The X-Files: Season 1, Episode 6

Ghost in the Machine (29 Oct. 1993)
"The X Files" Ghost in the Machine (original title)

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Mulder and Scully are asked by Mulder's old partner Agent Jerry Lamana for help on a case. Benjamin Drake chairman of Eurisko, a major computer company, was electrocuted at the office. The ... See full summary »

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Mulder and Scully are asked by Mulder's old partner Agent Jerry Lamana for help on a case. Benjamin Drake chairman of Eurisko, a major computer company, was electrocuted at the office. The dead man was a personal friend of the Attorney General and Jerry doesn't want to mess up on such a high profile case. Computer genius Brad Wilczek co-founded the company with Drake and had a falling out over the direction of the company. Mulder wonders is someone might have hacked into the Eurisko building's elaborate computer system to use it to electrocute Drake. He turns to his new contact, Deep Throat, to try and figure out what is going on. Written by garykmcd

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At approximately 30'35", the book Scully is reading on her bed is, The Obstacle Course, written by J.F. Freedman, who is also known as Jerrold Freedman, the director. See more »

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At 13:23 on the DVD version of the episode when Mulder and Scully are questioning Brad Wilczek, he wants to show them the computer system that runs his house. The shot of the computer monitor reveals the behind the scenes crew in the reflection just before Wilczek turns the screen on. See more »

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Referenced in Gone Home (2013) See more »

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18 May 2013 | by (Greece) – See all my reviews

The connection here to a malevolent supercomputer is not HAL9000 as many fans seem to believe, but a little known sci-fi oddity called Demon Seed, which this episode references throughout, down to the self-referential control of house cameras and arbitrary tie in to Zen ('Eastern philosophy' here).

Demon Seed had some wacky ideas, but all that was the result of some genuine mind-bending by its creator, the strange Donald Cammell. It was a silly thing, but convinced of its hallucinatory trip.

In context of 1990's TV, this is silly and without edge, directed as simply a taut thriller. It's better than sillier episodes of the first season, like Eve and Jersey Devil.


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