History Trivia / TheXFiles

18th Jun '17 4:22:15 PM Gosicrystal
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* AccidentallyAccurate: In the mid-90s, the show did a StoryArc where it's revealed the government is secretly encouraging [=UFO=] conspiracy theorism as a way to distract people from the military-industrial complex. And then, lo and behold, in the documentary film ''Mirage Men'', a former government official reveals that's exactly what happened.

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* AccidentallyAccurate: AccidentallyCorrectWriting: In the mid-90s, the show did a StoryArc where it's revealed the government is secretly encouraging [=UFO=] conspiracy theorism as a way to distract people from the military-industrial complex. And then, lo and behold, in the documentary film ''Mirage Men'', a former government official reveals that's exactly what happened.



* [[BannedInChina Banned in the UK]]: The episode "Home" is outright banned by BBC Two, as it has too much graphic nature.

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* [[BannedInChina Banned in the UK]]: BannedInChina: The episode "Home" is outright banned by BBC Two, as it has too much graphic nature.
8th Jun '17 2:17:19 AM WarriorsGate
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* AccidentallyAccurate: In the mid-90s, the show did a StoryArc where it's revealed the government is secretly encouraging [=UFO=] conspiracy theorism as a way to distract people from the military-industrial complex. And then, lo and behold, in the documentary film ''Mirage Men'', a former government official reveals that's exactly what happened.
31st May '17 1:16:24 PM thegiggleloop
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** CreepyLongFingers



** ScullyBox
** SeeTheInvisible
13th Apr '17 1:36:57 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealitySubtext: In "Hollywood A.D." a film producer decides to make a movie based on Mulder and Scully's adventures, casting Garry Shandling and Creator/TeaLeoni (as themselves) for the roles, respectively. Scully mentions to Mulder that Leoni may have a crush on him, which he considers ridiculous. Any guesses to whom David Duchovny was married to at the time in real life?

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In "Hollywood A.D." a film producer decides to make a movie based on Mulder and Scully's adventures, casting Garry Shandling and Creator/TeaLeoni (as themselves) for the roles, respectively. Scully mentions to Mulder that Leoni may have a crush on him, which he considers ridiculous. Any guesses to whom David Duchovny was married to at the time in real life?


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** "[[Recap/TheXFilesS01E03Squeeze Squeeze]]" and "[[Recap/TheXFilesS01E21Tooms Tooms]]" featured a liver-eating mutant. "[[Recap/TheXFilesS03E06TwoShy 2Shy]]" featured a fat-eating mutant. "[[Recap/TheXFilesS04E12LeonardBetts Leonard Betts]]" gave us the cancer eating mutant. "[[Recap/TheXFilesS04E03Teliko Teliko]]" featured a melanin-eating mutant. (The latter's villain could even replicate Eugene Tooms' tricking of squeezing into tiny places.) At least "[[Recap/TheXFilesS07E03Hungry Hungry]]", featuring a brain-eating mutant, presented the story from the monster's point-of-view.


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* ShortLivedBigImpact: Darin Morgan only wrote four episodes for the show's original run[[note]]and contributed to another two, "[[Recap/TheXFilesS02E03Blood Blood]]" and "[[Recap/TheXFilesS03E22Quagmire Quagmire]]"[[/note]]. However, he impressed many viewers with his [[TheLoonie quirky style]], and all his episodes are considered classics, with "[[Recap/TheXFilesS03E04ClydeBruckmansFinalRepose Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose]]" being seen by many as the best episode of the series.


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* TechnologyMarchesOn:
** Most of the computer-y episodes, but the trope is most prevalent in "[[Recap/TheXFilesS03E06TwoShy 2Shy]]", which features floppies, chatrooms and proper online grammar.
** As of Season 10 Mulder's got a smartphone with a camera and doesn't hesitate to use it.
9th Apr '17 9:15:59 AM nombretomado
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** Moose and Squirrel: Mulder and Scully (after [[RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle Moose and Rocky Squirrel]]). As a team, they are known as the Dynamic Duo.

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** Moose and Squirrel: Mulder and Scully (after [[RockyAndBullwinkle [[WesternAnimation/RockyAndBullwinkle Bullwinkle Moose and Rocky Squirrel]]). As a team, they are known as the Dynamic Duo.
20th Mar '17 4:53:17 PM SunriseWarrior
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* OldShame: Chris Carter, the episode's writer, hates ''Space'' just as much as anybody who's ever had to sit through it. It's routinely ranked as one of the worst episode of the series, even when taking the last few seasons into account.

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* OldShame: Chris Carter, the episode's writer, hates ''Space'' just as much as anybody who's ever had to sit through it. It's routinely ranked as one of the worst episode episodes of the series, even when taking the last few seasons into account.
6th Mar '17 4:13:36 PM SunriseWarrior
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* ExecutiveMeddling: For reasons never made clear , Carter ordered a slate of comedy episodes to open the first half of the sixth season, in contradiction to his original intent to pick up from ''Fight the Future''. That his new boss came to Fox from Comedy Central (and made no secret of his dislike of Carter) probably had something to do with it.

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* ExecutiveMeddling: For reasons never made clear , clear, Carter ordered a slate of comedy episodes to open the first half of the sixth season, in contradiction to his original intent to pick up from ''Fight the Future''. That his new boss came to Fox from Comedy Central (and made no secret of his dislike of Carter) probably had something to do with it.
18th Dec '16 7:17:32 PM SwimToTheMoon
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** Pretty much ''everybody'' involved with "Teso Dos Bichos" would love to forget it ever happened. Kim Manners himself despised it, even going so far as to [[FunnyMoments make T-shirts for everyone involved]] reading "I survived 'Teso Dos Bichos'" and even would always refer to it as "Teso Dos Bitches" in interviews and around fans.
11th Dec '16 3:09:31 AM eroock
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* CaliforniaDoubling:
** First the Vancouver version, then the show moved to California.
** Season 10 returned to Vancouver, and during the season doubles for both Washington, DC and Philadelphia.


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* HideYourPregnancy: Season 2 started to shoot as Anderson was pregnant. First was this (Scully is shot mostly seated, wearing jumpsuits, or in "unflattering angles"), then Scully got abducted just to avoid it. (Partly done because the character officially couldn't get pregnant.) (see WrittenInAbsence.)
28th Nov '16 1:35:08 AM AlternativeCola
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** Gillian Anderson was born in America to American citizens, but she moved to England when she was two and didn't move back until she was eleven, and by then her speech patterns had been set. She had to work to lose it when she went into acting, and if you pay attention to the early episodes of ''The X-Files'' it slips through at times. Now that she's moved back to England, she's got the accent back in full-force. Her American accent she acquired in her teenage years comes back whenever she's interviewed by an American reporter.

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** Gillian Anderson was born in America to American citizens, but she moved to England when she was two and didn't move back until she was eleven, and by then her speech patterns had been set. She had to work to lose it when she went into acting, and if you pay attention to the early episodes of ''The X-Files'' it slips through at times. Now that she's moved back to England, she's got the accent back in full-force. Her American accent she acquired in her teenage years comes back whenever she's interviewed by an American reporter. This is justified as Anderson has English, German and Irish ancestry.
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