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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
11 Seasons, 220 Episodes
September 10, 1993
Drama, Science Fiction
Cast: Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi
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The X-Files Full Episode Guide

  • Mulder and Scully rush to find an on-the-run William, while the Cigarette Smoking Man pushes forward with his ultimate plan.

  • While investigating human organ theft, Mulder and Scully uncover a mysterious cult consumed with macabre rituals.

  • Mulder and Scully investigate the brutal animal attack of a little boy in Connecticut, while suspecting darker forces are at play.

  • In a world of ever-increasing automation and artificial intelligence, Mulder and Scully find themselves targets in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse.

  • Skinner goes AWOL when his past comes back to haunt him. As Mulder and Scully try to track him down, their growing mistrust of him reaches its apex.

  • Exploring the idea of The Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully find out how the X-Files themselves may really have originated.

  • A spate of deaths, in which the victims were plagued by their own doppelgangers, lead Mulder and Scully to a pair of twins playing a dangerous game.

  • An old friend reaches out to Mulder and Scully in a seemingly impossible way, revealing a chilling secret.

  • The Season 11 premiere picks up after the last event series' cliffhanger with Mulder and Scully learning that they aren't the only ones desperately searching for their long-lost son, William.

  • 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.

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The X-Files News

Gillian Anderson Is Quitting 'X-Files' and 'American Gods'

The actress is walking away from both TV series for good.

Gillian Anderson Thinks 'X-Files' Needs More Women

The star says the series is woefully short on female writers and directors.

More New 'X-Files' On The Way

This time around, the revival is being called an "event series."

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!

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The X-Files Video Clips & Extras

An End That Must Be Faced Clip (00:02) Just Come Back Alive Clip (00:01) My Struggle Iv Preview (00:31) Jackson Talks About His Past & Relationship With Scully Clip (00:01) Mulder & Scully Receive News About Their Sons Whereabouts Clip (00:01) Scully Tracks Down Mulder Clip (00:01) Scully Asks Walter For Help Clip (00:01) Jackson Makes A Run For It Clip (00:01)