It’s now official, The X-Files is coming back to TVs everywhere this coming January. The topic of what shape an X-Files reboot might take came up during an edition of The /Filmcast earlier this year when David Chen noted a tweet from Escapist contributor Bob Chipman who said:
“Sketchy?” Mulder? On the surface you may think that Chipman was referring to Mulder’s occasionally discussed affinity for pornography, but no, he was referencing the ways the world’s changed since The X-Files 1990s heyday, and where we currently sit in the middle of the second decade of the 21st century. To be direct, what Chipman is referring to is the rise of “trutherism.” (more…)
UPDATE: STORY BUSTED! The woman who appeared onstage this week claiming Andy Kaufman was alive–and that she was his daughter–is a New York City actress whose actual father is a Manhattan doctor, The Smoking Gun has learned. According to a source familiar with this week’s Kaufman stunt, Alexander Tatarsky met Michael Kaufman (Andy’s brother) earlier this year while working at a Manhattan gallery exhibiting a collection of Kaufman “ephemera and artifacts” from the comedian’s personal and professional life. Tatarsky was recruited by Michael to play the role of Andy Kaufman’s daughter to continue his legacy.
Andy you son of a bitch, even in death you got us again! Well played.
Below is our story as it was originally posted:
The success this past weekend of Looper at the box office has many of the nerdy among us once again raising the possibility of real life time travel. Many of our respected scientists say it’s impossible, or at least extremely unlikely; others leave the door open saying that maybe the knowledge necessary is out there, but it eludes us with our present level of technology.
Or does it?
Washington state attorney Andrew Basiago is telling his local news that not only has he been back in time, and not only has he been back in time several times, but it was all part of a government program to send American kids back in time as part of a Project called Pegasus. According to Komo News, Project Pegasus had 140 kids and 60 adults shooting back and forth across the space/time continuum. Here’s what Basiago had to say about his experience:
“I have physically traveled in time. We have — we did over 40 years ago … My dad held my hand, we jumped through the field of energy, and we seem to be moving very rapidly but there was also a paradox and we seemed to be going no where at all.” …A tunnel was opening up in time-space just like a soap bubble being blown by a child. And when that bubble closed, we were repositioned elsewhere in time-space on the face of the Earth.”
Well that sounds like most time travel movies I’ve seen in the last 20 years. So tell us, Mr. Basiago, do you have any proof of, you know, any of this?
“In fact, during one probe, the one to Gettysburg, the Gettysburg Address, I was dressed as Union bugle boy. I was physically at Gettysburg.”
…Until his cover was nearly blown when he started woofing like they did at the old Arsenio show, and exclaiming “Whoomp, there it is!” after the address was over. But seriously, Basiago’s story sounds like that scene in 12 Monkeys where Madeleine Stowe finds the picture of Bruce Willis’ future prisoner on the battlefields of World War I.
But what the heck, let’s hear from Basiago himself in the below TV interview and then you decide if the government sent him back in time, or whether he’s just a small town lawyer with too much time on his hands.