Best of all, Chris Carter is executive producer of the series! Joe Harris is the writer, and happens to be a long-time fan of the show. Michael Walsh is the illustrator, and this artwork looks fabulous! Mulder and Scully look gorgeous!
Read the exclusive article from Comic Book Resources HERE .
The storyline starts after I Want to Believe
Pileggi had this to say about AD Skinner and a potential XFiles 3: “I think that he’s a very principled man, and I think that he should continue on with what he’s been doing. He believes in who he is and what he’s doing, obviously, because he put his career and his life on the line many times in support of Mulder and Scully.”
Watch the entire 10 minute interview HERE, and hear what Pileggi has to say about his love of Sci-Fi, Dallas, I Want to Believe, and XFiles 3.
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!
The internet continues to buzz with talk of X-Files 3, but alas, there is still no commitment from FOX. According to IMDB, “Anderson told The Sunday Herald Sun: “I think that if we were to do a third one, it would answer a lot more of those questions and maybe also have something to do with aliens, which is ultimately what people want to see.” She added: “David [Duchovny] and I have been very vocal about the fact that if Chris [Carter] or the studio were to come to us to do another one, we would do it.
Joblo wrote this week about his dream movie version of XF3: A stand-alone alien movie with the Mulder and Scully of old…Mulder the believer and Scully the skeptic. He also calls for an outside director to up the ante, and quality special effects.
What is your dream for X-Files 3? Click the link to go the forum and start wishing! http://xfilesuniverse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=236&t=1906&p=48988&sid=546de99de28b1907177b4f8ea93b6861#p48988
Not many television series have fans who yearly celebrate the premiere of the pilot episode, or characters birthdays, or remain passionate about the series eighteen years after its premiere. The X-Files has the distinction of having long time fans dating back to the beginning of the series, while continuing to draw new fans who are just discovering the intellectual and emotional thrill of the series.
Today is one of those red-letter calendar days for a “Phile,” the term used for fans of The X-Files.” Eighteen years ago today, those who were fortunate to have FOX on their cable systems (it wasn’t until 1993 that FOX had seven nights of programming!) were instantly hooked by the Pilot of the series. This series was FOX’s first one to make it into Nielson’s Top 20.
The X-Files became a pop culture phenomenen, with catch phrases from the show peppering conversations, such as “Trust No One, I Want to Believe, or The Truth is Out There.” Red headed female detectives on future shows are often compared to Scully, as are characters who are hard-headed doubters. Mulder was known someone consumed with a quest for truth at the expense of everything, yet always ready with a quip. The banter between the two characters was an integral part of the show.
And of course, there was the sizzling chemistry between Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny as Mulder and Scully. Each week millions of viewers watched for a single touch that would indicate undying loyalty and love, while others were labeled as “No-Romo” and were afraid that a romance between the two would cause the down-fall of the show.
The X-Files has episodes considered some of the finest in television history. Clyde Bruckman’s Final Repose consistently is listed as one such example. Post-Modern Prometheus, Home, and others can be found on such lists.
The series has the distinction of a long standing ‘myth-arc’ or mythology, yet MOTW (Monster of the Week) episodes were equally outstanding. The comedic episodes, introduced in season two, became fan favorites though fans continued to love the dark drama found in the series. The show spawned a mini-series, The Lone Gunmen, and two movies.
A third movie, dubbed X-Files 3, by fans and journalists is rumored and eagerly anticipated. Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Frank Spotnitz, and Chris Carter have all referred to such a movie and indicated they are ready for production to be given the greenlight by FOX. With 2012 looming next year, the mythology of the series is perfect fodder for a new movie.
For this year’s anniversary of the premiere of the pilot episode, and also to show desire for a third movie, fans are joining in a Twitter campaign to post their desire for another movie. To join, use #XF3 to text.
To share your favorite memory of The X-Files, go to http://xfilesuniverse.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1867&sid=7d3e71335c36de5d46ba62eb6d11716a and post!
Anderson seems to have a full schedule, and hopefully today is one of well-deserved rest and time spent with friends and family.
