Mulder and Scully! Mulder and Scully!


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And they’re in high resolution!

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In a baby-blue button-up shirt!

The universe has smiled on me today.



USA Today posted an article this morning about the new X-Files movie …

First look: ‘X-Files returns’ to theaters, minus alien mythology

… and it’s accompanied by two new photos of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully!

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That’s a pair of beautiful people right there.

The movie’s being filmed in Vancouver now for a July 25 release.

USA Today’s caption says they’re FBI agents, but there’s no way they could possibly be back in the FBI again after being fugitives in the series finale, is there?

Series creator — and the movie’s director — Chris Carter says the movie won’t tap into the show’s long-running “mythology” but that it would be a stand-alone story:

“We spent a lot of time on (the mythology) and wrapped up a lot of threads” when the show went off the air in 2002, says Chris Carter, creator of the series and director of the new movie. “We want a stand-alone movie, not a mythology conspiracy one.”

Mr. Carter and I disagree pretty heavily on how many threads he “wrapped up,” and even though they spent a lot of screen time on the mythology, it was pretty clear in the final season that Carter had no idea where he was going.

Oh, well.

I’m just glad I’ll get to see Mulder and Scully again, and I hope the movie honors the characters and doesn’t try to come up with some stupid, crazy twist involving what’s happened to their relationship.

Carter says:

“For me, The X-Files has always been a romance,” he says. “They had an intellectual romance that’s very rare and restrained compared to so many relationships on TV. I think that’s what appealed most to the fans. And they’re back.”

Yes, Chris, but they also made a baby, and that appealed to us, too.

For more news on the movie, check out these websites:

X-Files News

Idealists Haven Forum

You can also click right here for my own X-Files coverage, including my own interview with David Duchovny, which was the coolest, most fulfilling moment of my entire writing career.

(The first article of mine that I ever saw in print in a magazine was my review of the first X-Files movie, and the editor knew I was in love with Gillian Anderson so they put my byline on top of a huge picture of Gillian as Scully. Awesome.)

There’d better not be any black alien oil in my nachos on July 25!

That’s only one week after the new Batman!

Best summer ever.