The X-Files is one of the greatest science fiction shows ever made and was at one time the longest longest-running sci-fi series in U.S. television history. Created by Chris Carter, the show ran for 11 seasons, inspired two films (The X-Files and The X-Files: I Want to Believe), a few spin-offs (Millennium and The Lone Gunmen), and won multiple awards.
The opening credits usually ended with the tagline “The Truth is Out There,” so in honor David Duchovny’s birthday and revealing the “truth,” here are 20 lesser-known facts you probably didn’t know about the award-winning sci-fi series.
20. “How Soon Is Now”
The X-Files Theme Song was based on The Smiths 1985 anthem “How Soon Is Now” but instead of focusing on the hook, the show’s music composer Mark Snow used Morrisey’s small whistling part. Resulting in one of the most chill-inducing, hair raising theme songs ever. The theme song was also remixed by an Italian producer creating an odd dance track that ended up reaching No. 8 on the UK charts.