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Questions tagged [the-x-files]

Sci-fi / paranormal / horror crime drama that aired from 1993 to 2002. Features the investigations of FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Spawned two feature length films and various other media, as well as a 2016 television miniseries.

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What made Well- Manicured Man to ask this question?

In the science fiction movie, The X Files (1998), in London, a well-manicured man was called for a meeting. It was set by Conrad Strughold to inform him that a virus has been mutated into a new ...
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What was Alvin' s father feeling disenchanted about?

In the fantasy movie, The X files (1998), Special Agent Fox Mulder has been accused of the Dallas bombings. Alvin sees Fox urinating behind the hotel and introduces himself: Old friend of your ...
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What's the deal with this character's eyes?

In the X-Files episode 11x04, "The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat", at one point amidst the A-maze-ing Laughter installation in Vancouver. The latter's eyes are surrounded by something that looks like ...
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Was this major X-Files plot twist planned all along?

The X-Files Season 11 is currently airing on television. The first episode, "My Struggle III", featured the following major plot twist: He further explains that while the two were alone on a trip ...
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What does Alex Krycek say as he is dying?

I feel a bit silly asking this because he has just been shot in the forehead, not point-blank but pretty close to it. But then stranger things have happened in the series. He also looks at Mulder ...
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Did Mulder have any effect on colonization?

As far as I can tell the colonization arc (up to the end of Season 6) proceeds thus: The colonists are an alien species that exists as a virus that has the ability to control hosts and to begin the ...
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Did the Smoking Man know Mulder wasn't in the train car when he had it burned?

In the S2 finale of The X-Files, Mulder finds a derelict train boxcar buried near Navajo land in New Mexico. The boxcar supposedly contains remains of extraterrestrial visitors. The Cigarette Smoking ...
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What inspired the toxic blood?

I had always assumed that the green and highly toxic alien blood in The X-Files was inspired by the yellow and highly acidic alien blood in Alien. However, I was recently told that X-Files creator ...
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Is there a source for the story of the Nephilim in “All Souls”?

In the X-Files Episode "All Souls" (S5 E17), Fr. McHugh tells Scully the story of the Nephilim. In his version, there were four Nephilim, children of a Seraph1 and a human woman, who were not "meant ...
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“My address is T-O-A-S-T” (X-Files S5 E11)

In "Kill Switch" (S5 E11), when our heroes arrest Invisigoth/Esther Nairn, she refuses to give any name except "Invisigoth," and then says "My address is T-O-A-S-T." What does this mean? Is it a ...
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What's the relationship between Purity and Purity Control in “The X-Files”?

In the first season episode "The Erlenmeyer Flask", Mulder and Scully come across an orange substance labelled "Purity Control". After having it analyzed, they learn that it contains alien genetic ...
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Why is Agent Scully still skeptical of Mulder?

I'm now starting season 3 of X-Files and for some reason, whenever Agents Mulder and Scully encounter weird, unexplainable phenomenon and Agent Mulder posits a theory involving aliens or supernatural ...
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Was “Jose Chung's From Outer Space” based on a real book?

One of my favorite TV episodes of any show of all time was XFiles Season 3 Jose Chung's From Outer Space. Is the book from said episode based on a real book?
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Who was wearing the perfume in the episode Syzygy of X-Files

During this episode in Season 3, Mulder mentions that someone is wearing his favourite perfume. He checks Scully, and she doesn't appear to be wearing it. Later, he checks the detective, but she is ...
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Is the world of The X-Files imaginary?

In 1997, The X-Files and Homicide: Life on the Street were established as taking place in the same world. Later on, in 2000, two characters from St. Elsewhere appeared in the Homicide franchise, ...
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X-Files - Waxman-Geschwind

In season 4 / episode 23 Mulder and Scully talk about the Waxman-Geschwind Syndrome. Sometimes Syndromes and/or Phenomenons that are part of the episode, exists in reality. Does Waxman-Geschwind ...
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How did a Star Trek writer's name end up in The X-Files?

André Bormanis is a television producer, screenwriter, and consultant who worked on several series of Star Trek. He was the principal scientific consultant for TNG, DS9, and Voyager. He also ...
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Is there any continuity between X-Files Season 10 comics vs Season 10 episodes?

The X-Files Season 10 comic series started being produced in 2013 I think. This was before Fox decided to sponsor the currently running "Revival" episodes which are being listed officially as Season ...
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Why isn't Mulder afraid of super soldiers?

By the end of the original X-Files television run, Mulder is Both the "victim" and at least one member of the tribunal were "super soldiers" — nearly immortal replicants who were amassing ...
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When did Mulder and Scully meet Sveta?

In My Struggle (S10E01), Mulder and Scully are introduced to Sveta, who claims that they (or possibly just Mulder) interviewed her as a child. Neither Mulder or Scully seem to recall her, even despite ...
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Are vampires affected by blood-borne disease?

In The X-Files, S2E7 (the episode titled '3'), Mulder and Scully investigate a group of vampires. In the episode, Mulder is offered to drink one of the vampire's blood: KRISTEN: All day long I deal ...
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Is the new X-files a reboot?

I saw some stories online today (http://www.news.com.au/entertainment/tv/the-xfiles-early-buzz-what-the-critics-are-saying/news-story/c6fe70af335ae9c9c8cf2495584e741b) referring to the new 6 part mini ...
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What ever happened to Kevin Kryder?

