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May 2001

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Added Thursday, May 31, 2001
Head Over Heels
Head Over Heels debuted in Australian cinemas today. Brendan Beiser (Agent Pendrell) has a small role.

Tonight's episode of The X-Files on channel 10 is titled "Empedocles".

Added Wednesday, May 30, 2001
David Duchovny
Clare just announced to ausxfnews that she got herself into a press conference with David Duchovny on Thursday June 14!!! How amazing is that? Clare is looking for questions so if you've got anything insightful to ask send her an e-mail.

In the latest Instyle magazine (Nicole Kidman cover) there is a full page black and white picture of Gillian Anderson and daughter Piper together, in the portfolio section about Hollywood mums. On the back of that very page, Tèa Leoni and Madelaine West Duchovny are pictured, also full page.
ThanX D S Cully on ausxfnews.

What The?
There's a story in this week's NW on Big Brother, comparing the contestants to celebrities. They compare Gordon to David Duchovny. Huh?

Added Monday, May 28, 2001
TV Week Competition
Today's TV Week has a competition where the prize is a trip for 2 to Sydney to attend the Evolution premiere and to meet David Duchovny for 5 interstate fans and a friend (1 each from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth). You have to say in 25 words or less why you would like to meet David and entries close June 8.
ThanX Lucy.

Old News
There was a brief snippet in yesterday's Sun-Herald about David Duchovny and Tèa Leoni expecting their second child later this year.

Added Sunday, May 27, 2001
david duchovny on the tonight show with jay leno, may 2001Roadrunners
For Aussies without Pay TV, you can download David Duchovny's appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno from the Roadrunners website.
ThanX Lucy.

According to D S Cully on ausxfnews, channel 10 is running an Evolution competition with a chance to meet David Duchovny and to win 5 double passes. Watch Empedocles, this week's episode of The X-Files for more details.

Trailers for Evolution are now showing at local cinemas. ThanX Gem on ausxfnews.

The Springfield Files
The Springfield Files, the Simpsons episode with Mulder and Scully screens on channel 10 on Tuesday May 29 at 6pm.
ThanX Maria on ausxfnews.

Site Update
I've added Miracle Man and Shapes to my Season 1 episode guide and added extra information to The Pine Bluff Variant on my Season 5 episode guide.

Written Saturday, May 26, 2001 but added Sunday, May 27, 2001
Reasons to be Cheerful
David Duchovny's appearance on Late Night with Conan O'Brien (refer below) will not be until June 7 in the US. Meanwhile DD's appearance on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno wasn't on the Comedy Channel (Foxtel/Austar) today - it should be on Monday at 10pm.

There's a bit on Jurassic Park III (starring Tèa Leoni) in NW, as a coming attraction.

Today's Courier Mail has a House of Mirth review accompanied by a nice large colour photo of Gillian Anderson as Lily Bart in a scene from the movie. You can read the transcript on my Australian Media page for May.
ThanX Lucy.

Soap Suds
The latest issue issue of TV Soap (with a July cover date) came out the other day and it has a full page story of Gillian Anderson talking about House Of Mirth and another half page article with David Duchovny and Gillain Anderson with pics of House Of Mirth and Evolution.
ThanX Maria on ausxfnews.

T Leoni ... T Rex
You can read an interesting article on Tèa Leoni called Tough Enough to Take on a T-Rex on my News Stand section. Yes, David Duchovny is mentioned.

Site Update
I've updated the remainder of the Season 7 episodes, namely En Ami, Chimera, all things, Brand X, Hollywood AD, Fight Club and Je Souhaite. The final ep. of the season, Requiem was already updated a while back.

Added Friday, May 25, 2001
David Duchovny Australia Bound
In yesterday's Melbourne Herald-Sun there's a short article about David Duchovny coming to Australia in July for the Evolution premiere. There's a competition where you need to think of a question to ask him and send it in. The 10 best questions will be asked and the best one will win 2 tickets to the Sydney premiere (DD will be there) and you will go to the Evolution after party. How cool is that?

There's also 100 tickets to the Melbourne premiere for the first 100 questions received. So get writing!

Send your questions to....

PO Box 14999,
Melbourne City MC, VIC 8001

or e-mail hit@heraldsun.com.au

or fax 03 9292 1177
BTW, if you're going to post it, it also says "on postcards only, please".

