Mulder goes in search of the Queen Anne, a British luxury liner, that mysteriously disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle in 1939. After being shipwrecked, he gets pulled aboard the Queen Anne by a crew that believes they are still in 1939. Meanwhile, at the FBI, Scully tries to get the Lone Gunmen and Skinner to help her locate the lost Mulder. Written by
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The sixth season episode Triangle contains several references to The Wizard of Oz
(1939). The captain of the British cruise liner is called Captain Yip Harburg, after uncredited co-writer (E.Y. Harburg
). The ballroom singer is called Almira Gulch, after Margaret Hamilton
's character. Mulder's boat is called the Lady Garland, after Judy Garland
. The episode title "Triangle" may also be a reference to the album cover of Pink Floyd
's "Dark Side of the Moon", which has also been linked convincingly to The Wizard of Oz
(1939). See more
When Mulder has stolen the parallel Spender's uniform, an SS Untersturmfuehrer's (junior lieutenant's) one, and is trying to sneak away, a lower rank German soldier (probably a petty officer) asks him if he found something. He uses the informal pronoun "du", inconceivable by a subaltern especially in Nazi army, instead of formal "Sie". Instead of "Hast du was gefunden?", he should have said "Haben Sie was gefunden?". However, since the WW2 era sequences are as likely to be a hallucination as time travel, this may be deliberate and based upon Mulder's lack of knowledge. See more
[when being apprehended by the Nazis
You think you're so big and tough now, just wait 'till you get to Russia. I hope you enjoy the cold!
The opening tag line reads 'Die Wahrheit Ist Irgendwo Da Draußen', German for 'The Truth Is Somewhere Out There'. See more
References The Wizard of Oz
Lyrics by Johnny Mercer
Music by Harry Warren See more