Mulder and Scully head off to Alaska when the scientists working on the Arctic Ice Core project have seemingly gone crazy and killed each other. The project team had just beaten the record for the deepest core sample when they soon began to act oddly. Along with two scientists and a helicopter pilot, the agents arrive at the deserted post and soon find that an ancient micro-organism from one of the deep core samples is responsible. The helicopter pilot is the first affected and has to be restrained. One other of the group is also infected and the chief scientist in the group thinks it's Mulder.
Did You Know?
This episode seems to be deeply inspired by the famous sci-fi horror movie The Thing
(1982) in which also some scientists face the challenges of an unknown alien virus mutation. See more
(at around 2 mins) The agents arrive at what is called "Doolittle Airfield Nome, Alaska". There is a Nome airport, and the smaller "Nome City Field", but no Doolittle Field in real life. See more
[the three men on the expedition are undressing to check each other's bodies for signs of infection
Before anyone passes judgment, may I remind you, we are in the Arctic.
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more