The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 1

Deep Throat (17 Sep. 1993)
"The X Files" Deep Throat (original title)

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Agents Mulder and Scully investigate the suspicious behaviour of a secret air force base in Idaho, coming into contact with government forces which threaten their careers and safety.

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Mulder and Scully investigate the mental breakdown and disappearance of a U.S. Air Force officer, Col. Robert Budahas, once a well regarded test pilot. Mulder's research reveals that there is a pattern of breakdowns at Ellens Air Force base but Scully thinks there are any number legitimate medical reasons for what has happened. Mulder is soon in touch with local UFO enthusiasts and learns where in the area is best to view UFOs. He comes across two young people who regularly sneak onto the base through a hole in the fence to sit back and watch. Mulder believes the aircraft the locals are seeing were built using alien technology and it becomes apparent that the U.S. government is hiding something and will go to great lengths to keep it that way. Throughout, Mulder receives advice and a friendly warning from an unknown man, Deep Throat, who warns him to be careful and confirms Mulder's suspicions about aliens. Written by garykmcd

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The house used for the exterior shots of the Budahas residence would also become Frank Black's yellow house in Millennium (1996) and Cassie Blake's in The Secret Circle (2011). See more »

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When Mulder and Scully are confronted on the road by two cars full of government/military personnel. The guys in suits force Mulder and Scully out of their car and disarm them. One of the government agents takes Scully's pistol from her and removes the magazine. Slots in the magazine show how many bullets are in it, and it is clear that Scully only had one bullet in her gun. See more »

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[Mulder and Scully have just asked two teens if they saw a flying saucer]
Scully: Mulder, did you see their eyes? If I were that high...
Mulder: Ooh! If you were that high, what?
Scully: Mulder, you could've shown that kid a picture of a flying hamburger and he would've told that's *exactly* what he saw.
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The Truth
Written by Mark Snow
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Introduction To An Informant
6 April 2006 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

Deep Throat introduces us to a beloved character referred to as Deep Throat. We never learn the name of this mysterious informant, who continues to assist or not assist (as the case may be) Mulder in subsequent episodes. He advises Mulder to stay away from a case Mulder has begun and Mulder does the opposite. This episode helps to add to the audience's mistrust of the government as UFOs are supposedly being flown on a United States Air Force Base in Idaho. The action becomes tense and suspenseful when Mulder is captured on the top-secret base and Scully must find a way to rescue him. This show also marks the beginning of famous guest stars who either were famous at the time of their appearance or soon came to be well-known. The guest star to look for in this episode is a young Seth Green before his roles in Buffy and Austin Powers. This episode is a fun, exciting ride.


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