Mulder and Scully head off to Alaska when the scientists working on the Arctic Ice Core project have seemingly gone crazy and killed each other. The project team had just beaten the record for the deepest core sample when they soon began to act oddly. Along with two scientists and a helicopter pilot, the agents arrive at the deserted post and soon find that an ancient micro-organism from one of the deep core samples is responsible. The helicopter pilot is the first affected and has to be restrained. One other of the group is also infected and the chief scientist in the group thinks it's Mulder. Written by
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It's likely that the character of Campbell is named in honor of John W. Campbell, author of the story, "Who Goes There?" upon which both The Thing From Another World (1951) and The Thing (1982) were based. See more
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This is Agent Mulder. We have a serious biological hazard. Request air pick-up and quarantine procedures. Over.
Come in, Doolittle Airfield.
We copy, Agent Mulder. This area is under a heavy storm and no aircraft can get out for the next day. Maybe the military base in Kotzebue can set up a quarantine. Advise immediate evacuation. The arctic storm is bearing in your direction. Over.
We were told we'd have three clear days of weather. Over.
Welcome to the top of the world, sir.
Referenced in Gone Home