The X-Files - The Complete First Season (Slim Set)
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Studio: Tcfhe Release Date: 12/02/2008 Run time: 1104 minutes Rating: Nr

In the first season of The 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 episodes in later seasons. Yet, these episodes display the elements for which the show would become famous: the cinematic production values and top-notch special effects, the stark lighting of the Vancouver sets, the atmospheric halo of Mark Snow's score, and the clever plots dealing with subjects ranging from the occult, religion, and monsters to urban legends, conspiracy theories, and science fiction. Most importantly, season 1 introduces FBI agents Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Fox "Spooky" Mulder (David Duchovny), two of the most attractive government officials around. Scully is the serious-minded medical scientist assigned to join Mulder on the X-Files, a division of the FBI dealing with the paranormal. Mulder is the intuitive thinker with a dry wit, a passionate believer in the existence of paranormal phenomena and one of the few characters on television smart enough to figure out who the bad guy is before the audience does. Their muddled relationship, a deep friendship laced with sexual tension, provides the human heart in a world where the bizarre and horrible lurk in everyday society.

Those unfamiliar with The X-Files often view all the fuss with the same skepticism with which Scully first regards her new partner's ideas. But just as she comes to realize the uncanny accuracy of Mulder's outlandish theories, newcomers to The X-Files who sample a few episodes in this boxed set will likely find themselves riveted to their television late into the night. And undoubtedly, the shadows and creaking noises in the house that evening will seem more menacing than usual. --Eugene Wei

Customer Reviews:

  • awesome!
    this was really awesome, it got here sooner than expected; in the condition it was said to be in.
    thanks! i loved it! ...more info
  • The X Files- The Complete First Season
    I pretty much agree with all the reviews that give the X Files really high marks indicating an outstanding TV series. However as good as the X Files are in this respect it is equally bad in the poor execution of the DVD's foisted upon the consumer by 20th Century Fox. In my opinion the video quality absolutely stinks. They unlike most companies DVD's used a really poor file compression technique that to me renders them almost unwatchable. The only reason I did not return the set I bought for a refund was due to my love of the X Files series and I knew I would not be able to find any better quality DVD's out there for this series. I did not buy mine here but purchased them many years ago as individual boxed sets for each season. To give you an idea of just how poor the video quality is I dug up some of the old VHS video tapes I made when watching the series back when it was still on in prime time and they looked much better. Some may not agree with me but if you already have some of the X Files on DVD look at them again and see if you do not notice that there is absolutely no dynamic range in the images, there is no detail in any of the shadows and most of the time there is a greenish tint in the dark areas. When I first bought them I was viewing them on an old laptop and thought that the poor quality was due to a bad display on the laptop. Then when I had the chance to see them on a good TV I was very disappointed.
    I would only recommend buying the X Files if you just must have the X Files because of your love of the series. Perhaps we should lobby 20th Century Fox to re-release the series on Blu-ray.
    Robert B. ...more info
  • Great start
    This is the first time that I watch the show. The first season starts off well paced and well written. You can see how it has been a major influence on other shows such as Fringe....more info
  • sci-fi junkie
    loved the whole series and couldn't get enough, so now i have the entire series on dvd. looking forward to getting the newest movie for christmas. one of my favorites was the one co-written with stephen king about the doll, and the christmas one with lily tomlin and ed asner.
    most of the time my dvd player has an x-file disc in it and i watch them in sequence, time permitting.
    sunny....more info
  • Still Great after all these years
    I watched the X-files back when I was in high school. I was a huge fan then, however I haven't seen them in many many years (I don't have any channels that rerun them). I saw this was on sale for $20 and couldn't pass it up. Rewatching these episodes was great, I enjoyed all of them. There were a handful though that I consider passable, but didn't really stand up the test of time. The majority of the episodes on here I feel are still AAA quality. I highly recommend this season. If you are looking for extras however, skip this because there aren't any. If you are a fan of the series and your just looking to rewatch the episodes then you can't go wrong.

    (Note I also bought seasons 2 and 3 but I haven't finished those yet. I recommend those as well.)...more info
  • Lost in the Xfiles
    I feel like I won the jackpot. I'm sure there are others out there who also lucked out too. But I just had to tell folks I bought seasons 1-7 of the original Collector Edition sets (not the slim set) for $[...] each at Costco. If you have a Costco near you, check it out, although I've noticed that at least near me, all the stores are pretty much out of them.

    As for the shows, they are mesmeric and a hazard to the ability to carry on a productive life. Once you start on episode 1 season one, your life is no longer yours.

    Having said that I do have favorites, I think Small Potatoes and Dreamland are at the top with Jose Chung & Clyde B, War of C, Humbug. Maybe because I like Shandling I also enjoyed Hollywood A.D. alot.

