Agent Dana Scully is instructed to debunk an FBI project dubbed "The X-Files," paranormal cases that have been reopened by Agent Fox Mulder.

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Skeptical FBI Special Agent Dana Katherine Scully is reassinged by Divison Chief Scott Blevins to work with the "believer" Fox William Mulder. Their first case together takes them to Bellefleur, Oregon; where the fourth member of the BHS class of '89 has been found dead...with two mysterious pink marks on her back, which all other victims have had. Written by Marc-David Jacobs <AgentMarcFBI@hotmail.com>

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The X Files opening/closing theme music is not featured in this episode. See more »

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In the exhumation scene at the cemetery, the digger driver is seen climbing down from his vehicle as Mulder and Scully pull up in their car. In the next shot you can clearly see the driver getting out of the digger again as Mulder and Scully are greeted by the police/authorities. See more »

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Third Man: Are you familiar with an agent named Fox Mulder?
Special Agent Dana Scully: Yes, I am.
Third Man: How so?
Special Agent Dana Scully: By reputation. Um... He's an Oxford-educated psychologist who wrote a monograph on serial killers and the occult, that helped catch Monty Props in 1988. Generally thought of as the best analyst in the Violent Crime section. He had a nickname at the Academy..."Spooky" Mulder.
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Edited into The X-Files: Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (1996) See more »

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The X-Files
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Written by Mark Snow
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One of the most revolutionary shows of the 90's (and of all time).
11 July 2000 | by (Lilliput) – See all my reviews

The X-Files became a cult phenomenom in its first season, gaining a rabid following strong enough to convince FOX to pick up the show for another year, and to sign the cast and producer Chris Carter to long-term deals. Looking beyond the commercial success and fan base rivaled only by Star Trek's "Trekkers", however, you find a serial drama that really was the most revolutionary show of the 1990's, and one of the most daring of all time. It broke all the rules - it was dark, both visually and emotionally. So dark that at times, especially during the first two seasons, the only lighting was that of flashlights held by the lead actors. It avoided stereotyping and the "sex sells" mentality of most mainstream shows (i.e. NYPD Blue). It had an incredibly strong female role model in Gillian Anderson's character of Dana Scully. It found an enemy where Hollywood had failed - instead of looking overseas and creating further false impressions of foreign nations, it pointed the finger at domestic governments. Big Brother, if you will, was back. To steal one of the show's catch phrases, the decade became the "Trust No One 90's", especially not your own government. Given the state of politics today, the show was probably right.

With an eighth season on the way, FOX has decided to issue the entire show on DVD. Season one is really the introductory year. Stars David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson look young, unsure of themselves, yet the chemistry is there. The seeds for future storylines are planted. While seasons two and five (leading up to the first feature film, with a potential of more to come) are probably the best, fans and potential fans alike should consider this boxset despite its somewhat hefty pricetag. It is a true television masterpiece.


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