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Twentieth Century Fox Television
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"The X Files," hour-long television drama airing Sundays at 9 p.m. Eastern/Pacific (U.S.), 8 p.m. Central (U.S.).
It is shown in over 60 other countries around the world, including Canada (Global Television anc CTV); the United Kingdom (BBC1, BBC2 and Sky One); New Zealand (Channel 2); Australia (Fox Cable); Singapore; Portugal; Spain (Tele 5); Germany; Poland (TVP2); Korea; The Netherlands; Norway; Sweden (TV 4); Denmark; Finland; South Africa; France (M6); Malaysia; Italy; Hong Kong (Star-Chinese and Star-World); Taiwan (CTS); Brazil (Rede Record); Thailand; Switzerland; and Japan. It is also shown on cable services in Latin America through Fox TV out of Mexico.
The show is in syndication on the cable channel FX. It runs in rotation at 8 p.m. ET and 11 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. It has also begun airing in local independent syndication on the weekends. Contact your local stations for information on the independent syndication in your town, or check out the website at www.its-happening-again.com, where you have to enter three passwords (trustno1, cigarette smoking man, and astadourian) to get to the final screen showing which local station will be showing X Files, and at what times.
Information contained is compiled and copyrighted 1994-97 as to form and wording by Special Agent In Charge Pat Gonzales (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org), team leader for XF Case 11291093. Field agents may download and redistribute the report in its entirety with the permission notice intact, or with certain portions deleted with permission, but may not partially or in whole be incorporated into a commercial document. Any other use of this information is prohibited without permission from the special agent in charge. This by no means is meant to infringe on any copyrights held by Chris Carter, Ten Thirteen Productions, or 20th Century Fox Television.
Deep background on agents Mulder and Scully was the determination of the special agent in charge, and in no way is intended to be the definitive interpretation of the events aired. Typographic errors are the sole responsibility of the special agent in charge.
Executive producers for the show are Carter and R.W. Goodwin.
Co-executive producer is Frank Spotnitz. Producers are Paul Rabwin, Vince Gilligan Joseph Patrick Finn and Kim Manners. Lori Jo Nemhauser and John Shiban are co-producers.
The show is filmed almost entirely in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The show is broadcast in Dolby Surround Sound.
The X Files is not based on true events or real FBI X files. The episodes are fiction, the plots loosely based on news reports of unexplained events around the world and other unexplained phenomena. The pilot does open with a note saying that the events were based on an actual real-life story, but was not meant to imply that there are real X Files.
Chris Carter, Executive Producer, "The X Files," c/o Fox Broadcasting Company, P.O. Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213
Jonathan Littman, Director of Current Programming, Fox Broadcasting Company, P.O. Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213
Fan mail to David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson can be sent to: Studio Fan Mail/(actor's name), 1122 South Robertson Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90035.
The Fox Network has an Internet address to which you can e-mail your comment on the series. The address is: email@example.com. If you send e-mail, indicate "X Files" in the subject line.
Chris Carter does not have an official e-mail address. Members of the X Files production team do scan the various online groups. Their addresses are not publicly available.
Tiny Dancer also has a complete episode guide, which contains the basic information and a lot of interesting tidbits (like quotes and special bits and pieces). You can find it at her website:
Individuals in North America with satellite dishes get the feeds for X Files on Saturday at 11 a.m. ET on Telstar 4-05. The live broadcast feed for X Files is sent on Telstar 4, transponder 2 or 23 (east feed) at 9 p.m. ET, and Telstar 4, transponder 2 or 23 (west feed) at midnight ET (west feed).
All estimated air dates ("e" after the date") are not confirmed and are subject to change. New episode begin airing Sunday, Nov. 2, and are scheduled to air through the beginning of December.
|1X79||"The X-Files" (1.1)||9/10/93||1/17/94, 11/6/94|
|1X01||"Deep Throat" (1.2)||9/17/93||12/24/93, 6/24/94|
|1X02||"Squeeze" (1.3)||9/24/93||12/ 3/93, 6/10/94, 11/4/95|
|1X03||"Conduit" (1.4)||10/ 1/93||12/14/93, 5/27/94|
|1X04||"Jersey Devil" (1.5)||10/ 8/93||12/31/93, 7/22/94|
|1X05||"Shadows" (1.6)||10/22/93||3/ 4/94, 5/26/95|
|1X06||"Ghost in the Machine" (1.7)||10/29/93||1/14/94, 12/29/96|
|1X07||"Ice" (1.8)||11/ 5/93||1/17/94 (and 8/12/94 in some areas), 3/3/95|
|1X08||"Space" (1.9)||11/12/93||1/28/94, 8/22/94|
|1X09||"Fallen Angel" (1.10)||11/19/93||3/29/94, 11/13/94, 3/9/97|
|1X10||"Eve" (1.11)||12/10/93||3/11/94, 8/26/94|
|1X11||"Fire" (1.12)||12/17/93||3/25/94, 11/20/94|
|1X12||"Beyond the Sea" (1.13)||1/ 7/94||4/8/94, 12/22/95|
|1X13||"GenderBender" (1.14)||1/21/94||5/20/94, 7/21/95|
|1X14||"Lazarus" (1.15)||2/ 4/94||6/3/94, 9/2/94|
|1X15||"Young at Heart" (1.16)||2/11/94||6/17/94|
|1X16||"E.B.E." (1.17)||2/18/94||7/8/94, 11/25/94|
|1X17||"Miracle Man" (1.18)||3/18/94||7/1/94, 3/30/97|
|1X18||"Shapes" (1.19)||4/ 1/94||10/28/94, 8/4/95|
|1X19||"Darkness Falls" (1.20)||4/15/94||8/5/94, 12/2/94|
|1X20||"Tooms" (1.21)||4/22/94||7/15/94, 11/4/95|
|1X21||"Born Again" (1.22)||4/29/94||8/22/94, 4/5/96|
|1X22||"Roland" (1.23)||5/6/94||7/29/94, 12/29/95|
|1X23||"The Erlenmeyer Flask" (1.24)||5/13/94||9/9/94, 9/1/95|
|2X01||"Little Green Men"||9/16/94||12/23/94, 9/8/95|
|2X02||"The Host"||9/23/94||12/30/94, 1/19/96|
|2X14||"Die Hand Die Verletzt"||1/27/95||7/14/95, 3/2/97|
|2X19||"Dod Kalm" (Norwegian o-slash thru)||3/17/95|
|2X21||"The Calusari" (Romanian s)||4/14/95||7/28/95|
|2X23||"Soft Light"||5/5/95||8/25/95, 5/25/97|
|3X01||"The Blessing Way"||9/22/95||7/19/96|
|3X04||"Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"||10/13/95||3/1/96, 6/14/96|
|3X12||"War of the Coprophages"||1/5/96|
|3X18||"Teso Dos Bichos"||3/8/96||7/5/96|
|3X20||"Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'"||4/12/96||1/19/97, 7/6/97|
|3X24||"Talitha Cumi"||5/17/96||9/27/96, 6/1/97|
|4X05||"The Field Where I Died"||11/3/96||6/15/97|
|4X07||"Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man"||11/17/96|
|4X11||"El Mundo Gira"||1/12/97||7/27/97|
During its second season, The X Files finished 64th out of 141 shows in the Neilsen ratings with a 14.5 average. The show was chosen as Best Television Show of 1994 by _Entertainment Weekly_ , and won a Golden Globe for best television drama. _X Files_ cinematographer John Bartley was nominated for an American Society of Cinematographers Outstanding Achievement Award for the episode "Duane Barry."
Viewers for Quality Television nominated The X Files as best drama, and Duchovny and Anderson were nominated for best actor and actress, respectively.
The Television Critic's Association nominated the show for Best Drama.
