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`X-Files' creator spills film details

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  1. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    By DERRIK J. LANG, AP Entertainment Writer 1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    LOS ANGELES - The truth about "The X-Files" sequel — some of it, anyway — is now out there.


    "X-Files" creator Chris Carter, writer Frank Spotnitz and other crew members gathered Wednesday to discuss the TV series — and declassify some information about the upcoming film.

    The popular Fox paranormal drama, which aired from 1993 to 2002, starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully

    "While this is not a mythology movie, it's true to everything that's come before," Spotnitz said at the William S. Paley Television Festival. "It's true to Mulder and Scully, who they are and where they would be this point in their lives and all of the experiences that they've had."

    The series first made the leap to the big screen with 1998's "The X-Files: Fight the Future." Plans for another film were grounded in 2005 when Carter sued Fox over syndication profits for the show. The lawsuit was later settled.

    Carter, who also directs the new movie, said it takes place in the present and uses a story envisioned when the series ended. While the show's sprawling alien mythology isn't part of the plot, Carter said there is a reference to Scully's seemingly supernatural son, William, who was born in season eight and later given up for adoption.

    The film is due out July 25.

    Carter was tightlipped about the title.

    "I can't tell you," he said. "I know what I want it to be, but Fox has some ideas of their own."
  2. AmarilloCowboyFan

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    Not exactly spoiler material.

    Even though, I am a huge X-Files fan. I'll be there opening night to see this.
  3. Duane

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    I didn't even know they were doing a new movie. My head must have been pretty far in the sand.

    What were some of your favorite episodes? Two of my all time faves were "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" and "Jose Chung's From Outer Space".
  4. Mavs Man

    Mavs Man All outta bubble gum

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    My wife and I just started buying used copies of the early seasons. Good stuff.

    I never watched it while the series was running, but while I was dating my wife (long distance relationship - different colleges) we would watch re-runs on TNT till the late hours of the night over the phone.
  5. joseephuss

    joseephuss Well-Known Member

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    I had to look up the titles on IMDB:

    "Home"
    "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man"
    "Triangle"
    "Bad Blood"
    "X-Cops"
  6. Duane

    Duane Active Member

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    Those are all great episodes. It's hard to believe that it's been almost 15 years since the series first aired.
  7. Yeagermeister

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    I haven't seen that many of the episodes so I don't know the names but the one I liked the most was about a carnival worker that had a little man living inside of him. It would come out at night and kill people. The ending had me cracking up.
  8. Duane

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    I think you may be talking about "Humbug"

    http://imdb.com/title/tt0751139/plotsummary

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