Entries close at noon, May 31.

ThanX Fiona on ausxfnews.

Lucy then provided me with the transcript:
Dave Down Under

David Duchovny has left The X-Files far, far behind him and embarked on a movie career. Following the success of his romantic comedy Return to Me, Duchovny has turned his hand to the sci-fi spoof Evolution, which opens on July 12.

The film, which is described as a cross between Ghostbusters and Men in Black, is directed by Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) and co-stars Julianne Moore (Hannibal).

Duchovny will head to Australia for the local premiere, to be held in Sydney on June 14.

Hit is offering one lucky reader and a friend the chance to attend the premiere, and the exclusive Evolution after party.

Simply send Hit a question you'd like to ask Duchovny. Hit will choose 10 questions, and the author of the best question will win the main prize.

Duchovny's answers will be published in HIT.

There are also 100 tickets to a Melbourne preview of the film. They will go to the first 100 questions received by Hit.

There is a limit of one question per person.

[Entry details as above]

The main winner will be notified by phone on June 1. Melbourne Premiere winners will be notified by mail.
Meanwhile Clare phoned the Evolution publicist at Columbia Tristar pictures who are distributing the movie in Australia and they confirmed that David Duchovny is definitely coming to Australia. He will be here from June 11. However, he is only coming to Sydney and there are no public appearances. However, he will be attending the Evolution premiere which will be on Thursday June 14 at the George Street cinemas.

Today's Daily Telegraph also had the news that DD was coming to Australia and they said mid-June.

NW magazine also has an article on Evolution as a coming attraction.

The Hoyts website now lists the Evolution release date as July 12, however the Columbia Tristar website still has it as June 28.

David Duchovny TV Appearances
As well as the Leno and Letterman appearances mentioned below, David Duchovny will also be talking-up Evolution on the NBC Today show on June 4. In Australia that screens in some locations - not where I live unfortunately - on channel 7. That should be on after midnight that day in Australia.

He will also be on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on June 6 (US time). Does anybody know the Australian date for that one? It aired June 7.

Elise correctly points out that the Letterman Aussie date probably won't be the day after the US airing as channel 9 has fallen behind because they stopped screening the show to avoid Survivor II spoilers.

ThanX to Maria and Lucy.

Site Update
I've added last night's Three Words to my Season 8 episode guide.

I've also been working on the updates for Season 7 and have finished Rush, The Goldberg Variation, Orison, The Amazing Maleeni, Signs And Wonders, Sein und Zeit, Closure, X-Cops, First Person Shooter and Theef.

Added Thursday, May 24, 2001
Three Words
Tonight's episode of The X-Files is "Three Words". That leaves just five more eps. in season 8.

Joe Dirt
Joe Dirt opens in Australian cinemas today. It features a cameo from Brian Thompson (Bounty Hunter). For more details check last month.

Added Wednesday, May 23, 2001
Leno vs Letterman
David Duchovny will be appearing on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday 25 May (US time) so Australians (with Pay TV) can see it on the Comedy Channel (Foxtel/Austar) the day after.
ThanX Maria on ausxfnews.

David Duchovny will also be on the Late Show With David Letterman (channel 9) on June 5 in the US. This will make it June 6 here in Australia.
ThanX Lucy.

Aus News
The Brisbane Sunday Mail TV Scene magazine had a cover photo of Robert Patrick, Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi, (the same used for the WA Sunday Times TV Guide magazine last month but with a green backgound instead of blue) and 2 articles inside. Lucy has transcribed them both and you can read them on my Australian Media page for May.

This week's Woman's Day has 2 pages of photos of David Duchovny with his wife Tèa Leoni and their daughter Madelaine and a brief article while NW has about 1 1/2 pages of photos of DD with his family.
ThanX again Lucy.

The latest issue of The Ultimate DVD Guide (#3) has a full page article on The X-Files Season 2 DVD release.

Sunday's Sun-Herald had a story on Vancouver in the travel section, focused on The X-Files and the X-Tour that is available, touring all the sites where The X-Files was filmed.

