Opening The X Files

Opening The X Files

This is particularly apparent in his earliest X-Files scripts towards the end of the third season and into the early stretch of the fourth. His script for “Unruhe” literalizes this, featuring a serial offender who, while working at a ...

Author: Darren Mooney

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476665269

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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More than 20 years after it was first broadcast, The X-Files still holds the public imagination. Over nine seasons and two feature films, agents Mulder and Scully pursued monsters, aliens, mutants and shadowy conspirators across the American landscape. Running for more than 200 episodes, the series transformed television, crafting a postmodern mythology that spoke to the anxieties and uncertainties of the end of the 20th century and touched upon key themes like identity, faith, trust and authority. Covering the entire series from its debut through the second feature film, this book examines how creator Chris Carter and his team of writers--among them Homeland's Howard Gordon and Breaking Bad's Vince Gilligan--turned a scrappy cult favorite on Fox (then America's "fourth network") into a global phenomenon that has influenced series like Lost and Westworld. Why did the show come to and end when it did? The truth is in here.
Categories: Literary Criticism

PopLit PopCult and The X Files

PopLit  PopCult and The X Files

However, by means of the script and Duchovny's portrayal, Eddie's character attains a deeper, more sympathetic and ... he tells her that he's sorry he dragged her into the case and she asks him if he means that the case isn't an X-Files ...

Author: Jan Delasara

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786483327

Category: Social Science

Page: 253

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For six acclaimed seasons, FBI paranormal detectives Mulder and Scully have been chasing monsters and little green men and exposing government conspiracies, while espousing the mantras "trust no one" and "the truth is out there." This work takes a close look at the popular television series and shows how its style, character and narrative structure have continued to tease and please a wide viewing audience every week for six years. The first section examines the text of the series and the progression of its mythic story arc. This part also looks at the show's use of expressionistic techniques in both its visual and sound effects; the related tropes of self-reflexive humor, irony and the grotesque; and its ability to give the audience an occasional strong sensory jolt. The second section explores the context that has given rise to The X-Files phenomenon in the 1990s. The show's gothic horror tradition is established, and its contribution to the Zeitgeist of the 90s is also acknowledged.
Categories: Social Science

The X Files The Official Collection Little Green Men Monsters and Villains Vol 2

The X Files  The Official Collection   Little Green Men  Monsters and Villains Vol 2

“From the moment I joined the writing staff, I knew that I had only so many X-Files scripts in me. I had the pieces of this story for a really long time," he explained, “I had done research on hypnosis and had read a book about UFOs ...

Author: Natalie Clubb

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781782769163

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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Categories: Fiction

The X Files

The X Files

[dodwise from | above] Brandon Base, John Novik, (his Owens, the Well Monitured Man in she X-File:feature film That's usually what Mulder does, not me," insists Beiser, a consummate jokester. But he reluctantly concedes, “l suppose it ...

Author: Natalie Clubb

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781782769170

Category: Science fiction television programs

Page: 178

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From abductions to cloning, the black oil to alien-human hybridization, follow the epic journey of two agents battling to discover the truth, whatever the cost. Includes exclusives interview including Chris Carter, David Duchovny & William B. Davis, and the inside story of the making of the first episode. This volume collects together some of the best features and interviews from The official X-files magazine to celebrate one of the greatest conspiracy theories of all time.
Categories: Science fiction television programs

The Real Science Behind the X Files

The Real Science Behind the X Files

The case would be solved and the X-File closed. Life, however, rarely imitates fiction. The autopsy of Ms. Ramirez was inconclusive. White particles in her blood could not be explained. There were no traces of ingested pesticides, ...

Author: Anne Simon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780684856186

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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The science consultant for the popular science fiction TV show discusses the actual scientific research in cell biology, cloning, genetic engineering, aging, hybrid cells, and computer technology that informs the program.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Script Of The X File

The Script Of The X File

If you are a fan of action movies, you can not miss this book. It is one of the best action books in the world. The film opens in 35,000 B.C., in what will become North Texas.

Author: Danny Horsman


ISBN: 9798505975299


Page: 126

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If you are a fan of action movies, you can not miss this book. It is one of the best action books in the world. The film opens in 35,000 B.C., in what will become North Texas. It revolves around Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents Fox Mulder, and Dana Scully who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena.

Wanting to Believe A Critical Guide to The X Files Millennium and The Lone Gunmen

Wanting to Believe  A Critical Guide to The X Files  Millennium and The Lone Gunmen

If thestorywere simply aboutaman who murders people with their dreams it'd be effective enough -itputs an X-File gloss upon aconcept made familiar by Freddie Kreuger. But Spotnitz's script goes furtherthanthat.

