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WonderCon: Mulder and Scully show up! Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz, too! And they bring news and footage from X-Files 2!!

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. So, technically this was the 20th Century Fox panel, but it might has well have been called the Fox and Scully hour. That’s what people wanted to see. Poor Thai horror remake SHUTTER, all about spirit photography, was stuck before the big X-FILES 2 panel and even the hot Aussie from TRANSFORMERS and Hiro’s sidekick couldn't make much of a difference. You could feel the audience just politely waiting for that panel to end so the X-FILES panel would start. I’ll give them a little tribute.
SHUTTER


The footage looked a little crappy, although the usage of real life spirit photography (where a ghost or otherwise creepy and unexplainable thing pops up in a photograph) added a decent creep-factor. The trailer had a woman with a creepy long tongue trying to kiss a dude and that was okay… Yeah, that’s about it.
X-FILES 2
This was the first time in the entire run of the convention where the hall seemed to fill up. There were hundreds of people standing on the sides of the hall and an electric buzz going up and down the room as the SHUTTER people left and the few minutes break in-between the two started up. Then… the trailer. In a throwback to Howard Hawks’ THE THING (my assumption) a group of FBI agents walk, in a line, on snowy ice. One calls out, “Hold the line, gentlemen! Look left, look right! Hold the line!” Out in front is a white-haired Billy Connolly muttering to himself, looking very concerned. “It’s here…” We see dark shoes pushing through the snow and a pan up shows us our first look at Fox Mulder in half a decade. He looks the same. A woman (I think it might be Scully... maybe Amanda Peet... I didn’t get a clear look at her… she had on one of those fuzzy policewoman’s hats) yells out to the group, “Give him room!” Connolly slows and then cries out, “It’s here!!!” and the trailer cuts to a woman being dragged across ice at night. Cut to Gillian Anderson turns into frame, red hair flying (getting a loud cheer from the audience). There are helicopters hovering above the ice patch, watching the people below as Connolly races forward to a certain spot. All this is intercut with sequences from throughout the movie… autopsy scenes (wouldn’t be X-Files without it, right?), Mulder driving and getting hit on his side of the car, Mulder running, Billy Connolly seeming to convulse, blood coming from his eyes, more running, a pissed off looking bald guy with fresh scratch marks on his face and then the FBI on the ice clearing away a spot, all looking down. Then it fades out and JULY 25TH, 2008 fades in. The people went batshit for it, thousands cheering at once. I liked the trailer a lot, but I think what I liked about it might turn some other people off. It looked like a classic episode of the series, not entirely filmic, but definitely like I was seeing a preview for next week’s episode of X-FILES. I also have the same problem with the trailer that I do with the INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL trailer. There’s an iconic nature to Mulder and Scully… the trenchcoats, Scully’s red hair and short figure opposite Mulder’s tall lanky figure… I don’t think either trailer took advantage of the iconic nature of these characters. But that’s a nitpick. The actual footage got me juiced up, so in the end that’s all that matters. The panel. I got some decent pics of the panel. We had writer Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny. Let’s hit some tidbits!

- It’s been 10 years… why will the movie be worth the wait? “Because it’ll scare the pants off you,” says Carter. “Because you’ll get to see Mulder and Scully again in a whole new way.” The whole place cheers again. “That’s why.” - More X-FILES movies? Chris Carter: “Right away.” - Gillian had a bad first couple of days at the beginning of the movie. She thought it was going to be easy to step back into the role, but she said she just sucked for the first 48 hours. She said it was only two scenes and she hopes that it’ll all kind of dissolve into the rest of the movie. Duchovny added, “Maybe you should tell them which scenes you sucked in.” Throughout the whole panel their back and forth was pure Mulder and Scully… he was light-hearted and there was a kind of flirt to it. It was pretty sweet. - Getting back to it. Gillian had trouble (she had trained herself not to act like Scully in other performances for nearly 10 years and so her brain resisted going back) and so did Duchovny (he said the instinct for any actor is to improvise and roll with a character, but you can’t do that so much with one with such a huge back history already). What about Carter? Surprisingly easy. “Writing the names Mulder and Scully, which I hadn’t written for 6 years, was the most natural keyboard stroke you could imagine.” - Mark Snow WILL score the film. - What about the pre-9/11 Lone Gunmen episode about the plane flying into the WTC? Carter: “I’m not going to touch that one.” And hand it off to Frank. “We were just looking for the most awful crime we could imagine.” He also said that he was stricken when it happened, thinking some crackpot had taken inspiration from the show, but was let off the hook when it was revealed that the 9/11 plan had existed long before the show aired. - Chris Carter: “I always saw THE X-FILES as a search for God.” No particular religion, but Mulder’s poster “I Want To Believe” says it all.

- They’re still shooting the film… in fact, they flew from shooting all night and stayed awake to come talk to the group. - Duchovny puts a lot of emotional weight into the Mulder/Scully scenes because he views them as the heart of the movie. - Amanda Peet plays an FBI special agent named Dakota Whitney and Billy Connolly “plays a man with very long hair.” – Chris Carter - What subject would you like to have explored in the series. Gillian: “ I always thought that Mulder should… I don’t think we ever did this… but auto-erotic asphyxiation.” “That was the way I was going to die, that was the way Mulder was going to die… Chris?” - Why not continue the story arc? “When we did the first movie we had an ongoing TV series, so we had to be true to the series and the mythology arc. So, that movie functioned as sort of a big version of the television series. We didn’t have that problem this time. So, we have a chance to do what I would consider to be a really big screen stand-alone movie.” - Gillian’s favorite episode is BAD BLOOD, which was brought up many times by Duchovny. “She loves Bad Blood… every day it’s ‘Bad Blood-Bad Blood- Bad Blood!’”

