Welcome to my X-Files Corner ... with the departure of the show from Vancouver after the fifth season which ended in 1998, this site has not much new material. Most of the items below were taken from Vancouver newspapers and other Canadian media, starting in 1994 with an interview on the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -- national radio) with Gillian Anderson that I transcribed and posted to alt.tv.x-files (and which became the basis of my first X-Files web page). Other items were sent to me from Internet pen pals in exotic locations like Australia and Japan.
Despite my interest in the show, I never once ran into either cast or crew filming, although I participated in the grand finale of the fifth season filmed in General Motors Place, the local hockey/basketball stadium and the "Cancer Benefit" which preceded that. I also attended the party for the third season finale which featured numerous cast members, and in my Internet technical support job, I had to call up someone in the X-Files office (they were our customers) to give them help. (I didn't know who the customer was in advance, so when someone at the other end answered "The X-Files," I just about fell out of my chair.)
If you're planning a visit to Vancouver, there are plenty of X-Files locations to explore. A book called Reel Vancouver by Ken MacIntyre, published by Whitecap Books in 1996 (ISBN 1551105063, available cheaply at places like Amazon), has a 40-page chapter on X-Files' locations up to the end of the third season. I have scanned in the front cover and back cover of this book.
In 1999, a book about the X-Files in Vancouver called X Marks The Spot -- On Location with The X-Files (ISBN 1551520664) was published, written by location managers Todd Pittson and Louisa Gradnitzer. It includes plot synopses for all the Vancouver-produced episodes, and lots of trivia and interesting information about where the shows were filmed. It contains over 150 photographs of sets, locations, crew and cast. Click on this link to see the cover.
Another item of interest released late in 1999 was the video X-Philes, a look at X-File fandom. There are interviews with Vancouver actors Dean Haglund and Bruce Harwood as well as Rebecca Toolan and lots of fans, including myself seated in front of a room at the 2400 Motel, used in filming some episodes as well as glimpses of some local scenery. This video used to have its own website where you could order it, but not any more. If you go to YouTube and search for "kerry mccluskey x-philes" (without the quote marks), the documentary is there. I can be seen in Part 2 at 4:24 and in Part 4 at 4:20 (keep watching, I show up again at 5:55).
X-FILES VIDEO COLLECTION
In 2019, I was on the verge of throwing out about a dozen VHS tapes with X-Files related stuff on them. Back when the show was on, I would assiduously record just about anything I could get my hands on that was X-Files related on TV: appearances by the stars on talk shows, tidbits from gossip shows, even complete episodes of programs where the stars made an appearance.
Typically these excerpts should be uploaded to YouTube (and some of them already have been by other people and, in a few cases, me), but that platform, which I got kicked off once because the people holding the rights to the things I uploaded complained, was not an option.
With the advent of the <video> tag in HTML 5, things became a lot easier for me to host videos on my various WWW sites, so I have created a separate
VIDEO PAGEfor my X-Files material. These are organized in the same way the original tapes were, which does not necessarily mean these are in some kind of logical order.
Many of them are undated, but you have information relating to the dates, please send me some e-mail.
FROM CANADIAN TV GUIDE, MAY 2, 1998:
FROM CANADIAN TV GUIDE, OCTOBER 4-10, 1997: