The X-Files (1993– )
The critically adored, criminally under-rewarded shows were up for the same four awards in their final seasons: Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor, Best Drama Actress and Best Drama Writing (“Always” by “Fnl” executive producer Jason Katims). That’s not breaking news, and yeah, they lost the same awards, which quite a few people predicted as well. But to whom they lost those prizes is notable.
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Captain Marvel crashes on Earth with amnesia |
Judging from Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) voice-over narration, Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) isn’t returning home for a social call. She first crashes on Earth, and it seems likely she’s in pursuit of a shapeshifting Skrull threat in her role as a member of Starforce, a team of aliens who hunt bad guys. Fury also calls her a “renegade soldier,” so she’s probably chasing down those bad guys in defiance of her Starforce orders. She also apparently doesn’t remember her life on Earth,
Presented by Tina Fey, the In Memoriam portion of the show also paid tribute to dozens of actors including Burt Reynolds, Rose Marie, Jim Nabors, Della Reese, Jerry Van Dyke, Charlotte Rae, Bill Daily and David Cassidy. Emmy-winning actors Robert Guillaume, Reg E. Cathey and Olivia Cole also were honored.
David Ogden Stiers, who was nominated for three Emmys – twice for his role as Major Charles Emerson Winchester
So once and for all, let’s put the definitive definitions to paper, so that they can be framed and or properly filed away in the Library of Congress as anyone sees fit.
Most simply said, a TV Revival shares a continuity with the original series, and at least some original cast members.
A TV Reboot
According to The New York Times, he passed away on Monday following complications from diabetes.
He was 90 years old.
He is probably best known for his role on Fox's The X-Files in which he played Bill Mulder, the father of Mulder (David Duchovny).
Donat first appeared on The X-Files Season 2, and while his character was killed off in the sophomore finale, he went on to appear thanks to the power of flashbacks.
In total, he appeared on six episodes, with his final appearance on the sci-fi drama occurring in 1999.
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Aside from that show, he has appeared on the original Hawaii Five-0, Murder She Wrote, and even Dallas.
He was a beloved actor, and his extensive resume is a testament to that.
His wife, Maria, confirmed the news to The New York Times, citing the cause of death as complications with diabetes.
Born Pierre Collingwood Donat on January 20, 1928, in Kentville, Nova Scotia, Donat's primtime television credits included Flamingo Road (as Elmo Tyson), Dallas (Dr. Miles Pearson) and Hill Street Blues (as Schuster). Donat played William Mulder, father of David Duchovny’s Fox Mulder, on six episodes of The X-Files opposite Rebecca Toolan as Teena Mulder.
On the big screen, he appeared in The Godfather Part II, War of the Roses, The Game, and Tucker: The Man and His Dream.
Donat's soap opera roles included Stephen Markley in The Brighter Day (1958), Bert Stanton on As the World Turns (1959) and Vince Conway in Moment of Truth (1965).
He also performed through organizations like
Donat passed away on Monday at his California home of complications from diabetes, according to The New York Times. He made his X-Files debut as Bill Mulder in Season 2’s “Colony,” and reprised the role in five subsequent episodes, concluding with Season 6’s “One Son.” (Bill Mulder was dramatically killed off in the Season 2 finale, but continued to appear via flashback.)
Enjoying a screen career that spanned six decades, Donat also made appearances on Dallas
His wife, Maria, told the New York Times the cause was complications of diabetes.
Donat, perhaps most recognizable for his recurring “X-Files” role, was also a frequent stage actor, playing Cyrano de Bergerac, Prospero, Shylock, King Lear and Hadrian VII over the years.
He also guest starred on TV series like “The F.B.I.,” “Hawaii Five-o,” “Mannix,” McMillan & Wife,” “Hill Street Blues” and “Murder, She Wrote.”
Francis Ford Coppola cast Donat as a lawyer in “The Godfather Part II” after he was considered for the role of Tom Hagen in “The Godather,” a part that eventually went to Robert Duvall. Donat also played Otto Kerner in Coppola’s “Tucker: The Man and His Dream” in 1980.
The Canadian-born actor originated from Kentville,
Donat died Monday of diabetes complications at his home in Point Reyes Station, California, his wife, Maria, told The New York Times.
The Canadian-born Donat was inspired to become an actor by his uncle, British star Robert Donat, who was known for his performances in such films as Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps (1935) and, in an Oscar-winning role, Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1939).
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Charlie Says will focus on the three young women who were sentenced to death following the infamous murder case of Manson (Smith). When the death penalty was lifted, their sentence became life imprisonment. One young graduate student, Karlene Faith (Wever), was sent in to teach them, and through her the film will follow their transformations as they face the reality of their horrific crimes.
This actually sounds like it will be a fascinating film to watch and
10. Soul Eater (“The Gift”) — Mulder sought out the soul eater, a monster of Native American folklore, in the hopes that it could cure his brain disease. But when Mulder realized that the soul eater took on the diseases that it devoured,
People are still discovering this odd gem of a series, especially as it’s now easier than ever to do so: In the dark ages prior to DVDs and Netflix, if you heard about a potentially great TV show that you’d never seen before, there wasn’t an easy way to really dig in and discover it, beyond catching reruns or finding VHS tapes. Today, of course, streaming services have found that some of their most popular content are archival series that are constantly being discovered. However, in
For 218 episodes, Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Mulder (David Duchovny) investigated the unexplained, from widespread government conspiracies to "simple" creatures next door. As the franchise awaits word on its future, The Hollywood Reporter celebrates the genre drama's 25th anniversary with a look back at the show's top 25 episodes — those that were the most memorable ...
Sackheim is known for his work as director and executive producer on such series as The Americans, House and Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan. He is currently a drama series directing nominee for Ozark, a category he won in 1994 for NYPD Blue. His series directing credits also include Game of Thrones, The First, Better Call Saul, The Leftovers, The Man in the High Castle, The Walking Dead, Fear The Walking Dead, and the upcoming third season of True Detective.
In addition to his television work, Sackheim directed the Sony feature film The Glass House, starring Leelee Sobieski, Diane Lane and Stellan Skarsgard, and produced The X-Files Movie: Fight The Future for 20th Century Fox.
Sackheim is also repped by CAA and Jared Levine of Morris, Yorn, Barnes, Levine.
The series has surpassed even his expectations, running nine seasons (with an added two-season revival) and is still airing worldwide after 25 years.
On the day that the show debuted, Variety reviewer Tony Scott raved about the “ingenious script” by creator-exec producer Chris Carter. Scott continued, “The artful presentation gives TV sci-fi a boost … the series kicks off with drive and imagination.”
The show earned respectable ratings for Fox Broadcasting, in its first year of seven-nights-a-week programming. Soon there was a growing community of “X-Philes,” who used the new internet (aka “information superhighway”) to exchange ideas with other fans about the actions of FBI agents Mulder and Scully. The show quickly progressed from modest TV success to internet cult fave,
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