- The sequel was made because Gillian and David wanted to make it. Fox came to Chris and said, “Let’s do a movie.” Then a lawsuit stopped that and then sometime later the studio called up Carter again and said, “It’s either now or never.” He asked the actors and they said, “Let’s do it now.” - An audience member brings up the end of the show bringing up the date 2012 and if that will carry over into the movie. Gillian laughed and said, “That’s still 4 years away!” Carter was quiet, then said “We’ve talked about it and we want to be true to the series and the mythology, but we wanted to make sure we made the best movies we can and do what feels right, like we’ve always done. Having said that, that 2012 date is looming in our minds.” Cryptic…

- Then a dude dressed up as Link asked an awkward question. “What do you like to believe?” Chris Carter asks the guy, “Can I ask you a question? Are you from Sherwood Forrest?” Link laughs and Duchovny said, “I believe in that.” Tons of laughs… but it gets better. He asks, “Who are you dressed as?” “Link.” Cheers and laughs from the audience. Duchovny looks at the dude for a full 5 seconds or so then goes, “Who?” At this point Gillian breaks in and goes, “Is this a fetish?” Laughs and a mumbled something about the internet from Link. Then an awkward silent pause and Gillian asks David, “What do you believe in?” And David says, “I thought we had circumvented that…” - Will Krycek return? Audience member, “I know he’s lost arms… but is he really dead or will he be back?” Duchovny interjects, “He’s got that tea bag dipping hand…” then imitates it for a long time. “I can go all day!” Carter: “We are keeping a secret and I think you’ll all appreciate we are… about who all is going to appear in the movie, besides David and Gillian, of course… So, I’ll just say to you… nobody’s really ever dead in The X-Files.”

I can’t tell you guys how big the audience was for this. I think you’re going to see all these closeted X-Philes come out and freak everybody out come July. The panel was great, everybody was laid back and funny. They left saying that they feel vindicated with the huge audience and reception. They believed the fans were still out there, now they know they are. Can’t wait to see Mulder and Scully again! -Quint quint@aintitcool.com



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  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:05 a.m. CST

    I see...

    by Quint

    The trailer leaked... but for those not awake at the asscrack of dawn and who miss it when Fox legal sends their hounds after everybody who even looked at it, this'll be left over... like a transcript of what was...

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    First. British. And awake.

    by JimmyCrackWhoreAndIDontCare

    Trailer looks snazzy.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:18 a.m. CST

    i so look forward to this

    by sevl

    it kinda feels like the right time for this movie, and i'm really pumped that the chemistry between duchovny and anderson seems to be that good...

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:20 a.m. CST

    Damn it, third!

    by technosnob

    Why in God's name do I care what order I come? Anyway The last season was awful, but I still can't wait to see them again.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:29 a.m. CST

    Fourth?

    by football

    Sorry, couldn't resist it. Back to the topic... hopefully X-Files 2 will be more than the first movie. Though I don't hate the first one, I can't say it went anywhere. Fingers crossed that this one does!!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:33 a.m. CST

    Gillian Anderson looks good....

    by FlickaPoo

    ...I mean GOOD. And that's all I have to say about that. For now.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:48 a.m. CST

    You're saying there was a dude dressed as link from Zelda?

    by vini77

    LMFAO

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:53 a.m. CST

    Damn good work AICN!

    by EvilGeek1

    I'm very pleased at that trailer. I agree with Quint. It really got those juices flowing. The very look of it got me excited. And it didn't give anything away. We only got a glimpse of what's to be. Not like those retards who put the whole premise and outcome into two minutes, killing every urge to see the damn movie! I'm rambling, but I'm so fucking happy! X-Files! Oh and fuck all haters. Fuck you all in advance! You have no sense of loyalty and you use the internet to hide your inadequacies and appear superior amidst your unknown and non-caring peers. Go back to your bestiality porn and leave this post alone! X-Files rules!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:54 a.m. CST

    Iconic!

    by pancomplex

    After seeing the trailer I can honestly say that I am looking forward to X-Files 2 much more than the return of Indy.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:56 a.m. CST

    Bad Blood

    by Batou

    I loved that Bad Blood episode too. When I saw "Tall Tales" on Supernatural, it reminded me of Bad Blood so much. Of course John Shiban wrote Tall Tales...

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:59 a.m. CST

    Is Skinner Back as well?

    by Frequency100

    Will we be seeing Mitch Pileggi as Skinner in the film? Anyone know?

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7 a.m. CST

    Favourite X-Files episode ever...

    by EvilGeek1

    Has to be Jose Chung's From Outer Space. Heheheheee. Jesse Ventura and the planet Venus...ahahaaa

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:02 a.m. CST

    X-Cops 2: Electric Boogaloo

    by Dr Gregory House

    Mulder and Scully are once followed by a Cops camera crew. This time, in the year 2012. They bust some 'greys' for making meth, nab some Mayan spirits drinking n driving with pot and meth in the car, harass some inbred mutant family fighting in the house, shoeless n shirtless....the usual.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:05 a.m. CST

    Did anyone ask about Gillian's 'pokies'?

    by Dr Gregory House

    I mean, Christ, anyone see the stills of her nips in that recent flick she did? I can't remember what the movie is called, but it should've been called 'Gillian's Nipples Save The World'. Damn!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:19 a.m. CST

    Scully sticks a gun up an alien's ass in this

    by Spoiler_Man

    Apparently

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:24 a.m. CST

    Last King of Scotland

    by GrubStreeter

    Anderson is only in the first 1/2 hour of this, but she looks damn good while she's there. Highly sexy lady.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:28 a.m. CST

    Shit, Anderson looks good!

    by kwisatzhaderach

    And Mulder running in the trailer is cool. You can never have too many people running in trailers. I'm in.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:31 a.m. CST

    Cigarette Smoking Dude

    by screamster101

    He's gotta be back. Deep Throat also? CANT F'N WAIT!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST

    Anderson...

    by screamster101

    Oh yeah, she is looking mighty tasty. *wolf whistle*

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:37 a.m. CST

    the 'horror' episodes were the best

    by spider_neil

    I thought the alien conspiricy was boring as heck. episodes like 'toomes' 'darkness falls' were my favorites that's why I'm looking forward to this movie. chris carter has seen sense and gone back to basics.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:38 a.m. CST

    Gillian looks hotter than ever.

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I love that long hair.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:40 a.m. CST

    Speaking of Duchovny

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Okay guys, the misses wants a chick flick, and you don't. However you want to get some later. The solution is Return to Me. It's a non-chick flick chick flick.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    "Home" is the best epi ever..

    by screamster101

    Those Peacocks sure no how to party! Bring the Peacocks back in XF2!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:47 a.m. CST

    I was never a huge fan of Gillian Anderson...

    by DanielKurland

    in terms of attractiveness, but she looks amazing in those pictures.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:50 a.m. CST

    You don't know what it's like Agent Scully...

    by Some farts really stink.

