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Well, he’s back! Our favourite bald G-Man will be back in the new THE X-FILES reboot. Mitch and Vanity Fair have confirmed that AD Walter Freaking Skinner will be back, and I for one am pleased. The article is from Vanity Fair. Also back will be David Duchovney (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully) and series creator, Chris Carter. No word on Robert Patrick (John Doggett) or Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes), though I’m truly hoping they will be. Loved Mitch’s response.

Ha ha. Very funny Mitch!

The X-Files Reboot Is Officially Happening!

by Joanna Robinson

After years of fanboy wishes, months of rumors, and weeks of negotiations, it’s finally official: The X-Files is getting a reboot and it’s just the kind you want.

There’s always a concern when a popular older property gets rebooted that our nostalgia-colored glasses won’t be enough to sustain a new incarnation. In other words, for every ratings blockbuster like J.J. Abrams’s Star Trek, there are less successful efforts like Arrested Development Season 4. But Fox is wisely bringing back their seminal sci-fi series for a very limited run, six episodes only, and the whole gang, including Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi (!!!), and creator Chris Carter are back. If those six episodes do well, who knows? We might see little self-contained Mulder and Scully reunions every few years.

The limited-series aspect is likely not only a creative decision, but a practical one. One of the major sticking points in the reboot negotiations were the busy schedules of the show’s major players. (Particularly Anderson who already has major roles in two currently running series: BBC’s The Fall and NBC’s Hannibal.) Duchovny also joked, “We’re all old, we don’t have the energy for a full season.”

Speaking about the lengthy hiatus between the end of Season 9 and this reboot, Carter told The Hollywood Reporter, “I think of it as a 13-year commercial break. The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.”

The show has had an undeniable cultural impact, having launched the career of Breaking Bad’s Vince Gilligan and influenced prolific show-runners like Joss Whedon and Russell T. Davies, so its return will be greeted eagerly by its loyal fan base. But will the reboot address any of the lingering mythology questions left unanswered by the original series? And, given Carter’s evident commitment to the show’s strangeness, is it too much to hope that he’ll bring back fan-favorite writer Darin Morgan to help lean into the weird? The truth is out there, now it’s just a matter of waiting patiently.

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I’ve added two sets of magazine scans to the gallery. Both articles are from Starlog magazine and come from 1996 and 1998 when Mitch was playing AD Walter Skinner on THE X-FILES. In both articles he talks about Skinner and his relationship to Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson). The 1998 article focuses in on the film THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE and Skinner’s evolution in terms of his help to Mulder and Scully. Mitch also talks lovingly about series creator Chris Carter and about his having no desire whatsoever to write or direct. That’s our Mitch. He also talks about Arlene and Sawyer and being a father for the first time. I’m in the process of getting both articles typed up and put in the press section. Until that time the HQ scans are there for you to click on to bring up and you can read them yourselves. Enjoy.

  • [003] MAGAZINE SCANS: STARLOG APRIL 1996 – X-BOSS
  • [006] MAGAZINE SCANS: STARLOG SEPTEMBER 1998 – THE SKINNER THING

 
   

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To Mitch’s Canadian THE X-FILES fans. The Investigation Discovery Channel is currently running the show every morning at 5:00 am. Mitch’s episodes are just starting to air so I thought I’d give the heads up on this. One Breath just passed so we’re into season two. I wrote the station asking if they plan on airing all nine seasons, right now all they plan on airing are the first five. I’m not sure if it has anything to do with the CanCon rules, but I’m hoping they’ve managed to get a hold of all nine. If any of you want to call or write them to ask them to get all nine, feel free.


[ click on image to go to the gallery section ]

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I have capped up and clipped up Mitch’s work in THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE. While I already had screencaps in the gallery, they were from the regular DVD and didn’t include the extras. I wanted to get better screencaps for the gallery so the ones I have are from the HD DVD. I’ve included the extras in the form of a gag reel where Mitch is heard uttering something that was bleeped, and a behind-the-scenes video showing how they made the film and with interviews from stars David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, William B. Davis, John Neville and from newcomers Martin Landau, Jeffrey DeMunn, Terry O’Quinn and Armin Mueller-Stahl. Enjoy.

  • [ 791 ] SCREENCAPS: HD – THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE
  • [ 171 ] SCREENCAPS: MQ – THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE
  • [ 190 ] SCREENCAPS: HD – THE MAKING OF THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE
  • [ 111 ] SCREENCAPS: HD – GAG REEL THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE
  • [ 001 ] POSTER: THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: THE X-FILES: FIGHT THE FUTURE
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: THE MAKING OF THE X-FILES FIGHT THE FUTURE
  • [ 001 ] MEDIA CLIP: THE X-FILES – FIGHT THE FUTURE GAG REEL
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According to David Duchovny, there is a new X-FILES film being put together. Duchovny told the French site TV MAG that one is in the preparation stages by Chris Carter and company. There is a script being worked on. Here is what Duchovny had to say:

“It is in the process of being written. One awaits just the green light from Fox, who are a little disappointed from the relatively poor reception of the second film. (The film grossed $20.8 million.) The error comes, in my opinion, from the authors straying too far from the roots of the series. Moreover, the film was released in the summer. The third will be much closer to what the public expects, with government conspiracies, etc.”

My hope is that Mitch’s role will be more than a mere walk on at the end like he had in I Want to Believe or just as a sounding board as he had in Fight the Future. My other hope is that if there is another film, it includes Robert Patrick (Agent John Doggett) and Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes). They as much as Mitch deserve to be in the next film because like it or not, they were part of the show after Duchovny left. And I liked them. Period!