The Lone Gunmen: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (4 Mar. 2001)

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The 3 Lone Gunmen attempt to steal the Octium IV chip from E-Com-Con's top security room. However, a professional thief is watching them.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Bertram Byers
Ray Helm
Jim Fyfe ...
First Guard
Steve Makaj ...
N.D. Man
Dee Jay Jackson ...
Demo Man
Christopher Gora ...
Bearded Man


The 3 Lone Gunmen attempt to steal the Octium IV chip from E-Com-Con's top security room. However, a professional thief is watching them.

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In this episode we finally learn the location of the Lone Gunmen's HQ. It is a warehouse/basement in Takoma Park, Maryland, an industrial suburb of Washington DC. See more »


When the Lone Gunmen and Timmy are hacking into the Department of Defense's mainframe, their intrusion is detected, but Byers tells Timmy to "keep downloading". They're downloading a text document (.txt), which would download instantaneously on any contemporary internet connection (which we assume they have, since they're hackers). See more »


Guard: Full body cavity search!
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References Teletubbies (1997) See more »


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No such thing as coincidence
20 December 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

["Life imitating art? Not really, just a ghastly coincidence. The stellar writing team and Rob Bowman's crisp and snappy direction ensure that Pilot sticks in your mind for all the right reasons."]

I find it odd this person takes it upon himself to inform us sheep why this Lone Gunman Pilot is merely a "coincidence". This isn't the first so called 911 coincidence Fox has aired before 911. There is a Simpsons episode (Season 9, Episode 1) where Lisa holds up a magazine that reads "New York" at the top and a large "$9" to the left of the twin towers silhouette. This obviously reads "911". The question must be asked - where did these writers come up with these ideas? The quote above gets one thing right - the Pilot was created to stick in our minds for all the right reasons... Desensitization. Millions of people tune in to watch the Simpsons and many people are fans of the X-Files as well (where the Lone Gunman first began).

The fact there are huge questions that have never been answered about who is actually responsible for 911 and the fact people in a cave could not have any control over NORAD's actions during 911, when many aircraft had been intercepted before 911 within minutes of violating air traffic control's rules and regulations.

Under Trivia it states: ["The pilot program, which first aired on March 4, 2001, concerned a government plot to crash an airplane into the World Trade Center and make it appear as a terrorist plot in order to justify more defense spending."] Sound familiar? Our defense spending sky rocketed bankrupting our country! We know elements of the government created a document entitled "Northwoods" in March of 1962. It intels hijacking passenger aircraft to blame it on Cuba in order to have an excuse to invade that country. Its what's known as a "false flag event". Declassified documents prove the "gulf of tonkin" was a false flag event that allowed LBJ to invade Vietnam.

Another question I like to ask the skeptics: Do you trust politicians? They all say NO. So why should we believe their so called "official story" when they can't be trusted and have left nothing but questions, rather than solid answers that are backed by solid proof? Hell, Osama bin Laden isn't even wanted by the FBI for is supposed involvement in 911, even though we were all shown a video of him taking responsibility for the event!

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