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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Every X-Files fan should watch these 10 episodes: Chris Carter

The X-Files creator Chris Carter was also asked by EW to name his favorite episodes of his own show. There are some obvious selections — “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” is required viewing not just for X-Files fans, but anyone who loves TV — but also a few unlikely picks, too.

Neither chose “The Springfield Files.” Here’s the full list.

1. “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)
2. “Deep Throat” (Season 1, Episode 2)
3. “Beyond the Sea” (Season 1, Episode 13)
4. “The Erlenmeyer Flask” (Season 1, Episode 24)
5. “The Host” (Season 2, Episode 2)
6. “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” (Season 3, Episode 4)
7. “Memento Mori” (Season 4, Episode 14)
8. “Post-Modern Prometheus” (Season 5, Episode 5)
9. “Bad Blood” (Season 5, Episode 12)
10. “Milagro” (Season 6, Episode 18)

1. “Pilot” (Season 1, Episode 1)

The one that introduced Mulder, Scully, their defining characteristics, their relationship, their world.

2. “Deep Throat” (Season 1, Episode 2)

This ep introduces the idea of a government conspiracy/cover-up of E.T. activity and a mysterious informant, code-named Deep Throat.

3. “Beyond the Sea” (Season 1, Episode 13)

The episode that sees Scully become the believer after the death of her father overlaps with the case of an allegedly psychic serial killer.

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4. “The Erlenmeyer Flask” (Season 1, Episode 24)

 There’s a shocking death, and from this point forward, the conspiracy storyline become the driving narrative of the show.

 5. “The Host” (Season 2, Episode 2)

 There’s something sinister lurking in the sewers in this classic monster-of-the-week episode. One word: Flukeman.

6. “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose” (Season 3, Episode 4)

In one of the greatest X-Files episodes ever (the only one to win a writing Emmy), Peter Boyle guest stars as a morbid psychic.

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7. “Memento Mori” (Season 4, Episode 14)

Though it features the usual alien rhetoric, this episode is best remembered as the one in which Scully learns she has cancer, launching a major character arc.

8. “Post-Modern Prometheus” (Season 5, Episode 5)

A Frankenstein-inspired tale about a lovelorn monster, it’s notable for its beautiful black-and-white cinematography.

9. “Bad Blood” (Season 5, Episode 12)

The signature episode from a young Vince Gilligan, Mulder and Scully investigate a vampire case told in flashback from both Mulder and Scully’s POV.

10.  “Milagro” (Season 6, Episode 18)

A favorite of the X-Files writing staff, Mulder and Scully contend with an author whose gruesome fiction becomes reality.

Monday, June 29, 2015

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X-Files Vancouver film set in Victory Square resembles Tent City

Today, the X-Files set that was spotted at Victory Square looked incredibly familiar to Vancouverites. After announcing a plan to revive the show, X-Filescontinues to be filmed in Vancouver over the summer for its six-episode reboot mini-series.

Tents were erected at the park, while actors ready to play as homeless individuals sat in and around them. Shopping carts were scattered across the park and filled to the brim with junk and random belongings.

The scene looked strangely similar to Vancouver’s Tent City, an encampment protest that took place in Oppenheimer Park last year from July to October. Protesters setup their tents in the park demanding the City to take action on homelessness, and refused to leave by police and City orders by stating the park sat on unceded Aboriginal land.

The X-Files revival: Who's back, who's new, and who we hope to see

No revival of The X-Files would be complete without its iconic leads, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). But who else from the seminal sci-fi series will be aiding them – or thwarting them – in their investigations into alien abductions, malevolent mutants, and assorted supernatural strangeness?

The show’s creator, Chris Carter, was reluctant to give up all the names, but he coughed up a few, and he added that we should “expect some surprises.” Here’s who’s back, who’s new, and who we’d like to see when The X-Files returns early next year.


From EW.com

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The Truth Is Here With These Shocking ‘X-Files’ Facts

