An A-Z Guide to ‘The X-Files’

One of television’s most influential and beloved series celebrates its 20th anniversary this week. Chris Carter’s The X-Files, starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents investigating strange and unexplained cases buried by shadow government forces, became a “cultural touchstone” for the 1990s. It changed the landscape of television with intelligent writing, dynamic characters (hurray for strong women), and imaginative storytelling. We’ve been reflecting on the series all week and felt compelled to create an A to Z walk down memory lane.

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Aliens

The creatures at the heart of it all. The X-Files featured many terrifying species of aliens, including the shape-shifting, faceless renegade aliens who burned abductees alive by the masses.