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Little Green Men 

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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.


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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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16 September 1994 (USA) See more »

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The first time we actually see a real extra-terrestrial in the series (Chris Carter felt it was time to finally reveal one). See more »


Jorge had been hiding in the hut's bathroom since before Mulder arrived. But when Mulder got there, he had to use bolt cutters to break the chain that locked the hut's door from the outside. Jorge couldn't have gotten in before Mulder. See more »


Fox Mulder: From 1948 until recently, it
[Palomar Observatory]
Fox Mulder: was the largest telescope in the world. The idea and design came from a brilliant and wealthy astronomer named George Ellery Hale. Actually, the idea was presented to Hale one night. While he was playing billiards, an elf climbed in his window and told him to get money from the Rockefeller Foundation for a telescope.
Dana Scully: And you're worried that all your life, you've been seeing elves?
Fox Mulder: In my case... little green men.
Dana Scully: But, Mulder... during your time ...
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References The Magician (1973) See more »


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Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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I Thought It Was Little Grey Men?
10 September 2007 | by Dresden_Doll_101See all my reviews

Little Green Men is a solid start of Season 2 of The X Files. Very enjoyable and we get to see the abduction of Mulder's sister for the first time, so that's special. It is a very good episode for a Season starter and we see how Mulder and Scully manage without The X Files. Anyway, here are some good and bad things about this episode, Little Green Men,

The Good: The flashback of Samantha's abduction.

That car chase in the end.

That alien scene in the cabin.

The Bad: Got a little boring in parts.

Conclusion: Overaly good. 8/10

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