The X-Files were first performed in autumn 1993 and aired in the 1990s and early 2000s. The combination of his science-fiction drama, the partially serialized format, and a rise to fame, coupled with the growing use of the Internet for consumers, created a perfect recipe for a highly networked fan base.
A technology that overlaps with an intense fandom has never been seen before. Fans of the show founded the first active online fan community based on a show that is currently being broadcast. The kind of on-line fan interactions we take for granted today ̵
1; discussions about past episodes, sharing trivia, discussing where future storylines can be seen, etc. – were an important part of The X's popularity -Files .  In homage to the devotion of the fans and the networks they had created for discussion. The X-Files named show authors a minor character in the show after a real fan. In the episode Alone (aired on May 6, 2001), viewers are introduced to agent Leyla Harrison, an FBI agent who had become a fan of the often ridiculous "X-Files" unit and was full of interesting facts about her cases. Agent Harrison was named after the real X Files fanfiction author and community author Leyla Harrison, who died earlier this year after a long battle with cancer.