The X-Files

Episode 0

Secrets of the X-Files

Aired Monday 9:00 PM May 19, 1995 on FOX
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Secrets of the X-Files

This episode shows various clips from previous episodes (up to "Our Town"), explains the history of Mulder and Scully including how/before they met, then explains the other important characters (like Skinner, X, Deep Throat, CSM) and then summarizes/explains highlights (like Scully's abduction and the alien clones).

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  • The Secret Is That There Are No Secrets

    The fact that this "greatest clips" puff piece has an aggregate rating of 7.7 at the time of this writing speaks volumes as to how inflated the ratings for a particular show can get. Yeah, I'm looking at you, shippers. You know who you are.... :)

    There is nothing here that hasn't been seen before and certainly no secrets whatsoever. The narrator sounds like the same guy who intones "In another world..." at the beginning of so many movie previews. This is just a hack job of clips thrown together in chronological order without any special insights into the series.moreless
  • This was basically a clips episode in an attempt to fill people in on what was happening with the show up to this point.

    The show fails in it's attempt to bring non-viewers up to date. The clips come together and make litle sense to people who did not watch the show. It is nice for fans to watch and remember the clips but it was misleading in the title of "Secrets of the X-Files". Fans learned nothing they did not already know.
David Duchovny

David Duchovny

Special Agent Fox Mulder

Gillian Anderson

Gillian Anderson

Special Agent Dana Scully

Mitch Pileggi

Mitch Pileggi

Assistant Director Walter Skinner

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    • Narrator: The X-Files investigations have taken Scully and Mulder to the very edge of reality and, in many cases, nearly cost them their lives. Through it all, one fact remains. Despite their efforts, the evidence winds up being destroyed or simply ignored by the very government they work for. The closer Scully and Mulder get to the truth, the more dangerous their mission becomes.

    • Narrator: Are we alone? Or is somebody out there? Special Agents Mulder and Scully have explorer mysteries from the outer reaches of space to the inner regions of the mind. From UFOs to ESP. From killer diseases to killer cults. From circus freaks to alien hit men. And still the search goes on for the one undeniable piece of evidence that will make all of us believers.

    • Narrator: November 27th, 1973. Chillmark, Massachusetts. 8.53pm. A young boy witnesses an event that will change his life forever. His sister disappeared. His family was torn apart. And it was at that very moment that Fox Mulder became a believer.

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