The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 10

Tithonus (24 Jan. 1999)
"The X Files" Tithonus (original title)

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Agent Scully gets paired up with a new partner to investigate a singular case. Alfred Fellig, a freelance crime photographer, has a knack for arriving at crime scenes shortly after the ... See full summary »

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Agent Scully gets paired up with a new partner to investigate a singular case. Alfred Fellig, a freelance crime photographer, has a knack for arriving at crime scenes shortly after the murder and long before the police arrive. Local authorities suspect Fellig may be killing the victims himself before photographing them. Written by Muldernscully

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Tithonus was the lover of Eos, and a figure in Greek mythology. When Eos asked Zeus to make Tithonus immortal, she forgot to ask for eternal youth. See more »

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When Alfred Fellig is loading his film, he switches on the safe light (red/orange light). When doing photography film must be loaded and unloaded in complete darkness. Photographic paper is safe under a red light, but film will still be ruined by it. See more »

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Mulder: I just think that death only looks for you, once you seek its opposite.
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Enjoyable X-Files' "Monster of the Week"
19 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

An FBI agent from the New York City field office has an X-File: Alfred Fellig (Geoffrey Lewis), a photographer who gets to the scene - BEFORE the crime! With Mulder in hot water with Deputy Director Kirsh, Scully is sent alone to NYC to investigate the mystery. Meanwhile Mulder discovers that Mr. Fellig has been taking photographs of death for a LONG time!

This is one of the best dark episodes of season 6. It's very well done and enjoyable - I've liked Geoffrey Lewis since "The Wind and the Lion", and he turns in a fine performance.

Much of season 6 is self-parodic or derivative. This episode is a classic, and the equal of the best stuff from the Vancouver period.


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