- As is the case with many 20th Century Fox Films, the film cans for the advance
screening prints and show prints had a code name. The X-Files was "Nuts
- After consuming much alcohol and finding the bar's bathroom
locked, Mulder relieves himself in an alley onto a poster for Independence
- The working title "Blackwood" comes from the writings of Englishman
Algernon Blackwood, a member of the Golden Dawn Society, about a race of
intelligent beings who predated humans.
- The second television series produced by 20th Century Fox Television
to successfully transfer to the big screen. The first was "Batman" (1966).
- The video release has additional footage not shown in the theatrical
- In the opening scene you now see more of the alien. In the
theatrical release we see it fight off on of the cavemen, killing it,
and the other caveman gets up to see it lying on the ground draining
out the black blood (or what fans know as black oil). In the video release
we see it run off after it kills one of the cavemen and when the other
caveman gets up he tracks it down and then kills it using the broken
end of his torch.
- In the scene with Mulder talking to the Well Manicured
Man in the car, he reveals to Mulder that Samantha, Mulder's sister,
was abducted by aliens at the request of her father, William Mulder,
so she could be part of the colonization project, thus ensuring her
survival in the colonization of Earth by the visitors. Also revealed
is that when plans went awry, Mulder was intened, by his father, to
seek the truth and reveal what had been done.
- There is also an added
scene in the video release with Mulder running down the street after
the hospital scene.
- The room number of the review board that
Scully and Mulder attend is 619.
- When Scully and Mulder are on the roof of the building in Dallas, there is a very brief shot of Dealey Plaza in the distance. Given the X-Files' obsession with conspiracies, it was a nice touch to show the place where JFK was assassinated, and the greatest of all conspiracy theories was born.