The X-Files - The FBI's Creepy Cases

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The X-Files - The FBI's Creepy Cases
Original title The X-Files
X-Files Logo.svg
German logo of the television series
Television series
Country of production United States , Canada
original language English
Year (s) 1993-2002, 2016-2018
length 43 minutes
Episodes 218 in 11 seasons ( List )
genre Science fiction , fantasy , horror , mystery , thriller
idea Chris Carter
music Mark Snow
First broadcast September 10, 1993 (USA) on Fox
first broadcast
September 5, 1994 on ProSieben
main actor
supporting cast
The X-Files - The Movie (1998)
The X Files - Beyond Truth (2008)
US series logo

The X-Files - The FBI's scary cases (original title: The X-Files , English for The X-Files ) is an American television series that was initially broadcast from 1993 to 2002. In the style of a detective series are science fiction - Fantasy - and horror elements interconnected; the series is therefore considered an important founder of the mystery genre in its current form.

By 2002 there were 202 episodes in nine seasons. In January 2016, the series continued with a six-episode tenth season , which had originally been announced as a stand-alone television miniseries . From January 3, 2018, the eleventh season was shown on the US broadcaster Fox.


See also: Seasons 1 , 2 , 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9 , 10 and 11

The focus is on FBI agents Dana Scully and Fox Mulder , who are supposed to clear up mysterious cases under their supervisor, FBI Assistant Director Walter S. Skinner . At the beginning of the plot, Drawn in the pilot episode , Scully and Mulder meet on their first fall together. Medic Scully was made Mulder's partner to better monitor his work. Mulder and Scully have different ideas about their work: Mulder is convinced of the existence of aliens and UFOs and also adheres to conspiracy theories . Scully, on the other hand, thinks and works according to scientific methods and therefore often questions Mulder's ideas.

The series operates a mixture of thematically independent "monster-of-the-week" episodes and the pursuit of a red thread that describes a conspiracy between powerful politicians and aliens. These include recurring series internal references and a continually-increasing number of secondary characters such as " The Lone Gunmen " (Engl. "The Lone Gunmen"), "the smoker" (Engl. "The Cigarette-Smoking Man" and "CSM" , English "You Cancer" called.) or the undercover agent Alex Krycek . The core of the conspirators, the consortium or syndicate , is at the service of extraterrestrials, for example through secret medical experiments, to support their planned invasion and to secure their own survival in exchange. An insurrection on the part of the aliens, which occurs in connection with UFO abductions and events around Area 51 , leads to another conflict within the series. The roles of the various characters in the planned alien invasion only become clear over time, while new characters and threads expand the overall picture again.

Mulder knows about the conspiracy and wants to expose it publicly. He hopes to solve the disappearance of his sister Samantha and to find her alive. Scully's connection to the conspiracy comes from her abduction by strangers early in Season 2 and the murder of her sister Melissa. In the further course of the series it is alternately Mulder and Scully, partly interwoven with FBI colleagues and other characters who pursue the conspirators, sometimes driven by skepticism, sometimes driven by dismay. At the same time, this fixation on a conspiracy is also caricatured self-deprecatingly within the series, for example when the main characters repeatedly accuse each other of obsession and absurd theories.

main characters

Leading actors David Duchovny (2011) and Gillian Anderson (2008) Leading actors David Duchovny (2011) and Gillian Anderson (2008)
Leading actors David Duchovny (2011) and Gillian Anderson (2008)

Fox Mulder

FBI agent Fox William Mulder was born on October 13, 1961 to William and Teena Mulder. There are indications at individual points in the series that CGB Spender could be Mulder's biological father, but this is only confirmed in the 16th episode of the 9th season. Mulder studied psychology at Oxford University and was top of the class. After graduating, he worked as a profiler for the FBI. In 1991 he was assigned the X-Files, for which he developed a passion that is repeatedly expressed in the series.

