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The X-Files is the original, scientific investigation television program, with a paranormal, sci-fi twist. This creation of Chris Carters, takes viewers into the paranormal, as FBI agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), a psychological profiler, searches for the truth in a realm entrenched in government conspiracy theories, known at the X-files; FBI cases that have elements that are unexplainable: UFO's, mythical creatures, possessed dolls (an episode co-written by Steven King), and humanoid serial kills, just to name a few. While the rest of the bureau find Mulders theories spooky they still feel the need to keep an eye on him; enter FBI agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson).

Scully is a former medical student, who is as skeptical as she is intrigued by Mulders theories. While their views of the world often clash, the dynamics of his fantastical theories, to her scientific logic, gives the series a nice balance, while also maintaining an air of mystery and intrigue.

Each episode, in the early seasons of this show, addresses Mulders belief in the government conspiracy theory, and Scully skepticism of Mulders beliefs, but the deeper Scully and Mulder dig into the X-files the more questions they have, and viewers learn that there maybe some truth to Mulders fantastical theories.

WIth these truths, comes deception as the stakes get higher. Trusted informants are murdered, people they thought they could trust are apart of the conspiracy, Mulder and Scully's lives are threaten, truths and lies about their own personal histories are revealed and those closest to them fall victim to an organization, that is trying to keep these secrets hidden.

These circumstances help bond these co-workers, as Mulder and Scullys relationship gradually turns, over the course of 9 seasons, from platonic friends to romantic lovers, and skeptical Scully becomes a believer.

The X-Files is about the quest for the truth, and the courage to accept that "The Truth Is Out There".

Mondays 8:00 PM et/pt on FOX
10 Seasons, 210 Episodes - Canceled
September 10, 1993
Drama, Science Fiction
8.7/10
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  • Mulder and Scully's investigations with conspiracy theorist and web-TV host Tad O'Malley seem to have revived strong enemies. An extensive panic starts as people from all over the country begin getting really sick, and Scully has to look within to attempt to find a cure. Also, Mulder comes face to face with the man he thinks is responsible for it all, but someone from Mulder and Scully's past might be the key to their salvation.

  • An art gallery that's showing potentially offensive artwork is bombed, and Mulder and Scully try to communicate with the comatose bomber to prevent a future attack. A pair of younger FBI agents on the case push Mulder and Scully to examine their own beliefs.

  • Mulder and Scully are assigned to investigate the inhuman-like killing of a city official. Also, Scully copes with a personal misfortune, which resurfaces past feelings concerning the child she gave away for adoption.

  • Witnesses attest that an odd being was responsible for the death of a person in the forest; Mulder faces some of his own demons.

  • Mulder and Scully search for an unseen force that may have prompted a scientist to commit suicide. While investigating, they discover a lab where extreme genetic experimentation has developed subordinates holding dangerous powers.

  • After 13 years, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully have been approached by Tad O'Malley because he thinks he may have uncovered a government conspiracy. O'Malley also introduces them to Sveta, who may have been abducted by aliens.

  • When Mulder is accused of murdering Knowle Rohrer, the US military puts him on trial -- and hears testimony from a group of defense witnesses who support Mulder's claim regarding a government conspiracy and the existence of extraterrestrial life. 2 of 2.

  • Although several witnesses testified to help Mulder, he was found guilty by the military panel and sentenced to death by lethal injection.

  • Mulder is on trial before a military tribunal that seeks to justify and prove the existence of an alien conspiracy and The X-Files.

  • The agents are investigating a mysterious death outside the house which the original Brady Bunch series was filmed. There, they meet a man who is obsessed with The Brady Bunch.

  • An FBI profiler links a series of murders to the killing of Doggett's son. However, soon Doggett and Reyes start to wonder about his involvement in the murders.

  • A severely deformed man is captured in the X-Files office while trying to steal documents about Mulder's sister. Doggett and Scully becomes suspicious of his real identity when his DNA is found to match that of Mulder.

  • Scully, Doggett and Reyes ask for the help of the Lone Gunmen when Morris Fletcher gives them information about the Super Soldiers.

  • Agent Leyla Harrison asks Doggett and Reyes to investigate the death of a woman who was presumed to have stabbed herself repeatedly. Harrson suspects a man who can control terrifying creatures is behind the murder.

