TV Series Premiere (Pilot Episode) on the Fox Network: March 4, 2001
The truth is out there ... in the archives ... the FOI Act notwithstanding .... and the Lone Gunmen will find it.
Reprising their recurring roles on The X-Files, the trio of Melvin Frohike (Tom Braidwood), John Fitzgerald Byers (Bruce Harwood) and Richard Langly (Dean Haglund) star in their own spinoff series produced and shot on location in Vancouver, British Columbia, by Chris Carter, creator of the originating series.
The Lone Gunmen take on an unlikely partner as a financial backer with the name of Jimmy Bond (Stephen Snedden). Their less-than-shadowy nemesis, an industrial espionage agent with a body to die for and a mind more devious than those of the Lone Gunmen combined, is Yves Adele Harlow (Zuleikha Robinson). The character's name is an anagram for Lee Harvey Oswald.
In an episode broadcast on Sunday, March 18, 2001, "Like Water for Octane," the trio uncover the truth and the physical proof behind the conspiracy to hide the evidence of an internal combustion engine that runs on tap water. A major part of the plot involves a Freedom of Information clerk in a Federal records repository in Maryland who winds up dead.
The Fictional World of Archives
Submitted by David Mattison, 2001.03.20. Updated 2001.03.20.