Gillian Anderson has truly embraced Agent Dana Scully as of late.
“The X-Files” veteran has been making the comic book convention rounds in celebration of the show’s 20th anniversary and is gearing up for Comic-Con International in San Diego.
In an interview with The Huffington Post in May, Anderson said the convention experience has been “extraordinary.”
“I’ve never done them before and I’m doing them for a year — it’s the 20th anniversary of when the series started — and I thought, ‘Just for a year, if it fits into my schedule, I’ll show up and meet the fans,'” she said. “It’s been great. I’m really glad that I chose to do that. What I’m finding is parents are coming with their teenagers having introduced them — they’re getting to watch it together. [It’s] their parents’ old favorite show [so] there’s a whole new generation that’s starting. Just the thought of that, the thought of a parent that used to watch the show on Friday nights live, religiously, date night in the ’90s, gets to say, ‘OK, son, you’re old enough. I’m going to watch it and revisit it with you’ — it just makes me so happy.”
During its nine-season run from 1993-2002, “The X-Files” produced more than 200 episodes. Despite that large number, Anderson was quick to name a favorite.
“It’s called ‘Bad Blood.’ I think — oh, I don’t even know what season it’s in. It’s kind of funny. It actually has Luke Wilson in it,” she said with a laugh.
In Season 5’s “Bad Blood,” Mulder and Scully were called to a small town to investigate possible vampire activity and Luke Wilson played the local sheriff. The episode was told from both the duo’s perspective.
“Oh my god, I just have to think about that episode and I start to laugh. [Laughs.] I think it’s so funny. Just the idea [that] Mulder is chasing this young kid he thinks is a vampire and just as he’s about to put the stake through his heart, I pull out his fake vampire teeth and he goes, ‘Oh, s***’ right before the titles run. That in and of itself brings joy to my world.”
“The X-Files” 20th Anniversary Panel will take place on Thursday, July 18 at 3:30 p.m. PT in Ballroom 20 at Comic-Con International in San Diego. There will also be an “X-Files” Comic Book Panel on Friday, July 19 at 1:45 p.m. PT.
It’s been two decades since FBI Special Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson) first partnered to investigate unsolved paranormal cases. The X-Files made primetime safe for sci-fi, and spawned a generation of hugely successful writer/producers. Somewhere, the truth is still out there. TV Guide Magazine Los Angeles bureau chief Michael Schneider leads a panel scheduled to include series creator Chris Carter, plus writers/producers David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban, Jim Wong, and more guests to come.
Thursday July 18, 2013 3:30pm – 4:30pm
The truth will soon again be out there — in San Diego, when The X-Files celebrates its 20th anniversary at Comic-Con. TV Guide Magazine announced in the pages of its latest issue that it will be hosting the commemorative panel on Thursday, July 18. The dais will feature series creator Chris Carter and writer/producers David Amann, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Darin Morgan, Glen Morgan, John Shiban and Jim Wong.
As for the beloved series’ on-camera stars, the Official Gillian Anderson Website reports that the actress, who as of late has been seen on NBC’s Hannibal and BBC Two’s The Fall, will be in attendance — though TV Guide Magazine‘s published RSVP list mentions neither her nor leading man David Duchovny (currently the front man for Californication).
As of today (July 3) its been confirmed that David Duchovny will also be present.
I’ve added a posters some stills and HD captures of Gillian in the 2011 movie Johnny English Reborn in the gallery.
Added HD screencaptures of Gillian in the last episode of season one of The Fall into the gallery.
– Television Work > The Fall (2013) > Season One > Episode Captures: 1×05 – The Vast Abyss
Me (Chanel) and Mandy are proud to announce that we finally opened our very own fansite dedicated to Gillian. We’ve both been fans for years and we were both looking forward to work on this site. We still have a lot of work to do but we”ll just work on that as we go but for now we hope you enjoy the photos Archive. I will be working on content on the next following days.