The X Files: I Want to Believe

Character: Dana Scully

Directed by: Chris Carter

Written by: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz

Produced by: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz

Cast Members: David Duchovny, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly, Alvin ‘Xzibit’ Joiner

Released date: July 25, 2008

Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery

Two former FBI detectives are called upon to work together on a case concerning a priest who claims that he experiences psychic visions.

• Believe Again
• To find the truth, you must believe
• To understand the truth, you have to believe
• It’s time for Mulder and Scully to believe

Notable Mentions
• Gillian Anderson told The New York Times that it was harder than she expected for her to get back into character as Dana Scully to make this movie after five years had passed since the end of the television show. The Times quoted her as saying, “I walked in thinking, it’s going to be like riding a bicycle. It wasn’t. It was like riding a unicycle. I’d been trying so hard to stretch myself in other roles, and to catch myself when I did anything that remotely resembles Scully, that when I was put back in the ring with her, my brain started misfiring.”
• Gillian Anderson was pregnant with her third child while filming. He was the second baby she had while was working on The X-Files. One episode of the series was named after her daughter, Piper Maru, and her son’s name, Felix, is an anagram of “X-File”. In addition, Gillian’s third child, Oscar, was named after one of the characters from the last episode of season ten, “My Struggle II”.

Character Quotes
• This stubbornness of yours, it’s why I fell in love with you.
• This isn’t my life anymore, Mulder. I’m done chasing monsters in the dark.
• You know, the truth is, I worrry about you, and the effects of long-term isolation.

Script developed by Never Enough Design