  • Using numerology, Reyes managed to deduce that a single killer is behind a series of murders. Reyes and Scully also discover some clues left by a mysterious stranger.

  • Reyes is in a coma after a car accident. Scully and Doggett desperately search for a way to help her while Reyes found herself in a strange place.

  • Scully desperately wants to rescue William from his kidnappers, so she enlists the help from the Lone Gunmen.

  • Scully decides to take drastic measures to protect William when she suspects that he may have more special abilities than she knew.

  • Doggett and Reyes investigate a series of murders where the victims were skinned alive. Scully was called in to help out and they found the murders to be linked to a case from 1960.

  • An amnesic Doggett is wandering in a small Mexican town. Meanwhile, Scully and Reyes went searching for him.

  • Scully has to decide whether she should put Mulder's life in danger by looking for him after a couple claims that their baby has the same abilities as William and they will only talk to Mulder about the information they have revolving around the super soldier program.

  • Doggett and Reyes asked Scully to help them to investigate the bizarre death of a teenager who died while performing a stunt for a cable TV show.

  • Doggett is clinging to life in the hospital following a shooting and Reyes has been accused of attempted murder after a witness identifies her as the shooter.

  • Doggett and Reyes investigate a double homicide that has all the signs of a satanic ritual killing. While Doggett is convinced that a doctor is orchestrating the crimes from within the hospital, Reyes believes it points to the existence of an evil entity.

  • Doggett has found Shannon McMahon who killed the EPA official. She claims to be a super solider. Meanwhile, Scully's baby is showing signs of being extraordinary.

  • Doggett and Reyes investigate the death of an EPA official. Scully who has returned to her teaching position at the FBI Academy in Quantico was asked to help out. Doggett and Reyes might have found the woman who possesses knowledge of a possible government cover-up involving Scully's baby.

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Fox Wants Another 'X-Files' Series

The X-Files revival was one of the most anticipated TV events of last season. Another revival series, however, might not get the hugely positive response that the network hopes for.

X-Files Ends But More May Be Coming

The truth may be out there, but it wasn't revealed at the end of The X-Files revival. Now fans want more, and series creator Chris Carter wants to give it to them.

X-Files Ratings Decline Continues

This week, The X-Files sank to new ratings lows. It was to be expected, given the competition, but the drop can't be entirely blamed on the Grammys.

X-Files Ratings Continue to Drop

The debut of The X-Files revival on Fox was the TV event of the year, but the series' ratings since then have been another story.

Watch: X-Files Short Gives Some Answers About the New Series

You'll have to wait a few more weeks for the revival of The X-Files on Fox, but a new behind-the-scenes short film will take some of the edge off that wait, and it might make you even more eager for the debut of the new miniseries.

Watch: X-Files Teaser Keeps Mystery Intact

A new teaser for the upcoming X-Files revival doesn't reveal much, but it does promise that the original series' love of conspiracy and mystery won't change in the new series.

'X-Files' Returns to Fox For an Overdue Revival!

Do you believe? Over a decade after wrapping, "The X-Files" will be returning to television for a six-episode series!

Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins to Star in A&E's 'Occult'

Josh Lucas and Lynn Collins have signed on to star in A&E's upcoming series "Occult", a drama thriller series produced by Michael Bay, and written by James Wong. Do you have high hopes for this show, or do you think it will be a dud?

A Third 'X-Files' Movie? David Duchovny Approves

David Duchovny has a point: when 20th Century Fox has a homegrown franchise like "The X-Files" that can make a profit on a limited budget, why not make a third movie? He said that he and co-star Gillian Anderson are both strongly in favor of a third big-screen installment.

Hulu's April Fool's Day Prank: Watch Online Like it's '95

While YouTube is going back to 1911 with their April Fool's Day prank, remaking famous viral vids as silent films, Hulu is taking us back to the good (bad) old days of watching videos on line in 1995, complete with low-res photos, frames, "Chicago Hope" and "Kids in the Hall."

The website's home page is stuck in 1995, where the hottest thing on the small screen was the tension between Mulder and Scully, and "NewsRadio" was around feautring the dearly departed Phil Hartman (RIP, buddy).

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