The X-Files...again?

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Fox’s new agenda is looking a lot like their old one. Confirming some prior reports, the network’s leadership says they are seriously chasing a reboot of The X-Files and are possibly interested in bringing back Prison Break too (along with yet another edition of 24 as well — but that’s another story).

On The X-Files front, Fox chairman and CEOs Dana Walden and Gary Newman say they have been in talks with series creator Chris Carter about reviving the supernatural procedural, which was a major hit for the network from 1993 to 2002. The executives also revealed they hope to have original series stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson reprise their roles on the show.
http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/17/fox-x-files/

Seems the new people in charge over there want to bring back their better shows.

Also seems likely that Jack will return.
 

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FOX did leave an opening for Jack to return. If he does I hope they don't mess up a great TV show.

As far as The X-Files. I wouldn't mind seeing a reboot of that show.
 
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I'm a little surprised that they're actually trying to bring back Gillian Anderson. I mean lets face it, the industry as a whole is more interested in how a women looks than how well she can act. So I would have thought the FOX executives would have pushed to have her replaced with a "younger model", regardless of how vital she was to the original show.
 
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I'm a little surprised that they're actually trying to bring back Gillian Anderson. I mean lets face it, the industry as a whole is more interested in how a women looks than how well she can act. So I would have thought the FOX executives would have pushed to have her replaced with a "younger model", regardless of how vital she was to the original show.
While you might have a point, I doubt it'd be much of an issue for Gillian Anderson. She seems to get hotter (and more English) the older she gets.
 
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Mulder & Scully would be fine enough, but I really hope they find a way to bring CSM back!
 
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Sure, why bother coming up with something original?
The problem Fox has is everything they try fails. So they might as well go back to what worked. This new management seems to want to go back to what made Fox good.

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FOX did leave an opening for Jack to return. If he does I hope they don't mess up a great TV show.

As far as The X-Files. I wouldn't mind seeing a reboot of that show.
As for Jack returning, maybe not.
Following the success of 24: Live Another Day, Fox is mulling another installment of 24 that could be on the air as early as 2016, according to Fox Chairman and CEO Dana Walden. But there’s a twist: Kiefer Sutherland may not be involved.
“We have discussed it with him,” Walden told reporters at the TCA press tour. “We talk to Kiefer all the time. He’s a great creative partner, potentially he won’t be in this installment. We’re not sure yet. We’re not that far along, but I know he supports us doing more 24.”
http://insidetv.ew.com/2015/01/17/fox-24-kiefer-sutherland/
 
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Original shows and ideas are about as rare as hens teeth.

I used to enjoy the X files when it was first on, but gave up on it before the end, as like most shows it went on too long.
I'd rather see shows go out at the top rather than drag them out. As for them coming back years later, I believe it is a formula for disaster.
If you didn't watch the show originally are you going to know what it's all about? If they only get back the original fans, it won't work because if enough of them were still watching it, it wouldn't have been canned in the first place.
 
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I loved the X-Files - up until the movie. I think that ruined it for me, and the tv series went down hill after that. I'm not sure how it could be better, usually when they trot out old cancelled series its a failure.
 
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I loved the X-Files TV show and the first movie. The first movie was a good filler between seasons 5 and 6. If you skipped the movie and went into season 6 you'd have missed a lot of the developments in the government coverup storyline.

The second movie was horrible in terms of the theme of the X-Files and the government conspiracy storyline. I was sorely disappointed with it.

As for a reboot of the series, this sounds intriguing to me, however I would greet it with a certain level of skepticism. Bringing back David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson sounds great, but could they re-integrate themselves into it and what would the story be?

As much as I love the two actors and the roles they played in the past series, I think, if a reboot occurs, new actors and a modified story should unfold. Perhaps follow the same basic premise of the original but with new events and problems to solve.
 
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The second movie was horrible in terms of the theme of the X-Files and the government conspiracy storyline. I was sorely disappointed with it.
I thought the second movie worked well as a high budget standalone episode of the series. If you went in expecting Chris Carter and Co. to use it to develop the mythology of the show, I could see why you'd be disappointed, but it was pretty solid otherwise.
 
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I was a huge fan of The X-Files. I especially enjoyed the "monster of the week" episodes because they were creative and the story was usually neatly wrapped up before the end. The alien arc was ultimately less satisfying because much of what happened was still not adequately explained in the series finale. I liked the movies, too, the first much more than the second.

A successful reboot would be difficult, in part because since The X-Files first aired there have been a number of shows that incorporated elements from it. I also wonder if the producers would try to bring back some of the other great characters. I'd be more optimistic if I knew that Vince Gilligan was involved, given his success with Breaking Bad.
 
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Be nice to have a real ending to the X-Files and see the invasion they were always talking about. Like the second movie should have been.
 
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