With the new series set to debut in January, there’s still time to hope for Smoking Man episodes and binge watch the series one more time!

I am a self-described X-Files fan. I loved everything about this series. I watched the spin-offs (Millennium, Lone Gunmen), had the obligatory crush on Scully (aka Gillian Anderson), and followed every episode through all nine seasons (yes, even when Mulder and Scully were gone) as they aired. The fact that the series is returning for a miniseries in early 2016 is nothing short of a gift from the television gods for me. I honestly never thought the day would come, especially if you factor in just how long we’ve waited. Minus the post-series, second X-Files film (the first occurring during the original run between seasons five and six), we’ve waited almost 14 years. The only fandom that can claim more patience than that is Doctor Who. Those fans waited a full 16 years (minus a single movie).

Just in time for the holidays, Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment is rolling out The X-Files: The Collector’s Set featuring all eight seasons on Blu-ray. Surprisingly, this is the first time the series has seen a Blu-ray release. The box set even has a slot where you can later add the upcoming miniseries (once it’s released). This big box hits on December the 8th, the same date as each individual season is released.

Ready to take the binge watch challenge?

The new series debuts on January 24th and 25th, 2016 with a two-night premiere. That gives you 47 days to rewatch the entire series if you have this set delivered on the day it’s available (and don’t wrap it for Christmas). Given there were 202 episodes in the series, you will need to average between 4-5 episodes each day to allow you time to work on the two movies before the new miniseries debuts. Now if you include Millennium (which ran for 67 episodes) and the Lone Gunnmen (which ran for 13 episodes), it would make the numbers come out to a perfect 6 episode viewing schedule per day. There is something slightly interesting about how that final tally (282 episodes) divides so perfectly into the 47 days, but we’ll leave that story for the conspiracy folks.

All the details you need to know about the extras!

Season One
– Series Intro by Frank Spotnitz
– Chris Carter Talks About Season 1
– Deleted Scenes
– International Clips
– Deep Throat: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
– Erlenmeyer Flask: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin
– Special Effects Clip From Fallen Angel
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season 1”

Season Two
– Deleted Scenes
– Chris Carter Talks About Season 2
– Humbug
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Two”
– Duane Barry: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
– End Games: Audio Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
– Anasazi: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin

Season Three
– Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
– Chris Carter Talks About Season 3
– International Clips
– Special Effects with Commentary by Mat Beck
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Three”
– Threads of Mythology: Abduction
– Talitha Cuma: Audio Commentary by R.W. Goodwin

Season Four
– Deleted Scenes
– Extended Scenes
– Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
– Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
– Tunguska – Interview With Chris Carter
– Paper Hearts – Interview with Vince Gilligan
– Memento Mori: Audio Commentary by Rob Bowman
– Introduction to Memento Mori by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
– Max: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Four”

Season Five
– International Clips
– Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
– Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Five”
– Threads of Mythology: Black Oil
– FX Featurette
– Introduction to The Post-Modern Prometheus by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
– Patient X: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
– The Red and the Black: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
– The Post Modern Prometheus: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
– The Pine Bluff Variant: Audio Commentary by John Shiban

Season Six
– Special Effects with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
– Deleted Scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz)
– International Clips
– Two Fathers: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
– One Son: Audio Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
– Triangle: Audio Commentary by Chris Carter
– Introduction to Milagro by Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz
– X-Files Profiles: Cigarette-Smoking Man
– Featurette on Season Six
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Six”

Season Seven
– Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Chris Carter)
– Special effects sequences with commentary by Paul Rabwin
– International Clips
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Seven” Behind-the-Scenes featurette
– X-Files Profiles: A.D. Skinner and Samantha Mulder
– Closure: Audio Commentary by Kim Manners
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Seven”

Season Eight
– Special Effects by Mat Beck with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
– International Clips
– Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz and John Shiban)
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Eight”
– Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Chris Carter
– Threads of Mythology: Colonization
– X-Files Profiles
– Within: Commentary by Kim Manners and Robert Patrick
– Deadalive: Commentary by Frank Spotnitz
– Vienen: Commentary by Rod Hardy

Season Nine
– Deleted scenes (w/optional commentary by Frank Spotnitz)
– Special Effects by Mat Beck with Commentary by Paul Rabwin
– International Clips
– Audio Commentary by Chris Carter, Vince Gilligan, John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz, Kim Manners
– Documentary: “The Truth About Season Nine”
– “The Making of ‘The Truth’”
– “Secrets of The X-Files”
– “Tribute to The X-Files”
– Threads of Mythology: Super Soldiers
– X-Files Profiles
– Reflections on the Truth Featurette
– Wonder Con Panel

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