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The X-Files 

The X Files (original title)
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Two F.B.I. 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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Chris Carter
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Top Rated TV #134 | Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 95 wins & 217 nominations. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Gillian Anderson ...  Dana Scully / ... 217 episodes, 1993-2018
David Duchovny ...  Fox Mulder 190 episodes, 1993-2018
Mitch Pileggi ...  Walter Skinner / ... 91 episodes, 1994-2018
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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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Trust No One See more »


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Trivia

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson parodied their roles as Mulder and Scully reprising both in animated versions for two cartoon series, The Simpsons (1989) and Eek! The Cat (1992). In can be seen in The Simpsons: The Springfield Files (1997) (season eight, episode ten) and Eek! The Cat: Eek Space 9 (1995) (season four, episode nine). See more »

Goofs

In many episodes it is clear that the agents are not in the region of the country or the world, described in the captions or the script. This especially becomes evident when the series began filming in Southern California and the vegetation and the terrain clearly could have only been that region. See more »

Quotes

Samantha Mulder: Do we have to watch this, Fox?
Mulder: Leave it. I'm watching "The Magician" at nine.
Samantha Mulder: Mom and Dad said I could watch some movie, Buttmunch.
Mulder: They're next door at the Gallren's and they said I'm in charge.
Mulder: Hey. Get out of my life.
Mulder: I'm watching The Magician.
Mulder: Now look. The fuse is blown.
Samantha Mulder: Fox!
Mulder: Samantha! Samantha!
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Crazy Credits

In the main title sequence, the man in the photo pointing to the UFO in the shadowy night sky is Bruce Bryant -- one of the main title designers. He's also the stand-in for the wispy translucent ghost, shot using a negative effect in the hallway of their offices. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 'previously on The X Files' segments are missing from the DVD Season boxset releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Time Chasers (1997) See more »

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Groundbreaking Sci-fi
22 September 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) is a marginalized loner FBI agent stuck in the basement. He's been ostracized because he's a true believer in the paranormal. Dr Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is a skeptic, a woman of science, and assigned to keep Mulder under control.

The X Files represents a breakout for the sci-fi genre. Its success gave it license to put on more paranormal shows treated as reasonable. It also became a benchmark by which these shows are measured. There are amazing episodes with some less so. The best is the chemistry between the two leads. It broke new ground with great writing from some future notable names. It lasted 9 seasons. It may have gone on too long but it was great while it lasted.


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Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Dolby SR (Original Broadcast & DVD)| Dolby

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Color

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1.66 : 1 (Approx)
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