Wallpaper # 2
The Official X-Files Web Site is currently offering two pics you can download to use as wallpaper for your PC "for a limited time only." The pics are from episodes that haven't yet screened in Australia. They are not the same as those offered last month.
Australian Media
I've added the following stories to my Australian Media section, all transcribed by Lucy :-)
[There are lots more to come; just haven't got the time to add them yet]
Exit Stage Left?
This was posted by Gem to ausxfnews. The article was from the Sunday Telegraph:
"Star exits X-Files"

X-Files star David Duchovny has finally quit the long-running sci-fi series.

It was confirmed yesterday that the show will return for a ninth series after heated last-minute negotiations between the Fox network and show creator Chris Carter resulted in a sealed deal.

Duchovny, who plays Agent Fox Mulder and has appeared in only a handful of episodes in the current season, is still expected to make an occasional cameo appearance.

His co-star, Gillian Anderson, who plays Agent Dana Scully, signed a deal last July locking her into The X-Fiels for at least one more season.
Site Updates
I won't be able to update the site as frequently as I have been because I'm going to be busy, busy, busy -- I'm gonna become a dad for the first time (due in 2 weeks time) :-)

Keep all the XF news coming my way though and I'll post it as soon as I can.

Despite what I said above, I actually updated *heaps* in the 2 weeks after this!!

Added Saturday, May 19, 2001
Next XF Video
Michael on ausxfnews got news from a friend at the Office of Film and Literature Classification that the next X-Files video would include just the episodes This Is Not Happening and Dead Alive -- no Per Manum and no Three Words". The video received a M15+ rating when it was classified on May 14, so expect a release date in the next few weeks.

Site Update
I've added Dead Alive to my Season 8 episode guide and update the page for X-Cops on my Season 7 episode guide.

I've added Lucy's transcript of the June 2001 DVD Now article on The X-Files Season 2 DVD set to my Australian Media section.

I've also added last night's Ground Zero review of the DVD Box set. ThanX Thomas from ausxfnews.

News Snippets
The latest Who Weekly has a photo of Tèa Leoni with her daughter Madelaine Duchovny. The June Sci Fi magazine with Gillian Anderson on the cover has arrived at newsagents locally. The latest Cult Times Feisty Females Special is also now at newagents and has a small photo of Gillian Anderson on the cover and a 1 page article inside. She is ranked at no.10.
ThanX Lucy.

There was a favourable review of All The Pretty Horses on tonight's Blockbuster Entertainment on channel 10.

On The Tiles
Stars put their X-tiles up for charity
gillian anderson tileDavid Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have given their own spooky take on design. The stars of the X-Files have joined other Hollywood names who have taken up their paintbrushes to raise money for a Multiple Sclerosis Charity.

Ceramic tiles painted and signed by more than 50 celebrities will go for auction in Los Angeles tomorrow as part of the "Rock N Soul To Erase MS" charity event, hosted by Nancy Davis. The auction of 600 items is expected to raise more than £2 million for the Nancy Davis Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.

Television’s investigators of the bizarre displayed a fair degree of originality in their tile artwork. Duchovny painted a spooky blue face, while Anderson also opted for blue, painting a small blue man standing on his own in the bottom left-hand corner of her tile.

by Roger Cox
From The Scotsman

Final Destination
You can win a copy of the Morgan/Wong video Final Destination on Juice.

Added Friday, May 18, 2001
Season 9
By now you've probably read lots of news about a ninth season of The X-Files. If you haven't check Yahoo where you can follow the news trail.

The X-Files spinoff, The Lone Gunmen, was cancelled.

Australian Media
There is yet another review of All The Pretty Horses in this week's free entertainment magazine Scene, availabe in Brisbane.

Lucy has also been getting lots of typing practice and, apart from those added recently, has sent me an amazing number of Australian articles over the last week. I'll try and add them all to my Australian Media section over the weekend. The section needs a bit of a reorganisation.

GA Chat Transcript
You can now read the Gillian Anderson May 15 chat transcript on Yahoo.

Added Wednesday, May 16, 2001
Lucy's Aus-Media Update
There was another review of All The Pretty Horses in Saturday's Courier Mail which has been transcribed by Lucy and is available on my Australian Media page for May.

The June DVD magazine is now out and contains a small photo of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on the cover and a full page photo of Gillian inside plus a 4 page article on The X-Files Series 2 DVD set including 2 pages of series 2 episode summaries.

Single packs of the series 4 & 5 X-Files trading cards are now available at comic shops although the price of a single pack varies from $7.10 in Perth, $7.95 in Brisbane to $9.75 in Sydney. A box of the cards costs $193.

