluge of bad humor is just that, a deluge of bad humor; or to put it another way: tedious and annoying...

Anderson's career (2, Interesting)

bsandersen (835481) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566331)

I had no idea that Anderson's career was going so well that she should skip this. I guess Bleak House and that one appearance on Fraiser really put her over the top. {sigh}

Slashdot Editors (5, Funny)

mdielmann (514750) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566339)

I swear to god, this is the only day the Slashdot editors actually work.

Re:Slashdot Editors (2, Interesting)

Refelian (923767) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566643)

Slashdot has editors?

Re:Slashdot Editors (2, Funny)

skoaldipper (752281) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567449)

Slashdot has editors?
Yes. I believe all Apple articles are written in e-macs, Nintendo submissions in Vii, and all science entries in either pico or nano. By the way, in Soviet McDonalds.ru, html mcedit you!

WTF? (4, Insightful)

Lulu of the Lotus-Ea (3441) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566361)

Does anyone remember when an April Fool's joke was at least supposed to be clever or humorous.

The idea that Moore might play the Scully character rather than Anderson doing so is a perfectly plausible one... that just happens to be false. Not false in any interesting or obvious way, just not something that happened to come about. It's about as clever making a false claim about exactly which actor (or roughly the right age and look) might be in the next James Bond film, or who might play the next villain in a Spiderman.

Or hell, it's about as interesting as pulling everyone's leg with the "outrageous" claim I ate camembert cheeses sandwich rather than gouda... wow! I fooled you.

Only if (1)

Lewrker (749844) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566381)

Mulder shoots first.

I dont like Gillian Anderson (too much lipstick) (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566451)

I did not like Gillian Anderson anyway, she wears too much lipstick. A welcome change!

Note to self: (1)

libkarl2 (1010619) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566457)

/* Check for undefined side effects. Bailout on error. */
if ( strcmp(slashdot(SDATE, &rv), "April 1") == 0 ) {
fprintf(stderr, "Enabling workaround for Slashdot Apr 1 bug.");
abort();
}

GWoman (1)

Shohat (959481) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566579)

By Google.

My vote would go to ... (1)

stoneguy (324887) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566613)

Groklaw's own Pamela Jones

Tea Leoni ? (1)

neurocutie (677249) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566657)

No ? Ok, how about...

Fox has announced to today that Chris Carter has finally bowed to pressure from Tea Leoni to be cast in the role of Dana Scully in place of Gillian Anderson in the upcoming X-Files 2 flick. Insiders cite a long-standing jealousy between the two actresses, with Leoni refusing to allow David Duchovny to reprise his role as Fox Mulder unless Leoni could co-star. Carter admits that the script would have to be altered to play to Leoni's grester strengths in the romantic comedy genre. Leoni was quoted as saying, "I think I'm more than capable of filling that Anderson-slut's shoes. I believe I proved myself in Fun with Dick and Jane. At least I'm closer to David's height".

Sense of humor shot off in some war? (1)

Wicked Zen (1006745) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566687)

Well to all the whiners who got duped, I'd say the best April Fool's pranks are necessarily plausible. The classic, obviously, being "Your shoes are untied," which is only funny if the person in question actually looks at his or her shoes. So lighten up. You've been had. Get over it.

Re:Sense of humor shot off in some war? (1)

RightSaidFred99 (874576) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566865)

Ahh yes, the classic "Your shoes are untied" - one of the greatest comedic moments possible in any person's life. That one, like this one, is fall on the floor, run-out-of-breath-laughing funny for the same reason this one is - it's so very intricate and full of second and third level auxillary meanings and Nth degree levels of intricate plotting and cleverness.

If anything, I'd say you're underselling "Your shoes are untied." I know "Your shoes are untied" - I've utilized it and comprehended it in all its thrilling vibrancy. This, my friend, is no "Your shoes are untied." To compare it to "Your shoes are untied" is to belittle the wonderful work "Your shoes are untied" has done throughout the ages to bring rich, fullfilling laughter to our lives.

Re:Sense of humor shot off in some war? (1)

Bullet-Dodger (630107) | more than 6 years ago | (#18568617)

Ahh yes, the classic "Your shoes are untied" - one of the greatest comedic moments possible in any person's life. That one, like this one, is fall on the floor, run-out-of-breath-laughing funny for the same reason this one is - it's so very intricate and full of second and third level auxillary meanings and Nth degree levels of intricate plotting and cleverness.

If anything, I'd say you're underselling "Your shoes are untied." I know "Your shoes are untied" - I've utilized it and comprehended it in all its thrilling vibrancy. This, my friend, is no "Your shoes are untied." To compare it to "Your shoes are untied" is to belittle the wonderful work "Your shoes are untied" has done throughout the ages to bring rich, fullfilling laughter to our lives.

On closer inspection, these are loafers.

Re:Sense of humor shot off in some war? (1)

nomadic (141991) | more than 6 years ago | (#18566989)

No the best April Fool's joke is one that sounds plausible on the surface, but there's something wrong with it that you don't notice until it's too late. Making some false, but perfectly plausible statement of fact, takes absolutely no cleverness and has no humor value.

What if I told you the capital of Tunisia was Sousse? It's not, but it's a perfectly plausible statement, if you don't know the country. Does this make it clever or funny? Have you been "had"? Not really.

Great idea for a TV series (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18566941)

Imagine this: Agent Dale Cooper (from Twin Peaks) meets Agent Clarice Starling (from Silence of the Lambs) and they fight aliens and government conspiracies and... wait a moment...

Ten Thirteen Website (1)

LEX LETHAL (859141) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567161)

There used to be an official website for Ten Thirteen, Chris Carter's development company. Anyone know what happened to this site?

And In Other News (0, Redundant)

coyote4til7 (189857) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567345)

And in other news readers notice that (once again) every Slashdot posting on 4/1 is an April Fool's joke. Since April Fool's jokes arn't funny when you see them coming, no one is fooled. Commander Taco continues to laugh.

Suuuure (1)

thanksforthecrabs (1037698) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567383)

Of course it's a joke. Like she's too busy with *other* film projects. DD's biggest theatrical hit was the original movie --- so he has to return to pay the bills.

No decent burial this one (1)

baomike (143457) | more than 6 years ago | (#18567413)

I thought the Xfiles had gotten the burial it so richly deserved .
I can always hope it was a 1 April prank.

What are the odds (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 6 years ago | (#18567819)

that Mulder will even notice Aliens have replaced Scully - he couldnt even find his sister in How many Seasons?

what? (1)

disturbedite (979015) | more than 6 years ago | (#18568019)

not so funny....well kinda...

Not so sure this is a hoax (2, Interesting)

Anonymous Meoward (665631) | more than 6 years ago | (#18568147)

For a few simple reasons:

  • Anderson is tired of the role, and has said so in the past
  • She most certainly does not need the money, and is free to take whatever projects she pleases
  • All other players (with the exception of Julianne Moore) probably do need the money. Especially since Duchovny's last flick was a slightly smaller bomb than the one dropped on Hiroshima
  • And besides, GA has been taking other, vastly different roles (e.g. "Last King of Scotland", "Bleak House") to avoid getting "Shatnerred"

Mad props to her if that's the case. The whole X-Files franchise has been sucked dry of any worth for years anyway.

Poor Julianne Moore (1)

SimpleHarmonics (1074188) | more than 6 years ago | (#18568629)

First she replaces Jodie Foster in the hannibal movies - lame Now she replaces Gillian Anderson - lame Is she now set to be the replacement redhead in movies?
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