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How The X-Files Revival Betrayed the Original Series
 2019-03-22 15:53:10 ET by Jack Anderson

September 10, 1993. The X-Files' pilot episode airs on the FOX network, marking the beginning of a cultural phenomenon like rarely seen before, culminating with the release of the eponymous film in the Summer of 1998.

Originally, series creator Chris Carter envisioned a five seasons series, that could then transform into a movie franchise, similar to the Star Trek franchise at the time. Fortunately, or unfortunately, depending on the view from the fans, the series kept going on for two additional seasons. And then one more. And then one more.
But the series wasn't the same, suddenly replacing the rainy forest of British Columbia with the Californian desert. And even later replacing Mulder and Scully by new characters, John Doggett (Robert Patrick) and Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Still, the series had a massive 9-year run and ended up with a somehow satisfying series finale that marked a final chapter to the series.

After a failed attempt to revive the series on the big screen - a snowy movie dealing with pedophilia, released in the middle of the Summer, against The Dark Knight frenzy, the franchise was said to be dead. Until it wasn't!
Years had passed and with the 2010's, the world was ready for constant reboots and revivals, whether on the big or small screen.

Following a change at the head of FOX, The X-Files had again the privilege to be offered a new season (season 10), that started off with massive ratings. Because of the short season (6 episodes), the fans were left wanting more and got what they wanted, in the form of yet another season (season 11). While some fans were ecstatic to experience the return of their favorite characters Mulder and Scully, the ratings dropped significantly, to a point where the show seemed to have no future.

To make things worse, lead actress Gillian Anderson, announced in the middle of the promotional campaign that she would no longer play the character of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, putting the last nail in the coffin.

But things may change soon, as Disney has formally completed the acquisition deal of the FOX studio this week, now owning The X-Files, which meant a return of the series could be a possibility in the near future.

Meanwhile, looking back, X-Phile Demijan Omeragic wrote an in-depth piece on the revival, titled "How The X-Files Revival Betrays The Original Series", which he released today. In it, Omeragic mentions considering the revival as "an inexcusable disaster that should never have happened the way it did."
While you may agree or disagree with him, that is not the point. The point is that he wrote a complete and profound essay about his favorite show. The size of the essay and the implemented efforts are only a reflection of the strong level of love he has for a series that many are considering to be different from the others, if not above.

In his massive 24,000 words paper, Omeragic dissects the initial break-up situation from Mulder and Scully, the rape of Dana Scully, her disownment from her son William, the immortal Cigarette-Smoking Man, as well as the future from The X-Files.

We encourage you to read it and welcome any feedback. Agree or disagree, tell us below!

Here is the link.

And be sure to follow Demijan Omeragic on Twitter.

By lilly
i totally disagree, the revival was fun, original and scary. who wants to see the same thing over and over again? they created new things whilst being honest to the origin of the x-files. x-files forever! :msr:

By AlanHt
Its very very long but great. Agree with almost everything.

By lilly
[quote]AlanHt wrote:Its very very long but great. Agree with almost everything.[/quote] didn't you like at least a few episodes? the two darin morgan episodes were amazing!!! :flukie:

By brut85
He wrote a great article. And to say that two SPOOF episodes that make Mulder look like a dork were the best episodes kind of makes his point for him--that CC has pretty much ruined M/S and the fact he thinks RAPING DANA SCULLY is something that is good storytelling pretty much was the final nail in the coffin for me.

By lilly
[quote]brut85 wrote:He wrote a great article. And to say that two SPOOF episodes that make Mulder look like a dork were the best episodes kind of makes his point for him--that CC has pretty much ruined M/S and the fact he thinks RAPING DANA SCULLY is something that is good storytelling pretty much was the final nail in the coffin for me.[/quote] but ghouli was good! and also founder's mutation, and familar too.

By Syldana
[quote]lilly wrote:[quote]brut85 wrote:He wrote a great article. And to say that two SPOOF episodes that make Mulder look like a dork were the best episodes kind of makes his point for him--that CC has pretty much ruined M/S and the fact he thinks RAPING DANA SCULLY is something that is good storytelling pretty much was the final nail in the coffin for me.[/quote] [quote]but ghouli was good! and also founder's mutation, and familar too.[/quote] Yes, Ghouli was amazing

By Gruic
Jim Wong for the win !

By brut85
Ghouli wasn’t bad but do you pay attention? What’s the point of Scully grieving over William if in CC’s epic garbage My Struggle 4 she says he essentially wasn’t their kid? What trash. CC sucks...he’s worthless.

By Gruic
Not Mister Wong fault if CC destroyed his work on season finale. Ghouli is the end for me. My Struggle never existed.

