The best writers of "the X Files"

This is a list compiled of the best writers on "the X Files," ordered from greatest to least. I also list all of the episodes they wrote in order from greatest to least, with my ratings of each episode in parenthesis.


I created this about a year ago, however, I come back to it every so often because "the X-files" was filled with tons of great episodes, as well as the amazing writers behind them.
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1.
“ Episodes:

Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (9.5/10)
Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (9.5/10)
War of the Coprohages (9/10)
Humbug (9/10)

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Best Season: 3 ” - JohnSlash
 
2.
David Duchovny
David William Duchovny was born on August 7, 1960, in New York City, New York, USA. His father, Amram Ducovny, was a writer and publicist who was from a family of Jewish immigrants (from Ukraine and Poland), and worked for the American Jewish Committee. His mother, Margaret (Miller), was a Scottish-born school teacher...
“ Episodes:

The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (9.5/10) with Chris Carter
The Unnatural (9/10)
Hollywood A.D. (8.5/10)
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Story Only:

Anazasi (9/10) with Chris Carter
Colony (8.5/10) with Chris Carter
Talitha Cumi (8.5/10) with Chris Carter
Avatar (8.5/10) with Howard Gordon
William (8/10) with Chris Carter & Frank Spotnitz ” - JohnSlash
 
3.
Chris Carter
Writer, The X-Files
Born and raised in Bellflower, California, Chris Carter graduated from the California State University at Long Beach with a degree in journalism. Formerly a freelance journalist and editor of "Surfing" magazine, Carter began his career as a screenwriter in 1985 at The Walt Disney Studios. In 1992 Carter began developing projects for Twentieth Century Fox Television...
“ Episodes:

Redux II (9.5/10)
The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (9.5/10) with David Duchovny
Closure (9.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Momento Mori (9.5/10) with Spotnitz, Gilligan, and Shiban
One Son (9.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Herrenvolk (9.5/10)
Paper Clip (9.5/10)
The Truth (9.5/10)
The Blessing Way (9.5/10)
Anasazi (9.5/10)
Milagro (9/10)
Two Fathers (9/10) with Frank Spotnitz
This Is Not Happening (9/10) with Frank Spotnitz
The End (9/10)
Essence (9/10)
Existence (9/10)
The Erlenmeyer Flask (9/10)
The Post-Modern Prometheus (9/10)
Duane Barry (9/10)
Talitha Cumi (9/10)
Nisei (9/10) with Frank Spotnitz and Howard Gordon
Apocrypha (9/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Piper Maru (9/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Colony (9/10)
Improbable (9/10)
Syzygy (9/10)
Requiem (9/10)
Biogenesis (9/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Deadalive (9/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Gethsemane (8.5/10)
Irresistible (8.5/10)
Pilot (8.5/10)
Trust No 1 (8.5/10)
The Red and the Black (8.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Redux (8.5/10)
Triangle (8.5/10)
The Sixth Extinction (8.5/10)
Deep Throat (8.5/10)
Without (8.5/10)
Within (8.5/10)
How the Ghosts Stole Christmas (8.5/10)
Darkness Falls (8.5/10)
The Host (8.5/10)
The Beginning (8.5/10)
Providence (8.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Per Manum (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Patient X (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Tunguska (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Sein Und Zeit (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Three Words (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Max (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Tempus Fugit (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Red Museum (8/10)
Provenance (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Nothing Important Happened Today II (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Fire (8/10)
F. Emasculata (8/10) with Howard Gordon
Young at Heart (8/10) with Scott Kaufer
Miracle Man (8/10) with Howard Gordon
The List (8/10)
William (8/10)
Nothing Important Happened Today (7.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Chinga (7.5/10) with Stephen King
Fight Club (7.5/10)
Terma (7.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Unrequited (7.5/10) with Howard Gordon
The Jersey Devil (7.5/10)
Patience (7.5/10)
Space (7/10)

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Best Season: 5 or 6 ” - JohnSlash
 
4.
“ Episodes:

One Breath (9.5/10)
Beyond the Sea (9/10)
Ice (9/10)
Little Green Men (9/10)
Home (9/10)
E.B.E. (9/10)
Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (9/10)
Die Hand Die Verletzt (8.5/10)
The Field Where I Died (8.5/10)
Tooms (8.5/10)
Squeeze (8.5/10)
Never Again (8/10)
Blood (8/10)
3 (7.5/10)
Shadows (7.5/10)
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Best Season: 4 ” - JohnSlash
 
5.
“ Episodes:

One Breath (9.5/10)
Beyond the Sea (9/10)
Ice (9/10)
Little Green Men (9/10)
Home (9/10)
E.B.E. (9/10)
Die Hand Die Verletzt (8.5/10)
The Field Where I Died (8.5/10)
Tooms (8.5/10)
Squeeze (8.5/10)
Never Again (8/10)
Blood (8/10)
3 (7.5/10)
Shadows (7.5/10)
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Best Season: 4 ” - JohnSlash
 
6.
Frank Spotnitz
Producer, The X-Files
Award-winning American writer and producer Frank Spotnitz is Chief Executive of Big Light Productions, a London-based production company. Big Light creates and oversees a diverse slate of international television series, including drama, comedy and documentaries, and has become one of the fastest-growing independent production companies in Europe...
“ Episodes:

Closure (9.5/10) with Chris Carter
Momento Mori (9.5/10) with Carter, Gilligan, & Shiban
One Son (9.5/10) with Chris Carter
This Is Not Happening (9/10) with Chris Carter
Two Fathers (9/10) with Chris Carter
Apocrypha (9/10) with Chris Carter
Piper Maru (9/10) with Chris Carter
Leonard Betts (9/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
Biogenesis (9/10) with Chris Carter
Deadalive (9/10) with Chris Carter
End Game (8.5/10)
731 (8.5/10)
The Red and the Black (8.5/10) with Chris Carter
Emily (8.5/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
Dreamland (8.5/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
Dreamland II (8.5/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
Via Negativa (8.5/10)
Nisei (8.5/10) with Chris Carter & Howard Gordon
Providence (8.5/10) with Chris Carter
The Gift (8.5/10)
Detour (8.5/10)
Christmas Carol (8.5/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
Patient X (8.5/10) with Chris Carter
Zero Sum (8.5/10) with Howard Gordon
Sein Und Zeit (8/10) with Chris Carter
Tunguska (8/10) with Chris Carter
Max (8/10) with Chris Carter
Tempus Fugit (8/10) with Chris Carter
Jump the Shark (8/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
Our Town (8/10)
Dæmonicus (8/10)
Nothing Important Happened Today II (8/10) with Chris Carter
Millennium (8/10) with Vince Gilligan
Nothing Important Happened Today (7.5/10) with Chris Carter
All Souls (7.5/10) with John Shiban
Travelers (7.5/10) with John Shiban
Medusa (7.5/10)
Terma (7.5/10) with Chris Carter
Theef (7/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
The Amazing Maleeni (7/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
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Best Season: 8 ” - JohnSlash
 
7.
“ Episodes:

Momento Mori (9.5/10) with C. Carter, F. Spotnitz & J. Shiban
Leonard Betts (9/10) with Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban
Je Souhaite (8.5/10)
Tithonus (8.5/10)
Monday (8.5/10) with John Shiban
Emily (8.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban
Hungry (8.5/10)
Dreamland (8.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban
Dreamland II (8.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban
Small Potatoes (8.5/10)
Paper Hearts (8.5/10)
Christmas Carol (8.5/10) with Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban
Folie à Deux (8.5/10)
Field Trip (8.5/10) with John Shiban
Sunshine Days (8/10)
Soft Light (8/10)
Jump the Shark (8/10) with Vince Gilligan & John Shiban
John Doe (8/10)
Roadrunners (8/10)
Drive (8/10)
Unusual Suspects (8/10)
Pusher (8/10)
Unruhe (8/10)
Millennium (8/10) with Frank Spotnitz
Bad Blood (7.5/10)
X-Cops (7.5/10)
Kitsunegari (7.5/10) with Tim Minear
Three of a Kind (7.5/10) with John Shiban
Theef (7/10) with Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban
The Amazing Maleeni (7/10) with Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban
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Best Season: 4 ” - JohnSlash
 
8.
“ Episodes:

Kill Switch (9/10)
First Person Shooter (7.5/10) ” - JohnSlash
 
9.
“ Episodes:

Kill Switch (9/10)
First Person Shooter (7.5/10) ” - JohnSlash
 
10.
Howard Gordon
Producer, 24
“ Episodes:

Nisei (9/10) with Chris Carter & Frank Sponitz
Sleepless (8.5/10)
Avatar (8.5/10)
Conduit (8.5/10) with Alex Gansa
Fallen Angel (8.5/10) with Alex Gansa
D.P.O. (8.5/10)
Zero Sum (8.5/10)
Dod Kalm (8/10) with Alex Gansa
Grotesque (8/10)
F. Emasculata (8/10) with Chris Carter
Lazarus (8/10) with Alex Gansa
Fresh Bones (8/10)
Firewalker (8/10)
Synchrony (8/10)
Unrequited (7.5/10) with Chris Carter
Teliko (7.5/10)
Born Again (7.5/10) with Alex Gansa
Ghost in the Machine (7/10) with Alex Gansa ” - JohnSlash
 
11.
Alex Gansa
Producer, Homeland
“ Episodes:

Conduit (8.5/10)
Fallen Angel (8.5/10)
Dod Kalm (8/10)
Lazarus (8/10)
Born Again (7.5/10)
Ghost in the Machine (7/10) ” - JohnSlash