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.

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Robert Mandel

Writer:

Chris Carter
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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)
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Storyline

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 <AgentMarcFBI@hotmail.com>

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trust no one


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA) See more »

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4:3
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Trivia

The original script for this episode called for Mulder and Scully to howl at the moon at one point. See more »

Goofs

When Mulder and Scully are driving after their plane lands, we see at one point that Mulder has his left hand on the wheel and he is eating a sunflower seed with his right, yet when the shot changes, he's driving with his right hand and eating with his left. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Fox Mulder: [to Scully] Do you believe in the existence of extraterrestrials?
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Connections

Featured in Secrets of the X Files, Part 1 (1995) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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One of the most revolutionary shows of the 90's (and of all time).
11 July 2000 | by kyrie-5See all my reviews

The X-Files became a cult phenomenom in its first season, gaining a rabid following strong enough to convince FOX to pick up the show for another year, and to sign the cast and producer Chris Carter to long-term deals. Looking beyond the commercial success and fan base rivaled only by Star Trek's "Trekkers", however, you find a serial drama that really was the most revolutionary show of the 1990's, and one of the most daring of all time. It broke all the rules - it was dark, both visually and emotionally. So dark that at times, especially during the first two seasons, the only lighting was that of flashlights held by the lead actors. It avoided stereotyping and the "sex sells" mentality of most mainstream shows (i.e. NYPD Blue). It had an incredibly strong female role model in Gillian Anderson's character of Dana Scully. It found an enemy where Hollywood had failed - instead of looking overseas and creating further false impressions of foreign nations, it pointed the finger at domestic governments. Big Brother, if you will, was back. To steal one of the show's catch phrases, the decade became the "Trust No One 90's", especially not your own government. Given the state of politics today, the show was probably right.

With an eighth season on the way, FOX has decided to issue the entire show on DVD. Season one is really the introductory year. Stars David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson look young, unsure of themselves, yet the chemistry is there. The seeds for future storylines are planted. While seasons two and five (leading up to the first feature film, with a potential of more to come) are probably the best, fans and potential fans alike should consider this boxset despite its somewhat hefty pricetag. It is a true television masterpiece.


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