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I have to admit, I gasped a bit when I saw the new promo for THE X-FILES reboot when I saw our guy. Can’t lie. Mitch looks amazing in the promo and better still, he still has that stance. My gosh be still my heart. Here is the first screencap from the first promo. Enjoy.


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At a recent convention in Pittsburgh, Mitch and his THE X-FILES co-star David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) have hinted at some of the plot to the reboot scheduled to air in January 2016.

Why ‘X-Files’ Won’t Exit

Sci-fi brand unscathed, says star Duchovny

Don’t tell David Duchovny he’s doing a reboot of “The X-Files.”

“What does reboot mean?” Duchovny asked the crowd Saturday at the Wizard World Comic Con in Pittsburgh. “You only reboot a computer when it crashes. We didn’t crash.”

In fact, “The X-Files,” which concluded in television form in 2002, influenced nearly every sci-fi and conspiracy theory-laden show — from “Supernatural” to “Star Trek Enterprise” — since its heyday. And now, following in the footsteps of “24” and the upcoming “Twin Peaks” reunion, it’s returning for a six-episode run early next year.

Brands rule in 2015 Hollywood. Even if the last “X-Files” movie, 2008’s “The X-Files: I Want to Believe,” tanked with a $20 million box office haul, the property still has juice. That’s even more true today, what with nostalgia for the original series sky-high and a social media landscape that magnifies niche interests.

And it makes sense to pull off a limited series, which gives both cast and crew the flexibility to tackle other projects. Plus, show creator Chris Carter can channel his creative resources on crafting the best six episodes possible, not 20-plus yarns as in the past.

“I don’t know where it’s going,” said Duchovny.

Duchovny and “X-Files” co-star Mitch Pileggi dangled some intriguing — if largely spoiler-free — tidbits to the Pittsburgh crowd. Duchovny promised that viewers wouldn’t need a primer on where we left Mulder, his partner Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Pileggi’s Walter Skinner. But he hinted it might not hurt.

“What’s interesting about these six episodes that we’ve done is they’ve taken the old mythology that we’ve done and kind of turned around and twisted it a bit,” said Duchovny, who portrayed FBI agent and conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder for nine seasons. The show will start with some tension between Mulder and Scully. The actors promised it would be resolved by the end of the run but were hesitant to leak too many details.

“In the beginning of the six episodes, we seem to be estranged,” Duchovny said. “I don’t know where it’s going.”

“Can we say `yet to be determined’? Is that appropriate?” Pileggi asked.

“Now I feel like you’re my lawyer,” Duchovny said, before adding a dramatic pause, “it has yet to be determined.”

The new episodes will also give viewers insight in Mulder and Scully’s son, William, who was adopted by another couple during the original show’s run.

That the show is coming back at all seems like a minor miracle.

“It’s addressed in the ‘reboot,’” Duchovny said. “There a lot about the baby actually. I think you’ll be pleased. … Actually, I think you’re going to be tired of that baby.”

The new adventures will feature some of the same “monster of the week” episodes written by some of the original show writers.

“Those are the guys who do the scarier stuff,” said Duchovny, who is currently starting in NBC’s Aquarius.

That the show is coming back at all seems like a minor miracle to the pair, after a series of false starts and that disappointing 2008 sequel.

“When we finally got on set three months ago, it felt like time had stood still for us,” Duchovny said.

Pileggi owes Skinner’s resurfacing to Duchovny and David Letterman. During an appearance on the Late Show, Duchovny broke the news that Skinner would return. There was just one problem — Pileggi was still in shaky contract negotiations with 20th Century Fox Studios. Pileggi joked that the leak gave him plenty of leverage during the negotiations.

“David just announced I’m going to be on the show,” Pileggi said. “Hey Fox, guess what? I’m back on the show. Now let’s talk about money.”

