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Thursday, July 24th, 2008
12:03 pm
The X Files was like the girlfriend you thought was gonna be the one. Things just kept getting better and better. She revealed herself to you in new and exciting ways and just when you thought things could never get any better, they did. Every week. And then you came home one day and found her injecting herself with heroin. And your world shattered. Is this really the same person you’ve known all these years? All those times you shared ice cream and drank from the same straw, was she injecting herself with heroin in the bathroom? Was she always an addict, or was this a recent development? You asked her. She never answered you. You moved out. You kind of kept in touch. And the one day, she dropped off the face of the earth. And you tried to forget her.


No spoilers, just a great article!
Monday, July 21st, 2008
12:43 pm
Alas, the XF2 Benefit Bash is canceled.
At least the special midnight showing. I can't afford the difference between the funds we've raised and the minimums for theater and caterer. Since it's opening weekend, no discounts either.

Pending what the folks who have already bought tickets say, I will either be refunding all the money or purchasing advance tickets to the 9:30 show. The location is now up for debate as well.

Sigh. I really wanted this to work... I thought I would get 100 ppl, which would have more than paid for everything. But I got 15, despite e-mail and advertising to more than 5,000 people. Sigh. Sorry, dashenka!
Monday, July 14th, 2008
8:46 pm
X-posted to several places - sorry for multiple sightings. :)

Due to a scheduling conflict, the location of the XF2 Benefit Bash is changing to the Mann Theatres Plymouth location. Visit the official event site for details. All proceeds benefit Bridges to Safety, a coalition of agencies working to help victims and end domestic abuse directed by dashenka.

Note: If you can prepay for your ticket, please do so, as it will help us greatly with food and attendance numbers for the theater. Thanks, can't wait to see you there!

XF2 Benefit Bash
Plymouth Cinema 12, 3400 Vicksburg Lane, Plymouth, MN
Doors open at 10 p.m. Friday, July 25
Short presentation by Bridges to Safety director dashenka at 11:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 12:01 a.m.
Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
4:45 pm
Nobody down here but the FBI's most unwanted...
X-posted to several places - sorry for multiple sightings. :)

Tickets are now on sale for the XF2 Benefit Bash in St. Paul, Minnesota, the weekend of the premiere! All proceeds benefit Bridges to Safety, a coalition of agencies working to help victims and end domestic abuse.

Please prepay for your ticket if you can do so, as we are tied to a minimum cost for theater rental. Thanks, can't wait to see you there!

Official site:
XF2 Benefit Bash
Grandview Theater, 1830 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, MN
Doors open at 10 p.m. Friday, July 25
Short presentation by Bridges to Safety director dashenka at 11:30 p.m.
Movie begins at 12:01 a.m.

Current Mood: chipper
Saturday, July 5th, 2008
5:15 pm
In the end, it took just a few minutes alongside her partner in crime fighting to bring Scully back. Says Anderson: “A couple times, I’ve looked over and gone, ‘Oh, wow! That’s Mulder standing next to me!’” She and Duchovny stayed in touch via e-mail since the series ended, but their first chance to catch up in person was a lunch just after the movie was becoming a reality. “It was the first time I’d seen David in ages,” she recalls. “It’s emotional. We have a lot of history. I spent more time with David than I have with most of my friends and some family members.”

For Duchovny, the initial script reading “was more sentimental than our actual reunion [over lunch]. I realized that Gillian and I have changed over the years, but when you start reading these people, they haven’t. They are the same and they feel the same way about each other.”

Right, but what way is that exactly? Duchovny grins, “There’s definitely some skin in this movie,” he says slowly. “And not all of it is being flayed or ripped apart. There’s some Gillian skin, and some of mine.”

- new TV Guide

P.S. The TV Guide pictures are ugly. You should look at these instead. And these. And also read this.
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
7:02 am
XF2 Benefit Bash site is live!
(x-posted to my journal and several XF communities)

Buy your ticket today

Doors open at 10 p.m. on Friday, July 25, for a 12:01 a.m. showing of "The X-Files: I Want To Believe. A short program hosted by dashenka will be held at 11:30.

