8 Burning Questions We Want Answered in the New X-Files Series
Now that we finally know when the new X-Files is going to air, we can start to address the plethora of questions we have about the show. Over a decade has passed since The X-Files left our screens, and while nobody is worrying about whether or not the show can still prove itself relevant, many (us included) are wondering if the 6-part miniseries will address some of the burning questions that have haunted various fan forums since the show's departure. Here are just a handful of the questions we want answered when Mulder and Scully return in 2016.
1. Will they address what happened in the most recent movie?
The last time Mulder and Scully were together on screen was in 2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe, and it wasn't pretty. The movie was a flop at the box office and was trashed by critics, so we're willing to look the other way if Mulder and Scully forego any references to it in the new show.
2. What happened with the final alien invasion?
In the series finale of The X-Files, the cigarette smoking man revealed that the final alien invasion was set to occur on December 22, 2012. It's now 2015, so what happened?! Are Mulder and Scully slaves in a salt mine for alien overlords? Did they just not show up? Was that them in The Avengers? So many questions!
3. Are Mulder and Scully together, or what?
These two were famous for the almost eternal sexual tension between them, and while the most recent movie hinted at a relationship, it didn't outright confirm one. Mulder and Scully shippers unite, because we want to see these two together already!
4. Will there be any Monsters of the Week?
Some of my favorite episodes of the X-Files were the so-called "Monsters of the Week" episodes; the stand-alone events where the agents investigated and resolved individual cases involving criminals (often monsters) that had nothing to do with the show's larger mythology. Although the six episode order for the new season seems to suggest that it will focus on one big event, here's hoping they mix in at least one "Monster of the Week"-for old time's sake.
5. Is Scully still a skeptic?
Despite all of the amazing, ridiculous, fantastical stuff Special Agent Dana Scully has seen during her time with the X-Files, she always remained a skeptic until she was presented with irrefutable evidence of the paranormal. Has she finally crossed over to Mulder's way of thinking, or does she still need convincing?
6. Will the theme song be the same?
This may seem like a no-brainer, but you better believe that if they were to give this new X-Files a new theme tune, there will be uproar on the Internet. The X-Files music is one of the most iconic TV theme songs of all time, and while it is inconceivable that the studio would change it, studios do have a solid track record of making bad decisions, so there will be an element of nerves on this front come January 24th 2016.
7. Has Mulder converted to Google?
Mulder always seemed to know everything about, well, everything, and he was able to solve cases based on his own hypotheses. With our society's current ability to find the answer to practically any question by asking the computers in our pockets, will Mulder do the same or will he still rely on his hunches? Dealing with the types of cases Mulder and Scully are known for, it's more likely we'll see some form of 'Darknet' storyline than an commercial for Google, but it will still be interesting to see how the show deals with the explosion in technology since the X-Files went off air.
8. What are agents Doggett and Reyes up to?
Ha, just kidding. Mulder and Scully only, please.