XFN Exclusive: The X-Files Board Game Contest

This is a contest for the True X-Phile!

As you know, The X-Files Board Game is finally amongst us. The folks at IDW Games have been hard at work on this puppy for quite some time and they have given us a set to give away to a worthy fan.

Now, this is a contest that will be challenging. We want to put those profiling and investigative minds at work; you like The X-Files, right? Well, you must surely have some FBI skills of your own.

Here is the premise of the contest

Through all of our pages you will find five different cards, one on each XFN page. The following is an actual game piece:


You can find the rest of the game pieces at our Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Instagram – Collect all of them!

The combination of the five cards will reveal a single quote from the show. We have broken down the complete quote in five parts; there’s one card to a portion of the quote. Each card, by itself, deciphers a single portion. When you combine all five phrases that you figure out from each card, you will have the complete quote. Simple enough, huh?

How to get the hidden messages:

Look at each card as a single entity. Try to figure out the message through the clues in the picture. You should be able to figure out a sentence per card. If you get stuck with one card, move on to the next, they’re not in any particular order.

Think about what the figures mean, what that iconic picture reminds you of, open your mind to abstract thinking.

Once you figure out one card, we’re pretty sure that the solution of the rest of the cards will be very easy for you! The quote is from an episode of the The X-Files, not an interview, or outtake; it’s a line of dialogue said by one of the actors on screen. It can be from any of the seasons, or either of the two movies.

How to submit your answer:

Send your answer to XFN1013@gmail.com – you have until Sunday, February 8th, 2015 at 11:59PM PST to turn them in. Final winner will be announced the week after. The contest is open to submissions worldwide. In case there’s more than one correct entry, valid answers will be entered into an automated raffle to select the final winner. ONLY CORRECT ANSWERS WILL BE IN THIS RAFFLE.

If you have any questions about the game, shoot us an email to XFN1013@gmail.com with the Subject: GIMME A CLUE – and we’ll address any confusion you may have.

The clues are out there, you just have to know where to look.


XFN Exclusive: Jonathan Maberry on The X-Files: Trust No One

X-files-cover-draftIt’s been a great year for fans of The X-Files and 2015 is shaping up to be an even better one. The Season 10 comics have been a smashing success and continue to roll on, Year Zero was fantastic and introduced us to two great new characters, the board game has finally been released, and now there are rumblings of an #XFilesRevival in the works. 

Could a Phile ask for anything more? Well of course they could! We are a demanding bunch of fans, after all. And so in April, IDW Publishing plans to deliver what promises to be a great addition to any X-Files collection.

Now available for pre-sale, The X-Files: Trust No One is shaping up to be a must-read for Philes looking for their next Mulder and Scully fix. Volume one features authors such as Kevin J. Anderson, Tim Lebbon, and Brian Keene, and is the first of three volumes currently planned. The collected stories will take place before, during, and up until the beginning of the Season 10 storyline, keeping in canon with the television series.

Knowing that the truth was out there, we asked New York Times Bestseller, Bram Stoker Award-winner, and editor of The X-files: Trust no One, Jonathan Maberry, what he could tell us about the upcoming anthology. Justin Eisinger, Senior Editor for Books at IDW also jumped in to answer one of our questions.

Hit the jump for our Q&A with Jonathan Maberry. 

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Review: The X-Files: Season 10 #20

012815-aq-s1020-1The X-Files: Season 10 – “G-23″ – Part 2 arrives in stores this week. It’s the final part of the trippy storyline that Joe Harris brought us in December.

If you haven’t read that one yet, I suggest you back away slowly, and fast as lightning go to your nearest comic book store. Then settle in with a steamy cup of whatever suits your fancy and let your mind wander… because you’re gonna need an open mind for this!

For our recap and review… you know what to do!






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Script Review: “Abduct”

Back when I interviewed Abduct director Ilyas Kaduji, he was deep in the trenches of post production. In our conversation and listening also to William B. Davis talk about his great experience shooting this film, I found myself very excited about the possibilities that it allowed to this group of creators.

Kindly enough, and even when the movie hasn’t released just yet, Mr. Kaduji presented me with the unique opportunity to read and review the script of the film.

I have to say, it is a rare situation that has been granted to me. Usually, you’re given the finished product to review and give an opinion on the work that is out for everyone to see, but this has given me insight into the moving pegs that will eventually become Abduct.

I will give you a short synopsis, trying not to spoil too much, after the jump.

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TBT Review: Topps The X-Files #1

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The very first X-Files comic, “Do Not Open Until X-Mas” was published by Topps twenty years ago this month, way back in January 1995 as the show’s second season was airing in the US. The comic series was written by Stefan Petrucha and illustrated by Charles Adlard who is now best known for The Walking Dead. Starting this month we will be looking back at the original Topps comics issue by issue, beginning of course with #1. For each issue we’ll be giving you a full (and therefore spoiler filled) plot synopsis, as well as a look at the letters page and any other X-Files related features originally printed alongside the story. For our recap, read after the jump.

Title: Do Not Open Until X-Mas
Writer: Stefan Petrucha
Illustrator: Charles Adlard
Originally Published: January 1995
Currently Available: IDW Comics 100 Penny Press Re-Print, X-Files Classics Volume 1

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‘X-Files’ Revival Headed Our Way?

If you’ve been on the internet at all today, you’ve probably heard the news. Fox television is in talks to bring back The X-Files, but there’s been a lot of speculation as to what that means. The word reboot has gone around and that can be a little frightening without details. We’re working to get more information. In the meantime, here’s everything we’ve heard so far. 

From the TCA Winter Press Tour, we know now that Fox has been in talks with Chris Carter to return The X-Files and Mulder and Scully to our television screens for a potential revival. This would be more like Fox’s 24: Live Another Day miniseries than an actual show reboot. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson would be returning to reprise their roles as our two favorite FBI agents. What will this entail? When will it happen? Will it happen? Well, we don’t know those answers yet.

However, this is very good news. Fox hasn’t come out and talked about continuing The X-Files franchise like this since I Want to Believe in 2008. Fox TV Group Chairman and CEO Gary Newman is “hopeful” about the outcome of the talks. Chairman and CEO Dana Walden said, “Gary and I both worked [at 20th Century Fox Television] through the entire run of The X Files. It was a great experience. We’ve maintained good relationships with Chris, David and Gillian.”

While we wait for more details, you should all be very proud as a fandom because for the last seven years you have been telling Fox that you want more Mulder and Scully. And that may very well be happening. We want to believe. 

UPDATE:IGN is reporting that Dana Walden at Fox confirms a revival would not move forward without series creator Chris Carter.

The Toronto Sun has a great article that talks more about the motivations of Newman and Walden as new heads of Fox Broadcasting.

Source: DeadlineEOnline, and EW.