Monday , 6 February 2023

X marks the new Files spot!

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Our favorite believer and skeptic are returning to television in 2016, and FOX has released a brand new trailer to get us all excited once again in the unknown, extra-terrestrials and government conspiracies. The X-Files hasn’t been seen on the small screen in fourteen years, and in that time, we’ve only gotten one lukewarmly received theatrical film, I Want to Believe,  in 2008. Now, Mulder and Scully are back, along with some returning favorites, to uncover more mysteries and sinister plots.

When The X-Files debuted back in 1993, there wasn’t a whole lot of science fiction and horror on television. Inspired itself by The Night Stalker and The Twilight Zone, The X-Files became a Friday night hit, and spawned a new wave of supernatural-themed shows, which continues to this day more than ever. It’s impact on the TV landscape can not be overstated enough. Achieving a balance between episodes involving an ongoing complex alien conspiracy and stand alone ones which involved everything from vampires to cannibals to giant flukeworms, the show delved into the weird and wonderful while keeping a foot in reality and science. It’s without a doubt one of television’s greatest shows ever.

The-X-Files Mulder & Scully

In addition to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprising their roles as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, Mitch Pileggi returns as Walter Skinner, along with William B. Davis as the Cigarette-Smoking Man. Also expected to make an appearance are the beloved Lone Gunmen, who were spinned off into their own short-lived series before meeting their unfortunate demise. How they will return, along with CSM, who was also killed off, is anyone’s guess. New to the cast are Joel McHale (Community), as a conservative newsman, and Robbie Amell (The CW’s The Tomorrow People and The Flash) and Lauren Ambrose (Six Feet Under) as younger FBI agents. There’s sure to be some surprises as well.

The X-Files - on set

Also on board is original creator Chris Carter, who is writing and directing three of the six episodes that are comprising this new tenth season. And X-Philes (as fans of the show have been called) will also be glad to hear that the remaining episodes are written and directed by three other alumni, Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong. These men were responsible for some of the series’ most memorable and iconic episodes such as “Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose”, “Home” and “The Post-Modern Prometheus.” Certainly all the pieces seem to be in place for a return to the show’s former glory. We’ll have to wait until Sunday, Jan. 24, when it airs on FOX right after the NFC Championship game, followed by it’s regular timeslot premiere the following night, Mon., Jan. 25 at 8PM. The show will certainly find it’s way to all other countries as well as it has countless fans around the world. That world is full of the unexplained and misunderstood. With Mulder and Scully back on the case, we’ll hopefully get some answers.

Visit the official FOX website, and check out the trailer here: