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RUMOR CONTROL! What’s Doing With X-FILES 2??

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David Duchovny was plugging his new sitcom, “Californication,” at Showtime’s Television Critics Association event here in Los Angeles, and offered a few hints on the status of a second “X-Files” movie: * Duchovny says he’s supposed to get the script next week. * Duchovny says the script is by Chris Carter (who created the series and wrote the last movie) and veteran series writer-producer Frank Spotnitz. * Duchovny says Carter intends to make his big-screen directorial debut with the project. * Duchovny says Gillian Anderson is aboard. * Duchovny says the plan is for a 2008 release. Read all of Will Harris’ Premium Hollywood story on the matter here.

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  • July 15, 2007, 1:58 p.m. CST


    by rhcp2sweet


  • July 15, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST


    by supersize

    Hasn't he been saying this for years though

  • July 15, 2007, 1:59 p.m. CST

    This would be cool.

    by OneintenMan

    If it were still the 90s. And the last one wasn't dreadful.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    This should be cool...bjn74

    by Sappers Forward

    X-files was always cool, the movie was pretty good as well. I'd spend money to see a well thought out part 2.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:01 p.m. CST

    I hope they don't have any aliens in the film.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Because that would be so X-Files.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:02 p.m. CST

    How about that new Michael Jackson movie?

    by JackPumpkinhead

    It's about as fresh, current, original and wanted as this thing...

  • July 15, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Okay . . .

    by Chris

    That'd be kinda cool. Although I haven't even thought about x-files in years.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Where's the RUMOR CONTROL on this one?

    by kintar0

    They ain't making an X-Files 2.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Oh, sorry, this IS X-Files. I hope there are no Nazis.

    by Bronx Cheer

    Maybe Indy 4 and X-Files can trade scripts, because it sounds like Spielberg might have Chris Carter's script.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST


    by clockpolitiks

    Hopefully this is the conclusion we all wanted. Even if it's not, it will still be great to see Duchovny and Anderson together again. Can't wait.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:04 p.m. CST

    "I love X-files too. Hope you still get to watch it."

    by lost.rules

    Damn aliens fucking up my reception!

  • July 15, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    Get Carter!

    by MatDGZ

    Its awesome that Chris Carter is writing this one and intends to direct. When the X Files first came on to our screens, it kicked all kinds of ass! Carter wrote some of the best episodes too. I really think they can go three better than the first XF movie though...

  • July 15, 2007, 2:06 p.m. CST

    I doubt

    by supersize

    The storyline will have anything to do with the alien conspiracy. I think will just be well an X-file

  • July 15, 2007, 2:14 p.m. CST

    Please redeem yourselves after the last few...

    by rbatty024

    seasons. It'll be good to have an Agent Reyes free adventure. I was surprised by how well Doggett worked with the show but the new agey Reyes was a step in the wrong direction. And the writing started to really lack.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:17 p.m. CST

    I loved this show

    by yassoo

    and still watch it on TNT, or wherever else, but is there such demand for this film? What's the audience for this movie, either than us on these boards. Besides, the final seasons were a catastrophe -- does anyone even know what happened to the mythology? They all died awaiting the aliens right? Then CSM was bombed in a mountain cave. What is there left to explore? You guys interested in a stand-alone episode/film?

  • July 15, 2007, 2:29 p.m. CST

    will it be set sometime during the show's heyday?

    by danowen

    I didn't pay much attention to XF post-s8, but I'm pretty sure a standalone movie set after the series end isn't going to work, from what I've heard about its final years. Am I right in thinking this? If so, they'll have to either base it in the mid-90s (an unseen case from around s3-s5) or just kind of ignore the TV show and just stick with what pop-culture understands: two FBI agents investigating weirdness. Pure and simple stuff.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:30 p.m. CST

    I think they're counting on the nostalgia viewers

    by BadMrWonka

    stand-alone, continuation, whatever. it's Mulder and Scully! as long as they don't go overboard with the budget, this will make money. people love good mysteries. and the built in fan base form the show will get you $15 million right there.<p>you just have to have a decent film, with some moderate marketing (fuck myspace, those kids are too young to know the X-files) campaigns, and it'll make money.<p>I wish they would do an X-Files franchise! 1 every 2 years until Duchovny has gray hair and is dating Calista Flockhart!<p>and Gillian Anderson was my first real crush. say what you want about Leia in the bikini, Scully is the sexiest nerd-magnet on the planet!!

  • July 15, 2007, 2:40 p.m. CST

    Paul Greengrass should direct

    by Smilin'Jack Ruby

    Turn this into a fucked up, "Bourne"-type thriller, but instead of the international espionage aspect, it would be a cool, gritty documentary-style look at sci-fi. Could make for a revolutionary type film. Or, of course, it could be utter shit, but I'd love to see him offered a fat check to try.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:56 p.m. CST

    I'm there

    by theBigE

    Sorry if you don't agree, but I'm there opening weekend. But are they still together? With child? Still working the X-Files? This might not be huge, but I'd see it.

  • July 15, 2007, 2:57 p.m. CST

    A planned 2008 release - so 8 years too late

    by Yeti

    Seriously. Fox should have cancelled the show after the 5th season season finale and stuck with doing theatrical releases every 2 1/2 years.

  • July 15, 2007, 3:01 p.m. CST


    by Pennsy


  • July 15, 2007, 3:07 p.m. CST

    is this the Voltron film?

    by Zebtron A. Rama

    X-Files 2? I'll be there.

  • July 15, 2007, 3:20 p.m. CST

    RUMOR CONTOL! What's with the sore on my lip?

    by tonagan

    I hope it's not herpes.

