After a US destroyer vanishes for 42 hours, a group of sailors are rescued but all have aged tremendously. All but one quickly dies and the survivor is under guard in a military hospital. Mulder's archive has reports of a number of ships disappearing in the same area just off Norway. He believes it's all related to the Navy's World War II Philadelphia experiments where the government was trying to find a way to make ships invisible to radar. They find the missing ship, the USS Ardent, in the North Sea abandoned and with all of its crew dead but one, the Captain. Both the ship and the Captain are quite old and they seem to have gone through some type of time anomaly. Scully has a scientific explanation for what has happened but they are going to have to solve the mystery quickly as they begin to age rapidly. Written by
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The sailor in the locker whom Mulder and Scully find is holding what looks like a Jack Daniel's Old no.7 Tennessee Whiskey bottle. The label actually says Jim Dandie's Old no. 2 Kentucky Whiskey (also used in WolfCop
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The USS Ardent is said to be a destroyer escort commissioned in 1991. However, destroyer escorts are very old and outdated ships from World War II, with the last U.S. ones being commissioned in the late 1960s and early 1970s. See more
I found a children's book of Norse legends. From what I can tell, the pictures show the end of the world - not in a sudden firestorm of damnation as the Bible teaches us, but in a slow covering blanket of snow. First the moon and the stars will be lost in a dense white fog, then the rivers and the lakes and the sea will freeze over. And finally a wolf named Skoll will open his jaws and eat the sun, sending the world into an everlasting night. I think I hear the wolf at the door.
References Dead Calm
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more