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“I have never met anyone so passionate and dedicated to a belief as you. It’s so intense that sometimes it’s blinding.”

x-files fun facts pt.1

1. Chris Carter came up with the idea for The X-Files when he read a report saying 3.7 million people have claimed to have been abducted by aliens. 

2. Chris Carter traveled the world as a writer for Surfer magazine before coming up with inspiration for The X-Files. 

3. Mulder’s first name, Fox, was inspired by a childhood friend of Carter’s and is not, as many believe, a nod to the network the show played on. 

4. Mulder is the maiden name of Carter’s mother.

5. Dana Scully was named after legendary L.A. Dodgers broadcaster Vin Scully 

6. Mulder is a believer and Scully is a skeptic when in real life the true is opposite for the actors who portray them.

7. The character of Dana Scully was inspired by Clarice Starling from Silence of the Lambs. 

8. Jodie Foster voiced the talking tattoo in the Season 4 episode “Never Again.” 

9. According to Carter, Fox Network executives wanted to replace Anderson because they wanted a more “glamorous bombshell” for the part. 

10. Anderson was only 24 years old when was cast in the show.

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Cute Things from Stephen King’s original script for “Chinga (Before Chris Carter’s re-write):

1. Scully herself is a victim of the grocery store frenzy caused by the doll; she ends up hitting herself in the head, but later lies to Mulder over the phone, saying she’s fine, because she doesn’t want him to worry. 

2. Mulder is NOT completely helpless in this version of the script; in fact, he is preparing to go make a speech at a university, but bails to go see Scully when an officer faxes him a picture of Scully hurting herself in the grocery store (more on this below).

3. Actual lines from the original script:

*After Scully suggests ergot poisoning may have caused the grocery store attack, Mulder goes into graphic detail about the effects it has on people, and Scully responds, “I love it when you talk dirty.”

*A minute later, Scully declines Mulder’s offer to come help her, and when he then wonders why she called him, she responds, “I guess I just missed the sound of your voice.”

4. The ending scene, as written by King, is amazing. (One final note before you read it: in the original script it is even more obvious that Sheriff Jack Bonsaint has a crush on Scully. And at the end of the episode he asks for her number, implying that he would maybe come to see her in Washington D.C. Then, this happens):

BONSAINT: Maybe we could—
He stops, realizing that she’s stopped paying attention to him. He sees where she’s looking, over at a man in a topcoat who is sitting on the bench outside. There’s a briefcase between his knees. It’s MULDER. Scully is out of the car almost before it stops, and hurrying over to him, her face amazed and intense. Behind them, Bonsaint gets out and stands watching. Maybe he won’t find any business to do in Washington, after all. Maybe there wouldn’t be much point.
SCULLY: What are you doing here, Mulder? How did you get here?
MULDER: Hitched a ride from Andrews to Portsmouth Naval Air Station in an F-111. Those Navy kids drive fast. You okay, Scully?
SCULLY: Fine. Why did you come?
MULDER: (shrugs; smiles) I thought you needed help. Call it woman’s intuition.
SCULLY: What about your speech? Weren’t you supposed to give a speech at George Washington University tonight?
MULDER: The world’s not short of speeches, Scully. It’ll get along without mine.
They reach the top of the steps and face each other. This is a classic lovers’ shot, profiles like you’d see on a Valentine’s heart, lit by one radiant overhead globe.
SCULLY: This is the second time I’ve seen you tonight, Mulder.
MULDER: Really? Want to tell me about it?
SCULLY: It might hurt my credibility.
MULDER: (identical delivery) Really? Want to tell me about it?
CAMERA moves in on Scully as she thinks. 
SCULLY: I might. I believe I just might.

FADE TO BLACK

SCULLY: (in the black, and with a touch of reverb, perhaps) I believe—

The X-Files: The Collector’s Set will be released on Blu-ray for the first time on December 8 via Fox. That gives you just enough time to watch all 202 episodes before the new event series premieres on January 24.

Created by Chris Carter, the hit show aired from 1993 until 2002. The box set features more than 23 hours of content across all nine seasons. Read on for a list of special features.

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I really. really. REALLY. want to write Chris Carter hate mail.

1. I’ll thank him tho’ for creating The X Files and giving us all life purpose.

2. I’ll tell him I’ve been hating him forever because the tension he created between Scully and Mulder and never gave us some damn sex scene. Seriously. We all got needs.

Originally posted by startwreck

3. I’ll tell him I do love him for his crazy good and clever writing.

4. I’ll tell him I’ll hate him for forgetting about that good writing in this damned. Season 10.

— and off I go.

He had so much to work with and in some moments he did. BUT HE KNEW HE HAD SIX EPISODE. SIX. SIX. The ‘My Struggle’ arc could have lasted six episodes. And really. Some episodes were amusing especially the monster one. That one was just so clever so I enjoyed watching but others were just full of bullsht especially if you know you only got 6 episodes.

