The X-Files

Character: Dana Scully

Created by: Chris Carter

Directed by: Kim Manners, Rob Bowman, David Nutter, Chris Carter

Written by: Chris Carter, Frank Spotnitz, John Shiban, Vince Gilligan

Produced by: Harry V. Bring, Bernadette Caulfield, Tony Wharmby, David Nutter, Paul Brown

Cast Members: David Duchovny, Mitch Pileggi, William B. Davis, Robert Patrick, Tom Braidwood, Bruce Harwood, Dean Haglund, Annabeth Gish

Released date: September 10, 1993

Episode(s) Number: Appeared in nearly all episodes

Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery

Two F.B.I. Agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained, while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.


Taglines
• Apology Is Policy
• Deny Everything
• They’re not coming… They’re here.
• The truth is still out there
• I still want to believe
• The Truth Is Out There
• Trust No One

Notable Mentions
• When Gillian Anderson found out she was pregnant only a few months after the show began and it started to become a huge success, she had told David Duchovny before she told the producers, and they were all extremely supportive, even going so far as to find a story arc that would keep her in the show until shortly before she gave birth. Series Creator Chris Carter would not replace her with another actress. His reward was being named Anderson’s daughter’s godfather.
• David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson attended the Golden Globes ceremony together in 1997 and were holding hands the whole night. Both of them won best lead actor and actress in a drama series. Anderson could be seen cursing backstage right after picking up her award while watching Duchovny thanking her when he picked up his; she had just realized that she had forgotten to thank him.
• Despite their chemistry and the deliberately slow-burning sexual tension of their characters, both David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have admitted that they were less close and bickered with each other due to the long hours of shooting in Vancouver during the show’s initial run. After the show ended in 2002 they increased their natural rapport, and now consider themselves great friends and closer to each other than their spouses.
• Gillian Anderson has stated that she based her approach to the role of Dana Scully on Jodie Foster’s performance as Clarice Starling in The Silence of the Lambs (1991).
• Being too young for the part, Gillian Anderson lied about her real age when she auditioned, saying that she was four years older than she actually was.
• David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson have often stated that they share a close and personal link because they are the only two people in the world who have felt and lived the special, unique, and intimate relationship between Mulder and Scully and the worldwide phenomenon that the series became.
• The connection between Mulder and Scully is so powerful that according to Gillian Anderson, that every time they hold hands, it’s like making love in any other series (during “Fight the Future” promotion, 1998.)
• Gillian Anderson has an explosive, uncontrollable, and infectious laughter, so during filming they frequently had to stop when she had a fit of laughter until they all could keep going.
• Even though Scully is an iconic redhead, Gillian Anderson is naturally blonde.
• According to Gillian Anderson, at the beginning of the series, she was supposed to walk one or two steps behind Mulder in order to give him prominence. She clearly won her own position in a few episodes.
• The show underwent a revivial in 2016 when it came back for seasons 10 and 11 — after originally ending in 2002.
• Gillian had to wear a wig for seasons 10 & 11 since her hair had been coloured so many times, that another hair colour would make her hair fall out.
• Gillian has stated that she has finally hung up her Scully hat and will not be returning if another season is put into production. [2019]

Character Quotes
• Agent Mulder? I’m Dana Scully. I’ve been assigned to work with you.
• Actually, I’m looking forward to working with you. I’ve heard a lot about you.
• You have seen this before, I can tell. You lied to them.
• It seems to me that the best relationships, the ones that last, are frequently the ones that are rooted in friendship. You know, one day you look at the person and you see something more than you did the night before. Like a switch has been flicked somewhere. And the person who was just a friend is suddenly the only person you can ever imagine yourself with.
• I have never met anyone so passionate and dedicated to a belief as you. It’s so intense that sometimes it’s blinding.
• I’ve heard the truth, Mulder. Now what I want are the answers.
• Afraid that God is speaking… but that no one’s listening.
• Last time you were so engrossed, it turned out you were reading the “Adult Video News.”
• The Truth is out there, Mulder. But so are lies.

Episodes Guide
Season One, Season Two, Season Three, Season Four, Season Five, Season Six, Season Seven, Season Eight, Season Nine, Season Ten, Season Eleven

Script developed by Never Enough Design