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The Romance Aspect
There will be no romance between Fox Mulder and Dana Scully.
Everyone readily admits that there is some attraction, a "sexual
tension," between the characters. However, neither series creator Chris
Carter, nor actors David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, nor many
X-Philes, want a full-blown romance to develop.
Carter "firmly believes that a series can be 'ruined' if the
characters cross the boundaries of sexual tension." [Starlog #201, April
1994] He has also confirmed that Scully and Mulder will not have a
romance in almost every online conference and interview that he has had.
In the AOL conference in March, when asked when the two characters would
get together, Carter replied, "When Hell freezes over." Carter continues
to reiterate his opinion publicly at the various Creation X Files
Anderson [Starlog Platinum #2] says, "I don't want that to happen,
David doesn't want that to happen, [Chris Carter] I don't think wants
that to happen. The show's not about intimacy between us; it would be a
huge mistake to make it about that. Both of our characters are
single-minded about our work and respectful enough not to complicate it
in any way. We [eventually] warm up to each other, and there are times
when there's more sexual tension than others, but it's not going to be a
Duchovny's viewpoint [Starlog #202, May 1994]: "Having a friendship
and a professional working relationship with a woman is much more
interesting....It's very easy to just jump into bed. That doesn't take
So: don't even think about it!
Although actress Gillian Anderson was pregnant, her condition was not
reflected in the show's scripts. Contrary to published rumors, the
character of Dana Scully will *not* be pregnant -- by aliens, Elvis :-),
or otherwise. Anderson appeared in the first six episodes of the season
and was written purposely out of the seventh. She returned in the eighth
episode, "One Breath." The production company filmed "creatively" to
disguise the pregnancy.
Anderson gave birth to a daughter, Piper, on Sept. 25, 1994.
As a result of an informal poll conducted Spring 94, net.fans of the _The
X Files_ have chosen (with a 73% approval rating) to be called X-Philes.
The name seems to have caught on in the media, with its use in many
articles on the show and its online contacts.
Mulderisms and Scullyisms
There is a list of Mulderisms and Scullyisms being kept by Samuel Ziegler
(firstname.lastname@example.org) and is available
through his X Files homepage (listed
with FTP Sites and Home Pages) If you cannot access the Web, or wish to
submit entries to the lists, please e-mail him.
Kymberlee Ricke keeps a "Netpickers Guide to the X Files." For
information about the Netpickers' list, e-mail her at
Weapons: Scully carries a Sig-Sauer P230. Mulder currently uses a Sig
Numbers: The number 11:21 that continues to appear on digital clocks in
the show is a salute by Chris Carter to his wife, whose birthday is
November 21. Ten Thirteen Productions was named after Carter's own
birthday, October 13.
So far Mulder has fired his gun seven times: to scare away wolves
[Conduit], to kill John Barnett [Young at Heart] and a beheader about to
do in Scully [Our Town], at the shapeshifter creature [Shapes], at a
morphing terminator alien [End Game], at lights casting a potentially
lethal shadow [Soft Light], and at a possible alien being [Little Green
Men, though no shot actually left the gun]. Scully has fired her gun five
times: three shots to stop the air duct fan [Ghost in the Machine], once
to wound Lucas Henry [Beyond the Sea], three shots, to kill [so we
thought] Warren Dupre [Lazarus], once at the murdering twin [Humbug] that
she saw in a mirror, and once to wound Mulder when it appeared that he
would kill Krycek for the murder of his father [Anasazi].
Mulder has been shot twice: critically, in the upper femur in Beyond the
Sea, not so seriously in the left shoulder by Scully to keep him from
killing Krycek [Anasazi]; Scully has been shot once, in the chest (though
she was wearing her protective vest at the time), in Young at Heart.
Mulder and Scully have been quarantined three times after potential
contact with an infectious organism -- at the end of the episodes Ice,
Darkness Falls, and Firewalker.
Mulder has lost time in the Pilot (9 minutes), Deep Throat
(undetermined), E.B.E. (undetermined), and Little Green Men
(undetermined). Scully has lost time in the Pilot (9 minutes), E.B.E.
(undetermined), and Ascension/One Breath (approximately 3 months).
Number of Deaths
For the morbid: X Files' death toll to date: 157 [through second season;
these are deaths of characters identified on-screen only]
Scully's FBI ID number is 2317-616. Her home phone number is (202)
555-6431, [Ghost in the Machine.], and her cellular phone number is
555-3564 [Sleepless]. Her apartment number is #35. Her X File number
(given to the file began after her abduction [Duane Barry]) is 73317.
Scully and Mulder met for the first time on March 6, 1992 X.T. (X Files
Mulder has a computer at home, and his password is TRUSTNO1. He was a fan
of the television show "The Magician" as a child. [Little Green Men]
Mulder lives in an apartment (#42) in Alexandria [Novel: Goblins]. His
badge number is JTT047101111.
The "saying" at the end of the opening credits, The Truth Is Out There,
has changed three times:
Trust No One -- in Erlemneyer Flask, episode 1X23.
Deny Everything -- in Ascension, episode 2X06
EI 'AANIIGOO 'AHOOT'E (The Truth Is Out There in Navajo) -- in
Anasazi, episode 2X25.
Miscellaneous songs heard on X Files
"Red Right Hand" by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, from their 1994
album _Let Love In_, on Duane Barry's car radio in "Ascension.
"Frenzy" by Screamin Jay Hawkins, on a radio playing in "Humbug."
Ten Thirteen's production crew has had cameos (names and bodies) in
various episodes. First Assistant Director Tom Braidwood appeared as
_Lone Gunman_ photographer Frohike in "E.B.E.", "Blood," "One Breath,"
"Fearful Symmetry," and "Anasazi," and his name was used as the person
taking over Howard Graves's parking spot in "Shadows" and as Mulder's
alias to get into the secured government compound in Washington State in
"E.B.E." Ken Kirzinger, stunt coordinator, appeared as Richter in "Ice."
Hair Stylist Malcolm Marsden's name was used for the British PM in
"Fire." Vladimir Stefoff, First Assistant Director, had his name (as Val
Stefoff) used as Scully's alias to get into the compound in "E.B.E."
Executive Producer R.W. Goodwin appeared as a gardener in "Anasazi," and
Chris Carter appeared in the same episode as an FBI agent (the third one)
_The X Files_, like almost all network TV shows, does not
accept unsolicited scripts or story ideas. If you have them, you will
need to get yourself an agent to submit them to the show. Story ideas or
scripts sent to the show unagented will be returned or tossed in the
trash. Ideas, scripts, and stories can be posted for other fans'
enjoyment to the newsgroup alt.tv.x-files.creative.
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