The X-Files (1993– )
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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The concept of an alien life form incubating in a human host before bursting through the chest was pioneered by Alien (1979). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

The Cigarette Smoking Man: You can kill a man but you can't kill what he stands for. Not unless you first break his spirit. That's a beautiful thing to see.
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Connections

References The Simpsons (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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The Beginning of a great season
9 August 2008 | by koalablue_1993See all my reviews

This episode picks up where the film "Fight for the Future" left off. Even though the X-Files are no longer filmed in Vancouver, they are as good as ever. L.A had its downside, since the gloomy and creepy atmosphere of Vancouver is completely gone it doesn't quite feel the same. The cinematography is just as good as a feature film. I love the teaser for this episode, it reminded me of the movie "Alien" and the gore was similar too. Cigar Smoking Man is as evil as ever, when he starts talking about breaking the human spirit gave me chills. Overall a great season opener to a fantastic X-Files season. And Scully is as hot as ever.


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