From the moment I saw the banter between skeptic Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and true believer Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) I was hooked! The X-Files took over my life like no other series had, as the mythology of government conspiracy, alien abduction, and other-worldly phenomena captured a loyal following.
I’ll never forget anxiously waiting in line for the first movie, The X-Files: Fight the Future–and that moment fans had been debating about finally came: the kiss! Yes, I am a “Mully” (smush name for Mulder and Scully) shipper, so when that moment was interrupted by a nearly deadly bee sting, I was a bit upset! LOL But the movie was everything X-Philers expected, and more!
The X-Files has been one of television’s most enduring serials, with a cult following that, in my estimation, rivals Star Trek. After nine seasons on FOX, the show pulled up stakes, but due to high demand, another movie emerged from the franchise: The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
Although it didn’t garner the theatrical numbers for which executives hoped, fans hoped for just one more glimpse of the series, especially during its 20th Anniversary year. I had the honor of interviewing the Cigarette Smoking Man himself, William B. Davis, last year, for The X-Files 20th Anniversary. It was surreal talking to the #1 Villain in Science Fiction history about his role on the classic series, as well as his personal views on extra-terrestrials, UFOs, and conspiracies!
X-Philers turned out in droves for The X-Files 20th Anniversary panel at the 2013 San Diego Comic-Con. The question on everyone’s mind? “Will there be another movie?” The huge turnout for the event clued the network, showrunner Chris Carter, and stars Duchovny and Gillian. The got it: we still wanted more, and weren’t giving up!
FOX heard our cries and announced earlier this year that there would indeed be another season of The X-Files! A six-episode event, and will begin airing in a two-part season premiere Sunday, January 24, 2016, following the football’s NFC Championship Game. Duchovny has described the new season as a six-hour movie, so I’m definitely up for the next chapter of this alien-government conspiracy laden saga.
Next week, there will be an exclusive special two-part trailer of The XFiles airing Monday, September 28, 2015, part one during Gotham, at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and part two during Minority Report, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Gotham: Rise of the Villains began its sophomore season last week, as the criminally insane (conveniently stashed at Arkham Asylum) are recruited to join a brutal take over, setting a dark tone for season two. The second episode, airing Monday night, finds the discredited Jim Gordon reinstated to fight the gathering threat.
Minority Report, the new FOX series, based on the Philip K. Dick novel of the same name “is a match made in…the future,” according to FOX Publicity, as Dash (Stark Sands) and Vega (Meagan Good) team up again to find a killers–before they act.
But, if you’re a fan of The X-Files, you won’t want to miss the exclusive special two-part trailer, Monday. And if you’re going to New York City Com-Con (NYCC), you won’t want to miss an exclusive screening of The X-Files season premiere. It will be followed by a Q&A with creator Chris Carter and star David Duchovny. For more information, go to NYCC website.
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