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1X79 - Pilot
Mulder lost nine minutes, and Scully lost nine
minutes, and the car lost nine minutes, then why
didn't Mulder's watch didn't lose nine minutes?
episode was shot over 14 days in March 1993 in
budget of this episode was about $2 million.
- Deep Throat
rear window reappears after its shattered.
walked seven miles accross a top secret air force
base and didn't get caught. Hmm...
only one round of ammunition in Scully's handgun
when one MIB removes its magazine. She didn't
just come from a target range, so why does she
have only one round of ammo in the magazine?
scene where Scully can't get a phone line out is
simialr to one in the classic "Bad Day at
Black Rock" (1955), which stars Spencer
was wearing a sweatshirt with a Georgetown
University logo embelmed on it.
McLennen's brother is Hank.
can squeeze through the tiniest gaps to get fresh
human livers, but he didn't squeeze through the
handcuffs. That makes sense, no?
to the police report in "Tooms" (aka
"Squeeze2"), Tooms was arrested July
23, 1993 at 107 E. Cordova (Scully's apartment).
However, in "Ascension", the apartment
number is 1419.
Longstreet, the director, "had no respect
for the script" according to James Wong;
Longstreet also didn't shoot multiple angles
(coverage) as it is typical to do, so Wong and
Michael Katleman had to go back and reshoot some
coverage, shoot a scene that hadn't been shot,
and add a lot of inserts to "make it
Okobogee, which is close to Sioux City (Iowa), in
the episode, is a tiny reference to the real-life
Spirit Lake, which is close to Sioux City.
However, near aren't any mountains close to the
body of water.
dossier says that Samantha Mulder was born in
Chilmarc, Miami. The real-life town of Chilmark,
which is on the island of Martha's Vineyard, is
spelled correctly in subsequent X-Files
error!: On Samantha's dossier, it says that she
was born November 21, 1965, yet the police report
gives her birthdate as January 22, 1964.
protocol channels from Mulder to Mulder's ASAC,
to the district G-14, to Section Chief Blevins.
ex-husband is John.
and Tessa's appointment is with Dr. Jack Fowler,
on August 7th at 2:30pm.
hypnotic regression tape is Session #2B, from
June 16, ____.
job?: The 0 and 1 portrait of Ruby was hand
printed by art staffer Vivian Nishi with felt
pens, to give it the numerals the necessary
child-like feel. She traced over wall-mounted
sheets of paper which had a too-perfect looking
computer print-out projected onto it.
- The Jersey Devil
episode was pretty clean -- there aren't any bloopers
here. However, there was a lot of controversy
surrounding the way that Chris Carter portrayed the
"real" Jersey Devil. Some said that the
being was portrayed as "an East Coast
bigfoot"; Carter replied with: "The idea
was not to make this a monster per se, but almost a
is the first episode where we see Mulder's
enjoyment of men's magazines and adult videos; in
his offices, he investigate a Playboy-type
magazine...but it's in X-Files-style: the
centerfold claims to have been abducted by
unseen FBI employees handling car requisitions in
this episode are Lorraine and Fran.
several cases during the episode, the vechicles
have no license plates, or the numbers have been
producers Morgan and Wong say that this
"ordinary" story is a response to FOX,
which wanted a poltergeist episode that had a
"relatable" supporting actor whom our
agents could help.
security video sequence: Wednesday, September 22,
1993 at 9:44:20pm - Lauren arrives at the ATM;
the assailant enters at 9:45:16pm; the second
assailant enters; by 9:45:29pm, they're shoved
themselves offscreen-right. The spectral blur
appeared at 9:45:24pm, five seconds earlier.
desk plaque has a Benjamin Franklin quote:
"One To-Day is Worth Two To-morrows".
on the rental car: 100.
total debt amount: $15 000.
newspaper headline says, "Howard Graves'
Suicide Creates Shock," by Steve Woods; on
the same page, there's another story about a
killer who extracts his victim's livers -- of
course this refers to Eugene Tooms of
"Squeeze" and "Tooms".
The name being stenciled onto Graves' pakring
space is "Tom Braidwood", the name of
the actor/assistant director who portrays the
Lone Gunman, Frohike.
- Ghost in the Machine
spools through a digital audio tape, but DAT
machines don't make that type of spooling noise.
The recording/dubbing editor later confessed that
the sound was actually made by an analogue audio
tape to enhance the sound effects.
is pushed to the floor of the elevator by
G-forces when his former partner is killed.
However, since the elevator is falling down,
then he should be stuck to the ceiling.
Mulder points his Glock19 handgun at the dog, we
hear the cocking of the gun's hammer. However,
that particular weapon has an internal hammer
which doesn't make such a noise.
dog excretes the alien worms out of its body
through bowel movements, but the parasites had
attached themselves to glands in the dogs brain.
How did they get into its digestive tract?
the end, the agents are standing in outside in
freezing Arctic weather, but we don't see
a serious automobile accident, Michelle Generoo
has a deep cut on her eyebrow and a lot of blood
on her head, but later in the episode there are
no cuts visible.
a scientist, a doctor. She is Dr. Dana Katherine
Scully, but her partner called for a doctor when
she was present.
didn't object when Mulder called the doctor.
Colonel Belt was shown on a mission in 1977, but
the first space shuttle wasn't launched until
states have laws making it mandatory that
hospitals have windows that patients can't jump
out of, no?
- Fallen Angel
notices a V-shaped scar behind Max Fenig's right
ear when Fenig undergoes a seizure. However, back
at the hotel, Mulder tells Scully that the scar
is behind the left ear.
immediately declares that Fenig suffers from
schizophrenia when she discovers his Melleril
medication. The phenothiazine derivative,
however, is also prescribed for anxiety, tension,
agitation, psychosomatic disorders, sleep
disturbances, difficulties of concentration,
intractible pain and alcohol withdrawal.
the hospital, the doctor says that the deputy and
the others had been admitted with 5th and 6th
degree burns over 90% of their bodies. However, a
body is burned to the bone in the 4th degree, and
if a person is burnt more severly than the fourth
degree, then he/she would be incinerated to an
Simmons has the Eve-strength to get her father
into the swing without showing any signs of
struggle, yet Mulder is able to restrain both
Teena and Cindy Reardon with one in each of his
arms. Hmm...please don't tell me that Mulder's
really Arnold Schwarzchnagger.
to Sally Kendrick, the adult Eve, she had extra
chromosomes. However, according to scientists, multiple
extra chromosomes would result in spontaneous
abortion of the fetus way before birth.
the girls and Eve are in the motel room they
drink from paper cups, yet when Mulder and Scully
later get one of the cups, it is made out of
glass. Spontaneous glassination?
save cash, the production crew used stock
footage. The scene of Scully working at her
computer is the exactly the same shot