What's Wrong With The New Opening Credits

Posted: Jan. 24, 2016
Below are comparison screenshots between The X-Files on DVD and The X-Files on Blu-ray.

Unfortunately, a number of changes were made to this Emmy award-winning credit sequence, most notably the show's iconic font/logo. (In fact, fonts were changed throughout the show for its Blu-ray release, because the remastering company didn't know what fonts to use.)

Even more unfortunate, Fox took the remastered credits supplied by the remastering company - with the wrong fonts - and used them for the new Season 10 of The X-Files. The reason this is so aggravating is that ALL of the marketing materials for both the Blu-rays AND the new mini-series season 10 use the correct font. (Fox has been putting out a TON of marketing on the new season over at Fox.com and in their social media.) That's what makes it so incomprehensible - that Fox would use the right font everywhere except in the show itself.

And here's the icing on the cake. As soon as fans began to notice this problem on the Blu-rays, an enterprising fan made very quick work of the problem, doing what Fox and the remastering company failed to do, fixing the fonts in the opening credits and uploading it to YouTube.

Brief Summary of the Changes


- The font used for the words "THE X FILES" in the show's official, iconic logo - Industria - has been replaced, because the remastering company didn't know what font it was. They also added an ugly black outline to it.

- The other fonts used in the opening credit sequence - Helvetica Condensed (names) and Helvetica Light (tagline) - have been replaced, because the remastering company didn't know what the fonts were.

- The text on the FBI photo in the opening credit sequence has been changed from "#X69" to "EX69"

- The footage from "Squeeze" in the opening credits could have been sourced from that episode.

Season 1, Episode 2 "Deep Throat" #1X01 DVD and Blu-ray Comparison of 4:3 Credits


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Season 5, Episode 1 "Redux" #5X02 DVD and Blu-ray Comparison of 16:9 Credits


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