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The X-Files

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The X-Files is no longer airing new episodes. Please check your local listings for repeat airdates

Original Premiere Date: Friday, September 10th, 1993

Series Finale: Sunday, May 19th, 2002

Originated in/Taped in (after season 5): Los Angeles, CA
Taped in (Seasons 1-5): Vancouver, BC


Recurring Guest Stars

Written/Created/Executive Produced by: Chris Carter

Executive Producers: R. W. Goodwin, Frank Spotnitz, Howard Gordon

Co-executive producers: David Greenwalt, Glen Morgan, Michael W. Watkins, James Wong, [Executive producers also serve as co-executive producers]

Producers: Various (A lot of them -- visit for individual episodic producers)

Co-Producers: Larry Barber, Paul Barber, Vince Gilligan, Lori Jo Nemhauser, Paul Rabwin, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz

Supervising producers: Charles Grant Craig, Alex Gansa, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, Daniel Sackheim

Consulting Producers: Ken Horton, Glen Morgan, Daniel Sackheim, James Wong

Associate Producers: Crawford Hawkins, Lori Jo Nemhauser,

Directors: Chris Carter, R.W. Goodwin, David Nutter, Kim Manners, Rob Bowman, Jim Charleston, Tucker Gates, Michael Watkins, Dan Sackheim & Peter Markle. Many other guest directors and directors for two or three episodes.

Director of Photography: Joel Ransom, Bill Roe

Art Director: Lauren Polizzi

Set Design: John Bruce

Score/Music by: Mark Snow

Editors: Heather MacDougall, Lynn Willingham & Louise Innes

Production Design: Corey Kaplan, Graeme Murray, Michael Nemirsky

Costume Design: Jenni Gullett, Christine Peters, Larry S. Wells

Make-up/Hair: Laverne Basham, Anji Bemben

Supervising Sound editors: Thierry J. Couturier, David R. Elliott

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1994 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences - Bruce Bryant, James Castle, Carol Johnsen
1994 Environmental Media Award Outstanding Episodic Television (Drama), Chris Carter, "Darkness Falls"
1994 Parent's Choice Award Best Series
1994 International Monitor Award Best Editing, James Coblentz, "Beyond the Sea"
1995 Golden Globe Best Dramatic Series
1995 Environmental Media Award Outstanding Episodic Television (Drama), Steve DeJarnett, "Fearful Symmetry"
1995 Saturn Award Outstanding Television Series
1995 Digital Hollywood Award Best Digital Writer, James Wong & Glen Morgan, "One Breath"
1996 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Drama Series-Darin Morgan for "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"
1996 Emmy Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series-Peter Boyle in "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"
1996 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Series - John S. Bartley for "Grotesque"
1996 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series-Thierry J. Couturier et for "Nisei"
1996 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Drama Series-Michael Williamson, Production Mixer; David West, Nello Torri, Doug Turner, Re-recording Mixers for "Nisei"
1996 SAG Award Outstanding Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series-Gillian Anderson
1996 Environmental Media Award Outstanding Episodic Television (Drama) -Kim Newton for "Quagmire"
1996 International Monitor Award Best Director-Chris Carter for "The List"
1996 International Monitor Award Best Audio Post Production-Thierry J. Couturier & Dave West for "Nisei"
1997 Golden Globe Best Dramatic Series
1997 Golden Globe Best Dramatic Actress, Gillian Anderson
1997 Golden Globe Best Dramatic Actor, David Duchovny
1997 Emmy Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series-Gillian Anderson
1997 Emmy Outstanding Individual Achievement in Art Direction for a Series-Graeme Murray, Gary Pembroke Allen, Shirley Inget
1997 Emmy Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series-Thierry J. Couturier et al for "Tempus Fugit" (Latin for "Time Flies")
1997 Prism Award Accurately Depicting Violence and Drug Abuse
1997 Peabody Award Excellence in Entertainment Broadcasting
1997 SAG Award Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series-Gillian Anderson
1997 Saturn Award Best Genre Network TV Series
1997 Saturn Award Best TV Actress - Gillian Anderson
1998 ASCAP Award Top TV Series (Recipient: Mark Snow)
1998 Emmy Outstanding Art Direction for a series for "Post-Modern Prometheus"
1998 Emmy Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a series for "Kill Switch"
1998 Golden Globe Award Best TV-Series - Drama
1998 Golden Reel Award Best Sound Editing - Television Episodic - Effects & Foley (Stuart Calderon (sound effects editor), Thierry J. Couturier (supervising sound and foley editor), Chris Fradkin (sound effects editor), Susan Welsh (sound effects editor), Leslie, Ira F. (sound effects editor)) (For episode "Tempus Fugit")
1998 Q Award Best Actress in a Quality Drama Series - Gillian Anderson
1998 TV Times Readers' Choice Award Choice Actor - Drama - David Duchovny
1998 TV Times Readers' Choice Award Choice Actress - Drama - Gillian Anderson
1999 TV Guide Award Favorite Actor in a Drama-David Duchovny
1999 TV Guide Internet Choice Award Sexiest male-David Duchovny
1999 TV Guide Internet Choice Award Best Dressed Male-David Duchovny
1999 TV Times Readers' Choice Award Choice Actor - Drama - David Duchovny
1999 TV Times Readers' Choice Award Choice Actress - Drama - Gillian Anderson
1999 Emmy Award Outstanding Make-up for a Series - Cheri Montesanto-Medcalf, Head Makeup Artist; Laverne Basham, Makeup Artist for Duchovny & Anderson; John Vulich, Makeup Effects Artist; Kevin Westmore, Greg Funk, John Wheaton, Mark Shostrom, Rick Stratton, Jake Garber, Craig Reardon, Fionagh Cush, Steve LaPorte, Kevin Haney, Jane Aull, Peri Sorel, Jeanne Van Phue, Julie Socash, Makeup Artists (For Episode "Two Fathers/One Son Parts I & II")


