The X-Files (1993–2018)
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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: Jose Chung's 'Doomsday Defense' (1997).

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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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

FBI Agent Mulder (with Scully) comes to town to solve a mystery involving the disappearance of a young girl and spends one scene in a diner eating more than his fair share of pie. This is a tongue-in-cheek nod to the character FBI Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) from David Duchovny's previous "spooky" series, Twin Peaks (1990). Cooper went to the quiet mountain town to solve the death of Laura Palmer and had a taste for pie. Duchovny guest-starred on that as a transgender DEA agent. See more »

Goofs

Sergeant Hynek is wearing a US Army name tag on his outdated USAF uniform. See more »

Quotes

Jose Chung: Evidence of extraterrestrial existence remains as elusive as ever, but the skies will continue to be searched by the likes of Blaine Faulkner, hoping to someday find not only proof of alien life, but also contentment on a new world. Until then, he must be content with his new job.
[Blaine, now a county lineman in a bucket lift, gets electrocuted by a power-pole transformer and screams]
Jose Chung: Others search for answers from within. Roky relocated to El Cajon, California, preaching to the lost and ...
[...]
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Connections

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

Soundtracks

The X-Files Love Suite
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow
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Perhaps the best X-Files episode of all!
18 June 2006 | by JMTtorSee all my reviews

This X-Files has it all: a superb guest cast of both unknowns and extremely well-knowns, great writing, wry tongue-in-cheek humor, and homages to more sci-fi (and abduction fanatic "fact") stories than one would think possible in the alloted time. Charles Nelson Reilly gives a beautifully understated performance in the title role (showing that he's more than a one-trick pony when someone gives him a chance); Jesse Ventura utters more polysyllabic words than I thought he knew, and the other "Man in Black" (whose face is obscured until late in the story) is a hoot.

I've watched this episode more times than I can count, and it seems I'm always noticing a new detail that further enhances the tale. If you have the opportunity to purchase a collection with this as one of the episodes -- jump on it!


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