What If Everything You Know About The X-Files is Wrong?

So Fox put out a new trailer for the upcoming revival of The X-Files (which arrives this January). You can watch the trailer below, but in it Mulder utters the line “What if our work, the X-Files, everything we’ve been led to believe in is a lie.”

And it has me scared.

Not because I have some sort of emotional investment in pre-existing show’s mythology, but because it makes me suspect something about the new episodes. I think they’re going to arbitrarily throw out a large chunk of the mythology as a cheat. Rather than put in the work and make things work within the established continuity, the new season may retcon away a lot of great stuff in the effort to make life easier for the writers.

It’s a disappointing thought, and hopefully I’m wrong.

Trae Dorn

Trae Dorn has been staffing conventions for over twenty years, and is a co-founder of Wisconsin’s longest running Anime convention No Brand Con. Trae also writes and draws the webcomics UnCONventional and The Chronicles of Crosarth, which leads many to ask when the hell they have time to actually do anything anymore. Trae says they have the time because they “do it all quite poorly.”