Title screen of The X-Files
|Run dates||1993 to 2002|
|Genres||horror, SF, mystery|
|Country of origin||USA/Canada|
|The X-Files Wiki|
The X-Files first aired from 1993 to 2002, making it the longest-running science fiction series ever on US broadcast television. The show was a hit for the Fox network, and its characters and slogans (e.g., "The truth is out there") became pop culture touchstones in the 1990s. Seen as a defining series of its era, The X-Files tapped into public mistrust of governments and large institutions, and embraced conspiracy theories and spirituality, as it centered on efforts to uncover the existence of extraterrestrial life. The series has also spawned two theatrical movies (The X-Files: Fight The Future, The X-Files: I Want To Believe), and a spin-off series (The Lone Gunmen).
- Adapted from the Wikipedia article on The X-Files.