The much anticipated premiere of The X-Files is almost upon us, but for those of us that feel like the wait is driving us insane, FOX has been gracious enough to release a full three-minute compilation of Season 10. Along with this release, Chris Carter talks about how keeping a lid on spoilers has grown more difficult, nearly impossible, since The X-Files went off the air in 2002.
The X-Files Gives Us Three Minutes To Realize That The Truth Is Still Out There
While it may go without saying, do not go any further unless you want spoilers. This video contains three minutes of scenes from various episodes from The X-Files revival and, as such, gives a pretty good glimpse into the story Chris Carter and company have weaved together.
They are giving us so much to dread and to enjoy with this extended teaser, not the least of which is seeing Mulder and Scully back at it. Sure, it's been about 13 years and both Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny have both expressed some difficulty with stepping back into their roles, but it certainly doesn't seem like they have been away at all. The chemistry is still there, if not strengthened by age and experience.
As the trailer concludes and true fans of The X-Files let the credits role through, while listening to every note of that familiar theme, one question must be rolling through everyone's mind. Will Mulder help Scully find their 15-year-old son?
Another question, which might be just as compelling: Who took Mulder's files?
Years seem to have sharpened Mulder's rough edges, or perhaps he has no respect even for those who would be allies, because he seems ready to take Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) on without a moment's hesitation. While Skinner isn't about to stand still and take it, it doesn't seem like the two men really will come to blows. Let's hope not, anyway.
As for Fox, Dana nailed it.
"It's good for you to get out of that little house every once and awhile."Enigmas aside, the teaser gives us a pretty clear picture for The X-Files' Season 10 plot. A government agent, presumably from the F.B.I., draws Mulder and Scully back to the Bureau and sets them free to again investigate the paranormal, but a new alien cover-up proves to be more than they expected. As promised, the teaser also gives fans a look at what the stand alone, monster of the week episodes will entail.
Chris Carter On Keeping The X-Files Top Secret in The Modern Age Of Social Media
Unauthorized leaks have been a concern for the Chris Carter, since the very first season of The X-Files. The showrunner even resorted to printing the script on red paper for the first feature film, The X-Files: Fight the Future (1998). For the follow up film, 2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the props department left out fake props to mislead fans as to what case the new film involved.
Today, studios have set security to prevent unauthorized access, but Carter says that really hasn't been much of a help. The X-Files revival has been shot primarily on location in Vancouver and as much if filming has been done outdoors, anyone with a camera can freely take their own pictures. Admitting that there was little he could do, Chris said he didn't even bother putting out false stories this time around. The X-Files showrunner said it would just have been a waste of time.
Even authorized leaks bother Mr. Carter. He says he wasn't crazy about the idea of showing the full first episode of The X-Files at New York Comic Con earlier in 2015, but he was compelled by the studio to go along with it.
"As far as I'm concerned, this episode, everyone's seen it now because everyone will be online talking about it."One can't help but wonder what he thinks of this three-minute trailer.
The X-Files Season 10 will debut on Sunday, January 24 on FOX.
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