The X-Files World Premiere Turned Cynical Critics Into 'Gawking Fanboys'

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 4:02PM
X-Files
Tuesday, 06 October 2015 - 4:02PM
The X-Files World Premiere Turned Cynical Critics Into 'Gawking Fanboys'
The X-Files miniseries had its world premiere today at the Mipcom television trade fair, and we can all breathe a sigh of relief, as it reportedly turned even the most jaded industry professionals into hopeless sentimentalists.

THR was on hand at the premiere, and apparently the "cynical industry journalists turned gawking fanboys" while watching the first episode of the miniseries. (I'm sure there were women there too, or at least there should have been, but whatever.) There was spontaneous applause several times over the course of the premiere (it sounds like Comic Con!), but the biggest applause came when the original credits came on, completely unchanged from the credits that aired back in 1993.



Opening quote
"We thought about doing some changes to the original credits but then it seemed like sacrilege," said series creator Chris Carter. "Those credits were on 202 episodes. They belong on these next six."
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The credits actually did change before the original series was over; after Mulder's departure in season eight, the credits were changed significantly and new series regulars Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish, and Mitch Pileggi were added. But then it's even more encouraging that the credits will be restored to the original title sequence, because then we can sort of pretend the last two seasons never happened.

Carter told the audience that it was a "dream come true" to return to The X-Files:

Opening quote
"I've been doing this for a little over a third of my life. So its obviously very important for me so I jumped at the chance to do it," Carter said.
Closing quote

And although the miniseries has been billed as a miniseries, with only six episodes coming out in the revival, Carter is confident that Mulder and Scully will be back for further self-contained installments, whether in the form of more miniseries, movies, or specials. And considering the feverish anticipation of the series and the warm reception at the premiere, he's probably right.

Opening quote
"Mulder and Scully will be in wheelchairs before we're finished," said Carter.
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