Damn right, they’re exactly the same as they were in 1993!
The world premiere of The X-Files’ first new episode — which will air on January 24, 2016 — screened on Tuesday night at the Mipcom. According to THR, the audience warmly received the episode and “whooped and cheered as the closing credits rolled.” But what also debuted were the opening credits to the new series, which were the same credits that aired when the show debuted in 1993.
Chris Carter explained his decision to keep the credits the same and said, “We thought about doing some changes to the original credits but then it seemed like sacrilege. Those credits were on 202 episodes. They belong on these next six.” The screening of the original credits garnered “the biggest applause” of the night.