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When 'The X-Files' Became A-List: An Oral History of Fox's Out-There Success Story

On the eve of a six-episode reunion series, creator Chris Carter, stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, and the executives who put the risky show on the air in 1993 recall how the pop sensation all but minted money for a fledgling network.

Anyone handicapping Fox's fall 1993 lineup likely would have gone all in on the self-titled sitcom from Sinbad rather than a supernatural FBI drama starring two no-names for the network of 90210 and Married … With Children. That bet would have been woefully misguided. The X-Files went on to become a bona fide smash for the 8-year-old network in desperate need of legitimacy and has endured in ways few TV series can claim. Chris Carter's original 202-episode run, which peaked north of 27 million viewers, spawned two feature films and launched the careers of Gillian Anderson and David Duc ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files Sequel Title Dispute

IGN sees new footage from the film and learns the title is still out there.

At the X-Files tribute/reunion at the Paley Festival Wednesday night, series creator Chris Carter was of course asked about the upcoming X-Files movie he directed and co-wrote with Frank Spotnitz. Asked why the film is happening now, Carter answered, "'Cause [20th Century] Fox said now or never! We said better than never." Carter said production had finished filming ten days earlier. Present on the reunion panel was actor Mitch Pileggi, who played Walter Skinner on the series. Pileggi is apparently not in the new film, and turned to Carter, jokingly asking "You guys did another movie?" ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files Fight the Past and Future

Paley Fest: IGN attends a reunion of some of the most important creators from the seminal show.

The Los Angeles branch of the Paley Center for Media is currently conducting their annual William S. Paley Television Festival, AKA Paley Fest. This two-week event spotlights a group of noteworthy television series and television luminaries, with each night devoted to a different show or person. Be sure to check out the rest of IGN TV's coverage of Paley Fest 2008.While stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were not in attendance, a very impressive collection of behind the scenes X-Files all-stars were gathered together for a reunion at the Paley Fest, to the delight of an incredibly enthu ... [Continua a leggere]

2008 Paley Festival coverage: The X-Files

"The X-Files" ended its run on Fox six years ago, but its writers and producers can still grouse about working on the show like it was yesterday. The Paley Festival session on the long-running hit series featured a dozen members of the cast and crew. The overall theme of the evening was that working "The X-Files" was very hard. In terms of news value, the panel was trapped in an “X-Files”-esque netherworld: The TV show is yester-decade's news, while this summer's new "X-Files" movie is of very high interest. Yet creator Chris Carter is naturally unwilling to give any spoilers. The ... [Continua a leggere]

No Aliens for X-Files 2

When we last heard an update on X-Files 2, Rob Bowman — who directed Fight the Future and hopes to helm the sequel — said the project was waiting on a script from Chris Carter, creator of the X-Files and Millennium television series. Bowman also suggested that the new film would be a stand-alone story, rather than continuing the conspiracy theme of the show's later seasons and X-Files: Fight the Future.We're still waiting on that script, but it sounds like someone's going to get going on it soon. According to Sci Fi Wire, Frank Spotnitz has taken on the job of producing a screenpla ... [Continua a leggere]

Bowman Wants to Direct X-Files 2

The sequel is still in development hell, however.

It's hard to believe it's been seven years since The X-Files: Fight the Future was released in theaters, and that the intervening years have been devoid of sequels.Within the last year or so, pieces have slowly fallen into place for a second X-Files motion picture. A month or so ago, David Duchovny (agent Fox Mulder) told Fox News that "all systems were go" for beginning production this winter.More details emerged this month in the latest edition of Dreamwatch magazine. As Dark Horizons reports, director Rob Bowman was asked about the new X-Files movie and his connection to it."[The X-File ... [Continua a leggere]

Directing X-Files

Kim Manners looks into his monitors as yet another take is completed on "Audrey Pauley," episode 13 of the ninth season of The X-Files. "Cut — Print it! Next!" he yells after doing that little karate move with his hands that everybody around the set imitates. The crew immediately picks up and begins to arrange the next setup, seemingly willing to do anything to 'Mind Their Manners.' The director comfortably steps aside for an interview as his crew happily prepares another shot. It's a virtual Kim Manners Love fest on Stage 5 at 20th Century-Fox. Actress Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes ... [Continua a leggere]

As The X-Files moves to L.A., the series’ stars consider season six

Where does a television show go when it’s coming off a summer that saw the release of a successful feature film, the relocation of production, and a whopping 16 Emmy Award nominations? Well, when you’re the X-Files, you keep on doing what you do best: Throwing curve balls to your audience while striving to reinvent yourself and raise the creative bar even higher. The X-Files is due for a shake up. After all, the series is entering its sixth season, a time in any show’s life span during which lethargy can set in and stories can become stale. But the series&rsquo ... [Continua a leggere]

X-files – Il complotto continua

Usciti dritti dal telefilm che ha conquistato in tutto il monto decine di milioni di fan, gli agenti dell’Fbi Fox Mulder e Dana Scully continuano sul grande schermo, complici gli effetti speciali, le loro indagini impossibili. Per introdurre la visione, “Sorrisi” ha stilato un rapido elenco delle analogie e delle differenze tra la serie e il prodotto cinematografico.

