14 awesomely retro things we noticed while watching the original X-Files

As Fox Mulder and Dana Scully reunite, we look back at The X-Files circa 1993 and uncover some vintage delights...

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Only the most state-of-the-art technology for the FBI… 

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For speedily finding basic contact details. 

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And the once-iconic blinking blue underscore. 

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For the suspenseful delivery of vital information.

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Because FBI agents don’t have iPhones yet. 

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Essential crime solving equipment. 

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Forget Google maps or a sat nav, this is the only way to find that crucial crime scene.

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And the quickest way to see your surveillance shots. 

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For, erm, all those tapes that need playing. 

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Which talks, controls lights and then inevitably turns to murder. (Imagine what Mulder would have thought of Siri?)

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It might just look like a blue square of plastic, but that floppy, hidden behind wallpaper, solved an entire case. 

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Must-wear for every professional twenty-something.

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Wise beyond his young years, eh?

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For clubbers bored of dancing. We’re not even convinced was a thing in the 90s… 

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The X-Files is on tonight at 9:00pm on Channel 5. Series 1 – 9 are available on Amazon Prime