Mulder's office from the original X-Files television series. Image Credit: CC BY 2.0 Marcin Wichary
Series creator Chris Carter claims that he once thought the real FBI was going to shut him down.
It was one of the most popular TV shows of the 90s and now thanks to the creation of six all-new episodes the adventures of FBI agents Mulder and Scully are once again in the limelight.
According to creator Chris Carter however the original series might have never even got off the ground following a series of events that lead him to wonder whether the conspiracy theories being explored in the show might be closer to reality than he had previously believed.
"When I wrote the pilot, I called the FBI to do some research, and they were nice enough, but didn't really give me the time of day," he said during an interview with the Huffington Post.
"Then, as we got close to airing, the FBI called and said, 'Who are you and what are you doing?' And for a second, I thought it was going to be the long arm of the law coming in to shut me down."
Carter also claimed that he had been contacted by someone mysterious during the show's run.
"I had someone come up to me during the original run, who said they worked in some high place in a secret government agency," he said. "[They] said that we were very close to the truth."
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