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The Micro-Mini Condensed Pocket-Sized X-File FAQ
First of all, please visit the official site.
(To receive a text copy of this, send me an email with "send xfaq" (no quotes) as the
subject, or click here)
1. What do all those abbreviations/acronyms mean?
- DD, GA, CC, M & S, CSM: David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson,
Chris Carter, Mulder & Scully, Cigarette Smoking Man (aka
Cancer Man), respectively.
MOTW: Monster of the Week eps... self-contained
episodes (usually) not pertaining to the MythArc
X2: The name given to the syndicated X-Files. These
are edited for time, as opposed to the eps rebroadcast
on the FX cable network, which remain uncut.
OBSSE: Order of the Blessed Saint Scully
GABAL: Gillian Anderson Born Again Lesbians... but
don't necessarily take that seriously... :).
Noromo Torch and Pitchfork Brigade... Noromos with an "attitude."
FEB: Fellowship of Elitist Bastards
CCC: Some lunatic Canuck group. ;)
XFW: X-File Whores: They "claim to love every episode, or at least to be able to find *some* redeeming part in every episode.
MBC: Marine Biology ...Cabal? I'm not sure on this one, check Coz'
*** For a more detailed list, look for ATXF GUIDE TO
ACRONYMS/INSIDE JOKES posted semi-regularly by Chris 'Coz' Costello ***
2. Where do you find info on show titles?
Among other places, check out the official site.
. Many TV guides also list
this information. But not mine. :)
3. Why does Mulder put an X on his window?
This is the signal Mulder used to call X (or Mr. X),
one of Mulder's sources for deep background information.
He took the place, reluctantly, of Deepthroat, Mulder's
previous deep background source.
4. What are "'shippers"?
Short for "relationshippers", these are X-Philes who want to see a romantic relationship
develop between Mulder & Scully. Many, if not all, believe
that in fact M & S are already in love but have yet to
admit this to themselves.
5. What is the significance of the number ____ ?:
- 1013: Chris Carter's birthday (i.e. October 13). Also,
the birth date of Mulder (10/13/61) and the name
of CC's production company.
2/23: Scully's Birthday.
11:21: CC's wife's birthday (i.e. November 21).
3: The number of episodes FOX aired of Harsh Realm before canceling it...
6. Who are these people on
7. I have other more in-depth questions. What should I