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The X-files trailer 2016

We were getting along fine, reading our issues of one of the best tie-in series around, The X-Files Season 10 and The X-Files Season 11 from IDW Publishing.  For the record, these series are considered canon, and the truth is they’ve earned it.  The writers and artists know the characters and the story.  Following right after the events in the second big screen follow-up to the TV series, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, the comic books are as good as the original series and even better than the movies.  But wait, The X-Files is coming back to TV?  What’s next?  A Firefly series?

The first full trailer from Fox (the network, not Mulder) has all the best feel from the original.  It’s David Duchovny’s same craggy Fox Mulder, Gillian Anderson’s same inquisitive Dana Scully, and the cool, calm, and collected Mitch Pileggi as Skinner.  Finally, something to be excited about that is not Star Wars Episode VII!

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Plus, the series, which is slated for only six episodes, draws in genre favorites Robbie Amell (The Flash) and Lauren Ambrose (Coma) as new agents.  And even Joel McHale (The Soup, Community) has a main role in the series.

Enough waiting!  Check out the trailer:

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Review by C.J. Bunce

The X-Files Season 10 is one of IDW Publishing’s best series, following Mulder and Scully and friends in their ongoing exploits following the TV series and two films.  The spin-off mini-series The X-Files: Year Zero followed Mulder and Scully in the present day as they pursue a case first investigated by the original keepers of the FBI’s X-Files, Bing Ellinson and Minnie Ohio.  This year both of these series shared a combination of good storytelling, evocative imagery, and familiarity of the well-loved characters that made for required reading for genre fans.

This week IDW is releasing a rare, prestige format holiday one-shot: The X-Files X-mas Special.  It includes two unrelated stories, one about Mulder and Scully in the present day, and a second about the 1940s’ duo and their encounter with a creepy character that very well could be the vile holiday elf Krampus.

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The first story, “Season 10 Greetings,” comes from the creative team of writer Joe Harris, artist Matthew Dow Smith, and colorist Jordie Bellaire.  The 1940s FBI team story “Merry Christmas, Comrade!” was written by Karl Kesel, with art by Matthew Southworth, and colors by Matheus Lopes.

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If you have the licenses to Transformers, Ghostbusters, The Crow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The X-Files, and you’re the publisher that has had the Mars Attacks aliens crossover with every property under the sun from Popeye to KISS, then the future is probably inevitable.  Mulder and Scully and The Lone Gunmen–why not have them pursue these strange oddities in the world of pop culture and sci-fi?

Under the banner The X-Files: Conspiracy, IDW Publishing has announced a volley of crossover one-shots beginning with a January 2014 release, spinning out of their successful The X-Files: Season Ten monthly comic book series.  First up, The X-Files: Conspiracy, Issue #1 will set up the story arc, as Mulder and Scully pursue the threat of a virus that may spread across the country into a plague if they cannot stop it.

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Next, with The X-Files: Conspiracy – Ghostbusters, The Lone Gunmen begin their pursuit of strange turtles in the sewers, an ominous vengeful spirit, and strange robots, first by tracking down the famous paranormal ghost squad.  Are the Ghostbusters for real, or are they frauds bilking innocent people out of their money?

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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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The X-Files are back.  Fox Mulder.  Dana Sculley.  Deputy Director Skinner.  The Lone Gunmen.  The Smoking Man.  Maybe even Eugene Tooms.  IDW Publishing and series creator Chris Carter are taking The X-Files where Dark Horse Comics and Joss Whedon took Buffy the Vampire Slayer after that series ended with Buffy the Vampire Slayer: Season 8.  Starting Wednesday, Mulder and Sculley continue right where they left off after the end of the second movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, with the new monthly comic book series The X-Files: Season 10.  And yes, they are still a couple.  And yes, there will be more strange things lurking in the shadows.  Below check out a borg.com preview of the first seven pages of Issue #1 before its release in comic book stores tomorrow, courtesy of IDW Publishing.

As the first issue reveals, it’s just like the last episode of the TV show was only yesterday…

Previously on The X-Files…  For years FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Sculley toiled in the X-Files Unit, a one-office division of the Bureau dealing with cases deemed unsolvable and related to unexplained phenomena.  During their investigations, Mulder, the “believer,” and Scully, the “skeptic,” delved into the occult, religion, urban legends, conspiracy theories, UFOs, alien abductions, and genetic engineering.  Eventually, both agents left the FBI and began a new life together in peaceful anonymity, which endured until today…

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Writer Joe Harris promises to bring The X-Files up to date to the realities of 2013–What does modern technology, a world of the Blackberry and Android phones, and the political climate resurfacing Cold War Era issues mean for Mulder and Scully’s quest for the truth?  What new secrets will be behind all the unexplained events they encounter and all the conspiracies?  Artist Michael Walsh provides a familiar look and feel for both the actors behind the characters (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) and the often dark and mysterious settings for the series that fans will appreciate.  Harris and Walsh’s first issue is full of the good banter between Mulder, Scully, and Skinner we’re all been missing and jumps right in with the first catastrophe of the series.  Look for several great alternate covers to Issue #1, also (pictured above).

Enjoy this preview of Issue #1:

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