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Firewalker 

At a remote outpost, scientists watch as their camera picks up a moving shadow on the inside of a smoldering hot volcano, too hot for any living creature to survive. Mulder and Scully arrive and notice that everyone is acting strangely.

Director:

David Nutter

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Howard Gordon
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Bradley Whitford ... Daniel Trepkos
Leland Orser ... Jason Ludwig
Shawnee Smith ... Jessie O'Neil
Tuck Milligan ... Dr. Adam Pierce
Hiro Kanagawa ... Peter Tanaka
David Kaye ... Reporter
David Lewis ... Vosberg
Torben Rolfsen Torben Rolfsen ... Technician
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Storyline

Mulder and Scully investigate strange occurrences at a volcano site where at least one scientist has died. A robotic video showed the scientist lying dead at the bottom of a crater where temperatures have reached 130 degrees Celsius. They can then see a shadow cross the body. Once on the site, they find terrified survivors and what Mulder believes is an unknown silicon-based organism, the first of its kind. With different members of the team seemingly infected, Scully and Mulder quarantine the entire group until they know exactly what they are dealing with. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

Howard Gordon was inspired to write the story after seeing two news reports about Project Dante, a robotic explorer created by NASA that had been sent into a volcano. See more »

Goofs

(at around 4 mins) The dead body seen on the TV screen is still moving. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: I'm going to go find Trepkos.
Scully: What if he's already dead?
Mulder: Then he'll have a tough time answering my questions.
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Ok, it's similar to Ice, but still brilliant.
26 September 2020 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

Firewalker is a thoroughly enjoyable episode, it's a return to the horror genre, and a change in tone from the previous group of episodes. After a mini story arc, this is very much a stand alone episode.

So let's address the elephant in the room, I'm a novice to the earlier episodes of The X Files z and purposely haven't read other reviews. A few days ago I watched Ice for the first time in years, you have to be honest there is more than a passing similarity, story, tone, threat, vibe, it does mirror Ice, but as Ice is a favourite episode, there is no issue. Firewalker takes it a step further, the moment of demise is very gruesome.

I loved the intrigue created by the opening scenes, a well placed shadow can do all manner of things.

Very good, 8/10.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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