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"The X-Files" F. Emasculata (1995)"The X Files" F. Emasculata (original title)

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The X-Files: Season 2: Episode 22 -- The agents go behind bars to stop a horribly disfiguring virus that is killing prison inmates at an epidemic rate.


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Original Air Date:
28 April 1995 (Season 2, Episode 22)
As Scully investigates the spread of a deadly contagion at a prison, Mulder tracks down two escaped convicts infected with the disease. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder

Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully

Charles Martin Smith ... Dr. Osbourne

Dean Norris ... Marshal Tapia

John Pyper-Ferguson ... Paul

William B. Davis ... Smoking Man

Angelo Vacco ... Angelo Garza

Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Morris Panych ... Dr. Simon Auerbach

Lynda Boyd ... Elizabeth

John Tench ... Steve

Alvin Sanders ... Bus Driver
Kim Kondrashoff ... Bobby Torrence

Chilton Crane ... Mother at Bus Station
Bill Rowat ... Dr. Robert Torrence
Jude Zachary ... Winston
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brent Chapman ... Robert (uncredited)
Myles Ferguson ... Boy in the Bus (uncredited)
Jenny-Lynn Hutcheson ... Little girl from the trailer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rob Bowman 
Writing credits
Chris Carter (created by)

Chris Carter (written by) &
Howard Gordon (written by)

Produced by
Rob Bowman .... producer
Chris Carter .... executive producer
Joseph Patrick Finn .... producer
R.W. Goodwin .... co-executive producer
Howard Gordon .... supervising producer
Crawford Hawkins .... associate producer
Kim Manners .... producer
Paul Rabwin .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Mark 
Casting by
Rick Millikan 
Art Direction by
Graeme Murray 
Set Decoration by
Shirley Inget 
Costume Design by
Larry S. Wells  (as Larry Wells)
Makeup Department
Fern Levin .... key makeup artist
Fern Levin .... special effects makeup artist
Toby Lindala .... special effects makeup artist
Malcolm Marsden .... key hair stylist
Adam Behr .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Ken Dennis .... post-production supervisor (as Kenneth Dennis)
Joseph Patrick Finn .... production manager (as J.P. Finn)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Collin Leadlay .... second assistant director
Vladimir Stefoff .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gary Pembroke Allen .... assistant art director (as Gary P. Allen)
Kenneth H. Hawryliw .... property master (as Ken Hawryliw)
Rob Maier .... construction coordinator
Bruno Coupe .... set dresser (uncredited)
Michael Dundas .... lead hand painter (uncredited)
Vivien Nishi .... draftsperson (uncredited)
Sound Department
Thierry J. Couturier .... supervising sound editor
Craig Hunter .... sound re-recording mixer
Nello Torri .... sound re-recording mixer
David John West .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael T. Williamson .... sound mixer (as Michael Williamson)
Derek Casari .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Martin Lacroix .... boom operator (uncredited)
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Gauthier .... special effects
Steve Gauthier .... special effects technician (uncredited)
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp .... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Tomsic .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects producer
John Basset .... visual effects coordinator: remastered version (uncredited)
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects facility producer (uncredited)
Michael Van Fleet .... systems administrator: remastered version (uncredited)
Ken Kirzinger .... stunt coordinator
Jim Dunn .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Campbell .... key grip
John Clothier .... camera operator
Marty McInally .... focus puller
David Tickell .... chief lighting technician
Curt Griebel .... grip (uncredited)
Dan Henshaw .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Kositchek .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Rob Parisien .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Vancouver
Coreen Mayrs .... casting associate: Vancouver
Randy Stone .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenni Gullett .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor
Mark Nowicki .... colorist: digitally restored version (uncredited)
Location Management
Todd Pittson .... location manager
Music Department
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor
Larold Rebhun .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Bob Bowe .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Michelle 'Micky' Fell .... extra casting assistant
Anita Meehan-Truelove .... production coordinator (as Anita Truelove)
Joanne Service .... assistant production coordinator
Helga Ungurait .... script supervisor
James Castle .... title designer (uncredited)
Kasandra Greene .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Danny Ho .... playback operator (uncredited)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Anna Tkatch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The X Files: F. Emasculata (#2.22)" - Canada (original title)
45 min | Argentina:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

The exploding pustules were carefully rigged to burst on command. Makeup supervisor Toby Lindala constructed a hand-held device that connected via tube to the faux sores. When the device was pressed, the pustule would burst.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): At one point Dr. Osborne tells Scully: "We finance exploration of new species for the rain forest with potential drug applications." As spoken this line doesn't make sense - it really should be: "We finance exploration of the rain forest for new species with potential drug applications." It's unclear whether the error was the actor's or the screenwriter's.See more »
Skinner:For every step you take they're three steps ahead.
Mulder:What about you, where do you stand?
Skinner:I stand right on the line you keep crossing.
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Movie Connections:
References Smokey and the Bandit (1977)See more »
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28 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
F. Emasculata: The F doesn't stand for Fun., 8 May 2006
Author: Muldernscully from Roy, Utah

F. Emasculata is an all-out gross episode with a lot of intrigue. It's got Skinner and the Cigarette Smoking Man(CSM) in it, so you can't go wrong. Giant red and purple boils on people's face and neck is enough to gross you out. But when these boils explode and spray yellow pus on people's faces, the grossness factor tops out. Mulder and Scully are separated for the bulk of the episode as Mulder pursues two prison escapees who may be infected while Scully tries to determine the cause of this contagion that has killed several inmates. F. Emasculata has an interesting premise about the government experimenting on prison inmates like lab rats. CSM brings just a pinch of the mythology into the episode, specifically when he and Mulder argue over the "truth". This episode is a fun ride, the suspense heightening when you see a boil start to pulsate. So if you have a weak stomach, be forewarned. F. Emasculata will make you think twice before popping that next pimple.

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