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A lot of ground needs to be covered regarding the revival, Aside from all of the new reports and an interview from X-Files News, and updates from Den of Geek. The staff at the Lexicon is proud to announce the first wave of articles for Den of Geek, that are written by a staffer from the Lexicon, an interview with Joe Harris. We will be posting our own summarization of what is known about the X-Files revival soon enough. We have our own exclusive interview that was conducted at the end of March, that should be posting soon enough.



Joe Harris Book Signing Event

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Would you like to meet Joe Harris at a book signing event in the New England area?

The good fellow, Ernie, from Friendly Neighborhood Comics in Bellingham, MA, contacted us that Joe Harris, the esteemed writer of The X-Files, Season 10 comics from IDW publishing will be appearing March 14th, from 12 PM noon until 3 PM.

The event is noted on their website:

And you can visit their Facebook page here:

Their address is:
Friendly Neighborhood Comics
191 Mechanic Street
Bellingham, MA 02019

It should be a fun event, and a great way to meet Joe!

Coming Clean...

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The last few years have been a challenge for The X-Files Lexicon, I will freely admit to it, some of the it has been a drop off in interest with the collective fandom, and some have had to do with real life issues that have forced myself, as the webmaster, to only devote a certain amount of focus. Articles have been written in fairness on the main site, but a lot of time was focused on The X-Files Lexicon Blog, and while that had been a good period as far as satisfying certain intellectual needs, while we were trying to re-staff for the main site, I also knew that the promise wasn't really being fulfilled as far as providing an on-going stream of the best content we could muster.

But everything goes in cycles. The advent of IDW's The X-Files Season 10 comic by Joe Harris, had drawn old school fans back, as well as new fans. Prior to the big news of Fox in talks to do a X-Files revival in the future, there had been a Redditt fan interview with Frank Spotnitz, as well as Gillian Anderson's comments on Nerdist that lead to their X-Files2015 hashtag. The stars have felt like they are aligning, while the news about Chris Carter's The After not being continued by Amazon Studios, I have felt that the sheer fact that enough fans voted last year to green light the project, while it's heresay, might have sent a signal to certain powers that the public wanted more.

Which now brings us to this week - Our exclusive Interview with Vince Gilligan was something we were quite proud of, but since Den of Geek has picked up certain aspects of the interview, the firestorm of interest in various media outlets is something that leaves me humble, and something I don't take for granted. The commitment to get back to the work has never been greater.

Having said that I feel I must mention the first wave of great content. Our episode guide review of "The Host" is up, which features comments from highly respected media genre critic John Kenneth Muir. John has become a great friend to this website, and due to his stature, it is an honor to have him contributing here. But there's also Christopher Irish who has been writing for the Lexicon blog as of late, he was great help with the episode guide review.

Last year featured our great interview with the Architect himself Chris Carter, about The After.

In April we ran an in depth history of UFO sightings for the Paranormal Omnibus.

Recently we ran our review of the reissue by la La Land records of the Fight The Future soundtrack.

Last September was our review of the 2nd X-Files Mark Snow CD box set, which featured a brief interview with Mark Snow. We also had a trivia contest thanks to La La Land records where a Vol 2 CD was given away.

Thank you everyone for continuing to visit us.



A Year In Review...

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Once again, we ended up being lax about this update page, but 2014 promises to be a more active year. There were a number articles posted and several significant developments in the news, especially regarding Chris Carter coming back to television in 2013.

Recently we held a trivia contest where the prize was a copy of Mark Snow's The X-Files: Volume 2 CD box set, graciously provided by Mike Joffe from the label, La La Land Records, It was a great contest, and I must thank everyone who submitted. Daniel Cuello was the winner. As a reminder Volume 2 still is available for sale.

Alexander Grodzinski wrote up a great review of the Volume 2 set, and he also conducted a brief interview with Mark Snow about the CD.