Dana Scully

Dana Katherine Scully is also an agent with the FBI , a colleague of Mulder, and also studied medical science specializing in forensic medicine . Dana Scully was born according to the script on February 23, 1964 to William and Margaret Scully. She has an older brother (William Scully Jr.), a younger brother (Charles Scully) and an older sister (Melissa Scully). Scully's father died of heart failure in 1994. Scully became Mulder's FBI partner in 1993. Originally, she was supposed to monitor Mulder's work on the X-Files and, if possible, discredit it. In contrast to her colleague Mulder, Scully follows scientific methods and emphasizes that even for apparently inexplicable incidents, there must always be a natural explanation. The agent grew up in a Catholic home and is a devout Catholic . She was kidnapped, and tests and experiments were carried out on her. Her colleague Mulder suspects she was kidnapped and brought back by aliens. There was a sophisticated computer chip on Scully's neck, after the removal of which she developed an incurable cancer , the progression of which could only be stopped by another computer chip found by Mulder, and she has been in remission ever since . Scully had a daughter named Emily who was artificially conceived in a laboratory without her knowledge . Their daughter died of an unknown illness. Her sister Melissa was also murdered while working on the X-Files and trying to uncover the conspiracy. As time goes on, Scully learns, even if it is difficult for her, to become more open to extreme possibilities and psychic explanations. From their relationship with their colleagues also comes their son William, whom they - to protect him - have to give up for adoption in the 9th season.

Cast and dubbing

The X-Files was from the synchronous company Cinephon worked in Berlin, where even the series title to The X-Files was located. The dialogue book was written by Horst Müller in the first nine seasons; the lyrics of the 10th season are by Klaus Bickert and Pierre Peters-Arnolds . Dialogue direction was directed by Peter Baumgartner in the first season, Norbert Langer in thesecond to ninethseason and Pierre Peters-Arnolds in the 10th season.

In the 10th season, Mulder received his third speaker in Sven Gerhardt. The reshuffle was already heavily criticized in advance.

In order to receive an FSK -12 approval and thus to receive a broadcast approval in Germany in accordance with the Youth Protection Act before 10 p.m., many episodes were also re-censored. The reruns in the night program were usually broadcast without post-censorship.

main actor

Rank a role actor German
voice actor
Main role
Also starring b
Supporting role
Number of episodes
Special agent Fox William Mulder David Duchovny Benjamin Völz (seasons 1–9)
Sven Gerhardt (seasons 10–11)
8.11, 8.13–8.21 c
Special agent Dana Katherine Scully Gillian Anderson Franziska Pigulla 1.01-11.10 213
Assistant Director Walter Sergei Skinner Mitch Pileggi
Norbert Gescher (seasons 1–9)
Dieter Memel (seasons 10–11)
9.01-11.10 3.01-8.21 1.21-2.25 91
Special agent John Jay Doggett Robert Patrick Peter Reinhardt 8.01-9.20 41
Special agent Monica Reyes Annabeth Gish Bettina White 9.01-9.20 8.14, 8.17, 8.20, 8.21, 10.06, 11.01, 11.10 26th
The smoker,
"the cancer candidate"
CGB donor (Carl Gerhard Bush)
William B. Davis
Chris Owens the Elder
Hans Klima
Eckhard Bilz
Dietmar Richter-Reinick
Thomas Kästner
Martin Keßler e
4.01-8.01, 9.19-9.20 1.01-3.24, 10.01-11.10 43
Special agent Alex Krycek Nicholas Lea Michael Deffert
Boris Tessmann
Michael Iwannek
5.13-8.01, 8.15, 8.20-8.21, 9.19-9.20 2.04-4.09 24
Special agent Jeffrey donor Chris Owens Martin Keßler 6.01–6.12 5.13-5.20, 9.16, 9.20-9.21, 11.01 11
Deputy Director Alvin Kersh James pickens jr. Jan Spitzer 9.01-9.20 6.01-8.21, 11.06, 11.10 20th
a Rank within the FBI
b Main role, but not in every episode
c Although Duchovny appears in episode 8.15, he is not featured in the opening credits.
dYoung cancer candidate in two episodes of the fourth season: Thoughts of the mysterious smoker and demons
e Just for Chris Owens' role as a young cancer candidate

