First Minute of The X-Files Revival Now Online

The first minute of the first episode of The X-Files revival has been made available online by FOX, at the website doyoustillbelieve.com. The 60-second tease is little more than a general recap, encompassing the nine year-long TV show and two movies, with Fox Mulder delivering a subdued voiceover.

“My name is Fox Mulder,” the voiceover begins. “Since my childhood I’ve been obsessed by a controversial global phenomenon.”

“In 1993, the FBI sought to impugn my work, by bringing in a scientist and medical doctor to debunk it, which only deepened my obsession for the better part of a decade, during which time that agent, Dana Scully, had her own faith tested.”

David Duchovny, who plays Mulder, spoke about how emotional an experience it was for him to read the first script for The X-Files’ revival, absent from our screens for nearly 14 years.

“It was nostalgia. Just to see Mulder and Scully on the page and all that stuff. Honestly, I wish I never said it because it’s brought up all the time. Think of it this way, it’s like reading a letter from camp that you wrote when you were fifteen. It was nostalgia or something,” Duchovny said, via Business Standard. “It didn’t have to do with the actual words on the page. It was the fact – ‘Oh, I’m reading an X-File.’ Try to put it to bed with all your readers. Don’t ask him anymore why he cried! I felt emotional, I didn’t cry.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SmJUBT5q0

The two-night premiere of The X-Files revival airs on 24th and 25th January on FOX. The series will be aired in the UK on Channel 5 sometime in February, to be announced.

X-Files Reboot Trailer is Finally Here!

X-Files is one of the most beloved science-fiction TV shows ever made and holds up remarkably well despite its age. The investigative skills of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully create such a web of intrigue trying to track down extraterrestrial activities. As with any iconic TV-series, passionate fans are desperate for a return but also skeptical about ruining their nostalgic memories. In a rather surprising twist, X-Files is set for a return on January 24th, 2016 with the main cast members reprising their role.

To whet the appetite of science-fiction aficionados, Fox has released a teaser trailer with the focus, “we’ve never been in more danger”. It will be fascinating to see how modern technology is integrated into the narrative, which could make for a stellar series. I’m cautiously optimistic and hopeful the series can live up to everyone’s expectations. The trailer itself evokes quite strong emotions from someone who adores a number of classic X-Files episodes.

If the X-Files reboot is a resounding success, there’s no reason why other cult-classics shouldn’t return. We’ve already seen the continued revival of the science-fiction comedy Red Dwarf which is about to start filming its latest series.

What is your favourite science-fiction show of all time? Do you think it will return to our screens?

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13 Years Later – the X Files Is Set to Return!

The X Files was a TV sensation when it hit out screen many years ago, but it has now been a staggering 13 years since the show came to an end, leaving TV viewers void of the intense and awkward sexual tension between Mulder and Scully, not to mention robbing us of what was essentially Scooby Doo for grown-ups; minus the talking dog side-kick.

FOX have taken an order for a new six-episode series of the show and to make things even better, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back on board to reprise their original roles, while creator/executive producer Chris Carter will be taking charge once again.

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

Production of the show is to begin Summer 2015, so it may be a while until we see it on our screen. With nine seasons already to its name, as well as 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, this is certainly one return I’ll be looking forward to.