X-Files Dispatch From New York Comic Con 2017

“Knowing the way Chris likes to name characters, I’m surprised we haven’t met one named Cliff Hanger…. Special Agent Cliff Hanger.” — David Duchovny, New York Comic Con,
Oct. 8, 2017

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Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi at New York Comic Con on Oct. 8, 2017. (Radhika Marya)

The X-Files’ 11th season, the second season of the show’s recent revival, will be on our television screens in 2018, so it’s no surprise the series was the focus of a panel at New York Comic Con today. I was personally a little torn about whether I’d make the effort to go to said panel, having had the luck of attending a couple of other panels in recent years, but surprise to nobody — I went. So here’s a little blog entry to show you we’re still here before season 11 graces us all with its presence.

The panel, moderated by Michael Ausiello and featuring Chris Carter, David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi, was mostly fun to watch with banter that involved stories about a bear disrupting filming. But it seemed like the actors were simultaneously guarded and loopy. Perhaps this is due to the fact that they didn’t want to give up any spoilers (very little information was given to us about the upcoming season) and perhaps because they were tired as the show isn’t done filming. While there was plenty of laughter, I don’t think there was quite as much as there was back in 2013, around the time of the show’s 20th anniversary. Regardless, the panel filled up fast with enthusiastic attendees, so it seems that season 10 — despite the mixed feelings it evoked in some fans — has not chased Philes away.

Things kicked off with a trailer brimming with themes of saving humanity. It’s now readily available on the Internet (and below):

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X-Files Revival Sees U.S. Premiere at New York Comic Con

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Chris Carter, David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi at New York Comic Con 2015. (Radhika Marya)

We interrupt our blogging hiatus for a quick report: I have seen the first episode of The X-Files revival, thanks to its U.S. premiere at this year’s New York Comic Con. And that means there’s no way I could not acknowledge it on this rewatch blog. We may have successfully completed rewatching the series’ original run over the summer, but as mentioned in our previous “final” post, we fully intend to come back here and write when the new episodes air. And since I’ve had the chance to check out the first episode, I’m happy to report back.

Note: This blog post will be spoiler free. However, it may refer to points that have already been brought up in various interviews with Chris Carter and company — so if you’ve been avoiding all news of the show, maybe you don’t want to read this. But I will not be delving into the events of the episode itself, so if that sounds fine to you, go ahead and read! Continue reading

Dispatch from New York Comic Con

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson at New York Comic Con on Oct. 13, 2013. (Radhika Marya)

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson at New York Comic Con on Oct. 13, 2013. (Radhika Marya)

It was a very auspicious 10/13 indeed at New York Comic Con this Sunday, when Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny reunited on stage to discuss their time on The X-Files. The event kicked off on a cheery note with Duchovny taking a moment to take a video of the audience singing happy birthday to series creator Chris Carter — and it wound up ending on another happy (and poignant) note when a fan took a moment to propose to his girlfriend with the stars’ “blessing.” Adorable, right? Continue reading

The Paley Center: The Truth Is Here

Yesterday, as part of a flurry of activity this weekend that David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson participated in regarding the series was a discussion held at the Paley Center for Media in midtown Manhattan. Moderated by Time Out New York staff writer Keith Uhlich, our dynamic duo spent over an hour reminiscing, showing clips, and answering questions from fans in the audience.

Sadly, despite a valiant effort to obtain tickets to see this event, the staff here at Apt. 42 Revisited were unable to seal the deal. Having now watched the event via archived video, we now know the reason why. The event sold out extremely fast, in five minutes, and was completely booked during the Paley members only exclusivity window. The general public (which included both of us) never even had a chance. A bummer for sure. Continue reading

SDCC: Marking 20 Years of ‘The X-Files’

As our readers are probably aware, there was a twentieth anniversary panel for The X-Files at San Diego Comic-Con this past Thursday. We here at Apt. 42 Revisited are admittedly a bit bummed that we couldn’t be at the event, but we had a chance to watch one of the better videos seen above.

A good chunk of the panel, while a wonderful trip down memory lane, was a bit of the same-old. Fans wanted to know more about Mulder and Scully. Was a sex scene ever filmed? (Apparently, yes. It’s out there somewhere, according to Gillian Anderson). What would a real date between the two characters be like? Whatever happened to their son, William? (At this, writer John Shiban encouraged his son, who played baby William and still has Scully-esque red hair, to come out onstage.)

Regardless, the panel shows how much of a lasting impact the show wound up having on fans, the cast and crew alike. Continue reading