Robert Patrick, well-known as John Doggett in The X-Files, is named Honorary Grand Marshall of “The Love Ride 2010″ to benefit Autism Speaks. This charity event returns after a one-year break due to a poor economy. Robert Patrick joins Grand Marshall Jay Leno.
For $100 you can buy a ticket to participate in The Love Ride on November 7 through the Malibu Hills. Hurry though, this year the benefit is capped at 1000 riders.
Since its inception in 1993, The X-Files has opened our minds to government conspiracies, alien life, and unexplained phenomena. Nine seasons and two feature films later, The X-Files is still considered one of the most iconic television shows of the 20th century.
Erica Fraga is the author LAX-Files, which is a unique treasure for philes. LAX-Files details the most popular Southern California X-Files locations, including William’s birth place, the mansion from How the Ghosts Stole Christmas, and the Federal Building from Fight the Future.
Fraga says, “Join over 40 Los Angeles fans, cast, and crew members, including Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, R.W. Goodwin, and Laurie Holden, as they share their behind the scenes memories – some never before told – of working on The X-Files: Fight the Future, and Seasons 6 – 9.”
Fans of Fraga’s Facebook page, LAX-Files, have followed her journey to bring this book to publishing, even after negotiations with FOX failed. Despite hurdles, the book is nearly complete. Fraga has a new cover for it and an official copyright letter. Beta readers are enthusiastic.
This fan made book is dedicated to the memory of the late and great television director, Kim Manners. Manners is known for his prolific and emotionally captivating work on Booker, 21 Jump St., Brisco County Jr, Simon and Simon, The X-Files, and Supernatural.
All of the books profits will go to the American Cancer Society, the charity of the Manner’s Family choosing.
Most people involved in the X-Files fandom have a life that may seem a little mundane. XFilesnews.com’s editor-in-chief is the exception to the rule. Avi Quijada is a student at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles. As part of her thesis work, she is creating an independently made film entitled Just Like Her. And Mark Snow, well-known as the composer of The X-Files scores, is composing the music for her film.
Mark Snow got involved in Avi’s project because of his association with the XFilesNews.com. Avi said, “I presented him with the project and he was pretty keen on it, so he agreed to be part of it.” Once the film is completed, it will compete for admittance at festivals such as Sundance and Tribeca, then into distribution.
Thesis films typically cost $30,000-$65,000 to make. Naturally a college student must secure funding. Donations for the film can be made through the movie website at http://www.justlikeher-themovie.com/index.html. Any donation amount is appreciated. After the film in completed, it will compete for admittance into film festivals such as the world-famous Sundance or Tribeca, then go into distribution. After graduation Avi hopes to join the ranks of famous AFI graduates Frank Spotnitz, John Shiban, and Bob Mandel.
Just Like Her is the emotional story of Audrey, a young woman who return home during the Thanksgiving holidays four years after her mother committed suicide. She must confront her inner demons, resulting in a physical and emotional battle involving the entire family.
As any X-Phile knows, Cigarette Smoking Man played an integral part in the mythology. He unfortunately was a victim of the mass extinction of characters during season nine and unlikely to appear in a colonization wrapup during X-Files 3. Chris Carter has said that no one is ever really dead in the X-Files, but it does seem difficult to return from death by missile.
However, you can enjoy this retrospective of “The Life and Times of CSM” by TheGlassShadow.
If you tried to access XFiles Universe during the night yet could not, you saw the result of “unexpected maintenance” from our webhost. I apologize for the inconvenience.
Henriksen may be best known to philes for his role in Millennium and for his guest appearance in The X-Files. Renewed interest in the character has resulted in rumors of a possible Millennium movie and a vidding contest for Back to Frank Black. In addition to his movie work, Henriksen provides the voice of “Lockdown” in the animated Transformers and is featured in Verizon Droid telephone commercials.
Anyone traveling to Seattle knows that Pike’s Place Market is a major tourist attraction. Succulent fruits, vine-ripened veggies, fresh fish, savory food, arts, crafts… and treasures for X-Philes, too. XfilesUniverse.com’s JeSouhaite discovered Golden Age Collectibles during a recent visit to the market. Inside were scripts from the pilot episode and for Fight the Future, quality photos of the X-Files cast, and F.B.I. badges for Mulder and Scully. It appeared that the store had virtually every X-Files comic book ever made.
Even better than the merchandise were the stories from sales attendants inside the store. Je Souhaite reports, “She said that Gillian Anderson herself had come into the store many years ago when the show was filming.” Apparently, on that day, Gillian was going incognito with a hat and big sunglasses. The shopkeeper stated that they were certain to maintain respect for the stars that visited their shop, even though it wasn’t easy when Gillian was in the store.
Just in case you are wondering, JeSouahaite invested in a Pilot script for a mere $15. And if you are in the area, the store is located on the lower floor of the Pike Place Market. Je Souhaite says, “It may not be easy to find, but you’ll have fun searching for it… of that, I have no doubt!”
Today is seventeen years since the X-Files premiered on FOX. Amidst all of the episode rewatches or X-Files parties you may attend, consider sitting down and writing about your love of the The X-Files. XFilesUniverse.com member Alisha (Lish31) has started “The X-Files Fanbook Project” with the purpose of amassing an extensive essays from fans about their passion for The X-Files and as a thank-you for those who gifted us with this epic series.
The 8th Worldwide Phile Video is released today by Ada Piper, the talented vidder who is also a member of XFilesUniverse.com. Watching this will bring delight to your day!
And if anyone says that X-Files is just a show from the 90s, with a fanbase made of people caught in a time warp, show one of Ada Piper’s videos to them. The Worldwide Phile Videos are proof that the fandom is young and strong!
Watch all the way through the credits. Ada Piper kindly credited XFilesUniverse.com with a screenshot at about 3:44!
September 10, 1993 was the premiere date for The X-Files. Coincidentally, this year’s anniversary even falls on a Friday night, which is when XFiles originally aired. Seventeen years ago, we met Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, and began a journey through the most thrilling tv seasons that television had to offer. Trust No One and The Truth Is Out There became household catchphrases, ‘msr’ and ‘ust’ became common terms, and nine minutes became a significant reference of time. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson became sex symbols world-wide.
Take a walk down memory lane and enjoy these clips.
Here is Chris Carter explaining his thoughts about the series:
And here is the original promo for the series.
This is a deleted scene from the X-Files Pilot episode, showing us Scully’s boyfriend.
Thursday, September 9th we will meet in the XFilesUniverse chatroom at 9pm Eastern to watch the last two episodes of Season One.