    ...to be a mother - and now she DOES. Scully can stick her sexy little tongue out at the Peacock mama now. Brilliant! Peacocks rock. Bring 'em back!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:53 a.m. CST

    beautiful beautiful

    by ScaryJim

    Can't wait for this. Recently watched the entire series in a couple of months, yeah the last 2 seasons were pretty awful but I think I must have missed a few seasons before that first time round- classic telly till season 8. I had it in my head that it kind of lost it after the film. I liked the funny episodes alot more the second time round, I always thought they were a waste of an episode when I was an angsty teenager. Me and the Mrs used to watch Supernatural even though we both appreciated it was cack, now after watching X files again we can't even do that - Scary just got stupid.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:55 a.m. CST

    Gillian

    by Pipple

    Marry me

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:03 a.m. CST

    all this talk of best episodes ever

    by Charlie Murphy

    and i don't think i could choose. there's a couple runs in season 3, 4 and 5 that are unbelievable. i love the episode where the day endlessly repeats. i have a soft spot for one of the early season 7 episodes in the fast food restaurant. the vampire episode. X-Cops. the season one finale (was that a baby fucking alien?!?!) but as much as i love the show i must admit i've never been able to watch every season 9 episode. i have the dvds, i've tried a few times, but i just can't do it. not because of some insane loyalty to mulder and skully (i really like season 8, probably more than most), but just because... it's just not that good.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:10 a.m. CST

    Ain't it Cool News? Hella YEAH.

    by Yeti

    Great post!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:36 a.m. CST

    lame

    by ur-vile

    No word about any potential Millennium tie-ins? Did I catch the end of that trailer correctly? It's out in a couple months? holy crap.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:41 a.m. CST

    FAN-FUCKING-TASTIC

    by Outside

    I was looking forward to this after the stills posted in December but now my blood is surging. YES! YES!!! They're back! And Carter says more movies on the way! I may have to go take a cold shower after this!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:44 a.m. CST

    Definitely my most anticipated movie of 2008.

    by PVIII

    And what a great call on Bad Blood- x-files was great when it was poking fun at itself. I'd put Arcadia up there as one of my favorites too (where Mulder and Scully go undercover as the Petri's). The Anasazi 2 parter was also fantastic. And this was just so well done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QNX8NtMClU&feature=related

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:45 a.m. CST

    And I say to myself, it's so...

    by Osmosis Jones

    ....wonderful, wooooooooooooooooonderful...

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:49 a.m. CST

    The best eps were...

    by andyny29

    Humbug, Clyde bruckman, Bad Blood, Home(the peacock brothers and their mother who lived under the bed). I saw Gillian at the '98 New York X-files convention. She was very nervous for some reason but warmed up nicely as the show progressed. Very beautiful redhead.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:52 a.m. CST

    andyny29

    by PVIII

    At the Jacob Javits Center? I was there too, and still in high school - she must've been 5'1 - so tiny.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 9:03 a.m. CST

    Gillian Anderson is frankly, a fucking Goddess.

    by Gabba-UK

    and any male who says otherwise should really sit down and think long and hard about their sexuality. Forget about 3 on the finger scale, I'd cut my arm off if God would let me fuck her!!!! Oh.... and I'm looking forward to the movie too.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 10:10 a.m. CST

    I just rewatched Bad Blood the other day.

    by rbatty024

    I hope the excitement for this extends to non-geeks. I think Quint's right when he says Mulder and Scully are iconic characters, I hope the rest of the world feels the same way. I'm looking forward to seeing how their relationship has progressed since the end of the show.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 10:17 a.m. CST

    Marry me Gillian...

    by Christopher3

    You MILFtastic, gone-English, mainstream-bit-part-taking, UK-Lotto-exploitation-revenge-film-starring flame-headed cult-TV munchkin goddess you.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Conspiracy, I don't think this is a cynical cash in.

    by rbatty024

    Duchovny has his own show called Californication, which he just won some sort of award for (Golden Globe or something). I believe Anderson has been working the stage in England and among her other roles she starred in an adaptation of Bleak House and, more recently, The Last King of Scotland, which was pretty popular and won a few awards itself (although none for Anderson). They are consistently working and obviously making a good deal of money from X-Files residuals. I don't think they would even take the roles unless they felt they were well enough established outside of The X-Files.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 10:37 a.m. CST

    Excellent, excellent, excellent news

    by Aethyrr

    I'm loving this! Never thought I would be feeling like this but these are really exciting news. Looking forward to it!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 10:47 a.m. CST

    I wanna be her human shampoo!

    by farmercotton

    Okay, I know I'm going to sound like Prince Charles caught on an MI5 wiretap whispering dirty talk to Camilla Parker Bowles, but I wanna be her human shampoo! My god that woman is beauteous. She just gets better looking as she gets older. Not to mention being a damn fine actress. Why aren't the top directors licking this woman's dainty and pulchritudinous feet...begging her to star in their films? David Duchovney got that song written about him. Well, Gillian should have a whole bloody album!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 10:49 a.m. CST

    Duchovny & Nicholas Lea

    by JaPra

    Those are two men I salivate for. Nicholas Lea is one of the most beautiful men I have ever seen. I hope to see a shirtless Mulder somewhere in this film.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 10:51 a.m. CST

    Cynical cash-in or not

    by BrandonGK

    I'm going to see this, we haven't seen Mulder and Scully in action in nearly eight years and it'll certainly be fun to see them again.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 11:29 a.m. CST

    Approach with Caution

    by MajorMajorMajor

    I want to believe, but I'm going to approach X Files 2 with caution, and wait for the reviews. Like most people, I loved the first three seasons or so. And like most people, I abandoned it when it became clear that the writers were just spinning their wheels. Carter did the same thing with Millennium, which in it's third season flatly contradicted a lot seasons one and two. What can I say? I don't trust his writing. In an age where shows like Lost and Battlestar Galactica show what mature thoughtful science fiction drama can achieve, X Files seems like a step back.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 11:33 a.m. CST

    Guys, if you love X-files, check out SUPERNATURAL.

    by Shermdawg

    Espececially season three. Torrent it, Tube it, or wait for the dvd. It's the best network sci-fi show next to Lost. And captures the spirit of Files perfectly.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 11:44 a.m. CST