Johnny English Reborn will hit theaters soon, Shadow Dancer will premiere sometime in 2012. Rumor is that she will appear in The Curse of the Buxom Strumpet and as Miss Havisham in a new Great Expectations remake. Of course, we all hope she will soon be starring in X-Files 3!
Calling all writers! X-Files Universe is pleased to present our annual Fanfic Contest!
Fan fiction explores X-Files 3, creates new X-File scenarios, and acts as an extension of the episodes and the mythology. Fan fiction fills in the gaps from the scenes and stories where we wanted more. Do a favor for your fellow phile: Write a story! Fulfill the need for more X-Files stories!
This year we have great prizes, judges, and an easy method to submit your stories. Last year, XFU’s fanfic contest was thwarted by unforeseen technical challenges. Those issues are fixed, and we are excited to read your submissions! If you submitted a story last year, please submit it again.
Awards will be given for the following:
1. The Ultimate Fanfic: The judges will be looking as the best-written and thought through fic from the finalists
2. The Ultimate Character Representation: The judges will be considering if the characters are consistent with their roles on the series
3. The Most Likely to be a Chris Carter Episode: The judges must think, “Chris wrote this.: The judges will be thinking along the lines of: Is this an unscreened episode?
4. The Most Original Fic: Judges will choose this fic for its original content, a new or unknown storyline, and its presentation
1. Romance – Relationships between the characters
2. Drama – Rooted in angst, conflict or discovery of various character traits and feelings
3. Comedy – Will provide a few laughs or smiles
4. Case File – A story that would have been a good episode
5. Action/Thriller – Keeps the reader on the edge of their seat
6. Alternate Universe – A story set in a historical or unusual setting
1. The competition is open to all fans and fanfic writers, except the organizers, sponsors and judges.
2. A writer may submit a maximum of two stories for the contest.
3. Each entry is eligible to win only one of the four award categories.
4. The competition closes on September 1, 2011. Award winners will be announced at the end of September.
5. Entries must be longer than 1000 words but less than 20,000 words.
6. Judges decision is final, and no correspondence will be entered into regarding the decision.
7. Judging will be based on a point system. Final point ratings for each entry will not be disclosed.
8. Prizes will be forwarded by mail. A complete prize list will be posted on the site no later than one month before closing date.
9. Winners will be notified by e-mail. Please provide us with a reliable e-mail address. If we cannot reach you within 72 hours of contact date for winning, the prize will be awarded to the runner-up.
10. Your entry must be submitted by e-mail to email@example.com, with the words “fanfic contest” in the subject line.
11. By submitting to this contest, the author agrees to 1) allow X-Files Universe to highlight or mention the story in a news article and 2) allow X-Files Universe to make the story accessible to for readers either on the XFU forums or the XFU Fan Fiction Story Archive.
How to Enter the 2011 Ultimate Fanfic Contest
1. Write, write, write! Write a new fic or send in one that you’ve already written.
2. All stories will be posted either on our fanfic forum and/or our Fan Fiction Archive. If your story is already posted with XFU, please let us know. (Note: Winners agree to be highlighted in a news story. See rules for more information on how winning stories will be promoted.
3. Submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words “Fanfic Contest” in the subject line.
4. Please make sure your story is submitted in a format that we can access, copy, and post: a Word document, text file or as the content of your submission e-mail.
5. At the beginning of each story, please include the following:
• Written By (please provide the your real name):
• Author name (please provide the name you want your fanfic published under).
• E-mail address: (Your e-mail address will not be shared or utilized for any other purpose other than this contest)
• Category: The category of your story will not affect the judge’s opinion.
• Time span or spoiler warning: Provide a time span for your story. Is your story situated during a specific season? If so, please let us know; it helps to give the reader some context. If your story provides spoilers for a particular episode, please list the episode name.
• Rating: Just like any movie rating, select one: G, PG, PG-13, R (no NC-17 please).
• Summary: A sentence summarizing your story.
The judges will be using a point system. Points will be awarded for each of the qualities listed below. Each quality may be awarded 0-10 points (with 10 being the highest rating).
• Character Representation
• Best Potential X-Files Scene
The Ultimate Fan Fic Winner will be the highest point total of all categories.
The Ultimate Character Representation Winner will be the story with the highest points in Character Representation.
