5 ways to get ready for the return of ‘The X-Files’

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David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in "The X-Files: Reopened." (Ed Araquel/FOX via AP)
David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in "The X-Files: Reopened." (Ed Araquel/FOX via AP)

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson return as Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in “The X-Files: Reopened.” (Ed Araquel/FOX via AP)

The wait is almost over, “X-Files” fans: We’re just two days away from the premiere of the 10th season miniseries “The X-Files: Reopened” (9 p.m. Sunday on Fox), and we’ve got a few ways for you to prepare this weekend:

Find out what’s in store for the six-episode revival. We’ll see the return of several cast favorites, both mythology and standalone episodes, and a post-9/11 update, to name a few. Brush up on what else to expect with this primer from the American-Statesman’s Mary Huber.

Get caught up. It’s too late to binge-watch all nine seasons before Sunday’s premiere, but there’s a shortcut: Find out which episodes to watch and which ones to skip with this guide to essential viewing, which pares the series down from 202 episodes to a, uh, manageable 64 (better get started).

Travel through the series. If spending your entire weekend binge-watching (and not sleeping) is out of the question, check out this interactive map of every “X-Files” location – including episode summaries – instead. The show never made it to Austin, but it did make stops in Houston, Dallas and the fictional town of Cheney, Texas.

See an “X-Files” actor in Austin. Mitch Pileggi, also known as FBI assistant director Walter Skinner, stars in the family drama “Tribes” at the Zach Theatre starting next week. Learn more about the show and how to get tickets here.

Go behind the scenes. Show creator Chris Carter and leads David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are joined by costars and other key players in this preview. Watch below:


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