Finalmente sono tornati. Tosti. Intrepidi. Irriducibili. I cavalieri dell’investigazione impossibile, gli sfegatati cacciatori di complotti e alieni sono ancora tra noi. Stavolta, però, smesse le dimensioni dell’elettrodomestico casalingo, i due agenti dell’Fbi Mulder e Scully ci guardano perplessi dall’alto degli schermi giganti dei cinema di prima visione. Uscito negli Stati Uniti lo scorso giugno (quasi sessanta miliardi di lire incassati nel primo week end), il film tratto dalla serie-culto “X-Files”, scritto e prodotto dall’ideatore del tel ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files Director Rob Bowman Talks with Mania

It almost sounds like a cruel joke. Take one of the most successful television series currently on air, that the faithful have tuned in, turned on and deconstructed every bit of its five-year way, and now successfully move it to the big screen — movies, theater takes, box office draws, film festivals, Oscars… No pressure. Your past resume? Directed a bunch of Star Trek:TNG and the 1993 movie Airborne, its greatest claim to fame being that it starred Buffy’s Seth Green. Oh yeah, and 25 episodes of the aforementioned TV series, The X-Files. Rob Bowman is the rec ... [Continua a leggere]

X-Files Movie Premiere - Interview Transcripts

It's Chris Carter! You've been called the Pope of the Underground. The Pope? Yeah, people depend on you... We work very hard on the show. Whatever success we've achieved is due to the hard work everyone does. One of our users, Gina Galina from Chicago, wants to know why you changed the poster in Mulder's office? There was a little copyright-infringement problem with the original spaceship on that first poster. Why doesn't anybody have sex in the series? It's a TV show. You can't have sex on TV shows. Can you share any secrets of the movie tonight for people who can't see it till next we ... [Continua a leggere]

Scully and Mulder's X-cellent Adventure - David Duchovny

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For five years, they have fought mutant sewer dwellers, seven-foot she-beasts, and chain-smoking double agents. Now, have alien forces finally taken possession of Scully and Mulder? Rob Tannenbaum goes to the set of the X-Files Movie and investigates the conspiracy surrounding the conspiracy.

David Duchovny doesn't look much better than his costar, and not only because of the bullet wound Fox Mulder has taken just below the hairline. It's Day 54 of the shoot, a Friday in late August, and all during this difficult summer the cast has raced to finish the film in time to start the fifth season of the series. The film--which will be released on June 19, as a bridge to a sixth season starting in the fall--is set partly in the Antarctic, so the crew has built a fake snowscape inside a Hollywood soundstage. Their fabrication appears so genuine, you might almost believe the c ... [Continua a leggere]

Moment Of Truth

Expectations are running high as the popular X-Files crosses over from TV to the big screen

HOLLYWOOD — It’s undeniable. The X-Factor truth will be out there in a few weeks. Believe no one until then. Days from now we will discover whether TV’s X-Files will become a movie hit. Opening Friday, Chris Carter’s film creation is a $60-million exercise in Star Trek-like cross-pollination, although unlike Star Trek and The Next Generation, the series is still airing. So like what’s going on? This is clear. The X-Files: Fight The Future tries to exploit what makes the series popular. That would be the unspoken bond between David Duchovny’s Fox ... [Continua a leggere]

Mulder and Scully's Make Out Session

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny shared a red-hot kiss on the set of their movie, The X-Files: Fight the Future — but read no further if you want to preserve the surprise.

The famously platonic Mulder and Scully stop just short of smooching in the flick, but the actors took it further during filming, director Rob Bowman tells our Jeanne Wolf. "I can tell you what's not in the film is a blast," he says. "After we did six or seven takes, I said, 'Cut, print. Got it. Thank you very much.' They said, "No, we'd like to go one more time.' So they started the scene. And they got right into the drama, coming closer and closer. And then tongues came out. And then they slapped up against the wall. She drove him up against the wall. Oh, it was fabulous." But wait: It get ... [Continua a leggere]

Interview With Rob Bowman – Producer of the X-Files

The Washington, D.C. Expo was his first. He looked totally exhausted, rumpled and hot. A security guard sat with us for the entire interview. J. Hitchcock: What do you think of it so far? Rob Bowman: Well, let's see. They forgot to pick me up at the airport last night (Security guard) Now, now, we're making good on that tonight. After some good-natured ribbing with the guard, Bowman answers my question. RB: It's a really positive outcome of hanging out in a hotel room in Vancouver for four years. I never thought all this would happen. JH: What do you think of having the Expo here (White ... [Continua a leggere]



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