The Lone Gunmen: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (4 Mar. 2001)

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The 3 Lone Gunmen attempt to steal the Octium IV chip from E-Com-Con's top security room. However, a professional thief is watching them.

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The 3 Lone Gunmen attempt to steal the Octium IV chip from E-Com-Con's top security room. However, a professional thief is watching them.

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The first episode of any TV show is generically called the series "pilot." In the case of _"The Lone Gunmen" (2001)_qv), though, calling the first episode "Pilot" has a double meaning, since the story concerns a plot to take the controls of a commercial airliner away from its pilot and remotely control it to fly into the World Trade Center. See more »

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When the Lone Gunmen and Timmy are hacking into the Department of Defense's mainframe, their intrusion is detected, but Byers tells Timmy to "keep downloading". They're downloading a text document (.txt), which would download instantaneously on any contemporary internet connection (which we assume they have, since they're hackers). See more »

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Coincidink? I think Not!
25 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Never in my Dreams after I watched this Pilot Episode of TLG did I imagine that such a thing would really happen. But it did, which makes Chris Carter into a bona-fide prophet.

I addressed this in a review of X-Files S9E20, which was the last MOTW Ep of that series - As a reason why these two shows and Chris Carter himself got run off the air. Sounded like a political call to me... And after 8 years of Bush and his slimy parter Cheney-With them GONE, the state of our TV entertainments is just now returning to the quality of shows we had from 93 to 99. Someone DID NOT like that I was saying these things so they called Mummy and Daddy to "please deelete the bad review," - WHich is always the sign of chicken-feces as they didn't bother to contact ME about it. If they had, I may have toned it down some. WHo knows, when you ask politely, things are more apt to go your way, eh?

But - It is my God-Given, and most importantly - State-Given RIGHT to express my opinion. If ya don't like it? Ya DON'T got a right to stop me from saying it. You DO have a right to disagree, ergo, the "Not Helpful" button on these here reviews. That's ALL the power you got over me. You do NOT get to run home to daddy and make them delete my review like you did over there. Because I'll put it right back up like I did there. Because if the other guy's review can sit there, so can mine, and I'm not saying anything worse than that guy did.

The reason why I am saying this is because this episode mirrored what happened on our 9-11 incident in so many ways. Sure we can blame these Terrorists, but were those guys really that sophisticated to even think about it? Like Pearl Harbor in WW-II, it was an excuse. It could have been stopped, but it was used as an excuse to ramp up national security to a level that bankrupted the US and deterred our personal freedoms. In WW- II it needed to be done, it served NO purpose in 2001 as the whole thing could have been stopped.

And this Pilot Episode prophesies those events down to the last detail. I don't know - Had this been 1993 to 95 again, this show would have been renewed - It was supposed to have been renewed, this was a last-minute, PAST-11th-hour cancellation.

And this series would have blended right in with The X Files. DID Blend in with The X Files-Unlike MillenniuM, which happened during the same time as The X Files - But ultimately had it's ending IN the X-Files. Just like this show.

And so, begin The Lone Gunmen in their "3-Stooges" approach to Law and Order and The American Way. Joined by the beautiful and exotic "Yves Adele Harlow" (Zuleikha Robinson) they go forth to accomplish what Mulder and Skully can't do due to serious lack of hacking skills.

This Pilot was addressing a serious — and at that time "potential" threat to our borders, in a comic way. I'm sure this is all Carter and Crew thought they were doing.

But that IT HAPPENED and almost to the letter the way it happens here, that brings up serious speculation as to who was really involved in the attacks. Now don't get your panties soiled, I said SPECULATION. Not saying that our own government at all was involved. Was it?

Because someone out there knows the answer to this - Someone who does not like the idea that I'm talking about it in my review of a simple TV show. Because Ultimately my whole point, is, that we have an opportunity to re-elect a President that has been moving our country forward from the trash heap left over from the previous Administration. Things ARE getting better - My wish is for them to keep getting better.

But someone who emails daddy every minute about the "un-American reviews these people post" could be doing something useful instead. And I'm as American as you are, bub.


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