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The X-Files

Series Summary
FBI special agents investigate unexplained cases known as "X-Files." Though the government is convinced that the outlandish reports are false, conspiracy theorist Fox Mulder and realist Dana Scully, for most of the series, stop at nothing to prove that "the truth is out there."

Air Dates: 1993 - 2002

Genres: Drama, Science fiction

Network: FOX

  • Season 9, Ep. 19 : The Truth May 19, 2002

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    On trial for murder, Mulder acts to save his life, then tries to justify the existence of the X-Files and to prove the existence of extraterrestrials.

  • Season 9, Ep. 18 : Sunshine Days May 12, 2002

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    The agents' investigation of a mysterious death in a suburban neighborhood leads them to a man obsessed with "The Brady Bunch."

  • Season 9, Ep. 17 : Release May 5, 2002

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    Doggett grapples with resurfacing emotions when an FBI trainee links recent murders to the killing of his son many years earlier.

  • Season 9, Ep. 16 : William Apr 28, 2002

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    Scully is horrified to discover that a grotesquely disfigured man caught lurking in the X-Files office has DNA matching the long-missing Mulder.

  • Season 9, Ep. 15 : Jump the Shark Apr 21, 2002

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    The agents enlist the Lone Gunmen to help follow leads regarding the Super Soldiers who threatened Mulder.

critic reviews ( 3 )
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  • A fun, intriguing new drama...Inspiration is allowed to take all sorts of liberties. Fortunately, the production values of the show are high and no attempts are made to portray aliens on screen, for instance. The director wisely lets us imagine an unexplained power source with a whirl of wind rather than cheap-looking spaceships or funny-looking men with antennae heads. [8 Sept 1993, p.1F] show more

  • David Duchovny from "Red Shoe Diaries," "Twin Peaks" and the current film "Kalifornia" combines an off-center earnestness with a weird sense of humor to make Mulder likable and convincing. As Scully, Gillian Anderson provides a cool, logical counterpart for Spooky. It's a perfectly balanced pairing, with only a hint of sexual tension. [10 Sept 1993, p.61] show more

  • The X-Files gets off to a pleasingly creepy start tonight. But even spookier is the thought that some people will mistake it for a documentary. [10 Sept 1993, p.E1] show more

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