The X-Files is the longest running sci-fi show in television history with
nine 10 seasons. Thanks to it’s popularity, the show recently got a revival, but there may still be many things even longtime fans don’t know about the show. Here are ten facts about the groundbreaking show that you probably didn’t know.
1. Scully is a skeptic and Mulder is a believer on the show, but the opposite is true in real life
Gillian thinks it’s possible that something is other out there! She told The Guardian, “due to the degree that the universe is obviously vast and the thought that we are the only planet full of living beings doesn’t make sense. That doesn’t necessarily mean that there are aliens, but there could be.” However David Duchovny isn’t so open about this theory, and is pretty worried about you if you think you have any evidence there is.
“I remember I used to try to answer my fan mail because there wasn’t much of it, and they would bring it to me. There were stories that people would tell me about being abducted,” Duchovny said on The Late Late Show with James Corden. “They would just make me sad. I thought that these people had issues that they had to deal with.”
So why didn’t they just switch the beliefs of the characters? Well creator, Chris Carter purposely made this switch to go against gender stereotypes the way he perceived them. He wanted the man to be the dreamer while the woman was skeptical.