This week's episode of The X-Files, "Familiar," felt very much in line with a horror film: witchcraft, child murders, and the scariest children's entertainers since John Wayne Gacy. Almost as scary is the realization that there are only two new episodes of The X-Files left -- possibly forever. We spoke with Benjamin Van Allen, who wrote "Familiar," but is also a staff writer on this season. He told us about the terrifying origins of Mr. Chuckleteeth and Bibble-Tiggles, and how William fits into this episode. He also gave us a preview of what we can expect from the last two epis ... [Continua a leggere]
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EXCLUSIVE: WRITER BENJAMIN VAN ALLEN EXPLAINS MR. CHUCKLETEETH AND PREVIEWS UPCOMING EPISODES OF THE X-FILES
X-Files ci parla della guerra. La guerra è un mostro. Un mostro mascherato, reso ancora più spaventoso da armi non ufficiali, da esperimenti e dalla lucida decisione di sacrificare ragazzi innocenti.
La guerra in Vietnam. Una delle più grandi ferite, mai rimarginate, della storia americana. Siamo nel 1969 e un elicottero militare - con a bordo John James, soprannominato Kitten - viene attaccato, e costretto a un atterraggio d'emergenza. Terrorizzato, a seguito dell'emissione di un gas, John (Haley Joel Osment, l'ex bambino de Il sesto senso) perde il controllo e attacca i suoi compagni. Nel frattempo Mulder e Scully incontrano un loro superiore, Alvin Kersh, che li informa di come Skinner si sia messo nei guai e sia scomparso. Cercandolo, i due agenti si rendono conto di non sa ... [Continua a leggere]
I will admit it: I have been sitting on tonight's episode of The X-Files for a week, dying to talk about it with someone. So when I got the chance to interview Kristen Cloke and Shannon Hamblin, the writers of this week's amazing "Rm9sbG93ZXJz," I got a little excited. "Rm9sbG93ZXJz," which translates to "Followers" in Base64 code, is one of the more unique episodes of The X-Files. When Mulder (David Duchovny) doesn't tip the robot staff after a sushi dinner date with Scully (Gillian Anderson), the machines rise against them. The episode, brilliantly directed by Glen ... [Continua a leggere]
Finalmente, dopo oltre venticinque anni, dobbiamo affrontare la realtà: non siamo soli nell'Universo... Ma non piacciamo a nessuno! Ecco il quarto, geniale episodio di X-Files 11.
Ai confini della realtà: il capolavoro di Rod Serling, uno dei titoli di riferimento di quell'universo letterario, televisivo e cinematografico da cui la serie di Chris Carter ha sempre tratto ispirazione, è il punto di partenza di un nuovo memorabile episodio di X-Files. Gli impagabili sproloqui di Mulder sull'abominevole uomo delle nevi, da cui è peraltro travestito con nonchalance, non fanno che confermare la prima impressione: come la settimana scorsa, ci troviamo di fronte a un episodio classico della serie. Un episodio che pesca a piene mani dalla tradizione, facend ... [Continua a leggere]
Un tema classico, quello del doppio, per un episodio classico in puro stile X-Files: l'undicesima stagione ci porta indietro nel tempo. Senza dimenticare la propria storia...
Doppelganger: il sosia. Il doppio di una persona - o meglio di un personaggio - è un tema estremamente caro agli autori delle serie TV e della stessa X-Files. Da Buffy a The Vampire Diaries, da Supernatural a Fringe, True Blood e perfino How I Met Your Mother, il tema del doppio rappresenta una proiezione del proprio lato oscuro (spesso è malvagio), un cattivo presagio (di morte, proprio come nell'episodio di cui stiamo parlando) o un mezzo per rappresentare un qualche disturbo della personalità (anche questo citato da Scully nell'episodio). Doppioni, il terzo episodio di ... [Continua a leggere]
LOS ANGELES — While other TV shows come and go, the science-fiction drama “The X-Files” created by Chris Carter has returned after a long hiatus that followed a long television run. Starring David Duchovny (as FBI special agent Fox Mulder) and Gillian Anderson (as FBI special agent Dana Scully), the TV series, which originally premiered on September 10, 1993, returned for an 11th season of 10 episodes, with the season premiering at the beginning of this year. We were able to talk to Duchovny, 57, and Anderson, 49, recently and they share with us their thoughts and feelings ... [Continua a leggere]
With Gillian Anderson, aka FBI Agent Dana Scully, announcing she’ll be departing The X-Files universe at the end of the current season and showrunner Chris Carter considering continuing without her, everyone’s a little unsure of what to expect moving forward, including fellow lead actor, David Duchovny. Speaking with The Music in the lead up to his debut Australian tour, the US actor opened up on the subject, stating he couldn’t "imagine the show without Mulder and Scully". "I love the people that I’ve worked with; I love Gillian and Chris and I want them to be doing ... [Continua a leggere]
EXCLUSIVE: THE X-FILES' MITCH PILEGGI AND WRITER GABE ROTTER SPILL THE SECRETS OF SKINNER'S PAST IN 'KITTEN'
Over the span of The X-Files' 24-years of existence, actor Mitch Pileggi has embodied the role of Agent Mulder and Agent Scully's gruff, emotionally reserved boss, FBI Assistant Director Walter Sergei Skinner. Aside from the knowledge that he was in Vietnam and almost died, that he was married once, and that his relationship with his X-Files agents can at best be described as "complicated," Skinner remains largely a mystery. Even Pileggi was admittedly mock-grousing in Season 10 that it would be nice to know more about his character. Luckily, Chris Carter's assistant and X ... [Continua a leggere]
Mulder e Scully ci hanno regalato uno spettacolare secondo episodio di questa undicesima stagione di X-Files. Offrendoci un mix perfetto di presente, passato e futuro...
