Blogathon Vancouver 2008: "X" is for X-Files


Sunday, July 27th, 2008 — 6:00am PST
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When I was a teenager we got a notice through our mail slot stating that the X-Files would soon be filming at Kwantlen Park. My friends and I set out for the south end of the parking lot on the day of the shoot and waited for 3 hours while David Duchovny repeatedly drove around the parking lot, got out of the car, and walked into the woods.

Afterwards we were able to meet him, get his autograph, and we all waited eagerly for our episode to air. Our scene hit the small screen one night during the opening sequence, before the theme song started. It was then I realized how much time and effort it takes to produce even the smallest 45 second clip for some productions.

In Vancouver/X-Files news: “Series creator Chris Carter was recognized Thursday night in Vancouver by the B.C. government for his contribution to the province’s television and film industry. A few dozen fans and a throng of media gathered around a short red carpet to welcome Carter and executive producer Frank Spotnitz before a private screening of the new film.” [CBC]

Last Friday the Vancouver-filmed X-Files: I Want to Believe hit theatres with the triumphant return of agents Mulder and Scully attempting to knock The Dark Knight off its box office pedestal.

I suppose we won’t know how well the film did until Monday morning but I do think it’s on our short list of films to catch as we’ve been on a bit of a theatre kick lately.


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2 comments

  1. Tyler Ingram says:

    I wish they didn’t move the series down south. I haven’t watched it since, though I am looking forward to the new movie.

    I met David and Gillian out in Pitt Meadows when they were shooting one of the season finalies. (the one where Mulder’s sister is held hostage on the silver bridge by the alien dude.)

    Was pretty cool watching them film it and also meet them.

  2. fotoeins says:

    X.

    In a recent interview, Chris Carter maintains that Vancouver was always meant to be a short-term filming venue, which turned out to be five years of “temporary”.

    Back in Toronto to the summer of `98, I was with a group of people who were equally like-minded (re. we wuz nuts), and so off we went to watch “Fight the Future” in the theatre … a … number … of times … on the same day …

    p.s. @Tyler, the scene to which you refer is in the ep called “End Game” (season 2, ep 17). I just *had* to relearn the name of that episode.

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