That earsplitting SQUEE you all heard yesterday? Yeah, that would've been from me. :-) DEAR LORD PLEASE LET THIS HAPPEN!!
Agents Mulder and Scully may be headed back to the small screen. Speaking at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, Fox Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman revealed that the network is in talks to reboot "The X-Files," the hit supernatural drama starring Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny that ran from 1993 to 2002.
“It’s true that we’ve had some conversations on 'X-Files,'” Newman said. “We’re hopeful of being able to bring that back at some point.”
"Gary and I both worked [at 20th Century Fox Television] through the entire run of 'The X-Files,'" Walden added. "It was a great experience. We’ve maintained good relationships with [series creator] Chris [Carter], David and Gillian. We’re very hopeful, but it’s hard. The actors are very busy. They have a lot going on. Chris has a lot on his plate, so it’s just trying to carve out the time.”
Anderson, who played Agent Scully on the show, recently sparked fervor after expressing her desire for a series reboot during a Nerdist Podcast interview. Nerdist and the actress then set the Internet ablaze by asking fans to show their support for a return of the show with hashtag #X-Files2015.
Well, hashtaggers everywhere, it seems the dream may just come true.
There was the funniest dialogue exchange on the new episode of NCIS: New Orleans this week. It was between Sebastian (the conspiracy theory-loving lab tech) and a Coast Guard investigator. They were talking about the government:
Sebastian: "Makes you wonder what else they're keeping from us."
Coast Guard: "We should call Mulder and Scully."
Sebastian: "Best villain - Tooms or Pusher?"
Coast Guard: "Tooms."
Sebastian: "Best episode - Squeeze or Drive?"
Coast Guard: "Squeeze."
Bwhahaha! That was so brilliant and unexpected! Though I'd have to say that I loved Pusher in the first episode he was in, not so much in Drive. But Tooms was delightfully creepy!
• Saw my first Doctor Who eps with Nine and Rose last night. I like Eccleston! Not as much as Tennant but he's got his own charm. Shame he only did one season. Looking forward to watching the rest of his eps and seeing how Captain Jack Harkness was introduced and what "Bad Wolf" means in relation to Rose.
• Became a Kickstarter backer last night for a fan-made full feature length film based on Star Trek: Enterprise. Enterprise! Not DS9 or TNG. You could've knocked me over with a feather! I was very impressed with the footage they've already shot and the trailer. Amazing special effects, great sets. Their goal was $10,000 and they raised it in only two days! They're up to about $12,000 now. If they hit $15,000 all of us backers will get even more goodies.
• I keep hoping someone else from Enterprise besides Anthony Montgomery will be added to the Creation Star Trek convention here in June. Connor Trinneer, Scott Bakula, Dominic Keating. Would love to see those guys again.
• Saw the first ep of The Real History of Science Fiction on BBCA the other night. It was quite good. Liked all the actors and directors and writers they talked to. Hope the rest of the series is just as enjoyable.
• Did a total double take at the mall yesterday when I saw a life size cardboard cutout of David Tennant for sale outside For Your Entertainment. I laughed as I passed by but now I'm thinking that would be awesome to take with me and put outside my door at Media West next month. Hmmm….
• Sad that the final episodes of Warehouse 13 have started and that there are so few of them. Why on earth SyFy canceled this show I'll never understand. Thank goodness they at least brought Mark Sheppard back!
• OMG, how cute are Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny going back and forth on Twitter now that David has an account?? I ♥ Mulder and Scully 4 EVER!
Was beautiful out on Sunday, especially for being mid-October. Went grocery shopping, did laundry, and sat down and read the three new Star Trek Enterprise scripts I got off eBay. Collecting scripts for shows that I'm really into has been a hobby of mine for a long time. I'm fascinated by the differences by what was originally written and what actually ended up on the screen. Sometimes the changes are good, sometimes not, IMO. I was thrilled to finally get my hands on the script for Desert Crossing, one of my favorite episodes and I couldn't believe how different the end scene between Archer and Trip was written. While I would have liked to have seen a line or two of the dialogue kept, overall what was filmed was much better. Though I really had to LOL at one part. Twice now it was written or filmed about Trip teaching Archer to scuba dive and twice it was cut from the actual episode. :-)
But hands down, the absolute best part of the weekend was Saturday night. Thanks to my wonderful friend sen1995, I was able to watch the live stream of the X-Files 20th Anniversary panel at Paley Fest. OMG, it was so awesome!! David and Gillian looked amazing and they were SO FREAKING ADORABLE WITH EACH OTHER.