    Ashok0

    by Shermdawg

    There are references to the overall demon mythology from the first two seasons, but the flashbacks before each episode does well enough to get ya up to speed. Like X-files, the non-mythology installments are where it's at, and this season, that's been the majority. Hell, there was a episode a couple weeks back that had the old Groundhog Day premise that Star Trek ran in the ground, and they made it tolerable.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 11:48 a.m. CST

    how I spent my Friday nights

    by aboriginal

    X-Files, pizza, a sixer and my buds . . . priceless

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    They could of asked better questions

    by Rufferto

    Is it a given this is taking place in the past? If so, I hope Cancer man is in it. It doesn't have to be about aliens for him to be manipulating events ominously in the background. They sure finished this movie quick! I assume they did because of Gillian's hair. I can't believe Carter wants to do a movie about the alien colonization. This is gonna be crazy.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Quint, You remain right about the trailers

    by wilsonfisk89

    There is a certain iconography that has to be respected and featured in trailers for properties like this, a sense of awe and wonder that modern trailers have often neglected. Honestly, true fans/geeks should be designing, or at least focus grouped, on the trailers. Rambo was another example, not too iconic, also most trailers these days give you too much of the film (lets not see Two-Face until we pay the money to see him on screen!)

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:02 p.m. CST

    The episode Feild Trip

    by Rufferto

    I always wanted that scene where Mulder kidnapped a gray to be real. It would of been cool to have him communicate to one telepathically rather then those ugly bounty hunter aliens. It sucked he never really did so during the series even when he was abducted.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    It's certainly better now than what it was.

    by Shermdawg

    Instead of just tracking down a demon that killed their mother and wrecked their normal family life, Season three is focused on a choice Jensen Ackle's Dean made in the season two finale, one that makes you question where the show might be headed, but gives it more weight than previous years. <br><br>It's mythology does not drag on like X-Files, and Lost, nor does it keep piling on more questions that may or may not be answered.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Trailers are becoming a forgotten art form...

    by alienindisguise

    save for a couple. It's getting to be like alot of the poster "art" where it looks like it was tossed together in 10 seconds. XF2 trailer sounds like it's alright but yeah, the Indy trailer...blah

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:05 p.m. CST

    X-Files was Best Panel

    by PacingPete

    These guys were so awesome, I was sitting next to someone who was just as stoked as I was, we kept looking at our watches during shutter saying please hurry up, I was so happy I got to ask my question. Btw, Gillian Anderson looks HOTTER then ever!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:08 p.m. CST

    I asked my brother about this show once.

    by Garbage

    During the first season, when I was a teenager, I came in and saw him watching it. I'm like, "What's going on? Why did that guy do that?" And he was all grumpy and said, "You had to have seen the first part." I thought he was just being a jerk (which he probably was), but after I saw a few episodes, I realized he was correct. The first full episode I saw was the first Eugene Victor Tooms one, alone in a large house. Scared the crap out of me, even more than Young Frankenstein did. As for the two actors, Anderson's wisely plugged away at non-mainstream roles, while Duchovny has done nothing. I'm guessing he thought Mulder would launch him into a thriving movie career, but he's forever Mulder. I'm guessing that he was eager to do this movie just to get himself back into the mainstream (his new show has gotten buzz, but it hasn't exactly set the world on fire). And I actually stopped watching the X-Files after about season three, so I guess I should shut up and stop pretending to be smart.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Can't wait for this!

    by reni

    I'm more excited about X Files 2 than any other movie this year. The first film holds up so well. It's like Parallex View & All The President's Men with Aliens. Infact it's a shame they had to include the show mythology in the first film. I've got complete faith in Chris Carter and his team. Can't wait!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:09 p.m. CST

    Speaking of trailers.

    by rbatty024

    One of the best trailers ever is the one for the first Alien flick. Absolute classic. It gives a sense of the film without giving away the details.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Duchovny makes 'Californication' (obv)

    by wilsonfisk89

    An otherwise self indulgent, hilarous mess of a show, is elevated to highly watchable by Duchovny's uninhibited performance. No, hes not a superstar, but hes a solid actor.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:19 p.m. CST

    Duchovny is the coolest actor around

    by Evil Hobbit

    His revival in Californication showed that as well. Can't wait for this!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:20 p.m. CST

    The Creepy Thin Man obiviously doesn't watch it.

    by Shermdawg

    Jensen Ackles has a fuckton of personality.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:26 p.m. CST

    No you shouldn't stack it next to Lost and X-files.

    by Shermdawg

    It won't reach that level of storytelling. Ever. But as fun genre show that harkens back to the selfcontained installments of Files, it scores. <br><br> It's more Buffy, and Heroes than a Lost.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:33 p.m. CST

    Frank Black

    by KoolerThanJesus

    So any discussion at this thing about Lance Henricksen's (Frank Black) supposed appearance in this movie? No one did creepy and scary like Millennium when it was at its best.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:50 p.m. CST

    BRING BACK X-FILES BUT ON F/X!

    by lynxpro

    Seriously...how about bringing back *X-Files* for a 13 episode series for F/X? Then it can be grittier than when it was on Fox proper. Even if it were on basic cable like that, it would be far more successful than that JJ Abrams rip-off that is currently in development.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 12:56 p.m. CST

    No to a new X-files series. Yes to Men in Black.

    by Shermdawg

    Specifically Jesse Ventura and Alex Trebek from "Jose Chung's From Outer Space".

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 1:21 p.m. CST

    Vince Gilligan should've been attached to this

    by skimn

    since he wrote some of the best stand alones. But, we still get Breaking Bad, which airs a new episode during the "last" hour of he Oscars tonight. Thats showing some balls AMC.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 1:58 p.m. CST

    I want to believe that XF2 will be good!

    by Zardoz

    This was a great panel and there was clearly a lot of love for everyone on the panel, especially Anderson and Duchovny. (duh!) They got not one, but two very long standing ovations by the audience. (something that no one else got during the day, that I saw) Yeah, I think Fox clearly knew what the audience was there for, so they changed the order of the original line-up, and put XF2 after Shutter. People were polite, and enthusiastic for Ando during that panel, but clearly everyone, myself included, were impatient for the REAL show to begin. (If the Shutter panel had gone on one minute longer, I sincerely think the audience would have rioted!) I love that everyone from XF came in directly from shooting the movie. Chris Carter claimed that he'd had "about 15 minutes of sleep in the last 24 hours." Everyone was just so cool, professional, funny and charming and it was a very special treat for the fans. Kudos and thanks to all involved! Now, please just make a good movie!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 1:59 p.m. CST

    Ashoko, you are high: M&S=Sam and Diane on Cheers

    by Zardoz

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 2:03 p.m. CST

    TheCreepyThinMan

    by Mister McClane

    You are spot-on skinny dude, keep it up.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 2:04 p.m. CST

    Fucking auto fill! Previous comment from another board...

    by Zardoz

    What I was going to say, was that Supernatural uses classic 70's AOR, rock and roll for the soundtrack, NOT punk rock, as you erroneously stated, Ashoko. And I love Supernatural, BTW. Is it perfect? No. But it's a damn fine ride: funny, scary and the best genre show of it's ilk since the hey-day of The X-Files. (sorry, to be singling you out today Ashoko, but you are clearly mistaken about some of your suppositions about genre TV!)