The Most Likely to be a Chris Carter Fic Winner will be the story with the highest points in Best Potential X-Files Scene.
The Most Original Fic Winner will be the story with the highest points in Originality.
Grammar, delivery and story-telling will be factored into the scoring. Even if a story is exceptionally creative and tops the charts on a particular category, reading difficulty and poor story delivery will be taken into account during the judging.
Because the evening is sure to be a great hit, IBG will offer more tickets than the usual 50. A VIP package that features a meet-and-greet with Gillian Anderson will be available on top of the $5o admission ticket.
There will be wonderful conversation, behind-the-scenes memories shared, and of course Philes will want to know – is there any word on X-Files 3?
Tempus fugit! Really, where did the day go? It started early so I could print out my LAX-Files press pass for XFilesUniverse.com and represent the site that we all know and love. Traffic wasn’t so bad, considering the fact that AFI is located in the heart of Hollywood.
As I stood in the Mark Goodsen building I mingled with fellow Philes and heard some great stories. We shared our favorite episodes and all came to an agreement… X-Files 3 must happen! I met dedicated fans who came from near and far, some flying in from Colorado or Pennsylvania just for the event!
After enjoying the goodies that were provided by Mardy’s Munchies, we made our way into the screening room. Seven directors’ chairs lined the stage. As you saw in the updates, one had flowers on it and the others had water. We wondered and anticipated the arrival of the panel, and we watched some incredible fan vids. Then we saw a video with a message from Frank Spotnitz to remind us ”Dont Give Up!” Of course, this is referencing our hope that X-Files 3 is given the greenlight.
Before the Q&A began, an announcement was made and our hearts were slightly crushed. The mastermind behind X-Files, Chris Carter was ill and would not be in attendance. I later heard, though it was not confirmed at the time, that the special guest who was supposed to accompany Chris was David Duchovny. R.W. Goodwin and Sheila Larken also were unable to attend.
It turns out that the chair with the flowers was for Erica Fraga, the author and the organizer of this great event. The other chairs were for Mitch Pileggi, Darin Morgan, Jeff Gulka, Glen Morgan, and James Wong.
We heard great stories from the panel and the focus kept returning to memories of Kim Manners. You can read the updates on XFU for the funny stories, and we could see how much Kim was appreciated.
Mitch Pileggi shared that he was asked to read for the X Files 3 times. He nearly refused the third read until his manager insisted he go. But he was mad from the get-go, and didn’t greet anyone before his read. His anger came across loud and clear, and that’s when they knew what Mitch brought to the table, and AD Skinner was created. (Maybe 3 is the lucky number).
I’ve got to say the best part was when Mitch said that he was familiar with fanfiction and slash! He thought it was pretty funny, because he always wanted to play AD Skinner having a slight crush on Agent Scully.
Jeff Gulka talked about literally growing up while working on the XFiles. When asked of his fondest memory of the late Kim Manners, Gulka laughed and said being terrified of him yelling behind the camera. Other panelists spoke of Kim’s unique filming style and how they’ve seen his work being copied by current tv shows.
This of course reminded us that X-Files is still very much alive. Darin Morgan discussed how shows like Fringe try to attempt X-Files authenticity, but they were missing a key element: Chemistry. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson’s partnership carried the series in a way that cannot be recreated. Then he said that on Fringe, the question was always asked, “What would X-Files do?”
After the Q&A wrapped, the panel stepped outside where they hosted a very intimate meet and greet. Everyone was happy and willing to personalize their autographs by signing Erica Fraga’s LAX-Files (except for James Wong, who had a commitment and could not stay).
Mitch Pilleggi stayed longer than others and joked about the hysteria of some fans. He lauged and said he’s had girls crying and shaking while taking pictures. I then promised I wouldn’t cry if he took a picture with me.
I had a great time at this event. This is the first time I have ever attended something like this. 100% percent of the proceeds were donated to the American Cancer Society, in the honor of the late Kim Manners.
No announcements were made for X-Files 3. The only reference came from Darin, who said he’d like Flukeman to appear in a third movie, if one is made. But like Erica Fraga autographed, ”Don’t Stop Believing!”
Thank you to Erica Fraga and XFiles News for organizing the event of the year!