The X-Files (1993–2018)
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Exploring the idea of The Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully find out how the X-Files themselves may really have originated.

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Darin Morgan

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Darin Morgan | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Brian Huskey ... Reggie Something
Bill Dow ... Pangborn
Stuart Margolin ... Dr. Thaddeus Q. They
Dan Zukovic ... Martin
Keith Arbuthnot ... Alien
Alex Diakun ... Buddy / Devil
Susan Wright Susan Wright ... Reggie's Mom
Antonio Cayonne ... FBI Agent #1
Wolsey Brooks ... FBI Agent #2
Ryan Hesp ... Henchman #1
Shane Dean ... Henchman #2
Charles Andre Charles Andre ... Detainee
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Exploring the idea of The Mandela Effect, in which large groups of people remember an alternate history, Mulder and Scully find out how the X-Files themselves may really have originated.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 January 2018 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

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16:9 HD
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Trivia

At around 4 minutes Reggie is shown to be eating sunflower seeds, which of course are Mulder's trademark snack. See more »

Goofs

The "lost" Twilight Zone episode (later revealed to be a Dusky Realm episode) is presented in modern widescreen in the episode's teaser, and later on Mulder's TV (from a VHS cassette no less). It is highly unlikely that a show produced in the same era as The Twilight Zone would have been filmed in widescreen. The image quality is digital clear without film grain. When the alien is shown with multiple appendages within the episode, the effect is seamless, indicative of CGI and not the limitations of the period. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Thaddeus Q. They: Well, as Orson Welles once said, "He who controls the past, controls the future."
Fox Mulder: It was George Orwell that said that.
Dr. Thaddeus Q. They: Well, for now maybe.
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References The Bank Dick (1940) See more »

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The X Files is back!
25 January 2018 | by josua_danieleSee all my reviews

I loved this episode, classic darin's episode. This season eleven is really good. Hope they do more seasons but there are haters everywhere!


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