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  • #497
    ScarletSherlock
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    I know we have several fans of The X-Files here! IT’S BACK! Not just rumors, for real! http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/x-files-revived-at-fox-783960?utm_source=twitter

    David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are both signed on to reprise the roles of FBI agents Mulder and Scully.

    It’s official: the truth is still out there.

    Months of rumblings about a TV revival of Fox’s landmark series, The X-Files, have panned out. The drama is set to return for a limited run on its original network.

    Both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have locked in to reprise the respective roles of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, parts they originated in 1993 and played (for the most part) over nine seasons and two feature films. Production on the six-part series this summer, with a premiere date to be announced at a later date.

    “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said series creator and executive producer Chris Carter, also returning. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

    For Fox Television Group chairmen and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman, it’s also a reunion. They were both with 20th Century Fox Television when the studio first launched the serial about paranormal investigations more than 20 years ago.
    “We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of The X-Files – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” said Newman and Walden. “The X-Files was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as The X-Files, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

    They’re not the only ones who’ve been waiting. The series boasts a rabid fan base. The films raked in a respective $190 and $68 million worldwide. And at its high point, between the fourth and sixth seasons, the series was grabbing nearly 20 million viewers a week. It was the highest-rated show on Fox at the time.

    The X Files has since earned the status as one of the greatest incubators for TV writer talent from the last 30 years. Alums of the writers room include Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan and Homeland’s Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon — among many others.

    It seems that any late series is fair game for resurrection these days. Showtime recently landed a revival of David Lynch’s iconic Twin Peaks, and Fox brought back another 20th TV property, 24, just last year. Walden and Newman have also mentioned being open about an event treatment of Prison Break.

    I’m super-psyched for Twin Peaks, too. Would we consider Fox Mulder and Dale Cooper to be Holmes archetypes? Sort of?

    "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE

  • #498
    Le Chat Noir
    Le Chat Noir
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    I AM SO EXCITED I COULD DIE.

    I don’t know if Mulder is Holmes-esque. He’s not really that great an FBI agent, is he? *ducks* I mean, he’s so believe-y. I love him, I do, he’s precious to my heart, but he’s not very, y’know, scientific. Bless his heart. The closest he got to Holmes was getting X-rated with Phoebe Green on ACD’s grave. Stop it, you classy trollops!

    “Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”

  • #499
    ScarletSherlock
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    HAHA he’s so…not. I suppose I was thinking in terms of how he and Cooper are both sorta eccentric and Mulder gets a little bit “you know my methods” with Scully at times. I forgot about ACD’s grave. That was gross! lol

    "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE

    • #501
      Le Chat Noir
      Le Chat Noir
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      That wasn’t gross — that was awesome fanfiction smut from Chris Carter! Yeah, that image made an impression on my poor kitten mind back in the day. 😉

      I actually can’t remember much if anything about Cooper; I wasn’t tooooo into “Twin Peaks,” believe it or not. I watched it, but I didn’t worship it like I did with “X-Files.”

      Definitely in terms of eccentricities, I can agree with you on both counts though. I think some Sherlock somewhere should eat sunflower seeds. BECAUSE. I think Holmes should tip his wee cap to Mulder!

      “Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”

  • #502
    ScarletSherlock
    ScarletSherlock
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    I just remember being SO PUT OUT by that. I was a wee little thing. Speaking of wee little things, Mark Sheppard is SO WEE in his firestarter episode. It makes me gleeful.

    I didn’t see a lot of Twin Peaks until I was older. Bob scared the BEJESUS out of me. I still have a nightmare sometimes where a creepy dude is crawling up my bed. FREAKY AS HALE

    I’m surprised Downey Holmes didn’t do that. He eats a lot in his films. The blueberries in Avengers was totally him just snacking on set and no one told him to stop. XD

    "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE

    • #505
      Le Chat Noir
      Le Chat Noir
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      I loved Mark Sheppard in Fire. So unbelievable menacing and awesome.
      Well, someone needs to put a bag of sunflower seeds in the RDJ’s hand and direct him to chew and spit. Did men in Victorian England snack on sunflower seeds? Can we get someone to look that up? I pretty sure it would be anachronistic, but I’m ready to give it a pass. A bag of seeds could be costumed in a steampunk sort of satchel. This could easily happen. Put me on it, Guy Ritchie!

      “Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”

    • #516
      Cionaudha
      Cionaudha
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      BOB. Holy mother of God. I was all alone in the house when I saw the episode where Bob first shows up. He was the reason I couldn’t keep watching the show. Too askeered!

      • #517
        ScarletSherlock
        ScarletSherlock
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        I think there’s a certain age group that has a legitimate fear of creepy scruffy guys because of him. That was just SO DISTURBING. A lot of the show was, but man, Bob is the WORST.

