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Social media archive: 2016 (part 1)

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Jan 02, 2016 23:17

3 weeks left! A round-up of the latest news, general pre-launch feeling and tie-in products around in this busy and exciting time for XF fandom!

Three weeks and counting…


Jan 03, 2016 16:10

Carter doesn’t like spoilers, no surprise here!

The Hollywood Reporter: Chris Carter on Rebooting ‘The X-Files’ in a Spoiler-Obsessed Culture

Jan 07, 2016 9:56

The airing order of #XFilesRevival is revealed to be the following (via producer Gabe Rotter, via XFilesNews – http://xfiles.news/index.php/news/latest-news/1045-txf-season-10-founder-s-mutation-will-air-on-01-25):

“My Struggle” – 01/24/16 – 10PM (Aprox.)
“Founder’s Mutation” – 01/25/16 – 8PM
“Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster” 02/01/16 – 8PM
“Home Again” – 02/08/16 – 8PM
“Babylon” – 02/15/16 – 8PM
“My Struggle II” – 02/22/16 – 8PM (Season Finale)

A press release is also up for the second episode (http://www.spoilertv.com/2016/01/the-x-files-episode-1002-founders.html)
This order is production order 1-5-3-2-4-6, so very different compared to what we naturally thought would be the airing order — especially since the second produced “Home Again” sounded like a natural choice for the a second episode. Mulder and Scully are said to follow an emotional arc throughout the six episodes, with each episode evolving from the previous one and significant elements of the past we believe are revealed in the two “My Struggle”s but also in “Founder’s Mutation”.
Whether the exact airing order was determined beforehand, with production order following actor or other constraints, or whether it was decided in post-production once executive producers Carter and Morgan saw the whole 6 and how they flowed, we do not know (https://twitter.com/Annealiz1/status/684814044767883265). Perhaps this whole business shows that episodes are more independent from each other than Carter would like to admit, perhaps not.
Some more thoughts on the reordering, including some spoilers on actors appearances and re-appearances around the episodes, can be found here: https://twitter.com/DemijanOmeragic/status/684879670450491394

Jan 08, 2016 19:00

All the writers room and much more is here! An excellent history from inception success twilight and revival!…

The Hollywood Reporter: When ‘The X-Files’ Became A-List: An Oral History of Fox’s Out-There Success Story

Jan 11, 2016 17:19

#mythXplained “Within/Without”: The main shortcoming of Season 8 is that…it exists! that the story was not wrapped up properly with the two leads at the end of season 7. Otherwise, these episodes launch one of the most interesting periods of the show, with a solid new lead in Robert Patrick, a great sense of purpose and a welcome return to the darkness of earlier seasons. But these episodes are not free of flaws: mainly the ret-conning of Mulder’s illness, and long scenes in the desert as if material for a bit more than one episode was spread over two episodes.

8X01: Within / 8X02: Without


Jan 11, 2016 17:25

#mythXplained “Per Manum”: The plot thickens, with some great material — experiments in fertility clinics, double agents and general paranoia — and some less so — the unnecessary “who’s the daddy?” plotline. Still, in hindsight, this episode shows how well the season as a whole had been plotted in advance, possibly the only XF season where this happened! (Despite the feature film at its end, season 5 was much more loosely plotted/interlinked.)

8X08: Per Manum


Jan 11, 2016 17:28

#mythXplained “This Is Not Happening”: Everyone will agree that this is one of the best X-Files mythology episodes. The Mulder missing/dead drama at its height, the introduction of Monica Reyes (back when her character was still quirky and thus interesting), the return of Jeremiah Smith, alien cults and great performances overall!

8X14: This Is Not Happening / 8X15: DeadAlive


Jan 11, 2016 17:44

#mythXplained “DeadAlive”: …and then things get more complicated. A dramatic time jump — to allow for the launch of The Lone Gunmen spin-off series — and Mulder very literally returns from the dead. While the episode tries to mix older mythology elements (Krycek, the vaccine against the Black Oil) with new mysteries, it really fails to clearly explain the central mystery: why were these replicants-to-be dumped randomly, and why Mulder’s replication failed. The tense mysterious atmosphere and production values still make this a success, but at this point the mythology starts challenging suspension of disbelief seriously.

