The X Files (1993-2018)

USA, 10 September -21 March 2018
11 series, 213 episodes, average 44m each
35mm film, videotape, colour, 4:3 (seasons 1-4), 16:9 (seasons 5-9)
Dolby Surround 2.0, English

An American science fiction/horror television series created by Chris Carter.

Premise

agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate the Bureau's most baffling cases, the X-Files. Along the way, they encounter all manner of ghosts, and psychopaths and find themselves increasingly embroiled in a complex conspiracy involving factions of the US government's attempts to forge an alliance with invading .

Episodes

Season One
Pilot (10 September 1993)
Deep Throat (17 September 1993)
Squeeze (24 September 1993)
Conduit (1 October 1993)
The Jersey Devil (8 October 1993)
Shadows (22 October 1993)
Ghost in the Machine (29 October 1993)
Ice (5 November 1993)
Space (12 November 1993)
Fallen Angel (19 November 1993)
Eve (10 December 1993)
Fire (17 December 1993)
Beyond the Sea (7 January 1994)
Genderbender (21 January 1994)
Lazarus (4 February 1994)
Young at Heart (11 February 1994)
E.B.E. (18 February 1994)
Miracle Man (18 March 1994)
Shapes (1 April 1994)
Darkness Falls (15 April 1994)
Tooms (22 April 1994)
Born Again (29 April 1994)
Roland (6 May 1994)
The Erlenmeyer Flask (13 May 1994)

Season Two
Little Green Men (16 September 1994)
The Host (23 September 1994)
Blood (30 September 1994)
Sleepless (7 October 1994)
Duane Barry (14 October 1994)
Ascension (21 October 1994)
3 (4 November 1994)
One Breath (11 November 1994)
Firewalker (18 November 1994)
Red Museum (9 December 1994)
Excelsius Dei (16 December 1994)
Aubrey (6 January 1995)
Irresistible (13 January 1995)
Die Hand die Verletzt (27 January 1995)
Fresh Bones (3 February 1995)
Colony (10 February 1995)
End Game (17 February 1995)
Fearful Symmetry (24 February 1995)
Dod Kalm (10 March 1995)
Humbug (31 March 1995)
The Calusari (14 April 1995)
F. Emasculata (28 April 1995)
Soft Light (5 May 1995)
Our Town (12 May 1995)
Anasazi (19 May 1995)

Season Three
The Blessing Way (22 September 1995)
Paper Clip (29 September 1995)
D.P.O. (6 October 1995)
Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (13 October 1995)
The List (20 October 1995)
2Shy (3 November 1995)
The Walk (10 November 1995)
Oubliette (17 November 1995)
Nisei (24 November 1995)
731 (1 December 1995)
Revelations (15 December 1995)
War of the Coprophages (5 January 1996)
Syzygy (26 January 1996)
Grotesque (2 February 1996)
Piper Maru (9 February 1996)
Apocrypha (16 February 1996)
Pusher (23 February 1996)
Teso dos bichos (8 March 1996)
Hell Money (29 March 1996)
Jose Chung's From Outer Space (12 April 1996)
Avatar (26 April 1996)
Quagmire (3 May 1996)
Wetwired (10 May 1996)
Talitha Cumi (17 May 1996)

Season Four
Herrenvolk (4 October 1996)
Home (11 October 1996)
Teliko (18 October 1996)
Unruhe (27 October 1996)
The Field Where I Died (3 November 1996)
Sanguinarium (10 November 1996)
Musings of a Cigarette-Smoking Man (17 November 1996)
Tunguska (24 November 1996)
Terma (1 December 1996)
Paper Hearts (15 December 1996)
El mundo gira (12 January 1997)
Leonard Betts (26 January 1997)
Never Again (2 February 1997)
Memento Mori (9 February 1997)
Kaddish (16 February 1997)
Unrequited (23 February 1997)
Tempus Fugit (16 March 1997)
Max (23 March 1997)
Synchrony (13 April 1997)
Small Potatoes (20 April 1997)
Zero Sum (27 April 1997)
Elegy (4 May 1997)
Demons (11 May 1997)
Gethsemane (18 May 1997)

Season Five
Redux (2 November 1997)
Redux II (9 November 1997)
Unusual Suspects (16 November 1997)
Detour (23 November 1997)
The Post-Modern Prometheus (30 November 1997)
Christmas Carol (7 December 1997)
Emily (14 December 1997)
Kitsunegari (4 January 1998)
Schizogeny (11 January 1998)
Chinga (8 February 1998)
Kill Switch (15 February 1998)
Bad Blood (22 February 1998)
Patient X (1 March 1998)
The Red and the Black (8 March 1998)
Travelers (29 March 1998)
Mind's Eye (19 April 1998)
All Souls (26 April 1998)
The Pine Bluff Variant (3 May 1998)
Folie a Deux (10 May 1998)
The End (17 May 1998)

