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The X-Files Cast Reunites to Add Words to Iconic Theme Song

The X-Files Cast Reunites to Add Words to Iconic Theme Song
The X-Files cast and crew reunited to add lyrics to the iconic theme song for a good cause. "The unforgettable theme to The X-Files had no lyrics. Until now," reads the opening title card. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are featured in the video, which also includes series creator Chris Carter and executive producer Frank Spotnitz, along with a ton of past cast members. It's a bit on the silly side, but it's goal is clear, which is to bring a smile to someone who could use it, while also raising money for World Central Kitchen.

Chris Carters says, "We wanted to gather The X-Files family together during these trying times to put some hope and spirit back into the world." Carter went on to note that they wanted to "use the occasion to give thanks and donations to those who need it most." The new take on the theme
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‘The X-Files’: Cast & Creatives Reunite To Perform Theme Song For A Good Cause – Watch

‘The X-Files’: Cast & Creatives Reunite To Perform Theme Song For A Good Cause – Watch
It’s the cast and creatives of The X-Files like you’ve never seen (or heard) them before. The group reunited recently to record a special version of the show’s previously instrumental-only theme song for a charity video benefiting the World Central Kitchen.

The “Song in the Key of X” video, done remotely, includes actors David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), Robert Patrick (John Doggett), Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes), Nicholas Lea (Alex Krycek), and William B. Davis (Cigarette Smoking Man), as well as creator Chris Carter, writer/director/executive producer Vince Gilligan, writer/director/consulting producer Darin Morgan, and writer/director/co-ep James Wong. (You’ll have to watch the video to see where Scully pops in). Lyrics were written by fans Jennifer Large and Rebecca MacDonald.

“The unforgettable theme to The X-Files had no lyrics. Until now,” the spot’s title card reads at the beginning of the video.
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‘X-Files’ Stars Reunite to Add New Lyrics to Series’ Theme Song

‘X-Files’ Stars Reunite to Add New Lyrics to Series’ Theme Song
The X-Files stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson virtually reunited with dozens of the beloved sci-fi series’ cast and crew to provide new lyrics for the show’s spooky theme song.

The show’s creator Chris Carter, series vets like Vince Gilligan, Frank Spotnitz, Darin Morgan and Michelle MacLaren, composer Mark Snow and cast members like Mitch Pileggi, Robert Patrick, Annabeth Gish and William B. Davis also took part in recreating the X-Files theme with fan-written lyrics.

The reunion and its corresponding fundraiser, kickstarted by the show’s executive producer Spotnitz,
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The X-Files Cast (and Then Some!) Reunites to Sing Iconic Theme Song

The X-Files Cast (and Then Some!) Reunites to Sing Iconic Theme Song
Deceive. Obfuscate. Inveigle. Harmonize.

The stars of The X-Files — as well as creator Chris Carter, several executive producers and a bunch of memorable recurring players (some in character!) — recently reunited for a charity video benefitting World Central Kitchen.

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“The unforgettable theme to The X-Files had no lyrics.
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‘The X-Files’ Cast Reunites for Charity Music Video (Exclusive)

  • Variety
‘The X-Files’ Cast Reunites for Charity Music Video (Exclusive)
Cast and creatives of series “The X-Files,” including David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, have reunited virtually to record a special version of the show’s famous theme tune, with fan-written lyrics, to benefit the World Central Kitchen.

The X-Files” series executive producer Frank Spotnitz’s desire to help the needy during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic saw him devise a challenge for “The X-Files” fans to write bespoke lyrics for the show’s instrumental theme tune. The winning tune was written by fans Jennifer Large and Rebecca McDonald.

