Sunday, October 8, 2017

THE X-FILES Season 11 Trailer Debuts at NYCC 2017

The truth is still out there...at least for ten more episodes.

The last day of New York Comic Con 2017 was an eventful one for X-Philes, with the release of the first trailer for The X-Files Season 11, featuring the return of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.  The series will return for ten episodes, once again with executive producer and creator Chris Carter.

The two-minute trailer opens with an ominous voiceover from Scully as she says "Mulder...I've seen it.  I've seen how it begins."

We then see images from the Season 10 finale, "My Struggle II", which ended with Scully traveling to the 14th Street Bridge in Washington, D.C. to assist Mulder and FBI Special Agent Kyd Miller (Robbie Amell).  With Mulder too badly ill to survive without a stem cell transplant, Scully mentioned that William, their son, would have to be the donor.  While Scully and Miller discussed Mulder's prognosis, Mulder began to succumb to the virus killing him.  Suddenly, a beam of light shined down onto Miller, Scully, and Mulder, and a triangle-shaped UFO slowly descended and hovered above them.  The episode ended with Scully looking up at the lights of the spacecraft, shining down directly onto her and her partners.

We cut to a voiceover from the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), as we see Scully walking through a crowded hospital corridor.  "I'm here to offer you a deal," he says as we see Mulder and Scully running through Arlington Cemetery at night.  "Civilization is in its final stages.  I'm asking you to betray the whole human race."

The trailer reveals that CSM is sitting in the passenger seat of a car with FBI Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi).  "Do you mind if I smoke?" he asks.

An older man tells Mulder to "Kill him, before he kills us all" and we glimpse Barbara Hershey as new character Erika Price.  The older man tells Mulder "You're going to save humanity."

Mulder counters, "You want to see blood in the streets, the extermination of seven billion people?"

We then see Scully investigating some sort of facility by herself as her voiceover says "I have to find our son."

Next, we see static-filled cellphone video of Richard Langly (Dean Haglund) from the Lone Gunmen as he warns "Mulder!  They know what we know!"

Mulder and Scully meet with Skinner in a parking garage at night.  Scully tells Skinner, "We need your help...even if we don't trust you."

"How did we get here?" asks Skinner.

We see an interesting action sequence of Scully diving all the way underneath a kitchen table, then overturning it to use as a shield as she fires her weapons against some attackers in black ski masks.

The older man from earlier says to Mulder, "It is the boy, Mr. Mulder."

"My son is none of your business!" replies Mulder angrily.

"He's a very special child."

We then see Scully looking back at a long-haired teenaged male standing behind her, although we can't make out his face.  "William..." gasps Scully.

We cut to Scully clutching her head and gasping in pain inside a hospital.  Weak in her hospital bed, she carresses Mulder's face and whispers to him, "You have to find them, and you have to stop him, before he unleashes hell on Earth.

Fleeting images follow of Mulder and Skinner going at each other in Scully's hospital room, someone trying to strangle Scully, and some sort of strange creature with nasty-looking claws attacking a young girl.

Next, we see Mulder standing beside some statues depicting odd figures apparently laughing as we hear another voiceover from Scully.  "The truth still lies in the X-Files, Mulder."

The last scene is a fleeting image of what appears of be a very young Cigarette Smoking Man smirking as he drags on a cigarette, with a small silvery alien standing off to the side.

If you'd like to check out the new Season 11 trailer, you can view it below thanks to the official TV Guide account on YouTube...

The X-Files
will return to Fox for Season 11 sometime in 2018.

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