The X-Files: Season 1

The X-Files: Season 1

The X-Files: Season 1

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are FBI Special Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, investigators of strange and unexplained events, in this legendary Golden Globe-winning sci-fi mystery series.

1993USA
MysteryScience FictionClassic

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Episodes

EPISODE 1.1

Pilot

Special Agent Dana Scully is partnered with Special Agent Fox... More Mulder to validate his work on a special project called the X-Files. While he is a believer in the paranormal fueled by a lost memory of his sister's abduction, she is a scientist and prefers to look for rational, logical explanations. Their first case takes them to Oregon to investigate the unsolved murders of several High School classmates who "Spooky" Mulder believes have been experimented on by aliens.

EPISODE 1.2

Deep Throat

Mulder and Scully head to Ellens Air Force Base to... More investigate the mysterious case of a military test pilot who disappeared after experiencing strange psychotic behavior. While on the case, Mulder meets a mysterious man dubbed "Deep Throat" who claims to have classified information about his investigations into the paranormal.

EPISODE 1.3

Squeeze

One of Scully's friends from the FBI academy, now working... More in the Violent Crimes Unit, asks her to assist him on a homicide investigation involving no clear point of entry. Mulder realizes that this is similar to a series of X-Files cases that have occurred every thirty years and joins in the investigation to stop the latest cycle.

EPISODE 1.4

Conduit

As Section Chief Blevins expresses his concern with the direction... More of the X-Files, Mulder becomes obsessed with solving a case that closely parallels an encounter he experienced as a child - the abduction of his kid sister, Samantha.

EPISODE 1.5

The Jersey Devil

The murder of a homeless man that is very similar... More in detail to a murder committed in 1947 leads Mulder and Scully to a legendary man-beast roaming in the forest near Atlantic City.

EPISODE 1.6

Shadows

When an unseen force commits several murders where a young... More woman is present, Mulder suspects that it is the spirit of the woman's former boss protecting her, while Scully believes the boss merely faked his own death.

EPISODE 1.7

Ghost in the Machine

A computer with highly advanced Artificial Intelligence begins to kill... More in order to preserve its existence when it is deemed inefficient to continue controlling the workings of an office building.

EPISODE 1.8

Ice

When members of an Arctic research team mysteriously kill each... More other and themselves only days after drilling deeper into the ice than ever before, Mulder and Scully accompany a team of doctors and scientists to investigate. They discover an organism that infects living creatures and accelerates the hosts' feelings of anger and paranoia, and the agents' colleagues on the expedition begin to question their government knowledge.

EPISODE 1.9

Space

A mysterious force is sabotaging a space launch program, which... More leads directly back to the commander of the team who once led a mission to Mars and claimed to have seen an alien in space.

EPISODE 1.10

Fallen Angel

Mulder puts the future of the X-Files in jeopardy when... More he heads to a UFO crash site being rapidly covered up by the military. He is arrested, and while in jail he meets Max Fenig, a UFO nut whose NICAP group has followed Mulder's work on the X-Files. When Mulder is released, Scully urges him to return to Washington to face his superiors and try to save his job, but Mulder finds out that Max is more than meets the eye and ignores Scully to try and save him instead.

EPISODE 1.11

Eve

When two fathers on opposite sides of the country are... More inexplicably murdered at the exact same time in the exact same way, Mulder and Scully are called in to investigate. When they discover that the two fathers' eight-year-old daughters are identical twins, they realize that something even stranger is going on.

EPISODE 1.12

Fire

An old Oxford girlfriend of Mulder's asks for his help... More on an international case concerning the unexplainable execution of several British dignitaries, and they encounter an assassin who can produce fire from his bare hands.

EPISODE 1.13

Beyond the Sea

When death row inmate Luther Lee Boggs claims to be... More psychic and can lead Mulder to a serial killer in return for a lesser sentence of life in prison, Scully becomes an unwilling believer when Boggs tells her that she can communicate through him with her recently deceased father.

EPISODE 1.14

Gender Bender

A series of sexually-oriented murders, which are identical except that... More the killer appears to be both male and female, draws Scully and Mulder to an Amish-type community of people called the Kindred.

