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The X-Files - The Complete First Season (1993)

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Drama and Science Fiction & Fantasy movie directed by Robert Mandel

In the first season ofThe X-Files, creator Chris Carter was uncertain of the series' future, so each of the episodes is a self-contained suspense story; they do not delve deep into the ongoing X-Files mythology or turn to self-parody and humor as do … see full wiki

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Director: Robert Mandel
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  • Jan 30, 2003
There is no question that this is NOT the greatest x-files season of them all, but what is terrifically fun to watch is the evolution of the series. If you are a big fan, it's a hoot to go back to the very beginning, particularly to watch Scully.

It's amazing the character ended up working so well. At first, she was awkward and poorly dressed. Gillian Anderson smiled more and was, frankly, a bit goofy. Over the course of the season, she got her "sea legs" and it was then that the show really tightened up. Anderson is always good, but it was obvious the writers (Chris Carter) were still figuring out where to go with her.

One fascinating thing on the DVD are the deleted scenes from the first episode. SCULLY HAD A BOYFRIEND!!! They are in two scenes together, and it's wild to imagine how different the show would have been if they'd kept that character! The sense of isolation from the rest of the world that made the dynamic between Mulder and Scully so cool would NOT HAVE WORKED. Mulder would have been a loner, but Scully would have had a real attachment to the outside world. A social life. Can you imagine??!!

And the first season features the character Deep Throat too, who it's fun to look back on fondly. Outstanding episodes include the two featuring Toombs, the guy that can stretch himself, and ICE, a personal favorite. Yes, it's a rip-off of THE THING, but it is really well done and we finally start feeling the heat between Mulder and Scully. And if you're a fan of the "conspiracy" arch, then THE EHRLENMEYER FLASK (season finale) is really where it all got started.

We see the beginnings of cancer man, who was actually in the first episode, but no lines. Also the character of Skinner was still in evolution, and he is certainly a jerk in this season.

There are simply lots of fun things to go back and remember. It feels like the best nostalgia...pretty amazing considering the show is not THAT old, relatively speaking.

One warning: if you buy this season, you'll want them all. It's that much fun...so make sure you're ready to get addicted.

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