supporting cast

role actor German
voice actor
Melvin Frohike Tom Braidwood Dieter Okras
Hans Nitschke
Lothar Mann
Eberhard Prüter
39 episodes
John Fitzgerald Byers Bruce Harwood Udo Schenk 37 episodes
Richard "Ringo" Langly Dean Haglund Markus Hoffmann
Frank Schröder
35 episodes
First elder Don S. Williams Gerhard Paul 15 episodes
Mr. X Steven Williams Gunter's lap 14 episodes
Ronald "Deep Throat" Pakula Jerry Hardin Helmut Krauss 12 episodes
Alien Bounty Hunter Brian Thompson Tilo Schmitz 11 episodes
Bill Mulder Peter Donat
Dean Aylesworth
Joachim Nottke 11 episodes
Teena Mulder Rebecca Toolan
Shelley Adam
Christel Merian 11 episodes
Marita Covarrubias Laurie Holden Heide Domanowski
Christin Marquitan
10 episodes
Well Manicured Man John Neville Jürgen Thormann 9 episodes
Diana Fowley Mimi Rogers Evelyn Marron 7 episodes

Further line-up

Several well-known actors have appeared in supporting roles in the X-Files, including Tony Shalhoub , Cary Elwes , Felicity Huffman , Brad Dourif , Tobin Bell , Jack Black , Giovanni Ribisi , Lucy Liu , Seth Green , Lance Henriksen , Lucy Lawless , Luke Wilson , Burt Reynolds , Ryan Reynolds , Bryan Cranston , Aaron Paul , Dean Norris , Shia LaBeouf , Jodie Foster or erotic film actress Krista Allen and singer Michael Bublé .

Jill Hennessy was also shortlisted for the role of Dana Scully , which is alluded to in her series Crossing Jordan .

In 2000 David Duchovny withdrew from the series, but continued to make guest appearances to keep the thread running; Scully was assigned FBI agents John Doggett and Monica Reyes . Duchovny's series exit had a negative impact on viewership and contributed to the preliminary end of the series after the 9th season in 2002.


Main directors:

  • Kim Manners : 52 episodes (seasons 2-9)
  • Rob S. Bowman : 33 episodes (seasons 1-7)
  • David Nutter : 15 episodes (seasons 1–3)
  • Chris Carter : 10 episodes (seasons 2-9)
  • RW Goodwin : 9 episodes (seasons 1–5)
  • Tony Wharmby : 7 episodes (seasons 8-9)

Guest directors with 1-6 episodes for the series in alphabetical order:

  • Fred Gerber
  • Vince Gilligan (2)
  • William "Bill" Graham (3)
  • Rod Hardy (3)
  • Ralph Hemecker
  • Michael Katleman
  • Michael Lange (4)
  • Robert Lieberman
  • Harry Longstreet
  • Michelle MacLaren
  • Steve Maeda
  • Bryan Spicer
  • Frank Spotnitz (2)
  • Stephen Surjik
  • Barry K. Thomas
  • Michael Vejar
  • Michael W. Watkins (6)
  • James Whitmore Jr.
  • James Wong
  • Thomas J. Wright (3)

Episode list

Chris Carter (July 2008 photo) is the creator of the X-Files
Vince Gilligan (Photo: 2013) was one of the writers and producers of the television series alongside Carter

The X-Files television series consists of eleven seasons with a total of 218 episodes, which play in the years 1994 to 2002 (season 1-9) and 2016 (season 10) and 2018 (season 11). The series universe and the franchise also include the 1998 movie The X-Files - The Movie , which is located between the fifth and sixth season; the 2008 movie The X-Files - Beyond Truth ; the so-called tenth season, which has appeared in comic form since 2013 and continues the story in the 2010s.

Screen adaptations

The X-Files - The Movie

In 1998 , the first feature film based on the X-Files series was made, which is based on the plot in the first five seasons and includes the sixth season in its story arc. In Germany, the film started in cinemas after the fourth season due to the synchronization-related shift in the broadcasting of the series. In the chronology of the series, the film takes place between the finale of the 5th season (5.20 The End) and the start of the 6th season (6.01 The Beginning).

