Holy crap! xfilesnews.com has a video of the trailer for the long-awaited (at least by me) X-Files sequel; one that appears to differ from the teaser shown at WonderCon. The trailer was unveiled at the Paley Television Festival, and the video was filmed off the screen -- the footage seems to have been taken with a fairly decent camera, though, so I'm not sure it's technically a bootleg. The clip doesn't give away much about the plot, but the X-Files standards seem to be present and accounted for: Abducted girl? Check. Nefarious medical experiments? Check. Creepy snow-bound adventures? Check. Mulder-Scully smooch? Uh, probably not, as we reported here. But July still can't come soon enough.

I'm a huge, huge X-Files fan (my baby sister Dana may or may not be named after one of the main characters, and I may or may not have had something to do with that), so I've been geeking out ever since learning that this project was finally a go after years of development hell. No other show -- no, not even Lost -- has been able to convey as much wide-eyed, awestruck wonder at the unknown and supernatural. And no other show has given us archetypal characters as enduring as Mulder and Scully. You'll be hearing a lot from me about this movie in the months to come.

Please tell us what you think of the trailer and the film in the comments. I'm especially curious to hear people's feelings about the plot being a "stand-alone" story rather than part of the series' famous "mythology."