24 August 2008

X is for X-Files

'The X-Files' first aired in the States in 1993, an Emmy Award-winning TV series created by Chris Carter. The slogans for the show, (e.g., "The Truth Is Out There", "Trust No One") soon became catchphrases. However, it was the show's emphasis on the mistrust of governments and conspiracy theories which caught the public imagination at the time. FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) played believer and skeptic, with other characters brought in to supplement. The show takes its name from the filing cabinet where they were kept - originally filed under U for unsolved, they grew too big for the drawer and were moved to the less populated X cabinet... A new film based on the series, entitled 'The X-Files: I Want To Believe' has just been released.

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