I just rewatched the X-Files movie (the first one). Is the spaceship at the end the same model as the one from Independence Day? Both are made by Fox Pictures (I think), and Mulder, um, relieves himself on an Independence Day poster early in the movie. That got me thinking that maybe there are other links between the movies, especially the spaceship.
Did Fox Pictures re-use the model? Were they inspired by it at least?
I also remember previous spaceships in X-files episodes looking either like stereotypical flying saucers or as triangular ships, not large, flattish round ones like the one in Independence Day, and the one at the end of the X-Files is large, flattish, and round like the one in Independence Day.