When the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami devastated Japan, Megan Nochi knew she wanted to help. She also realized that X-Files fans across the globe would want to be involved. Thus began the idea that developed into “X-Philes for Japan.”
The fundraising effort quickly got started with Nochi reaching out to other X-Files websites, forums, and fans and organizing giving through the Japan NGO Earthquake Relief and Recovery Fund. A stay-at-home fundraiser was next, with fans donating money while joining in an X-Files viewing party. In Australia, a mock shopping spree was organized where fans “bought” items from the show, such as Mulder’s Alien Autopsy video. The piece de resistance came about with the notion of a worldwide fundraiser that would appeal to many. And with that, Nochi drew on her Japanese heritage and began to create cranes to auction for charity.
Cranes are an ancient Japanese symbol from a legend which promises that anyone who folds a thousand origami cranes will be granted a wish by a crane, such as long life or recovery from illness or injury. Nochi created cranes that were works of art for cast and crew of The X-Files to sign.
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish, Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Sheila Larken, R.W. Goodwin, Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood, and Tom Braidwood autographed cranes to be auctioned.
After an eBay auction, the cranes raised over $1300 to benefit the rebuilding of Japan. Kudos to Megan Nochi, a real life hero!
Watch the video from ZaimokuWoodpile to hear from philes in Japan in this heartwarming thank you to Nochi.
Neville portrayed “Well Manicured Man,” a member of the Syndicate. The recurring role quickly engaged viewers, and the character’s last words were “Trust No One” before dying in a car explosion. Neville appeared on The X-Files from 1995-1998.
Philes worldwide are encouraged to tweet @20thCenturyFox with the hashtag #XF3 and tell them why you want a third movie.
If you want to tweet and times are not convenient, consider using “Future Tweets” )http://futuretweets.com/). This free web service allows you to schedule when you want tweets sent.
No excuses! Tweet Tweet Tweet and let’s show FOX that XF3 must happen!
PBS’ Primetime in America is a four episode series about the archetypes of storytelling in television. This Sunday the archetype is “The Crusaders” and features The X-Files. Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson (Scully), and Vince Gilligan are interviewed for the show.
Also featured in this episode are stars from “24,” “Dexter,” “Homicide: Life on the Street,” “House,” “Mash,” “The Shield,” and “The Wire.”
Check local listings. The show is scheduled in most markets to air at 8pm Eastern.
Happy Birthday to Frank Spotnitz!
This script has been autographed by Mr David Duchovny AND Ms Téa Leoni!!! It comes with a “certificate of authenticity” to verify that the script and the signatures are the real deal.
This item has been donated and signed especially for this auction. All proceeds will be donated to UNICEF USA.
Start saving those $$$$ and get yourself or that special X-Phile Phriend an awesome gift.