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The X-Files (season 10)

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The tenth season[nb 1] of the American science fiction television series The X-Files commenced airing in the United States on January 24, 2016, on Fox. The season consists of six episodes and concluded airing on February 22, 2016. The season, which takes place fourteen years after the ninth season (2001–02) and seven years after the film The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008), follows newly re-instated Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) as they learn more about the existence of extraterrestrials and their relationship with the government.

The X-Files (season 10)
The X-Files Season 10 DVD.png
DVD and Blu-ray cover
Starring David Duchovny
Gillian Anderson
Mitch Pileggi
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 6
Release
Original network Fox
Original release January 24 (2016-01-24) – February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22)
Season chronology
← Previous
Season 9
Next →
Season 11
List of The X-Files episodes

Ever since The X-Files: I Want to Believe debuted in theaters, there was talk of a third X-Files movie to wrap-up the series' remaining storylines. However, for years these talks never resulted in action until on March 24, 2015, Fox announced that the series would return as a short-format event series with six episodes. After the season aired, it received largely mixed reviews from critics. The second, third, and fourth episodes were met with mostly positive comments, with "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" receiving overwhelmingly positive comments. Conversely, the first, fifth, and sixth episodes were largely derided by critics. The mythology episodes, in particular, were poorly received.

Contents

CastEdit

Main castEdit

  • David Duchovny as Fox Mulder, an FBI special agent assigned to the newly reopened X-Files division. He remains a believer in the paranormal and the existence of extraterrestrial life, though, throughout the season, his faith begins to waver.
  • Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully, a medical doctor and FBI special agent assigned to the X-Files. Although an initial skeptic, after Mulder's abduction, she became more open-minded about the possibility of extraterrestrial life.
  • Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner, an assistant director at the FBI and an ally of Mulder and Scully's.a

a ^ Only credited for the episodes he appears in.

Recurring castEdit

  • William B. Davis as Cigarette Smoking Man, a former government official, and nemesis of Mulder and Scully, who worked to cover up the truth of the existence of aliens and their plan to colonize the Earth.
  • Joel McHale as Tad O'Malley, an Internet news anchor who is an ally of Mulder's.
  • Lauren Ambrose as Agent Liz Einstein, a medical doctor, Miller's partner, and a hard-skeptic.
  • Robbie Amell as Agent Kyd Miller, an open-minded FBI agent who believes in the paranormal, and is Einstein's partner.
  • Aliza Vellani as Sandeep, a nurse at the Our Lady of Sorrows Hospital. She acts as an assistant to Dana Scully.

Guest castEdit

EpisodesEdit

Episodes marked with a double dagger ( ) are episodes in the series' alien mythology arc.[6]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
203 1 "My Struggle"  Chris Carter Chris Carter January 24, 2016 (2016-01-24) 1AYW01 16.19[7]
204 2 "Founder's Mutation" James Wong James Wong January 25, 2016 (2016-01-25) 1AYW05 9.67[8]
205 3 "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" Darin Morgan Darin Morgan February 1, 2016 (2016-02-01) 1AYW03 8.37[9]
206 4 "Home Again" Glen Morgan Glen Morgan February 8, 2016 (2016-02-08) 1AYW02 8.31[10]
207 5 "Babylon" Chris Carter Chris Carter February 15, 2016 (2016-02-15) 1AYW04 7.07[11]
208 6 "My Struggle II"  Chris Carter Story by : Dr. Anne Simon & Dr. Margaret Fearon & Chris Carter
Teleplay by : Chris Carter
February 22, 2016 (2016-02-22) 1AYW06 7.60[12]

