Monday, August 22, 2011

The Real Lone Gunmen

The Lone Gunmen were a trio of conspiratorial characters who made guest appearances on television’s most paranoid and paranormal sci-fi show of the 1990s, The X-Files. They were: Melvin Frohike, John Fitzgerald Byers, and Richard Langley.

So popular were The Lone Gunmen with the fans of The X-Files that, in 2001, they received the ultimate accolade after years of playing second fiddle to Mulder and Scully: namely, a short-lived, spin-off series of their very own on the Fox network starting on March 4, 2001.

I like to think that the world of Forteana has its very own Lone Gunmen, and that's them in the photo above. From left to right: Rob Sterling (of The Knoformist), Kenn Thomas (of Steamshovel Press and Maury Island UFO, among others) and Greg Bishop (author of Project Beta and host of Radio Misterioso).

I took this photo of the conspiratorial trio at Laughlin, Nevada in 1998, and even to this day they still remind me of The Lone Gunmen!


  1. Only one problem.

    You can't really say LONE Gun MEN

  2. Wow. Looks like I might have had some hair back then.