In addition to the characters known from the series, renowned actors such as John Neville , Blythe Danner , Glenne Headly , Armin Mueller-Stahl , Terry O'Quinn and Oscar winner Martin Landau appeared. Directed by Rob Bowman . It was the first time that a television series turned into a cinema film while the series was still running. It is also unusual for the actors from the series to continue their roles on the screen. At $ 60 million in production costs and grossing approximately $ 190 million, the film is considered a commercial success.

The X Files - Beyond Truth

For a long time it was questionable whether a second movie would be made, as even Chris Carter did not give any precise information about it. However, David Duchovny was interested in another movie from The X-Files , as he himself said: "I would love to slip into the role of Fox Mulder again ." Gillian Anderson also signaled her interest in a second film from the start.

At the beginning of April 2007, Duchovny confirmed that a second part was in the works. Both he and Gillian Anderson would play their usual roles. Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz wrote the script for the second X-Files film. Shooting began in December 2007 in Vancouver (with a short Christmas break) and ended in mid-March 2008. The film was released in Germany on July 24, 2008. In the USA, the film opened one day later. The English title of the film is X-Files: I want to believe , the German title is X-Files - Beyond Truth .

Actors involved are Amanda Peet , Billy Connolly , Xzibit , Callum Keith Rennie , Adam Godley and Spencer Maybee .

Fox Mulder is voiced in the German dubbing by Johannes Berenz , as negotiations between the voice actor Benjamin Völz and 20th Century Fox had failed. The reason given was financial, as Benjamin Völz estimated 5 times his fee offered by 20th Century Fox. Benjamin Völz justifies this with the fact that prominent voice actors would often receive 20 times the regular fee.

Revival of the television series from 2016

In March 2015, Fox announced that there would be a new six-episode television miniseries . The original leads, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson , will take over their old roles. Series creator Chris Carter is also back on board. The actors of Assistant Director Skinner ( Mitch Pileggi ), the "Smoker" ( William B. Davis ) and agent Monica Reyes ( Annabeth Gish ) have also confirmed. Filming began on June 8, 2015 in Vancouver . The new episodes began broadcasting on Fox on January 24, 2016.

The German-language premiere of the new season began on February 3, 2016 on 3+ . One day later it started on ORF one and four days later on ProSieben .

In May 2016 it was indicated at a press conference of the broadcaster FOX that a new season was to be expected. All actors should be there. The continuation for the TV season 2017/2018, which starts in autumn 2017, is planned. The plan to implement an 11th season was officially confirmed in August 2016, again by David Madden and Dana Walden from FOX, on the TCA press tour. Meanwhile, FOX has also confirmed the 11th season with 10 episodes, the shooting of which began in Vancouver in August 2017.

The 11th season originally ran on FOX since January 3, 2018, and in German on ProSieben since February 28, 2018.

Comic series

A few comics (almost exclusively at IDW Publishing ) such as X-Files Classics (2013), X-Files Conspiracy (2014), X-Files Origins (2016) and X-Files Case Files (2018) appear for the television series .

For season 10 of the TV series, the comic series The X-Files Season 10 was also released in April 2013 by IDW Publishing and follows on from the events of the second movie. It is written by Joe Harris while Chris Carter is executive producer. The series has been set up for 25 issues, a sub-series with five episodes called The X-Files: Year Zero has been published since July 16, 2014 and, although playing in the present, deals with the beginnings of the X-Files. The author is Karl Kesel , the pictures are by Vic Mahlhotra and Greg Scott. Chris Carter is again Executive Producer.

IDW Publishing also published a series for Season 11 ( X-Files Season 11 ) consisting of 8 issues.

Video games

Some video games were also released for the television series. In 1997 a multimedia program called "The X-Files: Unrestricted Access" appeared for the PC . A little later, in 1998, "The X-Files - The Game" appeared on the PC and PlayStation . This is an adventure game . In 2004 another adventure game for a home console , "The X-Files: Resist or Serve" was released on the PlayStation 2 . In 2005 two mobile games followed : "The X-Files: The Deserter" and "The X-Files: The Lion's Den". In 2018 another mobile game called "The X-Files: Deep State" was released.


