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Old January 18 2015, 05:09 AM   #1
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New X-Files Series in Discussion

Fox officially confirmed that there are ongoing discussions about a new X-Files series. They want Anderson and Duchovny back, but discussions are currently on at a logistics stage with schedules being discussed, no show runners, etc. determined.

http://deadline.com/2015/01/x-files-...ox-1201352465/

I welcome this news as I always liked the series (though I kinda lost interest in season's 8-9, or at least I lost interest in the increasingly convoluted and thin mythology in those seasons, though I still enjoyed individual episodes). Bring it back, "reboot" the mythology, and make more cool monsters-of-the-week; and I hope this will also allow the Lone Gunmen to return (ala X-Files Season 10 comics) since I liked their show and felt they were seriously shortchanged.

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Old January 18 2015, 07:45 AM   #2
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Fox officially confirmed that there are ongoing discussions about a new X-Files series. They want Anderson and Duchovny back, but discussions are currently on at a logistics stage with schedules being discussed, no show runners, etc. determined.

http://deadline.com/2015/01/x-files-...ox-1201352465/

I welcome this news as I always liked the series (though I kinda lost interest in season's 8-9, or at least I lost interest in the increasingly convoluted and thin mythology in those seasons, though I still enjoyed individual episodes). Bring it back, "reboot" the mythology, and make more cool monsters-of-the-week; and I hope this will also allow the Lone Gunmen to return (ala X-Files Season 10 comics) since I liked their show and felt they were seriously shortchanged.

Thoughts?
I'd love to revisit X-Files in either tv or movie form. I feel like there's still a lot to told in the X-Files universe. I don't want to see a complete reboot, but if they can find a way to clear up some of the alien stuff, that'd be great. It's been so long sing I watched X-Files, I really don't remember how the story wrapped up, but I do remember feeling disappointed and yet still wanting more. Now would be a great time to bring it back especially with so many conspiracy theories floating around.
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Old January 18 2015, 11:05 AM   #3
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Re: New X-Files Series in Discussion

This is a great idea Thanks to Netflix I am watching the show almost for the first time. It was on when I was younger and I only watched a few episodes. It's great binge watching the show from time to time and I must say I am hooked. Let's hope Fox can make this happen.
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Old January 18 2015, 11:05 AM   #4
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Re: New X-Files Series in Discussion

Honestly I thought the concept was pretty much played out during the first run. I think I lost interest about three seasons short of it it ending. Tuned in for the last episode but can't remember a damn thing about it save for "them" going overkill and sending an attack helicopter to take out Smoking Man.

That said a total hard reboot may be possible, even with the original actors in new roles; like say Anderson in the Skinner role and Duchovny as the new Smoking Man and/or Deep Throat.
Not sure how a continuation would work since in X-Files lore the world was supposed to have ended three years ago. Kinda hard to buy the idea that they managed to delay it and *not* blow the lid off the whole thing, without it being a massive cop-out. I mean either way the world should be radically changed, no?
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Old January 18 2015, 11:53 AM   #5
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Re: New X-Files Series in Discussion

I gotta say, that although I was a fan back in the day, the series ended with such a whimper and the long-awaited follow-up movie was so "meh" that I'm having a little trouble feeling excited by the news.

However, if they do get back both Ducovney and Anderson, I'll probably give it a shot. The article didn't say specifically, but I would assume that this would be a single mini-season ala 24: Die Another Day and not a commitment to a new ongoing series?
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Old January 18 2015, 12:01 PM   #6
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Re: New X-Files Series in Discussion

I'm in!

I'd like to see Robert Patrick involved as well as Duchovny and Anderson. Since Dallas was canned, Mitch Pileggi should be available too...
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Old January 18 2015, 12:08 PM   #7
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always loved The X-Files. i'd love more. like others i felt the series finale was lacking. the second movie was a huge disappointment as well.

the current comic series from IDW has been pretty good thus far. doubt they'd keep those events in continuity with a new series though.
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Old January 18 2015, 12:53 PM   #8
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I saw this news earlier today, and it got me so excited. I don't know exactly how they'd go about it in terms of story, but I would love to see David and Gillian back as Mulder and Scully.

According to the show, the alien colonization was set to take place in 2012. I would be very interested to see how they fit that into a new series.
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Old January 18 2015, 05:37 PM   #9
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Re: New X-Files Series in Discussion

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Ometiklan wrote: View Post
Fox officially confirmed that there are ongoing discussions about a new X-Files series. They want Anderson and Duchovny back, but discussions are currently on at a logistics stage with schedules being discussed, no show runners, etc. determined.

http://deadline.com/2015/01/x-files-...ox-1201352465/

I welcome this news as I always liked the series (though I kinda lost interest in season's 8-9, or at least I lost interest in the increasingly convoluted and thin mythology in those seasons, though I still enjoyed individual episodes). Bring it back, "reboot" the mythology, and make more cool monsters-of-the-week; and I hope this will also allow the Lone Gunmen to return (ala X-Files Season 10 comics) since I liked their show and felt they were seriously shortchanged.

Thoughts?
I'd love to revisit X-Files in either tv or movie form. I feel like there's still a lot to told in the X-Files universe. I don't want to see a complete reboot, but if they can find a way to clear up some of the alien stuff, that'd be great. It's been so long sing I watched X-Files, I really don't remember how the story wrapped up, but I do remember feeling disappointed and yet still wanting more. Now would be a great time to bring it back especially with so many conspiracy theories floating around.
The franchise is continued in a comic series. I heard it's good.
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Old January 18 2015, 06:46 PM   #10
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Honestly I thought the concept was pretty much played out during the first run. I think I lost interest about three seasons short of it it ending. Tuned in for the last episode but can't remember a damn thing about it save for "them" going overkill and sending an attack helicopter to take out Smoking Man.
Agreed. As much as I loved the X-Files back in the day, it feels like they've already told pretty much every good monster-of-the-week or alien conspiracy story there is to tell.

And that's before you consider newer shows like Grimm or Sleepy Hollow, and all the new monsters and twists on old stories they've come up with.

Anything this new X-Files does is only going to feel like a rehash or reworking of stuff that's already been done before, most likely.
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Old January 18 2015, 08:48 PM   #11
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I wouldn't mind a limited run series or mini-series. Reviving if full-fledged would probably be too much and I don't really have an interest in a reboot.
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Old January 18 2015, 08:51 PM   #12
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I would love a 12-episode series or something similar. Make it a miniseries with a single story arc, and I think it could be really cool.
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Old January 18 2015, 08:54 PM   #13
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A limited series would work best, like the recent 24, but its a very cool idea only if the original guys are still on board.
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Old January 18 2015, 08:54 PM   #14
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I wouldn't mind a limited run series or mini-series. Reviving if full-fledged would probably be too much and I don't really have an interest in a reboot.
Same here. After having just watched the series last year, I wouldn't mind something A La 24: Live Another Day. Having another series would feel like a rehash rather than reboot.
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Old January 18 2015, 11:09 PM   #15
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always loved The X-Files. i'd love more. like others i felt the series finale was lacking. the second movie was a huge disappointment as well.

the current comic series from IDW has been pretty good thus far. doubt they'd keep those events in continuity with a new series though.
The second movie would have been a great episode, but not so much a good movie. I think if they go ahead, I think it will be a limited series. As for the alien colonization or whatever, I honestly don't remember how it was supposed to end, I'm sure they can work around it. I'm sure they can say that it was delayed or even stopped by some black government thing. There's always a way around these things.
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