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Archive for November, 2015

Social media archive: 2015 (part 4)

Archived from the Eat The Corn Facebook page.

2 Nov 2015, 19:12

#mythXplained Bonus! Since FOX-TV does not promote FOX-feature films, we’ll add this to #201daysofxfiles. “Fight the Future”: XF goes BIG summer blockbuster with this Rob Bowman-helmed conspiracy thriller-cum-alien horror flick! Everything XF is here, with added explosions and action pieces. Colonization, the corn, the bees, and strong emotions: much is revealed here. “Multiply your fears by X”

The X-Files Movie: Fight the Future

5 Nov 2015, 14:50

#mythXplained Fight The Future bonus: Chris Carter himself explains the entire mythology in a hermetic hidden track of the film’s album!

Fight the Future : The Album : The Truth Revealed

9 Nov 2015, 16:49

An excellent and detailed history of the X-Files fandom by Matt from @[8273206453:69:The X-Files Lexicon] is now published at @[139191826118516:274:Den Of Geek]! (with a mention of @[413368385523727:274:The X-Files\: Eat The Corn])

Den of Geek: The X-Files: A History of the Fandom

9 Nov 2015, 23:08

Watch #XFiles writer-producers be themselves: Carter’s long ponders before giving answers, Glen Morgan’s quick as a flash abrasive comments, and Darin Morgan’s dodging characterizing his work as genius

EW: EW Fest: X-Files video with Chris Carter

11 Nov 2015, 09:19

#mythXplained The Beginning (catching up!): Opening shot: a big Californian sun! XF moves production to Los Angeles, changes a big part of its crew, and has to deal with less “free mood” from the rainy Vancouver and higher production costs all around. Still manages to transition from both s5 and the movie in this second pilot of sorts. The closing scene ties everything back together in the alien life cycle.

6X01: The Beginning


11 Nov 2015, 09:22

#mythXplained SR819: After The Pine-Bluff Variant @[147409421937269:274:John Shiban] creates another tense thriller and brings back Senator Matheson in one of his too rare appearances. Follow the link for musings on WTO/GATT rules and the Tunisian connection!

6X10: S.R.819


11 Nov 2015, 22:42

New promo photo – in HD. What is that cigarette-handling android back there?…


19 Nov 2015, 10:12



20 Nov 2015, 13:53

New #XFilesRevival teaser, epileptic montage… MASSIVE spoilers in these screen captures http://imgur.com/a/ivFoO


YOU DID IT! Because of your tweets, you unlocked exclusive content! Go here: http://findthex.tumblr.com, password: XPhiles. Good job!

20 Nov 2015, 21:38

Official synopsis: #XFilesRevival 10X01: My Struggle

“My Struggle”

Thirteen years after the original series run, the next mind-bending chapter of the thrilling series THE X-FILES has arrived. FOX MULDER (David Duchovny) and DANA SCULLY (Gillian Anderson) have been contacted by TAD O’MALLEY (guest star Joel McHale), a popular conspiracy theorist web-TV show host who believes he has uncovered a significant government conspiracy. With the assistance of FBI Asst. Dir. WALTER SKINNER (Mitch Pileggi), O’Malley seeks to enlist the help of former X-Files agents Mulder and Scully, who have since severed ties with the FBI. Through O’Malley they are introduced to SVETA (guest star Annett Mahendru), a possible alien abductee who shares shocking information with them that will challenge everything that Mulder has ever believed about the existence of aliens and the government’s role in covering them up. “My Struggle,” the premiere episode of THE X-FILES, airs Sunday, January 24 (7:00-8:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.

SpoilerTV: The X-Files – Episode 10.01 – My Struggle – Press Release

21 Nov 2015, 22:20

@[108381559187017:274:Frank Spotnitz]’s @[1600262146899838:274:The Man in the High Castle] — Philip K Dick’s novel adapted into a “TV/web” series — just came out! Find no less than 90 interviews with Frank in Eat The Corn’s Interviews Database!


22 Nov 2015, 20:03

“Home Again”: Lowdown for the X-Files comics Season 11 issues #2-3-4

S11#2-3-4: The Lowdown

23 Nov 2015, 22:58

#mythXplained “Two Fathers”/”One Son”: after not much of a build-up in the first half of the season, it’s time for the big reveal! The adding of layers to an ever-complexifying mythology stops, the cards are all laid on the table and the pieces are ranked in chronological order. It’s the end of the mythology that was developed over five and a half years, the quality of which the X-Files will try to imitate afterwards. After this, it’s a different show. The andswers are here

6X11: Two Fathers / 6X12: One Son


24 Nov 2015, 21:46

#mythXplained “Biogenesis”! The mytharc leaves the abysmally tangled web and moral tale of the Syndicate years, and heads towards a magnificently elegiac exploration of religion, science and spirituality. This results in EatTheCorn’s longest review by far:

6X22: Biogenesis / 7X03: The Sixth Extinction / 7X04: The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati

SCULLY: It began with an act of supreme violence–
a big bang expanding ever outward, cosmos born of matter and gas,
matter and gas ten billion years ago. Whose idea was this?
Who had the audacity for such invention? And the reason?
Were we part of that plan ten billion years ago? Are we born only to die?
To be fruitful and multiply and replenish the earth before giving way to
our generations? If there is a beginning, must there be an end?
We burn like fires in our time only to be extinguished. To surrender
to the elements’ eternal reclaim. Matter and gas… will this all end one day?
Life no longer passing to life, the Earth left barren like the stars above,
like the cosmos. Will the hand that lit the flame let it burn down?
Let it burn out? Could we, too, become extinct? Or if this fire of life
living inside us is meant to go on, who decides? Who tends the flames?
Can he reignite the spark even as it grows cold and weak?