Why bring in those damn useless Einstein en wherever his name was characters. WHY!? Entertainment purpose? The show was more entertaining without them for years. Why don’t they get that Scully and Mulder are the heart of this show and that fans come back for them. And that all the storylines are great but they are great because they are written around Scully and Mulder.


Originally posted by robotjedi

Seriously I could manage them being characters in one episode (Einstein etc) but why bother bringing them up. You only have 45 minutes and 6 episodes why bother us with getting to know and like new characters !? (especially if they can’t act). It just felt  forced. And like the network was preparing us for a new series with scully and mulder 2.0 (and they suck). So thanks for coming but bye.

Originally posted by poedamero-n

Also, why so much talk. The dialogue was so badly written at times. All such a cliché. And its not because its 2015. Cause I’ve seen the series a few years ago. And it worked. The X files is timeless and thats why its so strong. But now at times it felt like i was watching a B-movie. This, also, because of the bad editing at times. Seriously… Who edited that… cause for example that fight scene… you may cut faster you know….

And then, Scully and Mulder..HOW ON EARTH DID THEY HANDLE THEM!? I mean it never felt like they were really back. They hardly got any alone screen time. Is Chris afraid to write for them!? Too stubborn to let them really be together. And everytime i felt like they were going somewhere he threw in William or some cliché line. I’m all for exploring William’s story but you need to do that if you got the time for it. Or if you want to create the time for it.

They should have put more effort in this story. Not just create separate stories. Create 6 episodes; with different smaller storylines but overal the “my struggle” storyline should have been in all 6. It was just so forced and out of the blue for it to come back in the last episode. Mulder and Scully just learned about a huge cover up and then decide to let it rest for 4 episodes!? LMAO. Seriously, give your viewer some credit. Also Scully trying to save the world with a bit of her blood and magically finding the cure while TCSM as been working on his evil plan for years… REALLY!? I mean scully is superwoman. No really she is. But that is just redic.

I am just so upset because if CC knew this is the end why not cover up your story. Thats what fans have been waiting for; thats why it came back. To give us closure. Closure he never gave and closure that is needed. Its like he can’t let it go, but do the show some good and let go of your own issues and give us what we want. And deserve. And what your characters deserve.

He had six episodes to give us, mulder and scully, about William, Mulders sister etc. But instead he filled it with, at times, useless info. Explore Mulder and Scully’s relationship cause i still don’t know where they are at.

Also, if Mulder and Scully broke up and were finally together after all these years I’d expect more tension between them. Instead of them suddenly making a walk in the garden hand in hand. Just give me some tension. Just like the old days. Also, in my opinion, she wasn’t worried enough about Mulder in the finale. (its even weird to call it a finale)

And if you know that this isn’t the end and there is a new season coming. TELL US. Cause then we’d be less upset. The whole season i was thinking: ‘ok this is nice, this is fun, but why are we seeing THIS if we only got 6 episodes. Who in his right mind is making this show’

I’m sorry. I wish I had loved it all but.. this wasn’t good.

And if this really was the end. You all had us fooled with your new season ideas Mr. Carter. I wish you had left it alone then. I really do.

And your interview didn’t help either

— “What would you say to fans who feel cheated by the lack of resolution?”

“I’ll go back to what I just said: We’ve always ended with a cliffhanger. This isn’t a movie; it’s a TV series. Any resolution would have to lead to more stories to tell. If they feel cheated, they’re not familiar with how we’ve done the show. I think they’d feel more cheated if we resolved it and didn’t come back at all.”

LMAO. Sorry. Ok. Thank you for taking the gamble that you’ll come back. Thank you Mr. Carter. If you would know for sure that you’re coming back, this is a different conversation. But no. YOU DON’T. So that is just so cocky and rude to say. Also you probably think you’re coming back but you don’t know when. You just expect us to always come back. Expect your actors to. Sorry but it definitely took some time for Gillian and (especially David) to get into character and you could sense that. I don’t want to see them together when they’re 70.

And again, you don’t have to answer all your questions. That cliffhanger could have worked; but it needed building up to and you had to answer at least some questions. Maybe they could have found William and go from there idk. I’m not the writer but this wasn’t good. That much I know.  And sure, TXF always had cliffhangers. But so did others shows. Lost for example, even more so than TXF, and they had the dignity to give their viewers some closure. This now just feels so stretched. End it with a bang. And don’t try to make more money out of it or just expect us to always come back because you can't” let go. Maybe we are ready.


and now I’m gonna cry in a corner and watch old TXF episodes.

Originally posted by thexfilesareoutthere

This season was really, My Struggle.

I enjoyed it being back but thats the only reason why I enjoyed it. 

Originally posted by cinematears

“If I’m John, then Gillian is Paul, and Rob Bowman is Ringo, because he’s got the hair and he plays drums, and Chris is George Martin, who is actually the most important Beatle, they always say. I want a disclaimer in there, I’m so uncomfortable with the Beatles thing. It’s just the kind of thing people love to get angry about”

-David Duchovny (Details, 1998)