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Mulder and Scully will be back together again, at least for thousands of fans attending The X-Files 20th Anniversary Panel in Ballroom 20 at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.  In interviews in past years they have indicated a third movie or other X-Files reunion was possible and maybe they will share more about that as David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson join series creator Chris Carter and writer/producers David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban and Jim Wong.

We previewed here at borg.com last month another part of the 20th anniversary celebration–the continuing adventures of Scully, Mulder, the Lone Gunmen, the Smoking Man, Skinner and the rest of the paranormal in The X-Files: Season 10 monthly comic book series from IDW Publishing.

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The X-Files ran nine seasons, from 1993 to 2002, with recurring roles and guests roles from Robert Patrick (Agent Doggett), Annabeth Gish (Agent Reyes), Mimi Rogers (Agent Fowley), Adam Baldwin (Knowle Rohrer), Michael McKean (Morris Fletcher), Veronica Cartwright (Cassandra Spender), Willie Garson (Henry Weems), Terry O’Quinn (Lt. Tillman), Leon Russom (Detective Miles), Darren McGavin (Agent Dales), Denise Crosby (Dr. Speake), Lucy Lawless (Shannon McMahon), Michael Bublé (submarine sailor), Cary Elwes (Asst. Director Follmer), and Luke Wilson as Sheriff Hartwell in the fan favorite episode “Bad Blood.”  It was also made into two movies: The X-Files: Fight the Future in 1998 and The X-Files: I Want to Believe in 2008.  And it had one spinoff–the short-lived 2001 TV series The Lone Gunmen, feature the quirky trio played by Bruce Harwood, Tom Braidwood, and Dean Haglund.

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Since The X-Files David Duchovny has made a handful of movies, including this year’s release Phantom, plus he has starred in seven seasons of the Showtime TV series Californication.  Gillian Anderson has continued acting as well, returning to star in many mini-series in England where she grew up, including Bleak House, Great Expectations, Any Human Heart, The Crimson Petal and the White, and The Fall, and this year back to U.S. television as a recurring character in Hannibal.

If this is like your typical major Comic-Con anniversary panel for such a major sci-fi franchise, you can expect some surprise guests, maybe even Patrick, Gish, Rogers, Elwes, Harwood, Braidwood, or Haglund.  A big hit would be surprise visits from the likes of Mitch Pileggi (Skinner) and William B. Davis (CGB Spender).  Better yet, maybe one of actors behind one of the classic crazy, creepy monster/oddities will show.

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You can also pre-register for a chance at one of 100 photo ops and autographs from Anderson and Duchovny after the panel at the Lightspeed Fine Art Booth #3745.  Check out details for the photos and signings here but expect them to go fast.  Anderson has events planned for July 18-20, 2013 (Thursday, Friday, Saturday).  She is scheduled to attend the an The X-Files: Season 10 Comic Book Panel (July 19 from 1:45-2:45pm) and also be signing at the Lightspeed Fine Art Booth.

The TV Guide sponsored The X-Files 20th Anniversary Panel will be held on Comic-Con Thursday (July 18, 2013) at 3:30 p.m. in Ballroom 20.  Plan to spend the night Wednesday in line for this one!

C.J. Bunce
Editor
borg.com

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