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Duchovny and Anderson say they want more 'X-Files'

By Alicia Rancilio

Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 05:02 a.m. HST, Oct 14, 2013

NEW YORK » After 20 years, it's possible for the details of a relationship to get fuzzy.

Just ask David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, who first premiered their roles as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully on "The X-Files" two decades ago. The series aired nine seasons and resulted in two feature films.

While the two were unsure where they left their relationship in the show and films, the 53-year-old Duchovny and 45-year-old Anderson both said they're open to making a third "X-Files" movie.

The actors got together Saturday to mark the 20th Anniversary of the series' premiere. They participated in a panel discussion for fans at The Paley Center for Media in New York.

When asked where their characters left off, the two weren't completely clear on the specifics.

"Well they (Mulder and Scully) were married the last movie," Duchovny said, referring to 2008's "The X-Files: I Want to Believe."

"Were we actually married?" Anderson asked.

"I believe so. That was my impression," he responded.

Their characters did become romantically involved in the TV series and were a couple during the 2008 movie. However, it was not clear whether they were married.

The both are clear, however, about their interest in another "X-Files" film.

"All the principals are on board," including "X-Files" creator Chris Carter, Duchovny said. "Gillian and I want to do it, so it's really up to Twentieth Century Fox at this point."

Anderson said if fans want another film they should let their voices be heard.

"If it takes fan encouragement to get Fox interested in that then I guess that's what it would be."

An email message sent to Twentieth Century Fox seeking comment on Saturday was not immediately returned.

For an indefinite future, Duchovny and Anderson spent a lot of time over the weekend promoting the franchise. They appeared at Comic-Con in New York and also took part in a "ask me anything" session on the website Reddit.

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Hapa_Haole_Boy wrote:
One of if not THE best TV series of all time. To date is a guiding example of how to use camerawork and cinematography along with lighting and music to set tone. The series was so good it even looked (and still looks) better than many movies. Production value was so crazy-awesome high. And that's to say nothing of the incredible story lines and prime acting. Understated performances by Duchovny really sold the character of Mulder, while Scully's character was likewise excellent, superbly balanced between a healthy skeptic and just enough feminine charm. Each episode entertained, made you think, got you going, was the best of what you want in a TV show (or movie for that matter). Throughout its entire run, I can recall just a very few episodes that were downright stinkers (Teso Dos Bichos, a few latter season ones when Duchovny stepped away), and all the rest were anything from pretty good to downright awesome. Lost is the only series since then to come close to the same level, imho (though still not the same level). That all being said, it would do the entire franchise deserved justice to bring out another film, b/c as up as I am on the X-Files, the last film was frankly pretty bad. It ran like a stand-alone episode and yet was pretty weak plot-wise, wasn't very compelling, and is completely undeserved as being the final chapter (if it is) for such a venerable franchise. Of course I would be so up on a reboot of the TV series, if for no other reason (from Fox's perspective) but that it would definitely be successful.
on October 14,2013 | 12:23PM
HHB-you are so right! Good series and movies. Bring it on!
on October 14,2013 | 06:02PM
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