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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 #129 | Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 95 wins & 217 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete series cast summary:
Gillian Anderson ...  Dana Scully / ... 217 episodes, 1993-2018
David Duchovny ...  Fox Mulder 193 episodes, 1993-2018
Mitch Pileggi ...  Walter Skinner / ... 91 episodes, 1994-2018
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Storyline

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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They're not coming... They're here. See more »


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TV-14 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Mitch Pileggi, who had a semi-regular role as Skinner, would later get a recurring role on Supernatural (2005) as Sam and Dean's grandfather, Samuel Winchester. "Supernatural" is often referred to as an "X-Files" clone. See more »

Goofs

There would have been several layers of supervision between Mulder and Scully and Deputy Director Skinner, who would have been far too busy to personally supervise their section. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: You know, they say when you talk to God it's prayer, but when God talks to you, it's schizophrenia.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits of the first 7 seasons include an extreme close-up of an eye blinking. In the 8th season credits, the eye belongs to 'Gillian Anderson (I)'. See more »

Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Referenced in Family Guy: CutawayLand (2020) See more »

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It was one heck of a show
21 January 2002 | by n_y_c_93See all my reviews

I have watched this show religiously since the first episode began in September of 1993 and I have never been disappointed. The writing, the great cast (notably Gillian Anderson and Mitch Pileggi), the great plots and the great everything else have made me enjoy myself for the last 9 years. Even when David Duchovny decided to take his leave from the show, Chris Carter knew what to do in employing the talent of such stars as Robert Patrick & Annabeth Gish. This show has continued to amaze the world and I'm sure it will until it's final episode in May 2002. I would like to thank Chris Carter and the whole X-Files team for giving me 9 years of enjoyment on Sunday nights. It's been one heck of a show, and I'm sure that it will always be remembered. Farewell to a great series.


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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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