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.
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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
(at around 4 mins) The dead body seen on the TV screen is still moving. See more
I'm going to go find Trepkos.
What if he's already dead?
Then he'll have a tough time answering my questions.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more