‘The X-Files’: Chris Carter talks Mulder, Scully romance [video]

May 27, 2013 | 8:00 a.m.

“The X-Files” taunted fans for years with the idea of a romance between intrepid agents Mulder and Scully, played by David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. But the show’s creator, Chris Carter, always strongly felt that the two leads could never be a couple.

“I think they never got closer again than they did in the pilot,” Carter said with a laugh during an appearance at the fourth annual Hero Complex Film Festival, where he and two of the show’s writers, Glen Morgan and Darin Morgan, appeared on stage to celebrate the show’s 20th anniversary.

“I knew they should never be together,” he said. “It was wrong, but in the end, after the show was over, of course, if you saw the second movie you know that they are together.”

Watch the video above to hear more from Carter about what prompted that decision.

The Hero Complex Film Festival kicked off May 10 at the Chinese 6 Theatres with a John Carpenter double feature and feisty Q&A. Saturday afternoon brought a screening of “The Mist” and a discussion of that film’s shocking ending with writer-director Frank Darabont and surprise guest Thomas Jane.

Saturday night belonged to Guillermo del Toro, who shared an exclusive preview of his upcoming “Pacific Rim” and gave lively responses to questions between showings of “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth.”

On Sunday afternoon, Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin discussed “Independence Day” sequel possibilities after a screening of that film, and were joined by surprise guest Jeff Goldblum and the film’s visual effects wizard Volker Engel.

— Gina McIntyre

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3 Responses to ‘The X-Files’: Chris Carter talks Mulder, Scully romance [video]

  1. evelyn says:

    If the story was written differenty then them beim g togethor would have worked,

  2. E. A. R. says:

    I think it worked nicely as the story was written. As for Chris, seriously? O_o After all this time, imo, M & S are work just fine as a couple.

  3. Paula says:

    I love to watch x-files of fox mulder and scully

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