  • July 15, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST

    The X-Files: Fight The Sequel

    by McSatan

    The world needs another X-Files movie like Christ Carter needs another God complex.

  • July 15, 2007, 3:21 p.m. CST


    by darshn22

    Is he attached???

  • July 15, 2007, 3:23 p.m. CST

    Please retcon the series finale.

    by tonagan

    Otherwise, will they have Mulder and Scully as door-to-door Bible salesmen? Sort of like Paper Moon but with monsters?

  • July 15, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Will Gillian Anderson show off those...

    by mrfan

    greating skill as usual? HAHAH. Some of you perverts thought I was going to type something dirty.

  • July 15, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    No, seriously.

    by mrfan

    I wish Gillian Anderson would be topless. That would make my day.

  • July 15, 2007, 3:30 p.m. CST

    tonagan, that's definitely herpes.

    by Bronx Cheer

    I can show you my sores if you want something to compare it to.

  • July 15, 2007, 3:35 p.m. CST

    that'd be nice

    by Shakes

    I suppose it would be nice to see Gillian in that role again. I lost my virginity to myself thinking about her one summer day in the mid to late 1990's. And if this comes out I'd have to netflix the last few seasons. I stopped watching it after one season ending cliffhanger. I don't remember it much, something about a space ship buried in the sand at some coastline. I just know that I got sick of previews for episodes showing characters saying things like "what's behind that tree line" or "what was he trying to hide" and you expect some clear answer, and all the response they would get was "the truth".

  • July 15, 2007, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Some of you guys....

    by mastes360

    Make me laugh, its only been 4 or 5 years since the show ended!, its not like its a film of a 80's show or something, the fanbase is still there. The X-Files is my favorite TV show ever and many of todays Sci-Fi shows are poor in comparison and i actually think that if they brought back the show (which i think they will at some point), it would be bigger than ever!.

  • July 15, 2007, 3:39 p.m. CST


    by ciroslive

    I hope I see both Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish in the flick. Not that they have be in the main plot line, just a nod to the actors who were in the show at its end...

  • July 15, 2007, 3:49 p.m. CST

    Nothing is worse than TP second half of S2

    by blacklodgebob

    Twin Peaks in between Laura's murder getting solved and the final episode is honestly some of the worst television I've ever seen in my life, especially when you put it next to the rest of twin peaks. They totally betrayed all of the character development they had worked so hard on. Terrible, just terrible

  • July 15, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    yeah! cant wait for the return of the x-files

    by misnomer

    even a lesser episode is worth 45 minutes of my life. I glad to here this movie is a stand alone...I always thought the first movie was basically a long episode, which is always a big no no. I wonder how theyre going to treat the fact that mulder and scully are pretty much a couple now. Alot of the casual fans who dropped it around seasons 3-6 are going to be left scratching their heads...

  • July 15, 2007, 3:57 p.m. CST

    blacklodgebob & TWIN PEAKS S2

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Quote: "in between Laura's murder getting solved and the final episode is honestly some of the worst television I've ever seen in my life"<P>It's not the worst I've ever seen but it is definitely weak and unfocused. A direct result of Laura's murder being solved TOO SOON.<P>However, the series finale more than makes up for the aimlessness of the latter half by delivering 20 minutes of the most unsettling and disturbing TV I've ever seen. The final moments in the Black Lodge are legendary.

  • July 15, 2007, 4 p.m. CST

    Loved the X-FILES...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...but I'm unsure of a stand-alone film this late in the game. It will play better to the casual fans and those unfamiliar with the show (and it's mythology). But I would imagine the true devotees would want more closure on the main alien conspiracy.

  • July 15, 2007, 4:12 p.m. CST

    Fox Mulder vs Cthulhu!!!

    by Bass Bastardson

    You know it. X Files 2 is THE REAL Cthulhu movie. Just you wait and see.

  • July 15, 2007, 4:15 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    True. The full scope of the Conspiracy was put into focus and most of the major players and so forth were addressed. But unless my memory fails me, the Aliens are still coming, right?

  • July 15, 2007, 4:20 p.m. CST

    Two mother-fuckin' words: ALIEN WEREWOLVES!!

    by Uncle Stan

    There's no way in hell this wouldn't make back it's money ten-fold.

  • July 15, 2007, 4:21 p.m. CST

    Mr Nice Gaius

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Spot on. The final episode of Twin Peaks was phenomenal.

  • July 15, 2007, 4:33 p.m. CST

    I think 1-18-08 is really X-Files 2

    by Johnno

    It's the revenge of those underground garden monsters they fought in one of those episodes...

  • July 15, 2007, 4:46 p.m. CST


    by Ry_Dermo

    Great. bring it on, miss the show (before it went mental with the T1000 storyline) and Im up for this! Cant wait

  • July 15, 2007, 4:50 p.m. CST

    Hated, hated hated the series finale

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    hope this makes up for it. I would love a proper, respectful send-off. Gish and Patrick better be in it too. <P> The Twin Peaks series finale, is, indeed, some of the finest television I have ever seen. Terrifying to me when I was a young boy. <P> Mr. Nice Gaius is the man.

  • July 15, 2007, 4:59 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    What's up, sir? Hope all is well. Long time, no read.

  • July 15, 2007, 5:19 p.m. CST

    REBOOT w Shia and Lindsay

    by ebolamonkey

    It's about their early years in the academy together. They get their memories wiped so they don't recognize each other later. That's gold, Jerry! GOLD!

  • July 15, 2007, 5:20 p.m. CST

    ebolamonkey. I love you.

    by Bronx Cheer

    That's gold!

  • July 15, 2007, 5:21 p.m. CST


    by mistergreen

    ^ ^ | | that's a horrible idea.

  • July 15, 2007, 5:36 p.m. CST

    As long as the Lone Gunmen are in it

    by INWOsuxRED

    oh wait, they killed all of them for no reason during the series nosedive.

  • July 15, 2007, 5:42 p.m. CST

    It's standalone, thev're already said

    by performingmonkey

    However, after the ass-rape that was the season 9 finale they DESPERATELY need a new miniseries to finish off the story for real. Use the 2012 thing.

  • July 15, 2007, 5:52 p.m. CST

    Is this gonna take place before or after armageddon?

    by Mike_D

    For those of you who dont remember, the series finale consisted of an alien armageddon in the year 2012 in december (like the real mayan calander predicted).

  • July 15, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    there was nothing ass raping

    by misnomer

    there was nothing ass raping about the finale? granted the cancer man was brought back just to be killed again, but other than that it was basically a description of all the plot points. it pretty much explained everything. and smartly left it open ended with m&s in hiding.....

  • July 15, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    "The X-Files II: Fight This Feature"

    by SalvatoreGravano

    Shouldn't Hollywood finish going through remaking all the remembered/forgotten TV shows (and cartoons) from the 80s before getting to remaking the forgotten TV shows from the 90s...?

  • July 15, 2007, 5:54 p.m. CST

    what more could it have

    by misnomer

    what more could it have really done? for me, the truth was the highlight of season 9.

  • July 15, 2007, 5:56 p.m. CST

    mistergreen - WTF?

    by ebolamonkey

    That's the best idea I've had since I called up Mike Bay and said Optimus Prime needs to be flaming. You're built too low. The fast ones go over your head. I keep pitchin'em and you keep missin'em. I'm big time, baby, and sometimes my big head can't hold all my big ideas, so you gotta be prepared when one of them squirts out at you, cause it's all solid gold genius juice.

  • July 15, 2007, 6:01 p.m. CST


    by NudeandAroused

    This should not happen. There is nothing to tell here. The story was wrapped on TV.

  • July 15, 2007, 6:09 p.m. CST

    I'll believe it when I see it

    by yeah boss!

    They've been trying to kick start this thing for years now, years I tell ya! Duchovny's been saying the same old stories for some time now, we all know his career is on the rocks and this X-Files 2 movie is a sparkle of hope for the poor guy lol. X-Files 2 sounds cool though!!

  • July 15, 2007, 6:24 p.m. CST

    Mr. Nice Gaius

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    All is as well as can be expected here. Wife's out of the cancer treatment regiment now. Hopefully it's full recovery/remission/cure. This shit better not happen ever again. Ever again. Damn, these last nine months have been a massive kick in the proverbial balls. End sob story. <P> Season 9 really was poorly realized/executed. Killing off the Lone Gunman was horribly delivered, but, they kind of had it coming after that terrible spin-off. Too bad they won't show up in this one. <P> Side note: I loved Skinner killing Krycek. The look on Mulder's face was awesome. Skinner = Mack Daddy. <P> I am keeping optimistic about this flick since I love the series so, but I am prepaired to be under-whelmed. Loved Reyes and Dogget. I am evidently one of the few that did. This could be great. Time will tell. <P> Take it light and keep it tight bro'. Be well, Mr. Nice Gaius, be well.

  • July 15, 2007, 7:02 p.m. CST

    yeah, I didn't mind Reyes and Doggett

    by oisin5199

    it was just the thin plots and weak writing of the later seasons that blew. I wish they hadn't have gone the baby route and found a way to resolve Scully's story when Mulder disappeared, and ended the show. Then you could have had a spinoff with Reyes and Doggett. Or the few cool things that were in those last seasons could have gone in a good movie or a miniseries. I actually thought the first X-Files film was a mistake - to have it while the show was still running instead of waiting until after the show was over. The movie could have been an awesome 'search for Mulder' type thing. They could have had a great film franchise, but they blew it. In essence they wrote themselves into a corner with the conspiracy and were left with nowhere to go but to create another ridiculous alien plot that wasn't even really about aliens. This is why I'm glad that Lost and BSG both have an endgame in place, to avoid the X-Files style decline. Besides Twin Peaks, I can't think of another show that went from sheer brilliance to mediocre tripe so rapidly. No decent genre show should last past seven seasons (unless it's an anthology show). That's why I hope Smallville wraps it up this year.

  • July 15, 2007, 7:03 p.m. CST

    yeah, I didn't mind Reyes and Doggett

    by oisin5199

    it was just the thin plots and weak writing of the later seasons that blew. I wish they hadn't have gone the baby route and found a way to resolve Scully's story when Mulder disappeared, and ended the show. Then you could have had a spinoff with Reyes and Doggett. Or the few cool things that were in those last seasons could have gone in a good movie or a miniseries. I actually thought the first X-Files film was a mistake - to have it while the show was still running instead of waiting until after the show was over. The movie could have been an awesome 'search for Mulder' type thing. They could have had a great film franchise, but they blew it. In essence they wrote themselves into a corner with the conspiracy and were left with nowhere to go but to create another ridiculous alien plot that wasn't even really about aliens. This is why I'm glad that Lost and BSG both have an endgame in place, to avoid the X-Files style decline. Besides Twin Peaks, I can't think of another show that went from sheer brilliance to mediocre tripe so rapidly. No decent genre show should last past seven seasons (unless it's an anthology show). That's why I hope Smallville wraps it up this year.

  • July 15, 2007, 7:34 p.m. CST


    by wimps pimps psychos and sexfiends Return to Me 2 or Evolution 2??? Goddamn it, I was really hoping for Douche-covny to make these sequels first. Who cares about an X Files sequel now.

  • July 15, 2007, 8:05 p.m. CST

    Any way we could get FOX...

    by mraig take back the last couple of seasons of X-Files in exchange for some more Arrested Development? <P> Or maybe they could take back the last five years of the Simpsons for some new episodes of Firefly? Every episode of The War At Home for twenty more minutes of Futurama? ( it still true that Futurama is coming back in a series of direct to DVD movies?)

  • July 15, 2007, 9:16 p.m. CST

    I love these guys to return

    by BizarroJerry

    as long as it's halfway decent. We all know that they should have come up with a real ending to the show when Duchovny left. I did like Dogget, but they just didn't know where to go. The super soldier plot never really paid off.<p> Here's how the first scenes should go. We're following two figures, their faces are obscured, but it looks like a guy and a woman creeping around, acting like FBI agents, and it all resembles the classic X-Files scenes we remember. It must be Mulder and Scully. Then, when their faces are finally revealed, it's Doggett and Reyes. This would be a fun reveal, plus all through the scenes you'd have the geeks silently bitching that at the end of the series, Mulder and Scully weren't working for the FBI as partners.

  • July 15, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    The Prisoner

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    I've said it before and I'll say it again. <P>Best. <P>Television Series. <P> Ever. <P> That's right, I said it. Ever. The movie better be respectful or I will riot. You've all been warned. I will go more apeshit than I did over TINO. <P> I miss Windom Earle. Funny, funny shit. Loved the Leo torture.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Crap! I forgot they killed The Gunmen. :(

    by Shermdawg

    God that Yves chick was superhot though. Did she have some curves or what?

  • July 15, 2007, 10:08 p.m. CST

    And I'm glad this is a standalone flick.

    by Shermdawg

    Just like Supernatural, this show shined with its non-mythology episodes.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:11 p.m. CST


    by Shermdawg

    She was introduced as a psychic wasn't she? And then they made her out to be the female Mulder, then somewhere along the line she became a skeptic...god it became a mess in the end.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:13 p.m. CST

    Dunno if I care anymore since Anderson came out...

    by Datascream

    and said she hated everything about the show, and being on set with everyone. Talk about a major cunt.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:17 p.m. CST

    Glad to have the X-Files back


    Hopefully this will make up for the last 2-3 forced years of this classic tv program.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    when did Anderson ever say

    by misnomer

    when did Anderson ever say that?

  • July 15, 2007, 10:19 p.m. CST

    Question about 6.1 "The Beginning"

    by Shermdawg

    At the end of that episode, Gibson Praise was locked in the room with a "grey"....and then nothing. No followup. (Well until years later, and I'm stil not certain what happened.) What the crap was up with that? <br><br> They show us one of the most memorable shots in the shows history, maybe the fucking holy grail of shots, and zilch the next week.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:20 p.m. CST

    yeah, did Anderson ever say

    by Shermdawg

    yeah, when did Anderson ever say that?

  • July 15, 2007, 10:22 p.m. CST

    Curse of success. Stars of big hits who never

    by CreasyBear

    move on to anything different usually get very bitter. It's no surprise that Duchovny and Anderson are sick to death of X-Files, and are probably feeling a stomach-churning sense of dread at doing press tours when this new movie comes out. "So, what have you been doing since you left the TV show?"

  • July 15, 2007, 10:25 p.m. CST

    If they are going to make a go of X-Files 2, they

    by CreasyBear

    should have a 2-hour edition of one of their old Monsters-of-the-Week type episodes, rather than getting bogged down in the labyrinthine UFO mythology crap. The best episodes were the stand-alone ones that had a sense of humor to them.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST

    2008 release for a movie not even

    by palewook

    beyond script stage? aint going to happen. 2009 maybe. they rush it out for 4th quarter 2008 and it will look like crap with 1/2 done effects and sets.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:33 p.m. CST


    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Indeed. I second that.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:34 p.m. CST


    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    Damn, I had no idea your wife was going through such trials. My sincere best wishes and regards to you both. I hope you are able to move forward and that the prognosis is good. If you're in The Zone, drop me a line.<P>Be well and take care of that Scotch lovin' woman of yours. Cheers.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:48 p.m. CST

    Would be cool if they just did an old-fashioned

    by superninja

    episode set several years afterwards with them as monster hunters brought back for one more quirky adventure where they reconnect. The end. Please, no more wrangled mythology!

  • July 15, 2007, 10:53 p.m. CST

    Final episode of Twin Peaks was upsetting.

    by superninja

    I wanted Coop to end up with the girl and the pie. Oh well. Season 1 of Twin Peaks was like falling in love. Season 2 was like the restraining order.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    X-Files was good until they went too deep into the

    by superninja

    "mythology" which is code for crappy soap opera.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Anderson has actually done some good work...

    by rbatty024

    Duchovny on the other hand has had failed project after failed project. I enjoy Duchovny's work, and think he needs a good comedy for his skills, but Anderson has far more range. I was shocked it was actually her in Last King of Scotland and Tristam Shandy.

  • July 15, 2007, 10:56 p.m. CST

    There is something interesting about Anderson

    by superninja

    but I don't think she's been well cast. Scully was ideal for her. She could do the same kinds of parts as Julliene Moore.

  • July 15, 2007, 11:21 p.m. CST

    The problem with the mythology episodes...

    by rbatty024

    is connected to the same problem with the series in general: they needed to wrap it up. By the seventh season the mythology needed to be wrapped up but they kept it going. I enjoyed it for a while but eventually it felt as if they were just treading water.

  • July 15, 2007, 11:36 p.m. CST


    by fluffybunnywhiskers

    The standalones are great and all, but having a standalone movie after what happened at the end of the series would make no sense. No sense at all. None. They're just fighting monsters after what happened, nothing to do with an invasion? That makes no sense, man.

  • July 15, 2007, 11:55 p.m. CST

    Bring It.

    by Evil Chicken

    Make it so.

  • July 15, 2007, 11:59 p.m. CST

    If by wrapped up you mean they needed to

    by superninja

    end it within 2 seasons then I agree with you.

  • July 16, 2007, 12:07 a.m. CST

    What I am suggesting is that they ignore the

    by superninja

    alien invasion entirely except in throwaway references, and begin with the characters having moved on with their lives. Mulder is a monster hunter/UFO kook that lives in his basement who is no longer taken seriously and he gets himself in trouble and needs Scully's help one last time.

  • July 16, 2007, 12:38 a.m. CST

    Rob Zombie should remake "HOME"

    by godoffireinhell

    Haha oh wow!!

  • July 16, 2007, 12:52 a.m. CST

    It will be filmed completely with hand-held cameras...

    by Angry Bald Guy

    You just know JJ Abrams is gonna have something to do with this.

  • July 16, 2007, 1:24 a.m. CST

    He already wants to remake it and cast

    by superninja

    an embryo as Agent Mulder.

  • July 16, 2007, 4:42 a.m. CST

    Good to see I'm not alone...

    by The Mothman

    ...with my general complaint that things just got too complicated for even semi-devoted X-fans. It's the same reason I can't get into Lost now...I have severe reservations they started with a grand plan; rather, they'll build and build until they can't get back down again. I'm hoping to be proven wrong (I imagine a lot of ppl are), and if so, could be a good series to watch on DVD back to back. Thanks to Mr Ashok0, that's what I might do soon with X-Files up to S6.

  • July 16, 2007, 6:47 a.m. CST

    X-Files needs a reboot.

    by Jakes Nel

    Get Matt Damon and Lindsay Lohan.

  • July 16, 2007, 6:48 a.m. CST

    Scully full-frontal

    by Dr Gregory House

    C'mon and work it in there Carter. Daddy wants to see that fire crotch.

  • July 16, 2007, 6:54 a.m. CST

    All you Scully fans suprise me...

    by Abin Sur

    All of you clamoring for the GA goodies have not mentioned the British movie "Straightheads" that stars our favorite redhead, and she gives up ALL the goods in that one. For those interested, it's being released straight to DVD here in the states in October with a new title ("Closure"). I was lucky enough to see an "unofficial" version of that movie, and DAMN, she looks good. Pay attention, you geeks.

  • July 16, 2007, 7:05 a.m. CST

    The series ended with a wimper, with nothing resolved..

    by HarryBlackPotter

    so I'm hoping this wraps up a few loose ends. For one, the last scene Mulder told Scully that the alien invasion was going to occur in 2012 and the world would be devesated, and there was NOTHING they could do about it, except continue to fight the future (what ever that meant). So, does the new movie blithely pretend that the world isn't going to end, eschewing the all important 'TRUTH'revealled at the end of the series in favour of a one-off adventure, or do they tell a story 'during' the end of the world / alien invasion. I can't wait to find out.

  • July 16, 2007, 7:22 a.m. CST

    December 23, 2012 END OF THE WORLD?

    by HarryBlackPotter

    In the last episdoe of The X-Files it said the world was going to end December 23, 2012. If that's so, then surely the movie has to be about this?

  • July 16, 2007, 8:52 a.m. CST

    We've been hearing abotu XFiles 2 for years

    by grendel69

    Does anyone care anymore?

  • July 16, 2007, 9:30 a.m. CST

    This is not happening..... because

    by earlfist

    Chris Carter Lost his focus as a writer around season 2. There are 10 people that could write a better script than him. I can't help thinking the only thing Duchovny is getting will be used as toilet paper. Get Vince Gilligan and Darrin Morgan to re- boot the franchise, still using Duchovny and Anderson.

  • July 16, 2007, 9:38 a.m. CST

    No baby, more gunmen..

    by Billyeveryteen

    Make it so.

  • July 16, 2007, 9:56 a.m. CST

    Sorry Billy, Gunmen are D-E-A-D...

    by Abin Sur

    And it was a sorry way to go...kinda like most of season 9.

  • July 16, 2007, 10:18 a.m. CST

    Duchovny's a liar - he does this every time

    by rimshot

    The last time he was in some movie he told his fans that the X-files movie was on its way, would start filming very soon. Nothing happened on that (and incidentally his movie flopped). Now he's pulling the same trick. He jerks around his fans and lies to them to get them to see his latest stinkeroo. I'll believe this rumor when I see a "pre-production" notice about XFII in the Hollywood Reporter. Until then it's just Duchovny farting more swamp gas.

  • July 16, 2007, 10:56 a.m. CST

    I'm there

    by PVIII

    Hope they make it akin to the vampire episode (told from both point of views) and the episode where Scully and Mulder move into the condo community. The tongue-and-cheek episodes were always my favorites. BTW season 5 of the X-files has GOT to be up there in some of the best TV in the history of TV.

  • July 16, 2007, 11:19 a.m. CST

    I agree Knowthyself, the mythology episodes...

    by rbatty024

    were a lot of fun. Although, like you said they resolved most of it around season 6 so there wasn't much of a point in dragging it out. I think people became frustrated because it kept on going long after the mythology had run out of steam.

