Right on top of a slew of new photos, the first minute of the X-Files revival is now online.
In the opening sequence, former FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) gives a quick recap of his own personal history and how the disappearance of his sister sparked his lifelong fixation with aliens and the paranormal: "Since my childhood I’ve been obsessed by a controversial global phenomenon."
As we hear Mulder's voice, we see his hands lay down a series of photos from the original show, including shots of FBI partner Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and some of their most fearsome antagonists. He continues: "In 1993 the FBI sought to impugn my work, bringing in a scientist and medical doctor to debunk it, which only deepened my obsession for the better part of a decade."
Finally, he describes how the X-Files were eventually shut down while we watch the pile of photos begin to smolder: "In 2002, in a change in direction and policy, the FBI closed the X-Files and our investigations ceased. But my personal obsession did not."
It's an effective mood-setter that sucks you right back into the tone of the series. The X-Files six-episode event series begins on Jan. 24, at 10 p.m. (after the NFC Championship game) and continues with its regular time period premiere on Jan. 25, at 8 p.m. on Fox. In addition to Duchovny and Anderson, returning cast members include Mitch Pileggi, Annabeth Gish and William B. Davis, with Joel McHale leading the new cast members as a TV anchor who points Scully and Mulder toward a case of what could be alien abduction.
(via The Wrap)