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Originally making their on-screen debut in the hugely popular television phenomenon ‘The X-Files’, the Lone Gunmen are a trio of paranoid, hi-tech, computer-hacking geeks who have made it their mission to uncover the secret conspiracies that lie behind the façade of ‘The Establishment’. Always ready to assist F.B.I. Agents Mulder and Scully in the course of their unorthodox cases, Melvin Frohike, Richard 'Ringo' Langly and John Fitzgerald Byers are the ones to turn to for ultra-secret information, wild speculation, and a way to access the inaccessible; they also publish the infamous underground fanzine known as ‘The Lone Gunman’, a tome that is not afraid to reveal the truth – however unbelievable it may sound.

Spinning off into their own series (developed by ‘X-Files’ creator Chris Carter) Frohike, Langly and Byers soon encounter the brilliant and beautiful Yves Adele Harlow and their unlikely benefactor James ‘Jimmy’ Bond; they also find themselves involved in a series of bizarre and dangerous missions which challenge both their minds and their mettle; but as well as finding a challenge to their genius, the trio also discover that their unwitting ineptitude inadvertently causes things to go wrong more often than they would like, and they only manage to win out in the end through a combination of dogged determination and sheer luck…

Although really good fun, ‘The Lone Gunmen’ only ran for thirteen episodes before it was cancelled; after the series ended on a cliff-hanger Frohike, Langly and Byers subsequently appeared in the ‘X-Files’ Season Nine episode ‘Nothing Important Happened Today’, but only a cursory nod was given to the the events of the final instalment. Plans for a second series never reached fruition, and, after the events of the ‘X-Files’ episode ‘Jump the Shark’, it seems unlikely that our geeky heroes will ever appear again.

But then, as with all good conspiracy theories, you never know whether what you have seen is really what actually happened…

Note: The episode synopses are taken from the official Fox press releases.

The Lone Gunmen - Season 1

The X-Files - Intro Page

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