In honor of the X-Files revival, Fox Television had a pretty cool promotion running to honor a show whose pop culture impact has lasted nearly 22 years, “201 Days of the X-Files.”
The promotion was done through social media and required fans to watch one episode a day, in order, until the series revival premier on January 24th. The Official X-Files Instagram and Twitter posted screen grabs with the season name and episode number for the day.
While Fox was busy promoting the revival with posters, and teasers, some pretty neat fan art arose from the original “201 Days” promotion. Here is one of my favorites, provided by @201xfdoodles, where a fan drew a “doddle” of each episode.
Even Agents Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) had some fun engaging with fans and answering questions during certain episodes.
Being a long time fan of The X-files, I decided to play along and re-watch the series. I will admit, it was hard to watch one each day, but it was even more challenging to only watch ONE, when I knew the next one was such an iconic/important episode in the X-Files mythology.
While watching the series, I began to notice a pattern between Mulder and Scully’s relationship. While most fans would say that season 7 is when they officially “got together,” I have a theory that the agents have actually been together (in one form or another) since the very first episode (after all, for those that remember the pilot, Scully did strip into her underwear to have Mulder examine her “marks).”
I am proud to announce that HorrorFuel will provide you with an in depth review of every monumental episode and every important moment between Mulder and Scully, in order from beginning to end. This will be a great read for fans to recap every episode if they were not able to re-watch the series in time for the premiere, or it is a great starter guide for newcomers who are interested in the show.
Starting Saturday January 9th, HorrorFuel will post the first 3 seasons recap, followed the following Saturday by seasons 4 – 6, and finally Saturday January 23rd, will cover seasons 7 – 9 as well as the recent film, all just in time for the revival which returns Sunday January 24th, 2016 at 10 p.m. on Fox.
In the meantime, check out some X-Files news you may have missed: