A trip to the Bermuda Triangle lands Mulder in the middle of a bizarre conflict on a mysterious ship, with the fate of the world in his hands.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Dana Scully / OSS Agent
SS Oberfuehrer / Smoking Man
Jeffrey Spender / SS Untersturmfuehrer
Walter Skinner / SS Sturmbannfuehrer
Alvin Kersh / Jamaican Crewman
Captain Yip Harburg
1st British Crewman
G.W. Stevens ...
2nd British Crewman
3rd British Crewman (as Greg Ellis)
Nick Meaney ...
4th British Crewman
Kai Wulff ...
Third Nazi


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 Muldernscully

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22 November 1998 (USA)  »

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The Captain of the Queen Ann, Yip Harburg (E.Y. Harburg), is named for the songwriter who, with Harold Arlen, wrote the music for The Wizard of Oz (1939). He also wrote Finian's Rainbow and the song "Lydia the Tattooed Lady" that Groucho Marx sang in At the Circus (1939). The episode plot takes place in 1939, the same year that both "The Wizard of Oz" and "At the Circus" were released. 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 »


Walter Skinner: Use your head, Scully. It'll save your ass.
Dana Scully: Save your own ass, sir. You'll save your head along with it.
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Crazy Credits

The opening tag line reads 'Die Wahrheit Ist Irgendwo Da Draußen', German for 'The Truth Is Somewhere Out There'. See more »


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Bei mir Bist du Schön
Music by Sholom Secunda
Lyrics by Jacob Jacobs
English lyrics by Sammy Cahn
Performed by The Andrews Sisters
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Beyond the Sea Where I Died
6 September 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Everyone has their favorite episode of The X-Files that isn't Bad Blood or something by Darin Morgan and Triangle is mine and it possibly exceeds all the others. The sixth season is the first season I watched live and Triangle is the first I fell in love with, so there's nostalgic reasons. Also, I love episodes that mention or deal with parts of news or history that make me want to research further. WWII and everything about the Bermuda Triangle did that for me. Also the sweeping continuous cinematography, the swing music, the present day characters playing different characters in the 1930s. It must have been as fun to make as it's fun to watch. Everyone is in it, from your shady CSM (alas the only Syndicate member) to Skinner and the Lone Gunman. This is another tale where something is happening to Mulder, the consequential story of another one of his pursuits (where he ditches Scully), but Scully is just as BA in the present as she in in the past. I'm still not completely sure if it all happened or if it was all in Mulder's head - the black eye suggests it was real - and you're either a Mulder or a Scully on where you stand in that matter. And my unashamed shipper heart sores every time I watch this episode. Season six is different; a little experimental and a little more humorous. And while I miss the Vancouver vibe, this episode will always be my special fave.

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