  • July 16, 2007, 11:52 a.m. CST

    My memory is sketchy, Sinister...

    by Abin Sur

    ...I don't recall the episode completely, I just remember that the three of them got sealed in this airtight container and got poisoned or infected with something and that was that!

  • July 16, 2007, 12:01 p.m. CST

    Abin Sur

    by PVIII

    for some reason I remember them blowing up to save a baby. I think that's completely wrong though. Wow, must have been a great episode

  • July 16, 2007, 12:14 p.m. CST


    by mad_taffer

    That episode where the LoneGunMen bit it, was entitiled "Jump the Shark" kidding.

  • July 16, 2007, 12:26 p.m. CST

    Yeah, they got the shaft...

    by Abin Sur

    One unsuccessful solo season, and then they get axed almost as an afterthought on the last season of the downhill XF. Yeah, PVIII, now I remember that baby too...I think it was a two-part episode. Thanks for the ID, mad_taffer.

  • July 16, 2007, 12:30 p.m. CST

    no "prequels" needed

    by Bouncy X

    the show ended with them on the run.....well if theyre going the stand alone route, they could easily just have them run into trouble on the road...maybe find some small town where "things arent right". i realize this described many past episodes but yeah. and i forget who but someone seem to imply that gillian left the show at some point but ummm, unless i have special dvds, she was with the show until the end.

  • July 16, 2007, 12:38 p.m. CST

    I thought the Lone Gunmen spin off was cool...

    by Johnno

    I wonder if they'll ever air that episode again where the government plots to fly a commercial airline using remote control into the World Trade Center and pin it as a terrorist attack?

  • July 16, 2007, 1:10 p.m. CST

    Here I am, defending S2 Twin Peaks again...

    by DanielKurland

    First off, the first half, still dealing with Laura is incredible. The two hour premiere is so, so good. Everything about it. That Cooper monologue into his recorder after being shot is fantastic writing. Than, all the stuff with Leland is great, and they manage to do some absolutely terrifying things. Such as the murder of Maddy Ferguson. Now, after the murder is wrapped up, stuff does kind of meander. The image of Cooper in a plaid shirt, rather than his FBI attire makes me sick, the stuff with James off on his own with that woman is boring, the Mike/Nadine stuff is kind of silly, and having Catherine dressed as that Asian man is really ridiculous. You have to remember though, the network essentially forced them to resolve the murder early, so they had to act on their feet REALLY quickly. It would be like if ABC made Lost show what was in the hatch in the middle of season one, rather than the beginning of season two, and that surely would have had negative repercussions. Season two of Twin Peaks does find its footing though. Windom Earle IS a very interesting character (although him dressing up as the Log Lady is kind of hit or miss), the brief glimpses of Cooper's past, David Duchovony, Cooper's relationship with Annie Blackburn, David Duchovony, and a lot more. All of that, and then you look at the incredible finale, that although leaves so much hanging, is just amazing, and ridiculous to think it was on network TV, and that final image is a wonderful talking point to end the series on. So, you have 8 episodes dealing with Laura still, and maybe a handful of really painful ones, but I'd still argue that the season starts and ends incredibly strong, has a lot of great visual images and quotations ("J'ai une ame solitaire"), and overall, is still pretty fucking entertaining television.

  • July 16, 2007, 1:16 p.m. CST

    Hope it gets made

    by Hugh G Rekshun

    I've been waiting for another X-Files movie for a long time. The last couple of seasons weren't the best, but at it's peak, it was better than Lost, Heroes and BSG put together.

  • July 16, 2007, 1:22 p.m. CST

    Twin Peaks Season 2...

    by rbatty024

    was still better than most crap on television. The beginning and end of the season was just as strong as Season 1. However, my least favorite part was James. God, what a terrible character. The intentionally tongue-in-cheek stuff was enjoyable. I love how the Nadine-goes-to-high school plot is drawn out to ridiculous proportions and then during the last episode she gets her memory back and goes apeshit is incredible. I loved how that show could be self-referential and jokey and then on a fucking dime it becomes incredibly creepy and surreal. Very few shows have that range.

  • July 16, 2007, 1:39 p.m. CST

    it was called jump the shark

    by misnomer

    because of the failed lone gunmen spin off. i liked the lg, but they did need to die.

  • July 16, 2007, 1:40 p.m. CST

    resist or serve was a pretty

    by misnomer

    resist or serve was a pretty cool game would recommend it to x-file fans if they were put off by the first one

  • July 16, 2007, 1:43 p.m. CST

    More TWIN PEAKS Season 2 stuff...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    DanielKurland & rbatty024 - Hell yeah! We've talked about this stuff before in TB. I still don't know how Lynch & Co. managed to get the killer's reveal (aka death of Maddy Ferguson), Ronette awakening from her coma, or the final Black Lodge sequence past the censors. Not only was Maddy's murder one of the most intense shown on TV, but the other stuff was so unsettling that it gave you goose bumps.<P>"WOW BOB WOW!"

  • July 16, 2007, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Resist or Serve

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    loved it; still have it.

