The X-Files Gillian Anderson has been cast as the lead in a new conspiracy series from NBC. According to Reuters, “The pilot concerns an international conspiracy that pulls in Washington’s most powerful players.
An unlikely puppeteer brings everyone from CEOs to The President of the United States to their knees by threatening the things they hold most dear. Forced together by dire circumstances, these power brokers, the FBI and a rookie secret service agent must unravel the mystery to take back control of their lives.
The project comes from 20th Century Fox Television.”
We celebrate that Anderson will appear on American television again, but we must ask why Fox can’t see fit to bring Anderson and David Duchovny back together for a mini-series or a movie ?
For our viewing pleasure, we’ll watch Scully and Mulder in
1. Leonard Betts
2. Memento Mori
3. Small Potatoes
The X-Files was featured on the FOX Anniversary Special. David Duchovny (Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Scully), and Chris Carter were featured. Watch the youtube clip to see it!
Those who tuned in were treated to seeing X-Files on Sunday night again, if ever so briefly.
Gillian Anderson attended the Titanic Memorial Gardens ceremony to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The memorial garden features the names of more than 1,500 victims of the disaster etched in bronze.
Reportedly, Anderson (The X-Files) is in Belfast in preparation for filming the BBC drama “The Fall,” which will air on BBC Two. Anderson plays a detective brought in to solve a serial murder spree.
Fans can bid on a set visit for “The Fall” and watch the filming of the series. The set visit may take place either May 21, 22, or 23. Proceeds go to Neurofibromatosis, Inc. Check out the auction here.
Whetting our appetites for more, FOX has released photos from the anniversary special that will air April 22. As always, David Duchovny and Chris Carter look wonderful. The two, along with Gillian Anderson, will appear on the special.
Anderson and Duchovny together again on FOX is almost a dream come true. Instead of an anniversary special though, XFU would love to see Duchovny and Anderson together appearing as Mulder and Scully.
Come on FOX, give us a greenlight!
AN AUDIENCE WITH GILLIAN ANDERSON -
Saturday 7th July 2012
1. Where There’s Smoke : Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man by William B. Davis — Chronicling his own life and times, William B. Davis of The-Files, discusses his loves, losses, hopes, fears, and accomplishments in this unique and engaging autobiography.
2. We Want to Believe: Faith and Gospel in the X-Files by Amy M. Donaldson — an “intelligent look at the iconic television series and the search for truth.”
3. LAX-Files by Erica Fraga — Behind the scenes with the Los Angeles cast and crew, plus raising funds in memory of Kim Manners.
4. An X-Files Phone Cover!
5. Moby Dick (2011) with Gillian Anderson, Ethan Hawke, Donald Sutherland, and William Hurt.
Last, consider an Amazon Prime Membership for free streaming video. Imagine watching all of The X-Files, any Gillian Anderson movie, any David Duchovny movie or series, and more – all for the cost of the prime membership!
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.
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!