You would never believe in a million years that former FBI Agent, Medical Doctor extraordinaire, the queen of all kickass redheads, is turning fifty one this year. Perhaps the knowledge that the woman is immortal is making it hard to imagine for some of us. Well, that and the fact that Gillian Anderson just gets more beautiful as time goes by.
We at XFN think that one of the best ways to celebrate a character that has inspired so many, and Gillian Anderson's unquestionable talent, is to take a stroll down memory lane. We will be revisiting the most remarkable episodes that are Just.So.Scully. on a two-day marathon, starting on Saturday, February 21st, 2015 at 8 a.m. EST and finishing on Sunday, February 22nd, at midnight. We'll ring in Dana Scully's Birthday on February 23rd.
Click after the jump for the list of episodes, show times and more details.
Next month X-Files News will launch its very first book club. Each month we will read through one of the many X-Files books that have been published over the years. Read after the jump to find out how you can join in.
This is a contest for the True X-Phile!
As you know, The X-Files Board Game is finally amongst us. The folks at IDW Games have been hard at work on this puppy for quite some time and they have given us a set to give away to a worthy fan.
Now, this is a contest that will be challenging. We want to put those profiling and investigative minds at work; you like The X-Files, right? Well, you must surely have some FBI skills of your own.
Here is the premise of the contest
Through all of our pages you will find five different cards, one on each XFN page. The following is an actual game piece:
The combination of the five cards will reveal a single quote from the show. We have broken down the complete quote in five parts; thereâ€™s one card to a portion of the quote. Each card, by itself, deciphers a single portion. When you combine all five phrases that you figure out from each card, you will have the complete quote. Simple enough, huh?
Itâ€™s been a great year for fans of The X-Files and 2015 is shaping up to be an even better one. The Season 10 comics have been a smashing success and continue to roll on, Year Zero was fantastic and introduced us to two great new characters, the board game has finally been released, and now there are rumblings of an #XFilesRevival in the works.
Could a Phile ask for anything more? Well of course they could! We are a demanding bunch of fans, after all. And so in April, IDW Publishing plans to deliver what promises to be a great addition to any X-Files collection.
Now available for pre-sale, The X-Files: Trust No One is shaping up to be a must-read for Philes looking for their next Mulder and Scully fix. Volume one features authors such as Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, and Brian Keene, and is the first of three volumes currently planned. The collected stories will take place before, during, and up until the beginning of the Season 10 storyline, keeping in canon with the television series.
Knowing that the truth was out there, we asked New York Times Bestseller, Bram Stoker Award-winner, and editor of The X-files: Trust no One, Jonathan Maberry, what he could tell us about the upcoming anthology. Justin Eisinger, Senior Editor for Books at IDW also jumped in to answer one of our questions.
Hit the jump for our Q&A with Jonathan Maberry.
If you've been on the internet at all today, you've probably heard the news. Fox television is in talks to bring back The X-Files, but there's been a lot of speculation as to what that means. The word reboot has gone around and that can be a little frightening without details. We're working to get more information. In the meantime, here's everything we've heard so far.
From the TCA Winter Press Tour, we know now that Fox has been in talks with Chris Carter to return The X-Files and Mulder and Scully to our television screens for a potential revival. This would be more like Fox's 24: Live Another Day miniseries than an actual show reboot. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson would be returning to reprise their roles as our two favorite FBI agents. What will this entail? When will it happen? Will it happen? Well, we don't know those answers yet.
However, this is very good news. Fox hasn't come out and talked about continuing The X-Files franchise like this since I Want to Believe in 2008. Fox TV Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman is "hopeful" about the outcome of the talks. Chairman and CEO Dana Walden said, "Gary and I both worked [at 20th Century Fox Television] through the entire run of The X Files. It was a great experience. We’ve maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian."
While we wait for more details, you should all be very proud as a fandom because for the last seven years you have been telling Fox that you want more Mulder and Scully. And that may very well be happening. We want to believe.
UPDATE: IGN is reporting that Dana Walden at Fox confirms a revival would not move forward without series creator Chris Carter.
The Toronto Sun has a great article that talks more about the motivations of Newman and Walden as new heads of Fox Broadcasting.