In anticipation of ‘The X-Files’‘ return in 2018, FOX set up an elaborate prank in New York City, rigging newspaper boxes with animatronic alien parts and a team of “Agents” who arrived to contain the miniature invasion. The reactions to the aliens, both a half alien that pops out of the top of a box and just a creepy arm that reaches out to grab those attempting to obtain a free copy of the New York Times, are hilarious as people screamed and laughed. Of course there was the requisite “OH HELL NO!” Things get a bit more serious when actors decked out in uniforms and hazmat suits swarm in to attempt to contain the aliens, warning passersby to put away their camera phones.
Check out the prank video below:
***MILD SPOILERS BELOW***
‘The X-Files’ Season 11 returned on Wednesday, January 3 at 8 p.m. ET on FOX. Word has it that the first episode is rocky at best, but with ten episodes, versus 2016’s six, the writers and directors have more wiggle room to develop the series from there. Although the deadly Spartan Virus will play a major role in the entire season, the ten new episodes will mainly be “monster of the week” stories. Look for more of the humor that made ‘Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster’ the highlight of the last batch. While David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are back, Anderson has stated that this will definitely be her last season. But for the time being, footage of Mulder and Scully spooning in bed has already been released, so that should make some shippers happy. The season will also heavily involve their search for their son William, whom they gave up for adoption in Season 9.
Barbara Hershey arrives as the leader of a sinister new group that plagues the heroes, but is also at odds with the Cigarette Smoking Man (William B. Davis), so Mulder and Scully have to choose between the lesser of two evils. Another familiar face, Mitch Pileggi returns as Walter Skinner who gets an origin episode. Other returning favorites include Annabeth Gish as former FBI agent Monica Reyes, Veronica Cartwright as Cassandra Spender, Chris Owens as Jeffrey Spender and Dean Haglund as Langly, as well as Season 10’s Lauren Ambrose as Agent Liz Einstein and Robbie Amell as Agent Kyd Miller.
Are you ready to resume the search for the Truth?