  • The series theme music was composed and produced by Mark Snow and was also released on the Songs In The Key Of X album.
  • Mulder's apartment number is 42 , a reference to The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy .
  • David Duchovny joked that he wanted to quit playing Fox Mulder at the age of 42 - the final episode of season 9, the original ending of the series, aired about three months before his 42nd birthday.
  • The password of Mulder's PC is trustno1 ( English for don't trust anyone ).
  • Mulder's motto, "I want to believe", is a possible allusion to the novel Dracula by Bram Stoker , in which the vampire hunter Van Helsing his colleague Dr. Seward introduces the possibilities of the improbable with the words "I want you to believe".
  • Initially, the X-Files were filmed in and around Vancouver, Canada; from the sixth season the series was produced in Los Angeles (California).
  • Numerous " Easter Eggs ", for example allusions to the actors and producers, are hidden in the series; for example:
    • Some episodes show 11:21 a.m., which is the date of birth of Chris Carter's wife, November 21st.
    • Mulder's birthday is October 13th, the date on which Chris Carter has his own birthday. Furthermore, the number 1013 appears as the door number of a bunker in episode 16 of season 3. Chris Carter's production company Ten Thirteen Productions is also named after this date.
    • Episode 15 in season 3 is originally called Piper Maru and is named after Gillian Anderson's first child, her daughter Piper Maru, who she gave birth to in 1994 during the second season of the series. This name will also be used for a ship in one episode.
    • Pop-cultural allusions exist, for example, in Mulder's finding of a newspaper with the headline “ Elvis dead at 42”, or, more subtly, in the line improvised by Duchovny “even if the gloves do fit - you can still acquire” from an episode published in April 1998 alluding to the Criminal trial against OJ Simpson for whom a bloody glove identified as the perpetrator's clothing did not fit.
    • In the original, episode titles of multi-parts almost always have an overarching theme ( e.g. Biogenesis , The Sixth Extinction and The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati ). In the synchronization, this relationship between the titles was often not retained.
  • Nicholas Lea already had a guest appearance in episode 14 of the 1st season , but not as Alex Krycek.
  • On January 26, 1997, the episode "Leonard Betts" (season 4, episode 12) was shown as lead-out after the final game of Super Bowl XXXI when it was first broadcast . As a result, the episode had the highest audience rating in the entire series with a distribution of 29.15 million viewers.
  • In episode 3 of season 5, Richard Belzer appears as Detective Munch, a character from the series Homicide (and after 1999 in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit ).
  • The 5th episode of the 5th season ( German : The Great Mutato , English : Post-Modern Prometheus ) was shot completely in black and white . In this episode, a double of Cher appears as a singer.
    • Chris Owens, who played the special agent Jeffrey Spender, the son of the "smoker" in the series, also played Mutato in this episode.
  • In season 5, episodes 6 (1st, Emily, Christmas Carol) and 7 (2nd, Emily), then-young actress Lauren Diewold (born August 17, 1990 in Vancouver, British Columbia) plays the daughter Emily Sim by Special Agent Dana Scully.
  • Stephen King wrote the script for the 10th episode of the 5th season ( German : Ein Spiel , English : Chinga ) .
  • In season 5, episode 15 Good Patriots (original title Travelers ), which takes place in the 1950s, the origin of the name of the X-Files is clarified. The FBI agent Dales asks the secretary responsible for filing why she is not putting the unsolved cases under "U" but under "X". Their answer is that the file box under "U" was full.
  • In the first episode of season 6, a sleeping safety technician at a nuclear power plant who is not exactly inclined to work is shown, who was given the name "Homer" by the authors. This is to be understood as a joke and allusion to the series The Simpsons .
  • In the fourth episode of season 6, Mulder and Morris Fletcher, who swapped their bodies through a time rift, recreate the famous mirror scene of the Marx Brothers .
  • Episode 12 of Season 7 was shot in the style of the US series COPS .
  • David Duchovny's ex-wife Téa Leoni starred in episode 19 of Season 7 (Hollywood AD) . She embodies Dana Scully in the fictional film.
  • With Finder-Spyder (search engine that Scully uses in Der Kampf in season 10, for example ) and Morley Cigarettes (the brand that the "smoker" smokes), two well-known fictional brands appear in the series.
  • In Season 8, episode 9, Scully and Doggett investigate a case where the killer is made of intelligent metal. In a phone call between the two of them, Doggett mentions that it only appears in the film. This is a reference to Terminator 2 - Reckoning Day where Robert Patrick plays the role of a liquid / smart metal terminator.
  • In episode 3 of Season 10 (Mulder and Scully versus the Who Monster) , Fox Mulder places flowers (previously stolen from another grave) on a tombstone that reads “In Memory of Kim Manners ”. Kim Manners was the director of 52 episodes of the X-Files and died of lung cancer in 2009 - a tribute and a thank you, as the birth and death dates of the tombstone are also those of Manners. In the lower area of ​​the tombstone is the inscription "Let's Kick It In The Ass". A second tombstone bears the name of the late Jack Hardy, who was involved in Chris Carter's series Millennium - Fear Your Neighbor as Yourself and The Lonely Sagittarius .
  • In episode 1 (Der Kampf 3) of the 11th season, the name of the "smoker" is revealed. The man known as the CGB donor is called Carl Gerhard Bush.

