XPhiles - The nickname of the fans of the
occult/sci-fi drama THE X-FILES/FOX/1993-2002.
The "phile" derived from the Greek word philos, meaning "to love."
featured the exploits of Oxford-educated FBI agent Fox :"Spooky" Mulder (David
Duchovny) and his partner, forensic pathologist Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson)
who were assigned to the "X-Files, criminal cases that focused on paranormal
A large Houston-based fan club is calling themselves "Tex-Philes"
And there is also a group of X-File fans that call themselves "Shippers." The
term is derived from the word "Relationship," that is, the potential
relationship between Mulder and Scully. In general, the "Shippers" think that
Mulder and Scully were made for each other and they monitor with anticipation,
the developing romantic chemistry between the two characters.
TRIVIA NOTE: For a
fun look at the X-Files phenomenon check out the film X-Philes (2000). Directed
by Marie Bowens and Christopher Clements, this documentary features interviews
with the X-Files actors, fans of the TV show, and with Chris Carter, the show's
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