X-Files Teaser Trailer

When you wake up on Tuesday morning, everyone will be talking about that other trailer, but a smaller, though no less rabid, fan base will be talking about this one. A 6-episode run of “The X-Files” is coming to Fox as a New Year’s present for all of the conspiracy boys and girls.

You’ll be able to reacquaint yourselves with Scully and Mulder on January 24th. Word around the comicon camp fire is that “the six episodes are book-ended by mythology episodes and the middle episodes are stand-alones…” – this coming from series creator Chris Carter.

So what say you? Excited by the prospect of finally proving aliens are among us, or is this too little, too late? My mind is not made up, but I do plan to go back and watch at least the first three seasons. Because I haven’t ever seen them – so there, the truth is out there.

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David Brook
Guest

I used to love the X-Files as a kid, but it’s been a long time since I’ve seen it. I never saw the last 2 or 3 seasons though as it went downhill a bit towards the end. I’m not sure how I feel about this either. It’s been so long I’ve kind of lost my passion for it, but the quality of TV is generally pretty high these days (at least with regards to glossy big budget series like these) so I’m hoping they’ll do it justice.

Kurt Halfyard
Admin

I think that is a pretty low bar to clear. I’m more hoping for some resolution of things…X-Files was never, very big on getting anywhere, which is why it wound down to irrelevance after a strong couple of mid-run seasons.

devolutionary
Guest

Having gone back and slowly re-familiarizing myself with X-Files: Season One again, it seems very telling that X-Files tried to straddle the line of Twin Peaks rather too well, including the meandering but still often interesting followup seasons.

Gerry
Guest

For me the best seasons of the X-Files were the first 2 seasons of Smallville.

Re the actual X-Files I thought the best episodes were the Lone Gunmen ones, plus all the goofy one offs, e.g. the Michael McKean body swap episode. I’d buy a set of all those episodes for a dollar.

Kurt
Guest

I used to argue with my wife about the nature of the show. She preferred the MOVIE OF THE WEEK episodes, I liked the MYTHOLOGY episodes….we found a happy middle in that the show, for a while, was giving us both kind of what we wanted, but after 5 seasons, it simply outstayed its welcome and was firmly spinning its wheels.

I hope that this micro-season will address this and give the show some kind of closure that TWIN PEAKS never got (but also will soon…)

Gerry
Guest

I hope your hope is borne out Kurt but given how the show ended I cant see that happening in 2 bookend episodes.

I’m hoping for one good goofy / funny episode. If I get that I couldn’t care less if the other 5 episodes turn out to be unsatisfying dog poop.

Kurt Halfyard
Guest

I could probably find out the answer to that question (if there is a goofy Monster of the Week episode in the batch.) A friend of mine worked on set for the entire run of the series, and she’d know, but is probably under an NDA-lips-sealed legal agreement…

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