We here at Gabbing Geek pride ourselves on covering breaking geek news as it comes out. But, near as I can make out, no one here has seen fit to post how The X-Files is returning for a 6 episode stint to the Fox network with original stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
How did we miss this? Well, I have my theories.
See, we’re haphazard and disorganized. Its true. How else did I get a post up solely to say how much I hate a reality TV show most if not all self-respecting geeks would be either completely unaware of or avoid like the proverbial plague?
Well, the last editorial meeting was a mess. Ryan was foaming at the mouth about a Ready Player One rumor involving Tommy Wiseau in the lead role. Watson was convinced the letters in a girlie magazine were all true and he was searching social media for clues about where some of these women lived. Jenny is three ducks in a woman costume. Jimmy was almost deported to Poland, which is odd since he’s from Canada. And me, I was disillusioned to learn the 1984 Jeff Bridges movie Starman was not in any way related to any DC Comics hero by that name and was sunk into a deep blue funk.
Don’t go into deep blue funks.
So, anyway, Fox is bringing back the beloved (except for the last movie and the last season or two) 90s sci-fi series with the two lead actors, one of whom is actually rather busy and not David Duchovny.
Seriously, Gillian Anderson gets a lot of work. She’s a regular on the TV series Hannibal series this year after having only a reoccurring role in the series up to that point, plus she does a lot of stuff overseas for British television.
So, we’ll be getting more X-Files this fall. If they can avoid a convoluted conspiracy theory that they’re making up as they go along, and maybe get the atmosphere back, it’ll be fun. I want to believe…that is possible. The truth is out there.
And I think I want to rewatch that Simpsons episode that parodies the show now.