    Out of season 1 I liked the Pilot because it it just that, the beginning. Darkness Falls was great.

    Like everyone else though, Season 3 is without question the genius of the series. It is one of the most brilliant seasons of TV ever....more info
  • Just Great
    X Files was the best program to air on our TV's. I was lost when it ended but now I can watch the whole series over and over. It is fantastic to go back over the earlier episodes and re-live Fox and Scully all over again.
    Just great...more info
  • X-Files: The Non-Connoisseur, But Developing Fan Perspective
    Credentials and Summary: I originally saw a few episodes from the later seasons, and some earlier ones in re-run; we are now buying them season by season (finished #1) to enjoy from the start. Recommended for those who like SF/Mystery/Suspense genre, with only a few minor concerns for the discerning, teen-age and older family audience. Bit too spooky for young kids and the more sensitive adults. Thought provoking, if at times absurd, for all. Certainly outshines virtually all other material on TV (faint praise?), and is much better to be watched straight through, without commercials and without waiting for each new season.

    Season One:
    I had only seen two episodes before (# 10, 21). Didn't realize virtually all themes and main characters present in first season. Conspiracy and aliens, science/skepticism vs. "believers" (The Truth Is Out There), Smoking Man and Assist. Director Skinner, The Lone Gunmen, Deep Throat, family issues of Scully and Mulder and even a pre-Krycek appearance by Nicholas Lea. The battle over the X-Files themselves is introduced in episode one and they get closed for the first time in the last episode.

    Package: We have the thin DVD set. Quality is just fine. We get more than enough just watching the episodes; I can't see spending a lot more for the extras in other versions.

    Episode Summaries (with Themes):

    X-cellent
    1) The X-Files: Pilot (Intro, Conspiracy, Aliens) - Does well to sum it all up: Fox "Spooky" Mulder, Dana "The Skeptic Scientist" Scully , aliens, sinister government agents, typical plot (unexplained paranormal mystery, Fox sees it, Dana misses it, government covers it up).
    2) Deep Throat (Conspiracy, Aliens) - Our favorite agents working against the government to find alien spacecraft. A secret government insider contact is first introduced, nicknamed Deep Throat. Features appearance by Buffy's werewolf ally.
    3) Squeeze (Tooms, Creature) - Eugene Tooms' Gumby-like ability threatens every 30 years. Mulder's (poor) reputation for paranormal explanations is first exhibited.
    4) Conduit (Alien, Character History) - Related alien abductions detected via boy who acts as conduit for their continuing communications.
    10) Fallen Angel (Conspiracy, Aliens) - Mulder almost exposes cover-up of UFO crash. Max Fenig appears as a UFO enthusiast, and the first of various X-Files followers.
    11) Eve (Urban Legend, Techno phobia) - Twin girls poison loved ones and fight to stay ahead of Mulder and Scully. Super-human clones gone wild?
    13) Beyond the Sea (Paranormal, Character History) - Death Row psychic knows where the serial killer is and what Dana's recently deceased father is thinking.
    16) Young at Heart (Techno phobia) - Can Mulder's former nemesis really be stalking him, even tho' dead? Must be a genetic experiment gone horribly right. Connected to Mulder's first case, which went horribly wrong.
    17) E.B.E. (Alien, Conspiracy) - Deep Throat knows where the Extraterrestrial Biological Entity is; Mulder and Scully follow the clues, and the package, all the way to the empty containment facility. The Lone Gunmen (hackers and conspiracy theorists named for the official theory behind JFK assassination) help track the package.
    21) Tooms (Tooms, Creature) - Tooms, released on parole, puts the squeeze on Mulder. Excellent scenes before judge and police investigators.
    22) Born Again (Paranormal) - Mulder and Scully investigate link between young girl and string of murdered police.
    24) The Erlenmeyer Flask (Alien, Conspiracy) - Alien viruses are being cloned, but Mulder and Scully lose the virus, the clone, the inside contact, and the key to the office.

