The trailer for the X-Files revival dropped yesterday. Well, a longer one.
I finally watched it. And while I am not 100% sold on the revival, I have a tiny amount of excitement – if only for the words “We have a small problem” (chills!!!) and that cigarette wielding hand.
So here’s the thing. I love the X-Files. Well, 1990s X-Files. I have seen every single episode of the original series a multitude of times. I watched the original flick. I faithfully watched very short-lived The Lone Gunmen series. One of my most prized possessions is a photo of myself with William B. Davis*. Hell, unlike a lot of folks, I even genuinely loved Agent John Doggett when Robert Patrick came on the show to replace Duchovny.
But when the show jumped the shark with the awful Mulder/Scully romance-y business… and that kid… It made me so angry. Ask AvD. I still rage when she brings up the X-Files. I never, not-once ‘shipped Mulder/Scully and it annoyed (continues to annoy?) the piss out of me when other people did and when Chris Carter ended up doing it? Well, I was so MAD!
When the show ended, it was bittersweet. I missed the show, but I had grown so disenchanted with the two lead characters (especially when Mulder came back) that I wasn’t sad to see it go. And my annoyance was so powerful that I flat out REFUSED to see the flick that came out in 2008. I figured it was a cash grab. And I, in fact, still haven’t seen it.
Now, I am slowly warming to the idea of a new series. Very slowly. Like tortoise pace. And its not because I particularly care about Mulder and Scully – cuz I don’t. At all. Its more the other characters that I miss. With the promise of Cancer Man, Skinner and my Lone Gunmen making appearances (Uhm, Krycek? Please?), I am thawing on my No-X-Files reboot hardline and may actually watch it in January.
But I’ll tell you this…. one smoochy between Mulder and Scully? And we will be friends off again! 😉
*CSM and Krycek are my favourites and will always be my favourites.