  • July 16, 2007, 1:51 p.m. CST

    I want a Millennium movie, damn it!

    by Sledge Hammer

    What year is it? Fuck you, that's what year it is. Lance Henriksen and "Lost's Terry O'Quinn". He died? Did you see a body? Exactly. There's your movie right there. Make it happen Carter, I mean it's not like you're busy doing much of anything else. <p>As for this, I hope Robert Patrick's Doggett gets a look in, always thought he was a breath of fresh air on the show, and a welcome relief to the past season or so of Duchovny's "I clearly don't want to be here and I think this is all stupid bullshit that's beneath me and has more than run it's course so I'll just constantly wink at the audience to let them know I'm in on the joke and don't take any of this shit seriously" bollocks. Duchovny was fucking terrible during most of his last full year, and was clearly just marking time until he could piss off and go be "a big star" (yeah, how'd that work out for you David? Oh, really? What a fucking shocker...). Seriously, I never got why Patrick got blamed for replacing an actor who left because he didn't want to be there any more. And Patrick did a better job than he gets credited with, under difficult circumstances and with not always the best of material to work with. <p>Anyway, would I go see an X-Files movie? Probably, if just out of curiosity value, if nothing else. Chances of this actually happening? Only slightly better than Harsh Realm getting a movie spinoff.

  • July 16, 2007, 2:05 p.m. CST

    Damn straight

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Patrick was superlative to Duchovny. And not just because he was a fresh face fill in. Anderson was always the lead to me. And not simply due to her devistating beauty.

  • July 16, 2007, 2:38 p.m. CST

    Will It Be Better Than "Mighty Ducks 2"?


    Come on, carter! I'm routin' for ya!

  • July 16, 2007, 3:08 p.m. CST

    Please FOX, let it happen!

    by MrFloppy


  • July 16, 2007, 3:10 p.m. CST

    The dead Gunmen are "clones"...

    by Billyeveryteen

    That's how I wrote it in my head.

  • July 16, 2007, 3:29 p.m. CST

    Hate for X-Files? What the hell?

    by Harry Weinstein

    Great show in its heyday. The less said about the last few seasons, the better - the show started to drastically weaken not long after the production moved from Vancouver to LA per Duchovny's demands. The first movie was just fine, though. The time is, in my opinion, just about exactly right for them to restart this franchise. Any sooner would have been a mistake - people were burned out on it and the last few seasons, well, you know...

  • July 16, 2007, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Mulder now sees dead people.

    by hank henshaw

    Does anyone remember that in the disgrace that was the final episode Mulder could see, interact, and even receive papers from ghosts? I hope that Chris Carter pretends like that never happened. I know Chris Carter wrote some of the best episodes of the show, but he also was involved in many of the worst (the Kathy Griffin monstrosity, the FPS episode, that other one where Burt Reynolds was God). I hope this movie is indeed a stand-alone case, but that they acknowledge what happened in the past (no prequel, please) and that some new FBI agent is able to locate Mulder and Scully and force them out of anonymity. If done right this movie could be the starting point of a new X-Files tv series. Funny/quirky episodes were fun early on when they were a rarity, but by season 6 and 7 they were the norm and that sucked. The 7th season was just as bad as the final season (Kathy Griffin, Samantha Mulder was dead from day one, Duchovny looked bored all the time, the Millennium crossover that was a disservice to that show, etc. etc.)

  • July 16, 2007, 6:29 p.m. CST

    milky white, mouth watering, jumbo areola'd udders

    by misnomer

    I................I've. just...cum.

  • July 16, 2007, 6:30 p.m. CST

    the sad thing is, a picture

    by misnomer

    the sad thing is, a picture of a cow sprang to mind at the point of no return. dont you just hate the "regret wank"?

  • July 16, 2007, 7:11 p.m. CST

    It's 12/21/2012

    by Z0D

    Wiki says Dec 21 is the more popular date, while Dec 23 is the alternative date supported by a smaller number of Mayanist researchers. Dec 21 has the December solstice happening on that day. What will you be doing on Dec21 2012?!? OMGRFTH!

  • July 16, 2007, 8:03 p.m. CST

    TP season 2 was definitely disturbing. I mean

    by superninja

    the whole show was disturbing in a very interesting way but I'm still not sure what it all really means or if that matters. It was kind of sad to have a character like Coop end up in the Black Lodge, but that is what you get for chasing guys like Bob around.

  • July 16, 2007, 8:53 p.m. CST

    Fuck the Wolfman or Chupacabra, give me aliens!

    by Neo Zeed

    The mythology episodes were awesome.

  • July 16, 2007, 9:20 p.m. CST

    Bad Blood

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    "I do it all Mulder! I do it all for you!" Damn funny episode. My wife and I love that one.

  • July 16, 2007, 9:25 p.m. CST

    SR 819

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Dunno why, perhaps my fondness for Skinner, but I loved that episode. Gave way to Krycek getting what he deserved eventually.....

  • July 16, 2007, 11:25 p.m. CST

    X-files great contribution to television history:

    by BurnHollywood

    "ALWAYS have an ending, and be ready to move into it the moment the show wears out its welcome." It was the show's truly epic fizzle that helped establish this standard for all time, and we have it to thank for (as an example) the prudent decision to conclude BSG in its fourth season...LOST, take the hint. As for the movie, who needs it? X-files was either the alien mythology arc or Scully and Mulder's relationship, and both shambled to closure on the series...

  • July 17, 2007, 2:12 a.m. CST

    X-Files too messy

    by cromwell1666

    To my way of thinking this show was always best in the episodes that veered away from the continuing alien plot. Personally, I would much rather see a film along the lines of one of those juxtaposed episodes, ie a ghost or some other entity. "Fight the Future" was really no better then an average episode and was completely superflous. If we erased just that film from existance,and still had all the episodes, would it really have changed your undersatnding of the show as a whole? As it was, the collective story felt like it was being altered week by week to meet the availability of the actors. I think its time to pull the plug. Just my opinion.

  • July 17, 2007, 2:16 a.m. CST

    Scully is a fox!

    by Gibson The Gibbon

    I salute her!:

  • July 17, 2007, 2:17 a.m. CST

    2 motherfuckin' words, Uncle Stan

    by half vader

    Dr. Who. <p> Are you aware of the episode or were you making a funny?