Plastic People
From Carl:
Moore Action Collectibles to Produce X-Files Action Figures

Moore Action Collectibles Inc. is excited to announce its newest license recently acquired from Twentieth Century Fox Licensing & Merchandising (Fox L&M), The X-Files. MAC will work in conjunction with Fox L&M and Ten-Thirteen Productions to produce the upcoming X-Files action figure series.

"We are so pleased to have the opportunity to be a part of such a long running, successful property, which The X-Files has proven to be," says MAC's CEO, Clayburn Moore. "We are very optimistic about the recent changes on the show, and we are looking forward to contributing to the success of both new and established characters through the product we release."
Site Update
I've updated Hungry on my Season 7 episode guide.

Added Tuesday, May 15, 2001
Channel 10 put a scare through a lot of fans last week when they didn't air a trailer for this week's episode "DeadAlive" at the end of This Is Not Happening. Rest assured, "DeadAlive" will be screening on Thursday night. Channel 10 are now showing a promo for the episode, so keep your eyes open.

Gillian Chat Update
In Saturday's Sydney Morning Herald, there was a little blurb/advert for the Gillian Anderson Yahoo chat in Icon, the computer/internet section. It says:
Gillian Anderson
7am: http://chat.yahoo.com
While Buffy drives stakes through vampires' hearts, Dana Scully is hunting down less tangible demons. Gillian Anderson sheds light on her long-running stint on the X Files as well as promoting an auction to raise money for neurofibromatosis. Find out how many years are left in the alien-busting game.
From Clare on ausxfnews.

Video Price Reduction
For anyone who needs to fill gaps in their X-Files video collection, all the videos have gone down to $9.95 at Blockbuster, including the last release, Requiem.
From Fiona on ausxfnews.

All The Pretty Horses
There was a review of All The Pretty Horses in Sunday's Brisbane Sunday Mail. It got a 3 1/2 star rating, the same as in the Courier Mail. ThanX Lucy.

There was also a review of the movie in this week's TV Week and it will reviewed on The Movie Show on SBS tomorrow night.

Babes And Hunks
In the latest issue of SFX -- Collectors Edition (UK magazine) there's a story on Babes and Hunks that has almost full page picture of Gillian Anderson and this little snippet:
Gillian Anderson will forever be remembered as the woman who proved that it's still possible to look sexy with your arms up to your elbows in a dead person. Smart and studious, her Dana Scully lights up the screen whenever she smiles, something she really needs to do more.... along with, you know, taking off her clothes for a bit of a romp....
From Bev. Visit her website, Gillian Anderson United Kingdom to see the photo and collectors cards included with the mag.

Further to the news below, there are now four Ford commericals for which Gillian Anderson has done a voiceover that can been downloaded from GAWS.
ThanX Lucy.

Added Monday, May 14, 2001
Site Update
I've added This Is Not Happening to my Season 8 episode guide.

Added Sunday, May 13, 2001
Australian Media
Lucy has been busy transcribing Australian X-Files articles again:

Added Saturday, May 12, 2001
David Duchovny to Visit Australia?
Rowena on ausxfnews posted a link to the columbiatristarfilms.com.au website, where the following article was written:
From the director of Ghostbusters comes a hilarious new comedy of meteoric proportions, Evolution. Due to invade cinemas locally on June 28th, the film follows the chaos that ensues when a meteor hits the Earth carrying alien life forms. As the alien invasion takes over, it’s up to the stars of the film; David Duchovny, Julianne Moore and Sean William Scott to stand between them and world domination….which could be bad news for Earth!

David Duchovny, who is best known for his starring role as Fox Mulder in the series The X Files, will be visiting our shores in mid June.
That June 28 release date is a week earlier than the previously announced date.

Evolution Competition
There is an Evolution competition on the columbiatristarfilms.com.au website.
Ivan Reitman, who made "ghostbusting" a household word with his smash hit comedies "Ghostbusters" and "Ghostbusters II," now takes on the theory of "Evolution."

Chaos breaks out when a meteor crashes on Earth, bearing one-celled organisms. The problem is that they begin evolving at a pace much faster than what happened on our world. Changes that took billions of years happen in one month. As the film starts, they're kept within the confines of a cave, but what's going to happen when they get out? Four of the people investigating the cave are a community college professor (David Duchovny), his geologist buddy (Orlando Jones) and a government scientist (Julianne Moore).

