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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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Roky Crikenson
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Lieutenant Jack Schaefer
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Chrissy Giorgio
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Dr. Fingers
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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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Trivia

The video of the 'alien' autopsy conducted by Scully is hosted by the Stupendous Yappi (Jaap Broeker), the 'psychic' who appeared in the season 3 episode, "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose." See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Blaine: You can't suppress the truth! The people have a right to know! Roswell! Roswell!
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Connections

Referenced in The X-Files Game (1998) See more »

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The X-Files Love Suite
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow
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I agree, best episode ever
21 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love the witty and well-researched script by Darin Morgan. Everything you see and hear in this episode has a hidden meaning, be it a joke, a tribute to another sci-fi movie or a tribute to an obscure UFO researcher from the 60's. In fact, the entire episode seems to be a tribute to 'Pale Fire', written by Vladimir Nabokov. At any rate, in my opinion, the script was brilliant and also was brilliantly executed by director Rob Bowman (Hmmm... is 'Bowman' his real name or is it a tribute to Kubrick & Clarke's '2001: A Space Odyssey'? Food for thought.) There's so much more I could write about this episode, but I think instead I'll pop it in the DVD and watch it again.

P.S. Charles Nelson Reilly's Jose Chung character appears again in an episode of the 2nd season of Chris Carter's 'Millennium', in another truly brilliant Darin Morgan script.


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