The X-Files: Season 7, Episode 1

The Sixth Extinction (7 Nov. 1999)
"The X Files" The Sixth Extinction (original title)

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In Africa, Scully searches for answers for Mulder's condition by studying rubbings taken from the fallen spacecraft. Back in D.C., Skinner tries to help Mulder by finding Michael Kritschgau... See full summary »



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Episode credited cast:
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dr. Amina Ngebe (as Jo Nell Kennedy)
Driver (as Abdoulaye N'Gom)
Barnes' Driver
Primitive African Man
ICU Nurse


In Africa, Scully searches for answers for Mulder's condition by studying rubbings taken from the fallen spacecraft. Back in D.C., Skinner tries to help Mulder by finding Michael Kritschgau at Mulder's request, who may know what is causing Mulder's accelerated brain activity. Written by Muldernscully

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Chris Carter wrote this episode at the same time David Duchovny was working on the next episode, "The Sixth Extinction II: Amor Fati." See more »


When Mulder has a seizure, the doctor tells Skinner to hold his head, while he and Fowler restrain Mulder's arms and legs. This is not medically accepted seizure procedure. Protocol dictates the seizing person be rolled onto his side and allowed to move around, with only his head supported to prevent injury, but not grabbed around the jaw in the manner that Skinner uses. See more »


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Good Season Opener
11 March 2006 | by See all my reviews

Following on from Biogenesis (Season 6 Finale), Scully desperately tries to discover the secrets of the spaceship beached on the Ivory Coast in West Africa, while Mulder lies in hospital with Skinner and a returning character hoping that they'll find a way to save him.

This mythology episode is a personal favourite of mine because it continues with an interesting topic, over how we came to exist and whether our ancestors were aliens or not.

The only let-down is Diana Fowley (played by Mimi Rogers), a character that I've never really been fond of, who goes around arguing about Mulder being her one true love and that she'll take care of him.

6/10 - Maybe not the best X-Files opener, but 'The Sixth Extinction' will manage to get your attention.

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