The X-FilesLatest News and Opinion
Posted Wednesday 4/18/18 at 11:16PM EDT
Study: Women who watched The X-Files were 50% more likely to work in STEM fields
The study from the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media conducted earlier this year aimed to determine if women and girls considered Gillian Anderson's Scully to be a role model.
Posted Friday 4/06/18 at 10:24PM EDT
Gizmodo lists amazing sci-fi shows with infuriatingly terrible finales
Lost and the Battlestar Galactica revival are among the acclaimed series that fizzled on their way out.
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
The X-Files would be better off if Chris Carter took a "giant step back from the show"
Carter should hand control over his Fox series to his trusted associates, says Kimberly Roots. "My disappointment comes from the fact that among the X-Files writing staff, ironically, Carter seems the least attuned to what makes the show great. His four mythology episodes in Seasons 10 and 11, all bearing the title 'My Struggle,' were supposed to root the revival in the series’ sprawling conspiracy. Yet when they weren’t confusing (wait, what parts of the Season 10 finale were/weren’t Scully’s visions?), they were confounding."
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 5:23AM EDT
How might The X-Files proceed without Gillian Anderson?
It would be easier for Chris Carter to bring back The X-Files if David Duchovny also didn't return. ALSO: Ranking every episode of The X-Files revival.
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Chris Carter on the future of The X-Files: "Right now it's anyone's guess"
Carter says he's "happy not to think about it for a little bit" following Wednesday's Season 11 finale. "I honestly don’t know right now," he says. "There’s so much that’s up in the air right now with Fox’s sale to Disney, and with Gillian's announcement — which I respect — and with more X-Files stories to be told…right now it’s anyone’s guess." He adds: "I know there’s more life in this show, whether it’s — they’re doing a really interesting X-Files narrative game right now — while it would never be the same without Gillian, as I was saying I do think there are more stories to be told. If this was the last episode, would I be happy? I don’t know. There are so many questions that this begs now. I’m standing with them on the end of that pier and thinking about the impossibility of it and the impossibility of not knowing what the future holds for them."
- Carter: "Hard-core X-Files fans know there have been no real endings on the show"
- Here's how The X-Files said goodbye to Gillian Anderson
- Mitch Pileggi hopes The X-Files returns
- Season 11 was "bad," but not as messy as the Season 10 finale
- Should we judge this season finale as just another Chris Carter fever dream, or the last X-Files ever?
Posted Thursday 3/15/18 at 5:20AM EDT
The X-Files had the perfect series finale with this week's episode
The penultimate “Nothing Lasts Forever," the second to last episode starring Gillian Anderson, would've been the perfect ending for The X-files and its revival, says Alan Sepinwall. "The episode was produced eighth but is airing ninth, perhaps because all involved recognized how well its themes suited a finale-ish position," says Sepinwall. "In having Mulder and Scully go after a disgusting cult — led by TV’s best reactor to things himself, Jere Burns — that uses stolen human organs and blood in service of eternal youth for the aging sitcom star at the head of it, 'Nothing Lasts Forever' was able to comment not only on the idea of Mulder and Scully still going on these adventures (and looking this good) at their age, but to force them to contemplate their own mortality and the eventual end of their stories."
Posted Tuesday 3/13/18 at 10:17PM EDT
Vince Gilligan wanted to end Breaking Bad after five seasons because he thought The X-Files went on too long
"I was very anxious about the idea of folks suddenly moving on, and saying, 'Is that show still on the air? I used to watch it. It used to be good,'" Gilligan said recently while promoting Better Call Saul. "I'd wanted folks rather to say, 'Don't end it now!' That's what I wanted, and that's what we got, thank goodness. So it was me as much as anybody who said, 'I want to leave the stage at a high point, and not go past the high point.'"
Posted Friday 3/02/18 at 10:05AM EST
X-Files fans were stunned when Gillian Anderson tweeted a pic of a vibrator as "#ScullysFriend"
Anderson on Thursday captioned her pic of what is likely the "Mimi" vibrator with “What’s more to say?”
Posted Saturday 2/17/18 at 1:46AM EST
What if The X-Files dropped Mulder and continued with Scully?
Why not keep Gillian Anderson, pay her more money, give her a shot at leading the show, while getting rid of David Duchovny? "This could be the perfect time to center The X-Files on Scully for a potential Season 12 (a renewal, remember, that is far from a given)," says Kimberly Roots. "What better time than now for a strong female with a history of relentlessness to come into her own?"
Posted Wednesday 2/07/18 at 9:42AM EST
Gillian Anderson poses nude for a PETA ad camapign
The X-Files star will be featured naked on a 70-foot billboard hanging outside of Penn Station during fashion week. “I found it liberating to use my body to make an important statement,” says Anderson. “People tend to look away from anti-fur ads showing mangled animals, but they’re drawn to PETA’s ‘naked’ campaign, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 4:08PM EST
Chris Carter changes his mind, says The X-Files can carry on “with Gillian or without”
Last month, Carter said he wouldn't continue The X-Files without Gillian Anderson. Now that Anderson has made it clear for the umpteenth time that this is her last season, Carter is changing his tune. “I think that certainly The X-Files has more life in it, there are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without,” he tells Digital Spy. “I’m sorry to see her go, I've never actually considered doing this show without her, so is this the end? It's the end of something, I don't know if it's the beginning of something new. But certainly we will have to all put our heads together and figure out where to go from here.”
Posted Thursday 1/25/18 at 9:04PM EST
Darin Morgan’s X-Files return resulted in one of the funniest episodes in years
The beloved writer's “The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat” turned X-Files conventions inside out, and should be considered one of the Fox drama’s best-ever episodes.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 4:39PM EST
The X-Files’ Darin Morgan teases tonight’s episode, a Trump-inspired “love letter” to The Twilight Zone
“The initial thing was trying to find some sort of Trump thing,” says the influential X-Files writer. “I wanted to write something about it because (the show’s) whole premise is 'The Truth is Out There,' and now your fictional characters work for someone for whom the truth is a bit fuzzy. So, you should write something about that. Rather than coming up with a story idea or a plot or the weird phenomenon thing, I actually started from that viewpoint. Which is a bit different from what I’ve normally done.” ALSO: Fox releases a midseason extended X-Files trailer.
Posted Monday 1/22/18 at 1:40PM EST
Fox’s The Resident attracts 8.8 million viewers after NFL’s NFC Championship Game
The “decent sampling” for the freshman medical drama’s premiere was down from The X-Files’ return last year after the NFC Championship Game, which attracted 13.5 million viewers.
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 10:24PM EST
Gillian Anderson: I’m leaving The X-Files because “I don’t want to be tied down to doing one thing for months and months”
“This is it for me, I’m really serious,” Anderson said at the TV press tour, reiterating what she said in October and December about Season 11 being her final season. Anderson's original plan was to call it quits after the six Season 10 episodes, but she said that “didn’t feel like the right way to end it. I wouldn’t have been happy if those six were the way to say goodbye." She added: “I’m finished and that's the end of that… I like to be challenged as an actor and I like to do many many characters. It's time for me to hang up Scully’s hat, it just is. The next couple of years are quite full…There’s lots of things I want to do in my life and my career. I don’t want to be tied down to months and months of any particular one thing.” PLUS: Anderson is also leaving American Gods.