THE LONE GUNMEN (Fox) official web site
Review by Ernest Lilley

Sundays at 9 pm ET/PT March 4, 11 & 18th
Fridays at 9 pm ET/PT Starting March 16
Date      # Title     source: sftv info
3/04/01 1 Pilot [Sunday 9 pm ET/PT]
3/11/01 2 Bond, Jimmy Bond [Sunday 9 pm ET/PT]
3/16/01 3 Eine Kleine Frohike
3/18/01 4 Like Water For Octane [Sunday 9 pm ET/PT]
3/23/01 5 Three Men and a Smoking Diaper
3/30/01 6 Madam, I'm Adam 

Cast: Bruce Harwood .... John Fitzgerald Byers / Tom Braidwood .... Melvin Frohike  / Dean Haglund .... Ringo Langly  / Stephen Snedden .... Jimmy Bond  / Annabeth Gish .... FBI Special Agent Monica Reyes  / Zuleikha Robinson .... Yves Adele Harlow Full Cast Info: 

Excerpt from the TVgen Chat with "The Lone Gunmen" June 15, 1998:  
"TVgen: What do you think the odds are of a Lone Gunmen spin-off series? Would you like to do a spin-off? Braidwood: We'd love to. It's a fabulous idea. Harwood: But there isn't a chance it would happen."

Never say never. 

Against slimmer odds than they would have given on an alien conspiracy, The Lone Gunmen will air Sunday March  4rth in the X-Files's time slot. Can these scene stealing geeks take center stage and survive? Good question. Tune in and find out.

The good news is that these are the same guys who've provided technical support and a bit of comic relief for Mulder and Scully throughout the series. The bad news is that the producer doesn't take them especially seriously, playing them for laughs and making themselves caricatures of themselves. On the other hand, the supporting cast has something going for her, in the industrial spy persona of Yves Adele Harlow played by Zuleikha Robinson. Ms. Robinson is a course the Graduate would happily go back to school for. Of course it would have to be the school of hard knocks, because this lady isn't looking to steal any hearts, just industrial secrets. 

In the TVgen interview, the Lone Gunmen mentioned (several times) that if they had do film in LA, they would console themselves that Yasmine Bleeth (Baywatch) might find time to come by the set. Open your eyes, Ms. Bleeth really hotter than your new co-star? (That's Yasmine on the right.)

Well, it's unlikely that The Lone Gunmen, are going to survive. It's a tough world out there and their owners don't respect them. It's a pity, because the characters have a lot of appeal, if only they were allowed to come off as more reasonable. Of course they've been playing fourth banana to a guy who's obsessed by aliens for years so how reasonable can they be? 

It's a pity, cause I really like the cast, and even the concept, but playing the Lone Gunmen for laughs plays us all for fools...which they aren't and neither are we.