It’s one of those things that make you feel old, but we were just reminded that The X-Files is now twenty years old. It’s often very hard to make genre work on TV, but sci-fi usually does better than horror, and The X-Files crossed over to all kinds of viewers, becoming a pop culture phenomenon.
The X-Files was one of those shows that transcended genre. There were many people who weren’t sci-fi or genre nuts who loved The X-Files when it had its reign in the 90’s, and it boasted nearly a decade of success before it finally went off the air in 2002.
Gillian Anderson - aka special agent Dana Scully - says she is ready to reprise her role in a third X-Files film.