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Posted at 7:05 AM (PDT) on Saturday, April 19, 2008

Chris Carter Jumps the Gun on New X-Files Comic

By Peter Gutiérrez
Firefox News

It just kind of slipped out. While series creator Chris Carter was answering a question last night (NY Comic-Con) about other incarnations the franchise might take, he "spoiled" an official announcement (supposedly due today) that DC/Wildstorm is launching a new title in conjunction with the release of I Want to Believe.

What else did Carter and collaborator Frank Spotnitz say about the new film and the future of The X-Files in general? Well, keep reading for some of the best nuggets and one-liners the duo delivered to their chomping-at-the-bit fans.

By the way, that last part is no exaggeration. The way that the capacity crowd at New York Comic Con went ga-ga over the screening of the trailer for The X-Files: I Want To Believe, one would have thought that it was its premiere. And that tone of wild enthusiasm continued through the spirited Q&A that followed. Here are some of the highlights.

Q: Why so mysterious guys?

Chris: "I think everyone wants to be surprised on July 25." (Carter went on to reference the number of "spoiler sites" on the Web as a reason for his vigilance.)

Q: How has the contemporary political climate had an effect on The X-Files?

Frank: It "certainly affected the end of the show." And the movie "feels like it takes place right now" (implying that it also reflects its time politically).

Chris: Regarding Watergate, which Carter vividly recalls from his high school days, he said, "We live in a time when there are similar things to be worried about."

Q: What do you want the millions of X-Files fans to take away from this film?

Frank: "Hope."

Chris: "The trash from under your seat."

Q: What was the biggest challenge and biggest reward of making this new movie?

Frank: Snow during the shoot and fan reaction, respectively.

Chris: "Ditto."

Q: What is your favorite moment from the series and one that best typifies Mulder's and Scully's relationship?

Chris: Favorite episode, "The Post-Modern Prometheus" from season five. Moment that best sums up the protagonists' relationship -- when, re Scully driving, Mulder says, "I was just never sure your little feet could reach the pedals."

Q: Will we ever know who the father of Scully's baby is?

Chris: "It's Mulder."

And a few last tidbits...

Frank: "The theme of The X-Files is not about 'aliens.' It's about other people" and our relationships with them.

Chris: The "Blu-ray will be very cool" although it's hard to say what extra footage will be included on home releases since the filmmakers are "still editing the film."