If you would like to evolve by going along to see this new hilarious comedy and win an evolutionary prize pack, answer the following question:
What television series does David Duchovny currently star in?

Competition closes June 29, 2001
You can also download an Evolution screensaver.

There is also a Joe Dirt Competition. Brian Thompson (The Bounty Hunter) is in that movie.

The House Of Mirth
According to columbiatristarfilms.com.au, the release date for Gillian Anderson's The House Of Mirth has been pushed back a week to June 21. The site has an interview with Gillian Anderson.

Rod Hardy
In the latest issue of Who Weekly (out yesterday) there's a short story about Australian Rod Hardy, who directed three season 8 episodes of The X-Files. Hardy said it was hard work and also mentioned that he is most famous for directing the Neighbours episode where Kylie and Jason got married.

David Duchovny is also mentioned in a list of "intelligent" actors, those who have university or college degrees. There's also a lengthy review of All The Pretty Horses. It just gets a C+.

This Is Not Happening
There were reviews of All The Pretty Horses in Thursday's Courier Mail and Gold Coast Bulletin . The Herald Sun also had a review of the movie that was identical word-for-word to the Time Off review.

This Is Not Happening was reviewed in Thursday's Herald Sun:
Scully (Gillian Anderson) and her partner Doggett (Robert Patrick) are getting closer to the truth behind the disappearance of Mulder. The discovery of abductees, seized at the same time as Mulder, has Scully fearing the worst. Age is certainly wearying this long-running series, but Patrick has brought the show added bite as a replacement for David Duchovny.
It was accompanied by a photo of Robert Patrick.
ThanX Lucy.

Added Thursday, May 10, 2001
Dippers And Red Herrings
Tonight's episode of The X-Files, the first of a three-part mythology arc, is titled "This Is Not Happening". There's been no confirmation that those three episodes will be released on video in Australia this month as previously rumoured.

There's a review of tonight's episode in today's The Australian newspaper (in the Media liftout) where the writer says it's an episode all dippers (people who watch The X-Files only occassionally) should watch but unlike the claims that it reveals all, there will probably be more than the usual plate of red herrings served up.

The Grill
Lucy has transcribed the Robert Patrick article, titled The Grill, in the current issue of Who Weekly. You can read it on my Australian Media page.

All The Pretty Horses
There is a 1/4 page review of All The Pretty Horses (Robert Patrick) in the June Rolling Stone magazine, now out at newsagents. Also the free entertainment magazine Time Off has a review that you can read on my Australian Media page. It got a 3 1/2 star rating. ThanX Lucy.

The Sydney Morning Herald also has a review of All The Pretty Horses.

Added Wednesday, May 9, 2001
Australian Articles
If it wasn't for Lucy this site wouldn't have nearly as much news to offer. She has been busy transcribing Australian newspaper and magazine articles for me and the following are now available to read on my Australian Media section:

Added Tuesday, May 8, 2001
Today I flicked through this week's NW magazine and saw a review of The X-Files Season 2 DVD release (it gets 5 stars for the show and 4 stars for the disc) plus a review of All The Pretty Horses (Robert Patrick) which gets 3 stars.

When I got home Lucy had provided the transcript:
The X-Files was starting to hit its stride in this second year and this collection features episodes including Scully's abduction and the arrival of Agent Krycek. While there isn't a huge amount of extras (no commentaries) the deleted scenes and interviews you get are satisfying enough - the actor who plays Cigarette Smoking Man for instance - admitting the show got him hooked on fags ... Also many of the episodes have been unavailable to buy previously.
Show *****
Disc ****
Losing Millions
The Brisbane Sunday Mail TV Scene liftout had a small X-Files Movie photo of David Duchovny with the following:
Out of sight out of mind for David Duchovny.

It seems David's disappearance from The X-Files is not hurting the show after all. He made his return this month in the US for a six episode stint and ratings dived. The cult thriller had been pulling about 16 million viewers with Gillian Anderson and new guy Robert Patrick. Duchovny's first show back grabbed only 12 million.
ThanX Lucy.

Movie Trailers
The trailer for House Of Mirth is being shown before screenings of The Gift at cinemas.

