TV Series | TV-14 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi
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.
Network executives originally wanted a "taller, leggier, blonder, and breastier" actress for the role of Dana Scully. At one point in pre-production of the first season, Pamela Anderson was attached to the role, but Series Creator Chris Carter, who wanted a more cerebral character instead of a more physical one, flatly rejected her. When auditions for the character were finally held, Gillian Anderson was one of the actresses who tested for the part. Carter lobbied for her to be picked, eventually going so far as to talk with her in secret to give her tips on how to get the part., which she was eventually awarded.
In many episodes it is clear that the agents are not in the region of the country or the world, described in the captions or the script. This especially becomes evident when the series began filming in Southern California and the vegetation and the terrain clearly could have only been that region.
In the main title sequence, the man in the photo pointing to the UFO in the shadowy night sky is Bruce Bryant -- one of the main title designers. He's also the stand-in for the wispy translucent ghost, shot using a negative effect in the hallway of their offices.
The 'previously on The X Files' segments are missing from the DVD Season boxset releases.
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