Mulder, Scully and Me: On Set as The X-Files Returns for a New Generation

January 22, 2016 1:04 PM

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Mulder and Scully entered a dark apartment, their flashlights on. They were searching for, what else, the truth. Scully went off by herself. "Mulder!" she shouted from off camera. She found something. Mulder turned and walked toward her voice. End scene. I was there. And I was verklempt. Yes, I'm talking full on tears in my eyes, hand clutching my chest. I was on set of The X-Files; Mulder and Scully are back and I was there to witness a piece of TV history.

When The X-Files premiered in 1993, I was six years old. I knew it existed because my dad was a loyal viewer. He was in front of the TV every Friday night or with a VHS tape ready to go on the rare occasion he'd miss an episode. I recall my dad excitedly finding the action figures that came out for ...

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