The X-Files (1993–2018)
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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.


Robert Mandel


Chris Carter




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Charles Cioffi ... Section Chief Scott Blevins
Cliff De Young ... Dr. Jay Nemman (as Cliff DeYoung)
Sarah Koskoff ... Theresa Nemman
Leon Russom ... Detective Miles
Zachary Ansley ... Billy Miles
Stephen E. Miller ... Coroner Truitt
Malcolm Stewart ... Dr. Glass
Alexandra Berlin Alexandra Berlin ... Orderly
Jim Jansen ... Dr. Heitz Werber
Ken Camroux-Taylor ... Third Man (as Ken Camroux)
Doug Abrahams ... Patrolman #1 (as Doug Abrams)
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Katya Gardner ... Peggy O'Dell (as Katya Gardener)


Skeptical FBI Special Agent Dana Katherine Scully is reassigned by Section 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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trust no one


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Unlike the character he plays, David Duchovny is not at all keen on sunflower seeds. See more »


When Mulder and Scully are talking with the doctor outside the psychiatric hospital, the doctor puts his hands in his pockets after they stop walking, but when the camera changes his hands are back out and he puts them in his pockets again. See more »


Special Agent Fox Mulder: [to Scully] Do you believe in the existence of extraterrestrials?
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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X-marks the Spot
13 December 2006 | by saxon-7See 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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