The X-Files: The Ultimate Celebration

The X-Files

by Ben Travis |
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Few TV shows have had the seismic impact of The X-Files – with its swirling mysteries, long-running conspiracies, and shocking monster-of-the-week episodes. Factor in the legendary roles of Mulder and Scully (the incredible David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson) and you have the recipe for a multiple-decade-spanning phenomenon, that began on the small screen, moved to the big one (twice), and was revived for two additional series just when fans thought it was all over. Packed with alien encounters, supernatural shenanigans, and moments of very human horror, the show – spawned by Chris Carter – brought audiences into a world where you never quite knew what the next episode would bring.

30 years later, the impact of The X-Files hasn’t been diluted – and throughout its reign on big screens and small, Empire spoke to several of its key voices. Take a rifle through the X-Files Interview Archive…

David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson

The X-Files: I Want To Believe

Empire spoke to Mulder and Scully themselves in 2008 – about their return to the characters in sequel film The X-Files: I Want To Believe, their time shooting the series, and a particular photo of Duchovny and a teacup.

Chris Carter

Chris Carter
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We sat down for a sprawling chat with the main man himself – exploring how one of TV’s most iconic series came to be.

The Making Of The X-Files Title Sequence

The X-Files

A theme song that iconic needs eerie images to match. Here’s how the title credits came together.

Mark Snow

The X-Files – Mark Snow

Ever since you first heard The X-Files theme song, it will have remained lodged firmly in your brain. Meet the man who made it.

Doug Hutchison

The X-Files – Tooms

It’s not a stretch to say that Eugene Victor Tooms is one of The X-Files’ scariest ever villains. Squeeze a look at our interview with the man himself.

Steven Williams

The X-Files – Steven Williams

Is he technically the title character? Empire meets the one and only X.

William B. Davis

X-Files – Cigarette Smoking Man

Lighters out, everyone – it’s the mysterious Cigarette-Smoking Man himself.

Adrian Hughes

The X-Files: Home

Star of the controversial episode ‘Home’ talks playing one of its most terrifying characters.

The Lone Gunmen

The X-Files – The Lone Gunmen

Catch up with two off the three Gunmen (one of them didn’t have wi-fi at the time).

Nicholas Lea

The X-Files – Alex Krycek

Is he friend? Is he foe? He’s Alex Krycek!

Mitch Pileggi

The X-Files – Walter Skinner

We’re taking it all the way up to the top, with Walter Skinner himself.

Brian Thompson

The X-Files – Bounty Hunter

You’d better hope he’s not coming after you. Empire speaks to the bounty hunter.

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