I've been MIA backtracking the X-phile knowledge that once consumed me. I have been waiting for this day for a while now, all summer for sure: the opening day for The X-Files: I Want To Believe!
I was a big fan of The X-Files TV series since it began. I have the DVD's; I watch the mini-marathons on the Sci-Fi Channel; I own the Agent Mulder and Agent Scully version of the Ken and Barbie dolls (still in their original box and in mint condish); and I even kept an old poster of Mulder and Scully which was once in my living room, but now in my closet (not to be forgotten). Even my blogname is an ode to the show (a few fun x-phile facts: Piper Maru is the name of the 15th show from Season 3, which originally aired Feb. 1996. It is the name of a French salvage ship on the show, but the writers used the name as a tribute to Gillian Anderson aka Agent Scully. Her daughter, Piper Maru, was born during the first season of the series.)
I still remember that Mulder's apartment number was 42, that Scully was referred to as "Starbuck" by her father, and who could forget the wacky trio The Lone Gunmen. But although I don't remember all the conspiracy theories and the intricate details that I used to, I'm still very much a fan.
The movie plot has been kept under wraps. I hope to be surprised. I'm on my way to the theater now. My review, however biased, to follow.
The truth is out there...
UPDATE: See PIPER's movie review in comments section