The X-Files (1993– )
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Little Green Men 

With the X-Files shut down, Mulder travels to Puerto Rico on a tip from his mentor in the Senate to uncover the reason behind the sudden reactivation of a remote long abandoned SETI-like communications station.


David Nutter


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Mike Gomez ... Jorge Concepcion
Raymond J. Barry ... Senator Richard Matheson
William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
Leslie Carlson ... Dr. Troisky (as Les Carlson)
Marcus Turner ... Young Fox Mulder
Vanessa Morley ... Samantha
Fulvio Cecere ... Aide
Deryl Hayes ... Agent Morris
Dwight McFee ... Commander
Lisa Ann Beley ... Student (as Lisa Anne Beley)
Gary Hetherington ... Lewin
Bob Wilde Bob Wilde ... Rand


With his main informant dead and the X Files shut down, Mulder finds himself reassigned to regular FBI duties. He is convinced he's being followed and his conversations listened in on. Mulder soon vanishes and heads to Puerto Rico where the giant radio communications dish at Arecibo was recently shut down. There he finds evidence and has a close encounter but Scully has tracked him down and they manage to escape just as the military arrives. Written by garykmcd

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English | Spanish

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16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


Second appearance of Skinner. The character had previously appeared in The X-Files: Tooms (1994). See more »


In the "Pilot", Mulder reveals his sister "disappeared out of her bed one night... no note, no phone calls, no evidence of anything" and that, thanks to hypnosis, he recalls "a bright white light and a presence in the room" and that he was "paralyzed, unable to respond to his sister's calls for help". However, according to the flashback in "Little Green Men", Samantha was in the living room with Fox, not in her bedroom. See more »


Fox Mulder: We wanted... to believe. We wanted to call out. On August 20th and September 5th, 1977, two spacecraft were launched from the Kennedy Space Flight Center, Florida. They were called Voyager. Each one carries a message.
Kurt Waldheim: I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe, seeking only peace...
Fox Mulder: A gold-plated record depicting images, music and sounds of our planet, arranged so that it may be understood if ever intercepted by a technologically ...
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Referenced in The X-Files: Trust No 1 (2002) See more »


Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F
Written by Johann Sebastian Bach
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Mars Attacks!
19 April 2006 | by MuldernscullySee all my reviews

O.K. Not really. Little Green Men starts season two off on the right foot. The X-Files has been shut down. Mulder and Scully have been separated and re-assigned to different area. It's very interesting to see what life is like for these two, not being assigned to the x-files. Senator Matheson shows up to get Mulder fired up again about alien contact. Mulder flies on down to Puerto Rico where he meets up with Jorge. The drama picks up as Scully attempts to locate Mulder. Scully shows us her slight-of-hand abilities for the first time when trying to hide the computer print-out from the other agents in Mulder's apartment. There's an exciting chase scene in the jungles of Puerto Rico. It's great, towards the end, when Skinner asserts his distaste for the Cigarette Smoking Man by kicking him out of his office. Mulder gets his fire back for uncovering the truth, and it's great!

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