You can see a trailer for Jurassic Park 3 (starring Tèa Leoni) at www.apple.com

ThanX yet again to Lucy.

Gillian Anderson did a voiceover for an Ford Explorer SUV ad in the US and you can listen to it on GAWS

Site Update ... and Annabeth Gish
I've added pages for The Lone Gunmen and Annabeth Gish (Agent Monica Reyes) to my Casting Couch: The X-Files Cast section and added a page for Effects and Sound to my X-Files Crew section.

Annabeth Gish appears in this Thursday's episode "This Is Not Happening". You can read a recent (April 23) chat transcript with her on fox.com. I haven't read it but I would imagine there would be spoilers, so beware.

This is totally off topic but I thought it was pretty amazing. Today is the birthday of two actors, Keith David (from movies like The Two Jakes, Major League II and Men Of Honor and the TV series High Incident) and David Keith (from There's Something About Mary, Armageddon, Pitch Black and Platoon ... plus last night's ep of Law And Order). They were both born on 8 May, 1954 :-)

Added later Sunday, May 6, 2001
David Duchovny Chat
There will be an upcoming chat with David Duchovny at www.empireonline.co.uk. They are currently seeking questions.
david duchovny chatHere's your chance to quiz the man formerly known as Mulder, as David Duchovny becomes the latest star to take his place in the Empire Public Access hotseat. From Twin Peaks and The X-Files, through to romancing Minnie Driver in Return To Me and battling aliens once again in this summer's blockbuster Evolution, he's waiting to answer all your questions about his career and more!

So whatever you'd like to ask him - and don't forget the more original the question the better chance there is we'll use it - jot it down and email it to us.
Magazine Articles
Current X-Files related articles in overseas mags include stories titled Theories of Evolution in Starlog Magazine June 2001 [read it at duchovny.net] and What’s next, Mister X? A new horizon for X-Files Chris Carter in Emmy Magazine, April 2001[read it at The Carter File]
ThanX Lucy for the above news.

Added Sunday, May 6, 2001
Site Update
I've added Per Manum to my Season 8 episode guide.

Added Saturday, May 5, 2001
Gillian Chat
This from chat.yahoo.com, regarding an upcoming chat with Gillian Anderson:
gillian andersonYou've seen her battle aliens and other baddies on The X-Files. Now, actress Gillian Anderson returns to Yahoo! Chat to talk about her efforts to stop a real-life killer -- Neurofibromatosis (NF). NF is a genetic disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors to form on the nerves anywhere in the body at any time. This month, Gillian is holding her annual Yahoo! Auction to help raise money for the fight against NF.

For more than eight years, Anderson has earned critical acclaim, the praise of her peers and devotion of the masses for her portrayal of Dana Scully on FOX's The X-Files. She has steadily added film roles to her credits with The Mighty, Hellcab, Playing By Heart and most recently a starring role in Terrence Davies' The House of Mirth. So, make a bid on some incredible items for a worthy cause and join us on Tuesday, May 15 at 5pm ET/2pm PT (US times) for a chat with the X-traordinary Gillian Anderson.
Frank Black
Lance Henriksen, star of Millennium and an X-Files guest in the Millennium crossover episode is celebrating a birthday today. He turns 61.

I have updated Millennium on my Season 7 episode guide.

Duchovny a "No Go" for Season 9
Posted by Marlene Steinberg to alt.fan.dd.

Bob Strauss L.A. Daily News

When David Duchovny cut his deal to appear in a limited number of this season's "The X Files" episodes, he figured he'd have more time to relax. Not the case, though, once he signed on to "Evolution," "Ghostbusters" director Ivan Reitman's alien invasion farce.

"It didn't turn out to be leisurely at all," said Duchovny, who traded Fox Mulder's competence for a goofy, all-thumbs professor role in the special-effects comedy. "I started this movie in October and finished it the day before going back to shoot my last six "X Files" episodes." Despite the punishing schedule and the desire he's had for years to get out of the televison-series grind, Duchovny admits that he has mixed feelings about his truncated, final "X" year.

"I guess I hadn't realized the sacrifice I would make, creatively, being away from the show," the actor admits. "I missed it in the sense that you'd miss anything you had so much interest and time invested in. But I didn't miss it in the sense that I'd want to continue." Duchovny remains open to possible "The X Files" feature films in the future.