BackgroundEdit

The X-Files aired from 1993 to 2002 on Fox and followed the efforts of federal agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) as they investigated crimes linked to the paranormal. Following the series' seventh season, however, Duchovny scaled back his involvement substantially, appearing in only half of the eighth season's episodes, and only starring in two of season nine's.[13][14] Likewise, during the ninth season, both Anderson and Carter had signed on at the last minute, with their contract extensions only lasting until the end of 2002, and Anderson specifically stated that she would leave the show following the conclusion of the season.[15][16][17] During these final two seasons, FBI agents John Doggett (Robert Patrick) and Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish) became the series' new leads.[18][19] Executive producer Frank Spotnitz speculated that the show could extend into a tenth and possibly eleventh season, if the show was able to attract an audience.[15] However, the show lost viewers and was eventually cancelled by Fox.[20]

In 2008, both Duchovny and Anderson reprised their roles as Mulder and Scully in the film The X-Files: I Want to Believe. In several interviews around the release, series creator Chris Carter said that if The X-Files: I Want to Believe proved successful at the box office, a third installment would be made going back to the TV series' mythology, focusing specifically on the alien invasion and colonization of Earth foretold in the series finale, due to occur on December 22, 2012.[21][22] In an October 2009 interview, Duchovny said he would want to do a 2012 X-Files film, but did not know if he would get the chance.[23][24] Anderson stated in August 2012 that a third X-Files film was "looking pretty good".[25] At the New York Comic Con held October 10–13, 2013, Duchovny and Anderson reaffirmed that they and Carter are interested in making a third film, with Anderson saying "If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that, then I guess that's what it would be."[26] On January 17, 2015, Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Gary Newman revealed that there was network interest in reviving The X-Files, not as a film franchise, but as a six-episode limited run.[27]

BroadcastEdit

The season had a two-night premiere on Fox, debuting on Sunday, January 24, 2016, with the following episode airing on Monday at 8:00 pm, the timeslot in which the remaining episodes also aired.[28] The premiere episode was screened at New York Comic Con on October 10, 2015.[29]

Internationally, the season premiered in Canada on CTV on January 24, 2016, simultaneous with the American broadcast.[30] It premiered in Ireland on RTÉ2 on January 26, 2016, two days after its U.S. premiere.[31] It premiered in Australia on Network Ten on January 31, 2016.[32] It premiered in the United Kingdom on Channel 5 on February 8, 2016, where it became the highest-rated drama in the channel's history.[33]

Fox International Channels, where available, premiered the series the day after the American premiere.[34][35]

ProductionEdit

CastingEdit

 
The revival features Gillian Anderson (left) and David Duchovny (right, pictured in 2013) reprising their roles as Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, respectively.

Once Newman revealed thoughts of bringing back the series, he noted that the revival would include "all key players": Carter, Duchovny, and Anderson.[36] Fox TV Group chairman Dana Walden later noted that finding the ideal time that the three key members of the series were free would pose a challenge.[37] At the time of the announcement, Duchovny was working on the NBC series Aquarius, and Anderson was involved in the BBC drama The Fall.[38] However, both co-stars expressed their desire to return to the series: prior to Newman's announcement, Anderson said that she would be "fucking overjoyed" if Fox brought back The X-Files, and Duchovny said that he would be "more than happy" to reprise his role as Mulder.[39][40] In a later interview with GQ magazine, Anderson revealed that, when asked about returning for a television continuation of the program, she was hesitant, since she assumed the network would want to order over twenty new episodes (the length of a season when the show had originally aired). When it was revealed that the network would only order a short run, she enthusiastically agreed to reprise her role.[41] Initially, Anderson was offered half the pay of Duchovny, but she negotiated her contract so that both leads received the same amount.[42]

