|On December 16, 1996, Nick Lea joined fans for an on-line chat on Fox World's
IRC server. Nick went above and
beyond the call to answer fan's questions, staying two hours to answer as many questions as he could.
Toward the end of the chat, Melinda McGraw (Melissa Scully) arrived and sent
some messages to fans as well. Here's a transcript of the event.
<Trace> How do you feel about all of the abuse that your character has been taking on the show?
<lgg> what do you enjoy most of your character?
<Nick> Hello to everyone who's called in. It's wonderful to know that people are interested.
<Cat-woman> If you could be any character, in any show or film, what character would you be?
<Fountain> Anymore Canadian TV in the future?
<Almohada> You do a wonderful job portraying such a horrid character. How do you prepare
yourself to play such a role?
<KingRich> How many more seasons will your character be with the X-files?
<Queequeq> Can you please type "Hello Queequeg" it would really be an honor:)
<G-Woman> Hey, Nick....I'm the Aussie gal, studying acting at NYU, who met her
American fiancÚ via the X-Files, fell in love with him and was proposed to
over the "X-Philes Anonymous" IRC Chat....Shadowfax and I would love you to
come to our wedding, babe...Please?!?!?!
<Venus> How would you like your character to go in later episodes?
<Matthew> Nick, do you do your own stunts?
<Selena> Nick, Do you speak Russian?
<Solace> Do you think the X-Files have affected your acting career?
<Melissa> do ou appreciate your fans.. or do they annoy you?
<Cat-woman> First of all I would like to say how much I admire your work
<Benefacto> Nick: IF you can actually read this...What are the chances of your return? Small or big?
<Barnett> how do you find working on "Genderbender"?
<Adam> Are you going to be in the movie?
<Tiberius2> How can a young guy like Krycek have so much power?
<Venus> Do you plan on attending any more X-Files conventions? I would LOVE to meet you!
<Loqovo> What was your reaction when you read that Alex was going to have an arm cut off?
<Almohada> do you find all of this attention annoying, seeing as XF seems to dim any other
recoginition of your previous and possibly your future work?
<Lancer> how did you get started
<DrBambi> I love guitars, so I've got to know, what's your favorite guitar that you own, or that
you want desperately, or both? :)
<Kathryn1> Do you wish you were a good guy now? seems like you get your butt kicked alot:)
<Miwa> PLEAASE at least HI, to me. I'm dying for!
<SrSq123> If they gave out Emmy's for best supporting actor taking a good whipping, you would
win! How do you feel about that? :)
<Kimber> You've said before you enjoy working on the X-Files but other than your appearences on
the Show what are you more interested in doing Movies or TV?
<Spooky> What's the meaning of life???
<Avatar> Can we wait for a showdown with Cancer Man??
<Moira> If you could have dinner with anyone from history, who would it be?
<Mars> Are you a Vancouver Canucks fan?
<Dylan> Nick - regarding Tunguska/Terma - I don't know if you can discuss it, but you've
previously described an Alex Krycek very different from the man we saw here. Any comments?
<Avatar> Is Krycek going to meet Marita Covarrubias??
<Oer> Is Krycek Mulder gone bad?
<jojoo> Would you like to direct an episode one day?
<krycek> Will The X-Files end after 5 seasons? Hello from everyone here in Texas!!!
<SrSg123> Nick--how's about a virtual kiss?
<knights> Hi from israel nick!!!!!!
<Shadowfax> Nick: "Is your Russian KGB character MORE powerful than the Cigarette-Smoking Man?"
<mars> What is the most compelling dream you've ever had?
<Benefacto> Nick: Does the directors chair beckon at all? OR have you not had the opportunity?
<liza> are you single?
<Miwa> Do you think Krycek will be die because of Mulder in the future?
<Zora> Nick: Do you remember me from the convention in New Jersey last November?
My dad's the guy who asked you to write "Krycek is gay" on his program, and you
wrote "peace and love" on my script.
<MadHatter> How long do you think your character can last with Mulder AND CSM after him?
<_x-phile> What is the moment you most laughed on the set?
<mermaid3> Who is the lame brain who came up with the idea of Krycek losing an arm????
<Sam> Nick, what was your name on Jake?
<Leland> Nick what was your reaction to "Once A Thief", and were you disapointed it wasn't
better received by the network and the audiences
<SpaceCat> How do you feel about being adored? has fame changed you? have you let it, or have
you tried to resist?
<Miwa> Are you still playing golf with Mitch?
<Fade_> N I C K :) :) :) Did you play the good guy on the first Terminator movie?
<Aurellia> What is the easiet way to be an extra on the show? And are there any openings for
computer effects? : )
<tiki> Nick, please answer me just once? Am very excited to "meet" you.
<mars> What spawned the writers to give your character his name?
<Praetoria> Nick, do you feel that your character still as life in him yet, or do you think he
will be kill off like X?
<Miwa> Could you tell me your middle name, Nick?
<jojoo> How do you prepare yourself for a day of shooting?
<Aurellia> Hobbies?? What would you be doing if you weren't acting?
<_x-phile> Do you think you will come to Montreal one day?
<KingRich> Nick: who is your favorate actor/actress?