The truth is coming… in January 2016. Fans are eagerly awaiting the much-desired reboot of Fox’s supernatural drama The X-Files, which will reportedly bring back both the beloved monster-of-the-week format AND the show’s twisty mythology for its 6-episode run. While the mysteries in the David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson-vehicle are purposely unexplainable, the reasoning behind many of the show’s plot lines and storyline choices is just the opposite. Some of the series’s most iconic facets are all thanks to behind-the-scenes meddling. Check out that, and more, in our roundup of X-Files little-known facts.
David Duchovny forced the whole production to move to Los Angeles because he missed his wife.
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We all know how Téa Leoni and David Duchovny’s marriage panned out, but back in 1998, the couple was very much in love – so much so that he threatened to quit the show if they didn’t relocate filming. The series had been filming in Vancouver since its premiere, dwindling the actual interaction time between Duchovny and Leoni, who was filming The Naked Truth in California.
The actor’s hissy fit was successful, and the entire cast and crew were upheaved to Los Angeles.
Gillian Anderson’s real life pregnancy birthed the show’s entire mythology.
That whole abduction plot in season two? All thanks to Scully’s fertile hubby. When Anderson discovered she was pregnant with her first child (daughter Piper) halfway through season one, the show runners were flummoxed and staff writers searched for a way to keep the young star around. Cue the abduction plot line. What better way to explain Anderson’s maternity leave than to have her carted off in a space ship?
The storyline ended up aiding the show’s crew in more ways than one, however, and building, according to writer and producer Howard Gordon, what became the series’s mythology. Gordon revealed the backstory evolution in X-Files Confidential an unofficial companion book published in 1996.
“Ultimately it sort of was a blessing in disguise because it forced us to contrive something that has been grist for the mill and will continue to be, in terms of her abduction or disappearance. As it turned out, her pregnancy not only gave birth to [Anderson’s daughter] Piper, but to a whole new avenue of possibilities on the show.”
Anderson stood on a box for most of filming.
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There’s nothing romantic or mysterious about talking to someone’s pectoral region. The dramatic 10-inch height difference between Duchovny and Anderson lent a unique challenge to filming their many one-on-one scenes. The solution? A custom-designed apple box that elevated the actress up to a more reasonable conversation height. The box even received its own moniker – the “Scully Box,” or according to some reports, the “Gilly Board.”
Anderson told Us Weekly about her step stool in October 1997.
“Sometimes when we’re in a situation walking side by side, like up to a door to pull out our badges and say we’re from the FBI, I have to step up onto something so that we’re on the same level. I mean, I don’t walk on boxes or have boxes attached to my feet. It’s funny: Sometimes I forget I’m on the box. Like, I’ll have this very serious moment in a very serious scene and I’ll turn to the camera and fall right off the box.”

The X-Files theme song was created mostly by accident.
Everyone knows “the truth” is coming when the first eerie notes of The X-Files theme song play. The unique sound almost never was, however. The memorable tune came only after composer Mark Snow had exhausted all ideas and began tinkering with his keyboard. After fiddling with settings, Snow told Billboard in August 1996 he unintentionally created an echo – and it stuck.
“I’d been trying to come up with the right mood, and I’d probably gone through about eight attempts when I started playing with a delay setting on one of my keyboards. I just hit a key and it kept echoing and I thought, ‘Hey, that sounds pretty cool.'”
Scully lost Anderson the chance to play Clarice Starling.
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When Jodie Foster opted not to reprise her role as Special Agent Clarice Starling in the 2001Silence of the Lambs follow-up, Hannibal, Anderson’s name was thrown into the running. The role ultimately went to Julianne Moore after it was discovered that Anderson’s contract sneakily prevented her from playing another FBI agent during her X-Files tenure.
Anderson eventually found her way into the story, joining NBC’s like-titled TV series as psychotherapist Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier. Hannibal was canceled this week, but has already caught the eye of cable network cast-off rescuers Netflix and Amazon.
Season four’s talking tattoo had an Oscar-Winning voice.
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On the topic of Jodie Foster…
Season four’s “Never Again” provided some unexpected background into Scully’s life outside of work when an impromptu hookup lead to supernatural drama. After cavorting with a stranger, Scully finds herself in danger when the man begins to be mentally controlled by his arm tattoo.Yes, his talking arm tattoo. The demanding and seductive voice behind the Sailor Jerry-esque ink? None other than Academy darling Foster.
Walter White’s Albuquerque reign of terror is partly due to The X-Files.
Bryan Cranston’s four-time Emmy-winning turn as psychotic chemistry teacher Walter White on Breaking Bad might never have been without Fox’s alien series.
When Cranston appeared in a 1998 episode of The X-Files, playing a racist who will die if he stops moving, his one-off character left an indelible mark on Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan. Gilligan, who wrote for X-Files before creating the groundbreaking series, cast Cranston as his lead based on the performance. And here you thought it was for Malcolm in the Middle.
Aaron Paul and Dean Norris also had bit roles during the show’s 9 season run.
Chris Carter pulled a Stan Lee – three times.
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Series creator Chris Carter is helming the show’s resurrection, but it’s pretty likely we’ll also spy the screenwriter, producer and director onscreen. Carter has previously inserted himself into the series, making two appearances on the small screen, and one in 2008’s poorly-received film followup I Want to Believe.
In season 3’s “The Blessing Way,” Carter briefly appeared as an agent at a hearing in Skinner’s office. In the Duchovny-directed season 7 episode “Hollywood A.D.,” Carter pops up as a moviegoer.
The Cigarette Smoking Man “just said no” to tobacco.
William B. Davis’s Cigarette Smoking Man rivals only the Marlboro cowboy in terms of tobacco addiction, so it’s somewhat shocking that the Canadian actor is a staunch opponent of cancer sticks.
The actor smoked for 25 years but kicked the habit decades before gracing the small screen as the puff-happy villain. All those cigarettes he sucked down on The X-Files? Herbal.
Apparently neither chain smoking nor rockets can take out Davis. The 77-year-old Canadian actor’s X-Files character will reportedly be returning alongside Duchovny and Anderson in 2016 – despite his “death” during the series finale.
No desert? No problem. The X-Files crew just used spray paint.
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Saturday, June 27, 2015

