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December 15, 1995 | F. KATHLEEN FOLEY
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.
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September 4, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Amram Ducovny, 75, a writer and father of "The X-Files" star David Duchovny, died in Paris on Aug. 23 of heart disease. A New York native who adopted Paris as his home 10 years ago, Ducovny wrote 10 nonfiction works, including "David Ben-Gurion: In His Words," "The Wit and Wisdom of Spiro Agnew" and "How to Shoot a Jewish Western." He also wrote a play, "The Trial of Lee Harvey Oswald," which had a brief run off Broadway in 1967 and later was adapted for television.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Although he spent four years as a writer and producer on "The X-Files," Howard Gordon concedes his own sensibilities lean more toward character-driven drama like "thirtysomething" than spaceships and little green men. Yet Gordon's new ABC series, "Strange World," explores terrain that will no doubt feel rather familiar to "X-Files" fans, from its murky world of gothic suspense to the arcane conspiracy underpinnings.
NEWS
December 12, 1993 | JOE RHODES, Joe Rhodes is a frequent contributor to TV Times and Calendar
They are out there, watching, trying to make contact. Chris Carter suspected this even before he created "The X-Files," his Friday-night Fox drama about a pair of special-assignment FBI agents exploring all manner of unexplained phenomena, everything from alien abductions to abominable snowmen. But now Carter knows for sure. He has spoken to them, received their messages. He has seen them with his very own eyes.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 18, 1997 | CATHY CURTIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Project X is back, in rare form, at Chapman University's Guggenheim Gallery. This loose confederation of artists, which exhibited locally at the Muckenthaler Cultural Center in Fullerton in 1993, is showing a group of works with a central theme: the impossibility of collecting information without having some kind of agenda.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 29, 1998 | BRIAN LOWRY
"Merlin" conjured up some magical numbers for NBC, delivering the biggest opening for a miniseries since "Queen" premiered in 1993, according to results issued Tuesday by Nielsen Media Research. The mythical epic, starring Sam Neill in the title role, held Fox's "The X-Files" to its lowest rating for an original episode in more than two years.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 22, 1998 | PAUL BROWNFIELD, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The reviews are out there. . . . And so far, "X-Files" aficionados like the "almost-kiss" between special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, they have many theories about the mysterious black oil, the Antarctica station and the departing spaceship, and--most important of all--they plan to go back to the theater again and again.
NEWS
September 29, 2005 | Robert Lloyd, Times Staff Writer
"NIGHT STALKER," which premieres tonight on ABC, is the slightly retitled remake of the 1970s ABC series "Kolchak: The Night Stalker," featuring the great Darren McGavin as a crime reporter nosing about in the world of vampires and other weird beasties. McGavin has been digitally inserted into a scene in tonight's episode and, although there are a few decent spook-show thrills, nothing else here is as scary as that.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 11, 1996 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
You would think Gillian Anderson would command a little more respect. After all, the 27-year-old actress has played a vital role in transforming Fox's "The X-Files" from a cult favorite when it began two seasons ago into a mainstream sensation today. An entire subculture has developed around the noirish Friday night series, which is currently the third-highest-rated drama among 18- to 49-year-old television viewers.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 11, 1999 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fright. Terror. Frayed nerves. Jitters. These feelings are all too familiar to the determined scientific and pragmatic FBI Agent Dana Scully in her investigations of the X-Files, unsolved cases characterized by their unexplainable and paranormal nature.
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