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Celebrating the Real-World “Scully Effect” for 25 Years of The X-Files

The Scully Effect is real, and not just what could've been a cool episode title.

"In Gillian Anderson’s own words, Scully’s character 'manifested a woman not yet depicted on TV, and as the fan response soon proved, a desperately needed role model for women of all ages, everywhere.'"

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Happy 25th Anniversary to The X-Files, My First Fandom

All I knew was that the truth was out there somewhere and that Fox Mulder and Dana Scully were in love.

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Scully Deserves So Much More Than Last Night’s X-Files Finale

Given that, in the penultimate episode, Scully fell four stories down a building shaft into a huge pile of garbage, perhaps I should have seen this coming.

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Chris Carter Thinks The X-Files Can Work Without Gillian Anderson, But He Is Wrong

X-Files creator Chris Carter said the series has "more stories to tell, with Gillian or without." But this is a show about a team, and I'm not interested if Scully's not around.

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The X-Files and The Handmaid’s Tale: How We Talk When We Talk About Rape

It’s rare for a television scene to stay with me beyond its brief flicker on the screen. Twice this past year, though, I’ve found myself haunted for days by scenes from two shows emblematic of their respective eras: The X Files, currently starting its eleventh season and attempting to return to its '90s relevance, and freshly minted Golden Globe winner for Best Drama Series, The Handmaid’s Tale, which seems as tailored to the cultural moment as a show can be.

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The Rape Culture Is out There in The X-Files Season 11 Premiere, and Fans Are Angry

**Warning: full spoilers for The X-Files season 11 premiere.**

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The X-Files Creator’s Reddit AMA Proves He’s Still Not Hearing Female Fans

In advance of The X-Files’ eleventh season, which premieres Wednesday, January 3 at 8pm on Fox, series creator and showrunner Chris Carter did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. This AMA was announced last week, and my first thought was that it was going to be a bit of a blood bath, which is only appropriate for the man who created the infuriatingly convoluted mythology that the show is known for, as well as oversaw over 200 episodes of horror and gore. I was not wrong.

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10 Great Books for X-Files Fans

Because the truth is still out there.

Many shows have drawn inspiration from it and some have even tried to replicate it: The fact remains, nothing will ever come close to The X-Files. This ’90s hit was well-received and completely mainstream when released, yet it has still managed to gain an obsessive, cult-like following. We will never stop loving (or shipping) Scully and Mulder.

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The Cast of Star Trek: Discovery Took a Knee Against Racial Injustice

I imagine that the cast of Star Trek: Discovery made the spirit of creator Gene Roddenberry—along with legions of fans—even prouder when they knelt en masse to protest the ongoing issues of racial injustice and police brutality in America.

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Things We Saw Today: A Justice League of Their Own Is Our New Favorite Mash-Up

Illustrator Kate Willært created some amazing mash-ups of the Justice League and the 1992 movie A League of Their Own for

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The New Season of The X-Files Has Zero Women Writers and This Is Unacceptable

The truth is out there and it sucks.

From the Department of What the Actual Fresh Hell Is This, news comes that season 11 of the refreshed X-Files has finalized its writer's room. Considerably less refreshing is that the females on staff amount to exactly none.

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Fox Is Bringing The X-Files Back Again Because We Can’t Get Enough Scully and Mulder

New new X-Files.

The movie industry isn't the only place where all of our nostalgic favorites just keep coming back. We're in a golden age of mining old TV favorites for returns to the delight of their ardent fans, and despite generally mixed reviews on how that's gone so far, we can't stop wanting it to happen—which is probably why Fox is bringing The X-Files back for another new season.

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Things We Saw Today: The X-Files Are Back (But Not in the Way You Might Think)

Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny are set to reprise their roles as Dana Mulder and Fox Scully, just not on television.

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Netflix’s April Losses Are a Bloodbath of Our Favorites, but They’ve Got Some Great Additions in New MST3K and Bill Nye

Netflix might as well have staked us in the heart.

Every month, we pore over the list of what Netflix is adding and losing, rejoicing in the coming of new favorites and mourning the loss of classics—and the desperate impossibility of binging it all in the few days remaining. This month, those feelings are especially acute, since we're losing Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and the original seasons of Arrested Development but replacing them with Mystery Science Theater and Bill Nye.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: Season 9 & I Want To Believe

Think of me, think of me fondly when we've said gooodbyeee...

And guys, I really did want to believe.

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Celebrate the Anniversary of The X-Files With Some Hilarious Bloopers

Because you can never have enough blooper reels.

23 years ago today, The X-Files premiered on Fox--and our desire to believe in the existence of extraterrestrials was never the same again.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: Season 8

John Doggett and Monica Reyes are the heroes we deserve AND need right now.

Greetings, X-Philes! We're onto the penultimate season of the show, and if I'm being honest, this was a tough one. A very tough one.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: Season 7

Have aliens forcibly made this ship canon? What a way to go.

X-Philes friends! I'm back, I'm excited, I'm full of rage and bursting with thoughts. Let's do this thing.

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Celebrate Independence Day by Trusting No One and Watching the X-Files Revival Miniseries on Blu-ray

The return of The X-Files as a six-part miniseries on FOX was met with high anticipation followed by severe mixed feelings. Now, you can celebrate the US's independence by trusting no one, looking at the shadier elements in our nation's government, and watching the entire miniseries on Blu-ray. Because freedom. And aliens.

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The X-Files Newbie Recap: Season 6


Featuring a special section dedicated entirely to Rat Prince Alex Krycek. C'mon.

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