I think science is about the search for God; it just comes at it from a different angle than religion.
There’s always the pressure to make the movie good.
When something original works, then everyone wants to copy it. But if you’re trying to do something that no one’s ever seen before it’s frightening.
I wasn’t a big science-fiction fan growing up. But I loved Jules Verne and Sherlock Holmes. Both came into play on ‘The X-Files.’
People thought the storyline and characters for ‘X-Files’ made it a ‘dark’ show, but I never saw it that way. I always thought Mulder and Scully were the light in dark places.
Respect yourself, your Opponent and the Game
I grew up a child of Watergate. It gave me a good dose of skepticism about authority. One of my favorite movies is ‘All the President’s Men.’ Woodward and Bernstein, those guys were my heroes. I have a degree in journalism.
Learning to fly an airplane taught me a way of thinking, an approach to problem-solving that was applicable and effective. Pilots are very methodical and meticulous, and artists tend not to be.
I love jazz and funk, because it’s hard. If it’s not hard, it’s not worth doing.
It’s really hard to scare people on network television. You’ve got to be smart about it. You’ve got to parcel out the scares.
He is a leader among leaders.
I hope that I’m not simply defined by ‘The X-Files,’ and I hope I have more work that is important to do.