The show garnered seven Emmy nominations -- outstanding drama series (against Chicago Hope, ER, Law & Order, and NYPD Blue); outstanding individual achievement in writing (drama) - Chris Carter, "Duane Barry;" outstanding cinematography in a series - John Bartley, "One Breath;" outstanding individual achievement in editing/single camera production - James Coblenz, "Duane Barry," and Stephen Mark, "Sleepless;" outstanding sound editing for a series -- the sound crew consisting of supervising sound editor Thierry Couturier; dialogue editors Machiek Malish, Chris Reeves, Marty Stein, and Jay Levine; sound effects editors Stuart Calderon, Michael Kimball, David Van Slyke, Susan Welsh, Chris Fradkin, and Matt West; music editor Jeff Charbonneau; and ADR editor Debby Ruby Winsberg, for "Duane Barry;" and outstanding guest actress in a drama - CCH Pounder/Agent Kazdin, "Duane Barry."
During its third season, the show has received two Golden Globe nominations, for Duchovny as best actor in a drama and Anderson as best actress in a drama. Both actors were also nominated by the Screen Actors Guild for outstanding actor in a television series drama; Anderson won. The Directors Guild of America has nominated Chris Carter for best director of a television drama, for "The List." The Producers Guild of America has nominated The X Files for best television drama.Viewers for Quality Television have nominated The X Files for best television drama.
The show won 5 out of the 8 Emmys it was nominated for -- outstanding guest actor in a drama - Peter Boyle (Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose); outstanding individual achievement in writing (drama) - Darin Morgan (Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose); outstanding achievement in cinematography - John S. Bartley (Grotesque); outstanding achievement in sound editing (Nisei); and outstanding sound mixing (Nisei). The other nominees were outstanding drama series; outstanding lead actress in a drama - Gillian Anderson; and outstanding achievement in art direction - Graeme Murray and Shirley Inget (Jose Chung's From Outer Space);
The X Files' episode which aired after the1997 Super Bowl, "Leonard Betts," received the show's highest rating ever, at 6th. "Small Potatoes" reached 7th (the show's best showing that did not follow a "special event"), and "Max" was 8th.
Gillian Anderson (best actress-drama, television), David Duchovny (best actor-drama, television) and the show itself (best drama, television) were nominated for and won Golden Globe awards. Anderson, Duchovny, the series and the ensemble cast were nominated for Screen Actors Guild awards in the television drama category; Anderson won for best actress in a television drama. John S. Bartley was nominated for best cinematography for a television drama for Grotesque by the American Society for Cinematographers.
The show was awarded a Peabody for new and innovative television in prime time.
Other award nominations were: from the TV Critics Association, for best drama and Gillian Anderson for best actor; Viewers for Quality Television, best quality drama, David Duchovny for best actor in a quality drama, Gillian Anderson for best actress in a quality drama, and Mitch Pileggi for best recurring player in a quality drama.
#The show was nominated for 12 Emmys (winning 3), the most in its history: outstanding drama series, outstanding lead actor in a drama - Duchovny; outstanding lead actress in a drama - Anderson [won Emmy]; outstanding art direction for a series (Graeme Murray, Production Designer; Gary P. Allen, Art Director; Shirley Inget, Set Director) [won Emmy]; outstanding achievement in directing (drama) - James Wong (Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man); outstanding single-camera picture editing for a series - Jim Gross (Terma), and Heather MacDougall (Tempus Fugit); outstanding makeup for a series - for "Leonard Betts" (Laverne Basham, Makeup Artist; Tony Lindala, Effects Makeup Artist); outstanding music composition for a series - Mark Snow (Paper Hearts); outstanding sound editing for a series - "Tempus Fugit" (Thierry J. Couturier, Supervising Sound Editor, and staff) [won Emmy]; outstanding sound mixing for a series - "Tempus Fugit" (Michael Williamson - Production Mixer; David West, Nello Torri, Harry Andronis - Re-recording Mixers); and outstanding writing for a series (drama) - John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz, Chris Carter, and Vince Gilligan, "Memento Mori."#
X Files also won a Saturn Award for best television series, and Gillian Anderson won for best actress; these awards are given by the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Films.
His fascination with the paranormal stems from a childhood incident -- his sister Samantha disappeared from their home in Chilmark, Mass. (pop. 650) when he was 12 and she was 8. Mulder claims she was abducted by aliens; during regressions he recalled hearing his sister's cries for help, and a bright light which kept him paralyzed and told him that his sister would be all right. [Conduit] This memory differs from a dream Mulder experienced one night [Little Green Men]. Mulder has come in contact with an alien hybrid who claimed to be Samantha and an alien bounty hunter who told him that his sister was alive. He has vowed to continue his search for her [Colony/End Game]. He did come upon a clone of a young Samantha at a Canadian compound run by a group of aliens, but was unable to bring her back [Herrenvolk].
Mulder's early meteoric rise at the Bureau enabled him to make high-placed friends in Congress -- one of them being SETI proponent and influential senator Richard Matheson [Little Green Men]. These contacts had kept him from retribution from higher-ups, although they assigned him a partner, with the tacit idea of discrediting what he does so that he can be dismissed. However, Mulder picked up a somewhat vacillating ally in a mysterious covert individual known as Deep Throat. [Deep Throat, Fallen Angel, Eve, Young at Heart, E.B.E., Erlenmeyer Flask].
Deep Throat was killed by an equally mysterious covert opponent (Crew Cut Man) during an attempt to rescue Mulder. Mulder confirmed his burial at Arlington "through eight-power binoculars from a thousand yards away." [Little Green Men]. But he acquired a second "deep information" associate, someone who is referred to as X. [Sleepless] This mysterious man had been less helpful to Mulder than his dead colleague, although he did provide information about Mulder's mother and the Cigarette Smoking Man [Talitha Cumi]. The Cgarette Smoking Man had X killed on Mulder's doorstep [Herrenvolk], but not before leading him to an assistant to the Special Representative to the Secretary General of the U.N. [Herrenvolk], who has been able to help him [Tunguska].
Mulder has also been told by an unknown individual that he has "a friend in the FBI" [The Host]. This friend has now been identified to be Assistant Director Skinner [Paper Clip].
At the end of Season 1, the X Files division was shut down and Mulder was reassigned to wiretap surveillance [Little Green Men, The Host]. He also reluctantly acquired a new partner, Special Agent Alex Krycek [Sleepless, Duane Barry, Ascension], a younger agent who purported to be a believer, not only in Mulder's ideas but in Mulder himself. Mulder's days in this mind-numbing duty were numbered, however. Assistant Director Skinner obliquely acknowledged that the X Files department served a valuable purpose in dealing successfully with the Bureau's oddball cases [The Host] and was bringing to light information that other covert parties would prefer to keep buried [Ascension]. Following the disappearance of Mulder's former partner Dana Scully, Skinner officially reopened the X Files [Ascension].
At the end of Season 2, Mulder came into possession of a Defense Department classified, Navajo-coded electronic document that purported to be the records of events surrounding a covert government operation from 50 years ago. Opponents tried to discredit him by adulterating his drinking water with a substance making him progressively violent. His father, who was somehow connected to the operation, was murdered, with Mulder as the prime suspect. Going into hiding with Scully, Mulder ended up in New Mexico investigating evidence that proved the validity of the secret document. He was found out by Cigarette Smoking Man, who attempted to kill him. [Anasazi] (The disk of information is now in CSM's hands [Apocrypha].)
Mulder recovered through the intervention of the Navajo and returned to the East Coast to peruse his dead father's effects, finding a mysterious 1970s photo of an interesting group of men. [The Blessing Way] Returning to D.C. he met up with Scully and received help from the Lone Gunmen and one of the photographed men to discover the secret location of the files concerning the covert operation: medical records and tissue samples from children vaccinated in the 50s and 60s, including Scully's. On the run from their opponents, they received help from Skinner, who negotiated a truce with Cigarette Smoking Man for the agents' reinstatement and relative safety. [Paper Clip]
At the end of season 3, in the search for another group of alien clones, Mulder recovered a weapon said to be the only device able to kill the clones, and faced again a morphing alien who supposedly destroyed clones of his sister who were living on earth. He thought he had killed the morphing alien, but the alien survived and followed Mulder to a Canadian farm, where young worker-drone clones who could not speak, one group of which were clones of a young Samantha, kept bees for an alien project. But Mulder was unable to learn the true nature of the project, or bring back one of the Samantha drones. [Herrenvolk.] The bees have been shown to transport a mutated strain of smallpox. [Zero Sum]
At Krycek's instigation, Mulder (and Scully) investigated the illegal importing of rock from the Tunguska area of Siberia where a meteorite had reportedly fallen to earth. The rock contained an exterrestrial life form. Mulder and Krycek traveled to Tunguska, where Mulder was captured and infected with the life form by Russian "researchers." He was able to escape and return to the United States.[Tunguska, Terma]
In the final episode of 4th season, Mulder apparently has committed suicide because of yet another orchestrated ruse about aliens on Earth [Gesthemane].
