The X-Files: Season 7, Episode 19

Hollywood A.D. (30 Apr. 2000)
"The X Files" Hollywood A.D. (original title)

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Skinner's buddy from college, Wayne Federman, trails Mulder and Scully on a case involving a pipe bombing in a church, at Skinner's insistence. Wayne is a writer/producer from Hollywood ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
Dana Scully / Tea Leoni (as Tea Leoni)
Cardinal O'Fallon
Wayne Federman
Micah Hoffman
Bill Dow ...
Tim Roe ...
Barry K. Thomas ...
Sugar Bear
Tina M. Ameduri ...
Bill Millar ...


Skinner's buddy from college, Wayne Federman, trails Mulder and Scully on a case involving a pipe bombing in a church, at Skinner's insistence. Wayne is a writer/producer from Hollywood gathering material for a FBI-based movie. Mulder and Scully turn out to be the reluctant stars of this movie by Federman. Written by Muldernscully

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During the early 1980s, a number of documents purporting to be original papers relating to the origin and development of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (the Mormon Church) appeared on the collector's market. These documents, if true, would have cast some aspects of Mormon history and tradition in a dubious if not negative light; the most famous example was the so-called "Salamander Letter," which the church itself bought and which claimed that the founder of Mormonism, Joseph Smith, did not really see an angel (as he said he had) but instead was visited by a talking salamander. These documents were eventually all revealed to be the forgeries of a formerly devout Mormon named Mark Hofmann. Many elements of this episode's plot, including the similarity of the forgers' names and the priest obtaining the forged document that he considers blasphemous, are drawn from the Mark Hofmann case. See more »


When Scully is alone performing the autopsy on Micah Hoffman a shadow can be seen on the wall behind her. As the scene ends with her staring at her cut finger you can see a person's shadow cross the wall behind her from left to right. See more »


Scully: Maybe faith is a type of insanity.
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References Witness (1985) See more »

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Plan 9 From Hollywood
25 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

When a '60s radical turns up dead in the crypt of a prominent Catholic it looks like a great basis for a movie to Deputy Director Skinner's old college pal, writer/producer Wayne Federman (as himself.) It's inexplicable weirdness on screen and off as Mulder and Scully try to handle Hollywood and a case that involves a Da-Vinci-coded soup bowl and the dancing dead.

I guess it had to happen - the show about show business. And it is just as awful as you might expect, combining both a self-parodical X-File AND a parody of a Hollywood treatment of the X-Files! Where does this leave viewers? Near the bottom of the unbrakeable slide in quality that is season 7. Once we were on a search for answers, then we were on a search for questions. Now we're just looking for laughs.

In the finale scene, keep your eye peeled for the Chris Carter zombie - the one with tongue THROUGH cheek and skewered in place with a blue pencil. Oh wait, that's not visible on-screen...

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