By Jack Anderson
[quote]brut85 wrote:Ghouli wasn’t bad but do you pay attention? What’s the point of Scully grieving over William if in CC’s epic garbage My Struggle 4 she says he essentially wasn’t their kid? What trash. CC sucks...he’s worthless.[/quote] That's a good point. Ghouli was to me a true X-Files episode. It looked a bit like Colony, in a way that it starts as a typical X-Files investigation and you actually discover later that this is a mythology episode. Also, it was almost the first time in the entire revival that we go an insanely beautiful outside location! In the first seasons, Mulder and Scully would constantly investigate outside. In the revival, most of the action is taking place... in parking lots. But you make a great point, as the entire episode is based on Scully longing for her son. I still do not humanly understand how Chris Carter was able to scrap all of that. While I was always against Scully to be pregnant in the first place, you cannot simply disregard a major part of a character just because you want to do so. As Gruic told me many times, the writer has to obey his/her characters, not the other way around. Oh, and in a way you could at least understand Carter wanting to once and for all close the story-arc of the son, but, of course, one of the last images is the son still alive, in a really really dumb scene. And now I'm just remembering that Scully is yet again pregnant at 50-something. The level of maturity of the entire revival is near zero to me.

By brut85
Good response! And yes sometimes it appears CC wants to wrap things up, like the William storyline, but why does he then go make Scully pregnant again at 54? And the whole rape (YES she was raped CC!!) story is garbage. Not to mention in MS2 Mulder is essentially not utilized at all, and in MS4 Scully is relegated to essentially not utilized....does CC understand those were potentially the last times we ever see them. THEN throw in the fact GA acknowledged DD and CC knew all about the final scene with the new baby preview, but GA was not given the scene until the last minute? No wonder GA said she was done. How CC treats the Scully character is just an absolute abomination.

By DuaneB
I have a really frustrated feeling when I think about what was the possibilities filming back in Vancouver, whent I think how such a last chance it was for CC to write something good to end brillantly X files... And when I look to what he did, I feel it's like a waste. The feeling is bigger if I rewatch the early first seasons...

The X-Files Season 12 Is Here...
 2019-01-23 14:34:56 ET by Jack Anderson

X-Philes, the self-proclaimed admirers from The X-Files have been left with unanswered questions at the end of the 11th season from the hit FOX TV series. Unfortunately for them, lead actress Gillian Anderson announced that she would not be reprising her role of FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, leaving not many options for a continuation of the series.

But fans of the series are not giving up their quest to find the truth. Some even went so far as to create a virtual season 12 of the series. Simply titled "The X-Files: Virtual Season 12", it already contains four episodes, that you can already read on TVore and on their excellent dedicated Website:

Episode S12E01: "Resurgence"
Teleplay by Adam Silva & Valerie​ Kelly
Story by Adam Silva
Synopsis: Still reeling from the events of last season’s finale, Scully and Mulder face continued threats as both former allies and enemies reemerge.

Episode S12E02: "Moloch"
Teleplay by Adam Silva
Story by Adam Silva & Michael Little
Synopsis: Mulder and Scully travel to Boston and uncover the dark secret behind a string of mysterious disappearances.

Episode S12E03: "Graceland"
Written by Stephen Lovins
Synopsis: Entrenched in a delayed mid-life crisis, Mulder enlists John Doggett in a game of cat and mouse across the American South in search of the legendary Elvis Presley.

Episode S12E04: "Julieta"
Teleplay by Valerie​ Kelly
Story by Adam Silva
Synopsis: The fate of Monica Reyes is revealed as both her past and present collide.

Read the fanfics, post your reviews and be sure to visit the Virtual Season 12 site and add it to your favorites.

By lilly
yeahhhh, so cool!!! already reading the first one! great news!! the truth is out there!! :cow:

By The X-Files: Virtual Season 12
Thanks so much for the support!

By Gruic
Great. I'll read it as well. I already like the posters and the script format.

The X-Files: An Exclusive Guide of the Vancouver Filming Locations
 2018-09-18 12:08:55 ET by Gruic

There is always a lot to discover and process when traveling. This simple guide will, without any pretension, allow you to combine tourism and X-Phile quest by offering a route to visit Vancouver while enjoying some filming locations. I deliberately ducked some filming locations like schools or hospitals, for obvious reasons.

From Stanley Park to the Steam Clock
It's a safe bet that you will want to visit Stanley Park and Gastown in search of the Steam Clock. We will take Stanley Park as a starting point.
From Stanley Park, head for English Bay Beach on Beach Avenue to the corner of Denman Street. You will then find the little Morton Park, location of The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat:

Walk up Denman Street then turn right at Robson Street. Follow Robson Street to Robson Square, where Scully meets Reyes in My Struggle II:

Continue on Robson Street to Cambie Street and turn left to Victory Square, Home Again's main outdoor location. You will find on your right the famous arch where Mulder is investigating:

Walk a few more meters and ... that's it! You are in Gastown! The Steam Clock is yours. From there, if you still have some energy, you can go back to Stanley Park by W. Hastings to Hornby Street. This is the cross that served in My Struggle.

