What the hell happened to The X-Files? Why did its entire fan-base suddenly desert the franchise around the year 2000? Did they suddenly discover the opposite sex? Decide to finally focus on getting its MBA? Where did they go? At this point, the show is about as beloved and fondly remembered as Hoobastank and dial-up modems. Yet, somehow, David Duchovny doesn’t seem to be aware of The X-Files current irrelevance.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Duchovny appeared on The Tonight Show to urge non-existent X-Files fans to start an imaginary letter writing campaign to 20th Century Fox because Duchovny is apparently the only person in world (or universe! The truth is out there!!!!) who wants a third X-Files film to happen. Duchovny noted,
“You want to write Fox and get ’em going…,” he told the audience, adding: “You could wheel me [out]. I’ll play Fox Mulder forever.”
Uh-huh. Sure. That’s not depressing or desperate. Nope. Not at all. You know, at a certain point, Henry Winkler hung up his leather jacket, put away his thumbs and never looked back. Winkler would never go on television with his hat in hand and beg a cold, uncaring public for more Happy Days. Instead, he got fired from directing “Turner and Hooch” and then popped up in “The Waterboy” a few years later. Maybe you should learn from Winkler’s example, Duchovny.