    X Marks The Spot
    5) The Jersey Devil (Urban Legend, Relationship) - Mulder's reputation within F.B.I. really is spooky and so is Scully's date. Wild man of the woods plot is cover for developing status of team within agency and the status of the X-Files.
    6) Shadows (Paranormal) - Fox and Dana investigate revenge minded poltergeist.
    7) Ghost in the Machine (Conspiracy, Urban Legend) - Our agents investigate killer computer. DoD wants the software! Sub-plot with Mulder's former partner.
    8) Ice (Alien) - X-Files version of The Thing/Who Goes There? [SF fans?]. FBI sends our agents to investigate parasitic alien life form at remote Alaskan research station. Features appearance by future Desperate Housewife and C.T.U. agent.
    14) Genderbender (Alien, Paranormal, Religion) - Gender changing murderer hiding out with religious sect is sent searching for a new sanctuary planet by the FBI. Agent Krycek makes brief appearance, apparently on a special, top-secret assignment.
    15) Lazarus (Paranormal) - Dana`s turn with the ex, as co-agent who gets possessed by spirit of criminal.
    19) Shapes (Urban Legend, Occult) - Mulder and Scully search for wolf/man Indian legend.
    20) Darkness Falls (Paranormal) - Mulder and Scully avoid being cocooned by ancient insects released by unsuspecting loggers in the deep forest.
    23) Roland (Paranormal, Techno phobia) - Mulder and Scully suspect autistic Roland in murders of aerospace scientists. A favorite of wind tunnel engineers. Roland later joins Bosnian rebels seeking revenge on Jack Bauer.

    X-Out
    9) Space (Alien) - Mulder suspects Martian spirit is behind Space Shuttle sabotage. An alien thread not further pursued, and overall lower production values than typical.
    12) Fire (Paranormal, Relationship) - Fox helps former British girlfriend investigate pyrokinetic man stalking the aristocracy. Early lame attempt to start developing Fox/Dana relationship.
    18) Miracle Man (Paranormal, Religion) - Our agents investigate healing ministry, when more seem to be dying than living. A bit stereotypically paranoid.

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  • I love this show--But . . .
    I won't go into an episode-by-episode description. I'm here to tell you that this series rocks! However, Season one has quite a bit of problem with grain and this cannot be ignored. Strange, as the seasons progress, the quality gets better. I've seen the same thing occur with Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    What could've happened was Chris Carter filmed the first season on 16mm and then moved onto 32. I understand 16mm has a tendency to introduce a lot of grain if one is not careful to remove it first. Of course, that means more money spent which should've been the case considering all the hardcore fans out there who are more than willing to pay. Go figure. Hopefully the HD edition will satisfy. But that could take another ten years!

    Buy all the seasons and enjoy. ...more info
  • X-Files Viewing
    I just purchased the first season of the X-Files and I wanted people to know about the quality of the DVD's. I think that the quality is poor at best. It is very grainy and milky to look at. Everything plays well, there are no video flaws, its just not the best picture to look at.
    I think its worth buying,just not the better video I have seen.
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  • One of my favorite seasons
    I like all of the X files, but especially the first few seasons, before it was picked up by mainstream Hollywood. ...more info
  • Fast Shipping. Product as described.
    The complete set came sooner than expected and was in excellent shape.My daughter is thrilled. Thank you!...more info
  • Good but...
    Things to consider about this product:
    - Image and sound are not so good, especially because it's an old programme.
    - It's 2.1 and not 5.1
    - The package (the boxes) are too thin.
    - It's much cheaper than the collector's edition but it does not include something important for collectors, the 7th CD with the extras!!
    - I still do not understand why FOX overprices the collector's edition and makes it impossible for us to buy it. I think it is too expensive!! Besides if they want to save money in packaging, why did they eliminate the 7th cd? How much money can it cost to add that CD? Please!!!
    - The series is excellent and worth watching.


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  • Sweet
    I arrived in excellent shape no bends or scraps or scrathes.
    and go it sooner than i than i thought....more info
  • The Mythology Continues to Evolve Amidst Humor
    A decent continuation of the series, as the mythology continues to form. While there is plenty of stock fare involving "little greenish-gray men with oversized heads and eyes", the real stand-outs in this series are those involving quirky humor, both black and side-splitting. Some of these are:

    Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - A psychic serial killer stalks other psychics and fortune tellers, with reluctant psychic Clyde Bruckman, played to bizarre perfection by Peter Boyle, enlisted by Mulder to assist. Bruckman predicts Mulders means of death many years hence, involving a length of rope, some hand cream and an erotic video. One of the best of all nine seasons.
    D.P.O. - Giovanni Ribisi and his "best bud" Jack Black are Beavis and Butt-Head types who while away their miserable lives by throwing lightning bolts at folks they don't like.
    2Shy - A mysterious scholar feeds vampire like on women he meets through internet chat sites, siphoning off their body fat in order to survive. A (blackly) humorous study of online dating.
    Revelations - Mulder and Scully reverse roles, as Scully funds herself drawn into a contest between a young stigmatic and the human personification of the Devil.
    War of the Coprophages - Everyone hates cockroaches, and the producers of the show engage in a humorous free for all that will have your skin crawling. And what was that that just crawled across the TV screen? Genuinely funny episode.
    Syzygy - Marcie and Terrie have a birthday on the worst of all possible days, from a cosmic perspective. A nod to the classic film, "Carrie". A very funny episode, and one of my favorites.
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  • A very different kind of FBI. Great Buy for Bargain Price
    `X-Files, Season 1' DVDs from the show which premiered in September, 1993, created by Chris Carter and starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson gives us a complete, but not especially `rich' look at a show which seemed to fill the void left by the fall of `The Evil Empire', and not yet filled by Arab terrorists. The filler was stories about `paranormal' phenomena, extraterrestials, and unexplained events in general.

