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Welcome to The X-Files, Kentucky!

Did you notice? The X-Files visited a new US state in Season 11. Currently, forty-eight US states have served as backdrop for the series. Last season, South Carolina made its debut in “My Struggle II”. This season marks the first time that Kentucky serves as backdrop for the series, with “Kitten” taking place in that particular state. As a result, only two US states have not been used by the show yet: Alabama and South Dakota.

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Two Amazing The X-Files Episodes that Never Happened

The X-Files is a long-running series, therefore it is no wonder that in the process some stories were written but never told. In many cases, aspects of unmade episodes were adapted or were moved from one episode to another. But it was not always like that. These are the best concepts behind unproduced screenplays for The X-Files, and story elements/topics that remain to be seen in the series.

“Flight 180”

In 1994, Jeffrey Reddick wrote a script featuring Scully’s younger brother, Charles, having a premonition of his flight crashing, which prompts Mulder and Scully to investigate. Whilst Reddick never submitted the script, it was revamped as a feature, and coincidentally The X-Files vets James Wong and Glen Morgan were brought on to helm the project which became the 2000 horror film Final Destination.

“Crampton”

In 1998, Thomas Ligotti and Brandon Trenz came up with a story in which an FBI agent is assassinated by a man who transforms into a mannequin, leading Mulder and Scully to follow a trail of clues to the sinister town of Crampton. In the end, Ligotti and Trenz’s efforts to get the screenplay produced did not pan out, and the project never got off the ground, as the series’ producers were not accepting scripts from outside contributors (spec scripts).

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The X-Files Turns 24

Happy anniversary, The X-Files!

On this day in 1993, The X-Files began its run with the pilot episode.
Ten TV seasons, two hundred and eight episodes, two feature films, one spin-off series and tons of merchandise – twenty four years later the franchise is still active for the delight of the fandom. The X-Files is FOX’s longest-running sci-fi series and notably its most successful drama series ever. Toward the end of the 1990s, it was the most lucrative show on American television (Fortune magazine, 1998). It was highly recognized by the Golden Globes, setting the record for most wins (3) in the Best Drama Series category – the only genre show to win more than once. According to a survey made by The Hollywood Reporter magazine, the entertainment industry considers The X-Files the best sci-fi/supernatural TV series of all time (third best TV show overall). Time magazine called it the “cultural touchstone” of the 1990s.

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The X-Files Turns 23

On this day in 1993, The X-Files began its run with the pilot episode.

Ten TV seasons, two feature films, one spin-off series and tons of merchandise – the franchise is still blooming in 2016. The X-Files is FOX’s longest-running sci-fi series and notably its most successful drama series ever. Toward the end of the 1990s, it was the most lucrative show on American television. It is the first ever TV series to launch an official website, and the first TV series ever released on DVD. It was highly acknowledged by the Golden Globes, setting a record for most wins (3) in the Best Drama Series category. Time magazine called it the “cultural touchstone” of the 1990s. According to a survey made by The Hollywood Reporter, the entertainment industry considers it the best sci-fi/supernatural TV series of all-time (third best TV show overall).

Trivia: The X-Files and the World

Eighteen countries/territories have served as backdrop for The X-Files. They are: Antarctica, the Bahamas, Canada, Costa Rica, Ecuador, England, Hong Kong (China), India, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Kazakhstan, Mexico, Norway, Puerto Rico, Russia, Tunisia, Turkey, and the United States.

Trivia: The X-Files and the United States

Forty-seven US states have served as backdrop for The X-Files. Only three were not used by the franchise yet: Alabama, Kentucky, and South Dakota.

Happy Birthday, Skinner!

Most-Watched Stand-Alone Episode in Each Season (United States)

Season 1: “Born Again” (13.7 million)
Season 2: “Fresh Bones” (17.8 million)
Season 3: “Grotesque” (18.3 million)
Season 4: “Leonard Betts” (29.2 million)
Season 5: “Detour” (22.9 million)
Season 6: “The Rain King” (21.2 million)
Season 7: “X-Cops” (16.6 million)
Season 8: “The Gift” (14.6 million)
Season 9: “Sunshine Days” (10.3 million)
Season 10: “Founder’s Mutation” (9.7 million)

Every UFO Sighting on The X-Files

FOX has compiled a list of UFO-related episodes (including clips).

• “Pilot”
• “Deep Throat”
• “Conduit”
• “Fallen Angel”
• “E.B.E.”
• “Little Green Men”
• “Duane Barry” / “Ascension”
• “Paper Clip”
• “Jose Chung’s From Outer Space”
• “Tempus Fugit” / “Max”
• “Patient X” / “The Red and the Black”
• “Dreamland” / “Dreamland II”
• “Biogenesis”/ “The Sixth Extinction” / “The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati”
• “Requiem” / “Within” / “Without”
• “This Is Not Happening”
• “Provenance” / “Providence”
• “My Struggle” / “My Struggle II”

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