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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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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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The character of Sergeant Hynek is named after Dr. J. Allen Hynek, prominent UFO investigator and author. See more »

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At about 14:02 when the Abductee covers his face in fear, the metal bar that imprisoned him actually bend outward as his weight is pressed against it. See more »

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Jose Chung: For although we may not be alone in the universe, in our own separate ways, on this planet, we are all... alone.
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Features Patterson-Gimlin Film (1967) See more »

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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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The Adventures of Reynard Muldrake and Diana Lesky
8 July 2006 | by (Roy, Utah) – See all my reviews

Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" is a great episode. I like the homage to Star Wars with the electricity truck basket passing overhead in the teaser. The stop-motion monster of Lord Kinbote is hokey but remember, it is a tribute to the old Ray Harryhausen films. I like Jose Chung referring to Scully as a "brainy beauty". I love the use of the "bleep" by detective Manners, named after director Kim Manners. I learned a new word from this episode, "confabulation". The back-breaker done by "the Body" on Blain was hilarious. I like how the shots of the person talking shifted from one scene to the other while staying on the person. Very creative. Now a few more thoughts after watching it again with the commentary. Panning left to right means going forward in time, panning right to left means going back in time. Cool. The magazine that said Truth or Humbug was a reference to season 2's Humbug. The soldier playing with mashed potatoes was an homage to 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind'. Cool. Jesse Ventura and Charles Nelson Reilly give excellent guest performances. Duchovny and Anderson are at their deadpan best. I loved this episode, but there is something missing that I can't quite place my finger on. Maybe someday I'll figure it out, but Jose Chung's "From Outer Space" is regardless, a can't-miss episode.


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