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 2:14 p.m. CST

    The original Shutter sucked...

    by Tourist

    ...So a remake can only improve things. Or be worse, but that would be pretty hard if you put some minimal effort in. The X Files trailer didn't really feel like anything. Similar to Indie Jones. Just a bunch of shots from the movie. It's nice to see them again, but the trailer just feels like a reel. You don't really need to pimp properties like these.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 2:41 p.m. CST

    This panel...

    by VinnyMac666

    was incredibly cool. Definitely the highlight of my whole weekend. (I was the dude who asked about 2012. And yes... his answer was very cryptic.)

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 2:46 p.m. CST

    X Files 2 - Beating the dead horse

    by skywalkerfamily

    Didn't the first one bomb?

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 2:59 p.m. CST

    Bringing back the X-Files is less ridiculous than...

    by rbatty024

    Rocky, Rambo, Die Hard, Indiana Jones and such. I'm not knocking those movie, I'm just saying that it's been ten years since the last movie and six years since the TV Show ended. I think it's a nice moment in time to bring back the franchise. Not too long where people really don't care and not too soon so that the bad taste of the last season still lingers. <p> Oh, and the first movie made almost $190 million worldwide. Not too shabby.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 3 p.m. CST

    Really 190 million worldwide?

    by skywalkerfamily

    I bet it made like 10 bucks in the U.S.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 3:13 p.m. CST

    Ashoko: Supernatural is definitely worth your time!

    by Zardoz

    Seriously, check it out. It's not a perfect show, but it's very fun and fairly scary, with good SFX and a very good mythology arc. Sure, some of the "monster-of-the-week" plots are "borrowed" from other genre movies and TV shows, and you can usually figure out where they're going, plot-wise, but it's very enjoyable. (lots of pop-cult, post-mod humor) And the mythology stuff doesn't string you along: you get answers, pay-off and resolution, unlike, say, The X-Files. (And they have a hot and sexy "girl-of-the-week" in every episode!) I really like the classic, AOR rock and roll songs. They must be paying a small fortune for the songs performed by the actual artists, instead of using some cheesy, cover-band rip-offs. Season 2 is where it really starts to gel, and Season 3 has been pretty kick-ass, so far!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 3:18 p.m. CST

    when in the timeline is this supposed to take place?

    by livahd

    are they gonna be running around with a baby, or is this gonna be like a lost episode from 98?

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 3:24 p.m. CST

    I really liked The X-Files on TV...

    by Zardoz

    but I got so frustrated with the mythology stuff, and I stopped watching after Duchovny left the show. The first movie was totally lame, and completely superfluous to the rest of the mythology. Seriously, NOTHING was added to the main plot of the show. You don't even have to watch the movie at all, just the TV show, and you would not have missed ANY vital plot info. The movie production was too rushed, (Carter admits as much during the Wondercon panel) squeezed haphazardly in between two seasons of the TV show. And I, like many people who watched the movie, have one burning question: just how the hell DID M&S get off of Antarctica? So, let's hope XF2 is a really great "monster-of-the-week" X-Files movie, one that completely ignores any lingering residue of the mythology from the TV show. Been there, done that, already!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 3:28 p.m. CST

    Ashoko, I agree, re: XF S7-9...

    by Zardoz

    and that's where I started tuning out for good...

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 3:37 p.m. CST

    Yeah, Ashoko, Supernatural is definitely worth your time

    by Batou

    John Shiban is a writer and Producer in it. When I first was it, it reminded me of XFiles Monster of the Week style. And that Tall Tales episode reminded me so much of Bad Blood. It is a very good series.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 3:50 p.m. CST

    LOL at link guy

    by BurgerKing

    Ohhhh convention nerds, gotta love em

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 4:06 p.m. CST

    Antarctica...

    by Zardoz

    Ha! Sounds funny. No, I missed those eps, I guess. After the movie came out I really only watched one more season, and then the absolute "final" episode, where CSM "dies" in a fiery explosion. ("dies" is in quotes because, as Chris Carter said at the Wondercon panel, "no one really dies in The X-Files.")

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    Poor show on not giving Shutter more credit...

    by drwilliamweir

    ... I've heard on very good word that it's actually an excellent film. The X Files has enough hype behind it, don't let things of worth slip through the net, AICN!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 4:08 p.m. CST

    I am SO FUCKING excited about this movie!!

    by shatterglass

    I never really watched the show when it was on cause I was young and it scared the bejeebus out of me, but my wife was a HUGE HUGE fan so she got me watching it and now it's my favorite show of all time. Needless to say, after Dark Knight this is my most anticipated movie of the year, hands down. SO FUCKING EXCITED!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 4:30 p.m. CST

    Gonna be a good summer

    by Jack Burton

    X-Files 2, Indy, Dark Knight, Ironman, Wall-E, lots of potential for greatness. I'm definitely looking more forward to this summer's lineup than last year's. The X-Files 2 will open big. The show has had several years to pull in new fans with the DVDs and despite the last couple of seasons, it IS one of the best sci-fi shows ever aired. The fans will come back and if they market it as a straight thriller without the mythology baggage they will get new viewers too.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 4:31 p.m. CST

    CGI PANTS! And did it have GUNS REMOVED

    by skywalkerfamily

    Where are the 100 guns removed talkbacks!!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 4:51 p.m. CST

    Now, if we can just get Joss

    by Scrolly

    Whedon off his ass and get a Buffy movie into production. I want the scooby gang back!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 4:55 p.m. CST