Spotnitz mobilized cast members and the creative team to sing the winning lyrics in a video compilation recorded from their homes. “Song in the Key of X” was recorded via video calls with 33 members of “The X-Files” cast and team, including David Duchovny (Fox Mulder), Gillian Anderson (Dana Scully), Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner), Robert Patrick (John Doggett), Annabeth Gish (Monica Reyes), James Pickens Jr.
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Sci Fi Fidelity Podcast: Celebrating Four Years of Genre TV Analysis

Sci Fi Fidelity Podcast: Celebrating Four Years of Genre TV Analysis
When the Sci Fi Fidelity podcast began in the fall of 2016, Den of Geek was just over half its current age and podcasts were experiencing a surge in popularity. As a result, we dove into our analysis of science fiction and supernatural television shows with enough fervor to ignite listener interest in the unsung heroes of the genre TV field through thoughtful reviews, insightful interviews, and discussions of our favorite aspects of this corner of the entertainment world. Alas, however, the journey has come to an end just shy of the podcast’s fourth anniversary as we move the discussion to our video outlets, but we wanted to take some time to look back at the best moments from our hundred-episode run.

We immediately found ourselves recalling some of our more memorable interviews, and Dave was compelled to highlight his chat with Christian Kane of The Librarians, the first such
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50 States of Fright: Trailer and Release Date for Sam Raimi Horror Anthology

50 States of Fright: Trailer and Release Date for Sam Raimi Horror Anthology
Quibi, the Jeffrey Katzenberg-backed 2020-launching streaming platform designed for short-form stories, has announced a most intriguing offering amongst its deep backlog, a horror anthology series, titled 50 States of Fright, which has corralled quite the cast and crew, notably with genre legend Sam Raimi–the movie maestro of the Evil Dead cinematic and television franchise and crucial comic book cinema of the Spider-Man Trilogy–tapped to develop and even direct an entry.

Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Asa Butterfield, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, John Marshall Jones and Ron Livingston are just some of the names lined up to fill 50 States of Fright’s anthology episodes. With the average runtime of approximately 10 minutes, each episode culls content from American urban legends and folklore.

50 States of Fright will manifest via Gunpowder & Sky’s horror brand, Alter, which will produce with Diga Studios and Pod 3.

50 States of Fright
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Watch the Trailer for Quibi’s New Horror Anthology Series 50 States Of Fright, Executive Produced by Sam Raimi

Watch the Trailer for Quibi’s New Horror Anthology Series 50 States Of Fright, Executive Produced by Sam Raimi
Throughout America, "every state has a story," and the disturbing ones are explored in the new Quibi series 50 States of Fright. Executive produced by Sam Raimi, 50 States of Fright arrives on the mobile app this month, and we've been provided with the official trailer that's packed with eerie urban legends across the country.

Originally slated to premiere on April 13th, Quibi has bumped up the show's debut, as you can watch it early by going to Quibi.com and entering your email address by April 5th.

"The first season of 50 States of Fright will explore stories based on urban legends from Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Oregon and Washington taking viewers deeper into the horrors that lurk just beneath the surface of our country.

Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, Asa Butterfield, John Marshall Jones, Ron Livingston, Victoria Justice,
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50 States of Fright: Sam Raimi Horror Anthology Series Adds to Cast

Joseph Baxter Michael Ahr Dec 18, 2019

50 States of Fright, an urban legends-based horror anthology series bound for Quibi, reveals an impressive cast roster.

Quibi, the Jeffrey Katzenberg-backed 2020-launching streaming platform designed for short-form stories, has announced a most intriguing offering amongst its 40-project-deep backlog, a horror anthology series, titled 50 States of Fright, which has corralled quite the cast and crew, notably with genre legend Sam Raimi – the movie maestro of the Evil Dead cinematic and television franchise and crucial comic book cinema of the Spider-Man Trilogy – tapped to develop and even direct an entry.

Rachel Brosnahan, Travis Fimmel, Christina Ricci, Asa Butterfield, Jacob Batalon, Ming-Na Wen, Taissa Farmiga, John Marshall Jones and Ron Livingston are just some of the names lined up to fill 50 States of Fright’s anthology episodes, which each culling content from American urban legends and folklore.

The official greenlight has been given for 50 States of Fright,
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Sci Fi Fidelity Podcast: Genre Actors Over 70

Michael Ahr Dave Vitagliano Sep 22, 2019

Our genre television podcast hosts choose their favorite “elder elite” actors still working in TV and share listener choices.

We have nothing but respect for actors who choose to continue in their profession into their 70s and beyond, and there are many who have graced science fiction and supernatural television with their proven talents. In many cases, these actors have long and illustrious careers in film and on stage as well, but we always appreciate when they show up as wise mentors or grizzled villains or other similar roles in the genre shows that we love. The latest Sci Fi Fidelity discussion topic podcast entitled “Elder Elite” covers six of our favorite examples and shares listener contributions as well.

