At last “The X-Files,” a television cult classic may return. FOX producers are talking about David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reviving the roles of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. If all goes well, hardcore fans await with joy. There are things which fans want to see return to the television series and some aspects that need to be cast off.
- The unusual investigations which made “X-Files” famous. Investigations where the mundane turned into the fantastical.
- The playful intellectual banter between Mulder and Scully. Their friendship and loyalty made the series.
- The Lone Gunmen: John Fitzgerald Byers (Bruce Harwood), Melvin Frohike (Tom Braidwood), and Richard Langly (Dean Haglund). These men were the perfect “conspiracy believing” minions. It is regrettable their spin-off, “The Lone Gunmen” was cancelled.
- Episodes involving cyber cases. Monsters on the Internet is reasonably believable.
- Episodes which cross virtual reality with video games. Who doesn’t want to see Mulder and Scully in virtual reality versions of video games like “Halo,” “Left for Dead,” or maybe “Skyrim”?
Don’t bring back:
- The convoluted storyline of Scully’s mysterious alien love child being a star child savior. Anyone interested in that particular storyline should watch “V: The Final Battle”.
- Mulder being constantly abducted because David Duchovny appeared to had better things to do. Maybe Duchovny isn’t too busy anymore.
- A romantic relationship between Mulder and Scully. Their television relationship is akin to a brother and sister. Please leave it that way. The alternative is gross.
If “The X-Files” returns to the small screen, there is much to consider. If David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson won’t resume their roles, replacement actors for Muller and Scully must gain the respect of fans. If they don’t, the television series is doomed.
It is twelve years later and the world is in a different state. Writers of “The X-Files” need to take this into account. “The X-Files” producers should explain what occurred since the television series ended. How did world events change Mulder and Scully?
Sometimes a fading memory is kinder than reality. It may be hard to live up to the legend of “The X-Files,”… but please try anyhow. Fans await, carry on.
Author’s Bio: C. C. J. Vann is a writer and freelance contributor. She writes commentary about the speculative genre in television and film. Her work has been featured on numerous websites. Her blog is at ccjvann.com.