Mulder is known around the Bureau by the nickname of "Spooky" [Pilot, Young at Heart] both because of his uncanny ability to process information and leap ahead to logical conclusions, and because of his interest in paranormal phenomena. "He is considered a loose cannon, a person who is maybe wasting time and money, and also his expertise, on an area the Bureau thinks has very little value." [Carter, Starlog] Due to an incident on one of his first Bureau assignments (a fellow agent was killed) [Young at Heart], he eschews following investigations "by the book," opting instead for his own instincts and methods. He keeps notes for his field reports in a handwritten journal [Born Again]. His favorite alias is George Hale [Little Green Men; Sleepless}.
We believe Mulder doesn't "have a life," as we have seen little of his off-duty activities. However, some of this may stem from a relationship he had at Oxford ten years ago with a woman who is now with Scotland Yard (Phoebe Green [Fire]). He apparently was in love with her but she not with him. With the dissolution of the X Files division, however, Mulder may have been trying to revive his social life; an answering machine message berated him for missing a lunch date [Little Green Men].
Mulder's birthdate is Oct. 13, 1961 [Paper Clip]. His parents appear to have been separated. His father, Bill, worked in an unknown capacity for the State Department, and was murdered by Krycek before telling Mulder about secrets in his past. [Anasazi] Mulder's mother confirmed that Samantha had been kidnapped to insure her father's silence about his covert activities. [Paper Clip]
He has a fear of fire [Fire], which may have been conquered during his rescue of the children of British MP Sir Malcolm Marsden (who also happened to be Phoebe's latest fling). He is also a fan of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). [Space] He has a habit of eating shelled sunflower seeds (a habit he shares with his father [Aubrey]), and making droll comments which X-Philes have come to note as "Mulderisms."
Mulder is red-and-green colorblind [Wetwired], enjoys wearing moderately wild ties to work, and seems to be a New York Knicks fan [Beyond the Sea, Little Green Men] as well as a Washington Redskins fan [Irresistible]. He appears to have a fondness for classic rock [minor references, Beyond the Sea, Gender Bender] and classic science fiction movies [Tooms, Erlenmeyer Flask], and iced tea seems to be his nonalcoholic beverage of choice [Tooms]. He also keeps himself physically fit by running [Pilot, Deep Throat, Humbug] and swimming [Duane Barry].
There are suggestions that Mulder has an interest in pornography -- in "Jersey Devil," we see Mulder looking at the centerfold of some "men's magazine" talking about how the woman claims she was abducted by aliens; in another episode Scully remarks that she hadn't seen Mulder that excited since she caught him going through the Adult Video News; a third episode mentions a subscription to Celebrity Skin, he appears to be viewing a porno video in a fourth , he makes comments about a video he purchased (not a porno video) in a fifth [Nisei]. He also appears to call sex hot lines. [Small Potatoes]As a psychologist, he favors using hypnotic regression as a psychological healing tool, and hates the unnecessary use of medication [Born Again].
Scully is skeptical of anything paranormal, believing that everything has a logical, scientifically-quantified explanation. Though in most of the cases she and Mulder have been on she has not witnessed any overt paranormal activities, she has had brushes with unexplainable phenomena that may have her start questioning her beliefs [Beyond the Sea; Lazarus; Born Again; Erlenmeyer Flask; Fresh Bones; Colony; End Game; The Calusari]. However, she is determined to uncover the science behind the phenomena [End Game].
At the end of Season 1, the X Files division was shut down and Scully was reassigned, returning to the FBI academy at Quantico, Va. to instruct new agents on the basics of forensic medicine [Little Green Men]. However, Mulder called upon her expertise in violent crime cases to which he had been assigned [The Host, Blood]. Scully was abducted by escaped mental patient Duane Barry and disappeared [Ascension]. After a three-month absence, she showed up at a Georgetown hospital in a coma [One Breath]. She revived and recovered, and is back as Mulder's partner.The missing memories during her disappearance may be surfacing, however, and a piece of metal resembling a computer chip found in her shoulder may also provide a clue. [Irresistible, The Blessing Way].
At the end of Season 2, Scully went into hiding with Mulder, missing a scheduled meeting with Skinner and putting her career in jeopardy. [Anasazi] Upon her return to D.C., she was suspended and asked to turn in her badge and gun, and she sought solace with her mother and sister. At Mulder's father's funeral, she was warned that her life was in danger. Scully suspected Skinner, but found that instead he was on their side. In a case of mistaken identity, her sister Melissa was fatally shot in Scully's apartment by Krycek. Scully and Mulder have since been reinstated.
In Season 3, Scully has discovered another group of potential abductees, all MUFON members, who recall seeing her during her abduction [Nisei]. She was directed to a dilapidated compound in West Virginia, which looked familiar to her . She was also affected by a signal sent over television cable wires, causing violent and aggressive behavior [Wetwired]. Scully has discovered that has a malignant, inoperable tumor behind her nasal cavity, but she is undergoing treatment. [Leonard Betts, Memento Mori]. In the final episode of 4th season, Scully, during a meeting with superiors where she denounced Mulder and the X Files investigation, reported that her cancer has metastasized. [Gesthemane]
Scully, born Feb. 23, 1964, [Lazarus, One Breath] is a middle child; she has one older and one younger brother [Born Again], and an older sister, Melissa, now deceased [One Breath, Paper Clip]. Her father died early in 1994; they were apparently close at one time (she called him Ahab; he called her Starbuck), but her family disapproved of her joining the Bureau. [Beyond the Sea] She had a yearlong relationship with an instructor at the Academy, Jack Willis, with whom she shared the same birthdate. [Lazarus] She is just as much a workaholic as Mulder, and is currently not seeing anyone [Jersey Devil].
Scully drinks her coffee with cream, no sugar [E.B.E.]. She was raised as a Catholic [Miracle Man, Revelations]. She usually wears a necklace bearing a small cross, which was left behind in the car in which she was abducted [Ascension] and was returned to her by Mulder [One Breath]. In a spirit of rebellion, she got a tattoo on her back [Never Again].
[Season 1] Section Chief Joseph McGrath (Frederick Coffin) is with the Office of Professional Responsibility [Fallen Angel] and seemed determined to have Mulder fired and the X Files shut down.
[Seasons 1 through 4] Assistant Director Walter S. Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) is Mulder's and Scully's superior. He warned both Scully and Mulder that their unorthodox methods of investiation may have dire consequences [Tooms], and followed through by shutting down the X Files division at an order from "the highest levels of government." [Erlenmeyer Flask] He has since had second throughts and reopened the X Files [Ascension]. He has also overtly showed his support for Mulder [One Breath; End Game], openly confronting Cigarette Smoking Man [The Blessing Way; Paper Clip], and is trying (in vain) to keep Mulder from going over the edge [F.Emasculata; Soft Light; Anasazi]. The Smoking Man also tried to get Skinner removed from his office by framing him for murder, but was unsuccessful [Avatar]. He negotiated with Cigarette Smoking Man for a cure of Scully's cancer [Memento Mori], and was assigned the eradication of all evidence of a mistaken murder at the order of the CSM. [Zero Sum] Skinner is married [Avatar] and has no children.
firstname.lastname@example.org is keeping an FAQ on Assistant Director Skinner and his real-life portrayer Pileggi. A Skinner website can be found at http://www.hieran.com/office.
Speculation on Deep Throat is contained in Internal Affairs X-File Inquiry #875110-6249 [aka the Deep Throat FAQ, posted by Special Agent Jeff Gostin].