        "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE

  • #733

    The Speckled Band
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    X-Files!!!!!!!!!! The first show I ever wrote fanfiction for and included a total Mary Sue character. In my defense I had no idea what a Mary Sue was. LOL! This was during the AOL times and I was in an X-Files newsgroup where I promptly received the nickname Morley because my username was CSMsWife. Hahaha!

    Roylott: You scoundrel, sir. I've heard of you before! You are Holmes the meddler, Holmes the busybody, Holmes the Scotland Yard Jack-in-office!

    Holmes: [short burst of laughter] Your conversation really is most entertaining. If you would close the door, on your way out, as there is a decided draught.

  • #738
    ScarletSherlock
    ScarletSherlock
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    LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLL I did not know about the Morley incident. That is awesome!

    "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE

    • #741

      The Speckled Band
      Participant

      Yes! I still talk to a few of those girls too. We each got a “couch cushion” and were picked items from the show to become keepers of. I also ran an X-Files newsletter that I would send through e-mail. I quit when a girl said she hoped Tea Leoni lost her baby when she got pregnant. NOT COOL!!

      Roylott: You scoundrel, sir. I've heard of you before! You are Holmes the meddler, Holmes the busybody, Holmes the Scotland Yard Jack-in-office!

      Holmes: [short burst of laughter] Your conversation really is most entertaining. If you would close the door, on your way out, as there is a decided draught.

    • #742
      Le Chat Noir
      Le Chat Noir
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      I’m pretty sure X-Files was my first introduction to fan fiction. Gawd, so young and innocent was I! I remember the Gossamer website with great fondness. I don’t even know if it exists anymore.

      And I think you can be forgiven for writing a Mary Sue. That’s so sweet! Was she an FBI agent? Was she better than Mulder and Scully?

      “Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”

  • #743

    The Speckled Band
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    Oh I was obsessed with Gossamer too! I never posted any of my fic there though.
    Haha! She worked in the police office in the town where they were investigating. As she walked past Mulder he was staring at her ass and Scully smacked his arm. Oh lawd how embarrassing! HAHAHAHA!

    Roylott: You scoundrel, sir. I've heard of you before! You are Holmes the meddler, Holmes the busybody, Holmes the Scotland Yard Jack-in-office!

    Holmes: [short burst of laughter] Your conversation really is most entertaining. If you would close the door, on your way out, as there is a decided draught.

    • #753
      Le Chat Noir
      Le Chat Noir
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      I never even wrote X-Files fic; I was just a trashy reader of awesome filth. 😀

      Now I think your fic sounds cute! I support Mary Sues who make Mulder oogle their asses. That’s in character. And Scully resorting to violence? Huzzah! I think Mulder often needs his ass handed to him on a silver platter. I mean, I love Mulder, but …

      “Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”

  • #805
    Sherlockian
    Sherlockian
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    I don’t know if Mulder is Holmes-esque. He’s not really that great an FBI agent, is he? *ducks* I mean, he’s so believe-y. I love him, I do, he’s precious to my heart, but he’s not very, y’know, scientific. Bless his heart. The closest he got to Holmes was getting X-rated with Phoebe Green on ACD’s grave. Stop it, you classy trollops!

    This is that conversation between Green and Mulder.

    Phoebe Green: Unless l’m mistaken ten years seem sufficient time to have forgiven if not forgotten a few youthful indiscretions.

    Fox Mulder: l’m cursed with a photographic memory.

    Phoebe Green: Then don’t you tell me that you’ve forgotten a certain youthful indiscretion atop Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s tombstone on a misty night in Windlesham.

    😛 I wonder how and what kind of indiscretion could have happened atop this:

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    "Never mind your usual petty puzzles of the police-court." – Mycroft Holmes

  • #806
    ScarletSherlock
    ScarletSherlock
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    HAHAHAHAHA that looks like it would hurt. :mrgreen:

    "My name is Sherlock Holmes. It is my business to know what other people don't know." BLUE

    • #810
      Le Chat Noir
      Le Chat Noir
      Moderator

      DELIGHTFUL! Thank you, writer of “Fire,” for that yummy scene of carnal defacement of ACD’s grave. 😯

      “Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here.”

  • #809
    Sherlockian
    Sherlockian
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    Other bits from that episode:

    Mulder: So what brings you on this detour to Washington DC, lnspector?

    Green: l figured my friend Mulder couldn’t resist a three-pipe problem.

    Or this:

    Scully: So, Sherlock, is the game afoot?

    Mulder: Afraid so, Watson.

    "Never mind your usual petty puzzles of the police-court." – Mycroft Holmes

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