Talk:Dreamland (The X-Files)

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GA Review[edit]

This review is transcluded from Talk:Dreamland (The X-Files)/GA1. The edit link for this section can be used to add comments to the review.

Reviewer: Grapple X (talk · contribs) 22:09, 15 March 2012 (UTC)

GA review – see WP:WIAGA for criteria

  1. Is it reasonably well written?
    A. Prose quality:
    B. MoS compliance for lead, layout, words to watch, fiction, and lists:
    "Part One first aired on November 29, and Part One aired on December 6, 1998" -> Second "One" should be a "two", and I'm not sure these should be capitalised. Official titles, I believe, are just "Dreamland" and "Dreamland II", so title case isn't correct here.
    "the mecca of all UFO lore—Area 51" -> Not keen on the "mecca of all UFO lore" part. I think just "Area 51", with the wikilink, should be enough.
    "the first non-mythology episode to receive two parts" -> "the first non-mythology story to be spread across two episodes"
    "Mulder and Scully visit Area 51" -> FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) visit Area 51".
    " man in a black suit named Morris Fletcher" -> stick in a mention of Michael McKean at this point.
    There's a mixture of spaced en-dashes and unspaced em-dashes used here. Either method is correct, but stick to one only for the sake of consistency. Given that the article uses US English, I'd go for the latter.
    "e did specifically ask the writers to not kill-off his character" -> "kill off" is just two words.
    "Within days, T-shirts were made that featured exactly the same question" -> I assume they were made for the crew, and not as merchandise?
    "Construction Coordinator" -> "construction coordinator"
    "Area 51, the government airplanes, and the alien craft were constructed on visual effects producer Bill Millar's Macintosh computer." -> Area 51, the government airplanes, and the alien craft were constructed by visual effects producer Bill Millar on a Macintosh computer."
    "sans" shouldn't be in italics, has become an English-language loanword.
    "so that the two actors' tempos would be the same" -> I'm thinking that perhaps "so that the two actors could keep time with each other" might read better but that one's up to you.
    "Duchovny and McKean filmed the shot that was used on take twelve" - "on the twelfth take"; I'd also consider linking "take".
    In the reception section, I'm seeing "Part Two" and "Part 2". Again, I'd ditch these titles and perhaps just go with "the first part" and "the second part".
  2. Is it factually accurate and verifiable?
    A. References to sources:
    B. Citation of reliable sources where necessary:
    C. No original research:
    Refs seem fine. Ref 23 needs an author, though, but that's it.
  3. Is it broad in its coverage?
    A. Major aspects:
    B. Focused:
    Scope seems grand to me.
  4. Is it neutral?
    Fair representation without bias:
    Not a bother.
  5. Is it stable?
    No edit wars, etc:
    Aye, grand.
  6. Does it contain images to illustrate the topic?
    A. Images are copyright tagged, and non-free images have fair use rationales:
    B. Images are provided where possible and appropriate, with suitable captions:
    Images seem generally fine. I spruced up the FUR for the infobox image a bit, just to further tie it to this article. The Shandling image is technically sound, but I'm just wondering if perhaps an image of McKean or even one of the Area 51 images available (File:Wfm area 51 landsat geocover 2000.jpg for example) would be more relevant to the episode.
  7. Overall:
    Pass or Fail:
    Just sticking this on hold for the 1A issues to be seen to. Shouldn't take long. GRAPPLE X 22:09, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
    OK, I believe I've fixed all the issues. I swapped the Shandling picture for the one of Area 51 because I think it looks cooler. ;)--Gen. Quon (talk) 22:58, 15 March 2012 (UTC)
    Seems fine to me. Ready to pass. Well done again! GRAPPLE X 00:40, 16 March 2012 (UTC)

Quantum Leap[edit]

No reference to Quantum Leap? The entire episode seems like a long deliberate hommage to the early 90s series, including in how everyone sees and hears Mulder as the "host" he's "leapt" into, how Mulder as the protagonist hero has to orient and find his way in walking in somebody else's shoes, how this leads to a number of absurd or funny occurances because he doesn't get the "cues" delivered to him by the people around him because they think he is his "host" and Mulder giving the wrong answers, and it even has similar mirror scenes shot "the old-fashioned way" by filming the same scene twice with both actors. Mulder and Fletcher even use the one phrase from the Quantum Leap pilot about "snapping back like a rubber band" for ending the "leap", i. e. the body switch. I can't believe no professional reviewer has ever caught note of any of all this! Throughout the entire episode, I felt like Rear Admiral Al Calavicci was about to enter into the frame through a bright door at any moment to brief Mulder about his mission. --2003:71:4E6A:B474:FDF8:1518:DD6C:377 (talk) 12:30, 21 October 2016 (UTC)