Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Happy 20th Anniversary, X-Files!
I wanted to post this and celebrate the 20th anniversary of the TV show that set up the pattern to many of the TV shows that are on our screens nowadays, including our favorite Haven.
Thank you Chris Carter for creating such a wonderful show. I am proud to be part of it.
So here's an article about the show that basically made TV history:
Twenty years ago tonight, FOX debuted a strange little show called "The X-Files." Its stars were virtually unknown — Gillian Anderson was only 24 when the pilot was filmed, and if you recognized David Duchovny at all, it was either as the cross-dressing FBI agent from "Twin Peaks" season 2 or as the man who read letters at the start of every episode of "Red Shoe Diaries" — and the format was an odd mash-up of science-fiction and police procedural, as FBI partners Mulder (the believer) and Scully (the skeptic) traveled the country investigating reports of paranormal activity.
FOX put it on Fridays, which in 1993 wasn't the network wasteland it is today, but was still not the place you schedule anything with high hopes for. But within a few years, "X-Files" became one of FOX's biggest hits (it would eventually move to Sundays), popular enough to launch a feature film spin-off midway through its run (and another a few years after the TV show ended) and run longer (nine seasons) than any American primetime sci-fi series before it.
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