Since we’re rocking X-Files in two crates this month, we wanted to test our Looters to see how much they knew about the hit Fox show. How keyed into Scully and Mulder are you? Check out this trivia and test your friends on just how much they believe!
1. Gillian Anderson had a contractual obligation to not take on an FBI role in any other movie so long as she played one on The X-Files. They didn’t want viewers getting confused by seeing their favorite agent working elsewhere.
2. Vince Gilligan (of Breaking Bad fame) wrote a script for The X-Files back when he was a freelancer. It was enjoyed so much that creator Chris Carter asked him to come on full-time, and he went on to become a fan-favorite writer on the show.
3. Dana Scully was named after Vin Scully, the legendary announcer for the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Fox Mulder’s surname is the maiden-name of Chris Carter’s mother.
4. Lone Gunmen member Richard “Ringo” Langly was written as being a huge fan of Dungeons and Dragons as it was a favorite game of the writing team. Langly’s character name was ‘Lord Manhammer’.
5. David Duchovny swears that the reason he got the part as Fox Mulder was because of a tie he wore to his audition with little pink piggies on it.
6. The memorable echo-sting from the theme song to The X-Files was actually an accident. Composer Mark Snow rested his elbow on the keyboard and ended up loving the sound so much that he kept it in.
7. Mulder’s apartment number is 42 – which Douglas Adams’ The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy states is the answer to everything!
8. Chris Carter used his wife’s birthday on every digital clock you see in the show.
9. Scully and Mulder’s badges, if you look closely, do not state ‘Federal Bureau of Investigation’ because it’s illegal to print fake FBI badges (even for fictional characters). The acronym is fine but the smaller print reads “Federal Bureau of Justice, United States Department of Investigation”.
10. The “I Want to Believe” poster from Scully and Mulder’s office is actually one of very few available prints of the original set-used posters. The posters kept disappearing from the set and the last one used on the show is coveted because of how difficult they are to replicate to the same visual representation.