14 Times The X-Files Appeared on TV Guide Magazine (PHOTOS)

TV Insider Staff
X-Files - Jan. 18-31, 2016

Cover photograph by Frank Ockenfels/Fox

January 18, 2016

"X" marks the spot with the return of the The X-Files in a six-episode series. The revival means Agent Scully (Gillian Anderson) and Agent Mulder (David Duchovny) will be back on the small screen, together, for the first time in 14 years. Take a look back through the TV Guide Magazine archives to see all the times the series was covered, front and center.

The X-Files

Cover Photograph by Josef Astor

July 2, 1994

"The truth is out there." The lead stars got profiled on the TV Guide Magazine cover for the first time after their show debuted.

The X-Files

Cover photograph by Karen Moskowitz

March 11, 1995

A year later, the two leads were still white-hot when they appeared on the cover for a second time.

The X-Files

Cover photograph by William Hawkes

April 6, 1996

Anderson "X-posed" some skin in a story about 20 things fans needed to know about the hit series.

The X-Files

Cover photograph by Fergus Greer

July 6, 1996

For this issue, which showed a softer side of Scully, an exclusive pull-out poster was included.

The X-Files

Cover photographs by Greg Lavy

December 21, 1996

It's double the Duchovny when the actor gets a signed face-off cover against his character: the "Xtremely Hot" cover featured Duchovny's signature while the "Xtremely Cool" cover had Mulder's.

The X-Files

Cover photograph by Greg Lavy

May 17, 1997

This special fold-out edition of the cover "unfolded" the show's mysteries with a handy "A to X" guide.

The X-Files

Cover photograph by Troy House

November 15, 1997

The "A-Team" is the "X-Team" with an issue that covered the first X-Files movie (The X-Files: Fight the Future) and included collector's edition pull-out posters.

The X-Files

Cover photographs by Michael Tighe

June 20, 1998

The magazine got "X-tremely" up close and personal with both leads to talk more about the first feature film.

The X-Files

Cover photographs by Alberto Tolot

November 4, 2000

Three separate covers (one featuring Scorpion's Robert Patrick as FBI Special Agent John Doggett) talked about the show's ongoing twists and secrets.

The X-Files

Cover photograph by Alberto Tolot

May 18, 2002

With the show coming to an end after nine seasons, Duchovny and Anderson sat down to chat about how storylines might be resolved.

David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson

Cover photograph by MR Photo

My 30, 2004

Even two years after the series left the air, The X-Files was still making an impression as a cult TV favorite.

Alf, The X-Files

Photo illustration by Michael Elins

August 1, 2004

When talking about the greatest sci-fi shows in history, it was no mystery that The X-Files made the cut.

The X-Files

Cover photograph by Andy Ryan and Rodolfo Martinez

July 14, 2008

A second X-Files movie (The X-Files: I Want to Believe) meant more sci-fi secrets would be revealed.

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