will there be a third x-files film? the last film ‘i want to believe’ bombed at the box office. but some fans are holding out hope. december 22, 2012 is an important date on both the myan calendar and in the x-files mythology.
but the question is does the x-files have the staying power of say star trek? star trek was only on for 3 years (initially) and then it was cancelled. while the x-files was on for 9 years.
the show, much beloved by fans, spawned one successful feature film. but 2008’s ‘i want to believe’ was a dogget of a film, that quickly faded at the box office.
so where are the fans now? dispersed across the internet. hanging out in forums. meeting up at star trek stammtisches. but why did they avoid the last film?
some say it’s because the film sucked. i’m on board for that one. others say it’s because david duchovny and gillian anderson should be permanently confined to the little screen (aka your TV) and not the big one.
but the fans are there. they’re just a bit older. maybe a re-release of the series on blu-ray might get people going.
but rumors abound that putting this series out on blu-ray, which apparently ended prior to fox switching to HD might be a dog of a nightmare. maybe all the effects will have to be fixed. and some computer genius is going to have to work wonders on the SD masters as someone online recently posted because although the series was shot on film, it’s been archived on SD :-(.