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Considering that all the X-Files are concerned with paranormal events (aliens, werewolves, sentient computers) and that none of these are what the scientific community will call 'proven' then no, none of it is based in 'fact'. However, episodes quite often are based on common folklore (wild man in the woods, aliens visiting) so, you may find background ...


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It is a Maxa Beam searchlight: From the description: The Maxa Beam has been used in motion pictures, television and still photography for over 20 years. The Maxa Beam Searchlight can be seen in movies such as Alien vs. Predator, Blade, The Day After Tomorrow, Demolition Man, Earthquake, Ghost Ship, Gone in 60 Seconds, Jurassic Park (1, 2 & 3),...


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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 to recall: (Apologies for not taking the time to re-watch the show and nail this all down more formally, but I'd basically have to rewatch the entire show to ...


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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 think they have done so with the goal of making the show accessible to those who haven't seen the original series so while knowing the back story will definitely ...


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The credits for locations do not list any Maryland locations. However, since there's no indications of how those locations were used, it would be difficult to identify what locations were used to represent UM, short of finding someone who actually recognizes the specific places.


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Er, the answer is right on The X Files IMDb aka page: Israel (Hebrew title) (literal English title) Files in the Dark And they pronounce it Tikim b'Afela (source).


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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 comedy Backstrom. For the first time, animated features from DreamWorks Animation will be included in the ProSieben agreement, giving the German group ...


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I can't say the X-Files usually would try to follow a real-life story in its episodes. However, in many instances, I noticed the show to get inspiration for episodes from real-life information and feature many interesting facts. They are usually mixed with fiction so it's hard to tell without checking. For example, in Season 1 episode 19 "Darkness Falls", ...


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It's a seed germinating ....although highly sped up.


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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 a gentle ribbing between longtime friends.


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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 quick check for copies of FBI background check responses and FOIA replies does not show this format of a record number being used. Then again. many FBI records ...


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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 is not too much of a spoiler but I'll block it out just in case you want to avoid it all together.


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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 Scully and Mulder are FBI agents and work for the Bureau, the rest of the episode is easy to follow along with. Episodes 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the new series fall ...


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The Syndicate and the Super Soldier aliens from season 9 are two separate groups. The Syndicate is destroyed in Season 6 episode arc Two Fathers/One Son by the rebel aliens. After this happens many of the surviving members go underground and continue a counteroffensive attempt to stop the alien invasion but nothing much comes of their attempts. When Mulder ...


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They obviously wanted him dead; they don't kill him outright because of the "Martyr effect", which it sounds like you are on board with. So what about the accident you propose...Imagine the Syndicate kills Mulder in a car accident. Or in a plane, or even a carbon monoxide leak. What are the conspiracy theorists going to think? They are going to think that ...


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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 into the title of the episode, The Post-Modern Prometheus. Why postmodern? What does post modern even mean? It is a relatively complex idea and there are a lot of ...


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tl dr - I believe you could consider this partially correct. In the Season 7 Wikipedia article, it states: Before the season aired, David Duchovny filed a lawsuit against 20th Century Fox. Duchovny was upset because, he claimed, that Fox had undersold the rights to its own affiliates, thereby costing him huge sums of money. Originally, in the contract, ...


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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 explicitly stated although the obvious conclusion would be to avoid RF detection and protect against electromagnetic pulse. For reference here are a few images of the ...


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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 top of my head are listed below. For the most part I would expect the earlier episodes to have a bit more of some cross over due to the fact that the ...


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Every single episode in the first five seasons was filmed entirely within the greater Vancouver area in British Columbia, Canada. Every single episode in the last four seasons was filmed entirely within Southern California. The only exceptions are the establishing shots of the FBI building and aerial views of DC, both from stock footage.


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Because we don't really know for sure that he did the killing. The flashback may or may not have been accurate. As the episode centers around Frohike telling Mulder about CSM from a magazine article he read. The details are murky and my be inaccurate. Frokike even states as much and at the end leaves to go get clarification. There are also some ...


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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 the actor Rance Howard has a mole on his left cheek, which was added using make-up to Baessato for the flashback scenes.


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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 was before the move I Want To Believe (2008), but no mention was made of the character in that movie. I could expound on my personal theories of who the Old ...


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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 idea that humans are not bad. In the remake ceasars mother passes her genetic mutation to ceasar, the mutation that makes her intelligent. I think the ...


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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 case of X-Files, in the ending sequence, So it deliberately allows for a storyline to continue. In this case, In terms of the actors returning, they have ...


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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 device in one of their documentaries, and there are ways to get around this for skilled Remote-Viewers. Maybe this is how they found it. The Faraday cage was used ...


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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 door without a double-door setup does defeat the purpose. But there is considerations for length of time the door is open, size compared to the rest of the ...


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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 powering down anything that might cause that. Second, the cage doesn't have to be hermetically sealed... I'm not an RF engineer, but openings are allowable if they'...


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None of the stories are taken straight from any actual accounts but they are all based on common paranormal theories or urban myths. If you really pay attention to each episode, the cases that come up often match the profile of an X-File including other similar occurrences, many of these are taken from actual accounts from people who claim to have ...


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