The X-Files

Trivia: Scully's father and the man Mulder thought was his father were both named William. Mulder's actual father, Cancer Man, was played by William B Davis. Scully and Mulder's son was also named William.

Teliko - S4-E3

Trivia: The initial footage of the episode was taken from the movie Airport 1975 (a Columbia Airlines jumbo jet). (00:00:01)

Trivia: Whenever the Cigarette Smoking Man smokes on the show, the actor is smoking herbal cigarettes.

Trivia: Two numbers that appear frequently during the series are 1013 and 1121. October 13 is series creator Chris Carter's birthday, and November 21 is his wife's birthday.

Trivia: The Lone Gunman is a reference to the Kennedy assassination, in which the Warren Commission reported that a lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald, killed President John F. Kennedy. Ironically, Bruce Harwood's character, John Byers, is named after Kennedy.

Tithonus - S6-E10

Trivia: If the story in this episode is to be believed, Scully is now completely immortal. Alfred Fellig couldn't die because he had bypassed death - his nurse died in his place. When Scully is all but dead and Fellig grabs death away from her and dies himself, this should leave Scully in the same position as Fellig was before he died - completely immortal.

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Shadows - S1-E6

Trivia: When Mulder and Scully are in the car park, and Howard Graves's car parking space is being renamed, the name being painted on is Tom Braidwood - who is the actor who plays Frohike and is also an Assistant Director of the series.

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Trivia: The Cancer Man smokes Morley cigarettes, a fake brand that has appeared in a number of TV shows and movies since the '60s.

Trivia: Series creator Chris Carter changed the name of William B. Davis' character from "Cancer Man" to "Cigarette Smoking Man" about halfway through the series so tobacco companies wouldn't be offended. However, the character was still referred to by both names throughout the series.

Trivia: The "I Want To Believe" poster in Mulder's office was a prop created exclusively for the show and wasn't intended to be made commercially available. However, popular demand caused Fox to release the poster for sale.

Fire - S1-E12

Trivia: David Duchovny (Mulder) got burned while shooting a scene. The scar can be seen when he is at the party shortly before Phoebe arrives and asks if they can dance.

E.B.E. - S1-E17

Trivia: When Mulder and Scully arrive at the government building with the fake IDs, Mulder's ID says he's Tom Braidwood. Tom Braidwood played Melvin Frohike in this episode and many others.

Anasazi (1) - S2-E25

Trivia: Chris Carter makes an uncredited appearance in this episode as an F.B.I. agent who asks Scully if she was assigned to debunk Mulder's work.

Tooms - S1-E21

Trivia: William B Davis (Cancer Man) spoke his first line in this episode.

Bad Blood - S5-E12

Visible crew/equipment: I don't know if this is visible in all formats, but on the newest UK release on DVD, watching in widescreen, it's amazingly obvious. When Mulder recovers from the vampire attack, he gets up from the floor and breaks up a chair to make a stake. There is a shot of his feet as he smashes the legs off and bends to pick up a piece. In the bottom left hand corner of the screen, you can see a crew member's hand carefully and quickly placing a piece of wood on top of the pile for Mulder to pick up.

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Triangle - S6-E3

Skinner: Use your head Scully. It'll save your ass.
Scully: Save your own ass, sir. You'll save your head along with it.

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Question: In a vast majority of the episodes, whenever Mulder and Scully investigate some mysterious or paranormal phenomenon, Mulder believes that some unknown force is responsible but Scully always has a rational explanation for what is happening. In other episodes, when Scully herself is caught up in something mysterious, she is the believer but Mulder is the skeptic. In those episodes, why would Mulder be skeptical about an unexplained phenomenon considering that he a was witness to his own sisters abduction and he saw many strange things that defied explanation while working for the F.B.I.?

Answer: As he stated many times throughout the series, Mulder needed Scully to be sober and skeptical. Whenever Scully's skepticism wavered and she started questioning her own rationality, Mulder would try to restore her sense of skepticism, because he needed her to be clear-thinking.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: A variety of reasons. Just because Scully saw something unusual does not mean that it was. Mulder always needs concrete proof before he'll believe there's some otherworldly explanation for unexplained phenomena. He's too experienced to take a novice's explanation as fact. It is also a plot by device by the writers to switch the tables on the characters to make it more interesting and to let viewers see another side of their relationship.

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