    CAN NOT WAIT!!

    by Space Disc Jockey

    2008 is going to be FUCKING INCREDIBLE!!! I want to believe, again.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 5:04 p.m. CST

    The X-Files 2 Movie Clip Trailer - 2008

    by deise69

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nHfPgWIDvAI

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 5:46 p.m. CST

    Yeah, this year is shaping up pretty well.

    by EvilGeek1

    And also I'm glad to see that the hating is down to a minimum. Anyone who hates the X-Files are not really people. IT'S THE PLANET VENUS!!!!!!!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 5:56 p.m. CST

    It does take place after the show

    by Rufferto

    Gillian Anderson interview on Youtube confirms it. Yes I'm posting twice. But for some reason that detail seemed unknown here.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6 p.m. CST

    Can anyone recommend a good movie theater in L.A?

    by EvilGeek1

    I might pop over for in July to catch this.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:03 p.m. CST

    YES SUPERNATURAL DOES KICK ASS

    by Charlie Murphy

    one of the most underrated shows on television... sure it airs on the CW, where everyone's a little too good looking and whose audience tends to lean towards fourteen year old girls, but creator Eric Kripke has crafted a fucking gem that no one knows exists. the first five or six season 1 episodes are entertaining but pretty basic, but the show kicks into high fuckin gear at episode 8 (Home) and never looks back. it airs after shit-fest smallville (a show i used to enjoy but now is an honest to god chore) and if you pick up the first two seasons on dvd, i guaran-fucking-tee you'll love it. shit, if i knew you personally i'd probably reimberse you if you didn't like it. that's how much i back that show. it's a shame Herc over in the tv section gave up on it so soon, because it would be right up the alley of most folks that frequent here. please, check it out from the start, give it ten episodes.it really is like watching the x-files in its prime, with its own mythology. jensen ackles is fantastic and jeff morgan, who plays the boys pops, kicks unholy ass. jim beaver is a recurring character, you may remember him as Mr. Ellsworth on Deadwood... the writing is ridiculously sharp, check out the usual suspects in season 2 guest starring linda blair, or the episode where the guys are locked in a bank with a shape shifter or, shit, the last two new episodes were fucking awesome. please, for anyone still reading this talkback, do this show a solid and check it out. thanks

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:10 p.m. CST

    With such compassion Charlie Murphy...

    by EvilGeek1

    I will watch this Supernatural and report to you, my findings.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:12 p.m. CST

    They're not feds anymore, are they?

    by I Dunno

    I don't even know if I saw the last episode.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 6:22 p.m. CST

    FREAKYLINKS!!!

    by spud mcspud

    Charlie Murphy - With you on SUPERNATURAL, that show surprised me in season 1 with how well made it was, and the backstory gets better and more complex by the season. God knows how Season 3 is going to play out, but damn if it isn't some great X-FILES-alike shit! And count those X-FILES alumni getting in on the SUPERNATURAL production staff... Great, great show.<P> But does anyone remember FREAKYLINKS? That show had some mad X-FILES vibes to it, but was also irreverent and funny as hell, and Ethan Embry was, frankly, fucking fantastic in it. And Lisa Sheridan, who should've been the next Gillian Anderson / the first Evangeline Lilly! Fucking goooooooorgeous! FREAKYLINKS was a tight, thoughtful, well-written, witty, engaging, kick-ass little show that, if it's not at least revived from the dead (which it won't be, as we live in a world where fucking GLOBAL FREQUENCY wasn't even picked up, after that fucking PERFECT pilot, so FUCK YOU WB!!!) SHOULD AT LEAST BE AVAILABLE ON FUCKING DVD!!! GET IT IN GEAR, STUDIO FUCKERS!!!

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:18 p.m. CST

    is gillian a pod person?

    by bacci40

    she hasnt aged a day since the last movie??? its not fair....just not fair

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:28 p.m. CST

    Frank fucking Black

    by Some farts really stink.

    Already. Damn.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:37 p.m. CST

    I always liked the Nazi episode . . .

    by SkidMarkedUndies

    that took place all in one shot. That was great cinematography.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:56 p.m. CST

    SkidMarkedUndies

    by EvilGeek1

    Yeah! Bermuda it was called. Love the scene with Scully and the Lone Gunmen.

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 7:57 p.m. CST

    Ando's absurd hair second season hair

    by JackieJokeman

    typifies the problems of Heroes s2

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 8:38 p.m. CST

    gimme XFiles-GoodEnd, or i'll pass

    by BetaSword

    if they're giving me a good end for X-Files2, i might be up to it. So: gimme an Ending that doesn't say: All that happened in the Series before wasn't a big useless shit, like the First Movie did(Luckily, i've never gone to Cinema for that, but i watched it on TV, but got really pissed about that Ending, rendering the whole Series totally useless)

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 9:07 p.m. CST

    The Arclight theater in L.A.

    by Zardoz

    is pretty freakin' sweet! Restaurant and bar and reserved seats! (but pretty pricey, too!)

  • Feb. 24, 2008, 9:16 p.m. CST

    Kim Manners directs a lot of Supernatural episodes

    by Zardoz

    so, if you like The X-Files but aren't watching Supernatural, well, you're crazy!

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 12:21 a.m. CST

    Gillian loookin' gooood

    by SlickyVonBoner

    and Moulder too. How long has that show been off the air.. like 10 years.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 12:33 a.m. CST

    I'm also a *Supernatural* fan...

    by lynxpro

    Not only does it have an X-Files vibe to it, but also a Kolchak one too. They even paid tribute to it when they had to battle the Indian monster, although it wasn't as scary of a monster as it was back on Kolchak.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    I still want a Millennium movie...

    by Sledge Hammer

    Yeah, I know, never gonna happen, but still a Frank Black film to tie off the character and series would have been pretty sweet. Then again, how many of us thought this was never gonna happen, so you never know I guess...<p>Oh, and yeah, Gillian does look good...

