New X-Files Trailer (UPDATED)




UPDATED WITH NEW TRAILER: Thanks to Reader Giles. The new one is totally metal.

The trailer here doesn't show much but what it does show seems to lock in with a leaked report on the first episode of the new series (titled "My Struggle"). If the report I read is to be believed Carter is presenting a radical new spin on the alien colonization mythos, one that ties into the critique he is obviously aiming at the surveillance state here.

At first it seemed like a retcon (again, if reports are to be believed) but on further reflection it actually answers a lot of long-standing issues fans had with the Mythology itself as well as issues I myself had stemming from (at least) the Sixth Extinction series.

It's good and true that they look older and more beaten down. It's a bit more honest to the romantic archetype of the lost cause. It's also ballsy as hell to revisit Roswell in 2015, long after the event has had any resonance in the culture at large but at a time when we're seeing more UFOs (and orbs, especially) than ever before, flying above our heads like unwelcome guests, leaving no clue as to their motives or intentions. 

But also at a time when the situation beneath them looks ever more apocalyptic.


As to these orange orbs that have become nearly epidemic, I'll quote Kenneth Grant, from a book written just as The X-Files reached his shores:
Anyone who has read with attention accounts of UFO encounters will have noted the high percentage of sightings involving the colour orange, the blending of red and yellow. In the Kala-grammar of occultism, orange is associated with Path 17, the Path of the Double Current. Its magical aeon, or angel, is Zain typified by the sword or scimitar. UFOs are frequently reported as being crescent-shaped when not egg-shaped or lenticular.


11 comments:

  1. It will be interesting to see what comes of this. As that old Cold War nemesis raises up again, one can't help but wonder how this is reverberating through the skull space of those of us old enough to remember growing up in that time to those of us who emerged after The Wall came down. Out of that cloud of dust, through a scanner, darkly, will we see it as inspired revelation nobly contending to draw us out of hiding or just another tired troupe with a shiny new saddle for the kids to push quarters in to ride?

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  2. The new trailer is better.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_1SmJUBT5q0

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  3. Wondering how much of what' been filmed already will be existing in our reality when the series airs in January 2016? Will admit the trailer gave me chills.. After today's events with Russia being set into motion, it remains to be seen how transformative this will all be. Thank you! Caroline

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  4. I've been obsessed with the color orange lately, well... for at least 6 months. I really can't explain it but for some reason it's important to me. Now I finally find out about the orange orbs. Perhaps the VALIS beam is orange. BTW, "My Struggle" is the title of Hitler's most (in)famous book.

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  5. We are seeing some slow moves towards disclosure. The meaning of the word "apocalypse" does in fact mean disclosure. NASA timed the announcement of discovery of water on Mars right before the release of the movie "The Martian."

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  6. The trailer looks like it might actually be interesting. I remain cautiously hopeful.

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  7. The X-Files is a great iconic show. I'm looking forward to these new episodes.

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  8. Nice Kirby reference in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azg6jJipFe0

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  9. Welcome back! I stumbled back here after grabbing all episodes of the X-files and wanted to use your blog as a guide for what to watch, and lo and behold, your back from your hiatus. Looks like I have some reading to do, which I much look forward to.

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  10. Raj is right... looks like it might actually be not bad... they do look older weathered, beaten down... and as you say a good thing in context... and the poster on the floor 'I want to believe'... underfoot... a long time coming. Still he is only... 'close'.... yikes!!! Close is no cigar... And Chris let me applaud your project whatever the details are don't stop go to the end ... of course from what you have said the vision will not leave you the choice.

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