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Writing the X-Files presents a unique behind-the-scenes look at The X-Files and features in-depth, historic interviews with X-Files writer/producers Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, Howard Gordon, John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz, conducted in 2008 and annotated with fresh perspective in 2016. Also including Vince Gilligan on BREAKING BAD and Howard Gordon on 24. Available now on Amazon.

New X-Files Books



The X-Files Volume 1 - The Agents, The Bureau And The Syndicate is a fantastic new reprint collection of articles from the Official X-Files Magazine.


The X-Files Volume 2 - Little Green Men: Monsters And Villains is the second volume of Titan's reprint collection from the Official X-Files Magazine.


The X-Files Volume 3 - Conspiracy Theory: The Truth, Secrets And Lies is the third volume of Titan's reprint collection from the Official X-Files Magazine.


The Complete X-Files is an updated edition (including Season 10) of this essential book, taking a look behind the series, the myths, and the movies.

About the Vault

The X-Files Vault is under development as an archival source of detailed X-Files information, celebrating and preserving this pop culture icon of the 1990s. The X-Files Vault is minutes away from Vancouver, BC, Canada, where the early seasons of The X-Files were filmed.

One of the main features in the Vault is my in-progress, in-depth look at the many different mistakes and fixes that are present on the X-Files Blu-rays. The reason I decided to get in-depth on these issues is that it's always disappointing to see an HD restoration, likely a once-in-a-lifetime effort, suffer from mistakes that could have easily been avoided by consulting any fan expert on the show. If studios and remastering companies would start consulting fans, the result would be a better product and happier fans.

The heart of the site is the X-Files Episode Guide, accessible via the menu above. There's lots of useful information in the one-page listing, but I'm currently in the middle of filling each episode's individual page with as much information and content as I can dig up. The episode list is also where you'll also find links to my comprehensive sets of Blu-ray vs DVD comparison screenshots, which demonstrate the 4:3/16:9 framing differences, color grading differences and more. I've been starting with the first episode of each season to give an overview comparison, but stay tuned, as there's lots more to come!

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Help the Vault

There's a lot of ways you can help the Vault as I continue to expand the site's content. A lot of helpful folks have already contacted the Vault, so be sure to join in and contact us if you spot anything I can add to the Blu-ray Mistakes feature article.

If you decide you don't need the storage box from the Blu-ray Box Set, the booklet from the old DVD Complete Series set, or old X-Files on VHS from any region, please consider donating them to the Vault. Also, if anyone could take photos of the DVD Complete Series booklet, and the backs of the Blu-ray trapsheets for the individual seasons from the US release, it would also be much appreciated. I'm looking for these items for a number of upcoming articles!

I'm also looking for the original cardboard foldout "Collector's Editions" of Region 1 DVD releases of X-Files Seasons 4 through 9. If you're willing to donate your old DVDs to the Vault, I'd really appreciate it.

The X-Files Blu-rays


The X-Files Blu-ray Complete Set is available now!

It can be cheaper to buy the seasons individually. The Box Set has nothing extra compared to the individual seasons, except for the box itself. Here are all the individual seasons of The X-Files on Blu-ray: Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4, Season 5, Season 6, Season 7, Season 8, Season 9.



Get both X-Files Movies in a 2-disc Blu-ray from Amazon, Fight the Future and I Want To Believe, and complete your X-Files collection on Blu-ray.


No X-Files collection is complete without The Lone Gunmen Complete Series DVD available from Amazon!