‘The X-Files’ Files

The Series: 202 episodes over nine seasons

The Film Franchise: “The X-Files: Fight the Future” (1998), “The X-Files: I Want to Believe” (2008)

Spin-Offs: “The Lone Gunmen” (Fox, 1 season, 13 episodes)

Creator: Chris Carter also brought “Millennium,” “Harsh Realm” and “The Lone Gunmen” to the small screen. None matched the success of “The X-Files.” Carter’s Amazon Studios’ 2014 pilot “The After” was picked up for a full season run initially, but the plans were later scrapped.

Inspiration: Carter cites his childhood TV influences “Kolchak: The Night Stalker” and “The Twilight Zone.”


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Not gonna say any more. Just watch.

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Didn’t see this one coming. There’s some new information out about the new SHOCKER BluRay release. It’s been all remastered with some new extras from Wes Craven himself. There is also a new cover for the box. Here is the cover, more below the cut.

Full Details Revealed for Scream Factory’s Shocker Blu-ray Release

We learned last month that Scream Factory is bringing Wes Craven’s Shocker to Blu-ray for the first time this coming September, and today the company has sent along full release details that are sure to have you salivating over the upcoming release. Read on for everything you need to know!

From the Press Release:
Fans of legendary director Wes Craven (Scream, The Last House on the Left, A Nightmare on Elm Street) know well the terror mayhem inflicted by Horace Pinker, a diabolical mass murderer who harnesses electricity for unimaginable killing powers, from the 1989 horror cult classic SHOCKER.

On September 8, 2015, Scream Factory™ is proud to present Wes Craven’s SHOCKER Collector’s Edition Blu-ray, packed with insightful bonus content including, special audio commentary with Wes Craven, all-new interviews with Mitch Pileggi, Cami Cooper, executive producer Shep Gordon, music supervisor Desmond Child and soundtrack artists, new audio commentary with director of photography Jacques Haitkin, co-producer Robert Engelman and composer William Goldstein, retrospective featurettes, original storyboard gallery and much more!

This definitive collector’s edition Blu-ray set contains a collectible cover featuring newly rendered retro-style artwork and a reversible cover wrap featuring original theatrical key art.

Those who order Wes Craven’s SHOCKER Collector’s Edition Blu-ray™ directly from will get it shipped two weeks early, plus receive an exclusive 18″x24″ poster featuring our newly commissioned artwork! Available while supplies last.

About to be electrocuted for a catalog of heinous crimes, the unrepentant Horace Pinker transforms into a terrifying energy source. Only young athlete Jonathan Parker, with an uncanny connection to Pinker through bizarre dreams, can fight the powerful demon. The two dive in and out of television programs, chasing each other from channel to channel through stunning scenes of disaster, game shows and old reruns.

A blend of dazzling special effects and an electrifying soundtrack, SHOCKER stars Michael Murphy (X-Men: The Last Stand, Batman Returns), actor/director Peter Berg (actor Smokin’ Aces, director Lone Survivor), Cami Cooper (Lawnmower Man 2: Beyond Cyberspace) and Mitch Pileggi (The X-Files, Sons of Anarchy) as Horace Pinker.

Special Features:

• NEW! Audio Commentary with director of photography Jacques Haitkin, co-producer Robert Engelman, and composer William Goldstein
• NEW! Cable Guy – An all-new interview with actor Mitch Pileggi
• NEW! Alison’s Adventures – An interview with actress Cami Cooper
• NEW! It’s Alive – An interview with executive producer Shep Gordon
• NEW! No More Mr. Nice Guy – The Music of Shocker, featuring interviews with music supervisor Desmond Child and soundtrack artists Bruce Kulik (KISS), Jason McMaster (DANGEROUS TOYS), Kane Roberts (ALICE COOPER) , and Dave Ellefson (MEGADETH)
• Audio Commentary with writer/director Wes Craven
• 2 Vintage Making of Shocker featurettes including an interview with Wes Craven
• Theatrical Trailer
• TV Spots
• Radio Spots
• Original Storyboard Gallery
• Still Gallery


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There is a video available at FOX’s official Youtube channel. Mitch provided the link in a Tweet. Thanks Mitch for the lead. The new footage is toward the end of the video showing both Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and David Duchovny (Fox Mulder) in their FBI suits and in full G-Man/Woman mode.

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