Gillian was a freaking RIOT, laughing and laughing about stuff, then getting David going and the poor moderator (a fanboy himself) was just trying to hold on for dear life and keep the panel on track. Ha! They were each asked to choose two clips and I couldn't have been happier with their choices - two were funny (Scully's autopsy scene from Bad Blood and Mulder and Scully shooting each other in The Ghosts Who Stole Christmas) and two were more...relationship driven (Mulder and Scully playing baseball in The Unnatural and Mulder and Scully dancing in Post-Modern Prometheus). They had so many stories to share, most I'd never heard before, and answered quite a few questions from the audience.
It was just a fun hour and a half, a trip down memory lane for a show that's still near and dear to my heart. And to hear David and Gillian talk, it still is to them, too. :-)
Saw this letter on PopSpy today that Gillian Anderson wrote to all the fans and I wanted to post it here for all my fellow 'Philes. (Sorry it's kinda big but it would be too hard to read otherwise)
Gillian Anderson marks 'The X-Files' anniversary with a love letterTwenty years ago this week, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson made their debut as F.B.I. special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a pair of paranormal experts with a knack for unraveling conspiracies and a flair for looking super hot while investigating strange, unsolved cases. During the course of its nine seasons, "The X-Files" earned multiple Emmy Awards as its fan base shifted from a small cult following to nearly 20 million viewers a week.
The stars and writers of "The X Files" reunited this spring ahead of the anniversary, sharing anecdotes and, more memorably, giving Duchovny a chance to find out once and for all who made him wear the Speedo in that one episode (it was writer Chris Carter).
The show's actual anniversary, however, arrived on Tuesday, exactly two decades after its first air date on Sept. 10, 1993.
And yesterday's significance was not lost on Anderson, who penned a long thank-you note to the fans, cast, writers and crew who helped make "The X-Files" such a success on X-FilesNews.com.
Those of you spent the '90s waiting for Scully and Mulder to finally realize they were in love should prepare to get verklempt.
I got my new TV Guide in the mail the other day and as soon as I flipped it open there was this totally awesome photo:
MULDER AND SCULLY 4-EVER!
I still can't believe it's been 20 years. X-Files was my first fandom ever. It's where I got my AgtSpooky name. It's where I got my start in…everything. Going to conventions, writing fanfic, taking part in discussion forums, etc.
A lot of people say "don't pick a screen name that relates to one fandom" because then when you leave the fandom you're stuck with it. But you know what? Even though I'm not active in XF anymore, I have truly become Spooky. And I love it! Everyone knows me by that. Heck even my license plates say SPOOKY. :-)
X-Files will always mean so much to me. Not only was it a kick-ass show but it had strong, kick-ass characters who still cared deeply for one another. Chris Carter created magic with that show and I'm glad that FOX took a chance on it and stuck with it. It may have unraveled a bit at the end, but the final episode was all that I could have wished for.
I hope Carter was inspired by the overwhelming support at Comic Con and he does write another movie, this time sticking closer to the core of what XF is. Because the world could always use more Mulder and Scully, keeping us safe from aliens and monsters. :-)
What about you guys? What was your first fandom and does it still mean as much to you today as it did back then?
The X-Files @ Comic-Con: Anderson/Duchovny Revisit TV Romance, Share Interest in New Movie
Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny made their Comic-Con Ballroom 20 entrance on Thursday among darkness, with flashlights in hand, to celebrate The X-Files‘ 20th anniversary and survey the show’s future. (Yes, we said future.)
They were joined by a star-studded lineup of writers/EPs – creator Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan (Breaking Bad), Howard Gordon (Homeland) and John Shiban (Hell on Wheels), to name a few – to reminiscence about Mulder and Scully’s relationship and more.
‘SHIPPER ALERT | What are Anderson’s thoughts on the characters, now that 20 years have passed? “I didn’t realize that Mulder was so cool until a few years later,” shared the actress, “and I thought, ‘Damn. I should have gotten there sooner.’” So what would they do if they ever went out on a real-life date, as one fan asked? “Have sex,” Anderson replied bluntly. Added Duchovny after the laughter died down: “And then maybe have dinner.” The Californication star also reflected on the couple, IDing one of his favorite Mulder/Scully moments as “the one from ‘Post-Modern Prometheus’ where we get up to dance.”
FIGHT THE FUTURE, PART TWO? | Duchovny attributed the pull of the series, even many years later, to the fact that “the show had any possibility. The show is so flexible and could encompass any ideas. We could do it forever.” And then he hinted that when the team can get together again, he’d love to do another… something? Anderson, for her part, ruled out a limited series (à la the upcoming 24 revival), but said “a film would be great.” So will there be another feature flick? “You need a reason to get excited about doing it again… and this [crowd enthusiasm] is very exciting,” Carter hedged.
THE X COMICS | While on that titillating topic, don’t expect the new X-Files comics to bleed into any possible feature ventures. “The stories are more comic-booky,” said Carter. “They’re their own mythology.”
LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT | Get ready to awwww. Asked when they realized Mulder and Scully where really in love, Carter replied, “I think it was when [she] first walked into his office in the basement.”
FAITH VS. SCIENCE | Why did Carter to choose to include a religious thread to Scully’s character on a sci-fi show? “It was natural for me,” he explained. “She was a scientist, but that made her slightly one-dimensional. But if she had a religious upbringing… she had these two warring sides of her character.”
What this article DIDN'T mention, that TVGuide Magazine tweeted about, was that the young man who played Mulder and Scully's baby came out on stage. He's the son of writer John Shiban. Gillian said, "He looks like me. He's our son." AWWWWW!!!
I truly hope that this panel really has reinvigorated Chris Carter to write another movie. The first movie, Fight the Future, was awesome. The next one, I Want to Believe, not so much. So I'm hoping third time's the charm for Carter. [fingers crossed]
So, the world didn't end yesterday. But today is a whole new ballgame, according to Agent Fox Mulder of the X-Files division of the FBI. Today is the day that alien colonization begins!
Who remembers the very last episode of XF, called "The Truth" (back in 2002) when Mulder breaks into the government facility, into their computers and pulls up a file marked "End Game" with a date of December 22, 2012 - the date when alien colonization is to begin.
TODAY IS THAT DAY! Yes, I am total XF geek (as if you couldn't tell from my screen name) and I actually made a note of 12/22/12 back ten years ago. :-)
So look to the skies, people! And remember, they're gray, not green. And watch out for that black oil crap. It won't end well for you. Trust me. *g*
I get the Chiller channel, and about a month ago they started showing XF in order, from the pilot, one episode every night. It was total chance that I happened to catch the pilot, and feeling nostalgic, I sat down and watched it. And even though I have all nine seasons on DVD, it's been great to watch one ep every night since then.
Back in 1993 I was living at home, in my last year of art school, engaged to be married and completely obsessed by XF. Shortly before the second season started, I'd been married for three months and my husband surprised me with my very first home computer. Oh, if John only knew then that he was giving me Pandora's Box! LOL!
See, I cut my teeth on fandom with The X-Files...
- It's where I first discovered online discussions in the form of newsgroups, well before LiveJournal was even around.
- It's where my AgtSpooky nickname was born and that I still proudly use to this day.
- It's where I read my first fanfic.
- It's where I wrote my first fanfic, both het and slash. I was a proud Mulder/Scully 'shipper back then and I still am today, even if I veered into Mulder/Skinner to write my first slash story.
- It's where I made my first online friendships, several of which continue to this day.
- It's where I attended my first fan convention.
I loved everything about XF - the paranormal/alien aspect of it, the law enforcement angle and the incredible, deep friendship that developed between Mulder and Scully.
