The X-Files: Season 1 (1993 - 1994)


Season 1
The X-Files

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A serious approach to its premise helps establish The X-Files as a sci-fi procedural with a genuinely creepy twist -- and a thrilling drama that avoids devolving into pure camp.

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Critic Ratings: 35

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Air date: Sep 10, 1993

Mulder and Scully investigate the strange deaths of members of a high-school graduating class in the Pacific Northwest.

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Air date: Sep 17, 1993

Mulder and Scully investigate a report that some Army test pilots are disappearing after completing their missions.

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Air date: Sep 24, 1993

Scully and Mulder discover a mysterious serial killer when they find that their current investigation is similar to an unsolved case from 1903.

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Air date: Oct 1, 1993

Mulder faces his feelings about the disappearance of his sister after a girl in Iowa mysteriously vanishes.

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Air date: Oct 8, 1993

Scully and Mulder search for a murderer who is half-man and half-beast with an appetite for human flesh.

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Air date: Oct 22, 1993

Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) investigate reports of an unseen force believed to be protecting a young woman.

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Air date: Oct 29, 1993

Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) must outwit a killer computer plaguing a high-rise office building.

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Air date: Nov 5, 1993

Mulder and Scully (David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson) investigate the bizarre deaths of a scientific research team in the Arctic.

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Air date: Nov 12, 1993

Scully and Mulder rush to uncover the culprit in a series of sabotage efforts in the space shuttle program.

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Air date: Nov 19, 1993

Mulder researches a possible UFO crash after learning the government may start its own investigation.

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Cast & Crew

David Duchovny
FBI Special Agent Fox Mulder

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Gillian Anderson
FBI Special Agent Dana Scully

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Jerry Hardin
Deep Throat

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Charles Cioffi
Section Chief Scott Blevins

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Doug Hutchison
Eugene Victor Tooms

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Scott Bairstow
Samuel Hartley

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Michael Bryan French
Paul Mossinger

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Henry Beckman
Detective Frank Briggs

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Lorena Gale
Ellen Bledsoe

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Don Gibb
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Michelle Goodger
Sister Abigail

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Jan D'Arcy
Judge Kann

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Janet Hodgkinson
Waitress

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Mitchell Kosterman
Detective Horton

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Gordon Tipple
Detective

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Garry Davey
Hunter

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Doug Abrams
Patrolman 1

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Robin Douglas
Computer Tekkie

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William B. Davis
Smoking Man

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Lesley Ewen
Receptionist

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Critic Reviews for The X-Files: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 1

  • Aug 11, 2021
    This is where it all starts.
  • Apr 03, 2021
    This was really awesome bro
  • Apr 02, 2021
    The show is old and brings back memories
  • Jan 25, 2021
    I had high spectations about this cult series, but I was ultimately disappointed after watching the first episodes. I still decided to gave it an opportunity until the end, but it did not worth the time I wasted. Despite a good soundtrack and its talented cast, the superficial stories aren't neither scary or intriguing as it suggests at the first sight. The visual effects were really poor also.
  • Jan 04, 2020
    Great season has good episodes a couple episodes I have a little mixed thoughts but there's nothing bad about this season.
  • Dec 08, 2019
    The first season of the hit sci-fi TV show "The X-Files" holds the proud honour of being the first non-Netflix TV show I've reviewed that is neither animated nor a superhero show. I actually was wondering which show would hold this honour but I never expected it to be this show. But enough about that, what did I think of the show? It's good. Unfortunately, I wasn't around to witness the craze surrounding this show and even the 2016 revival and its follow-up season seem to have attracted only an average amount of attention. Some episodes are mediocre and there's some degree of wooden acting but maybe it's because its been four years since I've watched a series that isn't a 13-hour movie. Yes, there are the mythology episodes and the monster-of-the-week episodes do allow ample time to flesh out Mulder and Scully's personalities more and increase character development (I especially really liked their conversation in "Tooms" in the car they usually drive around before Mulder goes home to catch some sleep) but you generally don't have to watch all of them unless they're introducing a supporting character. The theme music is iconic, even without the memetic treatment, though it's absolute hell to do properly as someone who can't whistle. It helps that the title sequence is fantastic. And as even people who don't watch the show know, the chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson is great. I know I pointed out the wooden acting earlier but these two do work well off of each other to the point that I found their relationship pretty non-platonic. And I don't mean that as a bad thing. Maybe it's because of a combination of normal first-season problems like the show struggling to find its feet despite more good episodes than bad (I like "Beyond the Sea" the most due to Anderson's performance and because of Brad Dourif's guest star appearance) and the fact that I was aware of some of the twists in the mythology, whereas other shows I at least went in blind only knowing the basic premise but while I thought this season was good, I didn't find myself gushing over it. Though I do hear the next three seasons are better than this season - and season 5 apparently has the best comedic episodes whilst season 6 is decent-ish depending on how willing the viewer is to accept the change in setting - so I at least have those to look forward to. Still don't regret starting this series.
  • Mar 11, 2019
    This is one of the best shows of all history. Cannot recommend it enough!
  • Oct 03, 2018
    A good first season although a little clunky at times.
  • Mar 09, 2018
    Dispite some rough acting at the beginning and a couple of poor episodes, this show's first season sets a wonderfully creepy and mysterious atmosphere.
  • Dec 30, 2017
    Dark, moody and like nothing before it. The X-FILES never felt like a TV show and that's what worked so well. The production was great and the majority here feel like little movies with only Mulder and Scully as the constant. Mostly stand-alone episodes other than squeeze and Tooms, which is still one of the best. For a casual viewer or fan of horror and Sci-fi this is a great season with only a few that fall flat.

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