Best and Worst of Comic-Con 2013
'Veronica Mars,' 'Community,' Loki, Vin Diesel and more
Worst: Immediate hopes for more 'X-Files'
Fans who stood in line overnight to be in Ballroom 20 for the vaunted 20th reunion for "The X-Files" came with many agendas. Those who wanted to see double-entendre and banter from stars Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny left wildly pleased. Those who wanted to see the all-star panel of writers -- including Chris Carter, Howard Gordon, Vince Gilligan, The Morgan Brothers and more -- swapping rarely-heard stories and listing favorite characters and episodes left wildly pleased. But there was also a subset of fans who went to the panel hoping to hear that Scully and Mulder are returning at some point in the immediate future in some form left miserable. While Duchovny and Anderson and Carter all sounded appropriately amenable to getting the band back together at some yet-to-be-determined date, nobody even wanted to coyly suggest that date might be immediately forthcoming. In one of the panel's most surprisingly negative declarations, Anderson was asked if she might be interested in doing an "X-Files" limited series in the model FOX is using for "24" and without a second of hesitation she replied that she wouldn't, backtracking to say that a movie would be the only option. It was a great panel, but regarding the show's future, the truth is still out there.
- Daniel Fienberg
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