Don’t Give Up

If there was ever a reason not to give up, Frank Spotnitz has one for you.

“It’s going to happen…I think so…I think you will see David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson playing Mulder and Scully again. I do. I feel pretty confident about that, that’s about all I can say. ” – Frank Spotnitz

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Details on Chris Carter’s AMC Project: “Area 51”

Chris Carter has been hinting about a project in the works with AMC, and now The Hollywood Reporter has the first details. The series, Area 51, is based off of the book of the same name by Annie Jacobsen. 

The project is now officially in development. It is described as “A contemporary conspiracy thriller revealing the true story behind the infamous Area 51, America’s most mysterious military installation”.

We’re sure that Fox Mulder will be turning in. Until then though, we’ll keep you updated on the lastest details as they emerge. 

Review: The X-Files: Conspiracy #2

With the release of The X-Files: Conspiracy #2, IDW marks the end of this year’s crossover event that put us on a very entertaining journey, visiting the realities of The X-Files and Lone Gunmen, The Crow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, and Ghostbusters.

The issue released today brings the story that began in January 2014 full circle, to where the Lone Gunmen received information from the future that a deadly virus would be making its way around to wipe out all of mankind. Their search for the truth and a cure not only involved the help of Mulder and Scully, but also scattered clues throughout the realities of the five franchises that crossed the tale.

Conspiracy #2 continues the jovial tone that this event has carried in the previous issues, but feels sturdier than the rest. It mixed effectively both the wrap-up of the story while also giving space to moments that are key to the characters.

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IDW to Release X-Files Game in July 2014

Source: IDW

You heard right!

Come July 2014, and perfect for all those overnight San Diego Comic Con parties, IDW plans to release what promises to be an amazing The X-Files board game designed by Kevin Wilson, known for his work at Arkham Horror and Descent, and art direction by the already familiar menton3 – This already looks great! 

The game will be based on the first three seasons of the show and you would be able to take your pick to play as Mulder, Scully or other members of the X-Files team. Suggested retail price will be $59.99.

For more information, head on over to IDW. More details to follow!

 

Review: The X-Files: Conspiracy – Part 5 – The Crow

Up until now, I’ve been enjoying the bi-weekly releases for The X-Files: Conspiracy without a pressing need to get the story to end. It kept building and building and I was fine with that because I know that some kind of resolution was coming soon. And that moment might soon be approaching.

In the latest edition of this crossover, The Lone Gunmen cross ways with The Crow, and while I’m not a gigantic fan of the lore, it is part of my filmmaking education from back in the day.

Starting my read of this issue made me realize how nothing is gratuitous in this collection; the story comes full circle with one of the scenes that we enjoyed in the first issue and suddenly a lot of things now make more complete sense. As I said, and trying to be the least explicit as I can, resolution is near, or so we are led to believe.

Warning: Spoilers ahead!

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Review: The X-Files: Season 10 – Issue #10

This month’s new issue of The X-Files: Season 10 breaks away from the usual narrative style that we’ve enjoyed in the past nine releases. This time around, Joe Harris delivers a look into the life of the enigmatic CGB Spender and some of his pivotal moments in the universe of The X-Files.

“More Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man” presents us with vignettes that are quite illustrative of how this man became the dark and mysterious nemesis to Fox Mulder’s quest. His partnership with William Mulder, the tumultuous relationships with the women in his life, and the nature of the operations that he carried out for the US government and beyond are exposed for our delight, giving us a glimpse into how interesting it would be to have a prequel that delves into the early days of the Syndicate.

Is not a naive narrative, it’s mature and dark at times but well justified.

This tenth issue is a milestone into building the overall story that Harris intends to tell throughout The X-Files: Season 10, cementing what I’m sure will be a useful reference to the many episodes to come in this saga. Refreshing and challenging, “More Musings…” is not only great because of the almost “Auteur Cinema” storytelling, but also because of the breathtaking style that menton3 brought to this edition.

What I appreciate about the risks that this team is taking is that it’s subjecting us to different ways to tell the story. It won’t always be the MOTW format; true to the X-Files fashion, the arc of the conspiracies that made this franchise famous will grow with time, feeding us with important pieces of a master puzzle.

In this case, while it might prove hard for some to get every ounce of information on a simple first read, it seems appropriate to transport us via the conceptual art that illustrated this issue to the mental state that has often been part of the DNA of the character of the Smoking Man. Achieving this, in this media, is a challenge that they’re taking seriously every week, and you should see this collection as a road that keeps on growing and extending before us.

I thoroughly enjoyed the way that American and International history and politics come to be part of the story, as a way to give us reference to the elements that have fed this conspiracy for years, since Chris Carter imagined it. In a time when we have so much turmoil in the world, it is notable how historic moments have reflected our nature as a society. It’s not a simple and done deal; this reality has tendrils that extend and tangle making it palpable for the curious, and quite educational for the younger minds.

The X-Files: Season 10 #10 – “More Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man” – Written by Joe Harris, Art by menton3 with Tony Moy, Letters by Robbie Robbins, Edited by Denton J. Tipton and Executive Produced by Chris Carter.

Regular cover by Francesco Francavilla, RI Cover by menton3 and a Photo Subscription cover.