Like clues in an FBI case, small bits and pieces about the upcoming "X-Files" TV series reboot on Fox are emerging. In the most recent clip, released last night, we have Mulder popping a very important question -- though not the one that "X-Files" fans have wanted to hear for years.
"Are you ready for this, Scully?" he asks the partner who investigated all things supernatural, extraterrestrial and just plain creepy with him on air for nine years. "I don't know there's a choice," Scully replies.
In the 17-second clip called "Ready" we also get a glimpse of what looks like a crashed plane engine, and a flashlight-armed military-looking squad skulking through the ever-present fog.
Thus far the teases for the new show have been slim indeed, and this doesn't really give us much more. The first teaser released was really just a recap of the previous nine seasons.
The second was a little juicier and featured "not only Mulder and Scully, but also a possible crashed UFO, soldiers, a cryptic autopsy, someone stepping on the iconic "I Want to Believe" UFO poster from Mulder's office and a few other tidbits," according to my fellow Crave writer Bonnie Burton.
Now, however, that video has been mysteriously reclassified as "private" on YouTube so it can't even be seen anymore. Think it's the Syndicate at work? We're not quite sure, but we know that the truth is out there -- so let's have it, Fox! Where'd that trailer go? Actually, I asked Fox exactly that and will update this story once I hear back. [Update, 8:00 p.m. PT: The trailer is available again.]
I guess for now, it's just glimpses and glimmers for all us fans till the show debuts in January. I do know one thing: I'm definitely ready. How about you?