Of course, if "Evolution" starts a franchise, double big-screen alien-fighting duty could turn into a greater burden than ever before.
All The Pretty Horses
You can win tickets to see All The Pretty Horses (with Robert Patrick in the cast ... he plays the father of Matt Damon's character) at www.juice.net.

The movie stars Matt Damon, Henry Thomas, Penelope Cruz, Lucas Black (from The X-Files Movie), Ruben Blades (from El Mundo Gira) and Bruce Dern and is directed by Billy Bob Thornton.

Visit the Miramax All The Pretty Horses official site for more details.

Here is a photo of Robert Patrick at the movie's US premiere with his wife.

Co-incidentally, All The Pretty Little Horses was the lullaby used in the Invocation episode.

The movie opens in Australia on Thursday.

UK Articles
I've added articles to my News Stand section from UK magazines Dreamwatch #81 (June 2001) and FHM (May 2001) that were passed on to me by the wonderful Lucy. The articles were transcribed by tinnypriv and originally posted to the www.xfilesUK.com website.

The Dreamwatch article (with very minor spoilers) is a Frank Spotnitz interview where he discusses both The Lone Gunmen spinoff series and The X-Files. The FHM article is a Robert Patrick interview.

Added Friday, May 4, 2001
News Flashes
Dean Chat
Ask him if the glasses are real.
Tell him you like his hair.
See if he'll answer.
Yes, there will be a chat with Dean Haglund on The Lone Gunmen Official Site. He'll be chatting with fans on Thursday, May 10 at 8pm ET/5pm PT (US times).

Added Thursday, May 3, 2001
By Hand
Tonight's episode of The X-Files is Per Manum.

TV Week Online
TV Week Online has gotten a bit of an update recently and contains much more info than it used to - it used to be just an ad for the magazine and not much else. The site now contains news, gossip etc (occassional X-Files stuff) and currently The X-Files is the most highly rated TV Week Show! Click on TV Shows then Show Profiles. It ranks ahead of Friends, Dharma And Greg, All Saints and Spin City.

Added Wednesday, May 2, 2001
DVD Official Sites
I forgot to mention yesterday that there's an official site for the recently released The X-Files season 2 DVD set.

There's also an official site for last year's Season 1 DVD release.

Evolution and Other Movie News
The new David Duchovny movie Evolution is among the top 10 most anticipated movies of the US summer according to a story in the May 7 issue of Newsweek (US magazine) and this from their website www.msnbc.com:
Another “X-File” for David Duchovny? Nope. This one’s a sci-fi comedy from Ivan Reitman (“Ghostbusters”), starring Duchovny and Orlando Jones as professors who meet some way-out-of-towners. The aliens start as amoebas. In two weeks they’re eight feet tall and, uh, oddly equipped. “We were taken with their genitalia,” Duchovny says. “It looked hermaphroditic. So [co-star] Julianne [Moore] came up with the wonderful nomenclature of ‘testina’.”
By Devin Gordon
Opens June 8 in the US and July 5 in Australia.
The site also contains a trailer for the movie.

As well as "Joe Dirt", Brian Thompson will also be seen in the US summer release of "The Order" starring Jean-Claude Van Damme and Charlton Heston. The Australian release date is unknown at this time. He is also in "Epoch" to be released later this year.

Today is the birthday of The Well Manicured Man, John Neville, who was born in 1925.

Added Tuesday, May 1, 2001
Season 2 DVD
There is a short item on the series 2 X-Files DVD set in Who Weekly which is as follows:
The X-Files: The Complete Second series (1994; Fox; M15+; 18 hr 44 min) A seven disc 25- episode treat for X -Filers who yearn for the days of Scully and Mulder. Feature: Special effects, behind the scenes, deleted scenes, 15 minute documentary.
Also, in the May Blockbuster magazine there is an advertisement for $5 off every DVD you purchase during the month of May only. The X-Files Series 2 DVD set is one of the DVDs picured in the advertisement.
ThanX Lucy.

Black + White
The wonderful Lucy has transcribed the Gillian Anderson article in the April issue of Aussie magazine Black + White. You can read it on my Australian Media page.

There was a short article in last Thursday's Courier Mail that I've added to my page for Medusa.
Article also transcribed by Lucy.

Site Update
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