The X-Files returns to Fox this Wednesday for Season 11; is the goo still out there?
Long before Ridley Scott introduced a genetic accelerant in the form of black goo in Prometheus and Alien: Covenant, The X-Files creator Chris Carter has introduced The Purity Virus, also known as The Black Cancer, a sentient black ooze that triggers a genetic metamorphosis that transforms humans into Grey Aliens.
In a documentary about The X-Files, producer Frank Spotnitz stated that all of the paranormal events of the series can be traced back, in some way, to The Purity Virus. So even though the colonization subplot seemed to come to a conclusion in past seasons of The X-Files, we’ve got to assume the black oil with somehow works its way back into the action.
So, what exactly is The Purity Virus? Give the video below by FilmComicsExplained a peep for a thorough and enlightening examination of the insidious black oil. Give it a spin and let us know what you think in the Comments section. After that, you can peek the trailer and synopsis for The X-Files Season 11. Enjoy!
Official Synopsis: The purity virus, also known as the black oill/goo virus, was an alien parasite featured in the X-Files TV series and expanded upon in the X-Files movie. The Virus was believed to have been bio-engineered by the grey aliens to be a combination of a parasitic virus mixed with an aggressive form of their DNA.
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Official Synopsis: 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.
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.