"We showed that The X-Files has a lot more life in it."
The return of The X-Files for its tenth season last year came 14 years after the show originally wrapped, and eight since we last saw Mulder and Scully in The X-Files: I Want to Believe movie.
So understandably all eyes were turned to the six new episodes and Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny's return to their iconic roles.
Speaking to Digital Spy ahead of the series' release on DVD and Blu-ray, creator Chris Carter has said that he was very happy with how things turned out.
"I think we made good on the promise of the opportunity to come back, and I feel proud of the work," he said.
"We could have done is come back and done the lazy thing – we could have done sequels [to existing episodes] or a victory lap, but we didn't.
"We came back and did fresh, original material, pushed the boundaries of the show, and I think we showed that The X-Files has a lot more life in it."
Speaking about Robert Patrick – who played Agent John Doggett in seasons eight and nine of the show and was unable to return for the new series – a fact that Carter found out early on.
"We didn't even have to write him out because we never wrote him in," he said, adding that the showrunner would "love to have him back" for more episodes in the future.
As for the promised X-Files season eleven, he said that they were currently trying to find a free space in everyone's schedules.
"There was talk of trying to film them in November, but that said, that would mean I would have to be getting to work right now, and I've not even made the calls," said Carter.
"I'd have to go into very quick action to make that happen, so, until someone gives me a clear idea about when they would actually have open schedules to film episodes, I'm going to continue on my vacation."
X-Files season ten is out on Blu-ray and DVD on June 13.