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



Critic Consensus: 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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Air date: Sep 10, 1993
Air date: Sep 17, 1993
Air date: Sep 24, 1993
Air date: Oct 1, 1993
Air date: Oct 8, 1993
Air date: Oct 22, 1993
Air date: Oct 29, 1993
Air date: Nov 5, 1993
Air date: Nov 12, 1993
Air date: Nov 19, 1993
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FBI agents Scully (skeptic) and Mulder (believer) are introduced to us in season one of sci-fi series The X-Files, as they attempt to explain the seemingly unexplainable. Their strange cases include UFO sightings, alien abductions and just about anything else paranormal. Stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Jerry Hardin
as Deep Throat
William B. Davis
as Cigarette-Smoking Man
Charles Cioffi
as Agt. Blevins
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
Doug Hutchison
as Eugene Tooms
P. Lynn Johnson
as Dr. Sheila Braun
Harriet Harris
as Sally Kendrick
Kate Twa
as Marty
Alan Boyce
as Young John Barnett
Henry Beckman
as Det. Frank Briggs
Ed Lauter
as Lt Colonel Marcus Belt
Brad Dourif
as Luther Lee Boggs
Titus Welliver
as Doug Spinney
Micole Mercurio
as Mrs. Stodie
Wayne Trippet
as Detective Thompson
Ty Miller
as Lyle Parker
Donal Logue
as Agt. Tom Colton
Barry Primus
as Robert Dorland
Gillian Barber
as Agt. Nancy Spiller
Dan Lett
as Sir Malcolm Marsden
Jason Schombing
as Warren Dupre
David Peterson
as John Barnett
Jim Leard
as Capt. Roy Lacerio
George Gerdes
as Rev Hartley
Stephen E. Miller
as Coroner Truitt
Carrie Snodgress
as Darleen Morris
Xander Berkeley
as Dr. Hodge
Marshall Bell
as Cdr. Henderson
Andrea Libman
as Michael Bishop
Susanna Thompson
as Michelle Generoo
Lawrence King
as Lucas Henry
Sabrina Krievens
as Teena Simmons
Michael Horse
as Charley Tskany
Barry Greene
as Perkins
Dey Young
as Judy Bishop
James J. Sloyan
as Dr. Nollette
James Sloyan
as Dr. Nollette
Gabrielle Rose
as Mrs. Budahas
Cec Verrell
as Lula Velasquez
Dennis Lipscomb
as Leonard Vance
Paul Ben-Victor
as Dr. Aaron Monte
Wayne Duvall
as Agt. Jerry Lamna
Felicity Huffman
as Dr. Da Silva
Scott Bellis
as Max Fenig
Amanda Pays
as Phoebe Green
Robin Mossley
as Dr. Joe Ridley
Rob LaBelle
as Steven Wilczek
Frederick Coffin
as Joseph McGrath
Jason Beghe
as Larry Moore
Andrew Johnston
as Mr. Budahas
Gregory Sierra
as Dr. Diamond
Erika Krievens
as Cindy Reardon
Lindsay Ginter
as Crew-Cut Man
Gordon Tipple
as Joe Crandall
Renae Morriseau
as Gwen Goodensnake
Jan D'Arcy
as Judge Kann
Maggie Wheeler
as Det. Sharon Lazard
Blu Mankuma
as Clyde Peterson
Tom O'Rourke
as Steve Humphreys
Ken Kramer
as Dr. Berube
Cliff De Young
as Dr. Nemman
Simon Webb
as Dr. Secare
Leon Russom
as Det. Miles
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Critic Reviews for The X-Files Season 1

All Critics (14) | Top Critics (7)

The X-Files succeeds as addictive B-film entertainment because it treats its cheesy material - ''inspired by actual documented events'' - with absolute seriousness.

Jan 5, 2015 | Full Review…

There is a truth out there (see what I did) that the later seasons suffered from the lack of input from key writers such as Glen Morgan and James Wong, but the entire run remains surprisingly consistent and quite resilient to the passage of time.

Oct 30, 2018 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

Their chemistry is immediately evident, and watching their relationship develop over the course of the show and seeing them becoming increasingly comfortable bouncing off each other is an absolute joy.

Oct 25, 2017 | Full Review…

With nothing explained, the hopes of the protagonists all but crushed, and the suggestion of alien and paranormal existence more tantalising than ever, you'd be hard pushed not to have been won over by this series.

Oct 14, 2017 | Full Review…

All aboard for season 2.

Sep 27, 2017 | Full Review…

Three decades after The Twilight Zone made Fridays sure bets for a little fright, a little shock and even a little moral uplift, the Fox network's The X-Files is likewise more than a little irresistible.

Apr 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Though the show works with a certain unintended camp kick, at the moment "X" doesn't mark the spot where viewers can find involving drama by way of Stephen King-esque actions.

Apr 7, 2015 | Full Review…

It's a clever show that teen-age viewers especially ought to love.

Jan 26, 2015 | Full Review…

If the producers can keep the mood spooky, this show will have its devoted adherents. Deservedly so.

Jan 26, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Mandel's cool direction of Carter's ingenious script and the artful presentation itself give TV sci-fi a boost.

Jan 23, 2015 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The X-Files: Season 1



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The Truth is Out There. From Chris Carter comes the groundbreaking television series The X-Files. In Season 1 FBI agent Dana Scully is assigned to work with paranormal researcher Fox Mulder in the X-Files division and determine the validity of Mulder's casework (which investigates unexplained phenomenon). At its core the series is a monster-of-the-week show, and this season features alien abduction, werewolves, clones, psychokinetics, and spirit possession. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson lead the cast and have good chemistry together. They pull of the believer and skeptic roles especially well, which gives the show a compelling character dynamic. The production values are weak and the mythology is a little scattershot, but Season 1 of The X-Files proves to be an impressive sci-fi procedural.


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