Season 8 Of The X-Files Begins
The sixth season of the science fiction television series The X-Files commenced airing on the Fox Broadcasting Network in the United States on November 8, 1998, concluding on the same channel on May 16, 1999, and contained 22 episodes.
The series was developed by Chris Carter, who also serves as executive producer. Season six regular cast members include Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully and David Duchovny as Fox Mulder. The sixth season focuses on the Sydnicate and their fight against Mulder and the FBI. The season ends with the destruction of the Old Syndicate by Alien rebels.
Episodes marked with an asterisk (*) are part of the series' mytharc. Episodes with a double asterisk (**) are part of the series' Alien Mythology.
The episode "Drive" references a real life navy communication project; Project Sanguine under a pseudonym. The opening footage is done in the style of a news report. "Dreamland was the only two part episode of The X-Files not directly related to the myth-arc of the show. The Marx Brothers mirror dance routine from the movie Duck Soup, is acted out by Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Morris Fletcher (Michael McKean). Morris Fletcher makes a cameo appearance later in the season in the episode "Three of a Kind". In "Dreamland II", the U-Haul that Mulder is using to pack Morris's belongings has a picture on the side of it displaying Wapakoneta, Ohio, the birthplace of Neil Armstrong. The Air Force pilot in the cell adjacent to Mulder refers in fighter pilot jargon to his "RIO" or Radar Intercept Officer. In reality, RIO is a Navy acronym. The Air Force terminology is "WSO" or Weapons System Officer.