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The X-Files 

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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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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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The X Files is the big germ of Breaking Bad. Vince Gilligan not only exploded here as a fantastic writer, becoming in one of the favourite series of both the audience and the critics, found here his most relevant collaborators but also presented the basic characteristics of Walter White in characters like Robert Modell. See more »


There would have been several layers of supervision between Muldaur and Scully and Deputy Director Skinner, who would have been far too busy to personally supervise their section. See more »


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Crazy Credits

In the main title for the ninth season, a piece of paper flashes across the screen listing "FBI Contacts: Witnesses and Contributors." The names on the list are screen names of the series' on-line fans. For episodes #9.01-#9.11, the names were randomly picked from various X-Files message boards. For episodes #9.12-#9.19, the names came from contest entries. See more »


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Really one of the coolest shows around
8 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

The X-Files is one of the best shows ever. The show has great episodes dealing with something paranormal and/or conspiracy. The characters have a great chemistry, especially Mulder and Scully. It's not as good as it was a few years back, but it's still way above most shows on today. Many episodes have dealt with this alien conspiracy recently, but the neat thing about it is how not everything is explained, leaving the door open for further episodes. The X-Files is a very excellent show.

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