X-Files trumps all other news for 2016 TV / FILM offerings
by WALT FRASIER December 10, 2016
Every time I go online I see an article about X-Files or a generic 2016 TV preview guide with X-Files as the lead feature.
2016 is going to be a big year for both TV and FILM.
There is a lot of hype about Batman V Superman going head to head with Captain America: Civil War, and more comic book movies including Suicide Squad, Deadpool, X-Men Apocalypse, Gambit, Dr. Strange…. am I missing any? Of course there are another half dozen major remakes and sequels for traditional block buster fare – Jungle Book, Kung Fu Panda, Fast & Furious 57… This past month has been all about STAR WARS FORCE AWAKENS.
DC is adding yet another comic book TV Show, Legends of Tomorrow, to add to Supergirl, Arrow, Flash, Gotham…. am I missing any? (Teen Titans Blackbirds on TNT seems to be in limbo)
MARVEL of course is killing it on NETFLIX with Luke Cage and Iron Fist joining Dare Devil and Jessica Jones in 2016 with their own show.
But every article I can find talking about what to expect on TV in 2016 seems to be focused first on X-Files. Even those stories that mention a dozen or more projects – almost in passing – realize the importance of OUR SHOW, using the those photos and previews as the lead teaser art for their blog posts.
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The online buzz around these six episodes coming January and February 2016 is fierce among fans and twitter, tumble, vine, Instagram and other social media platforms – is Facebook the new MySpace yet?
Writers and publishers see this and capitalize to get readers to their sites. Much the same way online discussions by fans are the entire reason the demand for Season Ten exists.
Even though their is an X-Files comic, this show it not like DC/Marvel properties with fans looking for a new and better version of Superman, Dead Pool or Dare Devil. These fans are here for THE Mulder and Scully – OUR Mulder and Scully. And our Skinner…
The online fandom has taken ownership of the property in many ways. The fans are the driving force, more so than the dollar signs that drive so many other sequels and reboots. X-FILES Season Ten does not exist because producers are out of ideas to make easy money from sequels and merchandising. 2016 is happening because of Economic 101 Supply/Demand.
Perhaps the $$$ is what allowed the final green light by FOX and investors, but we demanded more from Chris Carter. We have obligated the X-FILES family to deliver. So they are delivering. Six hours on TV is better than two at the theater.
And as a result, the whole media and advertising world wants their share. X-Files is everywhere and you / us – THE FANS – have brought about a future worth fighting for!
Of course the next summer’s rewatch will take a week longer to complete. #thexfiles207days ?