The criteria we used for qualification was that the actor in question must be 70 or older in 2019 and must have worked on a science fiction, fantasy,
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Walter Skinner on 'X-Files' 'Memba Him?!

  • TMZ
Walter Skinner on 'X-Files' 'Memba Him?!
Mitch Pileggi was only 42 years old when he gained fame for playing FBI's assistant director, Walter Skinner, in the '90s supernatural show "The X-Files" on Fox. Mitch Pileggi shared the science fiction show with stars like Gillian Anderson as the skeptical agent Dana Scully, David Duchovny as the credulous agent Fox Mulder and William B. Davis as the super secret, Smoking Man. Pileggi went on to roles on both of the break out
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Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: William B. Davis Exposes Smoke And Mirrors

Tony Sokol May 14, 2019

Witches Council elder Methuselah doesn't mind if you smoke and doesn't care if you burn.

Chilling Adventures of Sabrina hosts a somewhat less than venerated group of wise wizards in season 2, albeit a reluctant one. Hilda Spellman summons the Dishonorable Council of Witches to deal with a High Priest who has gone off his rocker, honestly. Father Blackwood is changing the tenets of the Church of Night, which he re-anti-christened the Church of Judas, and declared intentions to break away from the Churches of Darkness. The council, which previously bound Sabrina's warlock cousin Ambrose to the Spellman house for hundreds of years, is headed by Father Methuselah.

Methuselah is played by William B. Davis, who besides being a sitting member of the Witches Council, played Carl Gerhard Bush Spender, better known as Cigarette Smoking Man, who was part of the State Department's secretive "Syndicate" which oversaw alien colonization on The X-Files.
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Bright Lights and Big Sounds in this Latest Crystal's Shadow Trailer

Tagline: "When the Lights Go On Run." Crystal's Shadow is an indie, sci-fi thriller. The film was directed by visual effects artist Ilyas Kaduji. A Screenbound Pictures production, Crystal's Shadow involves an orphan - who sees strange lights. Crystal finds herself running from the orphanage when the lights re-appear and chase her. This title centrally stars: Mhairi Calvey. William B. Davis and Jack O'Hallaran. Recently, a new trailer was released for the film and the clip can be found below. Though completed, a release date has not been announced yet for the film. The trailer begins by stating 2% of the population claim to be abducted. And, the rest do not remember being beamed up to the mothership. Crystal takes refuge with a helpful family. But, the government is moving in on an alien craft's location. Crystal's Shadows host a few familiar faces. Television fans might recognize Zane McAllister as the Cancer Man,
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Spooky Empire Reveals Exclusive Elvira Pop! Vinyl Figure from Funko

To celebrate all things Elvira, Spooky Empire will have Cassandra Peterson in attendance for two days! On her first day at the convention, she will even appear as Elvira. As if that wasn't cool enough, Spooky Empire has an exclusive limited edition Elvira Pop! figure for con-goers!

Press Release: Spooky Empire is thrilled to announce another anniversary at this year’s October convention as the Queen of Halloween, Cassandra Peterson celebrates the 30th anniversary of her iconic performance as Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Peterson will be in attendance for two days. On Friday, October 26th, for a special one-day-only appearance, Peterson will be at the convention as Elvira, after having retired the ensemble over a year ago.

Joining the recently announced The X-Files reunion guests David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, are Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis, best known for their roles as “Walter Skinner and "The Smoking Man" in The X-Files.
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Win The X-Files Season 11 on DVD

To mark the release of The X-Files Season 11 on 23rd July, we’ve been given 3 copies to give away on DVD.

Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) are investigating unsolved cases with more government conspiracies, inexplicable mysteries and alien cover-ups than ever before. Their pursuit of the truth continues with a search for their long-lost son, William, but they aren’t the only ones looking for him; dark forces gather, and the very fate of the world could be at stake. One thing is certain: secrets will be revealed… and the truth may finally be within reach.