    I was not a fan of the show when it first aired, and I have virtually no memory of even seeing any of the episodes, so I'm looking at it with fresh eyes. The worst thing to have happened to the `X-Files' may have been the advent of several new shows based on FBI operations, especially `Numb3rs' and `Criminal Minds'. Both shows demonstrate agents operating within an agency which has returned to hero status it enjoyed back in the days of `The FBI' and, indirectly `The Untouchables'. In the new shows, the agency is never pictured as something between a sluggishly conservative drag on investigation and a positively evil bureaucracy with an agenda which is not entirely behind `Truth, Justice, and The American Way', not to mention logic and just plain good sense.

    In contrast to the modern fictional FBI operatives, the show's agents, Fox Muldur and Dana Scully seem to operate almost entirely on their own, more tolerated than supported by their superiors. It's appropriate that most action seems to take place in a Stanley Kubrick cum Ridley Scott darkness and dimly lit environment. I'm hard pressed to picture a single scene done in the bright light of day under bright blue sky. The bureaucratic muddle is blurred even further by the occasional appearance of a mysterious character identified as `Deep Throat' who provides little clues and encouragement to Muldur when his interest or enthusiasm flags or he runs into a dead end. The similarity with the famous Watergate `Deep Throat' figure is obvious and I suspect the character is added not as a `deux Ex machina' to move the plot on when it gets stuck, but as a device to further picture higher levels of government as a cross between malevolent and stupid. It would have been an interesting take on the whole fictional backstory if the show had played the higher levels of the Federal government as they really were in these matters, indifferent and self-servingly protective of their own turf. This could have been a comedy precursor to `The Office', but I digress.

    All in all, the show tries to entertain two opposing points of view, and work off the tension between them. One point of view is that the subject of Muldur's cases are not detectable by normal means, therefore, `official' government assigns a minimal staff to the `X-Files' to mollify those dimwits who actually believe in this stuff. The opposing point of view is that while these phenomena are not amenable to `normal' methods, they are real, meaning they are amenable to SOME method, as yet not soundly based in scientific procedure. A fine example of this is the discovery of the planet Neptune by its gravitational effect on Uranus. Astronomers couldn't see it, but they had evidence it was there, leading to newer telescopes and a knowledge of where to look, so they eventually did see it. So, if the `real' but unseen premise is true, one can be sure that `official' organizations would be pursuing it as vigorously and as rigorously as they pursue e coli contamination of spinach and terrorist sleeper cells.

    To be sure, there are stories such as `Ice' where the danger is not `paranormal', but simply `new' and heightened by isolation from assistance. One problem with several episodes like `Ice' is that their plot is all too obviously `borrowed' from a well-known previous movie. In this case, it's `The Thing'. In other cases, the danger is simply a small extension from normal phenomena, so that to the normal mind, there is nothing special going on, except that our hero Muldur know things are not quite as they seem.

    While there is much about the `X-Files' which may seem dated or improbable, it was successful because it is still entertaining in a melodramatic fashion. In fact, unlike all our modern cop and investigative shows, the two principle characters seem to find themselves in life-threatening jeopardy in practically every episode. In `CSI' and `Law and Order' and `NCIS' and `Numb3rs' and `Criminal Minds' and `Cold Case Files' and so on and so on, we don't get a major character in life threatening situations more than once or twice a season, and then only in sweeps weeks. The show also gains heat from the interaction between the two principal characters. In the commentary on DVD 7, the show's creator says they wanted to avoid any romantic entanglements between Muldur and Scully. In it's place, they have a strong regard and caring relationship between the two, not unlike the connection between Benson and Stabler on `Law and Order, SVU', except that the `X-Files' relationship has fewer internal stresses, and must simply deal with threats and strains introduced by the perps.

    The extras on this DVD set are modest. On each disc with four shows apiece, the only extras are a few scenes for one of the shows in a foreign language, and it isn't always the same language. It ranges from Italian to Japanese and several points in between. The extras on the seventh `bonus' disc are nice, but not earthshaking. We learn, for example, that the name `Scully' comes from the Los Angeles Dodgers radio commentator, Vin Scully and that Gillian Anderson was pregnant near the end of the first season.

