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This was harder than I thought it would be. There were so many indelible characters created for The X-Files. Unforgettable characters are a hallmark of the series, especially compared to a routine police procedural like Elementary, where you're tuning in to watch Holmes and Watson, or a science fiction series like Fringe, where, with only a couple of exceptions, only the core characters are truly compelling.

I know everyone will have their own favorites. My husband thought Duane Barry should get his own series. Off the top of my head, I can list Clyde Bruckman, Tooms, Patrick Crump, and Pam Driscoll as especially memorable. Thanks to David Duchovny and Darin Morgan, Eddie Van Blundht will live on in infamy (Lots of people spell it wrong. It's like Dutch or something.). But in the end, I choose Luther Boggs from "Beyond the Sea." The part was written with Brad Dourif in mind, and he created a vivid portrait of a manipulative serial murderer.

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BOGGS: Mulder...
(They turn back.)
Don't go near the white cross. We see you down... and your blood spills on the white cross.

Who is your favorite one-shot character?

Date: 2014-10-22 08:27 am (UTC)
tree: scully laughing in the rain; text: loose-limbed & laughing & brazen & bare ([xf] a flame in two cupped hands)
From: [personal profile] tree
INVISIGOTH aka esther nairn.

Date: 2014-10-23 03:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mosinging1986.livejournal.com
I loved her too! 'Kill Switch' was an episode that took me a long time to catch on reruns. I loved the concept, the weirdness of the story and Esther.

Date: 2014-10-23 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mosinging1986.livejournal.com
I was spoiled by this show and got used to having such amazing guest characters! Now I watch most other shows and most of the time I am let down in that regard.

Like you, I have many favorites. One that sticks out is Marty from 'Mind's Eye', played by Lili Taylor. Also Pam from 'Monday'. I remember thinking she had the saddest eyes I'd ever seen. (And at the time, I had no idea the actress was Carol Burnett's daughter!) It was sad to learn she died so young.

Date: 2014-10-25 01:01 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rustingwillpowr.livejournal.com
This is almost impossible. I think I would go with either Clyde Bruckman or Mr. Burt from "Improbable".


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