X-Files movies scenarios

I watch X-Files late at night recently. There are marathons of it, three times a week. I can’t shake out of my head the idea that if they don’t go ahead with two more movies, these guys are losing a terribly big opportunity (Duchovny doesn’t get any younger you know). I mean, the X-Files forum on IMDb still produces more comments than most current series do. It is still a very popular cult show.

A possible scenario could very well be about the rebel aliens finding and approaching the hidden Scully & Mulder couple somewhere in the Central America (working as a veterinarian and a private security officer respectively). Because Mulder still has alien DNA in his body (from the end of the 7th season) he could be very useful to the rebellion in order to study the Super Soldiers and find a way to exterminate them (Earth’s occupation would be a major strategic failure in their war against the black oil). Maybe Scully’s now 7 year old son could play a role too.

Humans don’t have the technology to shake off the upcoming alien occupation, but the rebels might just cut it with the help of the ex-agents and some friends in the FBI and ultimately the government (maybe Gore could portray the US president ;-) ). During that time we learn more about the more broad story of the black oil and the races it has infected and the history and role of the rebellion. I envision a finish for the series where the black-oil-infected aliens will be defeated regarding their plans for Earth (for now) and they won’t be returning (for now), although a full scale war will continue to exist outside our solar system. During the final battles either Dogget or Skinner or Mulder himself dies (hey, without a major death you can’t “feel” the battle, which is more a strategical battle rather than full blown war). The final battle of the second movie should be against the usual shape shifting alien (portrayed by Thompson) and the final battle scene of the third movie in the trilogy should be against the now-SuperSoldier Billy Miles. X-Files started with Billy, it should end with him too.

Alternatively, both Scully and Mulder could die and their son will be adopted by Dogget, who has already lost a son at that age. During the 2 new movies, Dogget becomes an alien believer too, while he is already with Monica at that time (hence bringing a closure to their characters too).

When everything is over, life at FBI goes back to normal, and the fact that there were ever a danger for an alien occupation is staying hidden from the public. In fact, the public never learns about the aliens or how close they came into becoming slaves or get exterminated. The only conspiracy that goes on is the hiding of that truth, with the surviving members of the main cast agreeing to this as an acceptable solution (and hence somewhat endorsing the conspiracy).

Maybe a fitting end scene would be Scully walking down the DC streets and some guys making fun of the National Enquirer front page about an alien war. Scully smiles as she watches them, but she has a sad look at her face. The end.

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Talie wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 3:29 AM PST:

Hi Eugenia,

If you would like X-Files 2 please could you and your family and friends write a letter to Fox urging them make X-Files 2 via the Create the Future Campaign – we have 179 letters so far which is terrific but we still need more to really show Fox that X-Philes are serious about this.
Hope you can help!

Thanks,
Talie :)


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Eugenia wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 3:30 AM PST:

Talie, in my experience, petitions and letters don’t really work. These executives only listen to their marketing people, not the fans.


billg wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 5:03 AM PST:

Fan letters, in the absence of any chance for revenue, won’t convince studios. Studios believe, correctly, that moves have to draw an audience that’s wider than the fan base to make money. (See the last Trek movie: Fans went, no one else did. Ditto Serenity, I expect.)

So, fans shouldn’t write letters saying how much they love X-Files and that they watch all the reruns. They should write letters saying that the 15-year-old kid next door caught an episode at your place last week, went out and bought all the DVD’s, and wants to see a movie.


mikesum32 wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 6:05 AM PST:

>in my experience, petitions and letters don’t really work.

Um, Serenity
Farscape movie
the original Star Trek
Family Guy plus ratings.
Futurama plus ratings.

C’mon, it can’t hurt. If you want something all you have to do is make a lot of noise. Physical letters would work best, because e-mails can be filtered. Of course you can both. After the first movie and the way the show fell apart at the end I don’t really expect to see a movie.

What about a Deep Space Nine movie or Voyager (ick) ?
Why can’t the black Commander and the female Captain get a movie ?


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Eugenia wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 6:13 AM PST:

What Farscape movie? As for Serenity, it was the DVD sales that gave the green light for the movie, NOT the fans. The original Star Trek movie was done only 10 years later, and only because it became popular during the ’70s as a cult series during its reruns. In all cases, money talked, not the fans.

And given the fact that they have a lawsuit in their hands, I don’t think we will be seeing any X-Files movie any time soon.


mikesum32 wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 6:48 AM PST:

>What Farscape movie?

Farscape: The Peacekeeper Wars.

It aired on Sci-Fi. After they canceled the show on a cliffhanger, people wrote in.

About Star Trek, I was referring to the 3rd season.

During its initial run from 1966 to 1969, TOS did not garner substantial TV ratings and was almost cancelled after its second season. A letter-writing campaign by fans, unprecedented in television, prompted network executives to reverse their decision and renew the series for a third season

As for Firefly.

>it was the DVD sales that gave the green light for the >movie, NOT the fans.

I wonder who bought them then? Ghosts ?

The fans got the dvds released.

from Browncoat at Wikipedia

[Fan]support for the show led to a release of the series on DVD in December of 2004. The strong sales of the DVDs have been largely attributed to word of mouth by Browncoats. Ultimately enough interest was shown to convince Universal Studios to take on the production of a feature film.

I didn’t mean to imply that just letters can do it like it did with Star Trek or the Firefly DVDs.

Organize. Spread the word.

Money does talk, but letters and money talk much louder.

Like sending a letter telling them you bought the dvd and would love to see a movie, maybe even send a picture or a copy of your receipt.

It sends a clearer message and gets powerful people to reconsider something they might have dismissed.


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Eugenia wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 6:56 AM PST:

>I wonder who bought them then? Ghosts ?

People did. But as I said, for them money matters. If you want to see an X-files movie, better start buying the DVDs (like I have). Having big DVD sales will talk more to them rather than letters that only their secretaries read and then they trash.


mikesum32 wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 7:36 AM PST:

Can we agree that letters and money are better than either alone ?

🙂

Friendship

Time for bed. Zzzzzzzzz.


mikesum32 wrote on February 10th, 2007 at 10:07 AM PST:

The last Stat Trek movie was a piece of faming dog poo.


Talie wrote on February 11th, 2007 at 2:49 AM PST:

I think for the best effect fans should buy DVDs & other X-Files merchandise, email Fox, Sign the online petition and write to Fox via Create the Future. Ultimately it does all come down to money but pleeeeeeeaaaasssse write everyone via Create the Future mention all the money u will spend on X-Files merchandise. If EVERY fan who wanted the movie wrote, it WILL make a BIG impact by getting their attention at least.

The Create the Future team are putting a lot of work into this – please support us as we’re trying to do something positive for the fandom.

Talie :)


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