It seems like only yesterday that The X-Files was one of the most popular shows on TV. Premiering on Fox in 1993 and running for a whopping nine seasons until 2002, it's a show that had everyone questioning whether they believed in aliens or not, and if, as its tagline said, "the truth is out there?"
The show starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson as FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, who investigated the firm's "X-Files" cases; unsolved cases that were claimed to involve some kind of paranormal phenomena. Mulder was a firm believer in the presence of alien life in the universe (and who claimed his sister had been abducted by aliens), while Scully was a medical doctor by trade and a complete skeptic.
The franchise has kept going sporadically even after it was canceled. A full-length movie was filmed during a hiatus between the show's fourth and fifth seasons, while a second one was released in 2008, a full six years after the show's cancellation. On top of that, Fox brought everyone back for a surprise 10th season in 2016!
Well, apparently this was a big enough success to get the show an 11th season, which is due out on January 3rd, 2018. Not only that, but if you need to catch up on the series up until this point, you're in luck: Fox has released the entire original series for free online!
Keep reading to find out how you can check out the entirety of The X-Files for free!