Chris Carter needs no introduction but as it’s customary to follow those very words with an introduction allow me to do just that. Christopher Carl Carter (born October 13, 1956) is a screenwriter, producer and director best known as the creator of The X-Files and Millennium. Upon the creation and production of The X-Files in 1993, Chris Carter started a production company called Ten Thirteen Productions. It is named in honour of Carter’s own birthday and anniversary, which is October 13. It will not be lost on any of you that today is that very date.
For any fan of Millennium or The X-Files, Ten Thirteen resonates as far more than a collection of numbers. Not only is it the birthday of their creator but those numbers appear throughout the episodes of all Ten Thirteen’s output in recognition of the man who created them. Spotting them makes for a great drinking game I am told but due to the frequency of their appearance that might not be wise.
Yesterday I was contacted by a wonderful lady and ardent Ten Thirteen fan by the name of Joselyn, who shared with me a rather stunning video she has made to commemorate this special event and pay her tribute to Chris Carter and his wonderful work. It is a pleasure to bring her video tribute to you today and I’m sure you will enjoy it as much as do!
I thought the video was beautiful and a true testament to the creativity Chris Carter’s various visions inspired, and continue to inspire, in the countless individuals who are fans of his work. On that rather wonderful note I hope you will join with all of us at BackToFrankBlack and Chris Carter’s fans the world over in wishing him a very Happy Birthday!