by Marc Shapiro
by Andy Meisler, Chris Carter
Edition: Paperback - 299 pages (April, 2000), Harper Entertainment
Dimensions (in inches): 0.96 x 9.21 x 6.08
Synopsis: A colorful, information-packed manual to the X-Files sixth season offers more than three hundred episode shots, detailed plot summaries, dialogs from key scenes, trivia, and behind-the-curtain coverage of all the action. Original. TV tie-in.
by Jan Delasare
Edition: 255 pages, Library Binding (March 2000), McFarland & Company
Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 9.77 x 6.80
Synopsis: For six acclaimed seasons, FBI paranormal detectives Mulder and Scully have been chasing monsters and little green men and exposing government conspiracies, while espousing the mantras "trust no one" and "the truth is out there". This work takes a close look at the popular television series and shows how its style, character and narrative structure have continued to tease and please a wide viewing audience every week for six years. The first section examines the text of the series and the progression of its mythic story arc. This part also looks at the show's use of expressionistic techniques in both its visual and sound effects; the related tropes of self-reflexive humor, irony and the grotesque; and its ability to give the audience an occasional strong sensory jolt. The second section explores the context that has given rise to The X-Files phenomenon in the 1990s. The show's gothic horror tradition is established, and its contribution to the Zeitgeist of the 90s is also acknowledged.
by Talis Pelucir
Edition: Paperback - 40 pages (June 25, 1999), Pride & Imprints
Synopsis: A guide to internet sites featuring information on the popular TV show The X-Files. Over 100 pertinent URLs, site names and descriptions for all aspects of the show including fan and official sites, fan fiction, sites dedicated to the characters and the actors, merchandise resources, online interviews and much more. Compiled by Talis Pelucir.
by Paul Mitchell
Edition: Paperback - 284 pages (September 1996), E C W Pr
Dimensions (in inches): 0.66 x 9.77 x 6.80
Synopsis: The Duchovny Files is the consummate biographical dossier on David Duchovny, the star of the popular television program The X-Files and the "host" of an adult cable series The Red Shoe Diaries. Gathered together for the first time, this comprehensive collection of profiles and interviews (complete with filmography, photographs, and hard-to-find facts) reveals the man they call Fox Mulder. Duchovny discusses everything from the influence of family and his philosophy of acting, to his favorite part of the female figure and his plans for the future. Duchovny's acting credits comprise more than a dozen films, from Working Girl (1988) to Kalifornia (1993). Duchovny even played a transvestite DEA agent on David Lynch's cult classic Twin Peaks. The Duchovny Files is "must" reading for every X-Files fan!
by Dawn Connolly, Gil Adamson
Edition: Paperback - 340 pages (September 1997), E C W Pr
Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 9.72 x 6.77
Synopsis: This is the best Gillian Anderson biography on shelves today. But this isn't just a biography, this book also includes television and radio interviews with answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. You get to find out what people did when Gillian Anderson appeared at the X-Files convention and what questions her fans asked. It also includes the speech she made in Washington D.C. for public awareness about Neurofibromatosis, the disease her younger brother has been diagnosed with. This book also includes great Gillian Anderson Internet sources and an X-File episode guide with all the shows from season one to the end of season four. But best of all, this book includes a great section of full page color photographs of Gillian. If you are a Gillian Anderson fan, you have to get this book!
by Marc Shapiro
Edition: Mass Market Paperback (May 1997), Berkley Pub Group
Dimensions (in inches): 0.72 x 6.75 x 4.18
Synopsis: A portrait of X-Files star Gillian Anderson is based on interviews with people who know her and offers insight into the actress's past and behind-the-scenes identity. Gillian Anderson's portrayal of The X-Files' Dana Scully has garnered her worldwide adulation, success and an Emmy nomination. But who is she really? Hear the truth from those who knew her -- as a struggling actress in New York, as a young punk rocker in London, as a television superstar -- and working mother -- on the set of The X-Files. Photo insert.
by Nadine Crenshaw
Edition: Paperback - 244 pages (July 1997), Prima Publications
Dimensions (in inches): 0.67 x 10.92 x 8.55
Synopsis: Gillian Anderson, a.k.a. Dana Scully of the hit TV show The X-Files, has become the thinking man's sex symbol, the earth goddess of the paranormal, indeed the cult heroine of the new millennium. This book reveals the real person behind the character, and the real character behind the person.
If you love "The X-Files" you probably want to know everything about the characters and the actors who portray them. Much of the show's attraction, and more and more of its plotlines, depend on FBI Special Agent Dana Scully, M.D. This book will tell you both Scully's story - and Gillian Anderson's.
