The X-Files (1993– )

TV Series   |  TV-14   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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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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22 September 2013 | SnoopyStyle
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| Groundbreaking Sci-fi
Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) is a marginalized loner FBI agent stuck in the basement. He's been ostracized because he's a true believer in the paranormal. Dr Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is a skeptic, a woman of science, and assigned to keep Mulder under control.

The X Files represents a breakout for the sci-fi genre. Its success gave it license to put on more paranormal shows treated as reasonable. It also became a benchmark by which these shows are measured. There are amazing episodes with some less so. The best is the chemistry between the two leads. It broke new ground with great writing from some future notable names. It lasted 9 seasons. It may have gone on too long but it was great while it lasted.

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Trivia

Many of the cast's real-life partners worked on the show: Perrey Reeves, David Duchovny's girlfriend for two years, played his lover in "3". Maggie Wheeler and Lucy Liu, both of whom dated Duchovny, appeared in "Born Again" and "Hell Money", respectively. Even his former wife, Téa Leoni, played herself in "Hollywood A.D." Gillian Anderson dated Rodney Rowland, who appeared in "Never Again", for over a year. She also dated Adrian Hughes, who played one of the Peacocks in "Home". She was married to, and had a daughter with, Clyde Klotz, the show's Art Director, after they met at the beginning of the series. Mitch Pileggi met his wife, Arlene Pilleggi, on the set of the show--she played his secretary and was Gillian Anderson's double. Robert Patrick's wife played his character John Doggett's wife in the final season.


Quotes

Scully: I have never met anyone so passionate and dedicated to a belief as you. It's so intense that sometimes it's blinding.


Goofs

Throughout the series when we see a closeup of CGB Spender's/The Smoker's ashtray while he is extinguishing his cigarette, the filters of the "smoked" cigarettes already in the ashtrays are perfectly white, while they should be yellow/brown from the nicotine-smoke. This indicates that they are props, placed there before shooting and not cigarettes smoked by the characters.


Crazy Credits

At the end of the credits, the logo for Ten Thirteen Productions is shown, and a child's voice says "I made this!"


Alternate Versions

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

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Crime | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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