[Seasons 1 through 4] "Cigarette Smoking Man" (William B. Davis) is another mysterious individual who, like Deep Throat, appears to be a higher-up government official with some power, though not the person calling the shots -- he seems to be answering to Well Manicured Man. [The Blessing Way, Paper Clip] Assistant Director Skinner seemed to be deferring to his opinion early in our notice of him [Tooms] but Skinner ordered him out of his office during a discussion with Mulder after the agent had abandoned his assignment to investigate possible alien contact in Puerto Rico [Little Green Men]. CSM appeared to be back in control [F. Emasculata, Anasazi], but ended up making a deal with Skinner in order to keep the information from a confidential document from becoming public [Paper Clip]. He now has the disk [Apocrypha]. He also possesses secret files of Japanese war experiments .
CSM has also kept a silent watch on the proceedings in Blevins's and Skinner's offices and buried vital evidence in a secret Pentagon storage room [Pilot, Erlenmeyer Flask]. He has tried to get Skinner removed from his position by framing him for murder [Avatar] He also used Special Agent Alex Krycek to keep an eye on Mulder and any of Mulder's investigations [Sleepless, Duane Barry, Ascension, Paper Clip]. Mulder pulled a gun on him and threatened him with death in his studio apartment (at 900 W. Georgia St.) [One Breath]. He seems to be an acquaintance of Mulder's father Bill [Anasazi, Piper Maru], and a more intimate acquiaintance of Mulder's mother [Talitha Cumi], who he had healed through alien means from the effects of a stroke [Herrenvolk]. He has also apparently blocked research on the alien life form from Tunguska, Russia, by the Well Manicured Man and his consortium [Tunguska, Terma]. He negotiated with Assistant Director Skinner for a possible cure of Scully's cancer [Memento Mori]., and ordered him to eradicate all evidence related to a mistaken murder caused by smallpox-carrying bees. [Zero Sum] He also appears to be directing Marita Covarrubius's activities. [Zero Sum]
[Season 1 through 4] "Lone Gunmen" Byers (Bruce Harwood), Langly (Dean Haglund), and Frohike (Tom Braidwood) are three of Mulder's sources who work at "The Lone Gunman," a publication dealing with perceived government conspiracies. Frohike has a crush on Scully [E.B.E., Little Green Men, One Breath; Fearful Symmetry; The Blessing Way], and seemed to have a role in Mulder and Scully's assignment to a manhunt for escaped convicts [F. Emasculata].
A fourth Lone Gunman, computer hacker The Thinker (Bernie Coulson), put Mulder and Scully in grave danger by obtaining a copy of a classified government document [Anasazi], and turned up dead because of his actions [Paper Clip].
[Season 1 through 4] Margaret Scully (Sheila Larken) is Dana Scully's mother [Beyond the Sea, Ascension, One Breath; The Blessing Way; Paper Clip; Wetwired]. She has had certain unexplained perceptions about her daughter [Ascension], leading to indications that Scully herself may be extranormally perceptive [Aubrey]. She appears to be the only person Scully trusts [Wetwired]., and she knows about Scully's cancer [Memento Mori].
[Season 2, 3, 4] Special Agent Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea) moved into the role of Mulder's partner with the unexplained murders of former Vietnam veterans [Sleepless]. We discovered, however, that Krycek had a hidden agenda, as a lackey for Cigarette Smoking Man: keep an eye on Mulder and keep him from finding out information that would bring certain covert activities to light [Sleepless, Ascension]. With the disappearance of Dana Scully and the reopening of the X Files, Krycek himself disappeared [Ascension]. He reappeared to murder Mulder's father, [Anasazi] attempt to kill Mulder himself, [Anasazi] and, in a case of mistaken identity, fatally wound Scully's sister Melissa [The Blessing Way/Paper Clip] but was able to make his escape after an attempt by other lackeys of Cigarette Smoking Man to eliminate him. [ Paper Clip] Krycek inexplicably escaped from being trapped in a missile silo in North Dakota [Apocrypha], and fed Mulder information leading him to Tunguska and a search for the secrets of rock supposedly from the "meteorite" that struck the area back in the early 1900s. [Tunguska, Terma]. Krycek lost his left arm escaping villagers who were trying to help him from being a test subject at the Russian chain gang excavating rock from Tunguska. [Terma]. He also appears to be a Soviet double agent [Terma] with an agenda different from his former boss, the Cigarette Smoking Man.
[Seasons 2, 3,4] "X" (Steven Williams), an acquaintance of Deep Throat, is even more mysterious than his predecessor. X's information is even more reluctantly shared. Mulder is able to contact X by taping an X to his front window and shining a light through it [One Breath; Colony; End Game]. He also kidnapped a scientist with vitally powerful information concerning an illicit experiment. [Soft Light.] X appeared to be involved with Cigarette Smoking Man's covert operations group, although he seemed to be working at cross purposes. He was discovered and killed on Mulder's doorstep [Herrenvolk].
[Seasons 2, 3] Melissa Scully (Melinda McGraw), Scully's older sister, stood by Scully while she was comatose following her return from being abducted [One Breath]. Melissa was fatally shot by Krycek when she arrived at Scully's apartment [The Blessing Way] and died a few days later. [Paper Clip] The investigation into her murder has been dropped.
[Seasons 2, 3, 4] Mrs. Mulder (Rebecca Toolan), Mulder's mother, has admitted to some knowledge of her divorced -- now deceased -- husband's activities with the State Department [Paper Clip], and apparently has had an intimate relationship with the Cigarette Smoking Man [Talitha Cumi]. She is also aware of the weapon that kills alien clones [Talitha Cumi]. She lives on Martha's Vineyard. In the third season finale she suffered a stroke and was in a coma until she was healed by alien means at Cigarette Smoking Man's direction [Herrenvolk]. Because of her stroke, she may or may not remember events from Mulder's childhood regarding her relationship with the CSM [Demons].
[Seasons 3, 4] Well-Manicured Man (John Neville) is the head of a powerful consortium to whom Cigarette Smoking Man answers. Although he appeared to Mulder and Scully to be an ally, he is most likely working at cross purposes to theirs. He also was masterminding a research project dealing with a strange extraterrestrial life form found in rock in Tunguska, Russia [Tunguska, Terma], which has since ended thanks to intervention by Krycek and Mulder.
[Seasons 3,4] Gray-Haired Man (Morris Panych) is a henchman for the Consortium, who is usually sent out to kill various people working at odds with the Consortium, specifically with Cigarette Smoking Man [Piper Maru, Avatar, Herrenvolk, Memento Mori]
[Seasons 3, 4] Agent Pendrell (Brendan Beiser) is an FBI scientist who is a frequent resource for Mulder and Scully. He also has a crush on Scully. [Herrenvolk, Teliko, Terma] He was killed when he stepped in front of a bullet made for Scully and a Marine officer. [Tempus Fugit, Max]
[Season 4] Marita Covarrubias (Laurie Holden) is an assistant to the special representative to the Secretary General of the United Nations. Based in New York City, Mulder was directed to her by X. She has helped Mulder in some of his cases by obtaining information and documents for him. [Teliko, Tunguska, Unrequited] She has been shown to be working for Cigarette Smoking Man. [Zero Sum]
Carter's favorite X Files episodes so far are: Beyond the Sea, Colony/End Game, Duane Barry, Sleepless, and Fresh Bones. (AOL X Files conference March 94). He appeared as an FBI agent questioning Scully [Anasazi] and has done the voiceovers at the beginnings of multipart episodes [The Blessing Way / Paper Clip].
Carter is also producing another series, "Millennium," also for Fox Television. Monica Vallejo (email@example.com) is running a Millennium mailing list.
Duchovny (pronounced doo-kuv'-nee), 6'1" tall, was born August 7, 1960. His parents, Amran (a publicist for the American Jewish Committee) and Margaret (an elementary school teacher) divorced when he was 11. He has one brother, Daniel, and a sister, Laurie. He resides in Malibu, Calif. [Fox press packet for _X Files_ and _People_ magazine, April 18, 1994 issue]. On May 6, 1997, he married actress Tea [acute accent over e] Leoni in New York City.
A FAQ on Duchovny kept by Kellie Matthews-Simmons (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sarah Stegall (email@example.com).
