One of the greatest fan-interactive television series of all time ran from September of 1993 through May of 2002. Nine seasons, 202 episodes and two theatrical releases, but what made the show a phenomenon in the 1990s was the conventions and fan-gatherings that it spawned.
The series in question is Chris Carter’s X-Files. He would attend and host these gatherings and make himself available to the fans. Mitch Pileggi was a regular as well, as were Brad Dourif (who played Luther Lee Boggs) and Peter Boyle (who played Clyde Bruckman). These were events that made the series more than just a television show.
When the series ended and the two films ran their course, the fans simply would not go away. They wanted more and finally David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson — Mulder and Scully — gladly relented for a six-episode reprise, The X-Files: The Event Series, which began airing in January of this year. Mitch Pileggi and William B. Davis were onboard as well.
20th Century-Fox Home Entertainment announced this past week that Blu-ray and DVD editions of The X-Files: The Event Series will be available on June 14.
As to bonus goodies, three of the episodes feature commentary options. These are: X-Files episodes and who was the writer of this episode); “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster” (episode three), features Duchovny and Anderson, who are joined by actor Kumail Nanjiani and writer/director Darin Morgan (another X-Files alum); and “My Struggle II” (the sixth episode), reprising Chris Carter, who is joined by Gabe Rotter (author and former writing assistant to Chris Carter during the production of the original series).“Founder’s Mutation” (episode two), which teams Chris Carter with James Wong (producer and writer of many of the original
There will be a gag reel, a behind-the-scenes featurette, the featurette titled “The Makings of a Struggle” and former X-Files script coordinator Karen Nielsen’s short film, “Grace.”