July 13, 2008 |
Chris CARTER is not the sort of guy you'd expect to produce shadowy stories about government conspiracies and alien invasions. Even as he's hard at work finishing "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" -- a new feature film based on the landmark science-fiction franchise he masterminded in the 1990s -- he's the embodiment of a relaxed California surfer, thoughtful and easygoing rather than tense and paranoid.
September 10, 1993 |
Former high school classmates are turning up dead in strange places from no apparent cause. On their lower backs, though, are these warty little things that aren't acne. Yikes. Looks like the work of a serial alien. Premiering at 9 tonight on Fox (Channels 11 and 6), "The X-Files" is a sort of alien busters , a not-to-be-taken-seriously hour in which a pair of FBI sleuths investigate unexplained cases that appear to involve paranormal phenomena.
November 4, 1999 |
The cult favorite "The X-Files" and the summer surprise "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" return to the airwaves this weekend. Dick Van Dyke plays Dr. Sloan and an identical mobster in a two-hour "Diagnosis Murder" tonight at 8 on CBS. Chuck Woolery hosts the new Fox game show, "Greed," tonight at 8. Contestants are pitted against each other to win a potential $2 million. AMC's new series, "Cinema Secrets," Friday at 9 p.m.
April 22, 1999 |
This weekend, Chuck Norris returns from hiatus, David Duchovny goes behind the camera and "Masterpiece Theatre" presents a swashbuckling romance. The Disney Channel's nature series, "Going Wild With Jeff Corwin," tonight at 8:30, observes Earth Day with a visit to Monterey Bay. CBS' "Walker, Texas Ranger" returns to the network's Saturday lineup at 10 p.m. "The E! True Hollywood Story" looks at the life of controversial comic Lenny Bruce, Sunday at 8 p.m. on E! Entertainment Television.
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November 25, 1999 |
When evidence of a brain-eating mutant was found in a Southland hamburger stand on TV's "X-Files," Agent Mulder said that type of crime wasn't new. To which partner Scully said, "But this is Orange County." After all, viewers were told the eatery was in Costa Mesa. But was it? "The truth is out there," said reader John Aston--and he means on Firestone, not Harbor, Boulevard--because the hamburger stand was actually located in South Gate.
January 8, 2001 |
With the recent news of producer Harry Thomason pitching a Bill Clinton interview show to NBC (Morning Report, Dec. 20), I imagine a phone being answered in Washington, D.C. . . . "Hello?" "Bill, hi, it's Harry, out here on the left coast. How's life treatin' ya?" "Not too bad. They love me over there in Ireland. Maybe I should call up Terry McAuliffe and see if he can snag me a sweetheart mortgage deal on some castle over there, eh?"
July 2, 1998 |
In "The X-Files," TV's most paranoid FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) confront wormy blood, killer bees and government conspiracies as they battle evil aliens and their feelings for each other. (Rated PG-13) * "The X-Files" movie was spooky, scary, full of platonic tension and just as good as "The X-Files" on the small screen, according to a group of fervent young fans. Most movie critics disagreed, but what do they know?
August 28, 2012 |
Chris Carter, creator of the landmark TV drama "The X-Files," will be given the outstanding television writer award at the Austin Film Festival and Conference in Texas. Carter, who is developing a new cable series, will be feted at the festival's annual awards luncheon on Oct. 22. He will also participate in "A Conversation With Chris Carter," sharing stories from his TV and movie career. The writer-producer, who is also a guest programmer for the festival, will present retrospective screenings of episodes of "The X-Files" and "Millennium," another Fox drama he created.
February 23, 2001
Beverly Hills' Museum of Television & Radio will screen the two initial episodes of the forthcoming "X-Files" spinoff series, "The Lone Gunmen," at the museum, 465 N. Beverly Drive, tonight at 6. The series will premiere March 4 on Fox in "The X-Files' " 9 p.m. Sunday time slot. Series co-creator Chris Carter and series stars Dean Haglund, Bruce Harwood and Tom Braidwood will speak after the event.
December 15, 1995 |
Santa a rapist? So Vixen claims. The reindeer, who are giving their "Rashomon"-like depositions at the North Pole police station, give accounts of Santa's character that range from Santa as benevolent social worker to Santa as hopeless sexual deviant. Who is the real Santa? And who cares? Surprisingly, Jeff Goode's "The X-mas Files," now at the Acme Comedy Theatre, gets a lot of comic mileage out of this wacky premise.