8X14: This Is Not Happening / 8X15: DeadAlive


Jan 11, 2016 22:53

#XFilesRevival “My Struggle” 1st minute. See a decade of X-Files unfurl before your eyes!


Check out the opening minute of The X-Files before it airs January 24! DoYouStillBelieve.com.

Jan 11, 2016 23:04

Do you still believe?
D-13 days.

Jan 12, 2016 10:30

X-Files Files podcaster and #XFilesRevival guest star Kumail Nanjiani’s much-awaited chat with Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny, one late night during the shooting of Darin Morgan’s episode, “Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster”!…

FERALAUDIO.COM: 55 – Kumail Talks To David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on the set of The X-Files

Jan 13, 2016 00:19

Approx. 2 more minutes of “My Struggle” are now online!…

SpoilerTV: The X-Files – Episode 10.01 – My Struggle – Sneak Peeks *Updated*

Jan 13, 2016 00:23

DailyMail stardom!…

“The two may watch now that they will be shown in flashbacks on the reboot. They will appear in episodes two and four.”
“Founder’s Mutation” and “Home Again”? Surely this is wrong. I guess more like “Babylon” and “My Struggle II”.

Daily Mail: EXCLUSIVE: The twins that played Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny’s baby on The X-Files are now teens and work as models… as they confess they’ve NEVER seen the series

Jan 13, 2016 10:41

Jimmy Kimmel, Mulder, Scully and the Mystery of the 1990s Nostalgia. Epic! And let’s hope that the #XFilesRevival will be more than that.


Jan 14, 2016 00:21

More #XFilesRevival Premiere press from Carter and the cast, old and new.

Variety: Chris Carter and Cast Explain Why ‘The X-Files’ Revival Is ‘a Trip Down Memory Lane’

Jan 14, 2016 11:44

Duchovny being very candid about Fox’s (non)promotion of IWTB — very different from what we are seeing now for the promotion of the revival from Fox *Television*. #XF3, why not?

HitFix: David Duchovny on the second ‘X-Files’ movie: Fox botched the release

Jan 14, 2016 12:07

Darin Morgan’s episode Press Release & Synopsis!

Cast: They managed to bring back the two stoner kids from “War of the Coprophages” and “Quagmire”! + Alex Diakun, another 1013/Darin familiar!

“When a dead body is found in the woods, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate whether it was an animal attack, a serial killer or just maybe a strange creature as described by eyewitnesses. Meanwhile, Mulder is able to confront some of his own demons about feeling disillusioned with his life’s work”

SpoilerTV: The X-Files – Episode 10.03 – Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster – Press Release & Promotional Photos *Updated*

Jan 14, 2016 22:00

#mythXplained “Three Words”: By now The X-Files is a fully serialized show, with an ensemble cast and storylines unfolding on a week-to-week basis. These are episodes of transition between the old guard, chief among them Mulder, who feels awkward, and the new. A good, classic, efficient episode that recalls many previous ones, notably the Lone Gunmen-aided infiltration of a facility in “Memento Mori”, and a meetup with an informant in a running field like in “Deep Throat”…

8X18: Three Words


Jan 14, 2016 22:04

#mythXplained “Vienen”: The buddy action adventure of Mulder and Doggett! “New” writer Steven Maeda resurrects the Black Oil, last seen (in this form) in the movie 3 years before, and has the obvious idea to link it…to the oil drilling business. A solid episode, that hints at story developments that could have been followed around the Black Oil virus and immunity that were not exploited fully…

8X16: Vienen


Jan 14, 2016 22:11

#mythXplained “Essence/Existence”: Season 8 ends and like with the previous season it could have been the end of it all. Same issues as with “Within/Without”, too many scenes in a single setting (here, underground parking lot). Confusing happenings with who hunts the baby and why. An oddly directed ending for a beloved character that should not have been. A “who’s the daddy?” that is unnecessarily drawn out to beyond the end. And, in retrospective, a very interesting season that ultimately raises too many questions for this to be the end, making a season 9 necessary (as opposed to last year)!

8X20: Essence / 8X21: Existence



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