If this film ignores the last couple of seasons, I'm OK with that. For me, The X-Files ended with Season 7. I'm thrilled beyond belief that they're not getting back into the alien-conspiracy bull****. That had to be the most unsatisfying long-form story in television history. I always preferred the one-shots. A standalone story with these people is great news. The first movie, while good, was a huge wasted opportunity. While they still had the whole world watching, they could have wrapped the alien plotline up, and gone home triumphant. I'd consider Scully a sexy smart chick if it weren't for the fact that every week she'd discover that her world view was incorrect, and yet would instantly reset back to "unconvinced skeptic" the following week. By season three or four, you wanted to shake her like an infant every time she said, "There has to be a reasonable explanation for this." The only thing that worries me is that Carter is directing. He directed what is possibly the worst (or "so-bad-it's-GOOD") X-Files episode with "First-Person Shooter," and a lot of his other episodes were all over the place. Too bad they didn't try to get Bowman back. Or is he still in film-director jail after Elektra?