“It was all about the adrenaline,” says Paul W. Smith, the producer who created the sitcom “The X-Files” and is credited with turning it into a smash hit.
“There were no rules.
It was just like a wild goose chase.”
A decade later, the show is still going strong, with a slew of sequels and spinoffs, a spinoff series, spinoffs starring Wahlberg and “The Big Bang Theory” star James Franco, and a spin-off about a young couple on a cruise ship.
But Smith says that the series is not about the X-files anymore.
Instead, it’s about how we navigate our own lives and our relationships with the world.
“I don’t want to talk about the past, but I want to make sure that it’s the present,” he says.
“So it’s not ’90’s X-fans versus 20’s X. It’s the future of this relationship, this love and the world, and the characters we create around them.”
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“It’s an extremely long-lasting show,” Smith says.
There’s no doubt about it: Smith says he was “in love with the X” from the beginning.
The series was inspired by the original series, which starred Patrick Stewart as the mysterious X-Man, played by a then-unknown actor.
It would be another decade before Smith found his voice.
“When I was young, I liked to watch the X,” he recalls.
“My favorite X-men are [Sylvester] LeBeau and [David] Boreanaz.
And they were great films, but there was so much more to this universe than that. “
The show was very much inspired by those movies and the stories.
I thought, What is it like to live in this world, in this universe? “
The one thing that I was always interested in was the science-fiction movies, the original ‘Star Trek,’ the original films of ‘The X Files,’ ‘The Avengers,’ and ‘Terminator.’
“If you were in a movie, the characters would never tell you what’s going on. “
I was in love with it and it was a part of me that was not really allowed to express,” he continues.
“If you were in a movie, the characters would never tell you what’s going on.
It changed me. “
And the XFiles has changed me so much.
It changed me.
I got to watch movies that I would never have been allowed to see, because there was a very strict rule.
And that is what I was allowed to do.
And the XF universe has changed my life.
It has changed everything.
And I don’t know if you can tell by the way that I write my characters, but the other side of me is very, extremely intelligent. “
At the same time, there’s a whole other side to me.
And I don’t know if you can tell by the way that I write my characters, but the other side of me is very, extremely intelligent.
I love the X, and I love being around people who are like that, and there’s not a bad person in the world.”
He is also the first to admit that he is not perfect.
He says he doesn’t take himself too seriously.
“Sometimes I feel like I’m just a little bit more self-absorbed,” he confesses.
“Maybe I should say that I am.
I don- “I feel like my character has a personality. “
But it’s my way of being myself.
I don- “I feel like my character has a personality.
There is a sort of ‘I’ inside me, and that is not the case with the other characters.
“For the most part, I’m happy and content, but then there’s always a little part of my character that wants to be different. “
That part of myself is a little more in the ’80s, ’90, ’00,” he explains.
“For the most part, I’m happy and content, but then there’s always a little part of my character that wants to be different.
And when I say ‘different,’ I don ‘mean’ different.
It is what it is.”
The X-file was not just a fun ride.
It helped define Smith’s career.
“People didn’t necessarily like it.
I wasn’t the most popular person in school, and people didn’t like it,” he admits.
“We were a little too young for them to be excited about that show.
It kind of came across as a bit weird, but they were just so in love, and it made them very excited to watch it.”
Smith’s character is not just another man-in-training.
He’s a man who is determined to be the best at everything he does.
He is the creator