” There are things I’m doing with ‘The After’ that would’ve never flown on ‘The X-Files’ and on network television, so it’s more permissive. That’s not to say that you want to abuse that. I think that a show like ‘The X-Files’ actually worked better as a network show with the restraints put on it, the censorship that was applied. “


” It’s so interesting that when I finished ‘The X-Files’ in 2002, the – call it the political and cultural climate in America – was one of fear, and trust of government. Because we put ourselves in the hands of the authority who was going to protect us. And, you know, we gave up a lot of our liberties to Homeland Security, etc. “


” The real challenge in doing a TV show is in what I would call the maintenance energy. You take that creative energy and you use it every week, of course. But you then need to maintain the quality of the stories, and it’s harder to do. “


” It’s really hard to scare people on network television. You’ve got to be smart about it. You’ve got to parcel out the scares. “


” So many things for me are unfortunate in the commercialization of something that is special. It’s like when Led Zeppelin appears in Cadillac commercials. There’s something that is taken away from your love of this thing and your connection to it. “


” If you look at ‘The X-Files’ generally, we did 202 episodes. About 80% of them are not ‘mythology’ episodes, which tend to be the epic episodes. They deal with the big conspiracies, the search for Mulder’s sister. They deal with what I would call the ‘saga’ of ‘The X-Files. “


” You have these catch-phrases that you associate with ‘The X-Files’: ‘Trust No One,’ ‘Deny Everything.’ ‘Believe the Lie’ was one of them. “



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