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X Files Season One - The Beginning of Something Great
on 22 January 2004
The series that started it all, the phenomenon that shook the world...Yes it's all here in one little box.
The box set contains all 24 episodes of X Files Season 1 and also commentaries from Chris Carter and behind the scenes/making of featurettes.
The main story behind the X Files is about an agent, Fox Mulder, who works for the FBI and deals in cases classed as "X Files", basically very weird and strange occurrences that make hours of quality viewing. Then along comes sceptical agent Skully who is far more down to earth and is always looking for a more plausible/biological explanation behind each case. Therefore you've got the perfect pretence for countless episodes of Mulder trying to persuade and Skully not believing (it gets a tad tedious, but at times you find yourself on Skully's side because it seems Mulder has a never ending supply of knowledge when it comes to weird happenings)!
Within the series a huge range of topics are covered. From the occult to AI. From alien/government conspiracies to worms and bugs. From spooky spectres and ghosts to fire wielding maniacs. The list is endless. Each episode is a stand alone but links can be made and huge plot developments are made in the second series.
All the episodes are brilliant, entertaining and sometimes downright scary. I would love to describe each episode in detail but that would take ages, so instead I'll briefly describe three (I'll give a back of the box description not a complete in depth plot analysis). Before I do I first want to greatly recommend you buying this. It's well worth the reduced price and unlike the other series it won't confuse you too much. The only bad points are the simple sets and average acting (although sometimes the acting is great) but that can be forgiven, it is the first series.
EPISODE 8: ICE: Mulder, Skully and three other scientists trek off to Alaska to discover what led five geophysicists to kill each other. The answer is a worm like creature they found deep underground frozen (but not dead) in the ice which burrows into the brain and gradually drives people insane. But as the prospect of them spending more than one day in the deserted lab becomes more and more of a reality (the plane driver dies) tempers rise and so does the question of whether any of them have the worm in their heads!?
EPISODE 3: SQUEEZE: A mutant serial killer who can stretch his limbs beyond what is humanly possible goes on a killing spree. But the question is why? And will Mulder and Skully be able to get to him before he kills his next victim or is the next victim actually Skully...?
EPISODE 11: EVE: Two men killed in exactly the same way on opposite sides of America (M and S have a lot of travelling to do). But what is stranger is that the two men's daughters are identical! As Mulder and Skully investigate they uncover a dark and sinister plot of human cloning but the results are not just simple replicas they are replicas with enhanced strength and speed!
Hopefully I haven't given too much away and if you want to find out what happens you'll have to buy the DVD...