The X-Files (1993–2002)
"The X Files" (original title)

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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 / ... (201 episodes, 1993-2002)
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 Fox Mulder (178 episodes, 1993-2002)
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 Walter Skinner / ... (81 episodes, 1994-2002)
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FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are different: Mulder is a believer in the paranormal while Scully is not. Together, they investigate paranormal cases which takes them all the way to alien conspiracies within the U.S. government and even puts their lives and careers at risk. Together, they try to solve the mysteries within the U.S. government, no matter what they have to do, and along the way they try to solve any other case that's related to the paranormal. Written by yatessixecho

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Chris Carter wanted the show to end after the fifth season, when his original contract, as well as those of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny expired. Carter wanted to continue the story in a series of feature films, starting with The X Files (1998). The Fox Network, however, found demand for the show too high to cancel the series, so they instead mandated the film to fit in between series five and six of the show. Carter found writing seasons five and six as well as the film very difficult, as he had to craft a screenplay that would not require the audience to have seen the show to understand it, and episodes of the series that would tie in to the film, but not rely directly on the film's plot to make sense. See more »

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

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Scully: I have never met anyone so passionate and dedicated to a belief as you. It's so intense that sometimes it's blinding.
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The opening credits of the first 7 seasons include an extreme close-up of an eye blinking. In the 8th season credits, the eye belongs to 'Gillian Anderson (I)'. See more »

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Quite simply the best television show ever
25 January 1999 | by (Lisbon, Portugal) – See all my reviews

"The X-Files" is the show which re-defined television, and in a few years time it will become known as THE show of the 90s. First of all, don't think "Fight the Future" - the movie was nowhere near as smart or well-written as the series, and was only a sort of Hollywood-esque approach to the concept of the show. Although some episodes are a bit on the downside, the majority of X-Files episodes are true masterpieces which really challenge our "little grey cells" in a way no other TV program does. Great cinematography, great writing, great FX and an always amazing soundtrack by Mark Snow turn "The X-Files" into a chilling television experience.


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