View Full Version : Kim Manners passed away from lung cancer

27-01-09, 08:40
Creative genius Kim Manners died two days ago from his lung cancer he was diagnosed with back in 1996.



This honorable man directed some of the best X Files episodes (In fact heīs the most profilic director of the show)- over 52 episodes in fact - including Humbug, Grotesque, Home, Leonard Betts, Folie a Deux, Field Trip, Requiem, Within, Without, Essence, Existence, Release or the final episode The Truth.

From his last years people will remember him for his outstanding work on TV series Supernatural where he produced and directed (He also directed most of the episodes including every season finale).

Rest in peace Kim and we extend our most heartfelt condolences to all of the lives that you touched, and those who will miss you so much.

„Kim had a blazing intensity that inspired everyone – writers, producers, actors and crew. "Kick it in the ass!“ he'd say to us. And „I love you,“ really meaning it. As long as he'd been a director, he never lost his passion for his work. Every time he got a script, he gave it his all. He was driven to execute what he saw in his mind's eye in the most powerful and beautiful way he could. On „The X-Files,“ the friendly sparring between Kim and Rob Bowman to see who could out-direct the other was a beautiful competition between two fiercely talented friends. Kim was an incredible force of life. It is hard for me to believe or accept that he is gone." – Frank Spotnitz

„Very, very sad to hear about Kim. I first met him in 2002 when he was shooting "Audrey Pauley,“ which was his 50th episode of the show (which I was writing about for Directors Guild of America Magazine). Over the years, I'd see him on and off – he was always very kind, let me come visit him on a set he was working on so that I could try and learn something about how directors work. Everyone held him in incredibly high regard – they knew who the boss was on any set he worked. Kim very kindly spend many hours on the phone with me doing interviews for „The Complete X-Files“ book. Full of rich memories – he had incredible passion for „The X-Files.“ Every story was an important piece of him. I'm sure he will be missed by many, many people." – Matt Hurwitz, The Complete X-Files: Behind the Series the Myths and the Movies

27-01-09, 08:42
My condolences go out to his family.:(

May he rest in peace.:(

27-01-09, 09:49
That's very sad.. I'm sorry to hear that :o many of the episodes you mention were quite brilliant and he no doubt had a part in that..

Rest in peace, Mr. Manners..

Legend Killer
27-01-09, 09:52
He certainly left his mark in the SciFi industry and will be missed. :(


27-01-09, 09:59
That's sad :( RIP Kim Manners

27-01-09, 10:04
That's quite a shame. :(

27-01-09, 10:12
Never was a fan of the series myself but that's a damn shame seeing how much of a fan base the series has. RIP

27-01-09, 10:59
Noooo. :(

He directed some of the best X Files episodes, as well as Supernatural. :(

27-01-09, 11:07
Aw :(

R.I.P. Kim. You'll be sorely missed :(

27-01-09, 13:44
That's awful. :( RIP.

27-01-09, 15:04
I updated my first post a little... I still canīt believe heīs gone.

27-01-09, 15:06
R.I.P Kim, I can see you're being missed so much already.