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Original Air Date:
17 December 2000 (Season 8, Episode 7)
While Scully tends to her secret, Doggett and Skinner team up to track a cult leader who may be a psychic assassin. | Add synopsis »
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Don't fall asleep while watching this episode! See more (4 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Tony Wharmby 
Writing credits
Chris Carter (created by)

Frank Spotnitz (written by)

Produced by
David Amann .... producer
Harry V. Bring .... producer
Chris Carter .... executive producer
Vince Gilligan .... executive producer
Suzanne Holmes .... associate producer (as Suzanne Welke)
Michelle MacLaren .... co-executive producer
Kim Manners .... co-executive producer
Paul Rabwin .... producer
John Shiban .... co-executive producer
Frank Spotnitz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
Bill Roe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Lynne Willingham 
Casting by
Rick Millikan 
Production Design by
Corey Kaplan 
Art Direction by
Phil Dagort 
Sandy Getzler 
Set Decoration by
Timothy Stepeck  (as Tim Stepeck)
Costume Design by
Enid Harris 
Makeup Department
Dena Green .... hair department head
Cheri Montesanto .... makeup department head (as Cheri Montesanto-Medcalf)
Laverne Munroe .... makeup artist: Ms. Gillian Anderson (as Laverne Basham)
John Vulich .... makeup effects studio
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Matthew Jorgensen .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Sean Kenney .... lens technician (uncredited)
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Clinton Wayne .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Gary Yee .... makeup effects moldmaker/caster/body impressions (uncredited)
Production Management
Timothy Silver .... unit production manager (as Tim Silver)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard W. Abramitis .... first assistant director
Xochi Blymyer .... second assistant director: second unit
Nina Jack .... second assistant director
Rick Tunell .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Tom Day .... property master
Ron Franco .... assistant set decorator
Duke Tomasick .... construction coordinator
Jeff Angelo .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Dawn Ascher-Trevino .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Lisa A. Corbin .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
John French .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Lisa Goldsmith .... buyer (uncredited)
Erik Grasteit .... propmaster (uncredited)
Michael P. Hunter .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alan Kobayashi .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Steven R. Miller .... assistant art director (uncredited)
David Napoli .... leadman (uncredited)
Janet Pett Davies .... art department researcher (uncredited)
Paul Roome .... second decorator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry Andronis .... sound designer
Steve Cantamessa .... sound mixer
Eric Clopein .... re-recording mixer
Ronald G. Cogswell .... sound mixer: second unit (as Ron Cogswell)
David Dondorf .... re-recording mixer
David John West .... re-recording mixer (as Dave West)
David John West .... sound designer (as Dave West)
Derek Casari .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Calvert .... special effects (as Bob Calvert)
Scott D. Mattson .... special effects office coordinator (uncredited)
David Peterson .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects producer
John C. Wash .... visual effects supervisor (as John Wash)
John Basset .... visual effects coordinator: remastered version (uncredited)
Jordan Hassay .... digital effects supervisor: remastered version (uncredited)
Richard W. Lewis .... digital effects artist: remastered version (uncredited)
Erik Liles .... lead compositor (uncredited)
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Michael Van Fleet .... systems administrator: remastered version (uncredited)
Yoshiya Yamada .... digital artist (uncredited)
Danny Weselis .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Bixby .... gaffer: second unit
Henry Christian III .... lighting technician
Stephen Collins .... steadicam operator
Tom Doherty .... key grip
James Etheridge .... camera operator (as Jim Etheridge)
Jono Kouzouyan .... gaffer
Joe Kraft .... key grip: second unit (as Joey Kraft)
Robert LaBonge .... director of photography: second unit (as Bob LaBonge)
Brian Cwiakala .... lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
John J. Ellingwood .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
James Jermyn .... film loader (uncredited)
Richard J. Lee Jr. .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
Rob Lueker .... electrician (uncredited)
