phoenixfloaz:

Dana Scully Babysits Fox Mulder in The X-Files (1993)
There’s little doubt that Fox “Spooky” Mulder would not have survived nine seasons of supernatural investigations without the help of doctor and noted skeptic Dana Scully. Sure, it’s kinda annoying that someone as brilliant and capable as Scully would have to essentially babysit a dude so deeply dedicated to his search for aliens and monsters that he’s forgotten how to play ball with the outside world. But Gillian Anderson’s shoulder-padded, eye-rolling, logical Scully ensured The X-Files was a landmark in feminist screenwriting. Scully wasn’t just a “strong female character”; she was a strong character, period.
  — The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-Fi History (x)

phoenixfloaz:

Dana Scully Babysits Fox Mulder in The X-Files (1993)

There’s little doubt that Fox “Spooky” Mulder would not have survived nine seasons of supernatural investigations without the help of doctor and noted skeptic Dana Scully. Sure, it’s kinda annoying that someone as brilliant and capable as Scully would have to essentially babysit a dude so deeply dedicated to his search for aliens and monsters that he’s forgotten how to play ball with the outside world. But Gillian Anderson’s shoulder-padded, eye-rolling, logical Scully ensured The X-Files was a landmark in feminist screenwriting. Scully wasn’t just a “strong female character”; she was a strong character, period.

  — The Most Feminist Moments in Sci-Fi History (x)

(via allthingsx-files)

xfiles-behind-the-scenes:

From the original script for “Within”:
Doggett:  “Mulder made the rounds in the secretarial pool. I don’t know if you ever knew that or not.”
Scully’s reaction to this is described as "a tightness in her throat" and she "is stung by this, in spite of herself".

xfiles-behind-the-scenes:

From the original script for “Within”:

Doggett: “Mulder made the rounds in the secretarial pool. I don’t know if you ever knew that or not.”

Scully’s reaction to this is described as "a tightness in her throat" and she "is stung by this, in spite of herself".

(via agent-lesky)

fuckyeahdavidgillian:

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson joking about one of her many husbands and talking, for what seems like the first time ever, about the time she told him she was pregnant.

DD: “There’s a guy…”
GA: “There’s this guy who works on The X-Files…”

DD: I remember when I heard you were pregnant.
GA: I remember telling you. I remember you told me that your knees went out. Do you remember that Blue had just gotten her shots? She was lying on the bed in your trailer. Blue had just gotten… you know, had been… neutered?
DD: Yeah. Well, something like that. But she was — you were— it was quite a moment.
GA: It was.
DD: Yeah.
GA: I don’t think I realized… I didn’t realize at the time how quite that moment was.
DD: Yeah. I don’t remember what I said.

IBG Conversation, July 2011

(via wendelah)