The X-Files is coming back for six episodes, as even the aliens know by now. There's pressure on the new production to up the ante, amp the action. It's a faster world now than The X-Files operated in before, even if the show was way ahead of its time. Why come back now--and for just a half-dozen doozies? It can't be for the romance. Fans may get some gratification out of a Scully-Mulder consummation, but you don't dig up the dead for romance. That's necrophilia. No, you resurrect icons only if there is major work to do. And that means just one thing vis-a-vis X-Files: a full-scale alien invasion.
Anything else is going to get a response like "they should have let sleeping dogs lie." The whole show is underpinned by the idea that aliens have been planning to colonize earth since WWII--they just haven't been able to get their shit completely together. Expect some seriously organized aliens in the reboot, with sharp plans and capabilities. Otherwise expect some disappointed fans.
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