History Trivia / TheXFiles

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.
29th Aug '16 5:25:11 PM themisterfree
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** Johnny Cash was almost a Man In Black in "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'"!

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** Johnny Cash was almost a Man In Black in "Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'"!Space'"! His role ended up going to Creator/AlexTrebek. They originally wanted Rip Taylor to play Chung himself, but he was unavailable, so [[Series/MatchGame Charles Nelson Reilly]] took the part.
22nd Jun '16 6:44:02 PM luisedgarf
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* StarMakingRole: For both leads.

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* StarMakingRole: For both leads.leads in the original English version.
** In the Mexican dub it was this for Scully's voice actress (Gisela Casillas) and also in less degree for Mulder's one (Alfonso Obregon) along with [[Manga/{{Naruto}} Kakashi Hatake]], WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} and [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Brainy Smurf]].
8th Jun '16 3:43:15 PM drbreakfast
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* CastTheExpert: The episode "The Amazing Maleeni" features two stage magicians, both played by actual stage magicians.

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** "Humbug" features real life sideshow performers Jim Rose and The Enigma as Dr. Blockhead and The Conundrum.
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The episode "The Amazing Maleeni" features two stage magicians, both played by actual stage magicians.
28th Apr '16 8:32:22 AM erforce
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** "Salvage" has Robert Patrick referencing his breakthrough role: "What’re you saying? Ray Pearce has become some kind of [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} metal man]]? 'Cause that only happens in the movies, Agent Scully."

