Millennium (1996–1999)
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Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense' 

In this funny satire with a grim twist, quirky novelist Jose Chung, first seen in The X-Files: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996), authors a short story critical of a millennial self-help movement similar to Scientology and becomes the target of one of its followers.

Director:

Darin Morgan

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Darin Morgan
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Lance Henriksen ... Frank Black
Megan Gallagher ... Catherine Black
Terry O'Quinn ... Peter Watts
Stephen J. Lang Stephen J. Lang ... Det. Bob Giebelhouse (as Stephen James Lang)
Charles Nelson Reilly ... Jose Chung
Richard Steinmetz ... Mr. Smooth
Patrick Fabian ... Ratfinkovich
Dan Zukovic ... Robbinski
Alec Willows ... Detective Twohey
Sandra Steier Sandra Steier ... The Feminist (as Sandy Steier)
Scott Owen Scott Owen ... Nostradamus Nutball
Murrey Rabinovitch Murrey Rabinovitch ... Juggernaut Onan Goopta
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In this funny satire with a grim twist, quirky novelist Jose Chung, first seen in The X-Files: Jose Chung's 'From Outer Space' (1996), authors a short story critical of a millennial self-help movement similar to Scientology and becomes the target of one of its followers.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 November 1997 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The clip from the "award-winning film at Cannes" that Jose Chung claimed to appear in is a clip from the Sid and Marty Krofft TV show Lidsville (1971) featuring Charles Nelson Reilly as Horatio J. Hoodoo. See more »

Quotes

Jose Chung: Once upon a time, two East Indian immigrants gave birth to a baby boy who they loved very dearly yet nevertheless named Juggernaut Onan Goopta. Other than the name, and the, uh, beard, he was a normal boy who suffered all the usual humiliations of a normal childhood. Upon graduating high school, he went off to college with the dream of someday becoming a famous neuroscientist. His goal was to be the first to comprehend how the biology of the brain gives birth to the greatest mystery of life: ...
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References The Twilight Zone: To Serve Man (1962) See more »

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Just a note on the other review...
20 November 2013 | by brodiebruce_405See all my reviews

The blonde Lance Henriksen was supposed to be Omar Goopta/L. Ron Hubbard's character, not Jose Chung's, as the other reviewer stated.

However, everything else he said is right. This is another Darin Morgan masterpiece, but I prefer his second Millennium episode, "Somehow Satan Got Behind Me", which is the perfect lead in to the finale of Season 2 (and what should have been the series finale). It's funny (with Charles Nelson Reilly once again shining for the last time in the role, which should have been spun off if you ask me), clever, disturbing in the right way...it's a really great departure and every bit as fully formed and intelligent as you'd expect from Darin Morgan, the only TV auteur who drifted from show to show, never creating one but always with his own unique voice.


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