A new article for the Paranormal Omnibus, in the UFO section was published about the Brown Mountain Light phenomenon. And season two episode guide reviews were published for Sleepless, Ascension, reviewed by Frank Zero and David Morris, and fan art was added for End Game.

We started the year by the debut of our belated exclusive interview with uber fan Sarah Stegall.

More details came out of two programs that Chris Carter has in development. Most importantly is further developments about "The After", the pilot was filmed, it has completed post and should debut in February 2014 on Amazon Prime online, there's no further news if a full season will be order for this unique venture on-line. Mr. Carter also mentioned having a super-secret project for AMC in development.

In July 2013, at Comic Con in San Diego, a panel of talent from The X-Files made a special appearance, Chris Carter, David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, John Shiban, Glen Morgan, Darin Morgan, and James Wong, and David Duchovny. The site Franklin Ave was one of the sources that managed to provide the most in depth coverage about the panel.

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson made a special appearance at a Paley Center event in New York, In October. Several videos of the duo panel have circulated, here's one, use the following password to view: XF2013

This year a great deal of attention was given by fans to the new X-Files comic book series by IDW, helmed by Joe Harris and executive produced by Chris Carter. The site Eat The Corn has extensively covered each issue to date.

Joe Harris had also appeared at Comic Con in San Diego, but at a different venue from the X-Files panel. The next wave of comics looks to be promising.

As more developments come in with this busy year, we will report about them. Thank you for visiting the Lexicon.

2012 New Years Eve appreciation roll call

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Last year, we were incredibly remiss in posting our traditional New Years Eve thank you's and we didn't want to miss it again.

We had another round of challenges this year, and my personal time on the site was strained with limited time, but we also had some new faces, and new supporters that have been of great help.

Starting with XScribe and Jill who have remained consistent and steady with their support and assistance, it hasn't been easy at times. Out thanks extends to all of the other great people, as follows...

Several of the key new faces must be acknowledged. Frank Zero and Trevor Tocco, both of whom submitted several great reviews to the site, in the case of Frank Zero, he has agreed to come on board as a co-manager for the Lexicon! It's a gradual process, but you can expect to see him on a regular basis as 2013 progresses.

Every year, there are always several sites who always surface where it's members become great friends and supporters, where I've been involved with them for a long spell, members of Christopher Knowles Secret Sun Blog have paid attention, or gotten involved with the site or the blog. Special thanks must go to Raj Sisodia, Liz Durkin and Sean Gatchell for their help and attention.

We still have friends at the TIWWA / Millennium fan site who have been of great help. I must thank Erin McRaven for going above and beyond the call and delivering a great episode guide review for the site, in spite of some overwhelming personal challenges she has handled with grace under pressure.

Special thanks must go to our old ally David Morris for contributing some great work, I am all too aware that many fans drift away, and life pulls them in different directions - it's to be expected - so I do appreciate that after six years David is still involved.

Last year, we were remiss in acknowledging the great support from the team of The X-Files Truth podcast, Agent Shadow, Agent Chelsea, and Agent Summer in allowing me to participate with their podcast interview of William B. Davis, it was great prep for our own interview.

Sarah Blinco had been tirelessly working behind the scenes to promote the Lexicon and get more writers to pay attention to the site. The Italian team behind The X-Files Bluebook on-line magazine were great with working with Sarah and delivering a great write about the site and its history.

I must thank Explodey from the Explodeyfiles podcast for inviting me to be involved, it just hasn't happened yet.

I must personally thank Jana Fain for her support and friendship.

A thank you must go towards Alison Groves from the Big Light Social Network for her continued friendship and support.

Again, in spite of Gabe Rotter's incredible work as Director of Development at Ten-Thirteen Productions, I also continue to appreciate his support through the years.

We continue to have a great friend with Maurisa from The X-Files Universe, and I must thank her for her enthusiasm for The Syndicate.

Joe McBrayer has remained a steady friend for the Lexicon, and has continued to deliver some great work as well as enthusiasm, thank you.

Once again, thanks must go to a pair of people who have been helpful to the site's history, Mark Hayden, who remains sorely missed, and Kimon from Eat The Corn, for his support and friendship.

I also must thank Raskolnikov for her continued support.

Lastly I must thank Chris Knowles, for his continued support and friendship and a continued influence due to his incredible work at The Secret Sun blog.

There remains a list of many others presently, and in the past, involved with the site that I thank, to all of the people who have joined the Lexicon forum, or our Facebook group page, or Twitter feed, Thank you. All of your have helped the site to grow and it's appreciated.

My apologies for the brevity of this list, the past two years have been personally trying and it has been a challenge to not fall short of people's expectations and patience, but we are still here.

Thank you!










Hunted 

Hunted, a show by X-Files' Frank Spotnitz, and the team responsible for the MI5 show, is in it's second season at the BBC. The show is about privately contracted spies, in a world with no one to trust. The lead character,Sam Hunter was taken out by the very people she works for, the Byzantium organization. She then comes back from the dead, so to speak, and tries to track down her killer's while posing as a civilian nanny. This will either result in her exacting certain revenge or maybe,...just her day job back. She doesn't even know if she can begin to trust the man she loves. All of this while she tries to sort out why they wanted her dead in the first place and what this has to do with mysterious events from her childhood. 




The After: What Happens When the Future is Now 

Chris Carter is making a return to television, writing a new show called the After about a future gone all wrong. Characters will be surviving after an unexplained apocalyptic event, coming closer and closer to understanding what's really going on. "Chris has woven his mythology magic within a very human, grounded story about the moment when we realize all of our worst fears about the world and its future," said Georgeville CEO Marc Rosen, who co-founded the company earlier this year with Leon Clarance of Motion Picture Capital, the financing arm of Reliance Entertainment."-Deadline Hollywood article

Jeff Charbonneau interview, ep guide review, dossiers

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Matt here: There's been another minor gap in posting, we have been very proud and pleased with our interview with Jeff Charbonneau, the music editor for The X-Files, and the right hand man for Mark Snow. Jeff's photography is recommended as well.

Our new contributor, Trevor Tocco, submitted his great episode guide review for Red Museum, and we have more character descriptions in the dossiers.

Thank you for visiting the Lexicon, more material is coming!




Matt here: There has been a huge gap here with posting updates since Oct 2011, I apologize for that. The update page tends to get neglected, it has in the past, but with the advent of Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, Digg, The Big Light Productions Forum, and so on... The exclusives tend to get promoted on those pages.

I also feel guilt over a tradition that was broken in 2011. The New Years Appreciation Roll Call, We plan to resume it in 2012. But this year we have been doing a lot of restructuring, and prioritizing to get back to the fundamentals of the site, while moving forward with exciting features.

We have been proud of our interviews with Alex Gansa, and William B. Davis, which have been a great success, and we have recruited some great new faces this year. Erin McRaven, Frank Zero, and Trevor Tocco whom are contributing reviews to our season two episode guide.

Erin wrote up a great review for Fresh Bones and Philiater created some great fan art for it, and Frank contributed a great review for End Game. Trevor's work is impending, and at least one other person has an episode guide review impending. We also have new updates in the Character Dossiers that reflect the new ep guide reviews.  We have been redirecting our attention to the Lexicon Forum, have been cleaning up some spamming problems, but we are indeed in need of some new moderators to help police it.

The staff of The X-Files Lexicon is also really pleased to throw our support behind a small French documentary team that is working on a documentary about X-Files fandom, headed by Roxane and Tom, you can find information about it from here, and their Facebook page.

In July, our friends at X-Files Universe held their annual fan fiction contest, you should check out the results.

We have a lot more exciting developments on the way, and we will try to keep this section current from this point on-ward.

News developments, Chris Carter, ACS auction, IBG...

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Matt here: This update has a round of major News developments. The most significant being Chris Carter who has a new series he is pitching to various studios.