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** "Salvage" has Robert Patrick referencing his breakthrough role: "What’re you saying? Ray Pearce has become some kind of [[Franchise/{{Terminator}} [[Film/Terminator2JudgmentDay metal man]]? 'Cause that only happens in the movies, Agent Scully."
16th Apr '16 5:32:12 PM MainManJ
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** The T-1000, Miles Dyson and time travel all in the same episode? You must be watching the season 8 episode "Redrum".
26th Mar '16 3:02:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Many familiar faces have popped up in the show's history:
** Bryan Cranston in "Drive." Episode writer Vince Gilligan [[Series/BreakingBad made sure not to lose his number.]]
*** Also, in "Lord of the Flies", [[Series/BreakingBad Jesse Pinkman]] makes an appearance and in "Dreamland", Mulder switches bodies with [[Series/BetterCallSaul Saul Goodman's brother.]]
** Scully's dad is ''Series/StargateSG1'' General Hammond!
** Before working for the Syndicate, Mulder's dad was a [[Film/TheGodfatherPartII crooked Senate lawyer]].
** Luther Lee Boggs is [[Film/TheLordOfTheRings Wormtongue]] AND [[Film/ChildsPlay Chucky]]! Brad Dourif as a supposedly psychic serial killer on Death Row in "Beyond the Sea".
** Felicity Huffman is in "Ice," with Xander Berkeley (a.k.a. [[Series/TwentyFour George Mason]]) as her partner.
** Cary Elwes plays Agent Reyes' ex-love interest and jerk Brad Folmer during season 9.
** [[Series/{{JAG}} Karri Turner]] plays Dana's sister-in-law Tara Scully in "Emily" and "Christmas Carol".
** [[Series/LawAndOrderSpecialVictimsUnit B.D. Wong]] plays an American-Chinese police officer in "Hell Money".
** "Hell Money" featured Creator/LucyLiu as Chinese IllGirl.
** Terry O'Quinn appeared [[YouLookFamiliar three different times as three different characters]]: once in "Aubrey", once in ''[[Film/TheXFilesFightTheFuture Fight the Future]]'', and finally as the mysterious man in "Trustno1".
** Luke Wilson plays a sheriff vampire (who may or may not have bucked teeth) in the episode "Bad Blood", which also featured Patrick Kenna from ''TheSandlot''.
** John Finn had a recurring role as Michael Kritschgau over several seasons.
** Creator/EdwardAsner and Creator/LilyTomlin played ghost lovers in the episode "How the Ghosts Stole Christmas".
** M. Emmett Walsh appeared in "The Unnatural".
** Peter Boyle plays a psychic who can only predict people's deaths in "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose". He won an Emmy for "Outstanding Guest Actor" for that episode, and was his only win out of 8 nominations, including 5 from ''Series/EverybodyLovesRaymond''.
** Creator/MimiRogers was to become the [[DieForOurShip most hated character on the show]] when she played Diana Fowley during seasons 5-7.
** Michael Buble makes an uncredited appearance as a sailor in "Apocrypha" and "Piper Maru."
** Jayne Atkinson (most know her from her role as Erin Strauss on ''Series/CriminalMinds'') played Willa Ambrose in "Fearful Symmetry." That one also had ''Film/TheLastStarfighter''.
** Tony Shalhoub in "Soft Light".
** Tobin Bell in "Brand X".
** Creator/SethGreen in "Deep Throat".
** Creator/WilliamSanderson in "Blood".
** In the same episode, John Cygan (Canderous Ordo of ''Franchise/StarWars: VideoGame/KnightsOfTheOldRepublic'') plays Sheriff Spencer.
** Creator/BruceCampbell plays a demon trying to have a child in "Terms of Endearment".
** [[Series/KolchakTheNightStalker Kolchak]] creator Darren [=McGavin=] as Arthur Dales, the agent who ran the X-Files in the fifties (but see What Could Have Been, below).
** [[Film/{{Candyman}} Tony Todd]] is the villain of the week in "Sleepless".
** Bokeem Woodbine, Ken Foree and J.T. Walsh appear in "The List".
** Creator/RLeeErmey and [[TwinPeaks Kenneth Welsh]] in "Revelations".
** Creator/JackBlack and Giovanni Ribisi play a pair of high school slackers in "D.P.O."
** Donal Logue shows up as a {{Jerkass}} fellow federal agent in "Squeeze".
** Ryan Reynolds has a small part at the beginning of "Syzygy".
** Creator/KurtwoodSmith is Agent Bill Patterson in "Grotesque".
** Creator/AmandaTapping appears as the victim of the week in "Avatar".
** [[{{CSINY}} A. J. Buckley]] as a teenaged stoner in "War of the Coprophages" and "Quagmire".
** [[Film/DirtyHarry Andrew]] [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Robinson]] as Dr. Detweiler in "Alpha".
** [[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Casey Biggs]] as an oil rig worker in "Vienen".
** Creator/AdamBaldwin as Knowle Rohrer in the last few seasons.
** A very young Creator/JewelStaite plays a kidnap victim in "Oubliette".
** Shia [=LaBoeuf=] as the [[LittlestCancerPatient Littlest Hepatitis Patient]] in "The Goldberg Variation".
** Wrestler Wrestling/RobVanDam played an unnamed wrestler in ''Film/FightClub'' (complete with cape for some reason).
** A young Creator/AndreaLibman plays the possessed little girl in "Born Again". You'll never watch ''Literature/{{Madeline}}'' or ''Franchise/MyLittlePony'' the same way again.
** [[Series/{{Reaper}} Tyler Labine]] appeared in a couple season three episodes playing an unnamed stoner who repeatedly got menaced by [[MonsterOfTheWeek whatever it was that was the main case of the episode]].
** [[TwinPeaks Richard]] [[Theatre/WestSideStory Beymer]] plays the villain (one of them, anyway) in "Sanguinarium."
** Jesse Ventura and [[{{Jeopardy}} Alex Trebek]] appear as Men In Black in "Jose Chung's ''From Outer Space''".
** Lisa Kimmel-Fisher from ''Series/SixFeetUnder'' (Lili Taylor) appears as a blind woman in "Mind's Eye".
** Colin Cunningham, probably best know these days as Pope on ''Series/FallingSkies'', played three different minor characters on the show, including the leper Scully meets in "731."
** [[{{Seinfeld}} Mr. J. Peterman]] is a cheesy mad scientist in "The Post-Modern Prometheus".
** In the revival, Mulder and Scully team up with [[Series/{{Community}} Jeff Winger]].
* HeyItsThatVoice:
** The episode "Small Potatoes" guest-starred Creator/ChristineCavanaugh, doing a subtler version of her [[WesternAnimation/SonicSatAM Bunnie Rabbot voice.]]
** In the episode "Never Again", the AnimatedTattoo is voiced by Creator/JodieFoster.
** "Dod Kalm" has a Norwegian pirate played by Vladamir Kulich, known to [[VideoGame/TheElderScrollsVSkyrim Skyrim]] fans as Ulfric Stormcloak.
** "Fresh Bones" has Private Harry Dunham, played by Matt Hill ([[WesternAnimation/EdEddNEddy Ed]] and [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic Soarin]])
** "Fresh Bones" [[YouLookFamiliar (among other episodes)]] also had Roger Cross, the voice of Ulysses from the final ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' expansion "Lonesome Road."
** HilariousInHindsight in "Triangle" is that the crewman who chastises Mulder about there being spies everywhere would later become [[VideoGame/TransformersWarForCybertron the Transformer spymaster]] [[VideoGame/TransformersFallOfCybertron Soundwave]]. So he aught to know.
16th Mar '16 2:15:44 AM morenohijazo
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* UnfinishedEpisode: On TheOtherWiki is an extensive list of unmade Episodes:[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_unmade_episodes_of_The_X-Files]]
21st Feb '16 2:15:43 PM gunarao
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** Comedian Kumail Nanjiani, host of the popular 'X-Files Files'' podcast, has been cast in a guest role in the revival.

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** Comedian Kumail Nanjiani, host of the popular 'X-Files ''X-Files Files'' podcast, has been cast in a guest role in the revival.



** Scully similarly mentions that Shandling seeemed interesting, as well, which is amusing considering how Duchovney [[AdamWesting played a version of himself]] on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' that had a crush on Garry Shandling's character.

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** Scully similarly mentions that Shandling seeemed interesting, as well, which is amusing considering how Duchovney Duchovny [[AdamWesting played a version of himself]] on ''Series/TheLarrySandersShow'' that had a crush on Garry Shandling's character.character.
** Mulder lingering on the fact that he and Scully have moved on since the dissolution of the X-Files "for better, for worse" could be interpreted as a reference to the fact Gillian Anderson's had a stronger post-''Files'' career than David Duchovny.
6th Feb '16 9:15:06 PM jormis29
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** In the revival, Mulder and Scully team up with [[{{Community}} Jeff Winger]].

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** In the revival, Mulder and Scully team up with [[{{Community}} [[Series/{{Community}} Jeff Winger]].
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