Ah, The X-Files. One of the best–and one of the most frustrating—TV shows of all time. It feels like we’re living in one extended episode of the series these days. Which is the perfect setting for the latest celebrity reunion to happen during the COVID-19 pandemic. The cast and crew of The X-Files gathered on Zoom to record an epic rendition of the show’s famous theme song. You know, the one without lyrics?
Well, it has lyrics now. And they’re just as campy, spooky, and fun as the show itself. Check it out!
This gathering is really quite epic. It brings together people from every aspect of the show’s history. Of course, it all starts with David Duchovny, a.k.a Fox Mulder, who rounds up the proverbial troops for a sing-along. Creator Chris Carter joins in, along with Annabeth Gish, who played Monica Reyes in the show’s later seasons. A number of actors from throughout the show’s (very long) run make appearances: James Pickens, Jr., Michael McKean, Laurie Holden, Melinda McGraw, Rebecca Toolan, Cary Ewles, Robert Patrick, and more. Of course, Mitch Pileggi (Walter Skinner) and William B. Davis (the Cigarette Smoking Man) turn up, too. And some of the writers came to bat, like Vince Gilligan and Darin Morgan—joined by a creepy show prop, naturally.
And just when we thought Gillian Anderson was skipping this particular meet-up, she pops up in the end. Dana Scully is always there to save the day, after all!
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Contest winners Jennifer Large and Rebecca MacDonald wrote the lyrics, which are set to Mark Snow’s famous score. The project was conceived to raise funds for World Central Kitchen, “supporting their worldwide mission to provide a hot plate of food when it’s needed most.” You can donate to the charity here.
The whole thing is pretty goofy, but we’re still happy to see such an epic gathering–and for a good cause. The X-Files remains one of the most iconic TV shows ever for a reason. Because of the brilliant characters and minds that came together to tell stories of the paranormal and the possible. We still want to believe.
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