XFN on Frank Spotnitz’ Latest Statement

Many of us had been waiting for awhile for some sort of opinion, announcement, or sign of what the future of XF3 would be. We thought that when we delivered thousands of postcards and pictures and got to show some power by trending in Twitter, we would catch the attention of 20th Century Fox and get them to give some positive sign of what we wanted.

But this wasn’t the case, or at least not in a blatant and public way.

Just like we said to all of you when we came back from the meeting at FOX, we have never imagined letting go of our goal, and this latest statement from Frank Spotnitz doesn’t make us waver one bit. He’s very clear in his intentions and resolve to get this movie done, if it depended on him

Is it frustrating to be in this situation? Yes, it is. Is it tiresome? Does it seem like a crazy enterprise? Does it make you question if it will ever happen? 

Yes–to all of those questions. It doesn’t mean though that we’re planning to give up anytime soon.

Just like we said in January, when we set out on this quest of getting XF3 green lit, we never knew it would be so hard, and that in the way there would be so many discussions about why is it worthy to give a chance to something so many people want, and so many talented people are backing up. It would seem natural and a “no brain” situation that XF3 would’ve been green lit by now… And believe us, if you are angry, if you don’t have any more patience, if you’ve lost hope, imagine the many times a day we have to face the same questions ourselves.

Imagine what the creators who love the show – passionate storytellers that created and nurtured these characters for some many years – imagine what they feel whenever they get as frustrated as we get about this very topic.

It would be easy to give up… but the hard road is to keep fighting for the very same purpose that brought us here: To hear one more X-Files story… whenever this happens. If you know us and if you’ve been in this Fandom enough to know your cohorts in every single fan community around the world, you’d know by now that we’re not the ones to take the easy and sunny path.

So to answer Frank’s question… We won’t give up. We hope to have all of you fighting with us, right by our side.

 

The XFN Team

 

Gillian Anderson at “The A.V. Club”

New Gillian Anderson interview up at The A.V. Club by Will Harris. Anderson talks about her history with PBS, Great Expectations and Miss Havisham. She discusses what it was like to work on “all things” and her ideas and thoughts about writing and directing an episode of The X-Files and some future plans for Scully.

Check out the entire interview on their website.

 

 

 

Tip Your Hat for Charity

 

Gillian Anderson is supporting “Wear A Hat Day”, an event meant to bring awareness to the devastating effects of brain tumors. So tomorrow, March, 30th, Gillian and many others will be donning hats. 

The day is sponsored by Brain Tumour Research, an organization working to find better treatments and cures for brain tumors. To find out more about how you can help, visit their website here

The cause is close to Gillian’s heart, for as many of you know, Gillian’s younger brother Aaron passed away due to a brain tumor last September.

In her words, “Brain Tumours kill more children and people under 40 than any other form of cancer and yet research into this devastating disease is seriously underfunded. At best, Research = Cure. At worst, improved outcomes for patients. We need to put more money into research and that is why I’m supporting Brain Tumour Research and their Wear A Hat Day.”

 

Gillian Talks to ‘Vulture’

The always lovely Gillian Anderson has been making the publicity rounds. Great Expectations airs on PBS this Sunday, April 1st, and concludes the next weekend. In an interview with Vulture, published today, she talks about the miniseries,  The X-Files, and the upcoming The Fall, among other things.

Check out the interview here

 

FOX 25th Anniversary Special to Include “The X-Files”

 

This came in the form of a press release to us. The X-Files is indeed one of the shows that made FOX the network that it is today, what do you think of this recognition and what the show has meant to modern television?

 

 

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, March 26, 2012

“FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL”
CELEBRATES THE NETWORK’S FIRST QUARTER-CENTURY
SUNDAY, APRIL 22, ON FOX

Ed O’Neill, Christina Applegate, Katey Sagal and David Faustino Reunite to Salute “Married With Children”

David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Chris Carter from “The X-Files”;

Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley, Gabrielle Carteris and Ian Ziering from “Beverly Hills, 90210”;

Calista Flockhart from “Ally McBeal”; and Patrick Warburton from “The Tick”

Among Talent Scheduled to Appear

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, airing?Sunday, April 22 (8:00-10:00 PM ET/PT), will take an entertaining look back at the groundbreaking and irreverent shows that have defined the network since its first signal transmission on April 5, 1987. The star-studded special will pay tribute to FOX’s most memorable moments with appearances by FOX talent, highlights from iconic series and specials and reunions with cast members from some of the network’s fan-favorite series, including “Married With Children,” among other surprises.

Talent scheduled to appear on FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL include Calista Flockhart from “Ally McBeal”; Gabrielle Carteris, Shannen Doherty, Jason Priestley and Ian Ziering from “Beverly Hills, 90210”; Christina Applegate, David Faustino, Ed O’Neill and Katey Sagal from “Married With Children”; Patrick Warburton from “The Tick”; and Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and creator Chris Carter from “The X-Files.”

The host, additional FOX talent and more cast reunions to be announced.

FOX’s 25th ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL is executive-produced by Don Mischer and Charlie Haykel. Juliane Hare will serve as producer and Louis J. Horvitz will direct the special.

-FOX-

Mulder: One of TV’s Most Memorable Detectives

“I have lived with a fragile faith built on vague memories from an experience that I could neither prove nor explain. When I was 12, my sister was taken from me, taken from our home by a force that I came to believe was extraterrestrial. This belief sustained me, fueling a quest for truths that were as elusive as the memory itself. To believe as passionately as I did was not without sacrifice, but I always accepted the risks — to my career, my reputation, my relationships, to life itself.”

That’s exactly what made Fox Mulder one of the Most Memorable Detectives of TV of All Time, according to Huffington Post. If you want to check out the other contenders, click here.