X is a fictional character created in 1952 by Ian Fleming who featured him in 12 novels and 2 short story collections. After Fleming’s death X novels were written by Kingsley Amis, John Pearson, John Gardner, Raymond Benson and Sebastian Faulks. The character has also been used in the longest running and most financially successful English language film franchise to date, starting in 1962 with Dr. No.
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Residing next to a cemetery and a swamp at 0001 Cemetery Lane, in a gloomy mansion, they are supposedly the only sole surviving family of the X clan. Their family credo is “We gladly feast on those who would subdue us”. For nearly half a century, none of them had names which were given to them before their TV release. Which well loved, eccentric family am I talking about?
X is a short story written by Scott Fitzgerald and first published in Colliers Magazine during 1921. Development rights to the story were held for years by the late Hollywood mogul Ray Stark. He retained those rights until his death, when they were purchased from his estate and used for an adaption of the story as the 2008 film of the same name, which was directed by David Fincher. What is X?
X is an American science fiction and television series created by Gene Roddenberry. The franchise also includes dozens of computer and video games, hundreds of novels and instances of fan fiction, several fan-created video productions, as well as a themed attraction in Las Vegas. Although it was publicly marketed as “a western in outer space” Roddenberry based it on Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, intending each episode to act on two levels: as a suspenseful adventure story and as a morality tale. What is X? (Hint: The Wrath of Khan, The Voyage Home, The Search for Spock)
X was created as a replacement for Ostwald The Lucky Rabbit, an earlier cartoon character created by the Disney studio for Charles Mintz of Universal Studios. X debuted in a cartoon called ‘Plane Crazy’ in 1928. On November, 1978 X became the first cartoon character to have a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. X’s name has also been known to appear fraudulently on voter registration lists, most recently in the 2008 US Presidential Election.