<_FeRReT> Nick - Do you have a web-page? And can you please say FeRReT is the Ultimate X-Files fan :)
<Lancer> You were born in canda weren't you
<mars> Nick, I'm still wondering about your astrological chart? Come on...
<DScully> Nick: Who is the person in your life that has always been there to back you up?
Who do you give thanks to..for giving you help with your career and your life (besides
yourself of course)!?
<alsoelois> Nick- when you and Mitch play golf, who wins- are what are your handicaps?
<germ_asks> Nick: I have this throbbing pain in my lower back, what do you recommened I do?
<FeRReT> Nick - Do you have a web-page? And can you please say "FeRReT is the Ultimate X-Files fan" :)
<adamm> how long is a day of shooting
<MOEslf> have you ever played DD in basketball?
<adamm> how many days does it take to shoot the show
<Aurellia> Who do you model the character Krycek after? ..do you base him on someone?
<liza> what's the weirdest question you've ever been asked by a fan?
<^Spooky^> Do you think that the X-Files is "A Family Show"? Me and my Mother Always watch The
X-Files together on Sun. .... I'm 14 ... Please Mention my name Daniel Leathers
<KingRich> Nick: What kind of music do you listen to?
<DScully> Nick: did acting come naturally to you..or is it something that you really had to work at?
<kaycee> Ohhh, Nick, just a little how do you do, before I pass out???
<Oer> Don't you think Mulder and Krycek have simularities?
<jojoo> How do you keep in shape?????????????????????????
<RatLover> Nick: Are you offended by my name? Is that why you haven't answered me?
<Nancy> i'm not leaving till i see my name
<moira> Nick what is your favorite piece of literature?
<rhyst> Nick, Friendly hello from down under
<YourNick> nick, i heard that mitch had read for several parts before he got the role of
skinner, i was wondering if you had any similar experience
<germ_asks> Nick: with your permission, I would like to craete a statue in your honor, twice
the size of that one in new york.
<mars> Do you like celtic music and Gregorian chanting?
<Weezee> Nick, What is your ideal woman? Or do you have an ideal?
<G-Woman> ANy plans to record or release your music Nick...a duet with James Taylor perhaps :)!!
<GlaciuS> ARE you and DD,GA,MP,CC live near each other?
<knights> please answer me.. what can u say about chris carter and where does he get the ideas
for his scripts?????
<liza> are you going to use your popularity to do some good in the world?
<DScully>(To Melinda) You have a great boyfriend!!!!!!!!!!!11
<alsoelois> Nick- the burning question- boxers or briefs? (You want my fantasies to be accurate,
don't you?) ; )
<GoldoraK> You're from Canada, but from where exactly?
<victoire> Being a Canadian, what do you think about Quebec wanting to leave Victoire, I was
in London when I heard the news that "yes" had won. And I cried in the cab, because I was happy.
<tanyak> I'm getting married in June...need another usher...wanna volunteer?
<Alien> Nick Can u just say BYE Mark to me PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! then i can go
<Fade_> NICK: If you could choose another character to play on the x-files, besides Alex, who
would it be???
<Aurellia> With DD and GA wanting more time off do you foresee yourself getting a ep centered
on Krycek? Much like Mitch's Avatar..
<SrSg123> If you could be a cheese, what cheese would you be? Don't tell me cheese on your
leather strap either
<Laramina> Nick: What was your chilhood dream?
<liza> what do you want to be when you grow up?
<MOEslf> hey, say "Whatzup to the hommes in NY"
<Sam> Nick, when will you be on Moloney?
<Dylan> Nick: You know, there's a large contingent of fanfic authors who write about you.
Anything to say to them?
<DScully> Nick: this is for Melinda: were you saddened that your character Melissa Scully was killed? Does she forsee herself coming back at all?
<cat-woman> Nick: I live in Holland and got up at 4 am for this......could you maybe please...please
send me a singned picture of yourself?
<germ_asks> Nick Nick! Nick!: hey Nick, can I bring you to my class's Show And Tell? I never have
anything interesting to show the class!! please please perty please!!!????
<chuk_babe> nick, did you think after your first appearance of XF that you would ever come back?
<KaDeVault> Nick, i can barely keep my eyes open but you havent said hi:)
<liza> what are you doing for Christmas?
<Kimber> hey nick how do you feel about the fact you have been voted as having the best
Jean Butt on the X-Files?
<mermaid3> Nick, I'm sorry for calling Chris a lame brain, will you forgive me???
<RatLover> If you were an American Gladiator, what would your name be?
<Whit> Nick, you said that you like to travel? Where are some of your favorite spots?
<liza> what picture do you hanging on your bathroom wall?
<Nick> Hey everyone, I,m actually typing this one! Talented or what?!
<Nick> Watch for Melinda in January on Larry Sanders!
<Nick> Thank you so much to everyone that made the time to join in, it means alot to me! Keep watching the show, because there arent enough good shows on . They need your support and you are sending a message whether you Know it or not. I really hope evryone has asafe and happy Christmas. Make sure you tell the people that you love...that you do! TRUST NO ONE...EXCEPT ME!
<Nick> Peace and Love, Nicholas Lea.