There are various "hormone brigades" devoted to Duchovny. The David
Duchovny Estrogen Brigade (DDEB) mail list and its sister group the DDEB-2
list are both full. You can still join the Duchovniks list by sending the
message "Subscribe duchovny-L
The David Duchovny Estrogen Brigade web page is located at http://www.egr.uh.edu/~escco/DDEB.html
The Duchovniks home page is located at http://www.squidge.org/~walterh/duchovniks/index.html
|New Years Day||1988|
|Bad Influence||1988, 1989|
|Julia Has Two Lovers||1991|
|Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter's Dead||1991|
|"Red Shoe Diaries"||1992--present|
|"The X Files"||1993-present|
|"The Simpsons" (cartoon)||1997|
Anderson, 5' 2" tall, was born August 9, 1968 and lives in Los Angeles. [Fox press packet for _X Files_] She is separated from former _X Files_ art director Clyde Klotz, and gave birth to a daughter, Piper, on Sept. 25, 1994.
She is not related in any way to Jo Anderson who appeared as Diana in the television show _Beauty and the Beast_. Nor is she the woman salesperson that appears in the Saturn commercials.
A FAQ on Anderson has been put together by Alan Sawyer, firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read this FAQ on the following home page: http://icarus.uic.edu/~echave1/ooky/ooky.html.
There is also a GA mail list: Send e-mail to
email@example.com with the message "Subscribe
The Gillian Anderson Web-Site with many Gillian Anderson links is at http://www.mindspring.com/~drscully/
|Home Fires Burning||1992|
|"Class of '96" (8th ep.)||1993|
|"The X Files"||1993-present|
|"Exit to Eden" (audiotape)||1993|
|"Ground Zero" (audiotape)||1995|
|"The Simpsons" (cartoon)||1997|
United Kingdom viewers of the show might want to check out uk.media.tv.sf.x-files.
Australian Viewers have the newsgroup aus.tv.x-files.
These latter two carry discussion minus spoilers that would appear on the North American newsgroup.
Russia also has an X Files newsgroup: ru.video.x-files.
A German moderated group posting only reliable information about the show has been established by Michael Kleinhenz, firstname.lastname@example.org. Only "official" submissions will be accepted such as reliable information about new episodes, books, comics. etc. Articles must be mailed to the moderator for approval before they will be mailed. To subscribe send mail to email@example.com with "subscribe x-files-info" in the body of the message, not the subject line. This is a German-language list.
There are two UK mail lists. One available only as a weekly digest,
discussing current airings can be subscribed to by e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org with the following text in your subject line: SUBSCRIBE
X-FILES-UK. For the second UK mail list, send a note to Listproc@uel.ac.uk
with the notice "Subscribe XFiles
An Australian mail list, discussing _X Files_ episodes airing in Australia,
has been established. Send e-mail to email@example.com
with the following in the body of the message: "Subscribe aus-xf
If you are a Dutch speaking X-Phile you can join the Dutch X-Files mailing
list. To subscribe send a message with subject "xf: aan ADMIN" to
firstname.lastname@example.org. The body of the message must contain "subscribe, xf
There is a mailing list for those who wish to discuss a Mulder/Scully romance. XF Romantics is a mailing list dedicated to discussion of the show with an emphasis on the romance. To subscribe, send an email to email@example.com with the contents "subscribe xf-romantics," or, for the digest version, "subscribe xf-romantics-digest."
There are also a number of mailing lists for X Files fan fiction. One is x-files-fanfic, run by Monica Vallejo (firstname.lastname@example.org). To subscribe, send a message to email@example.com with no subject and the following as a complete text of the message: SUBECRIBE X-FILES-FANFIC.
Jeannine Ackerson has established the XF Creative mailing list. To
subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the
message "Subscribe XFCreative
Other fan fiction email lists can be found posted in the alt.tv.x-files.creative newsgroup, or post an inquiry to the newsgroup.
Craig Winley runs a mailing list about X Files net resources. To subscribe, go to his web site at http://www.xtrreme.gorilla.net.au/admin/list.html and follow the instructions. If you have questions, contact Craig at email@example.com.
An FTP site is at ftp.rutgers.edu (/pub/x-files), storing only the graphic and sound files.
The FTP site aql.gatech.edu is temporarily inactive. It also carries X Files material: sounds, .gifs, and creative stories; directory path is /pub/xfiles.
The site ftp.shore.net , run by Pete T. Manolakos (firstname.lastname@example.org), carries text files only; directory path is /members/ptman/x-files.
Eric Shapow's ftp site is at trustno1.res.cmu.edu. It carries the alt.tv.x-files.creative stories.
The Gossamer Archives Project is archiving fan fiction at various servers around the world. Go to http://gossamer.x-philes.com/, for information.
X Links Central --
Phillip's Ultimate, Biggest List of X Files Links --
www.geocities.com/Hollywood/Hills/2499/fxfilesmain.html Danny Sanders' Dutch X Files Home Page --
The Official X Files Home Page, run by Fox Television, the official X Files site, is at http://www.thex-files.com/.
The X Files FAQ you are currently reading can be found at Mr Gigabyte's site:
Barbara Reuf explains the X Files mythology episodes in Ketchup on the Mythology Arc at her website, and also keeps the ATX Essay Challenge Archive, as well as the Newbie Info Kiosk:
http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Cavern/7094 Tiny Dancer has an extensive Episode Guide at her site:
For local syndication information check out:
Other non-North American websites can be found at:
The first is the AOL X Files Fan Forum where you can participate on the discussion boards and discuss the show with other members as well as producers and writers of the show. There are three weekly chats based on the show with more to be added soon. There is also a file archive with pictures based on the show and lots of show information including logs of all the chats and conferences.
The area also has many online resources including the Episode Guide, FAQ, and David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson FAQs. AOL also has a Visual Episode Guide with descriptions, production crew, cast, and a custom member-created graphic based on the episode.
The second forum is the X Files Simming Forum where two weekly role-playing simulations take place based on the X Files. This area has discussion boards, file archives, and lots of show information.
The AOL X Files Fan Forum is hosted by Jerry Jones, FoxxMulder@aol.com, and Debbie Brown, MrsSpooky@aol.com.
The US Philes conference is held Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. Eastern in the SFMEDIA+ conference room called "The Phile Cabinet (7)." The UK Philes also hold a conference at 9 p.m. UK time on Tuesdays in the same location.
A BBS in Maryland has an X Files forum with many resources, Multilevel Planes of Infinity. The board is dedicated to the study of UFOs and other associated materials and subjects. The phone number is (301) 261-6242.
A British BBS called the Demons Domain BBS has many X Files JPGs, GIFs, WAVs and documents. It is a 24 hour BBS taking all speed up to 28.8k, and the sysop is Chris Jackson (CM-C.S.Jackson@tees.ac.uk). It can be phoned at (01642) 72 47 58; FidoNet address 2:256/604
Swedish X Files fans have a FidoNet called R20_X-FILES at 2:200/422.27. For information contact Per Hedetun at email@example.com.
A French online X Files service can be reached at 3615 "24IMAGES"
The Spring has an X Files forum in its TV Conference area. To access, telnet to spring.com, and log in as "new" (don't add quotes). You will be asked a few questions, but there is no charge for access.
There is an X Files MUSH at 126.96.36.199 port 7777.
Anderson gave birth to a daughter, Piper, on Sept. 25, 1994.
Suncoast Pictures, a video chain that carries related media merchandise, is carrying some of the above items; look for the store in a city near you. :-) In addition, these items have been found at another media chain, Musicland/Sam Goody stores, and in comics and t-shirt shops.
Starland not only is carrying a variety of officially-licensed T-shirts,
hats, posters, mugs, and magazines, but is showcasing their merchandise in
a zine called "The X Factor!" This zine has information about the show as
well as color photos of the merchandise. To get on their mailing list,
e-mail your snail mail address to firstname.lastname@example.org, with
Orion Traders carries a wide variety of X-Files merchandise, including over twenty different t-shirt designs (both embroidered and printed), polo shirts, sweatshirts, lettermen's jackets, hats, posters, photographs, and mugs. They also carry the X-Files novels and comic books, as well as current magazines.They accept VISA, MasterCard, or Discover, as well as check or money order. Though they do not produce a catalog, they do have a merchandise list that can be mailed out to people. They can be reached via their toll-free number at 888-88-SCI-FI, "local" phone or fax at 916/966-7447, or snail-mail at 10139 Fair Oaks Boulevard, Fair Oaks, CA 95628. They also have a Website at http://wwnm.com/orion.
