"Retired serial-profiler Frank Black has moved his family to Seattle to escape the violence and horror he dealt with while working for the FBI in Washington, D.C. Although his uncanny and often unsettling ability to see into the twisted minds of serial killers has caused him much inner torment, Black knows his 'gift' can still be used to help protect and save others. For that reason he has joined the mysterious Millennium Group, a team of underground ex-law enforcement experts dedicated to fighting against the ever-growing forces of evil and darkness in the world."
Hello everyone, and welcome to the X-Files News Millennium Re-Watch. This is an exciting month for both myself and my good friend Keva Andersen as we join the staff of X-Files News, so we hope you'll forgive us the occasional stumble as we get to grips with the site. The idea for running a complete Millennium re-watch was actually conceived of over the summer, but given the recent announcement from IDW and Joe Harris it was decided to bring the timeline forward and leap straight into it! First of all, please let me apologise for the delay in getting this introduction out to you all. I wrote the original draft for this post somewhere over the Atlantic Ocean on my way home from a much needed family vacation in Orlando and I'm finally back on top of things and ready to get started.
On November 30th we will be launching the Millennium re-watch with a three episode mini-marathon which will hopefully allow everyone to really get a feel for the show. The episode watches will then run every Sunday night at 10.30pm GMT with both myself and Keva live tweeting throughout under the hashtag #XFNMLM. We hope that many of you will join us over the coming months.
Keva and I are coming at the show from two very different perspectives; myself as someone who watched the show as a child (yeah, I know) during its original run in the 1990s, and Keva as a newbie whose experience of Frank Blank extends only so far as the season seven crossover episode of The X-Files. Whichever end of that spectrum you fall on we'd love to hear from you, however we do ask veterans to do their best to keep the conversation spoiler free! Each week I will be posting up an episode summary to recap events for anyone unable to join in on Sunday, along with highlights from the previous Sunday's twitter conversation.
I hope many of you will join us on November 30th for the marathon, and onwards for the rest of the series. For now you can follow Keva and I at @easyqueenie and @synergy3k (plus make sure you're also following @xfilesnews as well) and take a look at the schedule for the upcoming few months which covers the first half of season one:
ALL TIMES IN GMT
10pm - Conversation begins on Twitter
10.13pm - Pilot
11.15pm - Gehenna
12.15am - Dead Letters
Dec 7th: The Judge
Dec 14th: 5-2-2-6-6-6
Dec 21st: Kingdom Come
Dec 28th: Christmas Break
Jan 4th: Blood Relatives and The Well-Worn Lock
Jan 11th: Wide Open
Jan 18th: The Wild and The Innocent
Jan 25th: Weeds
XFN brings you an exclusive interview with Gillian Anderson, directly from the floor at New York Comic Con 2014!
Enjoy it as she talks about her current projects and the exciting new book A Vision Of Fire, that she co-authored with Jeff Rovin.
Sixteen years ago, in June 19th, 1998, The X-Files: Fight The Future premiered to bring the the thrills to the big screen. Mulder and Scully fought and risked their lives to unmask a conspiracy of epic proportions, that would live long after the ending of the movie, extending to the plot of the ongoing X-Files series.
Many of us lined up for hours to watch it first, many X-Philes fell in love with the show all over again, many discovered it that day, and today, after all these years, new fans are still captivated by the universe created by Chris Carter and everyone at Ten Thirteen.
Happy FTF day!
In 2011, we reported that composer Mark Snow (The X-Files, Millennium, Blue Bloods) had joined the production team led by our own Avi Quijada. Snow took part as the composer to her short film Just Like Her. Good news is that the acclaimed production has been screened in multiple festivals around the world and awarded quite a few times, including the ARPA award for Best Short in 2012, among many other distictions. Recently, the film has been made available via iTunes for audiences in the US, Canada, Great Britain and Ireland, both on HD & SD.
Just Like Her is a family drama, starring Michael Gross (Family Ties, Last Man Standing, CSI, Tremors), Nicholle Tom (The Nanny, Coldcase, Castle, Masters of Sex), Allyssa Brooke Maurice (All My Children, Castle, Ghosts of Girlfriends Past), Henry Clarke (House, M.D., Lie To Me, Chuck) and Brittany Ganiere (Crossroad) - Produced by Avi Quijada, Directed & Written by Eddie Melikyan, Story by Lauren Lillie, Cinematography by Daniel Lynn, Production Design by Ashley Hasenyager, Edited by Matthew Horn, Music by Mark Snow and Casting Direction by Linda Phillips-Palo C.S.A. & Paul Palo. The movie was shot on location in Encino, CA, in Kodak 35mm film with a Deluxe grant, with collaboration of Panavision and is a joint production between AFI and Just Made Productions.
Check the iTunes link HERE.
Likewise, Europa, also produced by our Editor-In-Chief, and XFN Productions' joint venture with AFI, has iTunes as well. The film is a Science-Fiction short film starring Don Michael Paul (CSI, CSI: Miami, The Island), Kirsten Berman (Million Dollar Baby) and Timothy Guest (The Young & The Restless, Batman Forever, Sanctuary, Cost of Capital)- Produced by Avi Quijada, Directed by David Gidali, Written by Joe Aaron, Cinematography by Itay Gross, Production Design by Gustaf Aspegren and Edited by Greg Goldman. This film was also Casting Directed by Linda Phillips-Palo C.S.A & Paul Palo, with Music by Russ Howard. The movie was shot in Fuji 35mm film, with a Deluxe grant and collaboration by Panavision and Alpha Dogs in Burbank. Filming took place at the former Firefly set in Laurel Canyon, California, extensive VFX work was done by Outpost and sound mix at Sony Pictures in Culver City. The short has been part of numerous festivals, including the San Diego Comic Con International Independent Film Festival.
Check it out HERE.
The final round of Scully's Birthday Charity is just around the corner and some of the upcoming auctions had been kept a secret, until now. You will have a shot at owning these one-of-a-kind, amazing artworks by IDW graphic artists Carlos Valenzuela, menton3, and Michael Walsh plus the talented creations by Janca, Finja WoÌˆlfinger and Iris Coster.
The artworks were donated by the artists exclusively to this drive and have been autographed by Gillian Anderson and the artists themselves. All the collected funds will benefit SA-Yes and you can check out the listings STARTING ON MARCH 6TH at heART for Charity & X-Philantropy's Ebay pages. The previous rounds have been an astounding success so don't miss your chance to get your hands on one of these pieces and help out one great cause.