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December 2000

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Added Friday, December 29, 2000
The Others
The Others, the TV series produced by ex-X-Filers Glen Morgan and James Wong, made it's Australian debut a couple of weeks back on channel 9 and is currently being screened on Tuesday and Thursday nights each week around 11:30pm. Caught up with both episodes this week and they were reasonable but nothing to rave over. The show will probably be of most interest to Morgan/Wong fans. One of the series stars is John Billingsley who appeared in Three Of A Kind.

Guest stars on various episodes of The Others include Jenny Gago (SR819), Kristen Cloke (The Field Where I Died and Millennium), Tucker Smallwood (Home), Darin Morgan (Small Potatoes and The Host) and Michael Ensign (Biogenesis and The Sixth Extinction).

There is an Official Site if you want more details.

Wednesday, December 27, 2000
Tonight's Episode
Tonight's episode of The Essential X-Files is Bad Blood . Next week's episode will be Triangle .

Monday, December 25, 2000
xmas Merry Christmas to all the X-Files fans out there.

Added Sunday, December 24, 2000
The December/January issue of the always brilliant (but expensive, unfortunately) US magazine Movieline is now available in some Australian newsagencies and it has a page on Robert Patrick and an article on Tea Leoni where she talks about her films and David Duchovny amongst other things. She reveals the reason why she was not much help to David when he appeared on Celebrity Who Wants to Be a Millionaire was that she forgot the question that was asked however she did know the answer!
ThanX Lucy.

Added Thursday, December 21, 2000
Season 2 on DVD
After waiting so long for season 1 on DVD, season 2 of The X-Files will be released in Australia on February 7, 2001 at a rrp of $179. Check out ezydvd.com.au for more information.

Added late Wednesday, December 20, 2000
Next week's Episode
Next week is a repeat of an episode in just about everybody's top five -- Bad Blood .

Added early Wednesday, December 20, 2000
Sorry about the lack of updates but I've been away for a few days.

Tonight's Episode
How The Ghosts Stole Christmas is tonight's episode of "The Essential X-Files" on channel 10.

Vertical News
There is a half page review of Vertical Limit in the December/January issue of Filmink magazine which is free at Hoyts cinemas in Brisbane, probaby nationwide. Otherwise you'll have to buy it from your local newsagency. There is also a review in last week's Drum Media # 526 (free street paper in Sydney) and a massive 3 page story in last weekend's Sunday Telegraph.

The movie will also be reviewed on The Movie Show on SBS tonight.

Family Man
There is a photo of David Duchovny in a kilt in Who Weekly and a photo of Tea Leoni at the premiere of her movie Family Man in NW magazine. According to the Hoyts website Family Man will be released on January 25 here. There was also a large photo of Tea Leoni and David Duchovny in the Sunday Telegraph on the wekend with a small story about Family Man. Tea Leoni apparently gave the film's director a huge pile of pornography as a present because of his attitude towards women. Make of that what you will.

Bookworld in Brisbane has copies of the hardback X-Files Book of the Unexplained on sale for $7.95, quite a drop from its original price of $39.95. Another book The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction has a page on X Files and is on sale at Bookworld for $9.95. This too has been reduced from the original price of $24.95. There are plenty of these discount book places around, apart from Brisbane, so you'll just have to hunt around to find some real bargains.

Most of the above from Lucy. ThanX.

Foxtel/Austar will be holding an X-Files marathon on January 1. ThanX Luke~Touchstone on ausxfnews.

Added Friday, December 15, 2000
X-Files Box
The highly collectible Australian-only video release known as The X-Files Collectors Cube (aka Tooms Box) released back in 1996 is now available for the bargain price of just $18.95 from Angus and Robertson Pitt Street store in Sydney.
ThanX Medellia on ausxfnews.

I was in Sydney today and discovered that the Box set seems to be widely available and saw it at two other stores so just check your nearest Angus and Robertson bookstore. They're also selling the David Duchovny video Playing God for $9.95.

You can see a pic of The Cube at The X-Files Merchandise site or find more details on Paper Clip.
Hey, I promise to update that site one day : - )

Harsh Realm
The Harsh Realm episode Camera Obscuram screens tonight on channel 7 at 12:10am.