EPISODE 1.15

Lazarus

When FBI Agent Jack Willis and bank robber Warren Dupre... More are both shot at the same time during a robbery attempt, Dupre dies when Willis is brought back to life. When Willis rushes out of the hospital and begins acting strangely, Mulder concludes that Dupre has come back to life in Willis' body.

EPISODE 1.16

Young at Heart

Mulder becomes the target of someone from his past named... More John Barnett. He was a jewelry store robber with an itchy trigger finger that Mulder sent to prison when he first joined the Bureau. The only problem is that Barnett died four years ago.

EPISODE 1.17

E.B.E.

Mulder and Scully receive information from Deep Throat about a... More UFO that was shot down over Iraq and has been secretly transported to the US. However, Deep Throat then intentionally misleads the agents to prevent them from discovering the truth.

EPISODE 1.18

Miracle Man

A young man who has the power to heal people... More with his touch begins to question his gift when people start dying after he has supposedly healed them.

EPISODE 1.19

Shapes

Mulder and Scully travel to a Native American reservation to... More investigate the death of a man who was mistaken for a wild animal and may have been the legendary Manitou, a man who can shape-shift into a beast.

EPISODE 1.20

Darkness Falls

When a group of loggers in the Washington State National... More Forest disappear in the same way that another group disappeared 50 years ago, Mulder and Scully go along to investigate and find themselves trapped in a cabin surrounded by flesh eating insects that only attack at night.

EPISODE 1.21

Tooms

Eugene Tooms is released from the sanitarium, and Mulder becomes... More personally involved to ensure that he is caught in the act of getting the last human liver he needs to go into hibernation for another 30 years.

EPISODE 1.22

Born Again

After a detective and his former partner die in unexplained... More circumstances, the accidents are linked to a little girl who witnessed both deaths. Mulder believes that she may be the reincarnation of a policeman murdered by his colleagues.

EPISODE 1.23

Roland

Mulder and Scully investigate the death of a scientist working... More on advanced propulsion technology. The mentally challenged janitor Roland, who has secretly been completely the scientist's work, is the prime suspect.

EPISODE 1.24

The Erlenmeyer Flask

When Deep Throat points out a news story about a... More fugitive who apparently drowned, Mulder and Scully cannot see what makes the case special but follow it up anyway. With Deep Throat's insistence, they discover evidence of a secret government project code-named Purity Control, which uses human test subjects and infects them with extraterrestrial DNA. However, the evidence and everyone who has seen it is quickly being eliminated.

The X-Files: Season 1 | Reviews

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The Washington Post

The Washington Post

It's not quite sci-fi, not quite fantasy, and yet not quite realistic either. It's not quite a show, is what it's not quite...You may get an urge to take a hike too, but pity the poor critic who has to sit there with a big grin on his face and watch the whole stupid thing. [10 Sept 1993, p.G7]

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USA Today

USA Today

Something's going on here, but unfortunately not between the two bland lead actors. Duchovny makes a peculiar hero, too laconic even when discussing his passion for tracking aliens. His character needs oomph, but The X-Files already has a nicely offbeat tone. Maybe this is how Fox will revive its still-lamented Alien Nation series.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

There's not much suspense here, but the two leads, and the hour's teacup worth of mystery, are just enough to keep this flying saucer aloft.

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Chicago Tribune

Chicago Tribune

The show has some clever dialogue, a handsome look, unlimited plots (I'd imagine) and, of course, the specter of Big Brother keeping secrets from us all.

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Chicago Sun-Times

Chicago Sun-Times

David Duchovny from "Red Shoe Diaries," "Twin Peaks" and the current film "Kalifornia" combines an off-center earnestness with a weird sense of humor to make Mulder likable and convincing. As Scully, Gillian Anderson provides a cool, logical counterpart for Spooky. It's a perfectly balanced pairing, with only a hint of sexual tension.

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Variety

Variety

Even when stripped down to its bare bones, The X-Files has plenty to offer its audience.

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Vox

Vox

What’s striking about watching The X-Files in 2018 is just how rejuvenated it feels. While it’s never going to hit the heights of the third or fourth season from the original series (which aired from 1993 to 2002), the 2018 iteration is a damn sight better than the 2016 one.

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Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

The X-Files is the most paranoid, subversive show on TV right now...Filled with florid dialogue (''You've seen things that weren't meant to be seen!'') and not-bad special effects, X-Files is a hoot about hooey.

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