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Monday, December 28, 2015

‘The X-Files’: 5 Big Clues About the Revival From the New Featurette





“The X-Files” will return to TVs in a little less than a month, but Fox is ramping up its promotional campaign to give fans of the science-fiction conspiracy show a bigger taste of the six-episode revival.


In a new 21-minute featurette, show creator Chris Carter and his behind-the-scenes cohorts provide an inside look at what audiences can expect come January and February. Of course, stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson show up to talk about what’s new in the lives of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.

Here’s a look at five tantalizing details from the featurette, which is posted above. (WSJ app users can watch it here.)

1. There will be standalone episodes — with monsters.

Since there will be only six episodes in the revival, Carter and his creative compadres behind the scenes are seeking to give audiences the full “X-Files” experience. That means standalone, “monster of the week” episodes in addition to so-called mythology episodes, which focus on the main quest of Agents Mulder and Scully to find the truth that’s out there. Specifically, episodes one will focus mainly on Mulder and episode six mainly on Scully, and will be mythology-heavy episodes, while the four in the middle will be of the more singular variety.


2. It will be funny.

The banter between Scully and Mulder is one of the hallmarks of “The X-Files,” with Duchovny’s trademark dry wit delivering most of the punch lines. Also, the series was known for mixing in the occasionally comedy-heavy hour into its blend of tones. It looks like that will remain to be the case in the next slate of episodes, according to the featurette. “The thing I saw had two eyes, and it was wearing underwear,” one witness tells the agents. “Boxers or briefs?” replies Scully.

3. Mulder and Scully are no longer an item.

While Scully and Mulder had a child together (named William), and they were a couple in the second “X-Files” movie (“I Want to Believe”), Carter says in the featurette that times have changed — as has the Scully-Mulder relationship. From the looks of it, they’re not together anymore, but Carter says the revival series will investigate what has happened in the past seven or eight years. William, who would be 15 years old at this point, will be a part of that investigation. “As parents, we made a difficult sacrifice to keep him safe,” we hear Scully tell Mulder at one point.





4. 9/11 and the War on Terror influence the story.

Carter cites the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the subsequent U.S. military involvement in the Middle East as influences this time around. “It feels like a lot of the things that Mulder was warning us of kinda came true,” writer and executive producer Glen Morgan says, citing drones and phone-tracking software. Adding to the paranoid vibe, Joel McHale plays a conspiracy theory-mongering right wing TV host who seeks out Mulder and thus reinvigorates his obsession.


5. There will be a “twist” on the mythology.

We already know that Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis) will be back on the show, even if he was thought to be dead, but there’ll be even more twists and turns. We’ll have to watch the actual episodes to find out what they are, though, as Carter is keeping mum. He teases one thing, though: how it might all connect to how the government handled evidence of alien life after what could be the Roswell incident of 1947, which is a benchmark for UFO theorists and enthusiasts.

The first episode of “The X-Files” revival will premiere Jan. 24 on after the NFC Championship game on Fox.




Reference and copyrights: Wall Street journal

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Making of The X-Files Revival [Spoilers]




Please be warned that below video contains the making of upcoming X-Files episodes and contains MAJOR SPOILERS and scenes from those episodes.









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Friday, December 18, 2015

'X-Files' history comes to life in by-the-numbers infographic








Ever wonder what the deadliest episode of The X-Files was? Or how many of its 202 hours were mythology-based, and how many were more case-of-the-week? The truth is out there — and here, in an infographic exclusive to Mashable.

Fox has crunched the numbers, and the results are in, along with other facts and figures about the show that's closer than ever to returning to our TV screens.

Check it out below.





One number it's missing? 35 — the number of days until the return of The X-Files.

The series will have a two-night premiere, starting January 24, 2016 on Fox.

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Friday, December 11, 2015

Behind the scenes of The X-Files in this exclusive first look






In this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at The X-Files’ return, stars Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), along with series creator Chris Carter and writer-executive producer Glen Morgan, talk about the experience of “putting the band back together” to bring the iconic series back to television. If you’re still pinching yourself every time a promo airs, Anderson understands.

“I can imagine what that must be like as a fan,” she says. “You see these familiar faces and the familiar crossbeams of light coming out of the darkness and hear that soundtrack.”

And like Scully standing on her feet all day to do an autopsy for Mulder, they’re doing it all for you.

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“The X-Files is really back because of its fans,” says Carter.






The video also includes some never-before-seen glimpses at Duchovny’s pencil-throwing skills, Mulder taking a punch, and Scully looking concerned — along with a closer look at an incoming call from a very familiar name. Check it out above.



Thursday, December 3, 2015

New 'X-Files' teaser uses real-life 'UFO footage,' in case you weren't paranoid enough already









Nevermind that so-called missile tests by the Navy are a perhaps far scarier prospect than the looming "threat" of UFOs, let's all engage in paranoid fantasies with the latest "X-Files" teaser, which features real-life footage shot by bystanders in L.A. on the night of November 7, 2015. Do we buy the military's official explanation? No! Don't worry, Mulder and Scully are on the case.