A new Australian-only X-Files episode review newsgroup has been started by Luke~Touchstone and you can join at in-between-seasons-review@egroups.com.

Added Tuesday, December 12, 2000
Media Roundup
The latest TV Hits magazines has a small pic of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson with the following:
At the end of season one, Mulder and Scully were about to be lost in the X-tinct Files... until some X-tremely dedicated fans stepped in.
Also the new Australian edition of Empire magazine has a half page review of Vertical Limit and gives it a 4 star rating. Sunday's Adelaide Sunday Mail TV Plus liftout magazine had a half page article with a photo of DD & GA and explains that Channel 10 has searched the most popular X-Files websites to come up with the all-time most popular episodes as voted by internet users worldwide. It has a short review of tomorrow's Paper Hearts and mentions that upcoming episodes will be How the Ghosts Stole Christmas and Bad Blood. So that explains that!
ThanX again to Lucy.

Gillian's Joke
From a feature on "Celebrity Chuckles" in this week's UK TV Times:
Gillian Anderson's favorite joke

Two nuns are asked to paint a room in the convent and ordered not to spill paint on their habits. So they decide to lock the door and strip off their habits. Then there's a knock at the door.

"Who is it?" says one of the nuns.

"Blind man," a voice replies.

The two nuns decide that no harm can come from letting a blind man into the room so they unlock the door.

"Nice bods, sisters," he says. "Where do you want these blinds?"
From The Official Gillian Anderson Web Site

Added Monday, December 11, 2000
The Truth
TV Week's version of the truth is revealed in this week's 2-page story title The Truth Is Right Here. There's a 1/2 page interview with each of Chris Carter, David Duchovny, Robert Patrick and Gillian Anderson plus 5 pics. In their Hot Plots page, next week's "essential" episode How The Ghosts Stole Christmas is mentioned with a little Duchovny/Anderson pic. There's also an ad for the Season 1 DVD release and Big W is selling it for $154. New Weekly has a review of Nic Lea's Vertical Limit and gives it a B. The movie was also reviewed by Angela Bishop on tonight's channel 10 news.

Sunday, December 10, 2000
Site Update
No news, just tidied up the main page.

Added Saturday, December 9, 2000
Celebrity 1000
For those into that sort of thing, Celebrity 1000 is currently holding a series of celebrity polls. You can vote for The X-Files as best series (along with Millennium). XF is currently second behind Friends. Gillian Anderson is up for Best Actress and Sexiest Female, while David Duchovny is in the Best Actor and Sexiest Male race.

Added Friday, December 8, 2000
The Night Before Christmas
Gillian Anderson reads a part of "The Night Before Christmas" on The Ultimate Auction that screens on Fox8 on Sunday December 10 at 8:30pm.

The only handwritten copy of 19th century American poet Clement Moore's The Night Before Christmas currently in private hands, is being acutioned.

Added Wednesday, December 6, 2000
XF Schedule
Tonight's episode of channel 10's "The Essential X-Files Reopened" series will be Syzygy. Next week's episode is Paper Hearts.

Added Tuesday, December 5, 2000
XF Magazine News
In the latest TV Week there is a photo of Robert Patrick and Gillian Anderson on the second last page in the Next Week section, signifying that there will be an article, TheTruth Is Still Out There, in next week's edition. There is a photo of Gillian Anderson in New Weekly in the same orange dress that was in TV Week some time ago. The magazine labelled it amongst the worst fashions and one of the comments was that it looked like a maternity dress.

XF Video News
Check out your nearest Crazy Prices discount store. Some are selling ex-rental copies of Playing By Heart and The Mighty for $10.
Above news courtesy of Lucy.

Gillian Anderson will be appearing on a repeat of The Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday, December 7 (US time). That means the show should air the following night (December 8) in Australia. This is a repeat of her May 15, 2000 appearance.

Added Friday, December 1, 2000
Final Destintion Competition
To win a copy of the Final Destination video go to Village.com. It's one of those 25 words or less competitions.

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