Frank Spotnitz’ AMA

As he was slated to, Frank Spotnitz did an AMA on Reddit this morning. If you’re not familiar with Reddit, an AMA is an “Ask Me Anything” thread, often times done by celebrities for fans to ask questions. He took questions for a few hours, and there were some great discussions. Don’t worry about missing it though, because you can review all the questions and answers here.

If scrolling through hundreds of comments isn’t your thing though, below are some of the most interesting questions and answers. Click read more to check them out. Though there are some great small moments in the actual AMA you might enjoy.

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XFN Exclusive – Frank Spotnitz on Hunted

We know all of you tuned in last Friday to check Frank Spotnitz’ new spy show, Hunted. You’ve read all the reports and reviews that we’ve brought up for you about Sam Hunter’s story. Now we bring you XFN’s exclusive conversation with the man himself.

Watch this very candid and enjoyable interview, and watch out, you might see another familiar face do a guest appeareance! We also talk X-Files 3. Because we can’t avoid it!

Don’t forget to tune in for Hunted‘s 4th episode on BBC1 this thursday, and on Cinemax for Hunted‘s 2nd episode if you’re in the US.


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X-mas with Gillian Anderson

From TV Wise:

BBC One has ordered a 30 minute animated Christmas special titled Room On The Broom. An adaptation of the book of the same name, the half hour special will form part of BBC One’s Christmas line-up and will feature a range of talent which includes, amongst others, Gillian Anderson and Simon Pegg.

Based on the children’s book by Juilia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, Room On The Broom tells the story of a kind witch who invites a surprising collection of animals to join her on her broom, much to the frustration of her cat. The gang ultimately saves the witch from a fearsome dragon, and in gratitude she rewards them with a magnificent new broom which has room for everyone. The 30 minute Christmas special is being produced by Magic Light Pictures and will be narrated by Simon Pegg (Star Trek). Also lending their voices to the production are Gillian Anderson (The X-Files), Rob Brydon (Gavin & Stacey), Martin Clunes (Doc Martin), Sally Hawkins (Made In Dagenham), David Walliams (Little Britain) and Timothy Spall (Harry Potter).

Stay tuned for more news and details as they come!

Ology’s “Battle of the Best” Competition

Some of you may remember the dominating performance that X-Files fans gave in Ology’s “Most Far Out Show” contest. And a lucky few of you may have even won the awesome shirts from that round.

But for those who don’t know what happened, think of the Fight the Future building as the competition and the Philes as the bombmakers. So with that reputation behind us, we really have to come out strong in this next contest. 

Ology is hosting a “Battle of the Best” competition and The X-Files ology is competing in this round!  So what do you need to know? First off, there is a prize! Check out that shirt photo. You know you want one.

Never heard of this website before? Well is a site with differernt “ologies” for different interests: books, TV Shows, people, etc. You join ologies and post threads and discuss them–it’s like a giant message board combined with a social network. 

Now to the competition:

First off, join The X-Files ology here! That right there gets us 100 points. Each new member helps, so invite everyone you can think of and get them to join the XF ology, even if they can’t post often, it will still help!

We get 5 points for each new post in the ology. So post videos, photos, start conversations–everything and anything works. Then make sure to comment because we get 10 points for each one. Ology has a no spam rule, but as long as our posts are relevant to The X-Files, we won’t have any issues. 

So how do you get your hands on the X-Files t-shirt? First off, The X-Files has to win! So let’s band together and get it done. After we win, the 15 most active fans in the ology will receive a shirt, and we can customize it however we like, based on the template.

If you have any other questions, check the contest rules here, or ask @ContestOlogy on twitter. Now go join the X-Files X-Files ology, spread the word about the contest, and in the words of Kim Manners, “Kick it in the ass!”


Frank Spotnitz to do a Reddit AMA

Frank Spotnitz has always been open to questions from fans, but next week he’ll be taking a new approach. To promote Hunted as well as answer questions on his other works, he will be doing an AMA (Ask Me Anything) thread on Reddit next Tuesday, October 23 at 10am ET. 

