Pushed, Anderson concedes that Close Encounters of the Third Kind had a big effect on her life, as did the Star Wars trilogy…

"It was the enormity, the complete experience of getting lost in a film," she recalls. "And the excitement of that, the awe."

And does she think the audience ever gets to experience that kind of awe from The X-Files?

"Oh, I don’t know," she replies. "People get scared by it. It’s an important show because of the quality and the risks that are taken, but I don’t know how life-changing it is."

Sydney Morning Herald, Feb 1996

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