by Susana Polo | 5:03 pm, May 20th, 2013
Because teenagerdom is a mess, but some people handle it better than others.
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by Rebecca Pahle | 3:30 pm, November 28th, 2012
I love scarves. I love geekery. I really love, therefore, geek-themed scarves, but unfortunately there aren’t too many out there available for purchase (barring, of course, the obvious exception). That’s why these geek scarves, made by Veronica Bailey (StoriedThreads on Etsy) make my cold weather-loving, sci-fi/fantasy-obsessed heart go pitter-patter. She also makes sew-on patches, and while I personally have never been really into those (I buy them but then never get around to putting them on anything), some of them are too cool not to share.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 10:15 am, November 14th, 2012
by Susana Polo | 11:54 am, August 28th, 2012
Sometimes, when people drop hints about a movie adaptation being in the works, I snort derisively. But sometimes, when I might otherwise snort, I instead honestly feel bad for any fans reading the statement, and feel like the people involved should really keep it to themselves until they have concrete information.
I know, I know, a good part of getting movies made is showing that there’s an interest in them, and it’s hard to do that if you don’t tell anybody about them, but… I’m sorry. I just can’t see another X-Files movie getting made until years from now when somebody decides it’s time for a full reboot of the concept.READ MORE
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 1:16 pm, August 16th, 2012
In retrospect, isn’t it a little odd that it took Dana Scully a full seven seasons of The X-Files to become a believer? Especially considering how many times she felt compelled to utter “OMG” in the face of unexplainable. Seriously Scully, none of these moments made you question your belief system?
Here’s a supercut of Gillian Anderson being taken by surprise for all of you X-Philes out there, moments that, as we know, inevitably transformed into a cool, collected skepticism. Well, looks like its time for me to marathon The X-Files again.
by Jamie Frevele | 5:29 pm, April 8th, 2012
by The Mary Sue Staff | 12:30 pm, March 21st, 2012
Last month, we did a list of ten female heroes who don’t wear costumes and don’t have super powers… even though most of the people around them (or the people or things they’re fighting) have one or the other. You guys seemed to really like it, which was nice, I mean that’s what we always strive for; but you also had a lot of good ideas to add to the list.
So, naturally, we decided we had to do another one.READ MORE
by Jamie Frevele | 2:28 pm, March 3rd, 2012
At the surprisingly tiny height of 5’2″, Gillian Anderson was a full 10 inches shorter than her X-Files co-star David Duchovny. So, how did the crew save Anderson from having to jump up and down so she wasn’t having some important, expository conversation with Duchovny’s nipples? The answer is an apple box, a common tool used for a lot of television and film actors whose height doesn’t really jibe with other actors in a scene. Generally, they are 8″x20″x12″, but since the height disparity between the X-Files stars was exceptionally great, Anderson’s slightly higher “Scully Box” was measured at about “an apple and a half.” The actress actually referred to it as the “Gilly Box,” and sometimes she would forget she was on it — and then fall off the box during a serious scene.
You’re thinking about how much you miss The X-Files now, aren’t you? So are we. We are not alone.
(via Mental Floss)
by Jamie Frevele | 1:59 pm, September 30th, 2011
Chris Carter, creator of The X-Files (and Millennium), might have a return to television on his hands — with a female protagonist in the leading role, no less. No doubt realizing that there is a growing appreciation for female geek icons like his own Dana Scully, Carter is currently developing a new show called Unique, a supernatural “mystery police thriller.” If the show is picked up for series, Carter is expected to write and executive produce. We really haven’t seen his work since the 2008 release of The X-Files: I Want to Believe. And that didn’t go well. But maybe now is the time for a glorious return and a whole new franchise. (Um, yes please!)READ MORE