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News Archive: January 2008
The "Be an Extra" Auction has started again
Posted at 9:32 AM (PST) on Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Our apologies to everyone who was affected by the cancellation of the previous auction on eBay.

Here's your chance to be an extra in the 2nd X-Files movie!

Click here to bid.

Auction Ends: January 30, 2008 (Wednesday)

Serious bidders only. Please do not bid irresponsibly. Pay full attention to the auction every step of the way. If you ask to retract your bid in the last 12 hours of the auction, your request will NOT be granted and you will be held fully liable for the amount you bid.

Proceeds from this fund-raiser will benefit NF, Inc. Donations to NF, Inc. are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Winning bidder should consult with a tax professional to determine how much of the contribution will be tax deductible.

Check out this Interview with Reggie Bibbs on his life with neurofibromatosis. And visit his web site called Just Ask!.

Chris Carter Talks about XF2
Posted at 7:18 AM (PST) on Thursday, January 17, 2008

Carter Talks X-Files
Series creator on movie sequel
by Orlando Parfitt

UK, January 17, 2008 - Chris Carter has given his first interview about the upcoming X-Files movie sequel, with the show's creator confirming previous rumours that the new film would have a standalone plot separate from the long-running 'mythology' plotline.

He told USA Today: "We spent a lot of time on [the mythology] and wrapped up a lot of threads [when the show went off the air in 2002]. We want a stand-alone movie, not a mythology conspiracy one."

Carter, who is also on directing duties, says he hopes the new movie will introduce the show's eponymous stars - maverick FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) - to a new generation. "There's a whole audience I want to introduce The X-Files to," he explained. "There were kids who couldn't watch it on TV because it was too scary. Now they're in college. I wanted a movie that everyone could go to."

So expect a plot resembling one of the show's "monster of the week" standalone episodes - which often featured ghosts, mutants and other supernatural phenomenon.

Another aspect of the project Carter seems keen to emphasise is the relationship between the show's two leads. He said: "For me, The X-Files has always been a romance. They had an intellectual romance that's very rare and restrained compared to so many relationships on TV. I think that's what appealed most to the fans. And they're back."

The as-yet-unnamed X-Files sequel is currently set to be released in the U.S. on July 25 and August 1 in the U.K.

Click here to read the USA Today article.

There are four high res photos of Mulder and Scully at

The Danger Global Warming Project
Posted at 12:14 PM (PST) on Wednesday, January 16, 2008

The Danger Global Warming Project is a multimedia creative initiative designed to raise awareness of climate change with original images, sound and video material.

The project features public images of potential threats to global environmental stasis, focusing on sources of carbon emission and other pollutants that are directly contributing to worldwide climate change. It is supported by people that want to use their creative energy to raise awareness of climate change, including artists, film makers, designers, photographers, musicians, writers, actors and more.

Warning Shot by Gillian Anderson

Danger Global Warming is also on

New Auction: Be an Extra in the XF2 Movie
Posted at 4:40 PM (PST) on Friday, January 11, 2008

How would you like to be an extra in the XF2 movie currently filming in Vancouver, Canada?

You won't have any lines (which means you won't be able to qualify for an Oscar) but you can't deny this is the chance of a lifetime -- a story to be retold countless times and passed on to future generations!

You will be well fed, get to hang out with cool people all day long, perhaps meet various cast members*, and possibly end up with a little screen time in the final cut of the film!

Dates available: February 29 or March 1, 2008

Value: Priceless

*Although Gillian and David are likely to be on set, this offer does not include a guarantee of meeting either of them.

Winner and accompanying guest (who may also be an extra in the movie) must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Transportation, incidentals and lodging will NOT be provided. Travel to and from the production location will be the winner's sole responsibility.

While on set, guests must fully follow and comply with FOX's rules and regulations at all times.

A security check will be required. Guests must also sign a confidentiality agreement.

Proceeds from this fund-raiser will benefit NF, Inc. Payment is to be made through the organization's 'Make a Donation' page.

Donations to NF, Inc. are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law. Winning bidder should consult with a tax professional to determine how much of the contribution will be tax deductible.

The eBay auction will start on January 17 (Thursday) at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

Reminder: The Complete Jane Austen on PBS
Posted at 1:23 PM (PST) on Monday, January 7, 2008

Gillian Anderson will make her debut as the host of Masterpiece Classic on The Complete Jane Austen, the highly anticipated showcase of all six of Austen's novels, premiering Sunday, January 13, 2008 on PBS.

The Complete Jane Austen features all new productions of Persuasion, Northanger Abbey, Mansfield Park, and Sense and Sensibility.

The lineup also includes the acclaimed Emma staring Kate Beckinsale, and the Emmy Award-winning Pride and Prejudice that made Colin Firth a leading man. Four of the titles -- Emma, Northanger Abbey, Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility -- were adapted by celebrated screenwriter Andrew Davies (Bleak House).

January 13, 2008

Northanger Abbey
January 20, 2008

Mansfield Park
January 27, 2008

Miss Austen Regrets
February 3, 2008

Pride and Prejudice
February 10, 17, 24, 2008

March 23, 2008

Sense and Sensibility
March 30 April 6, 2008

Book Recommendations
Posted at 12:41 PM (PST) on Sunday, January 6, 2008

Three books I read over Christmas and enjoyed:

"The Magician's Assistant" by Ann Patchett - Very enjoyable and satisfying read.

"The Late Hector Kipling" by David Thewlis - Shockingly hysterical.

"Mountains of the Mind" by Robert MacFarlane - About the history of mountain climbing. Fascinating.


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