Mail order company 800-TREKKER has T-shirts, caps, mugs, and the X Files novel, and other UFO-related merchandise. They can be reached at 1-800-TREKKER (fax 1-800-FAX TREK), or through their web page at http://www.sufi.com/trader/trekker/files/index.html.
Time Warner's Viewer's Edge, is offering an X File shirt and cap (different from Suncoast offerings). They can be reached at P.O. Box 3925, Milford, CT 06460; phone 1-800-947-3928 (24 hours a day) or (fax) 1-203-876-8234.
Mere Mortals is a company that has put together a group of _X Files_ related merchandise, such as hats, mugs, shirts, comics, and limited run posters. For their catalog, send one dollar to Brent Lilley: Mere Mortals, 350 S. Tustin Ave., Orange, CA 92666.
CPG Direct offers autographed photos of Duchovny and Anderson. Each photo is guaranteed to be hand autographed by the star, includes a certificate of authenticity, has an unconditional 30-day Money Back guarantee, comes double matted and ready for framing, and is 11 x 14 in size. A black metal custom frame is also available. Price is $50 each, with a %5.95 shipping fee. Framing is an additiona $25 extra. Checks, money orders, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover accepted.
Their address is CPG Direct, Dep-SE, P.O. Box 1020, Valley Cottage, NY 10989; or call in an order at 1-800,392-3075 (24 hour phone lines)
TV Merchandise (email@example.com) sells a variety of X Files material, including shirts, hats, mugs, clocks, calendars, photos, trading cards, scripts, key chains, posters, postcards, and more. They accept all major credit cards and checks on line. For more information see their web site at http://www.tvmerch..com/
In the U.K., Escape Comic Books (7, Cheapside; Reading; Berkshire; RG1 7AG; UK) has access to a lot of X Files merchandise. (They're next door to the Odeon Cinema, says UK X-Phile Steve Robson).Their phone number is 0118-957-5131.
Other U.K. merchandise sources are the (famous) Forbidden Planet, New Oxford Street, London; and The Vintage Magazine Company, 39/43 Brewer Street, London, NW1. Both stores apparently have mail order sections.
Posters are also available from Rick's Movie Graphics, P.O. Box 23709, Gainesville, FL 32602-3709; phone 904-373-7202. This is *not* the "I Want To Believe" poster from Mulder's office; that was a special one made for the show and is not available.
Scripts and photographs are also available through Hollywood Script Library, 8033 Sunset Blvd. Suite 982, Dept. N, Los Angeles, CA 90046.
The first two X Files books were written by noted horror/fantasy writer Charles L. Grant. The first X Files book was _The X Files: Goblins_, ISBN 0-06-105414-3. The second book is entitled _Whirlwind_, ISBN 0-06-105415-1.
An announced third book from Grant, _Hunter_, was dropped from the list.
Kevin J. Anderson, most known for his Star Wars: Jedi Academy books, will be taking over as writer of the X Files novels. His first novel "Ground Zero" is out in hardcover, and will be available in July in paperback. The ISBN number for the hardcover is 0-06-05223X; cost is $20.The audiocassette of this book is read by Gillian Anderson herself. Cost is $17, ISBN is 06-945-1620-1.
Anderson's second X Files novel, "Ruins,"is available. The ISBN number is 0-06-105247-7; the audiocasette version, read by Mitch Pileggi, is ISBN is 0-69451-688-0.
A third X Files novel by Anderson, "Antibodies," is now available.
Two series of paperbacks based on the episodes aimed at a younger (10 and older) audience are out in the children's sections of your local bookstore, or directly from HarperCollins. Check out their web page at http://www.harpercollins.com/kids/xfilepr.htm.
One series, aimed at the 10 year old and older, has these offerings:
#1 - "X Files: X Marks The Spot" (based on the script for the pilot), ISBN 006440613x; W: Les Martin
#2 - "X Files: Darkness Falls," ISBN 0064406148; W: L. Martin
#3 - "X Files: Tiger, Tiger" (based on "Fearful Symmetry"), ISBN 0-06-440626-1. W: L. Martin.
#4 - "X Files: Squeeze," ISBN 0-06-105247-7. W: Ellen Steiber
#5 - "X Files: Humbug," ISBN 0-06-440627-X, W: L. Martin
#6 - "X Files: Shapes," ISBN 0-06-440633-4. W: E. Steiber.
#7 - "X Files: Fear" (based on "Blood"), ISBN 0-06-4406423. W: L. Martin
#8 - "X Files: Voltage (based on "D.P.O."), ISBN 0-06-440643-1. W: E. Royce
#9 - "X Files: E.B.E," ISBN 0-06-440653-9. W: L. Martin
#10 - "X Files: Die, Bug, Die!" (based on "War of the Coprophages") ISBN: 0-06-440671-7. W: L. Martin
#11 - "X Files: Ghost in the Machine," ISBN 0-06-440678-4. W: L. Martin
A second series, aimed at an older youth audience (teenagers?), has
these novelizations based on the series episodes:
#1 - "The Calusari," ISBN 0-06-447171-3. W: Garth Nix
#2 - "Eve," ISBN 0-06-44717201. W: Ellen Steiber
#3 - "Bad Sign" (based on the episode "Syzygy"), ISBN: 0-06-447170-5. W: Easton Royce.
#4 - "Our Town," ISBN 0-06-447175-6. W: Easton Royce
#5 - "Empathy" (based on the episode "Oubliette"). W: Ellen Steiber
#6 - "Fresh Bones." W: Les Martin
HarperCollins had come out with _The Truth Is Out There: The X Files Companion_, dealing with the various aspects of the show. The ISBN is 0-06-105330-9. The second volume, called "Trust No One" and covering third season X Files, is out. ISBN is 0-06-105353-8. The third volume, covering fourth season X Files, is called "I Want To Believe" and is now due out in January. Author is Andy Meisler.
A second nonfiction book, published by Crown and called _The Unofficial X Files Companion_ (with a second volume), is available. Author is Ngaire Genge. A third nonfiction book, _The X-Files Book of the Unexplained: Volume 1_ and _Volume 2_, are available. Author is Jane Goldman.
There are also other unofficial trivia and information books available.
Information on X Files filming locations in Vancouver can be found in a book called "Reel Vancouver," by Ken MacIntyre, published by Whitecap Books.
Topps has released three sets of X Files trading cards. Complete sets, which features illustrations and information from each seasons, contain 72 regular cards, foil parallel versions of those cards, 6 etched foil comic cover cards, and 4 chromium photo cards. Prices of individual 9-card packets and boxes vary.
The third edition of a new Official X Files magazine is on the newstands. It is also available from the publisher, MVP Media, 1920 Highland Aave., Suite 220, Lombard, IL 60148. Cost is $5.95 ($6.95 for Canada) and $2.00 shipping (all in U.S. funds). The Topps company published two issues of an earlier official magazine.
In September 96, three more tapes were released: "Squeeze"/"Tooms", "Beyond the Sea"/"E.B.E.", and "Darkness Falls"/"Erlenmeyer Flask."
In February 97, Fox released "Little Green Men"/ "The Host," "Sleepless"/ "Duane Barry," and "Ascension"/ "One Breath."
In May97, Fox released "Humbug"/ "Anasazi," "Colony"/ "End Game," and "Irresistible"/ "Die Hand Die Verletzt.
On Sept. 30, Fox released "The Blessing Way"/ "Paper Clip," "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose"/ "War of the Coprophages," and "Nisei"/ "731."
#The next video release will include: "Piper Maru"/ "Apocrypha," "Pusher"/ "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space,'" and "Wetwired"/ "Talitha Cumi." The release date is unknown.#
The show has also been released on video and laser disk in various countries around the world, with various combinations different from the U.S. releases. Please contact video/laserdisk retailers in your country for more specific information, or the Official X Files Website at www.thex-files.com.
