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August 2001

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Added Thursday, August 30, 2001
The Lone Gunmen
Don't forget the short-lived X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen, makes it's Australian debut tonight at 10:30pm.

Today's Courier-Mail has a story on The Lone Gunmen and there is also a smaller article in The Gold Coast Bulletin.

This week's Brisbane News which came out yesterday also has the following short article:
It's the spin-off The X-Files was bound to have. But, as is often the way in Australia, it's often on a different network from the mother show. The Lone Gunmen (Seven, Thursday 30 August, 10.30pm) features conspiracy theorists Frohike,Langly and Byers, the magazine publishers who double (triple?) as Mulder's sources on The X-Files. They get their chance to do some investigating of their own when Byers' father is found dead and a secret government agency is implicated. To add some spice to the series , they also have to contend with a character called Yves Adelharlow, described as a "Lara Croft-esque cat burglar and professional rival". Sounds like something strictly for the fans - if they are still out there.
There are also articles on Jurassic Park 3 (Tea Leoni) in The Gold Coast Bulletin and Courier Mail today.

In overseas magazines, the UK X-Files Magazine no 58 (July) has now arrived at local newsagencies.
ThanX Lucy.

Added Tuesday, August 28, 2001
Existence will be released on DVD and VHS on November 14, 2001.
ThanX Lyle.

Tea Leoni
In this week's NW there is a 2 page Tea Leoni article ... including a pic of David Duchovny and Tea Leoni at the Jurassic Park III premiere with those blue shades!

David at the Beach
The wonderful Lucy also told me about the NW article plus the following.

There is a promotional flyer of Spy Kids available now from Hoyts cinemas. New Idea has 5 photos of David Duchovny at the beach plus one of Tea Leoni with daughter Madelaine West. The Brisbane Sunday Mail TV Scene had a photo of The Lone Gunmen along with a brief summary of the first episodes. Who Weekly also has a photo of The Lone Gunmen with a brief summary of the first episode. The August 28 issue of the UK Magazine Hello which will arrive at newsagents later this week contains a couple of photos of David Duchovny and Tea Leoni.

I forgot to mention in my Sunday update below that The Sun-Herald also contained a scathing review of The Lone Gunmen, giving the pilot episode just one star.

Added Sunday, August 26, 2001
The following short article appeared in the August 8 issue of the free newspaper Queensland Pride accompanied by a photo of Annabeth Gish:
Producers of the popular TV sci-fi drama The X-Files have confirmed a new character, Agent Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish), was very close to having been written as a lesbian. In a cliffhanger finale to the last series, which screened in the US in May, Reyes gushed to Agent Scully (Gillian Anderson), that she looked "amazingly beautiful" whilst Scully struggled to give birth. The comment sparked a lot of buzz among fans that producers John Shiban, Chris Carter, and Frank Spotnitz seriously considered exploring lesbianism as an option for the new character. "I can see where they got the idea [the character was gay]," Shiban told the US TV Week, "but we ultimately decided that it's the kind of baggage that we didn't want to deal with.... we had other ideas that we were more excited about."

Gish feels the whole thing was "harmless," since, "most women look beautiful when they're giving birth, and it was a very authentic birth experience." However Shiban would not rule out the possibility a queer character may pop up on the long-running series. "On The X-Files, anything can happen, so I don't want to discount anything. Life is complicated."
Evolution Posters
The poster of Evolution can be bought at various Hoyts cinemas and if you live in Queensland some Birch, Carroll and Coyle Cinemas for $5. A smaller version of the poster is also available at Hoyts for $3.
ThanX Lucy.

Spy Kids
You can win tickets to the US smash hit Spy Kids, featuring Robert Patrick, in today's Sun-Herald. The school holiday scheduled movie opens on September 20.

Added Friday, August 24, 2001
The Lone Gunmen and other news
ThanX Lucy for some of the above news.

Added Wednesday, August 22, 2001
Chris Carter Chat
From The X-Files Official Site:
Chris Carter online chat - Thursday, August 23 at 7 PM EST (US time)

You got issues with a ninth season? The wonders of the internet let you speak to the man behind the plan.

Even though shooting just began on Season 9, we figured you would have a lot of questions that needed to be answered NOW! So we convinced Creator and Executive Producer Chris Carter to face the fans online in a summer chat. Come bearing questions, as Chris answers them -- live on Thursday, August 23 at 7 PM EST (4 PM PST) (US times). He may not reveal plot twists, but you can bet he'll talk about the latest casting decisions, the baby and how they plan to write a Mulder-less Season 9.
ThanX Jennifer.

Added later Monday, August 20, 2001
The Lone Gunmen
According to the latest TV Week, out today, The Lone Gunmen series will commence on Channel 7 on Thursday, August 30 at 10.30 pm. There is a 2 page article on new X-Files recruit Lucy Lawless in this week's Woman's Day while New Idea has a 2 page article on Tea Leoni.
ThanX Lucy.

Added Monday, August 20, 2001
Aus News Update
ThanX Lucy for most of the above news.

Added Sunday, August 19, 2001
Site Update
There was a minor update of a few pages, including the Main Page.

Added Friday, August 17, 2001
Robert Patrick can be seen this Sunday on channel 7 at 8:30pm in the excellent movie Copland. RP turns in a great performance.

There's a brief bit, including pic, on Lucy Lawless joining the cast of The X-Files in this week's TV Week.

Collectors Box Sets
According to the Vidz of Oz website, VHS Collectors Box Sets of The X-Files for seasons 1 and 2 will be released on September 5. Each box set contains 5 videos.

Added Tuesday, August 14, 2001
The August edition of free movie magazine Filmink has a small article on David Duchovny.
ThanX Donna on ausxfnews.

Added Monday, August 13, 2001
Evolution and Video News
If the Sun-Herald is anything to go by, David Duchovny's Evolution is one of the worst movies ever. How else can they explain that yesterday Evolution was their thumbs down movie for an amazing 4 weeks in a row?

While on the subject of Evolution, Matthew on ausxfnews advises that the Civic website has the movie scheduled for a December video release. The House Of Mirth, starring Gillian Anderson, is scheduled to be released in February 2002.

Meanwhile, DX_GiRL is in the process of creating an Evolution website, including her photos taken at the David Duchovny Sydney premiere.

Added Friday, August 10, 2001
Another New Character
It looks like the producers are going for an ensemble cast on The X-Files for season 9 with news that Cary Elwes has been signed up to play another recurring character, AD Brad Follmer, ex-boyfriend of Monica Reyes.

Added Wednesday, August 8, 2001
Weekly Aus-News Update
ThanX Lucy.

Added Friday, August 3, 2001
Weekly Aus-News Update
ThanX to Lucy for all the above news, except where indicated.

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