The X-Files (1993– )
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Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' 

Scully recounts the investigation of an alleged UFO encounter for a famous author researching his latest novel.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Roky Crikenson
Lieutenant Jack Schaefer
Chrissy Giorgio
Jason Gaffney ...
Dr. Fingers
Larry Musser ...
Detective Manners
Allan Zinyk ...
Blaine Faulkner
Andrew Turner ...
Sargeant Hynek
Mina E. Mina ...
Dr. Hand


Well known author Jose Chung is writing a book about the claimed alien abduction of a young couple that was subsequently investigated by agents Mulder and Scully. With Mulder unavailable, Scully provides most of the information on the case. Chrissy and Harold were out on a date when their car suddenly lost all power in the middle of nowhere. From that point on however, their stories and that of the others involved in the investigation begin to vary considerably. It all equally leads to several possible conclusions. Written by garykmcd

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12 April 1996 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Detective Manners is named for the late Kim Manners, one of the shows long-standing producers. See more »


At 36mins 40secs, Mulder puts his hand in an ice bucket the morning after the night before. The amount of water left would indicate the original ice filled the bucket to beyond overflowing, and that there was perhaps no bottle in the bucket either. See more »


Jose Chung: Evidence of extraterrestrial existence remains as elusive as ever, but the skies will continue to be searched by the likes of Blaine Faulkner, hoping to someday find not only proof of alien life, but also contentment on a new world. Until then, he must be content with his new job.
[Blaine, now a county lineman in a bucket lift, gets electrocuted by a power-pole transformer and screams]
Jose Chung: Others search for answers from within. Roky relocated to El Cajon, California, preaching to the lost and ...
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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »


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What a stunner
28 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

I watched this episode when it first aired and many times since, and it never loses off its charm and combination of humor and profundity. The dialogue, intricacy of allusions, factuals and counterfactuals, and the brilliant parody of post-modern concepts of multiple, conflicting, and unreliable narrators make for some of the best television put on the screen, ever. A few earlier sci-fi series hit highs like this -- Star Trek, Twilight Zone. Our dynamic duo put in some of their finest performances.

Certainly one of the best handful of X-Files episodes, and possibly the best ever. The X-Files never again reached these heights of its third season, but keeping such a level up is pretty hard.

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