Genesis and SNES game cartridges are being planned for a future release.
Landmark's 1998 calendar will be available soon; ISBN is 0-06-757486-6 (cost is $11.95), and the desk diary's ISBN is 0-06-757485-8 (cost is $15). X Files postcard books are also available.
The X Files Collectible Card Game is a 360 card deck, available as a 60-card starter deck and 15-card booster packs. Special cards will be available in game magazines. NXT Games, the originator of the game,was bought up by the U.S. Playing Card Company. The USPCC has since discontinued the game and its website.
Collector statuettes of the Flukeman and the Abducted Smoking Alien have been created and is being sold through Dark Horse. The 5000-statue limited runs are priced at $125 wholesale plus shipping and handling. For information call 1-800-862-0562.
The long-expected X Files CD game is expected in 1998.
A Creation UK X Files fan club is being arranged.
In Australia, Photon Productions sponsors the official fan club. Contact them at: X Files Fan Club - Australia, c/o Photon Productions, G.P.O. Box 2067, Sydney 2001, Australia, or call them at 800-67-1701.
For more information, send a SASE to:
X Files Fan Club, P.O. Box 3138, Nashau, NH 03061-3138 or
X Files Fan Club, c/o S. Bartle, 4404 Perry St., Vancouver, BC Canada V5N 3X5
There are two X Files fan clubs in Australia.
One can be reached by writing to: The X Files Fan Club of Australia, P.O. Box 402, Niddrie Vic. 3042.
The other can be reached by writing to 11:21 -- the X-Files Fan Club of Australia, c/o Andrew Parkinson. Flat 2/10, Roseglen Street, Green Slopes, QLD 4120, Australia.
There is a UK X Files fan club, reachable at: The X-Files UK Fan Club, P.O. Box 34, Liskeard, PL14 3YX. Membership is 14.95 UK pounds, and includes a special X Files pack containing a pen, keyring, and a membership card giving discounts on selected X Files merchandise. You will also receive a regular copy of X-Encounters, the official magazine of the UK Fan Club, plus an X Files T-Shirt which is not available anywhere else in the world.
Because all of the fanzine information I had was from 1994, I am removing all of it, since I suspect most of it is outdated. If you *are* a fanzine editor, please e-mail me with current information. Karen Nicholas has a media fanzinie website which does have X Files fanzine listings. Check it out at http://members.aol.com/ksnicholas/fanfic/fanzine.html. There is a British Fanzine called Genetix, that deals with the X Files, basketball, and the general sci-fi scene. Price is 1 pound British. For information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Wrapped in Plastic" (a Twin Peaks fanzine) devoted a full issue to the X Files in August. The 40-page issue contained a complete episode guide with commentary and analysis, map of the U.S. showing where each episode took place, and an interview with Gillian Anderson.
The first printing sold out, and a second printing was done. WIP #12 is available from: Win-Mill Productions, 1912 E. Timberview Lane, Arlington, TX 76014. Cost is $6 ($5 plus $1 postage).
Letters may be typed or on disks (WordPerfect 6.0/5.1/5.0, WordStar 6.0/4.0/3.3, or ASCII, 3.5 in. or 5.25 high or low density); label disks as they will be returned with your issue. Address letters, inquiries (include a SASE), or suggestions to Anime House Press, c/o Marg Baskin and Heather Bruton, 28 Woolwich St. S., Kitchener, Ontario, CANADA N2K 1R9. (They are accessible via e-mail at email@example.com.CA)
Donna Bakke puts out a newsletter "Tap On Line," A Newsletter for Extreme Possibilities. For information contact her at 7351 Wellington Ave., University City, MO.
Also available is an X Files newsletter out of the UK called "Conduit," run by Amanda Smith, which comes out 6 times a year. In addition to the newsletter, subscribers receive a laminated card of your choice (a named I.D. card with either Mulder, Scully, or blank photo; FBI Visitors badge; or a Pentagon badge). Additional members at the same address cost an extra UK pound (includes another badge of your choice). Members also have access to an X Files merchandise list, trading card exchange, and library.
Costs are: UK members - 8 UKpounds; Eire & Europe - 9.50UKP; USA & Canada - 15 UKP; other areas on request. For information contact Conduit, 13, Armour Place, Linwood, Renfrewshire, PA3 3DR, Scotland, UK.
Subscription forms are available by sending an SAE (with IRC if from outside the UK) to the above address. For further information contact Gareth Burge at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Toni Johns is looking for submissions for a new publication called "The Unauthorised X Files Newsletter," which will contain a variety of articles of all sorts, fiction and nonfiction. Material should include name and snail mail address, and should be sent via e-mail to:
email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; or email@example.com; or via snail mail to: Toni Johns, 1721 S. Burnside Avenue #103, Los Angeles, CA 90019, USA. Please send your questions to Robert (the Australian staffer) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
FoxFire is a monthly X-Files newsletter. For more information about subscribing check out http://members.aol.com/CappSci/FoxFire.htm. You will also find access to free X-Files images that you can download.
Chris Carter's new FBI drama, "Millennium," airs at 9 p.m. Eastern Friday nights. Former X Files executive producers/writers Glen Morgan and James Wong will be supervising the show during its second season.
There is a list of Mulderisms and Scullyisms being kept by Samuel Ziegler (email@example.com) and is available through his X Files homepage (listed with FTP Sites and Home Pages) If you cannot access the Web, or wish to submit entries to the lists, please e-mail him.
Kymberlee Ricke keeps a "Netpickers Guide to the X Files." For information about the Netpickers' list, e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Numbers: The number 11:21 that continues to appear on digital clocks in the show is a salute by Chris Carter to his wife, whose birthday is November 21. Ten Thirteen Productions was named after Carter's own birthday, October 13.
Guns: Mulder and Scully have used a variety of guns in their X Files travails, but they currently brandish Sig Sauer P228s. Mulder's ankle gun is a Sig Sauer 230, .380 caliber.
Mulder taped an "x" to his apartment window when he wants to signal the deep-cover agent X for information. He signaled Deep Throat during first season by shining a blue light out the window.
Mulder has been shot twice: critically, in the upper femur in Beyond the Sea, not so seriously in the left shoulder by Scully to keep him from killing Krycek [Anasazi]; Scully has been shot once, in the chest (though she was wearing her protective vest at the time), in Young at Heart.
Mulder and Scully have been quarantined three times after potential contact with an infectious organism -- at the end of the episodes Ice, Darkness Falls, and Firewalker.
Mulder has lost time in the Pilot (9 minutes), Deep Throat (undetermined), E.B.E. (undetermined), Little Green Men (undetermined), and Max. Scully has lost time in the Pilot (9 minutes), E.B.E. (undetermined), Ascension/One Breath (approximately 3 months)., and Max (9 minutes).
Scully's FBI ID number is 2317-616. Her home phone number is (202) 555-6431, [Ghost in the Machine.], and her cellular phone number is 555-3564 [Sleepless]. Her apartment number is #35. Her X File number (given to the file began after her abduction [Duane Barry]) is 73317.
Scully and Mulder met for the first time on March 6, 1992 X.T. (X Files Time) [Pilot].
Mulder's address is 42-2630 Hegal Place, Alexandria, VA 23242. [Small Potatoes] He has a computer at home, and his password is TRUSTNO1. He was a fan of the television show "The Magician" as a child. [Little Green Men]. His badge number is JTT047101111. His phone number is 555-0199.
The "saying" at the end of the opening credits, The Truth Is Out There, has changed seven times:
Trust No One -- in Erlemneyer Flask, episode 1X23.
Deny Everything -- in Ascension, episode 2X06
EI 'AANIIGOO 'AHOOT'E (The Truth Is Out There in Navajo) -- in Anasazi, episode 2X25.
Apology is Policy -- in 731, episode 3X10
Everything Dies -- in Herrenvolk, episode 4X01.
Deceive, Inveigle, Obfuscate. - in Teliko, episode 4X04
E Pur Si Muove ("but it does move," attributed to Galileo) -- in Terma, 4X10
Believe the Lie -- in Gesthemane, 4X24.
