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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.

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 Dana Scully / ... (207 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Fox Mulder (183 episodes, 1993-2016)
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 Walter Skinner / ... (85 episodes, 1994-2016)
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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work in an unassigned detail of the bureau called the X-Files investigating cases dealing with unexplained paranormal phenomena. Mulder, a true believer, and Scully, a skeptic, perceive their cases from stand points of science and the paranormal. Written by ZachMichalik

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10 September 1993 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Several actors & actresses who co-starred or guest starred would eventually go on to prominent co-starring or recurring roles in Stargate: SG-1 and/or its spin-offs:

-Amanda Tapping (Col. Carter).

-Don S. Davis (General Hammond).

-Mitch Pileggi (Colonel Caldwell).

-Teryl Rothery (Dr. Janet Frasier).

-Colin Cunningham (Major Paul Davis).

-Megan Leitch (Captain Ke'ra).

-Steven Williams (General Vidrine).

-Bill Dow (Dr. Bill Lee).

-Elizabeth Rosen (Lt. Jennifer Hailey).

-Jamil Walker Smith (Master Sgt. Ronald Greer).

-Willie Garson (Marty Lloyd). See more »

Goofs

In numerous episodes in the earlier seasons, characters are seen driving cars with British Columbia License plates. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: I've often felt that dreams are answers to questions we haven't yet figured out how to ask.
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Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the logo for Ten Thirteen Productions is shown, and a child's voice says "I made this!" See more »

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The most intricately perfect work of art.
20 October 2002 | by (Jerusalem, Israel) – See all my reviews

I find it hard to comment on The X- Files because it simply transcends words. It's an intelligent masterpiece, an epos of beautifully complicated scenarios, plots and characters. Eruditely taking on the grayest of areas, confronting those things under your bed and inside your closet thus bringing new meaning to the fears brought on by conventions and the imprudent obstinacy of social norms. The script, the actors and the direction make the most unbelievable seem believable and the unfathomable- unfathomably real. So thought provoking that if you really let yourself dwell in its essence, it can change the way you see the world, if only just by believing in the conviction that The Truth Is Out There.


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