The X-Files Reviving After 14 Years


One of the longest-running science fiction series is returning January 24th. Photo used with permission by Kit Archer.

Tinaye Gibbons, Staff Writer

The X-Files is a cult TV show that first aired in the 90’s and continues to be watched by people today. After ending 14 years ago, the show has been renewed for a tenth season. Previous actress and actor Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny will be playing Dana Scully and Fox Mulder in this six episode series that appears on January 24, 2016.

Chris Carter, the creator and producer of the X Files, has stated that writing the episodes were “a new thing, just doing six. It’ll be eight months of my life, where it used to be 11 and a half months to do 22 or 25 [episodes]”. He wanted the story to reflect the strange things that have happened in the world today. Carter had been given a time crunch he was not expecting and decided to make the first and last episode a two-parter with the four episodes in the middle as standalone episodes.

The first episode of the X Files aired September 10, 1993 and quickly grew to become a hit TV show. The show starts with FBI agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) being assigned to the “x files,” beginning her work with FBI agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny). The main plot of the show is that the government is hiding the existence of aliens, and Mulder has spent his entire life trying to uncover government secrets and the disappearance of his little sister, who he saw abducted by aliens. Scully is assigned to debunk the “x files” as they predominantly pertain to the supernatural and her being a scientist and a doctor; throughout the show, she is the voice of reason to the obscure theories that are presented throughout 202 episodes and 2 movies.

The X Files is a terrific show for anyone that is drawn into the government conspiracy against aliens.