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(2000) David Duchovny; Leon Russom
In the first season of The X-Files, creator Chris Carter was uncertain of the series' future, so each of the episodes is a self-contained suspense story; they do not delve deep into the ongoing X-Files mythology or turn to self-parody and humor as do episodes in later seasons. Yet, these episodes display the elements for which the show would become famous: the cinematic production values and top-notch special effects, the stark lighting of the Vancouver sets, the atmospheric halo of Mark Snow's score, and the clever plots dealing with subjects ranging from the occult, religion, and monsters to urban legends, conspiracy theories, and science fiction. Most importantly, season 1 introduces FBI agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox "Spooky" Mulder (David Duchovny), two of the most attractive government officials around. Scully is the serious-minded medical scientist assigned to join Mulder on the X-Files, a division of the FBI dealing with the paranormal. Mulder is the intuitive thinker with a dry wit, a passionate believer in the existence of paranormal phenomena and one of the few characters on television smart enough to figure out who the bad guy is before the audience does. Their muddled relationship, a deep friendship laced with sexual tension, provides the human heart in a world where the bizarre and horrible lurk in everyday society.
The materials on the bonus disc provide some interesting trivia and background, but it is the 24 episodes themselves that make this seven-disc boxed set a true find. Those unfamiliar with The X-Files often view all the fuss with the same skepticism with which Scully first regards her new partner's ideas. But just as she comes to realize the uncanny accuracy of Mulder's outlandish theories, newcomers to The X-Files who sample a few episodes in this boxed set will likely find themselves riveted to their television late into the night. And undoubtedly, the shadows and creaking noises in the house that evening will seem more menacing than usual. --Eugene Wei
Always liked the acting. Only problem is that current gossip is they really did not like each other at the time they taped the shows. Who cares now. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Fred Zahnow
I remember watching X-Files Season 1 in real time on TV, which is cool for nostalgia's sake; but until I screened it twenty years and more later on Prime I just didn't ever... Read morePublished 6 days ago by Richard Katz
I love the X-files. Most of the alien/UFO/monster stories are depicted in a way that they could be real. David and Gillian are a great combination of protagonist/antagonist. Read morePublished 7 days ago by RateMaster
Can't wait for the reboot in 1/2016!! 1st season was my favorite.Published 8 days ago by Geoffery L. Williams
The X-files is second only to GRIMM for paranormal fantasy media. I highly recommend this series to anyone interested in this type of fantasy.Published 9 days ago by HiSky
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There is a special features disc..but not worth the money in my opinion.
Aug 10, 2007 by Christine | See all 2 posts
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Hello. I can answer only one of your episodes' requests for absolutely sure. It is my most favorite episode. It involves a family of inbreds (just like you said) named "Peacock's". The name of the episode is "Home" and it is included in Season 4.
The 'man in the fast-food... Read More
Sep 7, 2008 by CCW | See all 6 posts
Yes they do. The DVDs only have English and French audio, but they have English and Spanish subtitles.
May 13, 2008 by HG | See all 2 posts
I haven't seen both versions, but the fact that they would go and re-author the DVDs for the Slim release seems very unlikely to me. Not only that, but that they would do a worse job for no reason? Unlikely. I'm fairly certain its the same exact discs with less expensive packaging and no bonus... Read More
Dec 11, 2006 by D. Hogan | See all 4 posts
No. you have to select each episode from the main menu.
May 13, 2010 by M. Lemon | See all 2 posts
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