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

As mentioned by BrettFromLA, this is indeed Orange Juice Concentrate and he is mixing it with vodka. There are several recipes for such a slush cocktail if you google "orange juice concentrate and ...
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In the season 8 finale of the X-Files, what is Alex Krycek's motivation in this scene?

It's been a long time since I watched the X-Files, and the details of the larger metaplot were never exactly spelled out during the course of the show, but here are some pertinent details that I seem ...
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Does X-Files (2016) follow last season of X-Files (2002) story-wise?

This is kind of a loaded question. The new episodes are meant to be a continuation of the old series and they have already made reference to several things from the original series run. That said, I ...
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How do the new X-Files reach German free TV so fast?

Most likely due to the deal they struck with Fox in 2015: In addition to the feature films in the Fox package, the ProSieben deal includes TV series, such as primetime drama hit Empire and crime ...
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Pencils in the ceiling

This is an example of Art Imitates Life but that's not the TVTrope link you need. This is the TVTropes link you deserve Object Ceiling Cling Basically, in storytelling, it's a comedic effect to have ...
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The X-Files: bizarre stuff at opening credits

It's a seed germinating ....although highly sped up.
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What does the text on the UFO image in the X Files opening credits mean?

It's a simple file, record, or exhibit number, indicating which file the photo belongs to, and where the file is located (FBI headquarters in Washington DC, i.e. Langley). Nothing special about it. A ...
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Is it necessary to watch "The X-Files" Movie before Season 6?

I don't want to give away the reasons why as it would include spoilers, but yes you should watch the movie before watching Season 6 as there is continuity from the movie into Season 6. Hopefully this ...
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Why did Fox Mulder say "Thank you"?

Dana is jokingly implying that he is referring to his penis when he's talking about "a little something", and he's answering somewhat sarcastically, pretending to be hurt by her remark. It's all just ...
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Does X-Files (2016) follow last season of X-Files (2002) story-wise?

New Episodes 2, 3, 4, 5: The "freestanding" monster-of-the-week episodes might make some references to prior events from the old series, they are generally self-contained and as long as you know that ...
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Was this X-Files episode influenced by Edward Scissorhands

After quite a bit of research, I've decided to answer this myself. I believe that this was indeed meant to be a nod to the Edward Scissorhands movie and I will tell you why. To begin I had to look ...
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Plot hole or science faux pas in premiere episode of X Files season 10?

I've been reading up on Faraday cages in an attempt to answer your question. After rewatching the scene in the episode, I notice that first of all, the exact purpose of the Faraday cage isn't ...
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Are aliens afraid of ghosts?

There are few if any episodes that connect the main mythology of the series (aliens and government conspiracy) with other supernatural elements. The few that could be considered to have a mix off the ...
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Are the Clean Shaven Officer and the Old Man supposed to be the same person?

According to The X-Files Review: "My Struggle", they are the same character played by two actors, Giacomo Baessato in the flashback scenes and Rance Howard in the present day. For proof, note that ...
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Old Man's interaction with Mulder "10 years ago"?

This is new to the story. There hasn't been any official X-Files canon since the show's cancelation in 2002 which was 14 years ago. If they met 10 years ago then that would have occurred in 2006 which ...
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Why doesn't the bounty hunter die in this X-Files episode?

There may be better, more official, sources to answer this, but the X-File fandom wiki poses the following solution: The bounty hunter pursued Agent Mulder and Jeremiah to a bee husbandry facility in ...
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What is the significance of the ape movies in X-Files S10E02: Founder's Mutation

In season 10 at the hospital it plays a scene on the tv where the female ape is giving birth to baby milo whos name is later on changed to "caesar". In this film ceasars parents pass on to ceasar the ...
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Why doesn't the bounty hunter die in this X-Files episode?

I disagree with the fan theory stated in Steve-O's answer. This answer is an extension of those comments. In one of the conversations leading up to the incident, the Samantha-hybrid had warned Mulder ...
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Do we get an actual ending in the end of the 11th season of the X Files?

Technically, there's never an 'end' to a show, because of course any can be revived under a pretense. Blow up the entire universe and, if necessary, there can be a plot-point to revive it. In the ...
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Plot hole or science faux pas in premiere episode of X Files season 10?

There's a couple of additional uses for Faraday cages that haven't been considered. The Faraday cage was used to block Remote Viewing, or at least limit it. The Far Sight institute talk of such a ...
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Plot hole or science faux pas in premiere episode of X Files season 10?

Yes, and maybe not. For it's intended purpose of keeping the ARV completely shielded from external communications or communicating externally, when you can't control RF emissions, having such a large ...
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Plot hole or science faux pas in premiere episode of X Files season 10?

The Faraday cage would have been more important to protect against inadvertent transmissions that could be detected. Thus, opening the door could be allowable if one took the precaution of first ...
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Why did Cigarette Smoking Man lie about ever having killed another human being?

Well I think that when CSM is reading the magazine and says that the ending is all wrong it basically means that the whole scenario with the alien is not accurate (or at least isn't CSM's version of ...
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