For those not familiar with Reddit, it is basically a giant message board for everything. There are subreddits for lots of topics, including The X-Files and Hunted. The AMA will take place in the IAmA subreddit, and Frank will answer questions posed by users. 

So if you want to see what gets asked (and on Reddit, you’re guaranteed interesting questions), or if you want to ask a question yourself, check the subreddit at 10am ET next Tuesday, or keep an eye out on Cinemax’s Twitter, as they’ll be posting a link as soon as it goes live. You’ll also need an account if you want to ask a question, so go register now. 

10/13 Twitter Giveaway!

To celebrate yet another 10/13 under our belt, we want to hear why you love The X-Files so much!

Follow our twitter feed at @XFilesNews and send us a tweet telling us exactly that. Don’t forget to include the hashtag #ItsAlways1013 on it. Entries will be counted until Midnight PST.

You can enter as many times as you want. One very lucky X-Phile will win one item of very cool X-Files Merchandise.

We can’t wait to hear from you!

The 3rd Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest

Alright guys, it’s time to rewatch those Scully autopsy scenes because you’re going to need to brush up on your carving skills.

The leaves are changing, there’s a nip in the air, and that means it’s time for the 3rd Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest. 

So what are the rules?

  • No surprise here, but your pumpkin must be X-Files themed
  • You can submit a pumpkin that wasn’t created for the contest, but not one you’ve submitted in years prior
  • Send a photo of your pumpkin to by October 30th at 6pm PT
  • You can only submit one pumpkin per person

This year’s special guest judge is the always lovely Annabeth Gish. And as with any contest, there will be a prize. What is it? Well the Truth is out there for now, but it will be announced in the coming weeks, and we promise that it will be awesome.

So snap on the latex and get slicing and dicing, Philes!

“Anatomy of Violence” – New Project for Gordon and Gansa

Alex Gansa and Howard Gordon, previous X-Files scribes and currently praised Homeland creators, have just sold a new pilot project to CBS.

Anatomy of Violence would be an FBI drama inspired on the non-fiction book by Adrian Raine titled The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime. The book is set to hit the shelves in the following weeks.

According to TV Guide, the story follows “a female FBI agent who starts working with a mysterious psychiatrist with whom she shares a past connection.”

Stay tuned for more news about casting and such when they become available.

‘Hunted’ Opens Strong in the UK

From TV Wise,

New spy drama series Hunted premiered last night on BBC One and pulled in 4.5 million viewers and a 19% share in its 9pm time-slot. The series won the 9pm slot despite being up against competiton from ITV1′s Homefront (2.3 million total viewers/10% share) and the tenth season premiere of Red Dwarf on UKTV’s Dave channel, which drew in the second highest audience in the history of UKTV (1.5 million viewers/6% share).

We cannot wait until all of you have seen this show. Believe us, you’ll be addicted from the beginning. For UK viewers, next episode airs October 11th at 9pm, London time.

Hunted premieres in the US on October 19th at 10pm on Cinemax. You can catch a sneak peek on Oct. 12th at 10:50pm.

To prevent spoilers, we will be posting the synopsis for each episode once it premieres in the US. If you’re watching in the UK already and when it premieres in the Americas, don’t forget to check in GetGlue to get special stickers, news and promotions from the show.

For more, follow Hunted on Twitter and Facebook.

Chris Carter to Produce New Series

Chris Carter will be producing a new Thriller Drama TV series titled The After. The project, produced in conjuction with independent TV studio Georgeville Television, will debut at MIPCON TV Market next week.

According to Deadline

Written by Carter, The After is a thriller which revolves around a mysterious, unexplained event. In the vein of The X Files, The After incorporates elements of science fiction, suspense, and real-world fear and paranoia. “Chris has woven his mythology magic within a very human, grounded story about the moment when we realize all of our worst fears about the world and its future,” said Georgeville CEO Marc Rosen, who co-founded the company earlier this year with Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment.

What does this mean? MIPCON TV Market is a showcase for new programming available to be sold to new markets, production companies and studios. The After will be available for all these industry consumers to be sold and possibly finding a spot where it could be part of a network that not only could continue its production, but also put it on the airwaves.