So I'm sat here, in gloomy rainy Brisbane (it reminds me a lot of Vancouver outside) feeling a little sorry for myself... as I tend to do when there's a convention appearance looming. I get it... I live in the Southern Hemisphere. The Northern Hemisphere conventions are out of my reach. It doesn't mean that I'm not going to feel sad that I can't attend.
But I digress...
The following musings are from my own mind. These are my thoughts. MINE. They are not from anyone else but me. If you want to flame me for them, I suggest you just stop reading and go and do something else with the time it would take you to read this post. It's purely to get these thoughts out of my own brain and put them down into my blog. That's why I started blogging in the first place.
So, if you're still with me and haven't run away, here's what I think.
It should have a kick ass score, delivered by the genius that is Mr Mark Snow.
It should have Mulder and Scully (and dare I say it, William) fighting to save the world from colonization.
It should have everything that made that amazing mythology story so entertaining. There should be aliens. There should be black oil. There should be bees. But, not so many bees that Mulder and Scully get interrupted in the hallway again, because then I'll hurt someone. Maybe I should take up bee-keeping? ;)
Also, it needs to have a big guest star. Each of the previous movies has had one. Martin Landau in 'Fight The Future'. Billy Connolly in 'I Want To Believe'. Who would you want to see as the big name in X-Files 3?
Sure, a feature film is going to require millions of dollars to produce, I don't dispute that... but that's not a decision to come from anyone BUT 20th Century Fox at the moment. As Gillian Anderson said in my feature on Moviehole, it is Fox that needs to be convinced. In an interview that David Duchovny did recently, he said the ball is in Fox's court. "I would bet on us coming back." he said in an interview with the Chicago Sun Times.
XF3 should attempt to wrap up every single unanswered question, and if they are going to pose further questions, then don't leave it open for the series to be rebooted (I don't think my purist heart could take that).
All the above needs to have 20th Century Fox's greenlight anyway. And until that comes, there's no point even arguing the delivery method. It is what it is. You can write to 20th Century Fox until your hand falls off. While you're attempting to regenerate a new one using a salamander (Young At Heart), I suggest you go and take a look at the many campaigns that XFilesNews.com have put on in the last five years.
And for those fans who are scared that this is going to be the end. Yes it's scary. But we'll all get through it together. Many other fandom franchises have not been as lucky as we have been with nine seasons and two feature films under our belt.
Other series only get that once chance to be on television, for one season. I'm so thankful that we've had what we've had. A talented cast and crew who are dedicated to making the fandom happy, and extremely dedicated to that final chapter in The X-Files Saga.
To quote the amazing Mr Frank Spotnitz, 'Don't Give Up'. Because if the fans give up, then what is left for the studio to believe in? Keep the faith alive. Sure, I know it's a big ask when we have been fighting this cause long and hard for close to five years. But it's what we do. We want to believe.