Chris Carter, the creator of “The X-Files”, has been speaking publicly about his plans for the future of the show after season eleven, and unfortunately, it’s all really, really bad news.
Carter doesn’t see it this way, of course. He’s very optimistic about the future of “The X-Files” and where the show’s going to go next. He’s convinced that there’s plenty more to do with (most of) the characters, and he’s working on some ideas that he’s very proud of.
There’s just one problem. As Gillian Anderson has already announced that she will not be returning for any more “X-Files” episodes, it means that anything we get from Carter will only have half of the show’s major duo on board.
We’ll be getting the adventures of Mulder and Scully, without Scully.
“I think that certainly The X-Files has more life in it, there are more stories to tell, with Gillian or without. I’m sorry to see her go, I’ve never actually considered doing this show without her, so is this the end? It’s the end of something, I don’t know if it’s the beginning of something new. But certainly we will have to all put our heads together and figure out where to go from here.
“I always thought of David the way I thought about the child William [Mulder and Scully’s child], as an absent centre. Even when he wasn’t there, he was the centre of everyone’s concern, and the stories revolved around him. I think that’s an interesting problem for storytellers and I think that if The X-Files is to go forward then Scully would be a similar absent centre.”
So apparently, season twelve of “The X-Files” will primarily center around all the remaining characters sitting around constantly talking about how much they miss Gillian Anderson Scully.
It’s hard not to think of a “Simpsons” meme at this point.
It’s utterly astounding that Chris Carter would even entertain the idea of making a new season of “The X-Files” without Gillian Anderson.
This is particularly dumbfounding considering that Carter already made an entire season of “The X-Files” in which Scully was an “absent center”, and it is widely considered to be the worst thing that ever happened to the show.
I’ve ranted angrily before about how terrible it was when original recipe X-Files focused for an entire half a season on Mulder trying to locate a kidnapped Scully. Apparently, Carter has either forgotten the lessons learned from this stupid period in the show’s history, or he’s inexplicably decided to use this disaster as a template for future seasons of the show.
Nobody wants to watch “The X-Files” without Gillian Anderson. If Chris Carter actually goes through with his diabolical plan to make a twelfth season of the show, you absolutely should not watch it.
The only mystery that needs to be solved going forward is why Chris Carter is so obsessed with keeping this show alive.