The X-Files

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The X-Files

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Mondays on FOX
Tracked 9,731 Times
9 Seasons, 202 Episodes
60 Minutes
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From its Fox Network debut on September 10, 1993, to its finale on May 19, 2002, the weekly 45-minute (without adverts) sci-fi drama The X-Files endeavored to prove that "the truth is out there." The series' title refers to those FBI files dealing with cases of paranormal and other otherwise unexplainable phenomena -- UFO sightings, alien abductions, genetic experimentation, possessions, telekinesis, and the like. Investigating the X-Files are agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Notorious within FBI circles as a maverick and iconoclast, the Oxford-educated Mulder made it his personal mission in life to prove that there were more things in Heaven and on Earth than were dreamt of in our philosophy. For him, it was very personal; his own sister had been abducted by extraterrestrials some 20 years earlier. His more skeptical partner, medical doctor Scully, was assigned to curb Mulder's more "fanciful" theories and to seek logical explanations to the phenomena at hand. (Ironically, in real life, actor David Duchovny doubted the existence of space aliens, while Gillian Anderson confessed to being a "true believer.") As the series progressed, Scully became more convinced that there were indeed paranormal forces beyond her ken; conversely, Mulder began to concede that Scully could be right once in a while, and tried to prove that humans, rather than aliens, were responsible for selected phenomena.

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by Natalie Stacey

Oct 19, 2016 4:17 PM EDT

This show should never have stopped, and of course I was thrilled to hear of the re-boot this year! Rumors were around at the time of ending that the Bush administration requested the cancellation due to 9/11 related conspiracy theories. (Please see The Lone Gunmen pilot!!) - Chris Carter's work-around it seems..?

Absolutely epic show, earlier seasons look dated today and similar to Supernatural with the random monsters they're investigating/fighting, the overall government-based conspiracy through the series evolves (sometimes not quick enough for my liking) is absolutely epic. Totally love this show. Grateful for it's reboot

by Ricardo Clavell Haas

Oct 13, 2016 2:56 AM EDT

Could never have enough of it

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