You can enrich you X-perience and X-pand your knowledge with this X-tremely informative and enjoyable X-pose. So get the facts, and get focused.
by Talis Pelucir
Edition: Paperback - 50 pages (April 1, 1999), Pride & Imprints
Synopsis: A comprehensive guide to internet sites dedicated to Gillian Anderson and her X-Files character, Dana Scully. Updated after every 100 copies sold. Compiled by Talis Pelucir.
by William Gibson (Introduction), Chris Carter
Edition: Hardcover - 156 pages (October 1998), Harper Prism
Dimensions (in inches): 1.11 x 8.86 x 11.45
Synopsis: Reflecting our world in a uniquely haunting way, The X-Files has engendered a new look of mystery, conspiracy, phenomenon, and fear. These enigmatic, elusive images have had a profound and compelling impact on our visual reality, both feeding into and drawing from mainstream America's fascination with the subversive, the disowned, and the disillusioned. This innovative volume, a visual response to Chris Carter's dark, uneasy creation, collects the works of more than sixty cutting-edge artists.
Representing a cross section of contemporary visual arts, these photographers, painters, sculptors, graphic designers, and digital media artists have produced works that reflect their personal interpretation of The X-Files: as a cultural phenomenon, as a new chapter in television history, as an engrossing cosmic conspiracy. Many pieces are accompanied by a statement from the artist, explaining the inspiration behind his or her contribution ranging from an episode to a line of dialog, form a particular incident to a theme within the entire series. Illlustrated with video stills form the episodes, this volume shows the strong influence of The X-Files imagery on the artistic mind.
In this introduction to this powerful collection of images, acclaimed writer William Gibson noted that The X-Files "is a disturbing and viscerally satisfying expression of where we've come from, where we are today, and all those places we simultaneously yearn and dread to go." Starling, beautiful, and thought-provoking, this unusual volume expands the creative vision of The X-Files, and of contemporary art itself.
Featuring 75 paintings, photos, and sculptures by today's leading artists, this innovative and beautifully designed art book plays tribute to the uniquely dark, edgy vision of "The X-Files". Ranging from dark, disturbing works to sly, witty pieces, the collection is as diverse, absorbing, and cutting-edge as the series itself. Full color.
Edition: Paperback - 60 pages Postcards edition (January 1998), Harper Prism
Dimensions (in inches): 0.56 x 4.43 x 6.90
Synopsis: This all-new collection of 30 full-color images captures the strange events and aberrant happenings that have haunted and captivated the millions of fans of this hit series.
by Andy Mangels
Edition: Paperback - 256 pages (February 1998), Citadel Pr
Dimensions (in inches): 0.77 x 9.91 x 6.81
Synopsis: While "X-Files" stars David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson (a.k.a. Fox Mulder and Dana Scully) have received a great deal of attention, little has been revealed about the show's secretive characters, including "Deep Throat", "X", and "Cigarette Smoking (or Cancer) Man". This book exposes the Truth about these shadowy figures and the actors who play them, via biographies, interviews, trivia, and more.
by Elizabeth Hand, Chris Carter
Edition: Hardcover - 256 pages (June 19, 1998), Harper Prism
Dimensions (in inches): 0.75 x 9.55 x 6.37
Synopsis: Written in perfectly deadpan, Mulderish style, Chris Carter's X-Files: Fight the Future movie novelization (adapted by noted SF author Elizabeth Hand) is a faithful reproduction of the film, with the addition of a couple of cutting-room-floor sequences to make it worth an X-phile's while. X-Files neophytes will probably be confused by the appearance of unexplained characters and in-jokes, but the story is like a really good episode of the show, and if you can be hooked, you will be. A few purely visual things don't translate well in the novelization. For instance, dialog between the Cigarette-Smoking Man and the Well-Manicured Man, both referred to by their complete "titles" throughout, becomes an exercise in ridiculousness. But that could hardly have been helped, and otherwise the book accurately adapts the action and fast pace of the movie. A nice color-photo spread completes the package.
by Jody Duncan
Edition: Paperback - 160 pages 61 edition (June 19, 1998), Harper Prism
Dimensions (in inches): 0.30 x 10.91 x 8.49
Synopsis: The Making of the X-Files: Fight the Future brings the reader onto the set and into the studios. If you are not familiar with the intricacies of producing a film, prepare to be boggled by the hectic schedule required to make Fight the Future possible. Combining a past-tense narrative on the various stages of production, with first-person, present-tense journal entries for anecdotal flavor, Duncan offers a dual perspective on the evolution of the movie. Her narrative is punctuated with stills from the film, and behind-the-scenes photographs. The movie's concept illustrations also adorn the pages, and make for interesting backgrounds to the text and photos. Die-hard X-philes will get their dose of trivia, with interesting facts on everything from secrecy protocols to set construction to bee wrangling. While some "making of" books are little more than marketing tie-ins with big movies, Duncan actually tells the story of Fight the Future's "life," from conception to completion, creating a "making of" book with both substance and style.