John McGonegle .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician: stunt unit (uncredited)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Daniel E. Teaze .... first assistant "b" camera (uncredited)
Neil Toussaint .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Elisha Gruer .... casting assistant
Kimberly Nordlinger .... casting associate
Randy Stone .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Collini .... costumer: Ms. Gillian Anderson
Robert 'Jake' Jacobs .... costume supervisor (as Robert Jacobs)
Tom Cummins .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jeff Arden .... colorist: dailies
Jeff Cahn .... assistant editor
Kip Gibson .... on-line editor
Marilyn Moore .... assistant editor (as Marilyn R. Moore)
Marty Rosenstock .... on-line editor
Anthony R. Smith .... colorist: DaVinci
Mark Nowicki .... colorist: digitally restored version (uncredited)
Location Management
Mac Gordon .... location manager
Ilt Jones .... location manager
Michelle Latham .... location manager
Paul Harrison .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Tano Tropia .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor
Larold Rebhun .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Steve Duncan .... transportation coordinator
Howard Bachrach .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Edward Cook .... driver (uncredited)
Tim Sisson .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Mary Astadourian .... vice president: Ten Thirteen
Carol Banker .... script supervisor
Jeffrey Bell .... executive story editor
Katrina Cabrera .... researcher (as Katrina Cabrera Ortega)
Nanci Etchells .... production accountant
Brad Follmer .... assistant: Chris Carter
Jason Harkins .... assistant to the producers (as Jason B. Harkins)
Stephanie Herrera .... assistant to the producers (as Stephanie M. Herrera)
Gennifer Hutchison .... assistant to the producers
Kurt A. Langenhahn .... script coordinator
Steven Maeda .... story editor
Art Pickering .... writers' assistant
Jason Schomas .... production coordinator (as Jason A. Schomas)
Sandra Tripicchio .... assistant to the producers
Ginger Wadley .... assistant to the producers
Greg Walker .... executive story editor
Kim Barnhart Posly .... production assistant (uncredited)
James Castle .... title designer (uncredited)
Jamala Gaither .... production assistant (uncredited)
Ralph Kampshoff .... stand-in: Mitch Pileggi (uncredited)
John LaBrucherie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Randy McKenney .... stand-in (uncredited)
Travis Taylor .... set production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The X Files: Via Negativa (#8.7)" - Canada (original title)
45 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Agent Doggett's name is pronounced exactly the same as the slang expression "dog it" which is defined as lacking or slacking, or trailing behind others.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): Langly banters with Frohike about his professed '60's counter-culture experiences by asking, "Before of after you partied with the Stones at Altamont?" To which Frohike replies, "Altamont was in the '70's." However, the event they are referring to, the infamous Altamont Free Concert, took place Dec. 6, 1969.See more »
John Doggett:Just cause I'm assigned to the X-Files you want me to think like Scully or Mulder would. You got the wrong guy - I need facts, not wild ideas.See more »
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29 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Don't fall asleep while watching this episode!, 30 August 2007
Author: Sanpaco13 from Sandy, UT, United States

I need to write this down once and for all so I don't have to rewatch this and try and remember my thoughts on the episode. I really like this episode. I will start by saying that I have actually never really seen this episode from beginning to end before without falling asleep. I always fall asleep during both of Doggett's dream sequences and then I get startled awake when he does. At first I would rewind so I could watch what I missed but I would always fall asleep again. So finally as I watched this again recently and the same thing happened, I decided the next day that I would watch just the dream scenes so I could see them unsegmented. Turns out I have never seen the part with Dogget with the ax in Scully's room and the strobing blue light. Wow what an awesome creepy scene! If only for that dream this episode deserves a high rating. I also enjoy the fact that this is probably the first one where the main actors are not either Mulder or Scully. Doggett and Skinner are now the main agents and they do a great job of not seeming out of place. I feel bad that Doggett got such a bad rap from fans because he does a very good job on the show. I give this episode a 9 out of 10.

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