The truth is out there: Trailers for new The X-Files season hit the web
on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 at 10:15 AM
Before "binge-watching" was a thing, there was The X-Files, arguably a show that would have benefitted greatly from things like Netflix or DVRs, had they been available during its fitful run between 1993 and 2002 on Fox.
The mashup of alien investigations and government conspiracy theories — along with a little "will they or won't they" romantic tension between FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson); they eventually "did," at least for a little while — made the show must-see TV for dedicated fans. Sadly, the show's constant bouncing around the Fox schedule made it hard to keep up with what the agents and regulars like The Smoking Man, the Lone Gunmen and the agents' ally/boss Skinner were up to. Wikipedia has a decent summary of the show's characters and conspiracies, for the uninitiated.
A couple of feature films have pushed the story along, but X-Files nerds truly rejoiced when it was announced that Fox was bringing the show back for a six-episode season this January, with series creator Chris Carter on board as producer and writer. Yesterday, a couple of trailers hit the Internet, teasing the new season.
The first is a two-parter:
And the second is a shorter version:
Dan Nailen is the managing editor of the Inlander, where he oversees coverage of arts and culture. He's previously written and edited for The Salt Lake Tribune, Salt Lake City Weekly, Missoula Independent, Salt Lake Magazine, The Oregonian and KUER-FM. He grew up seeing the country in an Air Force family and studied...