24 Nov 2015, 21:54

After the Spanish version a few months ago, EatTheCorn is proud to present its Mytharc Primer, the definitive chronicle and explanation of the X-Files mythology (until further notice in barely a few months’ time!…) — in German!

Wir begrüßen unsere Besucher aus Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und anderen Ländern!
Hier finden Sie eine Zusammenfassung und eine detaillierte Erklärung über die X-Files Mythologie finden.

Mytharc Primer : German edition

26 Nov 2015, 00:10

EatTheCorn turns 10 years old today!

Looking back at what has been achieved, looking forward to the future…

10th anniversary!

27 Nov 2015, 09:43

#XFilesRevival 10X01: My Struggle in Courmayeur Festival on Dec-11 (Italy). Length: 52min?

Courmayeur Noir Festival: The X-Files: My Struggle

27 Nov 2015, 18:47

Artist Miran Kim (cover artist on the 1990s XF Topps comics) on recreating the iconic #1 cover for IDW Season 11 #1!


10th anniversary!

Eat The Corn celebrates today its 10th anniversary! The site was launched on this day in 2005.
It’s been a wild ride, with periods of intense activity and long periods of calm, but the X-Files passion always somehow returns. The site started as a repository site for remarks I had on the mythology episodes, trying to “prove” that the mythology did make sense, despite its many mysteries and its tendency to put itself in question all the time. Since then:
  • The remarks grew into full-blown “Field Reports” on every single mythology episode of the series. If put together they would total into a book of several hundred pages! While some early reviews have aged with my evolving writing style, several still hold well, and in all cases they capture a unique energy and enthusiasm about the series.
  • The reviews led to the synthetic picture presented in the Mytharc Primer, a complete explanation of the mythology connecting all the dots. Since it was written, the site and its collaborators have developed Spanish and German translations! — contact me if you want to help me translate it into your language.
  • The search for quotes in the behind-the-scenes making of the series led to the creation of the Ten Thirteen Interviews Database, an archival database with interviews mainly from Chris Carter and crew but not only, that has about 500 entries and aims to expand in the future.
  • The passion for Mark Snow’s music and the great releases of soundtracks in recent years led to the Massive Music Compilation with music list and requests from 150 episodes.
  • In recent years the site has become known for its in-depth “Lowdowns” of the IDW comics, and been thanked by comics author Joe Harris.
  • …and much more in the Dossiers section, such as a Chris Carter interview with partner site the X-Files Lexicon, a review of all visual influences on the X-Files, and more.
  • The site has expanded to Facebook and Twitter, where there’s much more activity now than on the core website.
The site began just as the entire series finished being edited in DVD. It went through a period of low activity in all things Chris Carter, then through the resurgence of activity around the release of the second film and the Back to Frank Black campaign, the rumors of Carter’s new series — then again a period of calm until the comics started in 2013, and with them a wave of 1990s revivals that brought the X-Files back to current pop culture discussions. And so here we are in 2015, on the verge of the release of the definitive BluRay edition of the series, and of the return of the X-Files on the small screen!
EatTheCorn has become, dare I say, one of the reference sites worldwide for the X-Files and Chris Carter. It’s been a great ride! And I hope you’ll continue sharing the rest of the road with me.

Mytharc Primer : German edition

After the Spanish version a few months ago, EatTheCorn is proud to present its Mytharc Primer, the definitive chronicle and explanation of the X-Files mythology (until further notice in barely a few months’ time!…) — in German!

Begrüßen unsere Besucher aus Deutschland, Österreich, der Schweiz und anderen Ländern!

Hier finden Sie eine Zusammenfassung und eine detaillierte Erklärung über die X-Files Mythologie finden.

E.T.C internationaler Bereich > Deutsch

Das Akte-X Elementarbuch

Abschnitt 0: Die Mythologie in kurzen Worten
Abschnitt 1: Biogenese (vom großen Knall zum 20. Jahrhundert)
Abschnitt 2: Neue Welt (2. Weltkrieg bis 1973)
Abschnitt 3: Ein kollaboratives Syndikat (1973-1998)
Abschnitt 4: Hintergedanken (1996-2000)
Abschnitt 5: Zurück zu Plan A (2000-2012)
Abschnitt 6: Schicksale (1992-2008)

PDF Version

Vielen Dank an Lady3Jane und Antje für die Übersetzung.

Hinweis: Der Text wurde trotz monatelanger Suche und mehrfachen Anfragen innerhalb des deutsch-sprachigen X-Files Fandom noch nicht durch einen zweiten Bearbeiter gegengelesen und kann grammatikalische und/oder inhaltliche Fehler enthalten. Helfer können sich via die Kontaktseite melden.

S11#2-3-4: The Lowdown

As with Hosts in Season 10, so does Home Again in Season 11 follows the mythological opening of the season and consists in a sequel of sorts of a classic “monster-of-the-week” case of the X-Files.

Spoilers after the jump.