'Supernatural's very 'X-Files' moment: The truth is in there

spn-x-files-titlecard.jpgIt's no secret that "Supernatural" has been heavily inspired by "The X-Files," but the influence has never been quite so literal as it is in this brand new clip from Friday's episode, "Clap Your Hands if You Believe."

The episode begins with a classic cold open and leads into a title sequence that we expect geeks across the land to completely freak out over.

"When we decided to do an alien abduction as the teaser, and we immediately thought to do the title sequence," executive producer Sera Gamble tells AOL.

The cast and crew still mourn the loss of Kim Manners, the beloved producer who passed away in January of 2009. Manners was best known for his extensive work on "The X-Files," and he brought the same sensibility and standard of quality to "Supernatural."

"It would be hard to find someone working on the show who isn't an 'X-Files' fan," Gamble says. "It was especially fun to put together the homage because 'Supernatural' does owe a real creative debt of gratitude to the show; I think the whole current generation of genre shows does."

You don't want to skip the clip below. Oh, nostalgia.



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