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 1:20 a.m. CST

    Cerulean Blue (a thesis)

    by rodcone

    My friends gave me the collector's edition for Christmas, and I'm just now about halfway through season 8, which has its flaws, but is still better than most of the crap on tv today (lost and bsg notwithstanding). Most people want to blame the degradation of the show on Duchovny leaving, or that the show had just worn itself out. But after watching hour upon hour, I have a different theory. Near the end of season 6, Carter and Co. made an excellent episode called Monday, which was kind of like the x-files mashed up with groundhog's day. Great episode. I remember watching the teaser stoned in college, mouth agape at having witnessed Mulder and Scully's apparent demise by explosion. But they did something on that episode which they had never done before, which is put our favorite agents into an incident that had nothing to do with an x-file. And here's where they screwed the pooch, because after this ep, Carter and Assoc. started using this formula more and more, to the point where Mulder and Scully (and Scully and Doggett) weren't actually involved in the episode, they would just constantly be 2 steps behind the action, commenting on it like a goddamned Greek chorus. The reason the best episodes scared and intrigued us so well was because the action that took place actually happened to our heroes, who we cared about, and not the stupid fucking snake handlers, or the high school kids who could run fast, or Chuck who came to fuck and his brother with the x-ray eyes. Here's hoping that they have not fallen into the same trap with the new movie. That being said, I've already jerked it twice, just to the idea of the movie coming out. Thanks for your time and patience, those of you who made it this far...

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 3:44 a.m. CST

    I guess I'm not people then

    by CrusherJen

    I used to be madly in love w/XF back in the day. In the early years, it was one of the most imaginative shows on the air. But the crapfest that was season 9 pretty much killed it for me. Barely coherent finale, Scully going from strong character to pining for Mulder and crying almost every episode, and the "deaths" of the Lone Gunmen (a real smack to all the fans who campaigned for year 2 of the spinoff and downright MEAN to boot) just left me cold. <BR>--I don't think Duchovny leaving hurt the show that much. I found Robert Patrick to be a great actor and he did the best he could as Doggett. I would have loved to find out more about his character and <i>his</i> take on the Files, the Truth, etc. The problem was, the writers weren't sure what to do without Mulder. If they had concentrated more on the X-Files themselves and the new characters, not getting bogged down with syrupy 'shipper nonsense and New-Conspiracy-Lite, I think year 9 would have been much better... and just maybe I'd actually be looking forward to this movie, instead of yawning. <br>As it is, unless the Gunmen are back alive and well, I'm not remotely interested in another movie. And yeah, gotta have Skinner in it too. <BR> If my views make me a non-person hater... :shrugs: so be it. Oh, EvilGeek1? The Bermuda Triangle ep was actually named "Triangle." (Not bad for someone who hasn't watched since the finale, huh? Oh yeah, I'm a geek. But I enjoy it.)

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 5:45 a.m. CST

    One Hundred and Forty Seventh!!!!

    by Daremo

    That's for all the "FIRST!" Fanooks out there.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 6:14 a.m. CST

    Thomas Veil...Gemini..whoever you bloody are...

    by Carl's hat

    C'mon Mulder, help him out will you?

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 8:14 a.m. CST

    I wouldn't say Supernatural isn't perfect

    by David Cloverfield

    It really is. For me it flat out kills every other show right now. This years arc is awesome. I still watch it with my former roommate and lots of beers. It's a hoot. I even like that it's not super popular, this way they can do whatever the fuck they want with the characters. And they usually do. (see Season 2 supporting cast)

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Joss Whedon...

    by Willowy

    ... isn't sitting on his ass. If you kept up with him at all you'd know that he's working hard on Dollhouse with Eliza Dushku, as well as Buffy Season 8 comics, which incidentally, rock harder with each issue. And Buffy ain't no "teeny-bopper" show. Get past the title, idjit.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 8:59 a.m. CST

    Loved the X Files...

    by Bono Luthor

    and am really looking forward to this. I was totally in love with Scully back then. I saw GA in a play in London a few years back and she is indeed very attractive. However, given her track record I think she would eat up most geeks and spit them out before they knew what had happened to them. She seems to be pretty fickle and unstable where men are concerned. I think she's a long way short of Scully. It looks to me like Chris Carter is banking on this being the first of several movies. Which makes sense, because it's not like he's really done much else.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 9:25 a.m. CST

    Never seen Anderson in anything . . .

    by Nice Marmot

    . . . other than X-Files, so I won't doubt her troubles getting back into character. But for DD to suggest he might have had the same problem is the funniest thought ever. All he's ever played, in anything, is Mulder. I love the guy though. For X-Files and his impersonation of Jeff Goldbloom on SNL. If you haven't seen that skit, you gotta find it. One of those celebrity jeopardy skits.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 9:40 a.m. CST

    X2: X-Files United

    by Diagnostic

    I hope this movie deals with mutants.<br>Although I have turned. I really am pulling for this movie to be good.<br> there were so many fun episodes of the series.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 10:27 a.m. CST

    Californication is great show

    by TheLastCleric

    I’m surprised more people haven’t watched the show. It’s interesting, funny, well-written and Duchovny is hilarious as a brilliant but lazy writer making his way through the labyrinthine minutia of the publishing and filmmaking industries.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 10:30 a.m. CST

    I DON'T RECALL GILLIAN ANDERSON LOOKING THIS GOOD

    by BringingSexyBack

    Much much better with long hair. If this movie showcases her tits and has some badass alien action, I'm there.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 11:37 a.m. CST

    SO ECSTATIC!!!!

    by Toulon

    I was DEFINITELY a huge X-Files nerd back in the day . . . even went to a convention out in here in California that was held in an old military airplane hangar . . . had Mr. X and Mitch and everyone, absolutely fantastic.<p>I'm really curious to know where we're picking up from . . . are Mulder and Scully together? Where's the kid? Did they get divorced and are forced to team up again (which actually could make for some GREAT dynamics, and be true to the characters)? Or are we just gonna pick up from somewhere in S7?<p>I'm in all the way no matter what, but it'd be great if they DID bring a lot of people back . . . absolutely CSM and Krycheck, but also the Lone Gunmen if they can make it work, and of COURSE Skinner will be there.<p>This is EASILY my most-anticipated flick for the year!! I CAN'T WAIT!!

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 12:28 p.m. CST

    Setting it record straight

    by kiracrave

    I may not be as excited as the rest of you about the movie, but I thought I should be fair to all the ladies out there. David Duchovney looks damn good and always has. So even though it will take about 300 more posts to even it out, I thought I should make the guys on the board feel a little bit inadequate for good measure. That is all.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 1:47 p.m. CST

    Let's see here... X-Files movie...

    by Kid Z

    ... crappy American attempt at doing Godzilla... Spice Girls on tour... teen pop groups on the rise... Grant Morrison writing crazy@$$ (but good!) stuff for DC... trouble in Kosovo... YEP! The 90's are back!