Prizes and awards

1994 Emmy Awards

  • Winner in the Individual Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences category : James Castle, Bruce Bryant, Carol Johnson
  • Nomination for the Main Title Theme Music category : Mark Snow

Emmy Awards 1995

  • Nomination for the Outstanding Drama Series category
  • Nomination for the category Writing in Drama Series : Chris Carter ("Duane Barry" = "Under Control")
  • Nomination for the category Guest Actress in a Drama Series : CCH Pounder as Agent Kazdin ("Duane Barry")
  • Nomination for the category Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a Series : John Bartley ("One Breath" = "At the Border")
  • Nomination for the category Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series, Single Camera Production : James Coblentz ("Duane Barry")
  • Nomination for the category Individual Achievement in Editing for a Series, Single Camera Production : Stephen Mark ("Sleepless")
  • Nominations for the Sound Editing for a Series category : Thierry Couturier, Machiek Malish, Chris Reeves, Mary Stein, Jay Levine, Stuart Calderon, Michael Kimball, David van Slyke, Susan Welsh, Chris Fradkin, Matt West, Jeff Charbonneau, Debby Ruby Winsberg ("Duane Barry")

2003 Curt Siodmak Prize for Best Science Fiction Series .

2016 admission to the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame

References to films and other series

Influences on the series

  • The X-Files followed David Lynch's Twin Peaks series , in which Duchovny played a DEA agent. Other actors also appeared in similar roles in both series. B.
    • Don S. Davis Twin Peaks: Major Garland Briggs, The X Files: Scully's Father Captain William Scully (Season 1, Episode 13)
    • Michael Horse Twin Peaks: Deputy Hawk, The X Files: Sheriff Charles Tskany (Season 1, Episode 19)
    • Michael J. Anderson Twin Peaks: Man From Elsewhere, The X Files: Mr. Nutt (Season 2, Episode 20)
    • Kenneth Welsh Twin Peaks: Windom Earle, The X Files: Simon Gates (Season 3, Episode 11)

Series offshoot

  • The Lone Gunner , a group of " nerds " that Mulder and Scully occasionally endorsed, got their own short-lived series last season. The end of this series leaves the story open. In episode 15 of Season 9 of the X-Files , all of the storylines will be completed with them.
  • Other television series designed by Chris Carter are Millennium about the profiler Frank Black ( Lance Henriksen ), who also appeared in an episode of The X-Files after the end of Millennium , and the very short-lived Virtual Reality, which was discontinued after nine episodes .

Allusions in other films and series

  • Mulder and Scully are also looking for an alien in The Springfield Files episode of the Simpsons .
  • In the film Marshal Tito's Spirit , the agents Danica Skulić and Lijan Mulderić, who were created as a parody, appear as secondary characters.
  • The setting of the TV series Fringe - Borderline Cases by the FBI is similar to the X-Files . The drama series with elements of mystery and science fiction is about an FBI agent who, with the help of an eccentric scientist and his son, investigates an increased occurrence of apparently inexplicable events. The main story does not contain any further similarities.
  • In the first episode of the Supernatural series , the main characters greet Agent Mulder and Agent Scully as they walk past a mysterious X-Files-style crime scene.
  • The 13th episode of Crusade is basically a pastiche of the X-Files : two alien agents uncover a fake human invasion of their home planet.