But I'll also be the first to admit that the show went off the rails when David left and the mythology got out of control. Even though I really liked Robert Patrick, I couldn't stand Annabeth Gish. But because I had so many years invested, I stuck with it till the bitter end, to see David finally come back. And I'm probably one of the only people who was actually happy with the way the show ended. I'd always wanted Mulder and Scully to finally, truly end up together, but not until the show was over. And I got my wish. :-)
Because I've been on a trip down memory lane with XF, I went and pulled a box out of my closet where I still have all of my Official X-Files Fan Club memorabilia. I spent a good several hours reading old newsletters and looking at pictures and remembering the special VIP stuff I got at various conventions because I was part of the Fan Club.
Then I went on one of my old external hard drives and found all of my old fanfic and proceeded to go to LuLu.com and make a book out of all my stories, just like I did several years ago with all of my Sentinel stories. Can't wait to get that in a few weeks. It's an awesome keepsake to have. :-)
X-Files was SO many firsts for me and will always hold a special place in my heart. It gave me my first taste of what fandom was. It made me a more confident person, willing to speak up and voice my opinions. It gave me an outlet for all of those stories I'd been writing since I was a kid, never knowing they were really fanfic. It gave me the opportunity to travel all over the United States by myself. The 90's were an amazing time for me.
But my poor husband. :-) If he only knew, 16 years later, how giving me that first computer would change my life in such a big way, and carry him along in my wake of fandoms, he probably would've given me a calculator instead. :-)
I've been watching a bunch of X-Files episodes lately and it prompted me to see if I could find all the fic that I'd written way back when. And I did!
So just for the heck of it, here's the first story I wrote, Two of Hearts. I was a Mulder/Scully 'shipper back then and I still am. I just think the two of them make an amazing couple, and I loved how the show handled their relationship.
If you do read this, be kind. :-) This was my first fanfic story EVER, written in 1996, and it's kinda sappy and cheesy. And hopefully I've come a long way as a writer since then! But it still holds a special place in my heart as the show that introduced me to fandom and gave me an outlet for all those stories that were trapped in my head. :-)
Title: Two of Hearts
Word count: 2,376
Summary: Mulder and Scully are involved in a plane crash in the mountains. Hurt and stranded, they must depend on each other and come to terms with their feelings for one another.
( Dana Katherine Scully, you are the most scientific, logical person I've ever known. You can come up with an explanation for anything in a matter of seconds. But when the solution is staring at you in the face, you can't see it )
Yep, that's what I'm talking about, people - the new X-Files movie starts today and I am SO PSYCHED to see it right after work. God, I've been waiting for this for six years! I know hardly anything about the plot, thanks to Chris Carter keeping a tight lid on things, for which I'm grateful. I actually didn't want to be spoiled for this.
I dug out all my old X-Files shirts and I've been wearing a different one each day this week (along with my XF watch!). My co-workers have been greatly amused by this. :-)
See, X-Files holds a special place in my heart. I'd been watching the show from day one, and as soon as I got my first home computer I went searching for XF online and came across a newsgroup for it. (Anyone remember those? *g*)
I picked up my AgtSpooky nickname right away, courtesy of Agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder and I've had the name ever since.
The newsgroup also initiated me into the world of fanfic, and I wrote my first fanfic story ever, Two of Hearts, a Mulder/Scully 'shipper fic. Yes, that's right, I'm a 'shipper and proud of it! To this day I think Mulder and Scully make an amazing couple.
I wrote many M/S fics until I came across my first ever slash fic, called A Living X-File, with Mulder and Skinner, a crossover with The Sentinel, that I was currently watching at the time. Well, wow, were my eyes ever opened after reading that! LOL!
Soon after that I wrote my first ever Mulder/Skinner slash story, called One Step at A Time. It was due to that story that I met my friend mayphoenix. [waves! Hi sweetie!]
I was at countless X-Files conventions during the heyday of the show and collected tons of memoribilia, which I still have, and went to see the first movie, Fight the Future, about a dozen times in the theater. :-)
So yeah, I'm a bit excited to be seeing Mulder and Scully again after all these years and I hope the movie does well so that we can see them again.
Any of you excited about the movie, too?