This came in the form of a press release to us. The X-Files is indeed one of the shows that made FOX the network that it is today, what do you think of this recognition and what the show has meant to modern television?
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 26, 2012
"FOX's 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL"
CELEBRATES THE NETWORK'S FIRST QUARTER-CENTURY
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, ON FOX
Ed O'Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal and David Faustino Reunite to Salute "Married With Children"
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter from "The X-Files";
Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Gabrielle Carteris and Ian Ziering from "Beverly Hills, 90210";
Calista Flockhart from "Ally McBeal"; and Patrick Warburton from "The Tick"
Among Talent Scheduled to Appear
FOX's 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, airing?Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), will take an entertaining look back at the groundbreaking and irreverent shows that have defined the network since its first signal transmission on April 5, 1987. The star-studded special will pay tribute to FOX's most memorable moments with appearances by FOX talent, highlights from iconic series and specials and reunions with cast members from some of the network's fan-favorite series, including "Married With Children," among other surprises.
Talent scheduled to appear on FOX's 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL include Calista Flockhart from "Ally McBeal"; Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering from "Beverly Hills, 90210"; Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ed O'Neill and Katey Sagal from "Married With Children"; Patrick Warburton from "The Tick"; and Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and creator Chris Carter from "The X-Files."
The host, additional FOX talent and more cast reunions to be announced.
FOX's 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is executive-produced by Don Mischer and Charlie Haykel. Juliane Hare will serve as producer and Louis J. Horvitz will direct the special.
"I have lived with a fragile faith built on vague memories from an experience that I could neither prove nor explain. When I was 12, my sister was taken from me, taken from our home by a force that I came to believe was extraterrestrial. This belief sustained me, fueling a quest for truths that were as elusive as the memory itself. To believe as passionately as I did was not without sacrifice, but I always accepted the risks -- to my career, my reputation, my relationships, to life itself."
That's exactly what made Fox Mulder one of the Most Memorable Detectives of TV of All Time, according to Huffington Post. If you want to check out the other contenders, click here.
It's been awhile since since the "Aussie X-Files Fans" Fundraiser, but if you're still moping over that item you were outbid on, cheer up because you have another chance to grab something cool to hang on your wall.
The dual signed photo from the episode "Millennium" features David Duchovny and Lance Henriksen--the men behind two fantastic characters from two amazing 1013 shows.
To no one's surprise here, the enigmatic Dana Scully has been named in Stylist.co.uk's list of 25 Kick-Ass TV Heroines. Almost 20 years since she walked onto our screens and the woman is still bringing the heat. Let's hope FOX takes note:
Special agent/doctor Dana Scully was the tough-woman pin-up of 90s sci-fi TV. The sceptical counterpart to her partner, agent Fox Mulder, (a true believer in the paranormal) she confronts all manner of strange phenomena, from secret alien invasions and kidnappings to graphic experiments, and was hailed by The Huffington Post as 'one of the most iconic characters in the science-fiction genre.'
Head over to the article and give Scully the five star rating she deserves. And while there you might notice some familiar faces--including Carrie Mathison from Gordon and Gansa's Homeland. Scully is among some good company, though no one else will ever hold our hearts quite like she does.
Unless there's a "Milagro" situation happening, in which case, someone call 911...