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The X-Files

Duration:
44 min
Genres:
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller
IMDB rate:
8.8
Awards:
Won 5 Golden Globes. Another 71 wins & 175 nominations
Details
Country: USA
Filming Locations: 20th Century Fox Studios - 10201 Pico Blvd., Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
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Trivia
Chris Carter lists All the President's Men (1976) as one of his inspirations for the series. There are numerous references to the film, including the shadowy informer Deep Throat, meetings in underground car lots, and hints at conspiracies which stretch all the way to the F.B.I.
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The character Senator Richard Matheson is named after Richard Matheson, whose writing inspired Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974), the show that inspired Chris Carter to create The X-Files.
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At the conclusion of season seven, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson had yet to be signed for additional seasons, and most of the cast and crew assumed the show would end. Chris Carter wrote the episode "Requiem" to function as a series finale, but in the eleventh hour Fox decided to renew the show. Only Anderson agreed to return to the show full time, and as such, Carter created the characters of John Doggett (Robert Patrick) and Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish) to compensate for Duchovny's absence. Carter also retooled the series mythology to focus on government Super Soldiers, and to eliminate plot threads regarding the alien invasion conspiracy with the hopes that it would revive interest in the show.
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Goofs
In numerous episodes in the earlier seasons, characters are seen driving cars with British Columbia License plates.
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Throughout the series when we see a closeup of CGB Spender's/The Smoker's ashtray while he is extinguishing his cigarette, the filters of the "smoked" cigarettes already in the ashtrays are perfectly white, while they should be yellow/brown from the nicotine-smoke. This indicates that they are props, placed there before shooting and not cigarettes smoked by the characters.
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Quotes
Cigarette Smoking Man: What is this?
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Mulder: If coincidences are coincidences, why do they feel so contrived?
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Deep Throat: And a lie, Mr. Mulder, is most convincingly hidden between two truths.
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Faq
Q
In which episode does Mulder find out what happened to his sister?
A
The X Files: Closure (#7.11)
Q
Who is Mulder's real father?
A
The Cigarette Smoking Man.In Season 9 episode The X Files: William (#9.16) it would appear Jeffrey Spender's DNA is so similar to Mulder's that he was nearly mistaken for Mulder - Scully readily accepts this and postulates that Spender knew their DNA would be similar at first glance. This implies they are siblings. Jeffrey's mother, Cassandra, states that Cigarette Smoking Man is Jeffrey's father. Jeffrey Spender later testifies at Mulder's trial in "The X Files: The Truth: Parts 1 & 2 (#9.19) that they are half-brothers as a result of an affair between Jeffrey's father (Cigarette Smoking Man) and Mulder's mom (Mrs. Mulder).Also in The X Files: The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (#7.2) both CSM and Diana Fowley refer to Mulder as CSM's son.
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Why did the show begin filming in Los Angeles after successful years in Vancouver?
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Photos from cast
Denise Crosby Giovanni Ribisi Jason Beghe Danny Trejo Steve Adams Eve Brenner Helene Clarkson Jane Daly