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Published:November 27th, 2007 09:10 EST
Enter The X-Files on DVD

Enter The X-Files on DVD

By Garrett Godwin

"The truth is out there."

Reopen the cases of The X-Files-- all 202 episodes, now available on DVD.  The complete mythology, filled with audio commentaries and much more, the series follows FBI Agents Mulder (David Duchovny) and Scully (Gillian Anderson), as they investigate and uncover the paranormal, the supernatural and the unknown.

From 1993 to 2002, The X-Files went from being a cult favorite to one of the longest-running and most popular science fiction shows on television, spawning a movie in the summer of 1998 with another one in the work -- probably starting next year.

X-Files paved the way for several shows such as Buffy, Angel and Supernatural: a mixing of the mission statement of the series, along with having a complicated, complex mythology yet still having occasional stand-alone episodes, as well as gradual character development.  The X-Files was also one of the few shows that combined science fiction with horror, mystery, suspense, action and humor.  For instance, there'd be one episode that was light-hearted, and another episode that would be very dark, such as 1996's "Home."

Viewers weren't just watching a mystery every week, but THE mystery: will Mulder and Scully ever be a couple?  The X-Files was one of the rare shows that didn't put the two leads in a romance, as writers continue to maintain the sexual tension between the agents in a careful  and intelligent way.

At the heart of the series was the relationship between Mulder and Scully.  Whereas Mulder believes that there are unexplainable things out there, Scully is skeptical because she believes that things can be solved through science and reason.

However, as the show progressed, Scully came to accept that there are things that can't be explained.  Despite their different beliefs, Mulder and Scully have faith in one another, as they learn to confide in and trust no one but each other. 

Get into the truth with the complete set of The X-Files, now available on DVD.

"Trust no one."