    I've just recently developed a taste for these 14-year-old shows, and I suspect that the value of the DVDs is inversely proportional to how much you saw them when they first aired. If you are seeing them for the first time, you will like them.
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  • Technical Notes On The Slim Sets
    I wanted to point out something technical about the slim set discs that I bought. If you're looking for insight into the episodes or characters - please look elsewhere.

    When I put the first disc of Season One into my DVD player, it started the "loading" process and gave me a disc error after about one minute. Instead of cursing Fox (well, I did it later anyway) I turned the player off, leaving the disc inside. After a couple of minutes, I turned my DVD player on and Viola! I heard the X-Files theme and saw the menus (after the obligatory FBI copyright infringement warnings).

    For those wondering, the DVD player in question above is a Philips Progressive Scan. The same problem occurred on a newer Panasonic player. No glitches materialized when I tried the discs on the Sony or AKAI players. In all cases, I was eventually able to get to the episodes. With the first two the screen sometimes showed up scrambled and the menus inaccessible. On other occasions I was able to access a root menu similar to one you would see if you "explore" the DVD contents on a PC (Video_TS files, etc.), though the players would not load any content from these menus. Speaking of PC viewing, I experienced no problems with any of the discs on my PC and all four programs my PC has to play DVDs functioned perfectly.

    PLEASE DON'T READ INTO THIS TOO MUCH. I don't work for Fox - I'm not trying to encourage sales of the more expensive sets. This was just a personal experience I had, and it seemed to occur less frequently with Seasons 4 - 9. My uneducated opinion: the equipment I have isn't top of the line, and maybe wasn't equipped to handle the way the content was compressed. I was impressed that 4, sometimes 5 episodes were squeezed on one disc. That's three - almost four hours of content. I know - dual layer DVDs and blah, blah, blah. But c'mon - even Lord of the Rings - Return of the King was issued on 2 discs! (By the way, the content looked and sounded great.)

    Another side note: Seasons 1 - 4 that I got were full frame, and 5 - 9 are widescreen. At first I thought I had missed the option when purchasing these discs, but these are the only way I've found them at retail stores and online. Nothing major; I just thought I was losing my mind at first. (Which is still a possibility.) I can't remember if they aired this way on television - I just noticed that the cinematography got revved up a bit starting with Season 5. If this observation is incorrect, someone please feel free to correct me.

    Okay. If you have read this entire review give yourself a pat on the back, a cookie, I dunno - watch some old Doctor Who episodes or something. A better price, better packaging, and better for you. (They were giving out a carton of Morley's with the bigger sets, right?) By the way - the 5 stars is based on my overall X-Files enjoyment. Sure, there are episodes I can skip through. But for me, it's good bang for the buck. Enjoy!
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  • Technical Notes On The Slim Sets
    I wanted to point out something technical about the slim set discs that I bought. If you're looking for insight into the episodes or characters - please look elsewhere.

    When I put the first disc of Season One into my DVD player, it started the "loading" process and gave me a disc error after about one minute. Instead of cursing Fox (well, I did it later anyway) I turned the player off, leaving the disc inside. After a couple of minutes, I turned my DVD player on and Viola! I heard the X-Files theme and saw the menus (after the obligatory FBI copyright infringement warnings).

    For those wondering, the DVD player in question above is a Philips Progressive Scan. The same problem occurred on a newer Panasonic player. No glitches materialized when I tried the discs on the Sony or AKAI players. In all cases, I was eventually able to get to the episodes. With the first two the screen sometimes showed up scrambled and the menus inaccessible. On other occasions I was able to access a root menu similar to one you would see if you "explore" the DVD contents on a PC (Video_TS files, etc.), though the players would not load any content from these menus. Speaking of PC viewing, I experienced no problems with any of the discs on my PC and all four programs my PC has to play DVDs functioned perfectly.

    PLEASE DON'T READ INTO THIS TOO MUCH. I don't work for Fox - I'm not trying to encourage sales of the more expensive sets. This was just a personal experience I had, and it seemed to occur less frequently with Seasons 4 - 9. My uneducated opinion: the equipment I have isn't top of the line, and maybe wasn't equipped to handle the way the content was compressed. I was impressed that 4, sometimes 5 episodes were squeezed on one disc. That's three - almost four hours of content. I know - dual layer DVDs and blah, blah, blah. But c'mon - even Lord of the Rings - Return of the King was issued on 2 discs! (By the way, the content looked and sounded great.)

    Another side note: Seasons 1 - 4 that I got were full frame, and 5 - 9 are widescreen. At first I thought I had missed the option when purchasing these discs, but these are the only way I've found them at retail stores and online. Nothing major; I just thought I was losing my mind at first. (Which is still a possibility.) I can't remember if they aired this way on television - I just noticed that the cinematography got revved up a bit starting with Season 5. If this observation is incorrect, someone please feel free to correct me.