Cost: $20 for food, beverage and movie ticket. Almost half of the ticket price will be donated to Bridges to Safety, which dashenka directs. (She's also Dasha K, don'tcha know.)

Location (subject to change, we'll know for sure by July 1):
Grandview Theater, 1830 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, Minnesota

If you can't attend but want to make a donation to Bridges to Safety, there's a link for that, too.

Questions? Drop a line to Jodi (aka copygirl and JHJ Armstrong), the event organizer, at copygirl48 AT gmail DOT com.
Tuesday, June 10th, 2008
12:39 pm
XF2 Benefit Bash is a go!
(x-posted to my journal and other XF communities) All Midwest X-Files: If you live anywhere near St. Paul, Minnesota, please consider attending the XF2 Benefit Bash on the weekend of the premiere. The price is $20 for movie and food and festivities. The movie will be shown at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, July 26 (late Friday, really, but we can't start the movie until Saturday) at either the Grandview or Highland Theaters in St. Paul. Both are historic venues with Art Deco interiors. We'll be serving heavy appetizers of the sweet and savory variety. We're working on some XF2 promotional material for prizes, but don't count on it. All proceeds will benefit a domestic abuse prevention agency that's directed by dashenka, aka Dasha K for you fanficcers out there. A web page with a PayPal link will be up soon... in the meantime, you can e-mail copygirl48 AT gmail DOT com or just reply here if you're interested. Quick and dirty: Time: 12:01 a.m. Date: Saturday, July 26 Place: St. Paul, MN Cost: $20.00
Tuesday, May 13th, 2008
11:01 pm
oh geez
Duchovny started shooting the movie's action sequences two weeks before Anderson arrived on set. "We were running around doing crazy stuff and it didn't really feel like The X-Files to me so much, but then when I started to work with Gillian it sunk in," he says.

Anderson says: "We'd seen each other in between and we did a week of rehearsals in LA before David started, so we got an opportunity to gauge where we were at. Fortunately, that dynamic was still alive, so that when we started shooting again, it showed up when we showed up."

Duchovny laughs and says: "We couldn't keep our hands off each other."

source article contains mild spoilers!

Current Mood: amused
Monday, May 12th, 2008
7:42 pm
Tuesday, May 6th, 2008
8:37 pm
From the latest 'Rolling Stone,' a Q&A with JJ Abrams:

Which summer movie are you excited about?
ABRAMS: Definitely The X-Files.

Do you think Mulder and Scully will finally end up together?
ABRAMS: Good relationships shouldn't be this hard. If they don't end up together this time, I quit.
12:47 am
Whatever Happened to the Baby?
I know everyone's been buzzing about the status of the MSR, but it just suddenly occurred to me that if they're going to bring back the two of them, I would hope to know what happened to William! The likelihood of such an event happening in the plot is slim, but don't you want to know how their kid is doing? He must be a few years old now.

Current Mood: confused
Saturday, May 3rd, 2008
3:41 pm
Duchovny Watches Fanvid, Cries
THE CAST and crew of the upcoming "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" were just a few weeks into filming in Vancouver when Frank Spotnitz, the co-writer and co-producer with creator-director Chris Carter, called star David Duchovny over to a laptop computer to watch a fan-made video on YouTube. It was a montage of scenes from the old "X-Files" show set to Sarah McLachlan's forlorn "When She Loved Me."

"It was intensely romantic and it almost brought tears to my eyes," Duchovny recalled.

[from the article here]
Tuesday, April 29th, 2008
9:38 pm
X Files Meet Ups ...
Hi Everyone! I hope this is ok to post here.

Since it is just under three months (ie: still too long!) to the premiere of the X Files movie, I thought I'd give my community a shout out.

xf_meetup is a community for members who would like to get together for the premiere of XF2. Meet ups are tentatively planned for many places around the world, from Sydney to New York to Vancouver. And I'm sure there are many others who would like to get together with other Philes in their area.

Everyone is welcome to join and seek members in their city/state and plan their gatherings. Whether you plan a picnic in the local park before seeing the movie, or get together in a restaurant afterwards for an in-depth discussion, the choice is yours to make.

