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X-Files Star David Duchovny To Attend Wizard World Philadelphia

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny, best known for portraying such iconic characters as Fox Mulder on The X-Files and Hank Moody on Californication, returns to the largest pop culture and comic con tour when he attends Wizard World Philadelphia on Saturday and Sunday, June 4-5 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The two-time Golden Globe winner is currently starring in the NBC TV series Aquarius and in the reboot of The X-Files on Fox.

Duchovny will release his second novel, Bucky F*cking Dent: A Novel , following the success of his debut Holy Cow, which landed on The New York Times’ Bestseller List.

In Philadelphia, he will be joined by fellow stars of the iconic series Mitch Pileggi , who played Walter Skinner and William B. Davis , who portrayed Smoking Man. The three will conduct a group Q&A as well as pose for dual and triple group photo ops during the event.

Aside from his most recent achievements, Duchovny has appeared in numerous television shows, including The Larry Sanders Show, Twin Peaks, Life With Bonnie, and Sex and the City, alongside his illustrious film credits including The X-Files Movie, Zoolander, Beethoven, Kalifornia, Full Frontal, The Rapture, Evolution, Return To Me, Julia Has Two Lovers, Chaplin, and Playing God . Other feature credits include Trust The Man, The TV Set, and his self-directed and self-written House of D .

Duchovny will also begin his much-anticipated European Hell or High Water Tour concert series in May.

In addition to Duchovny, Pileggi and Davis, the star-studded celebrity roster already includes the Back to the Future trio of Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson and The Walking Dead standout Norman Reedus, with many more to be announced.

Philadelphia show hours are Thursday, June 2, 3-8 p.m.; Friday, June 3, noon-7 p.m.; Saturday, June 4, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, June 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

TV Review: The X-Files S10E2 Founder’s Mutation

The X-FilesWhen a scientist suddenly commits suicide, Mulder and Scully investigate what unseen force may have driven him to it. What they uncover is a laboratory where extreme genetic experimentation has been going on for decades, breeding subjects who possess unexpected and dangerous powers – and who harbor deep resentments.

The X-Files second episode of its tenth season moves the series’ formula back to its more entertaining monster of the week formula while also attempting to tie that in to the new conspiracy that Fox Mulder is convinced is the reality of his quest.

The episode has issues much like the first with the first half feeling more like a reason to discuss Dana Scully and Mulder’s past and their child together. The overarching episode feels more like an attempt to wrap up, or at least address, a plot line from the previous series to keep fans settled.

The episode has to do with with the death of a scientist, which leads the two agents to explore children with diseases and deformities, which creates a connect the dots investigation where one clue leads to another and then another, without much big picture investigating.

The ending though is where the episode really goes off the rails with a weird mix of the X-Men and Carrie. The powers don’t seem to be consistent throughout the story, and the acting and fx towards the end are rather cheesy.

Much like the first episode, the acting is all over the place where it feels like some of the classic characters, and at other times Duchovny and Anderson feel like they’re phoning it in for a paycheck. It’s been so long since I watched the original series, I can’t say if this is par for the course or not. But, through my hazy memory, I remember it being better.

While as a fan I’m happy that The X-Files are back, I just wish the quality was a bit higher.

Overall Rating: 6.5

TV Review: The X-Files S10E1 My Struggle

The X-FilesThis 2016 pilot reintroduces “The X-Files” and reunites Agent Mulder with Dana Scully after the collapse of their relationship when Mulder is engaged by a TV host. Mulder proclaims new evidence that alien abductions have been faked.

Before I get in to my review of the return of The X-Files, I think it’s important to lay out how big this series was in my life. I was a diehard from the beginning watching every episode when they aired, usually getting together with friends for parties.

Its been a long time since the series last aired on television and even before the series ended, there was some time before the series was really solid. But, with the state of the world, it seems like a perfect time to return to the conspiracy filled world of Fox Mulder and the skeptic that is Dana Scully.

This new season twists the formula a little bit, updating the alien conspiracy to modern times through the plot device of Tad O’Malley, an Alex Jones conspiracy theory loving television personality played by Joel McHale. O’Malley reaches out to Mulder about what he’s convinced is a conspiracy to take over the country (or world) by a cabal of individuals. And here’s the first issue of the show, Mulder jumps in to the conspiracy a bit too easy twisting what he knows and has seen to fit what O’Malley is selling. Mulder hasn’t grown, and in fact might have taken quite a few steps back since we last saw him.

It’s not just that jump that’s the only issue. Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder feel a bit worn and weary throughout the first three quarters of the first episode. It isn’t until an interesting twist where the characters, and actors themselves, perk up and begin to be enjoyable again.

The great is the series does not update itself much. There is some updated special fx, but like the opening credits, the series is very much a throwback in many ways. Much like the characters, it all feels familiar, like settling in with an old friend.

Much like one of the tag lines says, “I Want to Believe,” but I’m not completely sold on the conspiracy quite yet.

Overall Rating: 7.1

X-Files Star David Duchovny Added To Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh On Saturday, September 12

David DuchovnyDavid Duchovny, best known for portraying such iconic characters as Fox Mulder on The X Files and Hank Moody on Californication, will make his first-ever Wizard World appearance at Wizard World Comic Con Pittsburgh on Saturday, September 12 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center. The two-time Golden Globe winner is currently starring in the NBC TV series Aquarius and earlier this year, Duchovny released his first-ever novel, Holy Cow, which landed on The New York Times’ Bestseller List.

Aside from his most recent achievements, Duchovny has appeared in numerous television shows, including The Larry Sanders Show, Twin Peaks, Life With Bonnie, and Sex and the City, alongside his illustrious film credits including The X Files Movie, Zoolander, Beethoven, Kalifornia, Full Frontal, The Rapture, Evolution, Return To Me, Julia Has Two Lovers, Chaplin, and Playing God . Other feature credits include Trust The Man, The TV Set, and his self-directed and self-written House of D.

Recently it was announced that Duchovny and Gillian Anderson will reprise their X-Files roles in a new series due out next year.

In addition to Duchovny, Ian Somerhalder, William Shatner, Jewel Staite, WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose and Diva Paige, Ernie Hudson, Adam Baldwin, Dean Cain, and Lou Ferrigno headline the roster of celebrity guests scheduled to attend the pop culture extravaganza.

Pittsburgh show hours are Friday, September 11, 3-8 p.m.; Saturday, September 12, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sunday, September 13, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

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