Author: Robert Shearman

Publisher: Mad Norwegian Press


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 283

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In Wanting to Believe, acclaimed science-fiction writer Robert Shearman critiques and examines the whole of the X-Files universe, including the spin-off series Millennium and The Lone Gunmen. As such, this is one of — if not the only — guide of its kind to cover all 13 seasons of this extremely popular property. With this unauthorized guidebook, X-Files fans will be able to reevaluate these TV series with Shearman (World Fantasy Award winner, Hugo Award nominee, renowned playwright, writer on the new Doctor Who series and all-around nice guy) as he diligently comments upon all 282 X-Files-related episodes (and the two motion pictures), which form one of the most notable TV works of the 1990s — and is every bit as enjoyable today. Armed with Wanting to Believe, you will not only find yourself mulling over Shearman’s insights and opinions about The X-Files — you will want to pull your DVDs and re-watch this amazing and impressive series for yourself.
Categories: Performing Arts

Monsters of the Week

Monsters of the Week

The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files Zack Handlen, Emily Todd VanDerWerff ... Until very recently, the way to break into the TV script–writing game was to write something called a “spec script.” You watched a whole bunch of ...

Author: Zack Handlen

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781683353508

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 464

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The complete critical companion to The X-Files, covering every episode and both films and featuring interviews with screenwriters and stars. In Monsters of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files, TV critics Zack Handlen and Emily Todd VanDerWerff look back at exactly what made the long-running cult series so groundbreaking. Packed with insightful reviews of every episode—including the tenth and eleventh seasons and both major motion pictures—Monsters of the Week leaves no mystery unsolved and no monster unexplained. This crucial collection includes a foreword by series creator Chris Carter as well as exclusive interviews with some of show’s stars and screenwriters, including Carter, Vince Gilligan, Mitch Pileggi, James Wong, Robert Patrick, Darin Morgan, and more. Monsters of the Week is the definitive guide to The X-Files—whether you’re a lifelong viewer or a new fan uncovering the conspiracy for the first time. “This rich critical companion provides what evert X-Files fan deserves.” —Entertainment Weekly “The X-Files is my favorite show and Zack and Emily are my favorite reviewers of my favorite show and this is my favorite quote about it.” —Kumail Nanjiani, writer and star of The Big Sick; creator of The X-Files Files podcast “If Mulder and Scully had access to this terrific book, they would’ve solved every mystery of The X-Files in a single season. . . . The truth is in here!” —Damon Lindelof, co-creator of Lost and The Leftovers
Categories: Performing Arts

The X Files The Official Collection The Agents The Bureau and The Syndicate Vol 1

The X Files  The Official Collection   The Agents  The Bureau  and The Syndicate Vol 1

ccording to Jolie Jenkins, Leyla Harrison is an X-files geek and proud of it. "She's kind of a nerd," she notes in describing the over-eager FBI agent, “in that she knows every single detail of every single case, and I love that about ...

Author: Natalie Clubb

Publisher: Titan Comics

ISBN: 9781782769156

Category: Fiction

Page: 178

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Reopen the files on the ultimate conspiracy theory. Join Agents Mulder and Scully in their epic quest to expose the truth, and meet the shadowy players intent on concealing it at all costs. From the corridors of the FBI to the highest level of government¡­ The truth is out there, and it wants to be known. Behind the scenes secrets revealed! In-depth features investigating the mythology of the show! Exclusive interviews with the stars of The X-Files! Material previously published in Titan Magazines¡¯ official The X-Files Magazine.
Categories: Fiction

The X Files Origins Dog Days of Summer 2

The X Files  Origins   Dog Days of Summer  2

E | F | | | || O R, IG IN S STORY BY Jody Houser & Matthew Dow Smith ScRIPT BY Jody Houser ART AND Colors By Chris Fenoglio ... Politions The X-Files created by Chris Carter - - -- To dormo, CFL Follo siro sold on For or Robbie Hobbino.

Author: Jody Houser

Publisher: IDW Publishing


Category: Comics & Graphic Novels


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Before the FBI, before the X-Files, they were just two teenagers in search of the truth. On Martha's Vineyard, a strange encounter with a deaf girl sends 13-year-old Fox Mulder on the hunt for a mysterious signal. While in San Diego, young Dana Scully looks into a plane crash somehow tied to the man she helped put in jail. Two kids, two mysteries, one conspiracy that threatens the future of humanity.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels