The X-Files: Season 5, Episode 15

Travelers (29 Mar. 1998)
"The X Files" Travelers (original title)

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In 1990 a man dies and the last word he utters is Mulder. Mulder thinking that this has something to do with his father, investigates and learns that the man supposedly died in 1952. He ... See full summary »

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In 1990 a man dies and the last word he utters is Mulder. Mulder thinking that this has something to do with his father, investigates and learns that the man supposedly died in 1952. He then goes to speak to Arthur Dales a retired FBI agent who was supposedly investigating the man then. Initially he doesn't want to talk to Mulder but later changes his mind and proceeds to tell him about the man whom he arrested and who later died while in custody and then later saw alive. He would also tell him that he was contacted by a man named Bill Mulder who told him of a government conspiracy. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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We find the origin of what makes a case an X-file. Unsolved cases were filed under "U" until too many were in there, so they started putting them under "X". A case is given an "X" by the director's office. See more »

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The record player 'DUAL 1214' in the 1952 sequence was not produced before the late 1960s. See more »

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X Files set in the Forties with guest appearance by Kolchak
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In a brilliant season of The X Files, this episode stands out because of the guest appearance of Darren McGavin, who might be one of the biggest cult TV stars ever, because of his role as Kolchak. In the 1970s, McGavin starred as Kolchak in The Night Stalker and The Night Strangler, a role which he later reprised for a short lived TV series, which was not really of the same quality as the previous TV movies, but became a fan favorite nonetheless. McGavin played the charismatic newspaper journalist Kolchak, who faced supernatural threats, and of course skepticism of everybody. Shades of Fox Mulder. Therefore it was a brilliant touch to have Darren McGavin play Arthur Dales, the FBI agent who actually initiated the X Files. Only complaint is that McGavin has too little screen time as most of the episode is a flashback. But the flashback story is eerie and disturbing, featuring appearances by Fox Mulder's father, and by the infamous Roy Cohn. The young Dales is ably played by Fredric Lane. The creepy Alien like story is gory and grotesque, and made more so by the glossy and picturesque 50s setting of suburban America. Great X Files origin story and a well deserved homage to McGavin, a very fine actor.


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