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News Archive: 2012

21.12.12 | On the Eve of the End of the World

Before the world changes forever according to the X-Files mythology, a quick and lists-filled look at all the X-Files comics published since 1995, in the Dossiers section!

In other news, a big shout out to the Back to Frank Black team responsible for the “Back To Frank Black” book, a recommended buy for anyone who liked “Millennium“. The work done by these fellow Ten Thirteen fans is nothing short of amazing and highly professional! The amount of interviews, the people who were interviewed (even James Wong and Glen Morgan are here, and they had not accepted to appear in the official FOX interviews for the DVDs!), the quality of many of the analyses (not all, but let’s not be so dark), this is all unprecedented for a publication dedicated to this series — and I don’t think there are many examples where fan-made publications reach this level of quality, all series or fictional universes considered.

Since Jane Goldman’s official guide to “Millennium” ended up not being published in 1997, and since the hard-to-find French book by Edouard de Teyssiere was published in 2003, this is the next best thing in the “Millennium” world. There are some very juicy information here, such as: Chris Carter considering that the launch of “Harsh Realm” indirectly condemned “Millennium” to be cancelled after its third season, the fact that there really was a fourth season planned and that the show was cancelled well after the third season finale aired, Morgan & Wong’s “The Road”-like ideas for where the series could have gone after their apocalyptic season two finale, Lance Henriksen’s ideas on what a season four or a continuation could be…

I remember when I met Chris Carter on the occasion of “I Want To Believe“‘s premiere in London in 2008, a “Millennium” TV-movie or direct-to-DVD is what I talked to him about. There are two reasons: I think the “Millennium” concept can be easily re-imagined from (nearly) scratch to fit a feature film canvas, unlike “X-Files”‘ convulted mythology and character back story; and the potential audience is smaller than that for “X-Files”, which might warrant a theatrical release. Back To Frank Black”‘s current aim at a one-shot television event at a cable channel such as FOX-owned FX is a solution that I would see happenning. all-new fan-made book on Millennium that is the impressive result of the four year old Back To Frank Black campaign, featuring a host of interviews from cast and crew (Carter, Morgan, Wong and Johannessen included)! And then before 2012 is over we should also hear the promised 4CD Volume 2 of La La Land’s soundtrack of the X-Files!

10.06.12 | We’re going to the movies!

It’s been a long time since the last update. But this one is big!

The full dossier for the Story and Visual Influences on The X-Files, covering all 202 episodes and 2 feature films, is up! There’s extensive material here, but despite the 173 references listed it’s not impossible, likely even, that more references will be identified in the future and the list enriched.

Beyond this, the year 2012 has come and is now three quarters gone, and no third X-Files feature film is to be expected by the fateful date of December 22nd 2012 defined as an essential date in its constructed mythos a whole ten years ago — how faraway that date must have seemed back then, these ten years how sufficient and full of potential!

Chris Carter, very shy of public presence since “I Want To Believe” over four years ago, is slowly reentering the world of entertainment, with one series pitch (“Unique“) that was not bough by studios and another one (“The After“) currently being sold around. Frank Spotnitz is busy launching a series of his own, in the UK, “Hunted” (BBC/Cinemax). David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are expressing their support of a third film from time to time. People are busy in other creative projects — and they should be! — and there is a great number of ways a third X-Files film could occur in 2013 and later, as long as there’s imagination in the air, but it’s still far from being a sure thing; whether it’s even desirable is up to each one’s sensibilities.

Otherwise, the biggest news is the release of “Back To Frank Black“, an all-new fan-made book on Millennium that is the impressive result of the four year old Back To Frank Black campaign, featuring a host of interviews from cast and crew (Carter, Morgan, Wong and Johannessen included)! And then before 2012 is over we should also hear the promised 4CD Volume 2 of La La Land’s soundtrack of the X-Files!

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