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"The X-Files" Syzygy (1996)"The X Files" Syzygy (original title)

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The X-Files: Season 3: Episode 13 -- The agents must determine what is causing teenage girls to commit brutal murders - a rare planetary alignment or a Satanic cult.


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Original Air Date:
26 January 1996 (Season 3, Episode 13)
A rare alignment of the planets gives two teenage girls dangerous telekinetic powers. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder

Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully

Dana Wheeler-Nicholson ... Det. Angela White

Wendy Benson-Landes ... Margi Kleinjan (as Wendy Benson)

Lisa Robin Kelly ... Terri Roberts
Garry Davey ... Bob Spitz
Denalda Williams ... Zirinka

Gabrielle Miller ... Brenda J. Summerfield

Ryan Reynolds ... Jay De Boom

Tim Dixon ... Dr. Richard W. Godfrey
Ryk Brown ... Minister
Jeremy Radick ... Young Man

Russell Porter ... Scott Simmons
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Peg Christopherson ... Officer #2 (uncredited)
Dana Pemberton ... Officer #1 (uncredited)
Joyce Seeley ... Woman (in field) (uncredited)
Jordan Lee Williams ... Basketball Player (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rob Bowman 
Writing credits
Chris Carter (created by)

Chris Carter (written by)

Produced by
Rob Bowman .... producer
Chris Carter .... executive producer
Joseph Patrick Finn .... producer
R.W. Goodwin .... co-executive producer
Howard Gordon .... co-executive producer
Kim Manners .... producer
Paul Rabwin .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Stephen Mark 
Casting by
Rick Millikan 
Art Direction by
Graeme Murray 
Set Decoration by
Shirley Inget 
Costume Design by
Jenni Gullett 
Makeup Department
Fern Levin .... key makeup artist
Toby Lindala .... special effects makeup artist
Robert A. Pandini .... key hair stylist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Brett Dowler .... unit manager
Joseph Patrick Finn .... production manager (as J.P. Finn)
Lori Jo Nemhauser .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Collin Leadlay .... second assistant director
Vladimir Stefoff .... first assistant director
Art Department
Gary Pembroke Allen .... assistant art director (as Gary P. Allen)
Kenneth H. Hawryliw .... property master (as Ken Hawryliw)
Rob Maier .... construction coordinator (as Rob 'Stroby' Maier)
Louis Solyom .... head painter
Michael Dundas .... lead hand painter (uncredited)
Nancy C. Lee .... art department assistant (uncredited)
Peter Lieshout .... painter (uncredited)
Vivien Nishi .... draftsperson (uncredited)
Trevor Oleksy .... greensman (uncredited)
Lorne Poole .... set dresser (uncredited)
David Paul Hewitt White .... set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Thierry J. Couturier .... supervising sound editor
Nello Torri .... sound re-recording mixer
Doug E. Turner .... sound re-recording mixer (as Douglas E. Turner)
David John West .... sound re-recording mixer
Michael T. Williamson .... sound mixer (as Michael Williamson)
Derek Casari .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Rick Hinson .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
Martin Lacroix .... boom operator (uncredited)
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Gauthier .... special effects
Steve Gauthier .... special effects technician (uncredited)
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects producer
John Basset .... visual effects coordinator: remastered version (uncredited)
Jordan Hassay .... lead compositor: remastered version (uncredited)
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects facility producer (uncredited)
Richard Trus .... visual effects facility producer (uncredited)
Michael Van Fleet .... systems administrator: remastered version (uncredited)
Tony Morelli .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Campbell .... key grip
Jon Joffin .... second unit director of photography
Nathaniel Massey .... camera operator
Patrick Stepien .... focus puller
David Tickell .... chief lighting technician
Dan Henshaw .... first assistant camera: b (uncredited)
Rob Parisien .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Vancouver
Wendy O'Brien .... casting associate: Vancouver (as Wendy O'Brien Livingstone)
Lisa Ratke .... extras casting
Randy Stone .... original casting
Stacy Wise .... casting associate: Los Angeles
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gillian Kieft .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jeff Cahn .... assistant editor
Sue Kesler .... assistant editor
Mark Nowicki .... colorist: digitally restored version (uncredited)
Location Management
Todd Pittson .... location manager
Alan Bartolic .... location scout (uncredited)
Kimberly Lynn .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor
Larold Rebhun .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Bob Bowe .... transportation coordinator
Stephen Carr .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Other crew
Susan Crawford .... assistant production coordinator
Lara Fox .... script supervisor
Vince Gilligan .... creative consultant
Anita Meehan-Truelove .... production coordinator
Darin Morgan .... story editor
Frank Spotnitz .... story editor
Jeff Vlaming .... story editor (as Jeffrey Vlaming)
Carolyn Adair .... stand-in: utility (uncredited)
James Castle .... title designer (uncredited)
Rupert Hancock .... second unit coordinator (uncredited)
Danny Ho .... playback operator (uncredited)
John Shiban .... show staff writer (uncredited)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Teotico .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The X Files: Syzygy (#3.13)" - Canada (original title)
44 min | Argentina:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Syzygy is a straight line configuration of three celestial bodies. Syzygy is also a term used by Carl Jung to mean a union of opposites.See more »
Factual errors: The planets and the moon are shown, at the beginning and the end, as being in a sort of triangle formation. This would never happen as the sun, moon, and all the planets orbit on the same plane (the ecliptic plane) and are always in line with each other. In addition, one of the planets mentioned as being in alignment, Uranus, cannot be seen with the naked eye.See more »
Dana Scully:I'm driving. Why do you always have to drive? Because you're the guy? Because you're the big, macho man?
Fox Mulder:No. I was just never sure your little feet could reach the pedals.
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Movie Connections:
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3 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Another future stat found in an X-Files bit part, 27 May 2010
Author: twohundredproof from United States

Hidden away in this whimsical episode was Ryan Reynolds.

He was a bit fat. Suddenly his character in Just Friends seemed even better.

While the episode itself was yet another well titled, in fact its title is an esoteric word that at first glance appears invented by Chris Carter, episode, and the plot at times seemed all too familiar, the repeated clichés were turned into great wit, and their use fantastic.

Add to the fact that Mulder and Sculley both were pulled into the teenage fervor, being short, coy and all around immature "sure, fine, whatever," and it was a great episode.

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