Lance Henriksen continues to delight fans and will star in tomorrow´s Castle 3×09 episode. Phile’s will love the anticipated X-Files plugs and the alien context. For instance, Castle intends to whistle the XFiles theme. XFiles fans will immediately know him as Frank Black from Millennium series and the XFiles episode of Millennium. Henriksen has a massive body of work, including favorite such as Terminator and Aliens. A resurgence in Frank Black fans has fostered a campaign to bring a Frank Black movie to the big screen.
Vince Gilligan is a legend in the X-Files world for his work creating some of the best episodes of the series. Pusher, Unruhe, Paper Hearts, Small Potatoes, Tithonus, Bad Blood and more were written by him. He co-wrote with Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, and others to write Memento Mori, Dreamland I and II, Monday, and more.
Of course, now his creative efforts go into Breaking Bad. Our friends over at XFilesLexicon.com reported a change in Gilligan’s writing process. Instead of going solo as he did in X-Files, his writing is now collaborative. An entire team of writers meet and decide what is in store for the the show.
Philes, what do you think? Think about how much Vince Gilligan added to the quality of The XFiles. Should Vince Gilligan bring those collaborative efforts to an XFiles 3 script?
Any Human Heart is releasing in DVD/Blu-ray and is now available for pre-order on Amazon UK. Unfortunately the US Amazon is not available yet. The DVD/Blu-ray is scheduled for release on Dec 27th, 2010.
The DVD/Blu-ray for Any Human Heart has some special features, such as set interviews with the main cast including XFiles’ Gillian Anderson and Tom Hollander. Anderson and Hollander portrayed the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.
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Join XFiles Universe is wishing a very Happy Birthday to Robert Patrick, who turned 52 on November 5. XFiles Universe brings you some of his many memorable images. We also invite you to click here to wish him a formal “Happy Birthday Robert Patrick” in our forums.
Photos from left to right, top to bottom: The Unit, X-Files, the John Doggett doll, The Black Waters of Echo Pond, Dale Gribble from King of the Hill (character likeness based on Robert Patrick), Robert Patrick on one of his bikes, Double Dragon, Lonely Street, Terminator 2, and Die Hard 2.
Some people have all the luck, and XFilesUniverse.com member ‘Beekiller’ may be one of them. Even though The Break of Noon has not officially opened, Beekiller got to attend one of the preview performances. Written by Neil LaBute and starring David Duchovny, the play tells the story of John Smith, the sole survivor of a terrible office shooting. During the tragedy, John claims to have heard the voice of God and later uses the media coverage to try to spread his new faith which inevitably changes his existing relationships and the world’s perception of him. Beekiller provided XFiles Universe with a review of the play.
The Lucille Lortel Theater in New York City where the play is performed “is very intimate, which allows the audience to really get drawn in to the story and the subtle movements and actions by the characters,” said Beekiller. In fact, as luck would have it, the theater was intimate enough that she was able to make eye contact with Duchovny during his opening monologue.
Duchovny’s performance was so skillful that Beekiller reports that she forgot that it was really David Duchovny (or Mulder or Hank Moody) on stage and was completely sucked into the world of John Smith. That is, except for a “phile moment” that happened when there was an X-Files shout-out during the play. Beekiller said, “(John Smith) gets irritated at his ex-wife and snaps out, ‘Sure. Fine. Whatever.’ I laughed. Several other people did too, but I think it was just because they found the line independently amusing.” Of course, X-Files fans would recognize this Mulder quote from Syzygy when he snapped the same words at Scully.
“He (John Smith) was so likeable, but clearly had a past,” Beekiller said. ”At some points you actually wondered if he was being sincere or if he was capitalizing on being the sole survivor of the shooting, and inventing the religious conversion. Honestly, the way he (Duchovny) played it, I think that both were true at various points in time. He risked playing a protagonist that was not necessarily a hero, and I always think that’s a ballsy choice, especially for somebody who’s made his living playing the nice guy.”
