A murder inside the high-tech world of a virtual reality game leads Scully to battle a deadly digital character in order to save Mulder's life.

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The Lone Gunmen request Mulder and Scully's assistance in a murder case at a video game company. A virtual reality game has gone haywire, and players are dying for real at the hands of Maitreya, the central character in this game. Mulder and Scully enter the game in an attempt to find and stop the killer. Written by Muldernscully

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It won 2 Emmy Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. See more »

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When Mulder disappears into the game and Scully runs into the room at the top of the stairs, she is heard saying "Where's Mulder?" but her lips do not match what she is saying. See more »

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Fox Mulder: [Mulder prepares to enter the gamezone] Bring it on.
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From Yul Brynner to Krista Allen
16 April 2012 | by (Serbia) – See all my reviews

This episode got so trashed by people who are obviously lacking imagination and love for science fiction genre, not to mention knowledge of its heritage.

It is easy to recognize, William Gibson in this episode made a pastiche to a classic Michael Crichton's sci-fi movie Westworld http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070909/, only turned to a cyberpunk version of it, and with a female goddess replacing a male cowboy villain from Westworld (Yul Brynner). However, the level 2 in the game is totally a visual citation of Westworld's set.

The idea of artificial intelligence rebelling against men, although being widely exploited (Space Oddissey 2001, Terminator, Tron, Westworld, Matrix, etc etc) is always challenging and fresh. I enjoyed this episode a lot.


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