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 2:21 p.m. CST

    I don't want to jump to any hasty conclusions but..

    by earlfist

    1.bad blood is possibly the greatest episode of tv ever 2. Gillian Anderson is still superhot 3. Now I know they've dumped the mythology i can only say this is my must see of 2008 . Carter please don't screw this up. ( The first movie was actually pretty good)

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 2:31 p.m. CST

    Another vote for Goddess Gillian and other subjects

    by oisin5199

    For anyone to look that good after flying from an all night shoot. I mean most actresses need tons of makeup and stylists to appear in public. But you can't fake that natural beauty. <p> I do remember Freakylinks, was into it and sad to see it go. There was actually a Supernatural episode that reminded me of that show, with some 'ghostbusters' and an urban legend monster made 'real' because of hits on a website. I enjoy Supernatural now and it's definitely the only thing on tv close to being an X-Files heir (Miracles would have been a good candidate, had it lasted). But things were pretty sketchy for Supernatural's first season or so, with some really weak writing. It did improve significantly and it's one of my favorites right now. It certainly hearkens back to a time when a network would let a shaky show with a good concept stick around so it can develop and become awesome over time. Just like X-Files, Buffy and Angel. Nowadays, most shows don't get that chance. Cough..Journeyman...Ahem.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 2:39 p.m. CST

    David is not a movie star.

    by skywalkerfamily

    What was his last film. I can't remember.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 2:50 p.m. CST

    I want to put in Gillian Anderson's butt...

    by BLIND ALBINO PENGUINS

    That is all.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 3:17 p.m. CST

    Alex Krycek

    by Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

    is he going to be in this? because that would rule.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 3:27 p.m. CST

    so i just read it...

    by Dr. Stanley Goodspeed

    ignore me.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 6:07 p.m. CST

    Another vote for Supernatural here...

    by Fist Dirtbox

    First season is kinda "X-files"-lite, but it picks up pretty well after the midway point. Season 2 was a big step up, and the sadly truncated (due to the writers strike) third season has been flat out excellent. It really is the natural heir to the X-Files and Millennium. Although its tone is (generally) lighter, the unfolding "big" story-arc is as dark and heavy as in the Carter shows, and best of all actually develops... Its not just a cock-tease, where every week you are promised answers but only get more questions and layers of obfuscation.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 6:40 p.m. CST

    What drug was chris carter on during that panel

    by cpt. tim

    guy wasn't acting right. i'm guessing amphetamines and about 48 hours of no sleep.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 7:39 p.m. CST

    Isn't Supernatural rumored to be cancelled?

    by lynxpro

    I checked out the CW's official MySpace page, and there were fan forums with people calling for a boycott over the CW due to an as-of-yet-to-be-announced cancelation of *Supernatural*...

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 8:20 p.m. CST

    CW would have to be insane to cancel SUPERNATURAL now.

    by Shermdawg

    Without Smackdown, and the future of Smallvile in question with UNSOCIABLE HAMMER's departure, it'd be pretty stupid to axe it.

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 8:33 p.m. CST

    Here's a bit of good news (from Wiki though)...

    by Shermdawg

    "On February 21, 2008, a 2-hour full night event of the series, averaged 2.90 million viewers from 8-10 pm. The fresh episode aired at 9pm, scored 3.23 million viewers; Supernatural rose to its second largest audience of the season, and best among adults 18-34 (1.4/4 rating), women 18-34 (1.4/4) and men 18-34 (1.5/4). It was the third most watched show overall, and the most-watched scripted drama show on The CW that week. "

  • Feb. 25, 2008, 10:41 p.m. CST

    Millinnium

    by KoolerThanJesus

    I'm still waiting for my confirmation that Frank Black and his partner Laura Means show up to help Mulder and Scully in this one under the guidance of Locke and Skinner.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    AICN EDITORS I AM BEGGING YOU!!!

    by ArcadianDS

    Please please please dont be stupid douches when the leaks are revealed about who is and isn't in this movie. I know you guys like to play stupid douchebags in your update titles, but just dont blow this movie for people. There are some seriously surprising cameos in this one (from what I'm hearing), and so help me god if you pull one of those stupid 'too clever for its own good' update titles that spoils them, I will set the armies of Anonymous all over this domain.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 9:39 a.m. CST

    @ KoolerthanJesus

    by ArcadianDS

    If Frank Black _IS_ in the movie, you wont even have to read the update. Somebody at this site will write "A Black Day for X-Files 2" as a title, and then in a fit of irony, will attach a spoiler tag to the article.<p> stupid douches.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 1:55 p.m. CST

    Welcome back CSM!

    by foofighter

    The return of Cigarette Smoking Man!!! Carter: “We are keeping a secret and I think you’ll all appreciate we are… about who all is going to appear in the movie, besides David and Gillian, of course… So, I’ll just say to you… nobody’s really ever dead in The X-Files.”

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 4:54 p.m. CST

    Nah foo...

    by Shermdawg

    ...he's probably referring to The Lone Gunmen.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 5:13 p.m. CST

    addictive

    by mad_taffer

    That's how I like to describe the X-Files. Never in my life had I actually been anticipating a week by week show, but the XF had some of the most intense cliffhangers. Also, remember that the show was saved by the net audience and didn't really get "popular" until it's move to Sunday night. I also would like to think that it made the studios look at sci-fi as marketable again. Everyone always talks about the best eps being Tooms or Humbug or Small Potatoes, but even episodes like Pusher (a classic for sure and probably one of the most shocking endings)endure after all these years. Anyone remember the ep in either season 5 or 6 with the photographer that took pictures of people that would die (it was Scully-centric).

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 5:16 p.m. CST

    and while i'm at it...

    by mad_taffer

    Aubrey, one of the most chilling episodes of the XF ever...including Home. It was storming when I watched that ep and it gave me absolute chills, very creepy.

  • Feb. 26, 2008, 11:01 p.m. CST

    Mulder and Scully's son?

    by Seth Gecko

    Not one person asked about Mulder and Scully's son. The little man has got to have some involvement in the sequel surely. For years Carter told us Mulder and Scully would never get cosy. This will have an ending which will have fans begging for more. Carter has spent six years thinking this up.