An older version of Peri Brown living in Los Angeles in 2009 once falsely posed as a secret agent to her younger self, claiming to work for an agency known as "the X-Files." When she tried the ruse on the Fifth Doctor, with whom her younger self was travelling, the Doctor replied that while he had enjoyed the programme, it was never as good after David Duchovny left. (AUDIO: Peri and the Piscon Paradox)
In 2016, Izzy Sinclair bought Maxwell Edison the complete X-Files on Blu-ray for his 60th birthday. She later knocked out Josiah W. Dogbolter with the Blu-ray box set. (COMIC: The Stockbridge Showdown)
Behind the scenes
- The BBC created a Doctor Who themed take on the classic "I Want to Believe" poster from Mulder's office from The X-Files, swapping out the UFO for The Doctor's TARDIS.
- During the 2001 DVD commentary for Spearhead from Space, Nicholas Courtney was amused by the fact that visible on a shelf behind the Brigadier's desk was a file labelled "X" — in other words, "the X file."
- Gary Russell has cited The X-Files as a major source of inspiration for the novel The Scales of Injustice. The novel's Pale Man echoes the programme's Cigarette Smoking Man. Even the Pale Man's subordinate, the Blond Man, is based on the Crew Cut Man, Cigarette Smoking Man's subordinate.
- A number of Doctor Who actors appeared in the series, including Mark Sheppard, Deep Roy, Gordon Tipple, Will Sasso, Catherine Lough, Bill Croft, Michael David Simms, Dave Hurtubise, Lesley Ewen, Lauren Ambrose, Frances Fisher, Benito Martinez, Alan Dale, George Murdock, Paul Hayes, Robert Moloney and Jane Perry. Murdock and Milton Johns appeared in the film The X-Files: Fight The Future. Paul Frift worked on both series 8 of Doctor Who (as producer) and The X-Files: Fight the Future (as unit production manager). John Shiban was a writer and producer on the series.