    Okay. If you have read this entire review give yourself a pat on the back, a cookie, I dunno - watch some old Doctor Who episodes or something. A better price, better packaging, and better for you. (They were giving out a carton of Morley's with the bigger sets, right?) By the way - the 5 stars is based on my overall X-Files enjoyment. Sure, there are episodes I can skip through. But for me, it's good bang for the buck. Enjoy!
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  • This could be the start of something big
    Wow, what a mix. Take one part of "Kolchak, the Night Stalker", "The FBI", and "The Outer Limits" and stir carefully. The X-Files was fun watching, especially at the start. It is a hoot to watch the development of both characters and plot thread that will eventually be woven into a tapestry of myth. Scares, they are in there. Look for a lot of humor also. This is not just a monster hunt.

    This set is in the slim set format that I really like. It is space saving with no lost of content....more info
  • X-Files - 3rd Season
    I love the X-files. Big fan and these DVD's were great....more info
  • Not the same slim set they sell in stores
    If you are looking for the slim box set like they sell at your local walmart or best buy then go get it there this is NOT like that at all. I had all 9 seasons. The first three were the original ones that came out a few years ago, that were 3 inches thick, loaded with stuff and cost 100 bucks. I bought them as i had the money, after I bought three, they came out with these slim packs. So my season 4-9 is all slim packs. So I sold my first three seasons on ebay so I could replace them with slim packs to match my collection of other seasoned box sets. I ordered seasons 1 here from amazon and when I get it, it is NOT at all like pictured and not at all like the box sets sold in stores. The box sets sold in stores is a small thin box with three small cases inside housing the dvds. The one here from amazon is one single cd case with all the dvds in it. I called amazon and they immediately sent me a return mail email so I could ship them back the item and they paid for it to be shipped and returned my money. Amazon is always good with that stuff. So if you do not care what the "box" looks like then this is good for you...if you are looking for the items they sell in stores, this is no where near that. ...more info
  • X-files series DVD - season 2
    This product was shipped promptly. The product was as described and was in very good condition. I was very pleased with how this order was completed....more info
  • Still A Great Show!!!
    After all these years, this show will still have you begging for more. I remember watching the X-files when it was on, but I think I appreciate and enjoy it more now!!!...more info
  • Way Awesome
    Being an X-File junkie, of course I love this collection. The actual cases the DVD's come in are a bit flimsy and cheap, but the shows ROCK!...more info
  • The Best Three Episodes from the X-Files!
    Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space'.. War of the Coprophages.. and Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose by the amazing Darin Morgan are found in the third season! This alone was the worth of this purchase. ...more info
  • X Files First Season
    Excelente presentacion de la primera temporada de X Files, la calidad de imagen y sonido son muy buenas, igual compre la temporada II y III, y al igual que la primera son de excelente calidad....more info
  • Has anybody noticed ...
    ...that X-files has a big influence from the Silence of the Lambs? ... the name of the locations written on the right side of the screen? Anderson and Foster's identical haircuts? FBI agents? I love both but I didn't notice these similarities until now ......more info
  • X-files is a great Sci-fi TV show, but I highly recommend "supernatural 1" and Supernatural 2."
    Some of the episodes of X-files were riveting and quite entertaining, but if you wanted the best Sci-fi TV show, I would recommend "supernatural 1" and Supernatural 2" they're the best I've ever seen so far. I recommended them to some people, and now they couldn't wait for Supernatural 3. Supernatural is spectacular!...more info
  • X-files rocks forever.
    X-file will be one of the best and original shows. Set comes with all of the season 3 episodes with extras for each episode. After a decade since I've last watch the show on TV...it is still an addicting series. ...more info
  • My Ranking Of Season 1
    Pilot 8/10
    Deep Throat 9/10
    Squeeze 8/10
    Conduit 9/10
    The Jersey Devil 6/10
    Shadows 8/10
    Ghost In The Machine 7/10
    Ice 8/10
    Space 6/10
    Fallen Angel 8/10
    Eve 9/10
    Fire 7/10
    Beyond The Sea 9/10
    Gender Bender 8/10
    Lazarus 7/10
    Young At Heart 7/10
    EBE 8/10
    Miracle Man 7/10
    Shapes 6/10
    Darkness Falls 8/10
    Tooms 8/10
    Born Again 6/10
    Roland 7/10
    The Erlenmeyer Flask 10/10

    I have watched these episdoes within three or four days. I know that may sound a bit crazy, and maybe obessessive, but I had watched these episodes before, just very much out of order. I decided after finishing the ninth season earlier this week, that I would restart watching "The X-Files" again, and watch them mostly in order.

