TV was forever changed. The X-Files, which has produced episodes and two movies, became a pop culture icon. The series pulled in numbers that would be impressive nowadays, but back in ? They were fine.
Scully, you know that face I just showed you? I'm making it again. Dialogue: Mulder and Scully[ edit ] Scully: Mulder, when a terrorist bomb threat is called in, the rational purpose of providing that information is to allow us to find the bomb.
The rational object of terrorism is to promote terror. If you'd study the statistics, you'd find the model behavioral pattern for virtually every case where a threat has turned up an explosive device; and if we don't act in accordance with that data, if you ignore it as we have done, the chances are great that if there actually is a bomb, we might not find it.
Lives could be lost Mulder: he appears behind her Boom. Scully: startled Jesus, Mulder!
Mulder: Whatever happened to playing a hunch, Scully? The element of surprise, random acts of unpredictability?
If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced.
It's hotter than hell. Scully: I know you're bored in this assignment, Mulder, but unconventional thinking is only gonna get you in trouble now. Mulder: What makes you think I'm bored?
Scully: You've gotta quit looking for what isn't there. They've closed the X-files. There's procedure to be followed now Mulder: Maybe we should call in a bomb threat to Houston.
I think it's free beer night at the Astrodome. Scully: tries to open door Aww, now what? Mulder: It's locked? Scully: So much for anticipating the unforeseen.
Scully: Oh, yeah. I had you big time. Mulder: You had nothing. Come on, I saw you jiggle the handle. Scully: I saw your face, Mulder.
There was a definite moment of panic.
Mulder: You've never seen me panic. When I panic, I make this face. Mulder: You didn't see that face. Scully: I saw that face.
Mulder: What? Coke, Pepsi, saline IV? Scully: Something sweet. Mulder: Whatever you told them in there, Scully, you don't have to protect me. Scully: All I told them was the truth.
Mulder: They're trying to divide us on this and we can't let them. Scully: Mulder, they have divided us.
Its mix of scary stories, overarching conspiracy theories and workplace banter between the FBI investigators Mulder and Scully turned it into a 90s sensation, but it still holds up today.
They're splitting us up. What are you talking about? Scully: I have a meeting with OPR day after tomorrow for reimidiation and reassignment.
Mulder: But they're the ones who put us together. Scully: Because they wanted me to invalidate your investigations into the paranormal. But I think this goes deeper than that now.
Mulder: This is not about you, Scully. They're doing this to me. Scully: They're not doing this. But it hasn't turned out that way. And now if they were to transfer me to Omaha or Cleveland, or some field office, it just doesn't hold the interest for me that it once did.
Not after what I've seen and done. Mulder: realizing You're quitting. Scully: Maybe you should ask yourself if your heart's still in it, too. Mulder: Awww, I woke you Scully: No. Mulder: Why not? It's three in the morning Scully: Are you drunk, Mulder?
Mulder: I I- I was until about 20 minutes ago, yeah. Scully: Was that before or after you decided to come here? Mulder: What exactly are you implying?
Scully: Go home, Mulder. Mulder: Unmarked tanker trucks.