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    fullhans1

    [42]May 1, 2011
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    Are there any news about the campaign?
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    ChipsTheButler

    [43]May 21, 2011
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    No news. It's not going to happen. There isn't the time for script writing, pre-production, filming and promotion to get it out before the end of 2012 (for comparison when it comes to timelines, Bond 23 was announced at the beginning of the year... and filming will start at the end of the year).

    Edited on 05/21/2011 12:25am
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    kurgan1O1

    [44]May 22, 2011
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    don't forget, the 2nd x-files movie filmed from dec 2007 to mar 2008 and was released in july of 2008. i've read in numerous interviews of Chris saying that each week was like doing a mini movie for them. if the rumors are true of a script being written, a 3rd moving coming out in late 2012 is not out of the picture! as Frank Spotnitz says on biglight.com, don't give up!


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    kurgan1O1

    [45]May 22, 2011
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    The story could take place in 2012 even if it was filmed in 2015. It's not a documentary.



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    kurgan1O1

    [46]May 22, 2011
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    The movie can be taken to the theaters, say, in 2013 or 2014 and can show us the story of how the invasion was thwarted not only in December 2012 but in the ensuing months as well. Ah, if the money for such a project could be procured and I was a friend of Chris Carter's, I'd advise him to make more than one movie telling that story.

    I don't think the story should be started from the beginning again. I'd certainly be eager to watch new seasons but I hate the idea of restarting it. I'd feel as if the original X-Files was erased, negated, treated like trash.

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    kurgan1O1

    [47]May 22, 2011
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    For me, X-files jumped the shark starting in season 6. I've read in several articles/interviews over the years that Carter intended to end the series after 4-5 seasons. This seems to bear out pretty well given that the last episode of season 5 is called "The End" and the movie "Fight the Future" (which takes place between seasons 5 and 6) would have served as a suitable ending.

    Unfortunately TV studios like Fox don't care if shows get driven into the ground or not. They want to continue a show until it gets so god-awful crappy that people stop watching it, squeezing every last dime out of its popularity, and that's what happened to the X-files. They told Chris Carter that if he wouldn't continue the project they would hire someone else to. Carter probably chose the lesser of two evils by staying on and trying to at least maintain some standard of quality. Personally, I wouldn't have (I certainly wouldn't want my name on seasons 8 and 9), but I suppose it's hard to let go of your own creation.

    In my opinion there aren't really any "bad" episodes before season 6... maybe a few off-beat ones, but not bad. Season 6 is where the series started to go downhill, for the major reason listed above and because production of the show was moved from Vancouver to LA. The bermuda triangle episode in particular is where X-files "jumps the shark" as far as I'm concerned. The plot quality, in general, begins to nose dive at this point. There ARE some good episodes scattered around seasons 6 and 7, but not enough to justify the series any longer.

    Seasons 8 and 9 are an absolute train wreck and an abomination to what the X-files used to be. This isn't because of the addition of Doggett and Reyes so much, but rather how the stories are now being told. Up until this point the X-files was actually about.... X-files! While there has always been some main character drama involved, the series had always remained focused on telling a science fiction story outside the lives of its major characters. Seasons 8 and 9 are basically a non-stop soap opera in which nearly every episode is completely centered around one of the main characters. THAT'S NOT X-FILES! You're supposed to use your characters to tell a story, not base your entire story on your main characters. In other words, in the last two seasons Mulder, Scully, Dogget and Reyes BECAME the X-files, and that's really the worst thing that could happen to an already declining show.

    I own seasons 1-5 on DVD and enjoy them regularly. I keep hoping that some day I'll stumble upon a secret military aircraft base and they'll wipe seasons 8 and 9 from my memory along with knowledge of their UFOs. =P

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    ChipsTheButler

    [48]May 23, 2011
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    The finale of season 5 is called 'The End' because it was the end of the show being produced in Vancouver.
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    kurgan1O1

    [49]May 23, 2011
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    watch fringe its a show like the x-files fringe its a great show



    in fringe are not aliensbut we dealing with parallel universes



    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oo8wZ7H3do&NR=1

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    kurgan1O1

    [50]May 23, 2011
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    Damn it i want a end for the x-files chris carter Thats not a way to screw over fans I want a ending for the x-files the best tv show ever .



    if a third film dont get made chris carterandFOXscrew up all the x-files fans

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    C_J_B_Spender

    [51]Jun 1, 2011
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    kurgan1O1 wrote:
    The story could take place in 2012 even if it was filmed in 2015. It's not a documentary.



    kurgan1O1 wrote:

    The movie can be taken to the theaters, say, in 2013 or 2014 and can show us the story of how the invasion was thwarted not only in December 2012 but in the ensuing months as well. Ah, if the money for such a project could be procured and I was a friend of Chris Carter's, I'd advise him to make more than one movie telling that story.

    I don't think the story should be started from the beginning again. I'd certainly be eager to watch new seasons but I hate the idea of restarting it. I'd feel as if the original X-Files was erased, negated, treated like trash.



