Former X-Files writer and producer Howard Gordon is a busy guy these days with Homeland and some new projects underway. In an article posted at Den of Geek, he spoke with Matt Allair (also known from X-Files Lexicon) about The X-Files, fandom, and what he's working on currently.
Gordon found great success post-X-Files and told Allair that the show was "a formative experience in [his] education as a writer and a producer. I really cut my teeth on that show and discovered what was possible on television."
He also spoke about the evolution of fandom and how the many choices viewers have today makes for a more fractured audience than when TheX-Files was in its heyday in the '90s.
While Gordon is not involved in the current revival, he didn't rule out involvement in the future. He told Allair "If Chris asked me and time permitted, I would jump at the chance to be involved in The X-Files. I’m really looking forward to seeing what Chris, Jim, Glen, and Darin have come up with."
For the latest on Gordon's current projects you can find Matt Allair's full interview here.
Last year during San Diego Comic Con, we connected with renowned and award-winning author, Jonathan Maberry. He gave us a sneak peek into his upcoming projects, including this one book that we might be interested in… The X-Files: Trust No One. We have to admit that he didn’t slip us too much information back then, but he obviously piqued our interest and we were certainly curious.
We interviewed him earlier in the year, and we discussed a lot of the details of the production process for this book and the upcoming ones - IDW Publishing and Maberry are working on a second and third volume already. The number of writers interested in delivering a story for this collection proved to be quite overwhelming and after reading this first one, we couldn’t be happier.
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.
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!
"I think you missed a spot here. I can see straight through to his ass."
Special Agent Fox Mulder - "Je Souhaite"
Did you know...?
The address in Samantha Mulder's file, 2790 Vine Street, is the former address of The X-Files production office in Vancouver.
In Jewish folklore, a golem is magically created from inanimate matter and transformed into a humanoid entity. It was featured in episode 15 of season 4, Kaddish, and sort of in that one season 6 episode where Mulder and Scully totally go undercover as a married couple and hilarity ensues even though they fight the evils of a garbage-golem.