The X-Files

Monday 9:00 PM on FOX Premiered Sep 10, 1993 In Season



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Season 10 : Episode 4

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Show Summary

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)

In March 2015 it was announced that the show will return for a 6 episode limited series with both Duchovny and Anderson reprising their roles after a 13 year hiatus. Chris Carter is on board to write and produce these episodes.


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  • Gillian Anderson

    Gillian Anderson

    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 (427)

    • Thanks for coming back!

      They are doing a great job coming back. Keep 'em coming!
    • is how I like my

      For me this show is more funny than scarry. But I like it. Moulder and Scully are even better than before :)
    • Like wine, better with time !

      I was not really sure what to think about the return of the X Files, one of my favourite tv show back when i was a kid, i have to say after watching the first 3 episodes that they stil got it !

      definitely gonna watch

      So far so good! Feed us more, please!
    • Great Episode

      The opening credits were a real trip down memory lane, I had forgotten how creepy and unique the music was and it was great that they kept the original sequence younger selves and all. Duchovny and Anderson still have great "on screen" chemistry and the stories retain the entertaining creep factor of the original series. Really looking forward to seeing the next 6 episodes and hopefully, maybe we will get more?! Would love to see a Toombs 2.0, that character freaked me the hell out!moreless

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