by Phil Farrand
Edition: Paperback - 416 pages (December 1, 1997), Dell Books (Paperbacks)
Dimensions (in inches): 1.06 x 9.16 x 7.37
Synopsis: For those fans who think they know everything about The X-Files, The Nitpicker's Guide for X-Philes may hold some surprises. From equipment flubs and plot oversights to changed premises and fun facts, author Phil Farrand covers the first four seasons with full reviews of every episode. Why is it that the character T.A. Berube has a six-digit zip code? How could Samantha Mulder, agent Mulder's missing sister, have two birthdays? And how about the VCR in the "Wetwired" episode that continues to play a videotape after the video has been ejected. Compiled with the Nitpicker's Prime Directive in mind, "All nits picked shall derive from sources the creators consider canonical," as well as the Secondary Directive, "all nitpickers shall perform their duties with lightheartedness and good cheer." The Nitpicker's Guide for X-Philes is a thorough, dense read for the dedicated X-Files fan looking for a little fun and a lot of facts.
by Michael French
Edition: Paperback - 192 pages (June 1998), Summerdale Pub Ltd
Dimensions (in inches): 0.63 x 9.51 x 6.77
Synopsis: This book is packed full with information on inconsistences, science problems, the author's best lines, and tables of: How many times Mulder is jeopardy, How many times Scully is in jeopardy, and How many people die in a season.
by Louisa Gradnitzer, Todd Pittson, Tom Braidwood (Introduction)
Edition: Paperback - 250 pages (September 1, 1999), Arsenal Pulp Pr Ltd
Dimensions (in inches): 0.55 x 9.01 x 7.52
Synopsis: This is a great book not only for diehard fans of The X-Files, but also anyone interested in the behind the scenes making of a weekly TV series. It's got lots of on-set photos that I'd never seen before as well as the scoop on how each episode from the first 5 years were filmed. More than a fan book, I'd say.
by Andy Meisler, Chris Carter
Edition: Paperback - 288 pages (January 1999), Harpercollins
Dimensions (in inches): 0.82 x 9.14 x 6.14
Synopsis: For five seasons, The X-Files has captivated viewers with its fascinating storylines, visual creativity, and superb characterizations. Now fans of the acclaimed dramatic series created by Chris Carter and staring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson can find out all the behind-the-scenes details of the show's fifth season with this comprehensive and authoritative episode guide that includes:
Over 250 photographs including eight pages of full-color photos of Mulder, Scully, and the most evocative images from every episode
Richly detailed synopsis for every show including dialog, action sequences, and the most suspenseful plot twists
Exclusive interviews with the cast and crew including Chris Carter, Gillian Anderson, Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan, Mark Snow, as well as X-Files guest stars and writers
The lowdown on special effects, wardrobe, location shooting, and post production
Plus, the most up-to-date information on the intricate new levels of conspiracy and deception which were revealed in the fifth season and culminated in the first X-Files feature film
by James Hatfield, George Burt (Contributor)
Edition: Paperback - 336 pages Reissue edition (December 1997), Kensington Pub Corp (Trd)
Dimensions (in inches): 1.10 x 8.99 x 6.02
Synopsis: From creepy cult favorite to prime-time phenomenon, the award-winning TV series "The X-Files " has taken America by storm. Now, here's the ultimate reference guide for the millions of fans of this x-traordinary show. From Anasazi to Zirinka, readers can find every person, place, and thing in the "X-Files" universe -- including complete information on every episode through the fourth season.
by Michael Joseph, David Richter
Edition: Paperback - 82 pages (March 1998), Cimino Publishing Group
Dimensions (in inches): 0.20 x 11.71 x 8.35
Synopsis: This book is a great guide for both new X-philes as well as seasoned vets. Great background on all X-Files characters/actors. Excellent episode synopses, which always include comments that help fill in the gaps. This is one of the only books I've seen with a comprehensive review of all four previous seasons in one place. This book helps to locate and understand key episodes that are needed to see and understand the "conspiracy" storyline.
by Stefan Petrucha, Charles Adlard, Miran Kim
Edition: Paperback (February 1997), Topps Comics Inc
Dimensions (in inches): 0.30 x 10.91 x 8.49
Synopsis: The book can not be summed up in a review it is so amazing that it is beyond words. The only way to get the atmospheric feeling that protrudes from this book is to read it yourself. Ethereal, otherworldly and punctuated by Miran Kim's mysterious paintings.
