Even in one of the most celebrated ensemble production teams of the 1990s, Darin Morgan made fans sit up and take notice at his complex, noir-tinged, sometimes loopy scripts for the science fiction phenomenon "The X-Files" (Fox, 1993-2002). The brother of "X-Files" producer Glen Morgan, Darin broke into the show's lore by donning full-body disguise as the ultra-creepy monster "Flukeman" in an episode of the show's second season, but was soon nurtured as a writer by creator Chris Carter. He established a signature stamp on the show with some of the most anomalously funny stories in the dark series' history, including "Humbug" and "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose." He followed Glen and writing partner James Wong when they became showrunners on Carter's second series, "Millennium" (Fox, 1996-99), and made a goofy return to "The X-Files" in front of the camera in 1997, playing the nerdy shapeshifter who notoriously romanced Agent Scully in the guise of Agent Mulder. His imprimatur would usher him to producing-writing jobs on a sequence of high-profile TV shows, including two short-lived reboots of the classics, "Night Stalker" (2005-06) and "The Bionic Woman" (NBC, 2007), another Fox sci-fi hit, "Fringe" (2008-13) and brother Glen's teen mystery series "Tower Prep" (Cartoon Network, 2010). His episodes of "The X-Files" inevitably discussed among the series' best, Morgan's flare for the darkly comic and comically dark would make his name as one of the most distinctive, even cinematic writers of contemporary sci-fi television.