Emmy Award

Outstanding Make-up for a Series - Cheri Montesanto Medcalf, Head Makeup Artist; Kevin Westmore, Laverne Basham, Gregory Funk, Cindy Williams, Makeup Artists (For Episode "Thief")


Emmy Award

Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series - Steve Cantamessa, Production Mixer; David J. West, Harry Andronis, Ray O’Reilly, Re-Recording Mixers (For Episode "First Person Shooter")


Emmy Award

Outstanding Special Visual Effects for A Series Bill Millar, Visual Effects Producer; Deena Burkett, Visual Effects Supervisor; Monique Klauer, Visual Effects Coordinator; Don Greenberg, Jeff Zaman, Steve Scott, Steve Strassburger, Visual Effects Compositors; Cory Strassburger, Visual Effects Animator (For Episode "First Person Shooter")

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Summary of the show: what the heck's going on?

The show started out (way at the beginning) when Special Agent Fox "Spooky" Mulder (Played by David Duchovny), who until then was working on the X-Files (unsolved cases which involve paranormal or unexplained phenomena, and quite often aliens and little green men) on his own, was partnered with Special Agent Dana Scully (Played by Gillian Anderson). Scully was originally chosen by The Syndicate (A group of higher-ups that we still know very little about, who have supposedly been put in charge of taking care of the alien invasion) to be assigned to the X-Files because of her medical and very scientific background. She was meant to "debunk" the X-Files, to provide reasonable, logical, and scientific explanations to the many cases Agent Mulder was following. Although she was unaware of her purpose, this is exactly what she did . . . until last season. As Mulder and Scully's relationship, both personal and professional, progressed, Scully began finding it more difficult to provide explanations for some of their cases, and in fact is siding with Mulder on many cases.

The pair have been duped a number of times into believing things are not as they seem. At the end of the 96-97 season, they discovered that most of the cases they had worked on were just a smoke-screen, a ploy developed by the government to create mass-hysteria. They realised after this season (and the movie), that this was not to create mass hysteria, but to avoid it. Apparently an ancient species that landed on Earth thousands of years before man even existed planned to slowly take over, but when humans appeared, their plans changed. These 'aliens', known as the black oil, in the middle of this century, began to contact certain people in international governments. These people became known as the Syndicate. They were in charge of infecting people with the black oil, and to create plausible denials of its existence. But recently, they discovered a vaccine to the black oil. This vaccine completely destroyed the black oil in a human body. The alien colonists as of yet do not know of the vaccine, and it is a secret that The Syndicate, and agents Mulder and Scully, must protect with their lives. If the colonists were to find out, it would definitely mean that the process would be sped up. With this vaccine, there is now hope, a chance for the survival of the human race.

