Featured Video: Mulder & Scully | Here with me

So. Many. Feels!

Today’s fanvid is brought to you by cherrip1e, and oh my goodness, it’s gorgeous. The song is “Here with Me” by Susie Suh, Robot Koch and it’s haunting melody goes along perfectly with our OTP’s frought relationship. I’d recommened you grab a fellow fangirl and hug it out. Enjoy!

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Catching up with Nicki Aycox

Nicki Aycox was one of several actors who had the distinction of playing multiple characters in The X-Files. During the series’ initial run she played Chastity Raines in “Rush”, and she is particularly recognizable as the second victim in I Want to Believe, Cheryl Cunningham.

Now the actor and musician is releasing an EP entitled Red Velvet Room. DJ Luke Soroko of independent radio station Party 934 recently interviewed Nicki, and will be airing the piece Friday, August 28th at 9pm ET. The pair will discuss both of Nicki’s roles on The X-Files, her thoughts on the Revival, her new music, and other work such as Nicki’s time on Supernatural

If you’re interested to hear what she’s been doing since Chris Carter put her in a tub and tried to decapitate her, make sure you check out the show tomorrow night. You can stream the station online at their website.  

 

FanArt Wednesdays – Kelly Lacroix

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This week’s chosen artist is Kelly Lacroix originally from France but currently living in the United Kingdom. You can find her work on Tumblr, Twitter, DevianArt, Instagram or check out her website.

 

Here’s a little about Kelly:

 

1. When did you become an X-Phile?

I became a fan of The X-Files around the age of 12. This was sadly just after the show had ended, around 2003. I watched the whole show while it was re-airing in France, where I lived at the time. I quickly started saving my pocket money to be able to buy the seasons on DVDs and watched Mulder and Scully with their original voices, as it was dubbed through and through in French. I was probably underage and not supposed to watch most of the episodes but an X-Phile was born that year. And I’ve never looked back.

2. What is the first episode you watched?

My memory is very blurry regarding this. I do believe it wasn’t an episode but the first movie, Fight The Future. My parents used to watch The X-Files, past my bedtime of course. But one evening I remember staying up a bit longer and watching Fight The Future with them. The first scenes with the black oil running up under that kid’s leg stayed with me for years. I also lived under the impression that Mulder and Scully were a couple much earlier on. I cannot explain my surprise as I rewatched the whole series from the beginning… People who followed the original series airing week after week have my utmost respect!

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Top Ten Tuesdays: Speeches

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People really liked to talk on The X-Files. Speeches full of flowery prose litter the show from the very first episode to the finale and through both films as well. Our ten choices include speeches from a variety of characters both recurring and not, and range from funny, to insightful, to downright tragic. See what made the list after the jump.

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XFN Exclusive: Professor Anne Simon Explains it All – Part 2

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This is a continuation of our exclusive interview with Anne Simon, The X-Files science advisor. The first part was posted on Friday, Aug. 21st and can be found Here.

REAL REALITY VS. DRAMATIC REALITY

Telling a story is not always a documentary event. To play with the dramatic moments of a fictional narrative and evoke the emotions needed to effectively communicate that drama, you can’t always stick strictly to the black and white facts. So, is it okay to manipulate the facts to the point where the science won’t be as accurate for the sake of telling a story?

“As a scientist watching any show, watching The X-Files, does that bother you?” I ask.

“That happens a lot. You know, I can come up with all of the science and Chris will say, ‘Well, you know it’s not visual enough. We need something more visual.’ So you come up with something that’s more visual but maybe now not completely accurate.” And then Anne takes on a subject that has been the center of so many discussions in the fandom over the years.

“There was the episode where Scully did that whole Southern blot.” You can tell that Simon has received her fair share of criticism over this scientific scene in the show. “You know, she wanted to see if she was infected by this alien virus and she had to do the entire experiment. So Chris had me come up with how can she figure out she’s been infected by the alien organism. And I said, “Well can we make it a virus, because I’m a virologist?”