Early on, it was reported that an offer went out for Mitch Pileggi, who played Walter Skinner, to reprise his role, and that "other key cast members will also return."[43] William B. Davis, the actor who portrayed Cigarette Smoking Man, also noted that he was asked about his availability during the summer of 2015, hinting that his character would return in some form.[44] Later, Duchovny revealed during his March 31, 2015 appearance on Late Show with David Letterman that both Pileggi and Davis would return for the season.[45] Pileggi confirmed his return in April 2015.[46] In an interview with XFilesNews.com, Carter expressed hope in having Robert Patrick and Annabeth Gish reprise their roles as John Doggett and Monica Reyes, respectively, although their involvement would be contingent upon their current acting commitments.[47] Patrick ruled out a return, but it was confirmed in August 2015 that Gish was returning for at least one episode.[48][49] Laurie Holden did not rule out a return as Marita Covarrubias,[50] but did not appear in any of the episodes. Joel McHale was announced as a guest star in June 2015, playing Tad O'Malley, an Internet news anchor who is an ally of Mulder's.[51] Carter chose to cast McHale after his roast of Barack Obama at the 2014 White House Correspondents' Dinner.[52]

WritingEdit

We're going to tell X-Files the way that we've always told them; we will of course set them in the time and place that they exist. We're telling contemporary stories about contemporary situations, true to Mulder and Scully's characters and their relationship and the passage of time.
Chris Carter, on the nature of The X-Files revival.[47]

Carter himself was also confirmed to be helming the project, serving as writer and executive producer.[43] Carter later confirmed that Darin Morgan and James Wong would return to the series as writers, and Glen Morgan would return in a "productorial position."[47] Wong and Glen Morgan had served as writers for the series during its first, second, and fourth seasons,[53][54][55] and Darin Morgan had provided several scripts for the series during its second and third seasons.[54][56] Following the announcement of the season, it was speculated as to whether long-time Carter collaborator Frank Spotnitz would return to assist with the writing, although this did not come to pass.[43] In addition, former X-Files writer Vince Gilligan noted that he would have enjoyed returning to the series, but his busy work schedule did not allow it; he later said, "I'll be watching every episode and rooting them on".[57][58]

Mark Snow also reprised his role as the series' composer.[47] "There are some new musical elements I've brought in for certain moments in the episodes," said Snow. "It's difficult to describe what is so completely different about them, except that there are some different sounds, different pulsing percussion elements, and different ambient designs, but the basic harmonic structure from the past is fairly intact."[59]

Prior to filming, Carter explained that he had "ideas for every [character]" and that the season would strive to tell fresh stories in a "very new political environment".[47] He explained that, since the original conclusion of the series back in 2002, he had been collecting noteworthy news stories for future use. Carter also revealed that the seasons' plot has no connection to the Season 10 comic book series, and is composed of both mythology episodes, as well as stand-alone "Monster-of-the-Week" episodes.[47] It was later confirmed by Carter that the first and sixth episodes would be mythology episodes, and others would be standalones.[6] Carter himself wrote the teleplays and directed the first, fifth, and sixth episodes.[58][60][61][62] The second, "Founder's Mutation", was written and directed by James Wong; the third, "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster", was written and directed by Darin Morgan; and the fourth episode, titled "Home Again", was written and directed by Glen Morgan.[63][64][65] Scientist and biology professor Anne Simon, who first consulted on the series' first-season finale episode "The Erlenmeyer Flask", and for the rest of the original series run, returned as a biology science advisor.[66] She later received writing credit for her contributions to the finale.[62] A seventh episode, based on a spec script, was written; however, it was not produced due to scheduling conflicts. According to Carter, if Fox orders more episodes, this unfilmed episode will be made.[67]

FilmingEdit

In March 2015, it was claimed by several sources that the network would order a short-run season of fewer than ten episodes, with an initial guess of six. The decision to cut the order down to only a few installments was reportedly done so that the network could work around the busy schedules of Duchovny and Anderson; Duchovny himself said he had no interest in doing a full season because: "We're all old, we don't have the energy for a full season."[40][43][68] The article also claimed that, if all went as planned, the season would begin filming in the summer of 2015.[43][69] It was also confirmed by both Davis and Carter that the series would return to Vancouver for filming.[44][47] Filming began on June 8 and finished on September 3.[58][70][71][72]