In the X-Files episode "Revelations" (Season 3, Episode 11), a boy (Kevin Kryder) with miraculous powers akin to those of Jesus in the Bible was saved by Mulder and Scully, and left after claiming ...
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Was Krycek kissing Mulder planned?

In the episode "The Red and the Black", Krycek kisses Mulder on the cheek. This scene always had an improvised feel to me. Was the kiss scripted or was it improvised on the spot?
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Who came up with the term X-Files in-universe?

Was the term "X-Files" invented by Mulder (in-universe)? Someone else at FBI before him?
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Independence Day ship vs X-Files ship

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 ...
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Why did Mulder forget about that room full of hybrids?

In The X-Files Season 1 finale "The Erlenmeyer Flask", Mulder and Scully learn the following: However, in the Season 6 episode "Two Fathers", we have the following: And in the sequel episode "One ...
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X-Files episode with a worm creature travelling through drain pipes

All I can remember of this particular episode is the monster; It was a humanoid / worm-creature that traveled through drain pipes. I'm pretty sure it gained access to people's homes through their ...
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Will Season 10 still be canon after the X-Files television miniseries?

The X-Files: Season 10 is a comic book continuation of The X-Files television series and films that (apparently) picks up from where the film I Want to Believe leaves off. The first issue was ...
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X-Files episode where Mulder annoys the residents of a town to prove they're behind creature attacks

Mulder and Scully move into a peaceful neighbourhood together posing as a newly married couple. There is some sort of creature, maybe a swamp monster, attacking the residents. Mulder gets the ...
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Is there an X-Files episode where the investigation concluded “natural” cause?

I watched seasons 1 & 2 recently and in each episode the cause of whatever they were investigating was either outright, or at least very likely to be, of supernatural origin. The only episode ...
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Conrad Strughold, after The X-Files film and Season 6

Conrad Strughold was one of the highest-ranking members of the Sydicate (aka "the Project") that involved the Cigarette-Smoking Man, the Well-Manicured Man, and others who chose to Strughold seems to ...
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Plan for Mulder in “Herrenvolk”

At the end of "Herrenvolk" (Season 4), as the Alien Bounty Hunter the Smoking Man explains to the Bounty Hunter in regards to Mulder that the fiercest enemy is the one with nothing to lose. When the ...
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Mulder's neurological condition in “Biogenesis” and “The Sixth Extinction”

What was the cause of Mulder's neurological condition in "Biogenesis", "The Sixth Extinction", and "The Sixth Extinction Part II: Amor Fati"? Was it his prior exposure to the black oil in "Tunguska" ...
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What are the main story arcs of X-Files?

We have a question that lists which episodes are MOTW and not part of story arcs. But what it does not cover, when looking at the arcs, is what ARE the main story arcs in X-Files? Are they mapped 1-...
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Why didn't Mulder or Scully ever bring a film or Digital Camera to document the investigation?

Regular film cameras existed, polaroid existed, and I checked and Apple released their Digital Camera in 1995. So even for digital photos it would have been possible, at least for season 3 and on......
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Are there multiple species of aliens in the X Files?

We have seen many instances of aliens in the X-Files: The bounty hunter aliens The aliens that impregnated the zoo animals The aliens that abducted Scully The aliens that crashed The alien that deep ...
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Did Gillian Anderson actually eat the bug?

In the episode "Humbug" there is a scene in which Scully & Mulder are questioning Blockhead & Conundrum. In the scene Blockhead pours some crickets into Conundrum's mouth and he eats them. ...
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What is Fox doing when he is on the phone with Scully?

In X-Files S5E10 "Chinga", Scully calls Mulder on the phone from Maine in order to ask him questions about the doll case she's working on. In the background of the call, Scully asks him what he's ...
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What order should I watch various X-Files Universe TV series in?

This question is following similar question about Stargate: In what order should I watch the various Stargate TV Series? After looking at pages about Millennium and The Lone Gunmen on X-Files wikia, ...
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When should I watch the first X-Files movie?

About two weeks ago, I had never seen an episode of The X-Files. I am in the process of watching The X-Files back to back, having never seen them before. I am about half way through season 2. Some ...
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What happened to Samantha Mulder?

This is just one of the many things I was confused about after watching all episodes of The X-Files in a marathon. First, it seemed to be hinted that her father allowed her to be taken by aliens as ...
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Where does the Lone Gunmen Series fit into the X-Files continuity?

I'm trying to watch The X-Files from the beginning to end. (I am currently at the beginning of Season 3.) I want to watch The Lone Gunmen series too. But I want to avoid any X-Files spoilers if ...
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How did the teacher in the episode “Die Hand Die Verletzt” choose her victims?

In the fourteenth episode of the second season, why did the substitute teacher kill 2 out of the 4 teenagers that invoked her in the forest? And why did she kill the PTA worshipers?
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In the X-Files Episode “Deadalive”, did Scully cure Mulder of the alien virus without the vaccine?

I just watched it (going through the mythology episodes). Mulder had what Scully "strongly believed" was the alien virus. Doggett failed to get the vaccine from Krycek so Skully treated him with "...
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Where can I quickly check if a given X-Files episode is a MOTW or arc episode?

Re-watching X-Files, and I want to skip monster-of-the-week episodes if they don’t advance the story arc. I can't remember which site used to list this information, and Wikipedia isn’t super reliable ...
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Why does the X-Files have 2 different opening sequences?

I've noticed that the X-Files has 2 different opening credit sequences: one with those weird growing goo fern things and the text "Paranormal Activity" and one without. Does anyone know why?