Abbiamo assistito a una lezione. Professore: Chris Carter. Tematica trattata: "Come ti creo un episodio di culto all'interno di una serie di culto". Siamo solo al secondo episodio e questa undicesima stagione di X-Files ha già tutte le carte in regola per diventare una delle migliori mai realizzate. Perché - a dispetto di chi si lamenta dei cambiamenti, senza fermarsi a riflettere sulla loro necessità e sulle loro funzioni - abbiamo appena preso parte a una piccola magia: un episodio capace di riportarci indietro nel tempo mantenendoci, al contempo, saldamente ancorati al ... [Continua a leggere]
Do X-Files fans still want to believe? The paranormal US drama series, which partnered Gillian Anderson’s sceptic Scully with David Duchovny’s more open-minded Mulder, was an intrinsic part of nineties pop culture. In its heyday, it could be terrifying, warmly funny – with that famous Anderson-Duchovny chemistry at its heart – and brilliantly bizarre, often all at once. It came to a temporary end in 2002 after nine seasons, spawned a rather disappointing 2008 film, and then dramatically returned in 2016, along with its leads, for a six-part mini-series. The revival hit ... [Continua a leggere]
X-Files' Chris Carter interview: 'The X-Files has more life in it – with or without Gillian Anderson'
The X-Files creator talks to Digital Spy about season 11 and the possibility of season 12.
After stumbling back on to our screens with season 10, The X-Files has hit the ground running with season 11. The US is four episodes in to what may well be the last ever run of Chris Carter's paranormal series, with lead actress Gillian Anderson swearing that this is it for her. The UK gets the season premiere tonight (February 5) So Digital Spy got on the phone with Chris to ask him all about re-opening The X-Files, writing FBI conspiracies in the age of Donald Trump, and what Gillian's departure means for the future of the show. Here's what he had to say. How much fun has it been to have ... [Continua a leggere]
She has a reputation for being aloof (which she denies), complicated relationships (with both sexes) and an onscreen chemistry with her X-Files co-star (that still has fans guessing). Who is the real Gillian Anderson?
Ask Gillian Anderson a simple question and you get a simple answer. For example, why – after a quarter of a century playing Agent Dana Scully – is she now leaving The X-Files? “Because.” She leaves the single word hanging in the air. It is a complete sentence, not the beginning of one. She softens the finality of it with a quirky, lopsided smile. This is Anderson to a T – accountable to no one, enigmatic, slightly abrasive, yet captivating and very likeable. So there you have it, the inside story: “Because.” Filling in the gaps around this word, ... [Continua a leggere]
“It’s a whole life,” says FBI Special Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) as she studies the belongings of recently deceased teenager Jackson Van De Kamp (Miles Robbins), apparently felled by a self-inflicted gunshot wound after murdering his parents. Not his real parents, mind you. It’s eventually proven via DNA test that Jackson was adopted and that he is actually Scully’s child—ostensibly with her professional and occasional romantic partner Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), though more likely the result of a eugenics experiment conducted on her by Mulder&rsq ... [Continua a leggere]
I had the great good fortune to speak with David Duchovny, our favorite brooding special agent, earlier this month in NYC. You might not know that Duchovny is releasing his second album, “Every Third Thought,” on February 9, and that his third fiction novel, Miss Subways, will be out in early May. Given his Ivy League background and writing/directing credits, are you really that surprised that Duchovny is a bit of a renaissance man these days? I stopped by the NYC listening party for “Every Third Thought” and caught up with David ... [Continua a leggere]
[Warning: The following contains spoilers for The X-Files' latest episode, "Ghouli." Read at your own risk!]
After all the teases, speculation and build up, The X-Files re-introduced Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully's (Gillian Anderson) son William in Wednesday's episode. When the agents investigate a case in which two teenage girls attacked each other thinking they had each been fighting a creature known as Ghouli, they quickly discover the case is far more complicated than they ever imagined when they learn both girls had been dating Jackson Van De Kamp — a high schooler who shares the same last name of the couple who adopted William all those years ago. Unfortunately, before th ... [Continua a leggere]