The future of the X-Files project is jeopardized after Mulder secretly infiltrates the government cover-up of a UFO crash.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Frederick Coffin ...
Chief Joseph McGrath
Colonel Calvin Henderson
Scott Bellis ...
Corporal Taylor
Deputy Sheriff Jason Wright
Sheila Paterson ...
Gina Watkins
Lt. Fraser
Freda Perry ...
Mrs. Wright
Lt. Griffin
Dr. Oppenheim (as William McDonald)
Jane MacDougall ...
Laura Dalton
Kimberly Unger ...
Karen Koretz


With inside information courtesy of Deep Throat, Mulder heads off to Wisconsin where the Defense Department is in the process of reclaiming a downed UFO. He sets off on his own and finds the crash site only to be knocked out by a soldier. In the brig, he meets Max Fenig, a UFO enthusiast who was also arrested for being too close to the clean up site. Mulder, who has been working on his own, is rescued by Scully but he is clearly in big trouble and faces a professional conduct hearing. When Fenig is found dead, it is clear that there are forces within the government who will go to any length to keep the existence of alien life forms a secret. Written by garykmcd

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19 November 1993 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


The character of Max Fenig would return to the series in Season 4 in the episodes The X-Files: Tempus Fugit (1997) and The X-Files: Max (1997). See more »


When Scully aims at the bathroom door in the motel, the slide of her pistol is moved halfway back, as if it stuck during cocking the gun. See more »


Dana Scully: You're entitled to the truth!
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References The Last Detail (1973) See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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U.F.O Ascension
20 September 2006 | by (Ireland) – See all my reviews

Usually any episodes of the x-files which involve U.F.O's are comprised of solid acting,quality script and plenty of tension all the way to excite the viewer.This episode from season one is no different.A genuinely interesting character alien abductee Max Fening makes an appearance and appears to be a huge fan of Mulders.Mulder acting on information from the mysterious Deep Throat sets about finding the pilot who crashed an unidentified flying object.The ending sequence has to be seen and is truly fantastic to watch over and over again.The ascension itself is a visual treat and leaves Mulder finally with tangible evidence to back up his beliefs.

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