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Long running scifi series on the Fox network starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents investigating paranormal phenomena. Created by Chris Carter.

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What is this yellow sticky substance Mulder puts in his vodka?

In The X Files Season 3, episode 13 "Syzygy" at approximately ~24:42, Fox Mulder is at a dingy motel and appears to be using a clumsy long metal spoon to attempt to put a thick yellow sticky substance ...
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Pencils in the ceiling

I've just watched a Castle episode (S07E12) and this (pencils in the ceiling) scene (at 06:05) made me feel nostalgic, and smile. I know another similar scene from The X-Files [1]. Mulder's office ...
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Do we get an actual ending in the end of the 11th season of the X Files?

I have seen certain episodes of the X-Files revival and it feels like the plot has lost its meaning and basically goes nowhere. I feel disappointed since this is one of my all-time favorite shows and ...
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The X-Files: bizarre stuff at opening credits

Does anyone know what kind of double stuff is that (at the left and the right sides)?
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Why did Fox Mulder say “Thank you”?

In The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) movie, on a bed, Fox Mulder says to Dana Scully: Fox Mulder: I can feel you thinking. Dana Scully: I'm sorry. I can’t sleep. Fox Mulder: Actually, I ...
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Are aliens afraid of ghosts?

Nearly immediately in The X-Files we are given evidence of aliens, and I believe that their existence is confirmed later in the show. There are also quite a few episodes with ghosts and other ...
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In the season 8 finale of the X-Files, what is Alex Krycek's motivation in this scene?

I've recently started reaching the X-Files and there's one thing in the season 8 finale that I don't quite get. Spoiler alert if you haven't watched that yet, though. There is a scene where Mulder ...
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Why does Guy consider changing sex?

In the third episode of the tenth season of The X-Files Mulder and Guy Mann have the following conversation: MULDER: That's because she used to be... uh, she once... She's transgender. GUY ...
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What does the text on the UFO image in the X Files opening credits mean?

This is a close-up of the bottom right corner of the UFO image in the opening credits of the X Files, the first image after the show title card. The text says: FBI PHOTO INTERPRETATION ...
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Is it necessary to watch “The X-Files” Movie before Season 6?

I have watched seasons 1-5 of the X-Files. In the first episode of season 6, the intro shows scenes from the end of season 5 and what I guess is "The X-Files" movie. Do I need to watch the movie ...
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Plot hole or science faux pas in premiere episode of X Files season 10?

In the season 10 premiere of The X Files, did 'they' end up finding the ARV in the Faraday cage because of a piece of intelligence telling them to look in that location or did 'they' find it because ...
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What is the significance of the ape movies in X-Files S10E02: Founder's Mutation

In The X-Files Season 10 Episode 02 titled "Founder's Mutation" there are two movies seen being played on the television at different moments. One is in the hospital maternity ward and is a scene from ...
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Does X-Files (2016) follow last season of X-Files (2002) story-wise?

I am a huge fan of X-Files and I had watched all seasons around 10 years ago. I really want to get into the new show and I enjoy being able to follow the story line very closely. Do I need to watch ...
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Old Man's interaction with Mulder “10 years ago”?

I can't find a source to quote or a clip to post, but in the first episode of the new X-Files miniseries, Mulder and the Old Man (Rance Howard) have a conversation outside at night. Mulder says, at ...
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Are the Clean Shaven Officer and the Old Man supposed to be the same person?

In the first episode of the new season of The X-Files we see flashbacks to the UFO crash at Roswell and there is a character who is listed officially as Clean Shaven Officer. He is reported to be a ...
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How do the new X-Files reach German free TV so fast?

I just noticed that the new 10th revival season of The X-Files will be broadcast on German free TV beginning February 8th 2016, two weeks after its US premiere on Junuary 24th. This seems an ...
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Was this X-Files episode influenced by Edward Scissorhands

As I watched Edward Scissorhands this last week I caught this image early on. Notice the house with the fumigation tent. At first I wondered what it was doing there, I mean there must be a reason to ...
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Was Mulder's abduction planned from the beginning of the series?

I remember a long time ago being told that Mulder's abduction was not part of the original plot of The X Files and only happened due to financial negotiations going wrong between David Duchovny and ...
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Why did Cigarette Smoking Man lie about ever having killed another human being?

In the Season 4 episode "Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man", we see CSM personally kill both JFK and MLK. However, when he and Deep Throat are confronted with killing an E.T. in the modern day, he ...
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X Files known by other name?

I was just searching on IMDB for movies with the word "Dark" in the title (results), and I noticed a ways down that the X-Files tv series had an annotation under it that lists another name: aka "...
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What kind of flashlights are used in the X-Files by the FBI?

I've noticed that in the X-Files series the FBI agents use flashlights that has very strong light. There are many dark scenes and when in buildings they usually don't use the electricity of the ...
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Are the stories of The X-Files real life?

I recently started watching Season 1 episodes of The X-Files series.... I wanted to know if there is any verification for the claim that stories shown in its episodes are real-life stories or just a ...
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Why did the Syndicate not kill Mulder before the 9th season of The X-Files?

As I watched almost all episodes of The X-Files and both movies I couldn't understand one thing. If Mulder was so dangerous to the Syndicate, why did they not just kill him? The Syndicate could be so ...
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Is X Files shot on location at UMD's campus?

This is a somewhat obscure question, but through a bit of Googling and a bit of background work, I've been unable to find an answer. I'm a UMD student, and have been trying to ascertain whether or ...