The original broadcast of the series (without the 10th season newly produced in 2016) in the USA took place from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on the channel FOX.

The German first broadcast of the series took place from September 5, 1994 to February 24, 2003 on ProSieben. Since then, the series has been repeated several times on other channels in Germany:

The series has been running at ProSieben MAXX since February 11, 2014 .

From December 13, 2007 to April 24, 2012, the series also ran in Austria on Austria 9 .

VHS and DVD / Blu-ray release

In addition to the cinema films, there were some other films on VHS and DVD / Blu-ray , but these were composed of double episodes and a few of triple episodes. Since they span the entire series and follow both the Alien storyline and the so-called Monster of the Week, this collection can be understood as a summary of the entire series. The films are composed as follows (the official production code in brackets and the German episode titles are always given in an episode guide for orientation):

  • The unopened file: Anasazi (2X25); The ritual (3X01); Conspiracy of Silence (3X02)
  • Tooms: The Nest (1X03); A new nest (1X20)
  • The Abduction: Under Control (2X05); Cable Car to the Stars (2X06); At the border (2X08)
  • The Colony: The Colony I (2X16); The Colony II (2X17)
  • 82517: The Autopsy (3X09); The train (3X10)
  • Special Edition X: The Enemy I (3X15); The Enemy II (3X16)
  • Master Plan: The day is already set (3X24); Lord Folk (4X01)
  • Tunguska: Tunguska I (4X09); Tunguska II (4X10)
  • Tempus Fugit: Tempus Fugit I (4X17); Tempus Fugit II (4X18)
  • Redux: Gethsemane (4X24); Redux I (5X01); Redux II (5X02)
  • Emily: Emily I (5X06); Emily II (5X07)
  • Patient X: Cassandra I (5X13); Cassandra II (5X14)
  • The end: The end (5X20) Only the single episode can be seen on the VHS as well as a " Making of " for "The X-Files - The Film"
  • Dreamland: Dreamland I (6ABX04); Dreamland II (6ABX05)
  • One Son: Two Fathers (6ABX11); One son (6ABX12)
  • Biogenesis: Artifacts (6ABX22); Evil characters (7ABX01); A thousand votes (7ABX02)
  • Closure: Old Souls (7ABX10); Starlight (7ABX11)
  • Requiem: It All Starts in Oregon (7ABX22); Disappeared (8ABX01); Gibson Praise (8ABX02)
  • Deadalive: It is too late (8ABX14); Alive Death (8ABX15)
  • Existence: One of Many (8ABX20); William (8ABX21)
  • Deepwater: Underwater (9ABX01); Adam and Eve (9ABX02)
  • Divine Providence: Threats (9ABX10); The Prophecy (9ABX11)
  • The Truth: The Truth [Part 1] (9ABX19); The Truth [Part 2] (9ABX20)

Existence was the first film to be released on DVD. The older films were never republished on DVD.

The first nine seasons of the series have also appeared in multiple editions as DVD boxes. A limited edition Blu-ray Complete Collection (seasons 1–9) has been available in stores since December 12, 2015. There are now boxes with all 11 seasons.


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  5. The Faith Healer, 1993, Michael Lange. Screenplay written by Howard Gordon & Chris Carter. Episode 18, Season 1.
  6. ^ The Message, 1993, David Nutter. Screenplay written by Glen Morgan & James Wong. Episode 12, Season 1.
  7. All Souls, 1998, Rob Bowman. Screenplay by Frank Spotnitz & John Shiban. Episode 17, Season 5.
  8. a b Cable Car to the Stars, 1994, Michael Lange. Screenplay written by Paul Brown. Episode 6, Season 2.
  9. ^ Memento Mori, 1997, Rob Bowman. Screenplay written by Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, John Shiban & Vince Gilligan. Episode 15, Season 4.
  10. a b Emily, 1998, Kim Manners. Screenplay by Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan and John Shiban. Episode 7, Season 5.
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