Wednesday, March 26
Trust us on this: Chris Carter is coming to PaleyFest to talk about not only the upcoming X-Files movie, but also the iconic Fox TV series that spawned it. Airing from 1993 to 2002, The X-Files beguiled critics and viewers alike, nailing the zeitgeist on the head at a time when radio talk show hosts fueled a grassroots movement suspecting conspiracies behind almost every action emanating from the White House. All Chris Carter had set out to do was make a scary little show in the tradition of Kolchak: The Night Stalker. How was he supposed to know that one day he’d win a George Foster Peabody Award for excellence, that legions of die-hard fans would band together as X-Philes, and scholars would have a field day penning articles like “The X-Files and the Aesthetics and Politics of Postmodern Pop”? The truth IS out there: Mulder and Scully are back!
—David Bushman, Curator
- Chris Carter, Creator/Exec. Prod.
- Frank Spotnitz, Exec. Prod.