Decoding the 'X-Files' set: What does it all mean?

Chris Carter breaks down some of the items that can be seen on the set of Mulder’s home in The X-Files 2.0.

1. Vacuum Cleaner

“The idea here is that Mulder has kind of moved into his living room. It should suggest something else about Mulder that I won’t spoil, but Mulder has moved into the central room of his house, and everything that might come into play in such a messy house is in that room.”

2. Newspaper Clippings and Graphs on the Wall

“There’s a theme here on this wall, a UFO/extraterrestrial theme. This is the accumulation of a man’s obsession,” Carter says.

3. VCR

Those VHS tapes? They’re meant to suggest one of Mulder’s edgier character traits: his appreciation for porn. Carter states, “Mulder’s porn addiction is currently firmly in check. These are remnants of a former obsession.”

4. “I Want to Believe” Poster

Composed of hundreds of tiny photos, this Easter egg is the -creation of a fan group called X-Philanthropy that asked fellow “X-Philes” to buy a spot in the mosaic, with proceeds going to Gillian Anderson’s SA-YES charity. 

5. Trunk

“The tattered furniture here -represents Mulder’s tattered life,” says Carter. “Mulder has always been a fringe dweller, in every sense of the term. You can imagine him on the outskirts of society, and maybe sanity.” 

6. Map on the Wall

A chart of UFO sightings, of course. (That’s a lot of probing.)

This review originally appeared in Entertainment Weekly issue 1370, on stands June 26, 2015.

FOX shares first images, plot details of The X-Files’ new season


Production is underway for The X-Files’ new season. The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly includes several new photos from the set along with more plot details.
As previously reported, the season’s six episodes will be a mixture of serialized storytelling and one-off monster episodes. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are on board to return as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Other returning characters include Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis, who’ll be playing Walter Skinner and The Smoking Man, respectively.
Joel McHale will play Tad O’Malley, “the anchor of a popular conservative Internet news network who becomes an unlikely ally for Mulder.” Other new cast members, according toEW, include Annet Mahendru (The Americans) as Sveta, “who believes she’s regularly abducted by aliens.”
The first episode is called “My Struggle,” which was written and directed by show creator Chris Carter.
The X-Files’ new season premieres January 26th, 2016 on FOX.
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, and Joel McHale:
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Gillian Anderson and Annet Mahendru:                                                    
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Annet Mahendru:
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Sveta’s residence:
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'X-Files' Reboot Premiere Title Leaked? Alleged Episode 1 Call Sheet Posted Online

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Fox’s upcoming revival of “The X-Files” is several months away, but that hasn’t stopped fans from grasping at any potential spoilers that are floating around online. The latest news is the alleged episode 1 title, which comes via a leak from production.
It’s worth mentioning outright that the source of the information is a photo of what looks like a call sheet from the set that was posted to a rumor blog called X-Files News. It’s impossible to tell if the image is real or a fake, so all of the following information has to be taken with a grain of salt. However, if we assume it’s true, it allegedly contains the premiere episode title: “My Struggle.”
If you’re wondering what that means, you’re not alone. The episode title is very fitting of the show as it is mysterious, vague, kind of dark and hooks you in for more. Some were quick to speculate that the revival season may open with some ties to Nazi Germany given that “My Struggle” is the rough translation for Adolf Hitler’s very famous manifesto, “Mein Kampf.” However, the first episode title, if legit, could be referring to any struggle, not just Hitler’s. After all, that would be a pretty dark place to start a science fiction series.  
While the source of the information is giving many people pause about the alleged episode title, the very new production of “X-Files” has already been subject to a few leaks and teasers thus far. The first came in the form of a UFO crash-landing set captured by The Vancouver Sun. The second was a teaser fromDeadline that gave eager fans their first look at Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) back in action… Kind of.
“The X-Files” will return to Fox in 2016 for a six-episode event series that will reunite principal cast members Duchovny, Anderson and Mitch Pileggi, and introduce “Community” star Joel McHale in a new role as a conservative Internet news anchor. So far there’s no word on what the exact plot of the hit series’ revival will be, but fans have a little more than six months to theorize before the premiere.