"Unique" has been described as a female lead supernatural police thriller, where Chris Carter will be executive producing, writing, as well as directing, along with Media Rights Capital. The company hopes to go straight to series on the project. Chris Carter has previously commented: "I won't do a domesticated show, We did little movies with The X-Files each week, and I really want to do a show that has that scope. The X-Files had a large canvas, and I don't want to limit my canvas by doing something that is a typical, traditional franchise show, and if you look at the show's I've done - The X-Files, Millennium, Harsh Realm, and even The Lone Gunmen - they we're big canvas shows. They were scopey, and that's what I want to continue to do."

The Lexicon will be following these developments with interest, and will fully support this project. On a side note, the Deadline Hollywood piece inferred that the project "Fencewalker" is listed as 'upcoming'.

Erica Fraga's ACS auctions, which was developed as a fundrasing off-shoot of her book, LAX-Files, is now into it's second phase. Some of the items include autographed copies of The X-Files, and Breaking Bad TV scripts. X-Files crew clothing and set props, Autographed X-Files Magazines, Calendars, Collectable cards, an autographed copy of the Mark Snow Box set, as well as other items from The Walking Dead, Castle, and Army Wives.

Our friends at IBG have informed us that The DVD of the Conversation with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny has been released, details below.

IBG Inc's "Conversation with Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny" DVD release on October 18th 2011

In case you missed out on attending IBG, Inc's one of a kind "Conversation with Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny (with special guest Chris Carter), the Los Angeles area non-profit now has the DVDs for sale!

The special one and a half hour un-moderated, completely candid event takes fans behind-the-scenes with the friends and former 'The X-Files' co-stars as they reminisce, remember, and even speculate on working together in the future. What exactly would a third movie look like, for example? Or would Anderson ever consider popping over to 'Calfornication?' These are just a few of the topics they take on in this very special event.

The "Conversation with Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny" took place on July 30th 2011 in front of a limited audience at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills CA. Ticket sales from the charity event benefitted SA-YES, a South African charity founded in 2008 to provide much needed support for marginalized children and young people of that region. The DVD sales will also benefit SA-YES and can be purchased on IBG's website at http://www.ibginc.org.
 The program is at a critical point, and we're thrilled to be able to support their efforts with this unique event. To find out more about SA-YES, please visit:
http://sa-yes.com/home/

And for a sneak peek at this DVD, please see the following trailer link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xVE9CO7or0I

DVD details are as follows:

DVD title "A Conversation with Gillian Anderson & David Duchovny"
Production Co.: IBG, Inc.
Regions 1 & 2
Release Date: October 18 2011
MSRP: $20 USD (plus shipping/handling)
DVD Extras: A photo slideshow, bonus video of impromptu auction held by Gillian Anderson, exclusive behind-the-scenes video with a special message from Anderson and Chris Carter.
Exclusively available at: http://www.ibginc.org/store

Founded in late 2008, IBG Inc (http://www.ibginc.org) established a non-profit focusing on utilizing the power of philanthropy through the arts to benefit a broad range of charities worldwide. We act as a "fundraiser facilitator" for underfunded, under publicized, and start-up charities that would otherwise struggle with the logistics and costs associated with event fundraising. This work has taken on a critical importance as the economy has been slow to recover, and we find ourselves with increasingly frequent requests for assistance.

For more information on this DVD or IBG, Inc. in general, please contact publicity@ibginc.org.


Thank you for visiting the Lexicon, we fully support both causes for IBG and the ACS auction, well worth the expense for a good cause, we have some more developments impending!


Exclusive Interview with Mark Snow, CD review!

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Matt here: We are very proud and pleased to be able to present our exclusive interview with composer Mark Snow. It's another historical step for us, and the timing was great considering the release of the X-Files: Volume 1 box set. Writer Matt Hurwitz must be credited for helping to set it up.

Fittingly, Alexander Grodzinski's in-depth analysis of the X-Files: Volume 1 box set can be found in our Case Analysis reviews page.

We have a lot more developments, and exclusives coming up! Thank you for visiting the Lexicon!