It may only be August, but David Duchovny and his farm animal friends are gearing up for the holidays. David's novel, Holy Cow, published earlier this year,is getting its own animated special for the 2016 holiday season.
Planet Grande Pictures is teaming up with Cuppa Coffee Studios to produce the stop-motion, musical special that features Elsie Bovary and her comrades. Writer Billy Frolick will penn the script. David will be involved in the production as well, though his exact role hasn't been confirmed.
Check out WorldScreen for the original release, and stay tuned for more information on what Elsie is doing for the holidays.
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?”
Talking 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.
Previously 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.
"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.