In a promo released today by FOX and spearheaded by Deadline, we got to see a few new tidbits about what's to come on Season 11, straight from the lips of Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi and Chris Carter.
The promo is named "Declassified | The End of the World" --- And is it? Take a deep breath, guys. We've been keeping a tally of the new things they've teased us with, so what's new on this one?
Gillian Anderson will be receiving her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 8th, 2018 at 11:30 am PST. If you can't make it to LA for the ceremony, you can watch a live stream on walkoffame.com. Chris Carter, Joel McHale, and Bryan Fuller will be speaking in her honor. Please keep in mind that those receiving the star choose who the speakers at their ceremony will be. Walk of Fame Producer Ana Martinez says David Duchovny has another commitment and won't be in attendance, but she hinted on Twitter that there will be a message from him. Gillian did something similar for him in 2016. Gillian's star will be in the same location as David Duchovny's, at 6508 Hollywood Boulevard next to the FOX Theatre. You can see our coverage of David's 2016 star ceremony here. Gillian's event will be the first star ceremony of 2018.
A few weeks ago a newer Phile texted me and asked if I'd read "Seeds of Synchronicity" and "Diametrically Opposed" "back in the day." She continued to exclaim the stories were SO F*CKING GOOD and through her excitement, I was transported back to those days of pain in 2001 and 2002 while we anxiously awaited updates from this week's author. Meet mountainphile! She's been writing fanfic since childhood and her way with words is timeless. If you haven't read "Seeds of Synchronicity," that's your first mission as soon as you're done reading this interview. It's a long casefile that goes AU at the end of Season 7 and is a William-free zone. Mulder and Scully go back to Aubrey, Missouri, to "confront old demons and lay new ones to rest." It's as gripping to read now as it was when I followed it as a WIP.
While the "Seeds of Synchronicity" universe gets a lot of well-deserved attention, mountainphile's standalone stories are just as worthy of praise. "I Know You" is one of the sweetest post-Millennium stories I've ever read and the slow burn of it is so right for Mulder and Scully. Given that it's almost Christmas, "What Child is This" and "A Midnight Clear" will boost your holiday spirit. Mulder and Scully are living under assumed names in Colorado and their chance encounter with a little boy may have you reaching for a box of tissues.
We talked with mountainphile about inspiration, a little fanfic history, writing, and of course, The X-Files.