The X-Files : Season 6

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  • Series Premiere Date: Sep 10, 1993
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  • Summary: The X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. The show was a hit for the Fox Broadcasting Company network, and its main characters andThe X-Files is a Peabody, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winning American science fiction television series created by Chris Carter, which first aired on September 10, 1993, and ended on May 19, 2002. The show was a hit for the Fox Broadcasting Company network, and its main characters and slogans (e.g., "The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One", "I Want to Believe") became pop culture touchstones. The X-Files is seen as a defining series of the 1990s, coinciding with the era's widespread mistrust of governments, interest in conspiracy theories and spirituality, and the belief in the existence of extraterrestrial life.

    TV Guide called The X-Files the Second greatest cult television show and the 37th best television show of all time. In 2007, Time magazine included it on a list of the "100 Best TV Shows of All Time." In 2008, Entertainment Weekly named it Classic Sci-fi and the fourth best TV show in the last 25 years.

    This long running FOX drama lasted nine seasons and focused on the exploits of FBI Agents Fox Mulder, Dana Scully, John Doggett and Monica Reyes and their investigations into the paranormal. From genetic mutants and killer insects to a global conspiracy concerning the colonisation of Earth by an alien species, this mind-boggling, humourous and occasionally frightening series created by Chris Carter has been one of the world's most popular sci-fi/drama shows since its humble beginnings in 1993.

    So sit back and enjoy the fascinating world of The X-Files.

    The entire nine seasons of The X-Files are now available on DVD!

    Emmy Awards
    2001 - Outstanding Makeup for a Series for episode DeadAlive
    2000 - Outstanding Makeup for a Series for episode Theef - Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series for episode First Person Shooter - Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series for episode First Person Shooter
    1999 - Outstanding Makeup for a series for episodes Two Fathers/One Son
    1998 - Outstanding Art Direction for a Series for episode The Post-Modern Prometheus - Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Series for episode Kill Switch
    1997 - Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Gillian Anderson - Outstanding Art Direction for a Series for episode Memento Mori - Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series for episode Tempus Fugit
    1996 - Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series to Peter Boyle for episode Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing for a Drama Series to Darin Morgan for episode Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Cinematography for a series for episode Grotesque - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Sound Editing for a Series for episode Nisei - Outstanding individual Achievement in Sound Mixing for a Drama Series for episode Nisei
    1994 - Outstanding Individual Achievement in Graphic Design and Title Sequences for The X-Files

    Golden Globe Awards

    1998 - Best TV Series (Drama)
    1997 - Best Performance by an Actor in a TV Series (Drama) to David Duchovny
    - Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series (Drama) to Gillian Anderson - Best TV Series (Drama)
    1995 - Best TV Series (Drama)
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  • Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Horror, Suspense, Science Fiction

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  1. Mar 16, 2014
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    This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth,This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth, no matter the cost. Their characters stay true to their beliefs, and some aspects of season six allows viewers to witness this in the most radical of ways. It's enough to keep fans on the edge. Expand
  2. Aug 17, 2014
    8
    This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth,This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth, no matter the cost. Their characters stay true to their beliefs, and some aspects of season six allows viewers to witness this in the most radical of ways. It's enough to keep fans on the edge. Expand
  3. Mar 30, 2015
    8
    This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth,This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth, no matter the cost. Their characters stay true to their beliefs, and some aspects of season six allows viewers to witness this in the most radical of ways. It's enough to keep fans on the edge. Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2015
    8
    This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth,This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth, no matter the cost. Their characters stay true to their beliefs, and some aspects of season six allows viewers to witness this in the most radical of ways. It's enough to keep fans on the edge. Expand
  5. Sep 1, 2015
    8
    This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth,This sixth season of The X-Files features some highly memorable moments, and it never fails to entertain. Mulder and Scully pursue the truth, no matter the cost. Their characters stay true to their beliefs, and some aspects of season six allows viewers to witness this in the most radical of ways. It's enough to keep fans on the edge. Expand
  6. Mar 22, 2016
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    The sixth season of The X-Files is notable for many different reasons. It was the first season after the release of The X-Files: Fight theThe sixth season of The X-Files is notable for many different reasons. It was the first season after the release of The X-Files: Fight the Future. It was the first season following the move to Los Angeles. It saw the “end” (at least nominally) of the show’s conspiracy mythology in the massive Two Fathers and One Son two-parter. It was the first season to begin closer to the end of the show’s nine-year run than to the beginning. It was also the first season to open past the hundred-episode mark.

    That last landmark is important, because it marks the point at which The X-Files could effectively be sold into syndication. One hundred episodes meant that a network could air the show five nights a week for twenty weeks, filling up almost half a year’s worth of broadcasting slots. Reaching the one hundred episode mark meant that a show was a bona fides success, and that anything else was really just gravy on top. The bulk of the work had been done. The X-Files would be a rare prime-time drama to pass two hundred episodes.

    Of course, times have changed. By 2011, the number of episodes required for a syndication deal had slipped from one hundred to a mere eighty-eight, with the goal being four seasons of twenty-two episodes. (This trend happened while The X-Files was on the air, with the show dropping from twenty-four or twenty-five episodes in a season at the start of its run to twenty-two or twenty towards the end.) Even then, streaming has changed the media landscape, making it more possible than ever to syndicate show with shorter runs, like Community.

    So syndication beckoned for The X-Files. In fact, syndication would pose no shortage of trouble for the show in the years ahead. During the seventh season, David Duchovny would file a lawsuit against Fox alleging that the company’s syndication policy had cost him financially. After the show went off the air, Carter would find himself embroiled in a similar lawsuit over syndication rights, delaying production of The X-Files: I Want to Believe. There are worse ways to argue that The X-Files was a victim of its own success than to look at the syndication of the show.

    Nevertheless, it was clear that The X-Files had accomplished everything that it could ever want by the start of the sixth season. Chris Carter had his five seasons and a movie. Fox had a show they could syndicate. David Duchovny had forced the production to move to Los Angeles so that he could spend time with his family. Although nobody knew it at the time, the fifth season secured the highest rankings that a season of The X-Files would enjoy in the Nielsen Ratings. So going into the sixth season of The X-Files, there was only one question hanging in the air.

    Six years is a long time in the life of anything, let alone a television show. Television is a very dynamic and cut-throat medium; with many show lucky to last a single season, let alone five. In six years, the entire medium can change dramatically. With its weekly schedules and its tight production deadlines, television is a medium that seems to be in a constant state of evolution and growth. With each pilot season, ideas tend to get thrown at the wall. The good ideas stick, the bad ideas sink.

    There was a very clear sense that The X-Files could never end. Carter has talked at length about how his ideal version of The X-Files would have ran for five seasons before spawning a movie franchise, so the fact that Fox signed everybody for a sixth and seventh season suggests that those plans were lost to history. The show’s possible immortality became a recurring motif in the sixth season, creating a sense that the writers hoped (or feared) that the series could run forever.

    The X-Files had become a veteran television show, one that had outlasted many of its contemporaries. Although the sixth season feels playful and adventurous in style and tone, these elements serve to conceal a very real and deep-seated fear of change. That is not an issue in this run of episodes, where The X-Files is still riding the crest of the wave it spent four years building. However, change is coming.
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