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X-FILES: Lone Gunman and the Government’s Conspiracy

Author Johan Kaufmann
licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International

The X-Files is an American science fiction drama television series created by Chris Carter. The original television series aired from September 10, 1993 to May 19, 2002 on Fox. The program spanned nine seasons, with 202 episodes. A short tenth season consisting of six episodes premiered on January 24, 2016, and concluded on February 22, 2016. Following the ratings success of this revival, The X-Files returned for an eleventh season of ten episodes, which premiered on January 3, 2018, and concluded on March 21, 2018. In addition to the television series, two feature films have been released: The 1998 film The X-Files: Fight the Future, which took place as part of the TV series continuity, and the stand-alone film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, released in 2008, six years after the original television run had ended.

David Duchovny

The series revolves around Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who investigate X-Files: marginalized, unsolved cases involving paranormal phenomena. Mulder believes in the existence of aliens and the paranormal while Scully, a medical doctor and a skeptic, is assigned to scientifically analyze Mulder’s discoveries, offer alternate rational theories to his work, and thus return him to mainstream cases. Early in the series, both agents become pawns in a larger conflict and come to trust only each other and a few select people. The agents also discover an agenda of the government to keep the existence of extraterrestrial life a secret. They develop a close relationship which begins as a platonic friendship, but becomes a romance by the end of the series. In addition to the series-spanning story arc, “monster of the week” episodes form roughly two-thirds of all episodes.

The X-Files was inspired by earlier television series which featured elements of suspense and speculative fiction, including The Twilight Zone, Night Gallery, Tales from the Darkside, Twin Peaks, and especially Kolchak: The Night Stalker. When creating the main characters, Carter sought to reverse gender stereotypes by making Mulder a believer and Scully a skeptic. The first seven seasons featured Duchovny and Anderson equally. In the eighth and ninth seasons, Anderson took precedence while Duchovny appeared intermittently. New main characters were introduced: FBI agents John Doggett (Robert Patrick) and Monica Reyes (Annabeth Gish). Mulder and Scully’s boss, Assistant Director Walter Skinner (Mitch Pileggi), also became a main character. The first five seasons of The X-Files were filmed and produced in Vancouver, British Columbia, before eventually moving to Los Angeles to accommodate Duchovny. The series later returned to Vancouver to film The X-Files: I Want to Believe as well as the tenth and eleventh seasons of the series.

The X-Files was a hit for the Fox network and received largely positive reviews, although its long-term story arc was criticized near the conclusion. Initially considered a cult series, it turned into a pop culture touchstone that tapped into public mistrust of governments and large institutions and embraced conspiracy theories and spirituality. Both the series itself and lead actors Duchovny and Anderson received multiple awards and nominations, and by its conclusion the show was the longest-running science fiction series in U.S. television history. The series also spawned a franchise which includes Millennium and The Lone Gunmen spin-offs, two theatrical films and accompanying merchandise.

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

Nb. / Title – year – DVD or Streaming X Files – Season: Episode

  1. E.B.E. (1994) The Lone Gunmen 1:17
  2. Blood (1994) The Lone Gunmen 2:3
  3. One Breath (1994) The Lone Gunmen 2:8
  4. Fearful Symmetry (1995) (Byers & Frohike only) 2:18
  5. The Lone Gunmen
  6. Anasazi (1995) last of 2
  7. The Blessing Way (1995) (Frohike only) two frists of 3
  8. Paper Clip (1995) The Lone Gunmen
  9. Nisei (1995) The Lone Gunmen 3:9
  10. Apocrypha (1996) The Lone Gunmen 3:16
  11. Wetwired (1996) The Lone Gunmen 3:23
  12. Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man (1996) The Lone Gunmen 4:7
  13. Memento Mori (1997) The Lone Gunmen 4:14
  14. Redux (1997) The Lone Gunmen 5:1
  15. Redux II (1997) The Lone Gunmen 5:2
  16. Unusual Suspects (1997) The Lone Gunmen 5:3 (FIRST CONTACT ELECTRONIC FAIR)
  17. Emily (1997) Frohike only) 5:7
  18. Kill Switch (1998) The Lone Gunmen 5:11
  19. The End (1998) The Lone Gunmen 5:20
  20. Triangle (1998) The Lone Gunmen ,6:3
  21. Dreamland The Lone Gunmen 6:4
  22. Dreamland II (1998) The Lone Gunmen 6:5
  23. One Son (1999) The Lone Gunmen 6:12
  24. Three of a Kind (1999) The Lone Gunmen 6:20
  25. Field Trip (1999) The Lone Gunmen 6:21
  26. First Person Shooter The Lone Gunmen 7:13
  27.  En Ami (2000) The Lone Gunmen 7:15
  28.  Requiem (2000) The Lone Gunmen 7:22
  29. Within (2000) The Lone Gunmen 8:2
  30. Via Negativa (2000) The Lone Gunmen 8:7
  31. The Gift (2001) The Lone Gunmen 8:11
  32. Deadalive (2001) The Lone Gunmen 8:15
  33. Three Words (2001) The Lone Gunmen 8:16
  34. Existence (2001) The Lone Gunmen 8:21
  35. Nothing Important Happened Today (2001) The Lone Gunmen 9:1
  36. Nothing Important Happened Today II (2001) The Lone Gunmen 9:2
  37. Provenance (2002) The Lone Gunmen 9:9
  38. Providence (2002) The Lone Gunmen 9:10
  39. Jump the Shark (2002) The Lone Gunmen 9:15
  40. The Truth (2002) The Lone Gunmen 9:20
  41. Babylon (2016) The Lone Gunmen 10:5
  42. This (2018) (Langly only) 11:2

Note: We have only the first 5 seasons of X-File plus the First season of the Lone Gunmen

Also on Amazon Prime season 1 to 11 of X Files.

The Lone Gunmen (TV series)

The Lone Gunmen is an American conspiracy fiction thriller drama television series created by Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, and Frank Spotnitz. The program originally aired from March 4, 2001, to June 1, 2001, on Fox. It is a spin-off of Carter’s science fiction television series The X-Files and a part of The X-Files franchise, starring several of the show’s characters. Despite positive reviews, its ratings dropped, and the show was canceled after thirteen episodes. The last episode ended on a cliffhanger which was partially resolved in a ninth season episode of The X-Files entitled “Jump the Shark”.

The series revolves around the three characters of The Lone Gunmen: Melvin Frohike, John Fitzgerald Byers, and Richard Langly, a group of investigators who run a conspiracy theory magazine. They had often helped FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder on The X-Files.


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