Ten Thirteen's production crew has had cameos (names and bodies) in various episodes. First Assistant Director Tom Braidwood appeared as _Lone Gunman_ photographer Frohike in "E.B.E.", "Blood," "One Breath," "Fearful Symmetry," "Anasazi," "Paperclip," "Nisei," "Apocrypha," "Wetwired," and (voice only) "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man," and his name was used as the person taking over Howard Graves's parking spot in "Shadows" and as Mulder's alias to get into the secured government compound in Washington State in "E.B.E." Ken Kirzinger, stunt coordinator, appeared as Richter in "Ice." Hair Stylist Malcolm Marsden's name was used for the British PM in "Fire." Vladimir Stefoff, First Assistant Director, had his name (as Val Stefoff) used as Scully's alias to get into the compound in "E.B.E." Creator Chris Carter appeared in "The Erlenmeyer Flask" as an FBI agent (the third one) grilling Scully. Former story editor Darin Morgan appeared as the fluke creature in "Blood," and Eddie van Blundht in "Small Potatoes."
Story ideas: _The X Files_, like almost all network TV shows, does not accept unsolicited scripts or story ideas. If you have them, you will need to get yourself an agent to submit them to the show. Story ideas or scripts sent to the show unagented will be returned or tossed in the trash. Currently, X Files is not accepting any outside scripts or story ideas. All stories are generated and assigned "in-house" among the staff writers.
Ideas, scripts, and stories can be posted for other fans' enjoyment to the newsgroup alt.tv.x-files.creative, or in a variety of e-mail groups. Stories are kept in the Gossamer achives at http://gossamer.simplenet.com/, and a number of other independent archives. Information on how and where to post to the newsgroup is found in the FAQ at that site.
Q: Where do you find the titles to the episodes?
A: The episode titles are posted to the official X Files web site (www.thex-files.com), usually a month or so before the episode airs, sometimes earlier. Some people who have "insider" connections at Ten Thirteen are able to get the episode titles earlier, and they post them to the newsgroup. The titles DO NOT appear in the nationally-published TV Guide. They DO NOT appear in the episodes. Your local paper's television listings may give the episode title.
Q: Is that Scully in the Saturn car commercial?
A: No, that is another actress. Gillian Anderson has never done a national commercial.
Q: Where can I get one of those cool flashlights Mulder and Scully use?
A: The flashlights are those used by rescue personnel (police, fire, ambulance, etc.) and have a specialized light using xenon gas. It's called the Lite Box and cost $150-200. Check a Web search engine for flashlight distributors for specifics.
Q: Where can I get the "I Want To Believe" poster in Mulder's office?
A: The Official X Files Club run by Creation gives a poster away with a membership. This is the onlyl source for the official poster.
Q: Is there a Web site for the X Files? the FAQ?
A: The X Files web site is at www.thex-files.com. There is also a list of Frequently Asked Questions. The Internet FAQ kept by Pat Gonzales can be seen at Mike Quigley's/Mr. Gigabyte's web site, http://web20.mindlink.net/a4369. Barbara Reuf keeps an explanation of the mythology arc, Ketchup on the X Files, as well as the Newbie Info Kiosk, at http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Cavern/7094. Also, Tiny Dancer keeps an extensive Episode Guide at http://www.globalserve.net/~rhonda/xfindex.html
Q: Where can I get [fill in your favorite merchandise here]?
A: You can look for merchandise at your local Suncoast, Musicland/Sam Goody, science fiction, or comic book store, or other local venue that carries television/movie merchandise. For specific information on mail order sites, see the XF FAQ-Part 4, Miscellaneous.
Q: Is that DD doing those (beer) (phone) commmercials?
A: David Duchovny has done voiceovers for Labatt's beer and a New York phone company.
Q: How do I get in touch with Chris Carter / Ten Thirteen / the X Files
writers? I have a great idea for a show....
A: The X Files does not accept unsolicited ideas / scripts. They have more than enough in-house ideas from their writers. If you want to write for X Files, you need to have a sample script submitted by an agent, and be able to suggest at least a half dozen other story ideas to the show. However, X Files has been flooded with spec scripts to look at, and are not accepting any more submissions.
Ideas, scripts, and stories can be posted for other fans' enjoyment to the newsgroup alt.tv.x-files.creative or to one of a number of e-mail groups set up for this purpose. Stories are kept in the Gossamer achives at http://gossamer.simplenet.com/ and at a number of independent websites throughout the Web. Information on how and where to post to the newsgroup is found in the FAQ at that site.
Q: What guns do Mulder and Scully *really* use?
A: Sig Sauer P228s.
Q: Why does Mulder have an X taped to his window?
A: This was to signal the deep contact known as X, played by Steven Williams.
Q: Are the X Files based on real FBI X files?
A: No. The pilot episode was based on a reportedly true event, but the FBI denies the existence of any "X files."
Q: Where do the writers get their ideas?
A: Various X Files episodes have been based on news reports of real life bizarre events. The writers also read many magazines and books to mine for ideas.
Q: Do DD and GA believe in UFOs?
A: Anderson is reportedly a believer; Duchovny is not, but is open to information.
Q: What is the significance of 11:21?
A: This is a reference to Chris Carter's wife's birthday.
Q: What is the significance of 10-13 (Ten Thirteen)?
A: This is a reference to Chris Carter's birthday.
Q: Gee, they changed "The Truth Is Out There" at the end of the opening
credits! Have they ever done that before?
A: The words in the last shot in the opening credits has changed seven times: first season, in Erlenmeyer Flask; second season, in Ascension and Anasazi; in third season, 731; in fourth season, Herrenvolk, Teliko, Terma, and Gesthemane.
Q: Where can I find an X Files font? X Files related screensavers?
A: Try the X Zone Artists Studio at http://www.geocities.com/Area51/Cavern/2828/Art.html The syndication website at http://www.its-happening-again.com/ also has a screensaver that can be downloaded.
Q: Whose photos are on Skinner's office wall?
A: The attorney general and the President of the United States, who are Janet Reno and Bill Clinton, respectively.
Q: What was the opening song in "D.P.O."?
A: James, "Ring the Bells" (from the album "Alternative NRG").
Q: (Regarding the fourth season cliffhanger) Is Mulder dead?
A: We don't know. You'll have to find out like the rest of us! However, since Mulder does appear in the big-screen movie to be released next summer, it would be safe to assume that what occurred is a hoax or some sort of deception.
Q: I heard a rumor that The X Files has been cancelled!
A: The X Files has not been cancelled. It is Fox's most popular show. It will definitely have a fifth season. Its fate beyond that has yet to be decided.
Q: Will The X Files end after fifth season?
A: This has yet to be decided. Chris Carter's contract with Fox goes through Season 5, but he has indicated that he may stay on.
Q: Is X Files going into syndication?
A: The X Files is shown 8 p.m. and 11 p.m Eastern Monday through Friday on the cable station FX, owned by 20th Century Fox. It is also in local weekend syndication at various stations throughout the. To find out about information for your area check out the local syndication website at http://www.its-happening-again.com/ (try passwords trustno1, cigarette smoking man, and astadourian).
#Q: What was the poem that Mulder spoke in "The Field Where I Died"?
#A: "Paracelsus" by Robert Browning. Mulder's lines were only part of the poem, which is very long. Check it out at your local library.
#Q: I'm going to Vancouver! Where can I find out where X Files has filmed?
#A: "Reel Vancouver" by Ken MacIntyre (Whitecap Books: 1996) gives very detailed information about filming locations for the first three seasons.
#Q: Why are episodes 5X02 and 5X03 being shown before 5X01?
#A: The numbers of the episode are *production tracking numbers,* not airing order numbers. Each script is given a production number as it begins its path through production. Episodes can air in any order that Ten Thirteen Productions or Fox Television wishes.
#Q: My question wasn't answered here! How do I find out what I want to
#A: You can check out the Official Site FAQ ( http://www.thex-files.com/xfmail.htm), check the many X Files websites (try your favorite search engine), or you can post your quesiton to the alt.tv.x-files newsgroup.
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