The X-Files (1993– )
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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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Jay Nemman (as Cliff DeYoung)
Dr. Glass
Alexandra Berlin ...
Dr. Heitz Werber
Ken Camroux-Taylor ...
Third Man (as Ken Camroux)
Patrolman #1 (as Doug Abrams)
Peggy O'Dell (as Katya Gardener)


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 <>

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Chris Carter finished putting the pilot together at 5am, ready for screening to the Fox executives at 8 that very same morning. Fortunately his pilot was greeted with spontaneous applause from his audience. See more »


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 »


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 »


The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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X-marks the Spot
13 December 2006 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Mulder and Scully meets each other for the first time. Scully is in her own words sent to debunk the X-Files, Mulder's current self-imposed assignment, while he's under the impression that she's sent to spy on him. Their first collaborative assignment is to investigate a series of mystical deaths where the victims have some strange marks on their lower back.

This episode shows exactly what's at the center of the X-Files and was an instant turn on that secured at least seven seasons of intensely viewing. Duchovny and Anderson hit it off from go on and this chemistry coupled with the subject of the series is what makes this series such a great success. This episode is also the first time we see the Cigarette Smoking Man, but it's only a forerunner of what is to come.

This episode gets a 9 out of 10.

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