Question Regarding X-files Season 5 "ch*nga" Co-wrote With Stephen King

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DanishReader

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The final draft (and the show that was produced) was shorter and more focused on just the evil or cursed doll. King's original script was more about the girl being the fault of the doll's powers. King originaly wrote a script titled Molly which was more like Firestarter, and it was about an evil dobbelganger that the girl conjured. She also had a doll named Chinga and the dobbelganger and doll were much alike. Chris Carter didn't find King's script scary enough, so instead of just rewriting it, King wrote a new script titled Chinga, which was somewhat similar to his first version, some of the same characters, same place, exit the dobbelganger, more focus on the doll (still named Chinga). Chris Carter still wasn't happy, so King delivered a number of drafts, with Carter doing a final polish. In the final version the name Chinga isn't mentioned.
 

Gerald

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The final draft (and the show that was produced) was shorter and more focused on just the evil or cursed doll. King's original script was more about the girl being the fault of the doll's powers. King originaly wrote a script titled Molly which was more like Firestarter, and it was about an evil dobbelganger that the girl conjured. She also had a doll named Chinga and the dobbelganger and doll were much alike. Chris Carter didn't find King's script scary enough, so instead of just rewriting it, King wrote a new script titled Chinga, which was somewhat similar to his first version, some of the same characters, same place, exit the dobbelganger, more focus on the doll (still named Chinga). Chris Carter still wasn't happy, so King delivered a number of drafts, with Carter doing a final polish. In the final version the name Chinga isn't mentioned.

Carter doesn't sound like someone who is easily pleased, but I suppose that's why the show was of such high quality. Which makes it all the more puzzling how he could let the second theatrical movie pass, which had an abysmal story (I still liked the atmosphere). The revival series was better than the second movie, but it was still not of the previous quality.
 

GNTLGNT

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Now his dog is called Molly. It seems to be a Thing of Evil, but should we really take Stephen's word for that?
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Ebdim9th

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Yes! On Buffy, or pretty close, as LOST almost eclipsed it for me, but not quite ... also where my posting name comes from... (something Oz said to Willow about his ambitions in life)