    Movies about fictional events two years from now tend to interest an audience much more than movies about fictional events that happen two years ago. There are a lot of movies about the near future, distant future, and distant past. There are not a lot of movies about the near past...except for, ironically, documentaries.

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    ChipsTheButler

    [52]Jun 1, 2011
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    I agree. Fan ideas encouraging the film to be based in the past smacks of desperation.

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    DrTrish197

    [53]Jun 2, 2011
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    Hey guys, for those of you wondering if we got the campaign going still, we got a new phase starting. Keep checking out website for more info, we always have something going on. Here's the Believe In The Future Campaign.

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    ChipsTheButler

    [54]Jun 6, 2011
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    I hear Fox has a new shredder they need to test. It's nice to see you are helping them out.
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    C_J_B_Spender

    [55]Jun 7, 2011
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    ChipsTheButler wrote:

    I agree. Fan ideas encouraging the film to be based in the past smacks of desperation.



    It's understandable desperation. Who wouldn't want the X-Files back?
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    ChipsTheButler

    [56]Jun 7, 2011
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    Me. The show's over.
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    kurgan1O1

    [57]Aug 2, 2011
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    Chris Carter Confirms The X-Files 3 is in Discussion!



    Last March, Fox All Access claimed that discussions for a third X-Files film were indeed happening. While X-Philes everywhere wanted to believe, skepticism naturally took hold of some. Whether we believed FAA or not, fans were still looking for confirmation from X-Files creator Chris Carter or someone who would be in the know.

    As it turns out, fans finally got an answer today at a charity event held by IBG Inc. (Inspire-Believe-Give) in Beverly Hills, CA where a Q&A session was held with X-Files actress Gillian Anderson and her former co-star David Duchovny, with Chris Carter arriving later to answer some questions as well. Hit the jump to check out what they had to say about The X-Files 3!







    X-Files News had live coverage of the event as it unfolded. At one point, a script for The X-Files 3 was discussed between Duchovny and Anderson. Here's what XFN reported:


    David says he wants to keep doing X-Files until he's in a wheelchair. Gillian asked David if XF3 script is being written. David says ask Chris Carter. His first answer was yes.


    If I am interpreting this correctly, it seems that Duchovny was reaffirming at first that a script is being worked on or discussed as he had allegedly claimed in the past, but that the question should be asked again later upon Chris Carter's arrival, which is exactly what happened:


    Question: is there an XF3 movie in the works. Chris says it's in discussion. Gillian asking what else we can do. Chris says it's getting there about XF3. Chris is blown away that after 10 years 200 people are in this room. Chris says 'Don't Give Up'. A fan asks why Chris gave away William. William coming back in XF3 has been discussed. Chris says XF3 would be a mythology movie. He says December 21st 2012 sounds like a good release date.


    This is absolutely great news for fans. The X-Files 3 is still being talked about and Carter is still pushing for it to get made. He is even discussing bringing back Scully's miracle child, William, who would be approximately 10 or 11 years old when the third film takes place. He was a pretty big deal in the last couple of seasons, so to have some closure on his character as well as the mythology as a whole would be a great ending to the franchise.

    A December 21, 2012 release date would be fitting from a storytelling viewpoint. Not only is it the date the ancient Mayan calender ends, but the day after is the date The X-Files TV series established as the beginning of alien colonization. However, this release date would be one week after the highly-anticipated The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is slated to hit theaters. When The X-Files: I Want to Believe hit theaters three years ago, it was one week after the arrival of the box office juggernaut known as The Dark Knight, which aided heavily in destroying anything coming out the weekend after. Whether you loved or hated the second X-Files film, it cannot be argued that releasing it one week after The Dark Knight was a good idea. Releasing XF3 only one week after The Hobbit would just repeat what happened before and kill any chances of the film making a decent amount of money in its opening weekend. I still hold by a September or October release date as being much more safe for the film.

    But a release date has not been set, nor has the film been officially green-lit by 20th Century Fox. Nothing is set as of right now. But, given Carter's most recent remarks on the subject, Fox Mulder might respond by saying, "Maybe there's hope."

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    ChipsTheButler

    [58]Aug 3, 2011
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    The article contains nothing new. The actors said they will be in it, there are "discussions" (whatever that means), and... well, that's it. Incredibly thin story.
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    kurgan1O1

    [59]Aug 13, 2011
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    Multiple sources over the last year have stated they are writing it including Fox All Access. As for the time-line, keep in mind that the IWTB greenlight was announced in late October 2007 and filming began on December 10th 2007. Filming wrapped on March 15th 2008 and it was released on July 25th 2008. So it's not impossible and it's happened for "The X-Files" before.

    All that to say, there is still time

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    keepgoinFBIWmn

    [60]Aug 17, 2011
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    Thanks for all the info, Ive been on pnis and needles waiting to hear about XF3 and I plan on writing FOX. I wrote 3 letters to FOX for IWTB, and that happened, so..Im gonna do all I can, not to mention creating XF3 Army t-shirts to promote it!
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