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The X-Files


The X-Files is an American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter. The show started on September 10, 1993, ended 9 years later, on May 19, 2002, and then resumed on January 24, 2016.

The series became a hit on the Fox channel. In the story, FBI special agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work in the "X-Files" department, specializing in cases involving the paranormal. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and other supernatural things, while Scully, being a skeptic by nature, promotes a scientific approach and often does not agree with his partner's theories.

The symbols and taglines of the series: "The Truth Is Out There" ("The Truth is somewhere nearby" or "The Truth is somewhere out there"), "Trust No One" ("Don't trust anyone"), "I Want to Believe" ("I want to believe") were especially popular in the pop culture of the 1990s.

The series of "X-files" are divided into two types. Some of them relate to the main storyline, called the "mythology of the series", which throughout all seasons leads to its logical conclusion and tells how Mulder and Scully are trying to uncover the secrets of a secret government organization that has facts about the arrival of alien civilizations on Earth. The vast majority of other "X-Files" series, which are called "monsters of the week", tell about separate investigations of Mulder and Scully, as a rule, unrelated to "mythology". Nevertheless, some of the "monsters of the week" may be indirectly related to the storylines of "mythology", for example, in terms of conspiracies and intrigues within the FBI and the US government, the personal lives of the main characters and minor characters, key specifically for "mythology". Therefore, for a comprehensive understanding and evaluation of the artistic value of the series, it is necessary to watch all its episodes and even somewhat abstract from any division into "mythological" and "non-mythological".

The plots of the series are based on people's ideas about the paranormal and cover almost all the mystical urban legends of America. The series became a cult and had a strong influence on the ideas of the inexplicable: thanks to this series, many people became interested in the subjects revealed in it, learning about various mystical phenomena from its plots (for example, about the chupacabra, whose "appearance" in Russia coincided with its appearance on the screen). Echoes of the influence of the series can still be found, since the phrase "X-Files" in people's minds is tightly connected with paranormal themes and has become allegorical. Now so often called TV shows, headings on news sites, and even entire sites dedicated to the paranormal.

On the territory of the Russian Federation, the series first appeared on illegal videotapes from pirates. On January 1, 1997, the first legal demonstration of the series began on the REN-TV channel, but it did not bring much popularity to the series, since this channel did not broadcast throughout Russia. Also in 1997, AST publishing house released Russian-language versions of several original books written by different authors, the action of which takes place in the universe of the series. And only in October 1998, after the start of broadcasting on the ORT channel, the mass popularization of the series in the country began.

This series is a truly cultural phenomenon, so its version of paranormal phenomena should be analyzed and taken into account when investigating unexplained phenomena. We will consider only the series in which this or that phenomenon is present, since this is exactly what is in the field of our interests and the subject of the site.

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The author of the series "The X-Files" Chris Carter came up with the idea of the series after he came across a real report from a Harvard professor J. A poppy pointing to alien abductions. According to the document, more than 3.5 million (3%)  American citizens believe that they have become victims of aliens. Interestingly, after the release of the TV project, statements about the abduction of people in the United States by alien beings became more frequent.

The history of the names of the main characters of the series "The X-Files": Mulder is Chris Carter's mother's maiden name, Fox is the name of his childhood friend. Scully is the surname of the author of the first American book on ufology. According to another version, the surname was taken from Vincent Scully, the legendary commentator of football and baseball matches. Many fans of team sports did not so much watch the game as listen to his sparkling remarks. The entire film crew of the project was also crazy about Wine. This is a very plausible version, since his voice sounds in the series "The Unnatural".

The series tells about the work and personal life of special agents of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. Mulder is a talented detective who firmly believes in everything supernatural, including the existence of intelligent extraterrestrial life and its presence on planet Earth. Because of such beliefs, his colleagues nicknamed him "Spooky" ("Ghost") and sent him to the unpopular X-Files department specializing in mysterious unsolved crimes. His belief in paranormal phenomena stems from many years of experience, which begins with the abduction of Samantha's sister by aliens. This incident becomes the main driving force in his career. Throughout the action, Mulder searches for the truth hidden by the state, and at the same time tries to maintain objectivity in his search. His partner, Agent Scully, helps him in this. As a doctor by education, being a skeptic by nature, Dana often offers a scientific point of view, the essence of which is a logical and reasonable explanation of paranormal phenomena. Although she presents an alternative to Mulder's opinion, Scully can rarely completely refute his theories, which is why Dana's worldview changes somewhat during the series. In parallel with the ongoing investigations, for most of the series, friendly relations arise and develop between Mulder and Scully, later developing into romantic ones.

The main part of the story focuses on the efforts of special agents aimed at uncovering a government conspiracy. Mysterious people from the shadowy part of the US Government, known as the Syndicate (eng. The Syndicate), or Consortium, hide the existence of UFOs and the connections of the political elite with aliens. Representatives of the Syndicate act as the main negative characters whose goal is to control humanity. The most active member of the Consortium is a Smoker (English Cigarette Smoking Man), this ruthless killer and overbearing politician is the main antagonist of the series.

After Mulder is abducted by aliens, the main characters of the series are joined by John Doggett and Monica Reis, who help Scully find her partner. The series ends with the rescued Mulder being court-martialed for infiltrating a top-secret military facility where he discovered plans for an alien invasion and colonization of Earth. He is found guilty, but Mulder escapes punishment by going on the run thanks to the help of Skinner, Dogett and other agents.


Secret files (season 1)

TV Show Season|1993

Secret files (season 2)

TV Show Season|1994

X-files is no more. The Department disbanded, agents Scully and Mulder are distributed to other units of the FBI. However, the new developments prove conclusively that the investigation of "Secret materials" is necessary, and Walter Skinner restores the unit to investigate the paranormal with a new team: Fox Mulder and Alex Gracecom.

Secret materials (season 3)

TV Show Season|1995

In the third season of the series there is a "Syndicate" – the powerful secret organization that hides the existence of extraterrestrial life, which will be the main antagonist until the sixth season.

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The x-files (season 4)

TV Show Season|1996

The X-Files (Season 5)

TV Show Season|1997

The X Files

Mulder and Scully, now taken off the FBI's X Files cases, must find a way to fight the shadowy elements of the government to find out the truth about a conspiracy that might mean the alien colonization of Earth.

The X-Files (season 6)

TV Show Season|1999

The X-Files (season 7)

TV Show Season|1999

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