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Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' 

Scully recounts the investigation of an alleged UFO encounter for the famous quirky author Jose Chung's latest novel. The case gives a whole new meaning to the term Rashomon effect. Chung later returns in Millennium (1996).

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Darin Morgan
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Jose Chung
William Lucking ... Roky Crikenson
Daniel Quinn ... Lieutenant Jack Schaefer
Jesse Ventura ... Man in Black #1
Sarah Sawatsky ... Chrissy Giorgio
Jason Gaffney ... Harold Lamb
Alex Trebek ... Man in Black #2
Alex Diakun ... Dr. Fingers
Larry Musser ... Detective Manners
Allan Zinyk ... Blaine Faulkner
Andrew Turner Andrew Turner ... CIA Man
Michael Dobson ... Sargeant Hynek
Mina E. Mina Mina E. Mina ... Dr. Hand
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Storyline

Well known author Jose Chung is writing a book about the claimed alien abduction of a young couple that was subsequently investigated by agents Mulder and Scully. With Mulder unavailable, Scully provides most of the information on the case. Chrissy and Harold were out on a date when their car suddenly lost all power in the middle of nowhere. From that point on however, their stories and that of the others involved in the investigation begin to vary considerably. It all equally leads to several possible conclusions. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

One of Gillian Anderson's favorite episodes. See more »

Goofs

At about 14:02 when the Abductee covers his face in fear, the metal bar that imprisoned him actually bend outward as his weight is pressed against it. See more »

Quotes

Jose Chung: As for her partner, Renard Muldrake - that ticking time bomb of insanity - his quest into the unknown has so warped his psyche, one shudders to think how he receives any pleasures from life.
[cut to Mulder in bed watching the Patterson-Gimlin bigfoot film]
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Connections

References The X-Files: Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose (1995) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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I agree, best episode ever
21 July 2006 | by mrevisSee all my reviews

I love the witty and well-researched script by Darin Morgan. Everything you see and hear in this episode has a hidden meaning, be it a joke, a tribute to another sci-fi movie or a tribute to an obscure UFO researcher from the 60's. In fact, the entire episode seems to be a tribute to 'Pale Fire', written by Vladimir Nabokov. At any rate, in my opinion, the script was brilliant and also was brilliantly executed by director Rob Bowman (Hmmm... is 'Bowman' his real name or is it a tribute to Kubrick & Clarke's '2001: A Space Odyssey'? Food for thought.) There's so much more I could write about this episode, but I think instead I'll pop it in the DVD and watch it again.

P.S. Charles Nelson Reilly's Jose Chung character appears again in an episode of the 2nd season of Chris Carter's 'Millennium', in another truly brilliant Darin Morgan script.


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