The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

14 corrected entries in season 1

(4 votes)

Beyond the Sea - S1-E13

Corrected entry: When running, Lucas Henry grabs his left arm instead of the right one in which he was shot. (00:38:15)

Chop Luftmysza

Correction: This is not true. He never grabs his left arm and always grabs or favors his right arm.


Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: When we first see Scully, going into the office at the beginning of the episode, we see when she is on her way to the office and when she enters it she is wearing her badge, yet when the shot changes, it is no longer on her, then when she comes out she is wearing it again. (00:02:20 - 00:04:35)


Correction: That's because she is never "wearing" her ID badge. It is clipped to the strap of her purse, not her jacket. You can see this in several shots and you see the badge move with the strap as opposed to moving with the jacket. When she removes the purse the badge comes off too.


Squeeze - S1-E3

Corrected entry: Tooms is sneaking into the room through a vent by unscrewing bolts. The problem is that the bolts should be attached directly to the wall and it would be impossible for Tooms to unscrew them. (00:02:00)

Chop Luftmysza

Correction: Not necessarily. The vent cover could just as likely be secured to a support plate, in which case, the screws would be inserted into holes in the plate that would leave the end of the screws exposed.

Phaneron Premium member

Pilot - S1-E1

Corrected entry: Mulder takes out spray paint from the trunk. The problem is that the car isn't his but it was rented. It’s not plausible that all the cars in the rent-a-car company were equipped with spray paint. It is also doubtful that Mulder anticipated the paint use and bought it on purpose. (00:10:40)

Chop Luftmysza

Correction: He does expect it from other similar abduction cases. I believe he takes the spray paint from his own pack and not from a rental car supply kit.

Ice - S1-E8

Corrected entry: The worm is supposed to increase production of a violent hormone, making the host incredibly violent and unable to control it. Yet the infected member of the group manages to hide it perfectly between making their first kill and being discovered by the rest.

Correction: It's explained that the host becomes violent because of the parasitic worm attacking the hypothalamus gland of the brain. When the infected person is finally discovered, the worm is shown to be making its way back towards their brain, indicating that the worm makes its way around the host's body, and that the host can behave normally if the worm is not near the brain.

Phaneron Premium member

Conduit - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Scully tells Mulder that Ruby is alive, so why is she performing CPR on her?

Correction: It's possible she wasn't breathing, in which case CPR would be the appropriate thing to do.

S. Ha

Tooms - S1-E21

Corrected entry: When we see Tooms working after getting his old job back, he sets his sights on a young blonde woman and begins to walk towards her, just before being interrupted by Mulder. What would he have done? Mulder says himself that Tooms didn't get away with his crimes for 100 years by not being careful, so exactly how would accosting a women in broad daylight with plenty of witnesses made sense?


Correction: His schedule was thrown off by Mulder's and Scully's intervention; he was simply getting desperate.

E.B.E. - S1-E17

Corrected entry: When Mulder and Scully pull away to follow the truck, if you watch in slow motion, you can see the reflection of a piece of equipment on the car. (00:31:05)

Correction: Per submission guidelines mistakes that require slow or stop motion are not considered valid mistakes.

Conduit - S1-E4

Corrected entry: Towards the end of the episode Scully is listening to the tapes from Mulder's hypnosis sessions. She has listened to one side of the tape and turns it over to start on the other side. However when there's a closeup of the tape recorder the tape is halfway through the B-side.

Correction: It is likely that the recording did not take up the entire tape.

Space - S1-E9

Corrected entry: When they find Belt on the floor Mulder calls for a doctor. Scully, a medical doctor, is standing right next to him.

Correction: Mulder and Scully are FBI partners in the middle of an investigation. He can't wait around while his partner tends to Belt so he obviously needs a doctor OTHER than Scully.

Damian Torres

Space - S1-E9

Corrected entry: Lt. Col. Marcus Aurelius Belt is shown on a shuttle mission in 1977, but the space shuttle was first flown in 1981.

Correction: What is shown is a flashback of Belt on what looks like a Gemini mission from the 1960's.

Fire - S1-E12

Corrected entry: After Mulder says he is going to try and catch Phoebe to warn her about their suspect, Scully is talking on the phone, she looks at her watch which has a digital display and pointers. The digital says it's 4:22 but the pointers say it's 4:05.

Correction: My dad has a watch like that. The two modes are never the same time, and are usually off by 15-30 minutes. Maybe Scully's watch is broken, and she can't use the winder to fix the hand display.

Space - S1-E9

Corrected entry: Why did Mulder call for a Doctor with Scully present in this episode?

Correction: I think he meant it has get an ambulance, since the people that arrive are paramedics.

Roland - S1-E23

Corrected entry: In "Roland," Scully tells Mulder she has two brothers. But in later episodes, such as "Emily," the only brother ever mentioned is Bill. Then, in the episode where Mulder and Fletcher switch bodies, Mulder tries to convince Scully that he's not Fletcher and says "Your mother's name is Margret, your brother's name is Bill, and he hates me." What happened to her other brother?

Correction: Scully has two brothers but Mulder has only met Bill. Her other brother is seen at times though, for example in "One Breath" from season three. His name is Charles.

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