TBT Review: Topps The X-Files #8

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After last month’s single issue story we’re back with a multi-parter: “Silent Cities of the Mind” which, incidentally, may have the best title of the series so far. Read after the jump to find out what happens when our favourite agents take a nice trip to the Alaskan wilderness.

Title: Silent Cities of The Mind Part One
Writer: Stefan Petrucha
Illustrator: Charles Adlard
Published: August 1995
Currently Available: X-Files Classics Volume 1

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Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan and James Wong CONFIRMED

In a couple of articles published today by TV Wise and TV Line, we’ve got confirmation of the finalized deals for these scribes. These are the details:

  • According to TV Line, following what we had already reported in our interview with Chris Carter in March, Glen Morgan and James Wong signed their contracts and will be writing and directing an episode each. Glen Morgan will also serve as an Executive producer, as we had reported. 
  • As has been reported by various sources, including both TV Line and TV Wise, Vince Gilligan and Howard Gordon are not expected to join due to schedule conflicts. 
  • According to TV Wise, Darin Morgan has also signed his contract and will be joining their team, also confirming what Carter teased in our interview. Contracts for Annabeth Gish and Robert Patrick haven’t been confirmed nor denied. According to TV Wise, Scorpion‘s production schedule might keep Patrick from joining the revival.
  • Gabe Rotter will produce, according to TV Wise.

Click on their links for the full articles. and you can also read the summary of what we know so far – HERE.

Canadian Press Interviews Chris Carter

Cassandra Szklarski from the Canadian Press interviewed Chris Carter this week and got some more information about the upcoming X-Files Revival. Here is the gist:

  • According to Carter, the six episodes: “will all be of a piece, meaning that (they) won’t feel disconnected. (they) will all feel as if it’s taking place in what I would call television “real time.”
  • The relationship will have evolved. We will find them in a different place than the last time we saw them in IWTB. Regarding the nature of their relationship, Carter adds: “That relationship was kind of mysterious. Did they get together? Didn’t they get together? If they’ve got a child together, when did they get together? These are questions that we will deal with and answer in good time.” 
  • As we mentioned in our previous interview with Carter, the William storyline will be taken into account.
  • A first draft of the first episode has been turned in to the studio and other writers. 
  • As mentioned in our interview, the credits will remain, with an update to them.

You can read the rest of this great interview, including details about Area 51 and The After, following this link. 

#XFilesRevival to Air in Early 2016?

032415 X-FilesWith #XFilesRevival set to begin filming this June, fans have been eagerly awaiting any and all new news about the project. Luckily for the fandom, Chris Carter took time out of his hectic schedule to sit down with The Globe and Mail today to talk about the upcoming revival and even stated the likely air date will be in early 2016.

Interview Highlights:

Joel Ransom will serve as Director of Photography for the limited series run. Fans may remember him as DP from seasons 4 and 5.

Mark Freeborn will be back as Production Designer. Fans will remember his work on The X-Files: I Want to Believe.

The revival will seek to be honest to the passage of time, the mythology, and where the characters’ relationships are now.

This 6-episode run may not be it for The X-Files. Carter hints at the possibility of more, and even mentions the storylines may not be wrapped up this go around. Whether he plans to continue the series via film (see our Chris Carter interview) or another limited series run, in true Carter fashion, The Truth is Out There.

Check out the full interview at The Globe and Mail!

Netflix Brings The X-Files on HD

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You have no excuse to keep delaying that X-Files marathon now! Well, that is if you’re a subscriber to Netflix

The streaming service has begun uploading HD versions of the episodes, and boy, do they look pretty! Right now, (as of April 23rd, 2015 5PM PST) we have confirmed that episodes up to “Beyond the Sea” can be enjoyed in High Definition. We hope that gradually the service can offer all the episodes in this improved resolution!

Get cracking, X-Philes!

 

Top Ten Tuesdays: Creepy Musical Moments

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Over the years The X-Files has given millions of viewers nightmares and made us all look twice at dolls, porta-potties, and air vents. The show’s creepy atmosphere was enhanced by the amazing work of composer Mark Snow, however there were a select number of times when the show diverged from Snow’s compositions and used outside music, frequently juxtaposing happy chart friendly hits with deeply disturbing scenes. Read after the jump for our Top 10 songs you’ll never be able to hear again in quite the same way after they appeared on the show.

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TBT Review: Topps The X-Files #7

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Issue seven of the Topps The X-Files comic series takes a break from multiple issue arcs to deliver a single issue story pitting Mulder and Scully against a serial killer who’s a real pain in the neck forehead. Read behind the jump for our review of issue #7 – “Trepanning Opera”.

Title: Trepanning Opera
Writer: Stefan Petrucha
Illustrator: Charles Adlard
Published: July 1995
Currently Available: X-Files Classics Volume 1

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Win with IDW Games at Big WOW Comic Fest

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Are you attending the Big WOW Comic Fest this weekend? Here’s your opportunity to show us how much of a dedicated X-Files fan you are!

Dress like your favorite agent, friend or foe, or even as your favorite monster from The X-Files, and tweet us a picture with your badge from this weekend’s Big Wow Comic Fest!

You have until Saturday, April 18th, at 11:59pm PST to tweet us your picture. Our judges will pick a winner that will be propmtly notified via DM on Twitter. Winner gets to take home a set of the highly addictive The X-Files Board Game courtesy of IDW Games, which they’d get to pick at IDW’s booth on the convention floor on April 19th! All participants have to be attendees

So get those red wigs and FBI badges, or… who knows? We’d love to see a Flukeman creeping us out! Dress to impress and good luck!