The X-Files (1993–2018)
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The Beginning 

After the events of The X Files (1998) movie, Mulder and Scully's new boss, Kersh, assigns agents Spender and Fowley to work on the X-Files instead of them. Ignoring this, Mulder takes Scully on a hunt for a rampaging alien.

Director:

Kim Manners

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Chris Carter
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Chris Owens ... Jeffrey Spender
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Mimi Rogers ... Diana Fowley
Jeff Gulka ... Gibson Andrew Praise
James Pickens Jr. ... Alvin Kersh
Christopher Neiman ... First Carpool Man
Kim Robillard ... Homer
Arthur Taxier ... Assistant Director P. Bart
Alan Henry Brown Alan Henry Brown ... Second Carpool Man
Scott Eberlein Scott Eberlein ... Black Haired Man
Wendie Malick ... Assistant Director J. Maslin
Don S. Williams ... 1st Elder
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Storyline

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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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1998 (USA) See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

The series moved filming locations from Vancouver to Los Angeles beginning with this episode. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Fox Mulder: Diana. Back on your feet. I guess that's the only way you can stab me in the back.
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Connections

References The X-Files: The End (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Put On a Happy Face
(uncredited)
Music by Charles Strouse
Lyrics by Lee Adams
Performed by Tony Bennett
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A Change Of Scenery
18 January 2007 | by MuldernscullySee all my reviews

Bye, bye, Vancouver! Season six begins with production switching from dark, cold, and gloomy Vancouver to sunny and warm Los Angeles. The producers let us know immediately by having the first shot of the teaser be of the bright, hot sun. While the fitting atmosphere of Vancouver is missed, the producers do their best to keep the mood of the X-Files by keeping all the inside locations dark and shadowy and shooting plenty of night scenes. The van in the teaser of the episode has "Roush Technologies" on the side, a nice throw-back reference to Redux II from the previous season. Roush is the shady company for whom Blevins worked before he was outed. CSM's indifference to others is illustrated once more as he enters a sterilized operating room while smoking a cigarette. The man has no conscience. It's great to see the dramatic tension that Diana Fowley and Jeffrey Spender bring to the X-Files. They are characters that you love to hate, as they appear to try to thwart Mulder's work on the X-Files. A.D. Kersh's introduction I found to be eerily similar to CSM's. No dialogue, just a short cameo. Even though the scenery has changed, the writers, directors and actors are still the same, and the X-Files is as strong as ever.


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