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04/24/2015  •  Posted By admin  •  0 Comment(s) Mitch Pileggi Press Revival News

Fox Mulder said it best: “Come here, you big, bald, beautiful man.”

Mitch Pileggi is set to reprise his role as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner in Fox’s upcoming revival of The X-Files, EW has confirmed. David Duchovny hinted at Pileggi’s return last month when he appeared on Late Show with David Letterman. Skinner became a fan favorite over the series’ nine-season run, moving from uptight boss to one of Mulder and Scully’s main allies, and was last seen in a brief appearance in 2008’s feature film I Want to Believe. 

Pileggi expressed his enthusiasm about the revival on Twitter.

Source: Mitch Pileggi to reprise role as Walter Skinner in ‘X-Files’ revival | EW.com

04/24/2015  •  Posted By admin  •  0 Comment(s) HD News The X Files

Netflix is updating everyone’s favorite 90’s sci-fi drama, The X-Files, by streaming it in HD as of today. Now, you can see Scully and Mulder in remastered footage that adds more color and details to every scene. The original airings look downright blurry compared to what goes on the air today. Perhaps, Netflix is realizing that there is a renewed interest in the 90’s paranormal drama. The streaming company wouldn’t be the first to catch on, considering that FOX is giving the people what they want by bringing back Scully and Mulder for a six-episode renewal.

I have to admit, it’s a bit strange to see my favorite characters more clearly than I could ever remember. 90’s television seemed to be imbued with a certain atmosphere of dulled colors and fuzzy clarity. Seeing Anderson and Duchovny wearing 90’s era suits in HD puts a modern twist on the nostalgia.

The original episodes aired in 4:3 format, but the HD versions are widescreen which implies that it was all shot in widescreen and clipped down for TV.

In the rare case that you don’t have Netflix and you still need your X-Files fix, you can go over to Hulu, where all of the episodes are available, but you won’t find them in HD.

If you don’t have time to watch all 202 episodes before the show returns from its lengthy hiatus, check out our primer on series. You can watch all 13 episodes of the first season in HD. There is no word yet on whether Netflix plans to stream HD episodes from other seasons.

Source: The Verge

Source: Go ahead and stream ‘The X-Files’ in HD on Netflix – SlashGear

03/31/2015  •  Posted By admin  •  0 Comment(s) David Duchovny Press Revival News
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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson in the 2008 film “The X-Files: I Want to Believe.”

Sometimes you get lucky. We’d arranged to meet with the actor David Duchovny this week in Santa Monica, Calif., to discuss his new series ”Aquarius,” a period crime drama coming to NBC on May 28, for a coming article. Then something else came up.

On Tuesday Fox announced that it was bringing back “The X-Files,” which starred Mr. Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as F.B.I. agents investigating alien-related conspiracies and bizarre, often paranormal, crimes. (The Internet noticed.)

The series began as an oddity in 1993 but became a phenomenon, running until 2002 and proving that the audience was out there for smart science fiction, horror and other genre fare. (There were movies in 1998 and 2008.) “The X-Files” became, for a time, Fox’s highest rated show, topping out as the 11th most watched series on television in its 1997-98 season. It also won 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.

“They call it a cult show but it wasn’t really a cult show. It was actually a big hit,” Mr. Duchovny said. “People call it a cult show because of the subject matter.”

The show’s metaphysical themes and (admittedly muddled) mythology would influence later densely metatextual, serialized narratives in shows like “Lost” and “Fringe.” Created by Chris Carter, “The X-Files” also served as a training ground for writers like Vince Gilligan (“Breaking Bad”) and Howard Gordon (“24,” “Homeland”) who would go on to run their own acclaimed shows.

Mr. Duchovny discussed the legacy of “The X-Files” and why Fox Mulder was the worst F.B.I. agent in history. These are edited excerpts from the conversation.

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