ReceptionEdit

ReviewsEdit

Critical reception to this season has been mixed. The first and last episodes were met with lukewarm to negative reviews from critics, whereas episodes two through five were generally well received.[73] Overall, the review aggregator Metacritic gave it a score of 60 out of 100 based on 35 reviews, indicating "mixed or average reviews."[74] Likewise, Rotten Tomatoes gave the revival a 64% approval rating with an average score of 6.2 out of 10 based on 48 reviews. The site's consensus reads, "Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny's chemistry remains intact, but overall, The X-Files revival lacks the creative spark necessary to sustain the initial rush of nostalgia."[73]

"My Struggle" debuted to a select crowd at the 2015 New York Comic-Con, and critical reception was mostly positive. Sadie Gennis of TV Guide wrote, "The episode immediately establishes that this is not a reboot nor a mere cash grab, but a thoughtful continuation of the beloved franchise."[75] Chris Eggerstein of HitFix wrote that the tone of the revival was very reminiscent of the show's original run, and that "if you were a fan of the old X-Files, you're probably going to like the new X-Files just fine."[76] Jane Mulkerrins of The Telegraph called the debut "fresh" and "one of the highlights" of the convention. Furthermore, she noted that the premiere was popular with fans, who greeted the episode with a standing ovation.[77]

However, pre-release reviews of "My Struggle" released after the New York Comic-Con were more critical, with the consensus of many reviewers being that the first episode was not good.[78] Reviewing the premiere episode, Brian Lowry of Variety panned the revival of the series, "It's simply hard to escape the prevailing malaise of this being a deal-driven exercise, a chance to cash in on the name recognition of the title in a format that mitigated the time commitment for all concerned."[79] Similarly, Tim Goodman, writing for The Hollywood Reporter, described the premiere as "a very underwhelming hour that will force even diehard fans [...] to consider whether pushing onward is really worth the time.[80] Matt Fowler of IGN awarded it a 7.2 out of 10, denoting a "good" episode. Fowler wrote positively of Sveta's performance, and he also applauded the focus on the conspiracy as well as the episode's ending. However, he criticized it for having a "bored, disinterested tone".[81] Alex McCown of The A.V. Club reviewed the first three episodes of the revival and awarded them collectively a "B+". He largely derided the first episode, writing that "it indulges in all of [Chris Carter's] worst [writing] tendencies."[82] He was particularly critical of the episodes's expository monologues. Ultimately, he wrote that "the first episode demonstrates some of The X-Files' weaker tendencies, though it possesses a hokey charm, one that comes from pretending as though the past 15 years of television never happened."[82]

Pre-release reviews of the following two episodes were much more positive. McCown argued that it "immediately course corrects" with Wong's "Founder's Mutation"; he called the episode "smart" and "unsettling".[82] McCown lauded Morgan's "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster", writing that the episode ultimately "makes the case for why The X-Files is still worth having around."[82] Brian Tallerico of RogerEbert.com wrote that "Founder's Mutation" "perfectly blends show mythology (including Mulder and Scully's kid) with a modern plot" and that "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" is "hysterical, smart and so much fun."[83] Darren Franich of Entertainment Weekly reiterated these thoughts, arguing that "Founder's Mutation" is "an improvement over the premiere", and that Darin Morgan's episode is "a wild, playful, brain-twisting, heart-pulling, and above all adventurous episode of television."[84]

The X-Files (season 10): Critical reception by episode
 

RatingsEdit

Before the season even began filming, an anonymous network insider revealed that Fox was interested in reviving the series because it would be a ratings success, noting: "The network feels that they can draw huge numbers and a PR drive to bring back a show which offers both drama and a built-in cult following."[36] It was speculated that the success of the 24: Live Another Day event series, which aired in 2014, inspired Fox to revive The X-Files.[37]

