Season 10 of TV series The X-Files airs in Australia next Sunday on Channel 10.This means for those extra terrestrials who haven’t watched the series ever, like, never, have a very short amount of time to catch up on a lot of paranormal speculation, alien intrigue, sexual tension and so much more.
Luckily for you we are still devoted fans of not only X-Files but of everything Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny has done ever since, including all the show spin-offs, The Fall (Gillian Anderson at her cool, brilliant detective best as Superintendent Stella Gibson) and Californication (can’t get enough of David Duchovny as a troubled writer Hank Moody).
There are nine seasons to watch, and two movies. Just in case you don't have time to binge-watch them all, I'm going to catch you up on all the crucial information in approximately 60 seconds.
Nine seasons (plus two movies) of X-Files in 60 seconds...The truth is out there...
- Special Agent Fox Mulder is a secluded alien hunter for the FBI who is paired up with the skeptical Special Agent Dana Scully in order to investigate the FBI's so-called X-Files, those unsolved cases that are unusual to say the least;
- Scully is a doctor so uses science to rationalise where as Mulder believes in monsters, aliens, conspiracies and all the things that make for a good TV show;
- It doesn't take long (a few episodes) for Agent Scully to start becoming less skeptical although she tries to rationalise everything possible - which can get quite annoying - but just serves to add to the sexual tension already building between Special Agent Mulder and Special Agent Scully;
- The series was made up of two components - the Monster of the Week and longer running story lines that fed into the conspiracy theories such as The Cigarette-Smoking Man who turns out to be Mulder's long-lost father;
- Scully is abducted by aliens and rescued by Mulder;
- Mulder is abducted by aliens and rescued by Scully;
- Mulder and Scully kiss for the first time in Episode 4 of Season 7.
- Both agents soon realise that they are not only battling random monsters and aliens, but a massive government conspiracy that seems to be assisting the aliens;
- Mulder breaks into a top secret military facility and discovers a secret plan for the alien colonisation of Earth. He is charged with security violations and he and Scully go on the run;
- The first X-Files movie was called The X-Files: Fight the Future and bridged the story line from Season 5 to Season 6. In it Mulder and Scully uncovered an alien spaceship, a whole bunch of genetically engineered killer bees and came closer to kissing than every before.
- The second movie The X-Files: I Want to Believe takes up after the series ended. Mulder is a fugitive due to his breach of government security and Scully is working as a doctor. She reaches out to him to join her in returning to the FBS to help with an abduction case involving the supernatural, also succeeding in getting him out of trouble.
- Mulder's appearance hardly changed over the decade. Scully was a redhead through the series until the final movie in which she was blonde and in the new season her hair is sort of a cross between the two, sort of a golden blonde.
And now for Season 10...