Mitch Pileggi also returns as FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner. Additionally, the episodes feature guest-star appearances by Haley Joel Osment, Annabeth Gish, Robbie Amell, Lauren Ambrose, Karin Konoval, Barbara Hershey and William B. Davis, who reprises his legendary role as “Cigarette Smoking Man.”

Please note: This competition is open to
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The X-Files: Cancelled or Renewed for Season 12 on Fox?

Vulture Watch If the truth is out there, what is it? Has The X-Files TV show been cancelled or renewed for a 12th season on Fox? The television vulture is watching for the latest cancellation and renewal news, so this page is the place to track the status of The X-Files, season 12. Bookmark it, or subscribe for the latest updates. Remember, the television vulture is watching your shows. Are you? What's This TV Show About? A sci-fi mystery thriller airing on the Fox television network, The X-Files stars David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder and Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully. Mulder and Scully investigate unexplained or “X-Files” cases — which have answers involving paranormal phenomena. Returning in season 11 are Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris
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The X-Files: Cancelled? Season 12 Possible But Not Coming Soon

When Gillian Anderson announced she was done with the series -- ahead of the season 11 premiere -- we knew this day was coming. The X-Files TV show on Fox is cancelled, at least for now, Deadline reports. To be fair to the network, they were clear the revival was for limited 10th and 11th seasons. However, all is not lost. While Chris Carter has said that, while he never imagined the series without Anderson as FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, he is open to future seasons, with or without her. A Fox sci-fi mystery thriller, The X-Files also stars David Duchovny as FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder. Together, Mulder and Scully investigate unexplained or “X-Files” cases — which have answers involving paranormal phenomena. Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Annabeth Gish, Lauren Ambrose, Robbie Amell, Veronica Cartwright, Chris Owens,
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‘The X-Files’ Season 11 finale: Are you happy with Gillian Anderson’s tearful goodbye as Scully? [Poll]

After playing FBI Agent Dana Scully on “The X-Files” for 25 years, Gillian Anderson finally said goodbye during Wednesday’s Season 11 finale. Scully’s final scene played out on a dock with longtime partner Fox Mulder (David Duchovny). After seeing their son William (Miles Robbins) gunned down by the Cigarette-Smoking Man (William B. Davis), an emotional Scully confessed that Mulder wasn’t actually William’s father. When Mulder asked, “What am I now if I’m not a father?” Scully revealed that he still was a father … because she was pregnant. Are you happy with Anderson’s exit on “The X-Files”? Vote now in our poll below.

See ‘The X-Files’: Darin Morgan episodes through the years include ‘Clyde Bruckman,’ ‘Jose Chung’ and …

“You are a father,” Scully whispered as she held Mulder’s hand against her stomach.

“That’s impossible,” Mulder replied, no doubt referring to the fact that she was barren.
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The X-Files Finale: Chris Carter on Mulder and Scully's Happy (?) Ending, Skinner and What's Next

The X-Files Finale: Chris Carter on Mulder and Scully's Happy (?) Ending, Skinner and What's Next
This is the end of Mulder and Scully as fans know it. Whether The X-Files returns for another chapter of episodes or in another form remains to be seen, but the season 11 finale, the second event series, ended with "My Struggle IV," and changed the dynamic duo…forever? Warning, spoilers ahead! In "My Struggle IV," written and directed by series creator Chris Carter, Mulder (David Duchovny) went on the hunt for his son, William (Miles Robbins), at the urging of Scully (Gillian Anderson). Only William isn't his son. As revealed in the season premiere, "My Struggle III," William—also known as Jackson on the show—was a creation of the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), implanted...
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Watch The Thrilling Trailer For the Season Finale of The X-Files Season 11

The eleventh season of The X-Files is coming to an end. I don't know about you, but I've really enjoyed this latest season of The X-Files. There were some great and fun episodes. Fox has released the trailer for the season finale of the series and it looks like it will be a solid ending to the season as Mulder and Scully try to help their son. It looks like Mulder sees a lot of action in this season finale. The question is, will The X-Files continue after this or will this be the final episode of the series!?

With Gillian Anderson not coming back to the franchise, the future of the show is in limbo. But, creator Chris Carter has said that the series could continue without Gillian:

"I think that certainly The X-Files has more life in it, there are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without.
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