I’ve been having a blast the past couple months working on a new series, and I can finally share the news: I’ve come aboard “Transporter: The Series.” We’ll be shooting starting next month in Morocco, Prague and Toronto. It’s going to be great!
i just want to let you know about our xf3 letter campaign to fox.
yes, the letter still exists and it is still on its way around the world to all the wonderful philes!
so far it has been in 8 countries (it is in russia actually) and through the hands of 44 philes, who made their signatures on the list, who made photos, which you can see on our page on facebook and who are sending it to the next phile on the list.
i sent the letter in march and there have been lots of delays because of lazy post-offices, strikes or illness of philes and there have been times, when i thought, the letter was gone or when i couldn’t get in contact to a phile… but i never gave up! and there has been always the one special day, after waiting for a response from the phile for weeks, when i receive a mail or pm, that the letter arrived! this shows me never to give up hope in general and never give up hope on xf3!
and this is my personal message to all the philes i got in contact to so far because just of this project:
you all are wonderful! i found a lot of good friends and besides of the letter, with some of you we also shared private things. a big thanks to all of you for your participation and communication and efforts to make the letter-campaign continue!
it is a great experience to see, how philes around the world are working together to make our wish of xf3 come true!
even if this tooks much longer, as i thought in march!
have all (and frank too) a merry christmas and a happy new year and let’s hope that the letter will be finished in 2014!
all my best wishes to all of you!
It’s about two months since our meeting in Rome (I’m still speechless about everything that happened there, by the way) but eventually I was able to cover the complete event for all the international philes too.
Last, but not the least, in this post on our website there is the complete transcript of that wonderful and magical conversation we had before your official appointments with the Fiction Fest.
Speaking about our conversation, and specifically about the “Lincoln’s bedroom” thing, I found this on Wikipedia. Look at the “Season 4″ section. Is this what you were talking about?
That day in Rome was perfect and I really have to thank *YOU* for making everything possible. Now that you’re an Italian citizen I really hope we could have more days like that.
During the talk I asked you which was the best moment you had on The X-Files. Then, I thought “What could be mine?”, as an X-Files fan of course. Even though I’m really tempted to choose that day in Rome… I think my favourite moment will be the one when I’ll receive an email from you with just these words: “We have the greenlight.”
PS: By the way, I have a whole new page filled with other questions just waiting for you!
Two of my dearest friends, Dayna Loder and Leah Perkins, will be married in Seattle today. While Dayna insists the October 13 date was coincidental to securing the Pacific Science Center as a venue, everyone in attendance knows the X-Files date reference was both fortunate, and completely intentional.
These gloriously nerdy women have been a light in my life from the day I met them. In the case of Dayna, that was a little over 5 years ago, in a mexican restaurant in Encino, California, where 20 or X-Files fans, who’d all joined your Big Light social network, had decided to meet before the LA Film fest. From that day forward, I cannot imagine a life that did not include Dayna as my friend. A few years later, during a brief stay in Seattle, on her way to visit me in Vancouver, Dayna met Leah. It proved to be one of those instantaneous and sickeningly adorable matches.
They will celebrate their marriage in spectacular fashion, with nerd themed costumes, surrounded by family, friends, philes, and rumours of a few dozen local Star Wars fan club storm troopers. They’ve never been a conventional couple, and I would expect nothing less.
I wanted to say thank you, because if it were not for the addition of your Big Light social network, I never would have met either of these brilliant women (not to mention Erica, Carlotta, Liz, Angie, Rochelle, Karen, and dozens of others, many of whom will also be at the wedding). We so often forget the origins of how a friendship came to be, and lose sight of how little decisions we make may ultimately have powerful results. However unwittingly, you helped introduce me to the finest people I know. Thank you.
What a wonderful story — thanks for sharing it, Mya. Huge congratulations, Dayna and Leah!!
If Mulder had never returned from the dead, and if The X-Files had continued on for more seasons, and if Gillian had been on board for more seasons, do you think that the writers would have eventually explored a romantic relationship between Doggett and Scully? I think the basis for that relationship was secured in the final seasons (even with the addition of Reyes’s attraction to Doggett). I’m a Mulder/Scully fan, but I do enjoy the possibilities that were apparent between Doggett and Scully, and I’d like to think that if Mulder had never returned and was truly, factually dead, that Scully would have found love and happiness with Doggett.
There’s a lot of “ifs” in there, and one never knows, but I tend to doubt it, Angelica. Any Twitter fans reading this, please feel free to weigh in!
As my friends at Beyond the Sea announced, I will be screening The X-Files episodes ”Memento Mori” and “Milagro” (selected with assistance from all my Twitter pals) and speaking at the Rome Fiction Fest on Monday, September 30. Look forward to seeing a lot of X-Philes there!
When I was searching for an animated gif of the basement scene in David Duchovny’s “The Unnatural,” where Scully says “Have you ever entertained the idea of trying to find life on this planet?” I instead found this lovely picspam post on livejournal.
It combines images and quotes of The X-Files‘ Season 6.
Why am I sending it to you? Because the other day I read this interview Chris gave, wherein he points out, that “The X-Files from the beginning was a very visual show.” I think that the online fan community and posts like the one I am forwarding to you here, sort of present to us those elements, that made The X-Files so successful.
