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Dreamland 

An anonymous tip finally brings Mulder and Scully to the mecca of all UFO lore, Area 51. But when the agents witness the flight of a mysterious craft there, Mulder and one of the Men in Black, Fletcher, somehow switch bodies - and lives.

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Michael McKean ... Morris Fletcher
John Mahon ... General Wegman
Michael B. Silver ... Howard Grodin (as Michael Buchman Silver)
James Pickens Jr. ... Alvin Kersh
Scott Allan Campbell Scott Allan Campbell ... Jeff Smoodge
Julia Vera ... Lana Chee
Nora Dunn ... JoAnne Fletcher
Tyler Binkley Tyler Binkley ... Terry Fletcher
Dara Hollingsworth Dara Hollingsworth ... Christine Fletcher
Ted White ... Attendant
Laura Leigh Hughes ... Kersh's Assistant
Eddie Jackson Eddie Jackson ... Co-Pilot / Rock Man
Christopher Stapleton ... Pilot
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Storyline

Mulder and Scully travel to the secretive Area 51 to meet a contact who has inside information on UFOs. Before they arrive, they get stopped by military personnel who tell them to turn back. A weird event occurs that results in Mulder switching bodies with Morris Fletcher, a "man in black" from Area 51, without anyone else knowing. Mulder takes advantage of this perfect disguise to infiltrate Area 51, while Fletcher uses the opportunity to escape the life he hates. Written by Muldernscully

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Hopi

Release Date:

29 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lancaster, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Three of the top billed guest stars in this episode, Michael B. Silver/Grodin, James Pickens Jr./Kersh and Scott Allan Campbell/Smoodge were all recurring characters on NYPD Blue (1993) in seasons 6 and 7, as well as many other seasons for Silver and Campbell. See more »

Goofs

At around 29:50m Mulder - in the role of Morris Fletcher - is asked from car to car to turn around. When he is turning around his car only one other car is visible on the road, while before and after that three other cars are visible. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: It's all our questions. The proof that we've suspected but never been able to hold in our hands. That proof is here.
Scully: Mulder, it's the dim hope of finding that proof that's kept us in this car or one very muh like it for more nights than I care to remember. Driving hundreds, if not thousands of miles, through neighborhoods and cities and towns, where people are raising families and buying homes and playing with their kids and dogs and in short, living their lives. While we... we... we just keep ...
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Connections

Referenced in The X-Files: Alone (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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30 August 2008 | by koalablue_1993See all my reviews

Season Six of The X-Files is stunning, its brilliant and impossibly good. And this episode is the highlight of season six. In one word its awesome. It is every X-Phile's wet dream of an episode. I truly believe this is one of the entire series finest episodes. The character of Morris Fletcher is hilarious, Michael McKean is pure gold playing him. David Duchovny gives his best performance here. He can be really funny. Scully gets angry at various points during the episode, which is good because she looks so hot when she's mad! Then Morris grabs her ass!!! Ha ha! This is my favorite episode ever. Truly funny. If you want to laugh out loud every two seconds then this is the episode for you. The very best ever!


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