Exclusive: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson to reunite for 'X-Files' panel

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Believe it.

Three months after celebrating their sci-fi classic’s 20th anniversary at Comic-Con, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are reuniting once again.

This time, the pair that brought Mulder and Scully to life will appear together at New York City’s Paley Center, where they’ll discuss “the iconic sci-fi series that largely defined the paranoid thriller for the nineties, and whose influence can still be felt in supernatural dramas airing today,” according to the event’s official description.

Those words echo something creator Chris Carter said at the anniversary panel this summer: “The suspicion and conspiracy theories are so much more rampant today. You could do the show now,” he explained. “You couldn’t really do the show in 2002 because people trusted the government — or wanted to. We went through a period there where The X-Files was not relevant.” That time, apparently, is over.

Both Duchovny and Anderson, too, have remained relevant since The X-Files ended its broadcast run in 2002. (A feature film adaptation hit theaters in 1998; a sequel, The X-Files: I Want To Believe, arrived 10 years later.) Since 2007, Duchovny has starred on Showtime’s Californication, which returns for a seventh season in 2014.  Anderson has kept busy with British productions such as the BBC’s 2011 adaptation of Great Expectations and 2013′s The Fall. She also has a recurring role on NBC’s Hannibal.

“The Truth Is Here: David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files” comes to New York City’s Paley Center Saturday, Oct. 12 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets for members go on sale Sept. 25 at noon; tickets for the general public go on sale Sept. 27 at noon. Both can be found at the Paley Center’s website.

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