Tuesday, September 29, 2015

THE X-FILES Revival Teaser Trailer Debuts on Fox

The truth is still out there...and I couldn't be happier.

Last night, viewers of the Fox series Gotham got the first good look at the upcoming revival of The X-Files, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.  In a two-part teaser totaling 45 seconds, we see the return of Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, Mitch Pileggi as Walter Skinner, and a very familiar hand holding a cigarette.

The trailer opens with Scully answering her spiffy 2015 iPhone, after checking that Mulder is calling.  "I'm here," says Mulder, looking at her from behind the doors of a hospital intensive care unit.

"They police us and spy on us, tell us that makes us safer," Mulder remarks as we see fleeting images of Scully at the Capitol Building, a flying drone, and Mulder in his empty former FBI office (pencils are still stuck in the ceiling tiles after all these years) with a bearded Skinner. "We've never been in more danger."

Scully sees the words "Don't give up" handwritten on the dirty rear winshield of a car as Skinner replies, "Then do something about it, Mulder."

"This is my life.  This is everything I believe in," continues Mulder as we then see soldiers from the past with the dead body of a child.

"You are on dangerous ground here," Scully tells Mulder, who replies, "I know what I'm doing."

We see more of the soldiers on a remote military outpost and Scully drawing her gun on someone wearing a possible hazmat suit.

And then, we hear the voice of William B. Davis, reprising his role as the Cigarette-Smoking Man as his hand is shown with (suprise!) a cigarette.  "We have a small problem," he says, somehow still alive after being supposedly killed by a rocket launched from a helicopter in the final X-Files episode "The Truth."

If you'd like to check out the teaser, you can view it below thanks to Television Promos on YouTube...

The X-Files returns to Fox following the NFC Championship Game on January 24, 2016.

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