X-Files: Gillian Anderson's David Duchovny Walk Of Fame Tribute Was Hilarious

This week, ‘X-Files’ star David Duchovny was awarded his star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.

But it was his co-star Gillian Anderson who inadvertently stole the show on the big day, turning in a rather brilliant tribute to her old chum.

She couldn’t make the ceremony herself, so instead sent a note to be read out during the event.

And it turned out to be a eulogy.

“He was a nice man,” she wrote, solemnly.

“A kind man. Quite smart. He liked avocado and pilates. Actor, writer, friend. He will always be my shining star. May his soul be forgiven and rest in peace.”

Well played, Agent Scully. Well played.

The pair have just returned to screens in the rebooted 'X-Files’, the first episode airing on Fox in the US on Sunday night.

Sadly, the response to the first episode – the first since 2002 – was decidedly mixed.

Tim Goodman in The Hollywood Reporter called it 'underwhelming’.

“Why the need to revisit this show now? Nostalgia?” he asked.

“What we’re left with is a very underwhelming hour that will force even die hard fans (and yes, I was one of them) to consider whether pushing onward is really worth the time.”

Yahoo US’s Ken Tucker said: “The new X-Files hour is fine for what it is, but it lacks the kick of minty-freshness, in favour of the musty tang of mythology. It’s a mythology excavated and renovated to do 2016 work its mostly 20th Century original apparatus wasn’t designed to sustain.”

Jonathan Bernstein in the Daily Telegraph added: “Reminding audiences of decades-old disappointment probably wasn’t the sort of nostalgia that was intended when the notion of reviving The X-Files as a 'six hour-event’ was conceived, but, sadly, that’s the impression left by this first episode.”

However, he added that 'on a positive note, the years have not lessened the chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson’.

Meanwhile, Jeff Jenson in Entertainment Weekly said: “A return to transcendence? Too much to ask. Above-average artfulness? That’s a reasonable expectation… It’s possible that four weeks from now, we might be saying that this mini-series succeeded more than it failed.”

It starts on Channel 5 in the UK next month.

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