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XFN Exclusive: Professor Anne Simon Explains it All – Part I

AnneTwitterTalking to Anne Simon is really easy, even though I’m always aware of how amazingly intelligent and wise she is, and how… I’m not really the scientific kind, but I try. The resident Science Advisor for The X-Files and current professor at the University of Maryland, is also a virologist and the author of the book The Real Science Behind The X-Files. She has been recently reaching out to fans via Twitter, bridging the gap and bringing answers to so many questions that have plagued us over the years.

Perhaps one of the things I really appreciated the most about our conversation was just how very excited she is to share the knowledge, her constant curiosity and just how personable she is. Her involvement with the show goes back to the very first years of The X-Files, and she shared the story amidst a few candid laughs.

To read the first part of our conversation, click after the jump.

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Recap & Review: The X-Files: Season 11 #1

081915 aq s11 1 1Previously on The X-Files: Season 10… Gibson Praise happened and then all of a sudden, Mulder and Scully’s world turned upside down. No, really. I mean it.

In the last part of last season, the “Elders” multi-parter delivered the ongoing threat that now plagues our heroes’ lives. Separated after Mulder fled Cuba to an unknown destiny and Scully came back to the US to face the music at the FBI, they’re now under Gibson’s constant vigilance and daredevil actions.

To read our recap and review, click after the jump.

 

 

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FanArt Wednesdays – Elias Archanjo

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This week’s chosen artist is Elias Archanjo, a design student from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. You can find his work on Facebook, his Instagram, Twitter and his website.

 

Here’s a little about Elias:

 

1. When did you become an X-Phile?

I can say I’ve been an X-Phile since I was a little kid. I was probably seven years old and scared to death of most episodes, but couldn’t stop watching.

2. What is the first episode you watched?

I can’t remember the first episode I watched when I was a kid, but as a grown up, I bought the box with all episodes and started to watch since the first one: Pilot.

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Featured Video: Lights in the Sky – Snakey973

Ladies and Gents, do we have a treat for you this week:

NEW SNAKEY VID!!! 

As always the editing and coloring is superb, and this time the song choice truly knocks it out of the ballpark. Lights in the Sky by Nine Inch Nails is the perfect song to capture the angst, ambience and atmosphere of all that is The X-Files.

Fair warning, there is 2 seconds of Revival footage snuck in there, so if you are truly staying spoiler free, and are living under a rock and haven’t seen the teaser footage, maybe just watch the first few minutes. Trust me, it’s enough to give you all the feels. 

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FanArt Wednesdays – Josaid Bracho

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This week’s chosen artist is Josaid Bracho from Venezuela. Josaid is the person behind the rewatch posters that you see floating around on Twitter. You can check out her work through her Tumblr, DeviantArt and Twitter

 

Here’s a little about Josaid:

 

1. When did you become an X-Phile?

I think it was between 1993 and 1994. I was lucky enough to have a special access to a TV signal that belonged to some company (not illegally, just lucky >.<), and as an eleven-year-old girl, I just watched a LOT of TV. I fell in love with the series since the first time I watched an episode, even being a native Spanish speaker and not able to understand anything. Nothing, not even a word of what they were saying. I started recording on VHS, and activating the closed caption I started writing down the dialogues and using a dictionary. I learned a lot thanks to The X-Files. Sometimes when my parents asked me about being able to understand what I was watching, I used to say “I was born to see this” but in Spanish XD.

 

2. What is the first episode you watched?

To be honest, I truly don’t remember which one, sometimes my memory tricks me showing flashbacks of the Pilot XD; but I’m not sure, let’s say it’s an episode from the first three seasons. I have a “funny” story about the time I had no satellite TV or cable, I thought that the 3rd season finale was THE END, I mean that X-Files only had three seasons and I started to rewatch my VHS tapes all over again, but by the end of 1998 when I came out of my hole and rediscovered the world I felt so blessed that there were more X-Files episodes and even a MOVIE! I became the happiest person in the universe.

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