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One of the Number One Sci-Fi Television Programs - The X-Files  by Shawna S. Ruppert

The X-Files was a television show which debuted in 1993, and over the course of its run became one of the largest cult hits in television history. X-Files trivia will always begin by mentioning Chris Carter, who was the creator of the show. Carter is a writer that has had other popular television shows such as Millennium, and film success with X-Files movies. The series starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson who are both identified more strongly with the characters they played in this series than any other roles they have played to date. Their characters were known as Fox Mulder (Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Anderson).

An X-Files quiz tells us that the series is all about the existence of extraterrestrial activities and a government investigation into those events. The central theme for a long period of the show, and carried over to the films, was Mulder's quest to understand what had happened to his sister, whom he believed to have been abducted by aliens. The character of Mulder however would cease to be a main character in the seventh season (Robert Patrick was brought in to play a new partner for agent Scully) although Duchovny would appear in a recurring rather than a leading role.

The popularity of the series made it also a successful property for films, similar to the success enjoyed by fellow sci-fi franchise which began on television, Star Trek. X-Files trivia names the first film as "X-Files: Fight the Future". This film was inserted in continuity between the fifth and sixth seasons and was released in 1998.

The second film was not released until 2008, which an X-Files quiz will show to be six years after the end of the television series. This film was not as well received as the first. Despite that, Carter has declared that if the demand is there he has interest in producing a third film. The only stumbling block to this would be securing the participation of the stars.

The surrounding mythology and the cult popularity of this show has ensured its popularity years after the show was cancelled. The release of the new movie prompted a release of all the seasons on DVD. Sales of the DVDs were extremely strong which has been indicative of other classic television shows reissued on DVD. Old episodes of X-Files are also available through other means such as through purchase through the iTunes television store.

Masters of Trivia is a website dedicated to trivia games and quizzes that cover several different areas of interest. The various trivia questions available on the site can be easily accessed and played by going to
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