Cates Park : A must-see place

No need to be a fan of The X-Files to be overwhelmed by the atmosphere of this incredible place, so even if your family is not interested in The X-Files, do not deprive yourself or your family of this visit. The use of a vehicle is preferred because you will have to go to North Vancouver and head east to Deep Cove. There is a car park at the end of the road, right before Indian Arm. You are there ! Welcome to the peaceful Cates Park, where Margaret Scully remains:

But where is that good old X-Files?
It is still possible to visit cult filming locations from the first seasons of The X-Files. For example, you can go to Grouse Mountain after stopping at Cates Park, the place of the sublime Ascension episode:

Sadly, more than 20 years has passed and of course, almost all filming locations have changed so much that they do not really have any connection with the places fantasized by the fans. For example, it is always possible to see Frank Black's yellow house, but it has changed so much over time... to be honest, I made the choice of keeping the yellow house alive in my heart.
That said, there are still some places with an eternal atmosphere that will remain forever. The most incredible place for me is Buntzen Lake. Barely a few seconds spent here are enough to visualize Conduit or Quagmire. The ultimate location of the X-Files for me. An eternal beauty:

By Jack Anderson
Fascinating! What a trip. Thanks a lot for sharing, Gruic.

By kimmy
Great photos and I'm sure you had a memorable trip! I would have loved to have been to Buntzen Lake in a day with an atmosphere like this, fog, clouds. I think that's where the episode of Millennium "Lamentation" was shot, too.

By Syldana
I made my own pilgrimage in June 2011, a moment so moving and incredible, with the friends who accompanied me we were ecstatic in front of buildings, trees ... I saw the Mulder building, Scully, Skinner, Butzen lake, the forest, the hospital, the university that was being passed for the FBI building ... I want to do it again !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By Syldana

By Gruic
I remembered very well this picture. I started to speak about my road trip in Canada with you on LVEI after reading the topic of your journey.

By Syldana
And now your road trip dream came true

By Gruic
Sure thing: [url]http://slayersevolutionr.free.fr/divers/canadaxfiles2.JPG[/url]

The X-Files Turns 25
 2018-09-10 10:58:19 ET by Jack Anderson

Twenty-five years ago, on a relatively recent broadcast network called Fox (founded in 1986), viewers discovered a new TV series. Titled The X-Files, the series told the story of two FBI Agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, investigating paranormal cases in the search for the truth.

At a time where social media did not exist, the ratings were not great and the feedback minimum, but the series slowly started to create a following until it reached and became a worldwide phenomenon a couple of years after, culminating with the release of a multi-million eponymous Hollywood movie, often referred by fans as Fight the Future.

Today, The X-Files is made of eleven seasons, two feature films, a spin-off series (The Lone Gunmen) and a big list of merchandising products, from apparels to books and even audio episodes.

Not only that, but some of the crew from The X-Files actively continue to work today. For instance, even tonight, a new episode from Better Call Saul will air. Fans of The X-Files know all about Vince Gilligan and his groundbreaking success with the critically acclaimed series Breaking Bad. Better Call Saul writer Thomas Schnauz recently explained on Twitter that the way they craft an episode came from the way they used to work on The X-Files, with multiple yellow cards summarizing the episode.

The X-Files was released in an era where TV was considered a sub-culture. Production quality was not a major concern for most of the series at the time. What is interesting is that today, many actors are saying that the real work is taking place in the field of TV series, whereas the movie industry became very stereotyped - most of the Hollywood major films being films about superheroes. Netflix is just one example of the vast success of TV series in today's society.

Meanwhile, politically, some argue that The X-Files has become irrelevant. Some could argue exactly the opposite. Because, in a way, today's society has become what The X-Files was about. World leaders are giving new meanings to the truth. Truths are referred as in-genuine news. Perception has become reality. Elections are made from shadow government agencies from abroad and, as Fox Mulder would say, "we've never been in more danger."
What would Fox Mulder do in today's world? Would anyone listen? Or would he be called upon and ridiculed?

Once thing is certain, the truth is out there, and always will be.

By Gruic
25 years old. What an amazing journey and [i]The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat[/i] was the big party of that anniversary : "Do you know who I am? I'm Fox Mulder. I was fighting the power and breaking conspiracies before you saw your first chem trail, you punks." "It's time to face the facts, guys. This is the end of the X-Files. But maybe the point wasn't to find the truth but to find each other." We find each other, thx to The X-Files.