"My Struggle" debuted on January 24, 2016, and was watched by 16.19 million viewers. It scored a 6.1 Nielsen rating in the 18- to 49-year-old demographic (Nielsen ratings are audience measurement systems that determine the audience size and composition of television programming in the United States), which means that 6.1 percent of all individuals aged 18- to 49-years old were watching at the time of the episode's airing.[7] In terms of viewers, this made "My Struggle" the highest-rated premiere since the seventh season opener "The Sixth Extinction" in 1999, which was viewed by 17.82 million people,[86] as well as the most-watched episode of The X-Files to air since the eighth season episode "This Is Not Happening" in 2001, which was watched by 16.9 million viewers.[87] When DVR and streaming are taken into account, "My Struggle" was seen by 21.4 million viewers, scoring a 7.1 Nielsen rating.[88] The second episode, "Founder's Mutation", was viewed by 9.67 million.[8] The success of the first two episodes fueled speculation that Fox might order more episodes.[8][88][89]

No. Title Air date Rating/share
(18–49)
Viewers
(millions)
DVR
(18–49)
DVR viewers
(millions)
Total
(18–49)
Total viewers
(millions)
1 "My Struggle" January 24, 2016 6.1/19 16.19[7] 2.2 5.28 8.3 21.47[90]
2 "Founder's Mutation" January 25, 2016 3.2/10 9.67[8] 1.9 4.71 5.1 14.38[91]
3 "Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster" February 1, 2016 2.7/8 8.37[9] 1.8 4.56 4.5 12.93[92]
4 "Home Again" February 8, 2016 2.5/8 8.31[10] 1.6 3.66 4.1 11.97[93]
5 "Babylon" February 15, 2016 2.1/7 7.07[11] 1.6 3.47 3.8 10.9[94]
6 "My Struggle II" February 22, 2016 2.4/7 7.60[12] 1.3 3.47 3.7 11.07[95]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Ceremony Category Nominee(s) Result
42nd Saturn Awards[96] Best Science Fiction Television Series The X-Files Nominated
Best Actor on Television David Duchovny Nominated
Best Actress on Television Gillian Anderson Nominated

FutureEdit

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Duchovny stated that if the season were successful, he would be interested in another renewal, stating, "I would be open to doing another cycle. I don't know that I could do a 20-episode version of this show at this point in my life, and I don't know that Gillian could. But I think everybody is open ended on what happens after this. Certainly, we didn't bring it back with the idea of ending it."[97] At the 2016 Television Critics Association panel for the series, Carter stated, "If we do well in the ratings, I can't imagine we wouldn't be asked to do more."[98] Fox Television Group chairman and CEO Gary Newman stated that he and fellow executive Dana Walden would be open to another renewal, stating, "We would love to do this again, so we'd be on board if schedules can be worked out."[99] In an interview with Variety prior to the premiere, Anderson, Duchovny, and Walden stated their willingness for another renewal.[100] In an interview with TV Guide, Carter reaffirmed plans for more episodes, but stressed that everyone involved is waiting on the success of the season.[101]

On April 20, 2017, Fox officially announced that The X-Files would be returning for an eleventh season of ten episodes, which would air in the 2017–18 television season after filming in mid-2017.[102]

Home media releaseEdit

The season was released on Blu-ray and DVD in region 1 on June 14, 2016. Special features include deleted and extended scenes; a gag reel; several featurettes – "The Makings of a Struggle", "Season X: An In-Depth Behind-the-Scenes Look at The Event Series", "Monsters of the Week: A Recap from the Wildest and Scariest from the Original Series", "The X-Files – Green Production PSA" and "Short Film – Grace by Karen Nielsen"; and three audio commentaries – "Founder's Mutation" with Chris Carter and James Wong, "Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster" with David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Kumail Nanjiani and Darin Morgan and "My Struggle II" with Chris Carter and Gabe Rotter.[103]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ When Fox initially announced the string of episodes, the network referred to them collectively as an "event series".[1] After the episodes' release, Fox began referring to the string of episodes on their website as "season 10",[2] as did streaming sites like Amazon.com and Hulu,[3][4] and myriad critics.[5]

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BibliographyEdit

  • Shapiro, Marc (2000). All Things: The Official Guide to the X-Files Volume 6. Harper Prism. ISBN 0-06-107611-2. 

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