Take this Season 6 picspam:
1) You have the cast — including David and Gillian, who brought Mulder and Scully to life in their unique ways. They added so much depth to the characters and made us forget, that these two were fictional characters as originally invented by Chris.
2) You have the ‘great visual storytelling,’ that was unique and spooky in the beginning, has inspired other filmmakers in their work and has fans screencapping, photoshopping and vidding to this day.
3) But the post also features memorable quotes of the episodes. This was always something that I liked most about the show; both the MOTW and the mythology episode were built on ideas, which you could later on discuss with friends. It was ‘about something’. More than that, it had this huge variety of drama, comedy, action … . Which is why the show could never be reduced to either the mythology nor the Monster of the Week episodes.
Of course, you do know all of that already. I merely thought, that you might enjoy browsing through these images and quotes like through an old photoalbum.
By the way, someone on tumblr also turned your famous “you can’t get the truth” quote into a gifset, which since has gone viral.
As always, I still hope that Chris and you might bring together a XF3 script about what was once rumoured to become the greatest “shit-storm of all time” and would ensure that the truth will come to the world, as it’s come to Mulder. I think it was that Snowden guy, who recently said “Truth is coming, and it cannot be stopped.”
Until then, I’ll just keep remembering ‘how that music used to make me smile,’ and thank you and all the people involved in the making of The X-Files and bringing together fans from all over the world, who feel a little less spooky and were encouraged to follow their hopes and truths.
I wish you a lovely autumn season In London and hope that your future work for Hunted might lead you to Berlin :).
Dear Frank & Co,
We congratulate you all with the 20th anniversary of The X-Files upon us. Thanks for this amazing show that gave us an unbelievable world and beloved characters. Thanks for all these years that we spent searching for the truth. You did so much for us. Thank you! The X-Files has changed the lives of many people. From someone who just enjoyed the show for what it was to someone who chose a career thanks to this TV series. We want to show you our fan project; we have collected a “dossier” of some Russian fans. All these people grew up watching The X-Files. And they all unique individuals. We hope you’ll like it.
With best wishes, the Russian portal of The X-Files
Hello Frank and people from X-Files News,
I am a big fan. I have never been the pushy, nerdy type of phile. But after so many years I couldn’t resist anymore and I have sent the following to Fox (see below). I have never been really active on a forum of any kind, but I do read the stuff. And I must say, X-Files News: THANKS for existing. And Frank, to you and all your XF-colleagues. I love you guys for everything you have done the past 20 years. X-Files made me get into the intellectual sci-fi genre, and even literature in general. I even went to university to write my master’s thesis in comparative literature about Sci Fi, architecture, literature and cinema.
If anyone of you would ever come to my tiny, but beautiful country. My city, Ghent, my house, my mom’s cooking and some very fine special beers, a medieval city tour in my town: I’d do it all! And I mean it. I host coachsurfers as a hobby.
Crossing my fingers for the next X-Files movie. Wishing you all the best and luck with your future products.
Kind Regards – Cordialement – Met vriendelijke groeten
Dear Sir/Madam at Fox,
I am Pieter from Belgium. A big fan of genre television and cinema. In the ninetees I was a big fan of The X-Files. And I recently started re-watching some of the episodes. And after so many years it struck me that looking at it now is not what you would expect (low budget, costumes, poor effects). No, the slow paced eery atmosphere and the intriguing mythology, the good acting and directing, it’s all very cool and retro now. Friends of mine who never watched it, they love it when I put it up.
Of course I was also there to watch the last movie in 2008. I liked it as a fan, but I understand why it got minor ratings and low box office numbers. It was a low budget movie, a personal story. Not the best way to revitalize it to the bigger public.
However, we are 5 years later now, and I strongly believe that now is the right time. Enough time has passed, for people who watched it in the 90′s, 2013 is becoming the year of the retrospectives and most people would agree that X-Files was one of the best shows on the air at the time.
Fox, you also know that everyone from cast and crew is on board. Why not give it a shot? If you look at the reception at internet fora, comic cons, etc when the cast is reuniting for the 20th anniversary, there is so much enthusiasm With the right marketing and the right budgets, you could make a solid hit. Not a new Dark Knight, no, not that. But a decent supernatural story, unlike everything that is coming into theaters nowadays.
Or for example, this article, one of many, can convince you?
Can you give me an idea of what the status is at Fox?
If memory serves me correctly, Scully’s weapon in the first season was much smaller than Mulder’s.
It looked like a Walther PPK, which meant it was underpowered and had a small magazine.
In Season 3, her pistol got a lot bigger. It also had a nickel finish, unlike Mulder.
I don’t think it was until Season 4 or 5 that both agents had the same weapon. I also think that one deleted scene from Fight the Future had Scully with a hand cannon that looked like a Desert Eagle.
Was it a conscious decision on the producers’ part to give Scully a smaller pistol than Mulder in the beginning? If so, did the producers decide, ‘Wow, we need to increase her firepower’ before finally throttling back?
I wasn’t on the show the first season, but I doubt it was a conscious decision to give Scully a smaller weapon. I’m afraid I don’t know the answer to this one. I’m not sure if even Chris Carter or Ken Hawryliw, the property master during the show’s first five seasons in Vancouver, would remember why her weapon was changed.