The X-Files
Title screen of The X-Files
Format television series
Creator(s) Chris Carter
Company Fox
Run dates 1993 to 2002
Genres horror, SF, mystery
Country of origin USA/Canada
The X-Files Wiki

List of crossover stories.

The X-Files is an American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. For the first five seasons, it was filmed in Vancouver, and thereafter in Los Angeles.

In the series, a pair of FBI agents, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), investigate so-called "X-Files", marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena.
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully

Dana Scully and Fox Mulder from The X-Files

Mulder believes in their existence; Scully is a skeptic. Nevertheless, early in the series they realize that they are pawns in a larger conflict (termed the "mythology" or "mytharc" by the producers), and come to trust only each other. As a counterpart to this long-term story arc, roughly two-thirds of the stories are stand-alone episodes, ranging in tone from horror to comedy, in which Mulder and Scully simply investigate bizarre crimes.

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.

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