I'd rather see another Chris Carter series
A Millenium reboot. Frank Black as an old man, his daughter cursed with his gift keeping terrorism at bay.
Chris Carter's cult, '90s telly classic The X-Files could be set for a return to the small screen, after the Fox network confirmed it was in talks to hit reboot on the drama series. Original cast members David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are expected to reprise their roles as FBI special agents Mulder & Scully in the popular …
I'd vote for that too. The one condition for an X-Files reboot would be new cast and a proper story rather than the shaggy dog nonsense we were stuck with first time round.
Perhaps they could get together with David Lynch and merge with Twin Peaks?
But really, I'm still waiting for a new series of Blakes 7...
"Perhaps they could get together with David Lynch and merge with Twin Peaks?"
While I thought the original paradigm of the show as somewhat "theatrically dry" for TV, I think this would do very well today. You might want to keep David Lynch on the burner though, he might cook the plot a little too much. That said, while I admire your "WTF" that comes with wanting Lynch, I'd rather see an all out "WTF!?!?" with someone like David Lynch _AND_ Hunter S. Thompson (R.I.P.). You get 2 types like that together, you have a new Twilight Zone (with questionable threads of coherency).
However, EVERYONE will probably be let down, and the new opening title screen will read "Directed, Written, Starring, Edited and Co-Starring by M. Night Shyamalan". You'd think that would be insane...you'd think.
What is they reversed it? And set it back in the past? And called it something like "Agent Carter?"
Right now, Marvel is the new "X-Files". "Agents of Shield" and now "Agent Carter" are carrying the "conspiracy weirdness" torch and carrying it well.
"I miss Fringe..."
I miss Walter. And Astrid. The rest I could really do without. Man, Fringe as a concept, with Walter...but an actual plot, and main characters that weren't wooden and horrible? I'm in! Especially If we don't let Jar Jar Abrams anywhere near it.
It's bad enough he's created Jar Jar Trek. Remember when Star Trek was about something more than just sex and blowing shit up?
"something original and probably write it better too"
"Wow! Great concept kid, it's new, it's innovative, it's original, it's Fresh! Give me a call when you can guarantee a multi-billion dollar franchise out of it, and we'll talk. Until then, hit the bricks."
It's rare for me to say this as I think classic Sci-Fi should be left alone however in the case of The X-Files I think a reboot would likely work better. Have new agents come in to run the X-Files division with Mulder and Scully having left the agency for one reason or another.
The whole Mulder and Scully storyline has been worn out by now I'd say.
I can confirm that! Duchovny was phoning in performances before he bunked out for the last 2 series, and Anderson was relegated to the sidelines with Robert Patrick in the lead role (he did a decent job).
My biggest frustration was that when I finally got round to watching the newest film straight after watching series 9, it had absolutely no correlation at all. All the threads that were left hanging after the show were totally ignored, and the film had very little supernatural or weird stuff in it - may as well not have been called X Files, and just set as a random police mystery drama. So if they do do a reboot/restart, it'd have to actually acknowledge the series and what happened in it (especially the deadline specified in the final episode).
Since they compare it to the single season of 24. Or really any season of 24, as they were all self-contained stories that did little to set up the following season.
This sounds ideal, as they could have enough time to have an engaging story arc without leaving a bunch of loose ends for next season and risk an unresolved cliffhanger if the series isn't renewed.
Thinking the same, but you mentioned "Fox" in particular, all companies are killing first seasons. Of course all they see is $$$. Of course, maybe we should be thankful most series are being killed so quickly, because if they succeed, then they just seem to be bought up by Disney or some company similar and turned into shit. With any new Sci-Fi trailer, I can immediately spot if it is being run by Disney or someone cloning Disney's idea of Sci-Fi, because it's just so.... "clean". BTW, Han shot first.
X was at its best when Mulder and Scully were looking at unclosed case files and encountering truly weird things the rest of the FBI wouldn't ever believe... like a psychotic elevator, or Clyde Bruckman, or Eddie Van Blundht. Dean and Sam do the same in Supernatural, but like X the Winchesters depend on Lone Gunmen researcher types, other Hunters, and the people they save along the way, to help them out. I would seriously love to see Dean-vs-Mulder BANTS with Sam and Scully sharing cliff notes on how to survive a very long car journey when they can't control the playlist.
The first few seasons at last, the Vampires episode (The one with the sunflower seeds) was absolutely terrific.
Then the show derived more and more into nonsense, and suddenly "Fox Mulder" whose bigger characteristic was being extremely intelligent was turned into an idiot because the script needed him to be.
I stopped watching the show when the first movie was released (a huge disappointment at the time).
'a couple of decades ago the idea of more x files would appeal '
Reboot the X-Files whilst it was still on? That's a genius idea - two different versions with exactly the same name/credits so you never knew which one you were watching - like a double grooved record. Or even better, show different versions from different transmitters.
Get to school/college/work the next day 'Did you see X-Files? Those aliens at the end were freaky.' 'Aliens? What Aliens? It was a chemical spill.'
I know I'm flying in the face of popular opinion here, but X-files was crap. The only reason anyone watched it was the vain hope of getting to see Gillian Anderson's boobies.
What's more it bred a generation of keyboard Mulders who think that they've discovered mind-blowing proof of government conspiracies when in fact all they've discovered are the paranoid rantings of some nut job who thought Bush blew up the twin towers, that the moon landings were faked, that vaccines are full of mind-control drugs, that commies are putting fluoride in the water to sap our precious bodily fluids, etc etc ad nausium
X-files had 9 series to explore every conceivable monster-of-the-week and a couple of make-it-up-as-they-kept-on-getting-recommisioned conspiracies. I was a huge fan for the first 5 series, but ultimately a disgruntled one by the 9th. I'd rather see a reboot of Dark Skies, with it's secret history of the latter half of the 20th century, which was axed with much unrealised potential.
The X-Files were great, I'm a huge fan, but it ran its course. Please gods, no reboot, no new series - let it lie!! Likewise the constant rumours of a Firefly continuation/reboot - I love the original series and the movie; and yes more should have been made, but they should have been made then and not now.
Writers should earn there money and bring us something original.
Writers have very little to do with the decisions on what gets made.
I expect lots of really great things get written, just not made into TV/Film because the plots are too intelligent and execs think the public won't understand them, and surmise if the public don't understand what it going on they won't like the show, therefore the show won't make money.
Read a book sometime, books cut out the idiot to more of an extent than film or tv.
The originals had a good run, including the spin off, and the films extended the reach, but I'm not sure there was a big enough sense of unfinished business. That is, big enough for at least another couple of series.
The big one I'm waiting for is a new Star Trek TV series. Obviously it won't be Carter that does it, but the sense of unfinished business and the welcoming market must be immense. Specifically, I'd like to see it move forward rather than backward, picking up the threads that have been cast in previous series regarding Twenty-ninth Century Star Trek.
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