The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 0

Pilot (10 Sep. 1993)
"The X Files" Pilot (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
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A young F.B.I. agent is assigned watchdog duty over a fellow agent, but finds herself drawn into his investigations of paranormal and unexplained phenomena.

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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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When Scully is called to the office for the first time, the Cigarette Smoking Man is actually smoking a cigarette. See more »

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During the part when Mulder compliments Scully on the realization that Nemman didn't do the autopsy on Swenson he is driving with his left while his right hand is used to pick sunflower seeds. In the next shot, Mulder's hands have switched. Now he's driving with his right and using his left for the sunflower seeds. See more »

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Special Agent Dana Scully: Am I to understand that you want me to debunk the X Files project, sir?
Section Chief Scott Blevins: Agent Scully, we trust you'll make the proper scientific analysis.
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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 Pilot episode is a mixture of excellent character development, a gripping plot, and fantastic lead performances
18 October 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

It's difficult to judge the pilot episode of a TV show, especially if the show is successful in being "picked up" by its producer. Pilot episodes for TV shows such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer aren't exactly great pieces of television, but it's hard to place damning on the episode if it achieves what it sets out to do. Fortunately there's no such confusion with the Pilot of The X-Files; simply put it is great television. Before reaching the complexities of the mythology in seasons 2-6, or the contrived story lines of seasons 8-9, we must remember that there was a time when The X-Files dealt with simple stories about little green men. The very first X-Files episode was one of these instances. The Pilot focuses less on plot and more on developing the show's two main protagonists; the recusant and open-minded Fox Mulder and the grounded and skeptical Dana Scully. Character development in the Pilot is fantastic; the show immediately let's us into the minds of our lead characters. Aside from excellent character work, the episode boasts intelligent dialogue and a storyline that intrigues and disturbs the viewer to the dying moments.


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