Catch up on the X-Files in 60 seconds.

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).

Paranormal speculation, alien intrigue, sexual tension and so much more.

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;
Scully is a doctor so uses science to rationalise against Mulders outlandish theories.
  • 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.
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...

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