The X-Files (1993–2018)
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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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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 November 1994 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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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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Rehash
6 June 2013 | by chaos-rampantSee all my reviews

After Scully's return where she conveniently cannot remember a thing from her abduction, in this episode we go back to the average 'monster' work.

A bad 'slasher' film, in this rehash of similar episodes Ice and Darkness Falls, the siege scenario shifts to a volcano, the explanation of paranoia shifts to hallucinative spores, but again the whole point is an encounter with a mysterious, ancient lifeform that defies reason. If you were just tuning in to the show, you may find it passable. However, knowing how it usually plays out, this is lazy, boring beyond belief.

Episodes like this are why I can never seem to bring myself to finish long TV series, we just have to drag our feet through filler after filler to get to morsels that advance the long arch.


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