An actor herself, Beekiller said, “Screen acting and theater acting are simultaneously exactly the same and 100% different; I was afraid I’d be disappointed. But Duchovny’s really done his homework with The Break of Noon. Not only has his work translated beautifully to the stage, but he delivered a fully realized, thought-provoking character to his audience.”
After the show, Beekiller’s luck ran out. She waited for an hour outside the stage door in attempt to meet David Duchovny but never got the opportunity. Either he had a secret way out or was still discussing the evening’s performance. Beekiller hopes that there will be a chance to meet him after the show officially opens.
The Break of Noon officially opens on November 22nd and runs through December 12th at New York’s Lucille Lortel Theater. This is the only venue to see David Duchovny perform as John Smith since he is not expected to perform in the Los Angeles version that begins in January.
So I have to ask myself, why is FOX asking if we want a movie? I do not think this is a rhetorical question, I think they really want to know.
That means it is time for action. Philes, you need to follow this link to Fox All Access and give them the answer. YES! Yes, we want to see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Mulder and Scully again! Yes, we want to see a movie about colonization! Yes, we’d love to see our favorite characters back!
Make your voice heard!
**Edit: FOX All Access Facebook is asking if Chris Carter should write the script! Facebook folks, go here http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fox-All-Access/165263159779
During the interview with David Duchovny, the question was asked, “Will there be an XFiles 3 soon?”
Reading the translated version, Duchvony said, “It is being written. It looks just ahead for Fox, a little disappointed the relatively poor reception of the second movie. The error comes, I believe that the authors had strayed too far from the very roots of the series. Moreover, the film was released in summer. The third will be much closer to what the public expects, with government conspiracies, etc.”
XFilesUniverse.com will bring you news of the return of Mulder and Scully in XFiles 3 as quickly as we learn it.
Update (Nov. 7, 2010) Latino Review is reporting that they were in contact with David Duchovny’s representative, who denies that David ever made these statements. According to Latino Review, “She said Duchovny is not aware of any working script for X-Files 3. She clarified to LatinoReview that Duchovny actually said he would not mind working on another X-Files film and with actress Gillian Anderson again. And he was very proud of the previous two X-Files films.”
Now, does it seem strange that a denial would come through a venue that is decidedly out of the mainstream media? And that FOX All-Access is soliciting opinions about XFiles 3?
Update #2 (Nov. 7, 2010) Frank Spotnitz writes on his website (biglight.com) “I’m afraid I can neither confirm nor deny. I wish I could say more, but all I can say is what I’ve said all along: Don’t give up!”
Update #3 (Nov. 7, 2010) XFiles Universe emailed Gillian Anderson via her website as soon as the news broke about David Duchovny’s TVMag interview, asking for any confirmation. Today her website says, “Latest XF3 Rumor” and simply has a link to Frank Spotnitz’s comment on his website.
In an interview with France’s TVMag, Duchovny was asked, ”Will there be soon an XF 3?”
Duchovny responded, “It is being written. It looks just ahead for Fox, a little disappointed by the relatively poor reception of the second component. The error comes, I believe that the authors had strayed too far from the very roots of the series. Moreover, the film was released in summer. The third will be much closer to what the public expects, with government conspiracies, etc.” (translation from Google Translate).
Thanks to “Agent Extremis” for the heads up about the interview.
Halloween was the perfect evening for the premiere of AMC’s new series The Walking Dead, a show about a police officer and other survivors searching for safety in a zombie-filled world, based on the comic book series by Robert Kirkman. The show is written and produced by Frank Darabont (Shawshank Redemption; Green Mile) and also produced by Gale Ann Hurd (The Terminator; Aliens).
This is not your mama’s zombie show. The Walking Dead begins with a horrific scene of a child zombie shot by the police officer. The show contains plenty of adult language and graphic content, and scenes that will keep you on the edge of your seat while making your lip curl up in disgust.
The premiere episode centers on police officer Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln), who survives a near-fatal injury and awakes to a world filled with the dead and the zombie-fied. XFiles’ Laurie Holden (Marita Covarrubias) is Andrea, who was a civil-rights lawyer before the apocalypse.
Here is a Halloween XFiles video from Yellowbee. Enjoy!