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Are You Looking Forward to the Return of The X-Files?


Unless you’ve you been living under a rock — or illegally detained in a small, poorly lit holding cell by a lying government who knows way more than it’s telling us — you know about the upcoming return of The X-Files on Fox on January 24th. It’s a “thrilling, six-episode event series” from creator/executive producer Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson re-inhabiting their roles as “iconic FBI Agents” Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Also returning: Mitch Pileggi (Mulder’s and Scully’s boss, Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis, who reprises his role as “Cigarette Smoking Man”.

The upcoming event series is said to encompass a mixture of stand-alone episodes and those that further the original show’s seminal mythology. In the opening episode, Mulder and Scully take on a case of a possible alien abductee. (Surprise!)

I watched the original series only sporadically, so I wouldn’t call myself a huge fan like some people. (Looks at JP.) I like that a much-loved show is returning and that the original stars are back. That’s a nice treat for fans.

Will you watch it? Is this something that you welcome or dread? Tell us in the comments!

In the meantime, enjoy some promos:

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6 Comments on Are You Looking Forward to the Return of The X-Files?

  1. The original run of the show ran out of steam long before the finale. It also betrayed long-time fans like me by not giving me any feeling of completion since Chris Carter (who I feel made really poor, ego-driven choices as Executive Producer) had no idea where anything was going. Oddly enough, sort of like the show Lost. This limited run series is going to have to give me something. Don’t make me watch 13 weeks only to be left in the same place I was at the beginning of the first episode. I don’t want a neatly tied bow, I just want a damned story arc that has a beginning, middle and end that leaves me satisfied.

  2. Fwiw, it’s a limited 6 episode run.

  3. Why are you looking at me? The huge fan in my family is my son, and even he hasn’t finished the whole series, only to be disappointed with the ending and lackluster “mythology”.

    But he is looking forward to the mini series.

  4. I’m lukewarm to committing to this series after never having any sense of resolution or getting the questions answered in the show.

  5. Jaime Lee Moyer (@jaimeleemoyer) // November 20, 2015 at 8:14 pm //

    I watched ever single episode of the original series. I was deeply committed to this show and Mulder and Scully as people.

    The thought of the show coming back excites me. It would almost be worth buying a television set to watch it.

  6. I’ve just started rewatching the original series for the first time in like 20 years or whatever, even though I know there’s no final resolution to the central mythos, some bad episodes to come and all the rest. (But hey, there’s also a couple of William Gibson eps. too.) And it’s great!

    You bet I’m looking forward to the new mini-series.

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