So come on over to xf_meetup and start planning!

x-posted, sorry for any double ups!
Friday, April 25th, 2008
8:16 pm
This? This is a good sign.

And a bigger scan. Not that you're dying to make it your desktop, or anything!

Current Mood: ecstatic
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
5:27 pm
interviews, friggin' A
From one of the interviews that frey_at_last posted below:

Q: Do you think the Mulder and Scully relationship here outweighs the scary plot that's being promised?

Gillian Anderson: I think what is remarkable - and still find it remarkable today after working with other actors - just what kind of energy there is. It just happens, it's weird. It's cool now once I've seen things in the past and wondered, Where the f**k did that come from? It's still there and of course it's going to be appealing to people. And I now see what the appeal is. In the old days, I was like, Yeah, so what? We get along? Yeah, there's chemistry. I was just using that word. Now I see there really was, and there still is and I think it will always be there.


The phrase "I think it will always be there" was just a cold knife, right through the heart. This is supposed to be, ahem, vague chemistry? VAGUE?

Man I hope this nausea goes away soon...


And while we're at it, (thanks again to frey_at_last), Duchovny says:

Q: There was some exhaustion on the fanbase's behalf as the series entered its final seasons, do you think the film will lure them back?

David Duchovny: I don't know. You know there were nine years of one-hours. I can't think of another show that did that with the same cast, although I wasn't in most of the ninth year. You look at any drama, any long-running drama, and they don't run that long normally. So, the exhaustion is mutual. [laughs] But I would think in the good will of trying to tell new stories you ultimately reach further in all directions. Probably by the seventh or eight years, the writers were forced to reach and I think there are fans who sit on that moment and wait for that sign of creative bankruptcy which has to come, naturally. A show like this is idea-driven, it's not like, Oh, we've got good jokes, you'll watch. It's not like a sitcom that can run twelve years. If they were exhausted, and they fell in love with the show for the characters and the premise, for the execution and the writing, then that's what we're back to. This is more of a story we would have told in season three or four.


Exhaustion, huh? Thanks. Thanks a lot there, David. Me, yeah, I'm just hoping for another cool story about aliens. Right. /sarcasm face
5:32 pm
First off, I love the idea of this community. Chris Carter, I will stop drawing hearts around your name if you screw us over again.

I don't know how many of the recent set visit reports you all have read (here are some) - but I have some thoughts and speculation at my journal:

I consider the evidence, and it is a little depressing. (It's also a bit spoilery, if you're avoiding that.)
Wednesday, April 16th, 2008
7:14 pm
X-Files 2: I Want To Believe
Houston, we have a (thoroughly expected) title! So says today's breaking news. But let's take a look at some other elements from the article:

Hardcore fans need not worry that the movie will be going back to square one, though, Carter said. The movie will be true to the spirit of the show and everything Mulder and Scully went through, he said.

“The reason we’re even making the movie is for the rabid fans, so we don’t want to insult them by having to take them back through the concept again,” Carter said.

Oh, I want to believe! *weeps* I want to, I want to, I want to!
Tuesday, April 15th, 2008
6:48 pm
maybe someone else got to come punch up the script. maybe Duchovny!
Y'know, I tell you whut.

If we were to even get the long, long awaited "I love you," (pref coupled with some actual facial expressions, nobody unconscious, and -- be still my heart -- a bit of surrounding conversation on the topic -- you know, all the stuff we never got on the show) -- I might in fact survive the summer without egging Chris Carter's house or taking out a full-page ad in Variety that reads: CHRIS CARTER, YOU BROKE MY HEART FOR THE LAST TIME...

It's the willful omission of any significant relationship dialogue between Mulder and Scully which made the baby/consummation/test tube whatever, so deeply unsatisfying. Largely because, through out the show, there are dozens -- hundreds! -- of scenes where any real people would actually have conversations about their relationship, like human beings, and dozens of scenes where an "I love you" or an "you're the reason I do all this," would not be amiss. But the fact that they are conspicuously not, in nine years of the show, stops being about subtlety and a "love deeper than sex" or whatever, and starts just being insulting, like we're not seeing the show we signed up for.
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