Though The X-Files covers all manner of paranormal activity, extraterrestrials and UFOs have been a constant, reoccurring theme in the show, not to mention a crucial aspect of the Conspiracy subplot. Many felt that Season 10 didn’t delve deep enough into these themes, though it concluded with an epic UFO sighting. And speaking of sightings…
In advance of the show’s return for Season 11 on January 3rd, The X-Files producers have released a countdown of the series’ Top 25 UFO sightings. The supercut is set against the backdrop of showrunner Chris Carter explaining the significance of alien technology in The X-Files, and how science fiction aspects of the show manage to remain ambiguous, despite showing us seemingly indisputable proof that—something is out there!
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Official Synopsis: “The secret lies in the X-FILES folder. Find out the truth when the X-FILES returns all-new in 2018 on FOX.
The all-new 10-episode installment once again will be executive-produced by creator Chris Carter, with stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson returning in their roles as iconic FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. The event series will air during the 2017-2018 season.
In 2016, THE X-FILES drew an average Multi-Platform audience of nearly 16 million viewers and was last season’s No. 2 broadcast drama. It also was the season’s most talked-about event series on Twitter.
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THE X-FILES originally premiered in September 1993. Over the course of its nine-season run, the influential series went from breakout sci-fi favorite to massive global hit, and became one of the most successful television dramas of all time. The show, which earned 16 Emmy Awards, five Golden Globes and a Peabody Award, follows FBI special agents Scully and Mulder, as they investigate unexplained cases – “X-Files” – for which the only answers involve paranormal phenomena.
Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions, THE X-FILES is created and executive-produced by Chris Carter.”
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