By danascully09
Pride to be a part of this phenomenon, thanx for this article <3

The Con is Out There
 2018-09-02 02:56:01 ET by Nicole Neece

Spooky Empire 2018, a horror convention held in Orlando, Florida, is slowly becoming one of the biggest X-Files reunions ever. Fans of the show, lovingly known as X-Philes, are reveling in the con's guest updates as more and more members of the cast are being added to the con line up. It's impressive enough to get the leads, Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, but the con is exceeding expectations and getting the dream X-Files guest list. Robert Patrick, who played John Doggett in seasons eight and nine, was the most recent addition and his addition officially completed the main cast of the show.

Let's take a look, actor by actor, at what X-Files cast members you can expect to see at Spooky Empire.

The first cast announcement was David Duchovny, known on The X-Files as Fox Mulder. Duchovny is also well known for his portrayal of Hank Moody on Californication and for his written works; Holy Cow, Bucky F*cking Dent, and 2018's Miss Subways. Duchovny was the first guest to have his own VIP Package available, along with tickets for autographs, solo photos, and a duo photo with Gillian Anderson.

Speaking of Gillian Anderson, she was the second guest from The X-Files that Spooky Empire announced. Anderson can also be seen as Stella Gibson in The Fall, Bedelia DuMaurier in Hannibal, and as Media in Season One of American Gods. She also has co-authored a book, We: A Manifesto for Women Everywhere, and recently released a fashion line. Just like Duchovny, she has a special VIP Package along with tickets for autographs, solo photos, and a duo photo opportunity available.

As if Spooky Empire wasn't already knocking it out of the ballpark, they added stars Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis at the same time. Mitch Pileggi, Walter Skinner on The X Files, can also be seen as Horace Pinker in Shocker along with various other television appearances. William B. Davis, the infamous 'Cigarette Smoking Man/Cancer Man' on The X-Files, is quite well known for his outspoken views on Skepticism. He also published a memoir in 2011 called Where There's Smoke .... The Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man. There's no word yet on the details regarding their availability for autographs/photos, but information will be released closer to the convention dates.

Next up is the beloved Annabeth Gish. Gish played the new-age believer, Monica Reyes, on season eight through eleven of The X-Files. She can also be seen various movies and televisions shows, such as; Shag, Hiding Out, Mystic Pizza, SLC Punk!, The Last Supper and Double Jeopardy. Announcements of her availability are also TBD.

Oh the villain everyone loved to hate...or just plain loved. Nicholas Lea, who played the notoriously shady Alex Krycheck on The X-Files, was added earlier this month. Lea is also known for his portrayal of Tom Foss on Kyle XY. Like Pileggi, Davis, and Gish, no news yet on his availability.

As stated prior, the newest addition has been Robert Patrick, John Doggett. Patrick is also famous for his antagonistic role in Terminator 2 along with many other villainous roles. His availability is much like the others.

While this is already a dream, Spooky Empire has not officially announced that they've completed the guest list. Does this mean there may be more cast members announced? Who would you like to see? The Lone Gunmen? Chris Carter? Dagoo? Let us know in the comments.

As a recap, Spooky Empire will take place October 26th-28th, 2018 at the Caribe Royale in Orlando, Florida. Tickets are still available on the con's website, along with the full guest list and other opportunities available. We hope to see you there!


By Gabriella van Berk
I really want to go but it's all so expensive :(

By Syldana
I also love conventions, I am also known to attend a lot. I would like to post some reviews on the subject but apparently I can not create new topics in the General Forum :whistle:

By Gruic
Oh ? That's strange, thx for sharing the problem because we can't wait to read your topics! It seems it's not possible to open a topic using the general forum for now, but you can go on The X-Files section > forum > general. And then you should see icones: The X-Files Forums New Topic Mark Forum Read New topic is in green.

By Jack Anderson
And here's the direct link of The X-Files General forum: [url]https://www.tvore.com/?page=topics&series=1[/url] Feel free to let us know if you've got any problem creating a new topic, Syldana.

By Syldana
" New topic is in green" Yes but I Don't have/ I Don't see this icon [u]in Forum General[/u]

By Jack Anderson
Hey Syl, can you copy/paste here the exact link where you cannot see the New Topic green button? Just for us to be sure. Thank you! :class:

By Syldana

By Jack Anderson
Thanks a lot to have raised it, Syldana. We have now implemented a "New Topic" button on each forum from the GENERAL section. Previously, you always had to go and find the proper series, movie, book, etc. in order to post your topic. Now, this is much more opened, thanks to you! :fallinlove: Feel free to try it! :marshmallow:

By Syldana
Thank you :sweetday: :sweetday: :dogeyes:

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