Abandoned Scripts

As a huge fan of The X-Files (as I assume everyone on here is), I was just wondering, were there any really interesting story ideas or cool scripts that were drafted, but never finalized that stick out or have interesting stories?

For instance, I remember reading in a book that Duchovny wanted to write and direct an episode about Mulder being abducted during the eighth season, but the idea was vetoed. Any other situations like that? I’ve always been fascinated by that kind of thing.

Thank you,


Ottawa, Kansas

There were a lot of notions for scripts that never got written — I always wondered about a story idea Glen Morgan and James Wong had that they never wrote, about the ghost in Lincoln’s bedroom — but I’ve forgotten practically all of them. Surprisingly few concepts that we actually managed to develop didn’t eventually make it to screen in one form or another.