Later, we learn a large number of things, and a large number of things happen: Mulder and Scully are re-assigned, and Diana Fowley and CSM's son Agent Spender are assigned to The X-Files. We learn that part of the DNA of the aliens matches exactly that of the little boy who can read minds. In the boy it is 'turned on', but it also exists in all humans, in whom it is 'turned off'. We also learn that the colonists require heat in order to survive.

Later in the season, Mulder and Scully are suspended from the FBI, and we learn the intricacies of the conspiracy; CSM (whose real name is C.G.B. Spender) recounts it to agent Fowley. We learn that Cassandra Spender, agent Spender's mother, was also CSM's ex-wife. She was abducted, and the Syndicate performed a number of tests on her, and recently succeeded in making her a human-alien, half human and half-alien. We also find out that Diana Fowley is working for the resistance, which is attempting to stop the aliens from taking over the planet. The face-less shape-shifters who have come to rescue Earth from the evil alien beings have succeeded in preventing the development and colonisation of the evil aliens.

The X-Files become re-instated and suspended numerous times in the next few years, and two new agents, Doggett and Reyes, join the team. Scully becomes miraculously impregnated (even after being left sterile by her earlier abduction), and gives birth to a child that has been dubbed as a miracle. Mulder vanishes shortly after, to continue his search for the truth outside of the FBI. Later the agents discover that Scully was part of an elaborate test to develop a race of super-soldiers, people that cannot die, half-alien and half-human, designed to colonise the earth. Her son William was one of these super-soldiers. The agents do what they can to expose this conspiracy and/or destroy the super-soldier race, to no avail. In the end, Mulder returns, as does the Cigarette-Smoking Man, to reveal that these super-soldiers, and all the aliens, can be killed by exposure to magnetite, a form of iron. Earlier in the final season, William had been injected by Jeffrey Spender with a mild dose of magnetite, making him completely normal (a vaccine so to speak), and given up anonymously for adoption. The X-Files are once again destroyed, leaving Doggett and Reyes searching for answers, and Mulder and Scully go off on a crusade with many questions still left unanswered.

And of course there's always the just-plain-old-weird cases that they work on!

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Albums and Music from the Show

Songs In The Key of X

Songs in the Key of X: Music from and Inspired by "The X-Files"



  3. Sheryl Crow - ON THE OUTSIDE

  4. Foo Fighters - DOWN IN THE PARK

  5. William S. Burroughs & R.E.M. - STAR ME KITTEN

  6. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds - RED RIGHT HAND

  7. Filter - THANKS BRO

  8. Frank Black - MAN OF STEEL

    (Beginning of Side Two on Cassettes)

  9. Meat Puppets - UNEXPLAINED

  10. Danzig - DEEP

  11. Screamin' Jay Hawkins - FRENZY

  12. Elvis Costello with Brian Eno - MY DARK LIFE

  13. Rob Zombie and Alice Cooper - HANDS OF DEATH (BURN BABY BURN)


  15. Mark Snow/P.M. Dawn - X-FILES THEME (P.M. DAWN REMIX)

Truth And The Light

Truth And The Light: Music From The X-Files
(All Music Written by Mark Snow)

  1. Introitus: Praeceps Transito Spatium
  2. Materia Primoris: The X-Files Theme (Main Title)
  3. Raptus
  4. Adflatus
  5. Deverbero
  6. Cantus Excio
  7. Mercutura
  8. Lamenta
  9. Insequi
  10. Otium
  11. Dubitatio
  12. Iter
  13. Progigno De Axis
  14. Carmen Amatorium Ex Arcanum
  15. Facetus Malum
  16. Memoria
  17. Mitis Lumen
  18. Fides Fragilis
  19. Exoptare Ex Veritas
  20. Kyrie

Movie Albums

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The X-Files Links

The X-Files Official Site

X-Files Screensaver Downloads (free!) (you have to scroll down a little)

Click here to download the MIDI file of the X-Files theme (now playing)

X-Files Fan Club Sign-Up

Yahoo! X-Files Links

Movie Links

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Last updated December 21, 2008.

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X-Files Theme Song, Mark Snow