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It's Spooky Mulder's favorite time of year! (At least it is in our head cannon.) With Halloween just around the corner, it's time to kick off the 5th Annual XFN Pumpkin Carving Contest! We do it every year because why wouldn't you want to carve an X-Files pumpkin?
Carve us a masterpiece, and we may send you some cool XF goodies to cram onto that shelf with all the other X-Files stuff you have no room for.
We understand; you're alllll a-tingle, but before you get carried away, here are the rules of our contest:
So how does the judging of this contest work? Well we always feature a special guest judge. Who is this year's? For now, the Truth will remain out there, so stay tuned for our announcement.
Until then though, start thinking of creative pumpkin ideas. Browse through the entires from 2011, 2012, and 2013 for inspiration if needed. Most importantly though, don't forget that the Truth is probably inside that pumpkin you saw for sale in that giant bin outside the store. If you want to believe, you're going to have to crack it open.
Excitement is building for David Duchovny’s new show, Aquarius, which is currently filming in Los Angeles. On Monday, ITV Global screened the pilot to buyers at MIPCOM, an international marketing event for buying, selling, and distributing entertainment content. Aquarius, one of the most talked about dramas at this year’s market in Cannes, is set to air on NBC in early 2015.
Set in the late 1960s, Aquarius stars David Duchovny as L.A. Police Sergeant Sam Hodiak who partners with undercover cop Brian Shafe (Grey Damon, Friday Night Lights) to investigate the disappearance of a respected lawyer’s teen daughter. When the case becomes connected to small-time cult leader turned infamous, Charles Manson (Gethin Anthony, Game of Thrones), Sam and Brian must follow Manson down the rabbit hole in the midst of a cultural revolution.
With the wildly successful and dark Hannibal, Aquarius may have found its perfect home in NBC. The network, which picked up a 13-episode straight to series order for Aquarius, is poised to push the envelope with the kind of risk-taking shows normally reserved for the cable networks.
Aquarius is produced by ITV Studios America and Marty Adelstein Productions. Executive Producers include John McNamara (Prime Suspect, In Plain Site), Marty Adelstein (Prison Break), David Duchovny (Californication, The X-Files), and Melanie Greene (Californication).
For more on Aquarius, including an interview with show-runner John McNamara, head over to The Hollywood Reporter!
Last night’s Scorpion has the team escaping to Vegas for some fun on their own. Agent Gallo wasn’t happy about it and they got into a fair amount of trouble… So how did Team Scorpion fair out on their first solo flight?
Was it too soon? Was the team able to survive after this experience? Did they win the jackpot and are they all retiring to Europe?
For these answers and more, click “Read More”
Today is October 13th and we're also right in the middle of the *spookiest* time of the year as well. This is a special month for us at XFN; not only do Chris Carter and Fox Mulder celebrate their Birthdays but also is our 7th Anniversary month!
We know you're used to our traditional Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest and we won't disappoint. Details on that are coming soon, but we also wanted to announce a few new things coming our way!
X-Files Halloween Marathon
On October 31st, 2014 we will hold a spooky-themed marathon. Join us on twitter as we share our insights about some of the scariest episodes of the show. Tweet, participate and have a jolly good time with us! More details to come.
This is one of our new activities! Sophie Brown and Keva Andersen host the kick off of our Millennium rewatch with a marathon on November 30th, 2014, in preparation for the upcoming release of the Millennium miniseries by IDW Publishing. We will join them as we watch the first episodes of the show that brought us Frank Black. Stay tuned for more details!
Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest
You know it! Another year, another chance to show us your skills! Whether you go for the minimalistic jack-o-lantern or create intricate carving designs, we want to see your X-Files inspired pumpkins! Winner will be picked by a judge yet to be announced and he or she will take home a combo of X-Files goodies. Stay tuned for an announcement on this very soon.
But that's not all!
In the following months we will be adding new sections and activities to our website, social media sites and forums, including a thorough review of The X-Files comics released by Topps in the 90's. Sophie Brown, our newest staff member, will be revisiting the editions and bringing us her especialized analysis and commentary.
In addition, we will be hosting more rewatches of other Ten Thirteen properties, a new and revamped X-Files Book Club, new featured stories and interviews, along with the usual coverage of all things X-Files that you're accustumed to! Expect new faces joining our ranks that will make our XFN family even bigger!
So sit tight and hop on for a ride.