The X-Files

Dax
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March 24th, 2015, 4:44 pm #1

http://www.hitfix.com/the-fien-print/no ... pisode-run

Six shows, starts filming this summer. Fun quasi-coincidence that NBC has two Thursday night series with Duchovny (Aquarius) and Anderson [Hannibal) airing together this summer...

I'll be happy to watch them, but not with the same enthusiasm, you know, that I've got for a revived Twin Peaks...

But when it became a 'probably will happen' a few months ago, I was kinda hoping for more like ten or twelve hours... oh, well...

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March 25th, 2015, 4:43 am #2

I was a big fan when it aired on Friday nights but lost interest after it jumped to Sundays. Loved The Smoking Man and the mythology episodes, but I have no idea where it left off.

6 episodes sounds like a short order but the UK shows do a good job with those short seasons.
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March 25th, 2015, 5:08 am #3

I'd always look forward to the mythology episodes (because, you know, I'm a big fan of serial storytelling...), but then they'd almost always be disappointing... I preferred a lot of the one-offs.

Left off... Um. In the 2002 finale, Mulder and Scully kinda became fugitives... Don't really remember why... Smoking Man was killed by a big missile blast (or WAS he?... Yeah, he looked pretty darned dead). We learned that the big alien invasion (that the whole conspiracy arc was about) was set to happen in December of 2012...

I don't really recall the plot to the 2008 movie, but I remember liking it, thinking it was a 'fine' B-level longer episode with a bigger budget and more overt lovey-dovey scenes between them than they'd done on the show. It wasn't super-duper awesome or anything, but it didn't suck, and I've been surprised to see so many negative comments on it in articles today... (It was a box office failure, but I think that was due to when it was released more than its quality...)

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April 28th, 2015, 8:00 pm #4

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May 12th, 2015, 7:06 pm #5

Premieres on Sunday, 1/25/16... #2 will air the next night, and then 3-6 will be on Mondays, too...
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June 5th, 2015, 12:17 am #6

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July 20th, 2015, 5:11 pm #7

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September 11th, 2015, 1:24 am #8

So shows 1, 4, and 6 will be the 'mythology' episodes, written and directed by Chris Carter (story credits on 6 to Margaret Fearon and Anne Simon). Titles of those are My Struggle, Babylon (EDIT - this one's a standalone, not a 'mythology', said Carter in October), and My Struggle II.

2 - Home Again - written and directed by Glen Morgan (EDIT - airs fourth)
3 - Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster - written and directed by Darin Morgan
5 - Founder's Mutation - written and directed by James Wong (EDIT - This one airs second now, not fifth... Morgan's must be #5 now, then...)

Returning cast (besides Duchovny and Anderson...)
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Skinner (Mitch Pileggi)
Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish)
Scully's Mom, Margaret (Sheila Larkin)

Back From Presumed Death Cast
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Smoking Man (William B. Davis)
Byers (Bruce Harwood)
Langly (Dean Haglund)
Frohike (Tom Braidwood)

New people played by Joel McHale, Annet Mahendru (Nina on The Americans), Rhys Darby, Kumail Nunjani, Robbie Amell, and my great love, Lauren Ambrose.


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October 10th, 2015, 10:07 pm #9

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December 21st, 2015, 7:38 pm #10

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