Season Six
The Beginning (8 November 1998)
Drive (15 November 1998)
Triangle (22 November 1998)
Dreamland (29 November 1998)
Dreamland II (6 December 1998)
How The Ghosts Stole Christmas (13 December 1998)
Terms of Endearment (3 January 1999)
Rain King (10 January 1999)
S.R. 819 (17 January 1999)
Tithonus (24 January 1999)
Two Fathers (7 February 1999)
One Son (14 February 1999)
Agua Mala (21 February 1999)
Monday (28 February 1999)
Arcadia (7 March 1999)
Alpha (28 March 1999)
Trevor (11 April 1999)
Milagro (18 April 1999)
The Unnatural (25 April 1999)
Three of a Kind (2 May 1999)
Field Trip (9 May 1999)
Biogenesis (16 May 1999)

Season Seven
The Sixth Extinction (7 November 1999)
The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati (14 November 1999)
Hungry (21 November 1999)
Millennium (28 November 1999)
Rush (5 December 1999)
The Goldberg Variation (12 December 1999)
Orison (9 January 2000)
The Amazing Maleeni (16 January 2000)
Signs and Wonders (23 January 2000)
Sein und Zeit (6 February 2000)
Closure (13 February 2000)
X-COPS (20 February 2000)
First Person Shooter (27 February 2000)
Theef (12 March 2000)
En Ami (19 March 2000)
Chimera (2 April 2000)
all things (9 April 2000)
Brand X (16 April 2000)
Hollywood A.D. (30 April 2000)
Fight Club (7 May 2000)
Je Souhaite (14 May 2000)
Requiem (21 May 2000)

Season Eight
Within (5 November 2000)
Without (12 November 2000)
Patience (19 November 2000)
Roadrunners (26 November 2000)
Invocation (3 December 2000)
Redrum (10 December 2000)
Via Negativa (17 December 2000)
Surekill (7 January 2001)
Salvage (14 January 2001)
Badlaa (21 January 2001)
The Gift (4 February 2001)
Medusa (11 February 2001)
Per Manum (18 February 2001)
This Is Not Happening (25 February 2001)
DeadAlive (1 April 2001)
Three Words (8 April 2001)
Empedocles (15 April 2001)
Vienen (22 April 2001)
Alone (6 May 2001)
Essence (13 May 2001)
Existence (20 May 2001)

Season Nine
Nothing Important Happened Today (11 November 2001)
Nothing Important Happened Today II (18 November 2001)
Damonicus (2 December 2001)
4-D (9 December 2001)
Lord of the Flies (16 December 2001)
Trust No 1 (6 January 2002)
John Doe (13 January 2002)
Hellbound (27 January 2002)
Provenance (3 March 2002)
Providence (10 March 2002)
Audrey Pauley (17 March 2002)
Underneath (31 March 2002)
Improbable (7 April 2002)
Scary Monsters (14 April 2002)
Jump the Shark (21 April 2002)
William (28 April 2002)
Release (5 May 2002)
Sunshine Days (12 May 2002)
The Truth (19 May 2002)

Season Ten
My Struggle (24 January 2016)
Founder's Mutation (15 January 2016)
Mulder and Scully Meet the Were-Monster (1 February 2016)
Home Again (8 February 2016)
Babylon (15 February 2016)
My Struggle II (22 February 2016)

Season Eleven
My Struggle III (3 January 2018)
This (10 January 2018)
Plus One (17 January 2018)
The Lost Art of Forehead Sweat (24 January 2018)
Ghouli (31 January 2018)

Alternative Titles

Akta X – Czechoslovakia
Akte X – Die Unheimlichen Fälle des FBI – Austria, Germany, Switzerland
Akty X – Slovakia
Archiwum X, Z – Poland
Arkiv X – Sweden
Arquivo X – Brazil
Arquivo X – Portugal
Aux frontieres du real – France
Codigo X – Latin America
Dosije X – Croatia
Dosje X – Serbia
Dosjeji X – Slovenia
Expediente X – Spain
Los expedientes secretos X – Argentina
Fajllat X – Albania
FBI birok – The X-Files – Korea
Radgatur – Iceland
Salaiset kansiot – Finland
Sekretnye materialy – Russia
Strengt fortroligt – Denmark
Tikim ba'afela – Israel
X-aktäk – Hungary
X-dang an – China, Taiwan
X-dong on – Hong Kong
De X-dossieren – Belgium

See also
The Lone Gunmen (2001-2002)
Kolchak: The Night Stalker (1974-1975)
The X Files (1998)
The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

References

Periodicals

  • Starburst no.268 (December 2000) p.58 – illustrated article (The Kolchak connection by James E. Brooks)

Books

  • English Gothic: A Century of Horror Cinema by Jonathan Rigby p.309
  • Sci-fi Chronicles by Guy Haley (ed.) pp.452-453
  • Silver Screen Saucers: Sorting Fact from Fantasy in Hollywood's UFO Movies by Robbie Graham pp.8, 77, 113, 178-179, 198, 209, 246, 259-260, 264, 271, 277-278, 282, 286, 321
  • Terror Television: American Series, 1970-1999 pp.345-386 – episode guide, credits, note
  • The Vampire in Science Fiction Film and Literature by Paul Meehan pp.144, 188