    This season had a few duds here and there, as I'm sure every season does, but was a pretty soild start to an excellent series. The Pilot was a great premiere, and was followed by an even greater second episode, and the season ended in a final shocking conclusion with "The Erlenmeyer Flask," if you've never seen "The X-Files" and want to start, you should start here and let the stories take hold of you.

    In the end, I calculated the score, and in my book this get's a 184/240 which equals 76.6, which rounds to a 77%.

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  • An Exilirating First Season!
    The X-Files will go down as one of the most important television shows in history. There are many reasons for this sucsess. One is because of the pivitol relationship between Mulder and Scully, another reason is because of its brillant plot, and the final reason is the wondrous writing.

    Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are probably the most famous twosome not to be in an intimate relationship. Although they would develop that kind of a relationship in future seasons, for right know they are just "friends". David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson deserved Emmys for this season (they didn't even get a nomination!) Scully and Mulder had very different mindsets. Scully always believed there was a scientific way of explaining everything, while Mulder believed that there was a connection to the supernatural or extra-terrestrial life. This was very important to the way the show works. Science Vs. Faith was probably the most important theme to the series as a whole. One of the most interesting things about the show is its powerful plot.

    Plot is very important to the X-Files. There was a main plotline going through the whole season that dealt with Deep Throat, an imformant who is shrouded in mystery, and the cases he gave Mulder to investigate. Most of the standout episodes were related to this plotline. Be prepared for a twist in the final episode, The Erlenmeyer Flask, resolving a little bit of this appealing plotline. The other plots would usually revolve around one episode, with Mulder and Scully investigating a mysterious occurance that would be partially resolved by the end of the episode. The writng for this show is some of the finest ever written.

    Writing is an important component to what makes the X Files better then average. This show has some exemplory writers, including the magical Glen Morgan and James Wong, who always pair up to write episodes. Chris Carter, the show's creator, also writes some vivacious episodes, including my personal favorite, "Darkness Falls", in which Mulder and Scully investigate the disapperance of severel loggers. The writing makes the show faster then an ostrich. The X Files is one of the truly great television shows.

    The X Files was not a huge sucsess when it was first on the air. However, it soon became a worldwide phenomennon. The reasons for this is its excellent cast, its superb plots, and its marvolous writing. As you can see, the X Files had a amazing first season. The question is, can the X Files have an even better second season?



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  • Love the size of the slim set
    The first season of the X-Files, got me hooked. I love the slimmer packaging of the DVDs, it easily stores with my other DVDs....more info
  • X-FILES EXCELLENT FROM SELLER TO BUYER
    AMAZON Continues to amaze me from the used seller just like new. I will not use other sites due to the excellence of AMAZON. -I always worked 2 jobs and always missed out watching the series it did not disappoint....more info
  • X-Files
    The first X-Files series is the best of the lot. You may also check for X-Files season 3 which is another good one....more info
  • One of the best shows ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    the first season of the x files intruduces how everything works out between mulder and scullly. how she was sent to spy on him but then became his friend. all of the episodes are great and are at a great prize. Im looking foward for the second movie. currently untitled. it will be released on july 25th, 2008.Dont forger to watch it....more info
  • A flower to later blossom
    I had never watched the X-Files as a kid but decided to check it out... with an unbiased point of veiw, not clouded by childhood memories. The series shows such promise yet it was as if Chris Carter had'nt found his niche on what to do with the show. I found that some of the episodes dragged a little, but were thrilling enough to keep my interest. It picked up toward the end of the season... when the viewer sees a moderate amount of characterization (Mulder and Scully)... but although the first season was choppy at best, which most first seasons are, I very much enjoyed it, with the exception of a few not so good episodes like "The Jersey Devil", "Space", and "E.B.E". They were outweighed by the great episodes such as, "Squeeze" and "Tooms" (which featured a very eerie X-Files villain), "Ice" (my personal favorite), "Shadows" and "Born Again" which take on a more ghostly storyline. All in all The X-Files shows promise... which I'm sure will blossom in later seasons....more info
  • Excellent television
    Another great season from the days when this show was still fresh and TV viewers everywhere were on the edges of their seats waiting for the next bit of alien mythology. Whatever one may think of later seasons, there were quite a few highlights here. Two ambitious two-parters advanced the overall arc in intriguing directions. Other stand-out episodes include "DPO" (this excellent episode about a disaffected teen with the power to control electricity benefits from pre-stardom appearances by Giovanni Ribisi and Jack Black), "Pusher" (an assassin with the power to control minds wants to defeat Mulder in a game of cat-and-mouse), "Grotesque" (a demon possesses men and turns them into murderers), and "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" (Peter Boyle is clairvoyant in a funny and touching episode). David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson continue to deliver strong performances, while secondary cast members like Mitch Pillegi (Assistant Director Skinner) and William B. Davis (the Cigarette-Smoking Man) get a little more screen time. ...more info
  • When Staying Home on Friday Nights was Cool
    This finely crafted and involving series, created by Chris Carter, kept intelligent people home on Friday nights to watch Fox Mulder and Dana Scully investigate the strange and paranormal. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson became two F.B.I. agents no respectable TV viewer could live without. Right from the start, it set the arc for the entire series and we watched in awe as Carter and his fine group of writers turned television into something new.