by Kevin J. Anderson
Edition: Audio Cassette (December 1995), Harper Audio
Runtime: 2 cassettes
Dimensions (in inches): 0.83 x 7.04 x 4.49
Synopsis: In this adventure a renowned nuclear weapons researcher is not only dead -- he's been vaporized. Mulder and Scully are called in. As they work, it becomes clear that this fatal puzzle has monumental consequences for the protection of world peace and the price that history makes us pay -- no matter how harsh, no matter how late. Simultaneous hardcover release from HarperPrism.
by Anne Elizabeth Simon
Edition: Hardcover - 256 pages (October 1999), Simon & Schuster
Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 9.58 x 6.43
Synopsis: In The X-Files episode "The Erlenmeyer Flask," FBI agent Dana Scully shows some bacteria to microbiologist Anne Carpenter, who pronounces them extraterrestrial: containing different DNA nucleotides than those found in Earthly organisms. But like the hapless redshirts of Star Trek, scientists who uncover extraterrestrial evidence have shortened life expectancies. Indeed, Carpenter is soon snuffed out in a highly suspicious car crash. But the real scientist on whom she was based, University of Massachusetts virologist Anne Simon, remained as scientific advisor to the popular program: she is the "X-Pert".
In her book, Simon describes the scientific basis of various X-Files episodes, and writes about some of her behind-the-scenes work putting the Scully into Scully. Sometimes it gets a little difficult to keep track of when Simon is describing an episode and when she's talking about cutting-edge science, but that's part of her point: "The life of a research scientist is filled with mysteries as complex as any that appear on The X-Files. We are Scullys." Simon knows that this show, for all its paranormal apparatus, gives a taste of the thrill of real science, enough to be inspiring a new generation to follow in Scully's footsteps.
by Rick Barba
Edition: Paperback - 80 pages 0 edition (November 23, 1999), Prima Publishing
Synopsis: Appropriately billed as "one of the most anticipated adventure games of the year", Fox Interactive's The X-Files Game plops you into the role of an FBI special agent. In this game, you work overtime to help find and save agents Mulder and Scully. Prima's guide offers a pair of walk-throughs to step you through the entire adventure. The first is a thorough, step-by-step solution for every single aspect of the game, while the second is a quick-and-dirty guide through the game's critical path. The book also lists and describes the many items and characters you'll run across. Most of these are right out of the TV series, and the book also lists the first series appearance for each. You can cross-reference this information using the abbreviated episode guide in the back of the book. (It lists every episode for the first four seasons.) Finally, the book includes a Q & A session with the game's developer (Greg Roache) and a full-color spread of publicity shots for each of the TV show's recurring characters.
Media: CD-ROM (7x)
Platform: Macintosh, Windows 95, Windows 98
ESRB Rating: Teen
Description: Fox Interactive successfully transforms the popular science-fiction television series The X-Files into an exciting, but not entirely flawless, multimedia adventure game. Spanning a massive seven CDs, The X-Files Game places you in the role of FBI agent Craig Willmore, assigned to investigate the disappearance of special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson). Over the course of the investigation, you'll interact with other X-Files characters, such as Skinner (Mitch Pileggi) and "X" (Steven Williams); use a wide range of FBI gadgetry; and unravel many challenging puzzles.
Graphically, The X-Files Game is fantastic. All events are presented in crisp, colorful, television-like full-motion video that looks incredible on any Microsoft Windows 95/98 compatible video card. Sound and music are also topnotch; the show's familiar theme song resonates throughout the adventure. Both adventure-genre novices and experts should feel at ease with the intuitive mouse-driven interface and the puzzles, which never exceed medium difficulty. The X-Files Game's biggest downer is the lack of the television show's principle characters, Mulder and Scully, who, after the cryptic introduction, don't make an appearance until the very end stages of the story. Still, if you're an X-Files fan who can't get enough alien conspiracy theories, you'll likely enjoy this interactive episode.
Media: CD-ROM (7x)
Platform: Windows 95, Windows 98, Windows NT
ESRB Rating: Teen
Description: You have been given unrestricted access to the highly classified government X-Files. Research and complete any case that has ever appeared in the X-Files. Draw your own conclusions from video surveillance, dossiers, and physical evidence. This product has the developmental cooperation of Chris Carter and Ten Thirteen Productions.
Prowl through dossiers assembled on original characters
Inspect audio-visual evidence such as photographs and video clips
Examine 3-D physical evidence
Spy on private locations with video surveillance
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