We will keep posting more photos from the set as we get our hands on them. Thanks for liking and sharing.


The X-Files: David Duchovny says the new script made him cry

David Duchovny says the first page of The X-Files revivial script made him cry—and it’s fantastic.  
“I got the first script this morning,” the actor told EW during a recent interview. “I just read it about an hour ago and I started crying reading the first page. It was just so strange to see the names on the page. It had nothing to do with the script itself. It was just like, I’d been talking about this for a long time. We’d been planning it for a long time. It took a long time to get all the people in the same place and get the deal with Fox. So let’s say two years we’ve been talking about doing it. Now it’s the fun part. Now we actually get to do it. That was nice and strangely emotional for me, and I’ll have to figure out how to use that [in the performance].”
But what about the script itself? “I can tell you absolutely nothing—and it’s fantastic,” Duchovny said.
We actually did managed to get a little more out of the actor, who’s reuinting his former co-star Gillian Anderson as they tackle new paranormal mysteries in the return of their iconic series next January. Fox has ordered six episodes, which have been shrouded in mystery. So we asked Duchovny whether he could reveal if the new episodes would feature stand-alone mysteries or have a mythology that weaves through the mini-season. “Even though there’s only six, there will be a mix,” he said. “It’s not really The X-Files without the mythology.”

Other former co-stars, such as Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man) are back too. On the writing side, series creator Chris Carter is back, along with original writers Glen Morgan and James Wong (Vince Gilligan is not involved, sadly). 
That Fox only ordered six episodes have led some to assume X-Fileswill only be a limited-series return, or a miniseries. Yet Duchovny revealed that he’s interested in more.
“I would be open to doing another cycle,” Duchovny said. “I don’t know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don’t know that Gillian could. But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this. Certainly, we didn’t bring it back with the idea of ending it.” 
Is there anything about becoming Fox Mulder again that he’s nothappy about? “Probably running through the forest at four in the morning.”

The X-Files Revival News: New Character Details, Episode Information, and More

The first details plot details emerge, plus everything else we know about The X-Files return...

The first information from the set of The X-Files revival is slowly coming in. EW had the chance to travel to the Vancouver B.C. set of The X-Files and came away with a ton of new details about the revival, as well as some new images.
Reinforcing a few things that we already know about the new season, it seems Agents Mulder and Scully will be looking into the sudden disappearance of an alien abductee, portrayed by The Americans' Annet Mahendru. Joel McHale, a conservative talk show host, will be on the scene to tip our heroes off to the case.
We've also learned that Mulder and Scully will be in much different places from where we last saw them in 2008's The X-Files: I Want To Believe. David Duchovny points the EW reporter to his wardrobe as evidence of Mulder's current state. "Mulder’s not in a great place,” says Duchovny in a dirty gray t-shirt, shoelace-less shoes, sporting some five o'clock shadow. "He’s wearing bad jeans, so you can just extrapolate from my wardrobe. He’s in a dark, dark place."
"I like where we find Mulder and Scully in their relationship," Gillian Anderson adds. The article continues to praise Chris Carter's politically resonant script.
"The X-Files ended right after 9/11,” Carter says. “A lot has happened since then. A lot of rollback of rights and liberties in the name of our protection. We’re being spied on now, we’re being lied to — all things that, for me, remind me of when I grew up, which was right around Watergate. I think we’re in similar and much more dire times right now." 
The last bit of news comes on the writing end. We already know that original series writers James Wong, Glen Morgan, and Darin Morgan will be back, but it is revealed that they'll be penning Monster-of-the-Week, the non-mythology driven, creature feature episodes that littered original seasons of the series. The titles of the episodes are "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Man" and "Home Again," but no, that's not a continuation of grotesque fan-favorite "Home." “We’re not going to reboot any of the old favorites, although it was something we all thought about,” says Carter. “These are all brand new stories. We hope to scare you in brand new ways."
We also learned that the first episode is called "The Scourge."

The Xfiles is returning to TV

The X-Files miniseries is an upcoming continuation of the American science fiction horror drama television series The X-Files, created by Chris Carter, which originally aired for nine seasons from 1993 to 2002 on Fox. On March 24, 2015, Fox announced the series would return for a six-episode event series. The series will have a two-night premiere–debuting on Sunday, January 24, 2016, with the following episode airing on Monday at 8:00 pm, the timeslot which the remaining episodes will also air.[