The X-Files is coming back

Fox (Broadcasting Company, not Mulder) announced that ten new episodes of the X-Files will air in 2017 and 2018. Last year's excellent six-episode mini-series was a fantastic teaser of what's to come. Trust no one.

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Mulder and Scully, from prom, to engagement, to expecting

Sometimes, publicity and editorial photos don't quite match the tone and relationship of the show's characters. Case in point: the plethora of X-Files shots in which Scully and Mulder look like a couple instead of coworkers. Read the rest

Faceswapped Scully and Mulder = synthpop band

Daniel Holland made the striking observation that if you faceswap The X-Files' Scully and Mulder, you get a synthpop duo. Read the rest

CIA: check out our UFO files!

BB pal Mitch Horowitz, noted author of esoteric and downright weird books, writes:

The CIA (the funniest guys ever!) is now taking a humorous approach to its UFO files, releasing reams of info and inviting people to play Agent Mulder for a day. It’s a clever PR move to head off a conspiracy-mania growing out of the X Files reboot. And, actually, it’s a good public service: The CIA has lots of public-domain images of flying saucers, which can save time and money for artists/writers/researchers who want flying saucer and boogodie-boogodie images.

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The X-Files: behind the scenes of the new series

"I can't tell you how wrong you've always been," says the Cigarette Smoking Man.

Mulder and Scully (and yes, apparently CSM too) return on January 24.

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X-Files was inspired by Chris Carter's observation of alien abductees' hypnosis

In the early 1990s, Harvard psychiatrist John Mack studied hundreds of people who claimed to have been abducted by aliens and wrote multiple books about his research. He invited Chris Carter to sit in on one of Mack's regression hypnosis session with a self-proclaimed abductee, an experience that Carter says informed his vision for the X-Files. Read the rest

The Lone Gunmen returning to The X-Files

Conspiracy theorists/hackers/'zinesters The Lone Gunmen are returning to The X-Files for the six new episodes premiering on January 24, 2016. Read the rest

In 1997, Gillian Anderson posed as Morticia Addams

Photographed by Mark Seliger for US Magazine, Ms. Anderson posed as every weirdo's favorite mama. It was hot. Read the rest

Why we love Kumail Nanjiani's “The X-Files Files” podcast

This podcast is entertaining and awesome, but the episode featuring Darin Morgan is especially so. Don't miss, X-Files fans.

Video: The X-Files' Dana Scully likes science!

"She never gave up, even when the aliens put a chip in her neck," says creator Ryan English. (via Dangerous Minds) Read the rest