Take Me to Church

Tonight marks four weeks into the eleventh season of The X-Files, and while we've seen some of what's to come each week, we've yet to get a glimpse of what the second half of the season holds. That changes today with FOX's mid-season trailer. There's a lot happening in the trailer below, so let's discuss some of the final episodes. You'll also find about 150 screen caps at the bottom of the article if you care to investigate. 

 

David Duchovny called into the Kevin and Bean Show on KROQ FM radio this morning and brought the laughs with him. The segment kicks off with talk about the upcoming release of David's new album "Any Third Thought" but quickly turned to discussion of Season 11.

The hosts remarked that the promos for "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat" make the episode look like "one of the craziest" the show has ever done. David said that was a "fair assessment" and shared a conversation he'd had with Gillian Anderson about the episode. "When we were shooting it, Gillian and I were talking and we were saying this could be a great final X-File. If this could be the last one we ever did this sums up so much about the show and about the characters and about life in general." 

They also touched on how The X-Files fits into the current political and media landscape, and joked about the bombshell dropped at the end of "My Struggle III." When asked if it was fun to be back for Season 11, David said "It was a lot of fun. The season that we did before, I guess called Season 10, we only did 6 episodes and it was hard to kind of, find the groove 'cause it had been so long since we did it, first of all. And it seemed like by the time we found the groove we were ending up. And this time we kind of got the groove earlier and had longer to stay in the groove. I said groove a lot."

The entire interview is a lot of fun and well worth a listen. Head here to listen, David's part of the episode starts at 1:18:03. 

 

In order to celebrate 25 years of The X-Files, IDW Publishing are releasing a new series: Case Files.

The Case Files banner will be made up of numerous micro-series featuring X-Files stories taking place across the show's timeline. Unlike their previous ongoing X-Files series, Case Files will not have a dedicated creative team, but will instead feature stories and artwork from a number of different writers and artists.

Issue #1 of Case Files is titled "Florida Man..." and will be released in April. It is written by Delilah S. Dawson who most recently wrote Star Wars: Phasma and features artwork by Marco Castiello (DC Comics). 

In “Florida Man...” Scully and Mulder are sent to a small Florida town to investigate a rash of bizarre crimes only to find themselves in the clutches of an alligator-worshipping cult.

Stay tuned for more news on upcoming issues to be released. 

 

David Duchovny stopped by Live with Kelly and Ryan Tuesday morning, ahead of his upcoming album release and music tour. He joked with Kelly and Ryan about the "scoot in your boot" line from "Plus One" and his history playing Mulder. He also shared a funny story about his trick to memorizing lines. Ryan also asked David if he thinks Mulder and Scully should get together. See below for his answer!

This wasn't David's only appearance of the day, you can watch his performance of songs from his new album at Billboard here. His new album "Every Third Thought" comes out on February 9th, and his music tour kicks off in New Zealand on February 20th.

We've been excited for the Skinner-centric episode since it was first announced in October, and these new photos kick that excitement up to 11. FOX has shared promotional photos from Episode 6, titled "Kitten." The episode was written by Gabe Rotter and directed by Carol Banker and will air on February 7th. The story is described as "Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex." 

In the photos we find Skinner, Mulder, and Scully, as well as a look at Haley Joel Osment as Davey James. The episode also guest stars Cory Rempel as young Walter Skinner, Jovan Nenadic as John "Kitten" James, Brendan Patrick Connor as Sherriff Mac Stenzler, and James Pickens Jr. as Alvin Kersh. Check out the gallery of photos below.

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