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?