Oh joy I loved this series and excited for the 2nd movie (yes I am an X-Files nerd):
The X-Files is an American Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on 10 September 1993, and ended on 19 May 2002. The show was one of the American FOX network’s first major hits, and its main characters and slogans (e.g., “The Truth Is Out There,” “Trust No One,” “I Want to Believe”) became pop culture touchstones. The X-Files is seen as a defining series of the 1990s, coinciding with the era’s widespread mistrust of governments, interest in conspiracy theories and spirituality, and the belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life.
In the series, FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are tasked with investigating the “X-Files”: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder plays the role of the “believer“, having faith in the existence of aliens and the paranormal, while Scully is a skeptic, initially assigned by her departmental superiors to debunk Mulder’s unconventional work. As the show progressed, both agents were caught up in a larger conflict, termed “the mythology” or “mytharc” by the show’s creators, and developed a close and ambiguous friendship which many saw more as romantic than platonic. The X-Files also featured stand-alone episodes ranging in tone from horror to comedy, in which Mulder and Scully investigated uniquely bizarre cases without long-term implications on the storyline. These so-called “monster of the week” episodes made up the bulk of the series.
“X-Files” creator Chris Carter, writer Frank Spotnitz and other crew members gathered Wednesday to discuss the TV series — and declassify some information about the upcoming film.
The popular Fox paranormal drama, which aired from 1993 to 2002, starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully
“While this is not a mythology movie, it’s true to everything that’s come before,” Spotnitz said at the William S. Paley Television Festival. “It’s true to Mulder and Scully, who they are and where they would be this point in their lives and all of the experiences that they’ve had.”
The series first made the leap to the big screen with 1998’s “The X-Files: Fight the Future.” (Loved it!)
The Truth is OUT there……………