The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 1

The Beginning (8 Nov. 1998)
"The X Files" The Beginning (original title)

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Mulder and Scully's ability to pursue the X-Files and their partnership is threatened by the hunt for a deadly creature in the Arizona desert, whose capture could prove Mulder's theories about the existence of extraterrestrial life.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Jeff Gulka ...
Car Pool Man
Arthur Taxier ...
A.D. Bart
Alan Henry Brown ...
Second Scientist
Scott Eberlein ...
A.D. Maslin
Don S. Williams ...
1st Elder


An new, violent kind of alien that developed from a mutated alien virus is on the loose in Arizona. Mulder and Scully get reassigned from the x-files while Agents Spender and Fowley become the new agents in charge of the x-files. Mulder and Scully go to Arizona without permission to search for this new alien. Written by Muldernscully

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The part of Sandy, the Syndicate scientist who unwittingly incubates an alien inside him, was played by casting director Rick Millikan. See more »


Too many errors in the operation, design, and function of a Nuclear Power Plant to list. See more »


The Cigarette Smoking Man: You can kill a man but you can't kill what he stands for. Not unless you first break his spirit. That's a beautiful thing to see.
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References Men in Black (1997) See more »

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The Beginning of a great season
9 August 2008 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This episode picks up where the film "Fight for the Future" left off. Even though the X-Files are no longer filmed in Vancouver, they are as good as ever. L.A had its downside, since the gloomy and creepy atmosphere of Vancouver is completely gone it doesn't quite feel the same. The cinematography is just as good as a feature film. I love the teaser for this episode, it reminded me of the movie "Alien" and the gore was similar too. Cigar Smoking Man is as evil as ever, when he starts talking about breaking the human spirit gave me chills. Overall a great season opener to a fantastic X-Files season. And Scully is as hot as ever.

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