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.

We Have Edward Snowden to Thank for The X-Files Revival

We’re but four months away from the much-hyped The X-Files revival, which reunites David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as the iconic Mulder and Scully to investigate the paranormal and government conspiracies, but it seems we might have a real-world scandal to thank for inspiring the show’s return. The X-Files creator Chris Carter admits that the show’s new episodes owe a great debt to the revelations related to the mass surveillance program conducted by the NSA, as revealed by whistleblower Edward Snowden.

“It’s a perfect time to come back with The X-Files considering global politics,” Carter said during the premiere screening of the first new X-Files episode at the MIPCOM TV trade fair in Cannes this week, which earned rave reviews. “We’re trying to be honest with the changes dealing with digital technology: the capability of spying. Clearly we’re being spied on in the US – or at least spying on you – and there seems to be no shame in it.”

Despite the show being off the air for over 13 years, with just a single film in the interim – 2008’s The X-Files: I want to Believe – Carter says that he’s still been writing the show in his head all that time. “Every day I look at the newspaper and I see a possible X-Files episode,” he said. “I did it for a long time and you never quite lose the eye for what would be good X-Files storytelling.”

The six-episode The X-Files miniseries airs on FOX on 26th January, 2016.

Thank you The Guardian for providing us with this information.