The X-Files (1993–2018)
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A mysterious old man is killing scientists working on the development of a cryobiologic compound. He freezes them to death with this same compound that doesn't even exist yet.

Director:

Jim Charleston (as James Charleston)

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Howard Gordon | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Joseph Fuqua ... Jason Nichols
Susan Lee Hoffman ... Lisa Ianelli
Michael Fairman ... Older Jason Nichols
Jed Rees ... Lucas Menand
Hiro Kanagawa ... Dr. Yonechi
Jonathan Walker ... Chuck Lukerman
Alison Matthews ... Doctor
Norman Armour Norman Armour ... Coroner
Patricia Idlette Patricia Idlette ... Desk Clerk
Brent Chapman ... Security Cop
Terry Arrowsmith Terry Arrowsmith ... Uniformed Cop
Aurelio DiNunzio Aurelio DiNunzio ... Detective (as Aureleo Di Nunzio)

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Storyline

Mulder and Scully investigate an accident that was predicted by an old man who accosted the victim a few minutes beforehand to warn him he would be run over by a bus, which is exactly what happens. The man, a university professor, was with one of his colleagues, Jason Nichols, when the accident happened. The old man was taken into custody by the campus police, but the arresting officer is found frozen to death and mysteriously, is still getting colder. The old man escapes and a visiting Japanese scientist is also found frozen to death. The obvious suspect is Nichols but Mulder begins to suspect that something far more complex is happening. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Trivia

Howard Gordon and David Greenwalt wrote the screenplay in one intensive week of 15-hour days with contributions from John Shiban, Frank Spotnitz, and Ken Horton. See more »

Goofs

Scully uses an electronic ear thermometer to take the temperature of the dead campus security cop, which turns out to be 15 degrees Fahrenheit. However, electronic body thermometers don't register subfreezing temperatures. See more »

Quotes

Fox Mulder: If that photo is indicative of a pattern, you may be his next target. Sort of puts a whole new spin on being your own worst enemy, huh?
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Connections

References Frosty the Snowman (1969) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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