    Mulder was an Oxford educated profiler with such a great success rate it allowed him to indulge himself when he latched onto buried boxes of case files dating back to J. Edgar Hoover called The X-Files. They were cases which couldn't be explained or solved by any normal investigative methods. Mulder, however could solve them, not only because he was good enough, but because he believed.

    The reason Mulder believed was the story arc for his insatiable need to discover the truth about what the government knew about alien abduction. Muldor himself, as a young boy, had been unable to save his younger sister Samantha the night she was taken, and it both drove and haunted him. Despite his brilliance, he had been tagged with the nickname, "Spooky Mulder" because of his belief that we were not alone.

    His sucess had drawn attention from those within the circles of power trying to keep hidden the truth, so Agent Dana Scully, a beautiful and bright F.B.I. operative who was also a doctor, believing that science was the key to explaining what could not be explained, was sent to be his partner, and keep an eye on Mulder. What happened, however, was quite the opposite, as Scully became Mulder's champion, and buffer between his obsession and the powers lurking in dark corridors attempting to keep the truth just out of his grasp.

    The show wasn't just about U.F.O.'s, or even simply the paranormal. It was an incredibly involving, complicated, and mature study of two people who formed a bond so deep that each found themselves unable to work or live as they wanted without each other. It never moved in the direction of a physical relationship, but something much deeper. Perhaps it is that maturity which Carter instilled in the story arc which made it so darkly romantic. Viewers knew that they belonged together, and probably would be someday, but not yet.

    Each episode was exciting and so interesting that it made everything else on television seem boring. Muldor found a contact within the dark circles of power who came to be known as "Deep Throat." But when he got too close, it was Scully who would risk everything to save him in "The Erlenmeyer Flask." Mulder and Scully would tackle native legends, downed U.F.O.'s, murderous cults who themselves might not be from earth, even a couple of young innocent twins who might be part of an experiment gone chillingly wrong.

    Always smart, humorous, and fascinating, season one set the tone for the entire series, and raised the bar for television drama for years to come. No one who loved this series will ever forget phrases such as "trust no one" or "purity control." Beautifully packaged, this boxed set contains six discs in three slip cases. The episodes which made us life-long fans of Mulder and Scully are as follows:

    Pilot Episode--Deep Throat--Squeeze--Conduit--The Jersey Devil--Shadows--Ghost in the Machine--Ice--Space--Fallen Angel--Eve--Fire--Beyond the Sea--Gender Bender--Lazarus--Young at Heart--E.B.E.--Miracle Man--Shapes--Darkness Falls--Tooms (Squeeze Part II)--Born Again--Roland--The Erlenmeyer Flask

    This was fantastic television, which would eventually find its way to the big screen. We can only hope that Duchovny, Anderson, and Carter will give us more somewhere down the line. The X-Files was one of the finest shows we ever had, and it reminded us what the medium is capable of, yet rarely reaches. Muldor and Scully were one of the great couples in television history, and Carter's creation may well be something so fascinating, so well-written, and so involving, we may never see anything like it ever again. ...more info
  • 3rd Season X-Files
    Outstanding season of X-Files, one of the best. Pass up the later ones but don't pass up season 3. Scary romantic and puzzling. ...more info
  • Still Riveting After All These Years
    I just finished watching Season One again. I've been a fan of the X-Files since '94, and my family has been giving me one season on DVD every year for Christmas. This year I'm up to seven, and I decided to watch all of them from the beginning.
    The X-Files is even better than I remember. There's never been another series like it. Season One has some of my favorite episodes ever. In "Space", an alien/ghost accidently brought back to Earth during the Gemini program wreks havack on NASA's current shuttle lauches. In "Genderbender", Scully finds herself strangely attracted to a man who's a member of a very strange religous sect.Or is he? "The Jersey Devil" recounts the natural history of Sasquatch in the forest near Atlantic City, and "Eve" is the story of genetic experiments gone awry.
    If you've never seen the X-Files, watch this series. If you've seen it before, watch it again. For me at least, the show hasn't lost its original appeal, even in the post-9/11 world. You will be glued to your television. A warning though...
    Even in my adult life, I still can't watch the X-Files alone at night. ...more info