  • July 17, 2007, 4:30 a.m. CST

    I remember once, back in fifth grade...................

    by The Dum Guy

    I was watching X-Files, and a (friend) of mine was into hitting the genitial of his male counterparts, and thought it would be hilarious to do that to me while I got up to get a drink... I remember waking up half-way thru the episode, and questioning what in the hell happened. I almost broke two of his ribs, but only because I fell on him with my knee first into his chest.

  • July 17, 2007, 6:22 a.m. CST

    somehow Dum that story cracked me up

    by bongo123

    your friend sounds the sort of guy that while amusing to watch him do shit to other people once he tried that on with me, id kill the fucker but hilarious nontheless

  • July 17, 2007, 6:25 a.m. CST

    I thought the film was fantastic, am i alone?

    by bongo123

    I mean really as a continuation to the alien mythos it was bloody great and as a stand alone film it was bloody great, i couldnt for the life of me understand how anyone xfiles fan or not couldnt enjoy it and if you are an xfiles fan and didnt... then you aint a true fan just some casual cunt cause that movie tied up shitloads of loose ends and opened our eyes to even more questions exactly what a good xfiles episode is meant to do except it had the added bonus of fucking great efx

  • July 17, 2007, 6:55 a.m. CST

    Scully sings 'Joy To The World'

    by Dr Gregory House


  • July 17, 2007, 8 a.m. CST

    On that note Bongo, what about TP: Fire walk with me?

    by half vader

    I loved it, even though everyone else seemed to absolutely hate it. Some cool, super creepy Lynch stuff. That was a long time ago though. Might have to watch it again. <p> I'm still pissed there never seems to be a DVD set where we get the original feature-length 1st & second episodes. Bought the whole series once and wondered what happened to all the red room stuff. That's if I remember it right anyway! <p> My vote for the movie is just have Gillian Anderson in it and it will make me happy. Brains, beauty and a sense of humour. Not to mention super hot in a business suit and heels. Cor.

  • July 17, 2007, 8:51 a.m. CST

    I really liked the Tp's stuff also, heck anything

    by bongo123

    remotely wierd, supernatural or sci-fy gets my vote i cant be fecking arsed with shows that deal with reality.. ZZzzzzz... i want reality i look out my window, i want CSI ill watch the news, nah give me aliens, vampires and demons any day of the week. Thankfuck for supernatural carrying the torch as it has all the ingrediants i like in a show, cool characters & creepy storylines heck i was sold on the show in the first episode when they met the FBI and Dean says to the two agents "mulder...scully..." had me in fits, knew id like it after that, was slow in the 1st season but they sure as hell picked it up afterwards, i mean some of those episodes couldve had mulder and scully in em and it wouldve passed as an xfiles episode easily.

  • July 17, 2007, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Fight the Future & Fire Walk With Me

    by HeWhoCannotBeNamed

    Never understood any of the complaints/gripes about those two. Loved them both; still do. Does that mean I am a true fan or a blind/biased fool? You decide. What did you decide? <P> Fire Walk With Me had one of the most "scary" scenes I have ever experienced in a film. Bob/Leland coming out from behind Laura's dresser when she walks back in the house just fucked me up. Bob truly is one of the greatest, nay I say he is the greatest boogieman type bad guy ever. Someone on The Zone has an scene grab of Bob creeping through the living room, slinking over the couch. That just chills me every time I see it. Wow. Bob doesn't even have any make-up on. It's just a guy acting creepy. That's awesome. <P> Anyway, back on topic. Said it before, if they can do it right I think a X-Files film will be awesome. Do it right guys! I extend the same sentiment to those involved with The Prisoner film.......

  • July 18, 2007, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by The Mothman

    The reason I have reservations is because I sort of stopped watching after S1 and the ads for it just haven't been good enough to bring me back in :( Then again, Channel 7, the network it screens on here in Australia, can make any show look incredibly shitty through previews. So if as you say S3 was written to prove everyone wrong, I'll be first in line to recognise their ingenuity...but I'll let ppl who've stuck with it from the start influence my decision to get back on the wagon.

  • July 18, 2007, 7:52 a.m. CST

    XF2 - Bring it on!

    by SmoulderandSulky

    I, for one, am excited about FX-2. I'm not going to get carried away untill I see a little more solid evidence that it's actually happening (!!) but it has to be said that X Files was a superb series. I actually quite enjoyed Fight the Future aswell. I think I would be a bit dissapointed if FX2 didn't reference the mythology and the history of the programme in some way. I like the idea of the movie picking up where the S9 finale left off with M&S on the run, but I guess the narrative would have to be a 'stand alone' story for it to work as a big movie. I agree that the best X Files were series 1 - 6. But I have to say I didn't think the last few series were bad at all - I still rate the show as the best sci - fi to date (and it paved the way for others that never quite lived up to it) AND I liked Gish and Patrick in the last few seasons - they did a very good job under difficult circumstances. I think Patrick, in particular, is a very fine actor. I want to know which episodes were people's faves? There are so many for me - but a few off the top of my head are Triangle, Bad Blood, All Things, Post modern Prometheus, Redux and Redux II. The one in S4 with the man who 'is Cancer' and could grow his head back (you have something I need revelation to Scully - Cancer, can't remember his name!), Duane Barry (classic), Hollywood AD, Tunguska, Home (real creepy) One Son - there are so many great ones!! If I HAD to choose three though - I'd go with Prometheus, Triangle and Bad Blood. What does anyone else think??