The X-Files

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The X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. Running for 9 seasons, the show was a hit for the Fox Broadcasting Company network, and its main characters and slogans (e.g., "The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One", "I Want to Believe") became pop culture touchstones. The X-Files is seen as a defining series of the 1990s, coinciding with the era's widespread mistrust of governments, interest in conspiracy theories and spirituality, and the belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life. TV Guide called The X-Files the Second greatest cult television show and the 37th best television show of all time. In 2007, Time magazine included it on a list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time." In 2008, Entertainment Weekly named it Classic Sci-fi and the fourth best TV show in the last 25 years. This long running FOX drama lasted nine seasons and focused on the exploits of FBI Agents Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, John Doggett and Monica Reyes and their investigations into the paranormal. From genetic mutants and killer insects to a global conspiracy concerning the colonisation of Earth by an alien species, this mind-boggling, humourous and occasionally frightening series created by Chris Carter has been one of the world's most popular sci-fi/drama shows since its humble beginnings in 1993. The show has also spawned two movies, The X-Files Movie in 1998 and I Want To Believe in 2008. So sit back and enjoy the fascinating world of The X-Files. The entire nine seasons of The X-Files are now available on DVD! As well has hundreds of books written about the show. Emmy Awards 2001 - Outstanding Makeup for a Series for episode DeadAlive 2000 - Outstanding Makeup for a Series for episode Theef - Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series for episode First Person Shooter - Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series for episode First Person Shooter 1999 - Outstanding Makeup for a series for episodes Two Fathers/One Son 1998 - Outstanding Art Direction for a Series for episode The Post-Modern Prometheus - Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Series for episode Kill Switch 1997 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Gillian Anderson - Outstanding Art Direction for a Series for episode Memento Mori - Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for episode Tempus Fugit 1996 - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series to Peter Boyle for episode Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Drama Series to Darin Morgan for episode Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a series for episode Grotesque - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series for episode Nisei - Outstanding individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Drama Series for episode Nisei 1994 - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences for The X-Files Golden Globe Awards 1998 - Best TV Series (Drama) 1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series (Drama) to David Duchovny - Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series (Drama) to Gillian Anderson - Best TV Series (Drama) 1995 - Best TV Series (Drama)moreless
Gillian Anderson (I)

Gillian Anderson (I)

Special Agent Dana Scully

David Duchovny

David Duchovny

Special Agent Fox Mulder

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Assistant Director Walter Skinner

Annabeth Gish

Annabeth Gish

Special Agent Monica Reyes

Robert Patrick

Robert Patrick

Special Agent John Doggett

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Fan Reviews (411)

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  • One of the very best

    8.5
    Simply put, one of the best TV series of all time, Only LOST betters it in the Sci-fi/fantasy genre.
  • FIGHT THE FUTURE!!!!!!!!

    10
    I AM THE RAINMAN!
  • Best Season of all Time

    10
    Scully please come. People want you!
  • A Dysfunctional Family, and Proud Of It

    8.0
    The Simpsons is a show about a nuclear family residing in Springfield. Homer the father works at a nuclear power plant, Marge the mother is a housewife, Bart and Lisa go to Springfield Elementary and Maggie doesn't do anything. She's dead weight, like all babies. The show is really long, episode count speaking. I guess that's OK.
  • wrote the previous harsh review, revisited/changed opinion.

    8.0
    i initially wrote the critical review of the series "one of the most overrated series of all time", i admit i was unfairly harsh toward the x-files with my first experience, a little voice inside of me kept whispering for me to go back and give it another chance, and so i eventually went back and watched the entire thing and both movies.

    while i still do agree with my point about it being overrated in the context of people ranking it with perfect scores and saying it's the best ever, in that context i do think it's very overrated (because of the hype, etc) but upon my revisiting experience i did have a much more enjoyable experience and appreciated it alot more on my second attempt.. i just wanted to come on here and admit i was wrong in alot of what i said.. i still had to skip some episodes because alot of the "monsters of the week" i wasn't feeling but overall i did greatly enjoy my experience and have a new found respect/appreciation for the series. anyway, glad i didn't give up on it and gave it another chance.

    (it is the same person btw.. i forgot my password and using facebook login)

    anyway, that happens sometimes when you first experience something and it doesn't go well but then you revisit it later with a different mindset and different perspective and things change. so, my apologies to all x-file fans and everyone who worked on the x-files. -humble, new fan. :Dmoreless
  • END OF AN ERA (AGAIN)

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    Plus: FX is embarking on a rare hiatus for the Olympics, Sutton Foster has booked a new pilot, and Glinda the Good Witch is visiting Storybrooke,

  • THE TRUTH IS IN SAN DIEGO

    News Briefs: The X-Files Will Celebrate Its 20th Birthday at Comic-Con

    Plus: Scott Speedman opens up, Big Brother stalls, and Amazon reveals more plans for world domination.

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      01/22/14
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      [B][I][COLOR=NAVY]0KKK i T0TALLY J0CKED THiS FR0M THE CSi F0RUM BUT i TH0UGHT THAT ALL [U]MSR[/U] SHiPPER SH0ULD HAVE A PLACE T0 P...
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    • Fav non-mytho episodes.
      What is your favorite monster of the week episode.My top 5:1. 103. Squeeze2. 220. Humbug3. 312. War of the Coprophages4. 320. Jose...
      02/10/13
      37
    • Will I eventually start liking the show?
      First off, if I seem like I'm trolling I am sorry, that is not my intention. I'm not trying to insult fans of the show, I'm just ...
      02/07/13
      7
    • GA: The goddess that is
      Ok so I couldn't take it anymore...frankly I am suprised I lasted this long with out creating a thread devoted just to Gillian.  ...
      12/13/12
      4568
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    Thrillers, Supernatural, Classics, Zombies,Vampires & Monsters, Aliens