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31 Days of Halloween, Day 23: “Chimera” – Season 7

Synopsis | Mulder investigates a mysterious series of deaths involving ravens, broken mirrors… and a murderous creature.
Trivia | Originally, the episode was going to feature a subterranean monster, and was going to be titled “Subterranean Monster Blues”. While the episode was being produced, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson were also busy directing their own episodes – “Hollywood A.D.” and “all things”, respectively. Therefore, “Chimera” was initially supposed to have limited appearances by both lead actors, but eventually Duchovny stepped up as he could do the full episode.
Quotes | Scully: “Mulder, please tell me I can go home.” Mulder: “Oh, hey, Scully. How’s the stakeout?” Scully: “Well, the furnace broke and I can just about see my breath in here.” Mulder: “Ouch! I’m sorry to hear that.”
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 22: “Theef” – Season 7

Synopsis | Mulder and Scully suspect that hexcraft is the source of a threat against a doctor’s family.
Trivia | Originally, “Theef” was not planned to be produced during the seventh season; another script was scheduled for the first episode after the Christmas break, but that script fell through. Soon afterward, the Vince Gilligan/John Shiban/Frank Spotnitz trio came up with this dark, voodoo-themed tale. It was one of the most challenging episodes for the cast and crew as they did not have much time to prepare.
Quotes | Mulder: “Mulder, why are we here?” Scully: “To be fair, I might have used the words » Mulder, how is this an X-File?” Mulder: “You see that, Scully, you always keep me guessing.”
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 21: “X-Cops” – Season 7

Synopsis | Mulder and Scully are followed documentary-style by a Cops camera crew as they investigate an unseen entity on the streets of Los Angeles.
Trivia | The episode’s original title is “Bad Boys”. “X-Cops” is one of two episodes of the series to take place in real time. At some point, David Duchovny was a possible choice to direct it; time constraints and plans for him to direct “Hollywood A.D.” made it necessary to select another director. It ranks as the most-watched stand-alone episode of Season 7 with 16.6 million viewers – original US broadcast. It serves as a fictional crossover with the series Cops.
Quotes | Scully: “Look, Mulder, you want to talk about werewolves to me you can knock yourself out. I may not agree with you, but at least I’m not going to hold it against you. But this… Mulder, this could ruin your career.” Mulder: “What career? Scully, I appreciate it. You don’t want me looking foolish. I do. I appreciate that.” Scully: “I don’t want me looking foolish, Mulder.”
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 20: “Orison” – Season 7

Synopsis | Reverend Orison hopes to save Donnie Pfaster’s soul by helping him break out of prison, but Pfaster only wants the victim that once escaped him – Scully.
Trivia | “Orison” is the third and last sequel to a monster-of-the-week episode. In the first draft, the episode’s main antagonist was a prisoner with the ability to stop time; it was later decided to redefine the story and reintroduce Donnie Pfaster, a villain from the second season episode “Irresistible”.
Quotes | Scully: “That song – can you hear that?” Mulder: “Barely.”
Scully: “I haven’t heard that song since high school. That’s the second time I’ve heard it in the last hour.” Mulder: “Well, I think if it was a make-out song it’d be ruined forever now, huh?”
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Mark Snow’s The X-Files: Volume 3

La-La Land Records is releasing the third volume of music from The X-Files on October 25. The 4-CD box set features 5+ hours of music composed by Mark Snow for the original series.

Track listing:

Disc One

1. The X-Files Main Title (Season 1) 0:47

1×2 – “Deep Throat”
2. UFO Kids 2:15
3. UFO Technology 2:15
4. Confrontation 2:09
5. Trek to Yellow Base 2:53
6. Eye Poke 1:06
7. Transfer and Release 3:26

1×4 – “Conduit”
8. Shaky Ground 2:13
9. Weather Balloons 1:00
10. Kevin, the NSA Menace 1:59
11. Switching Channels / Deciphering 1:11
12. Shallow Grave 2:03
13. Another X-File 1:48

1×9 – “Space”
14. The Young Col. Belt 1:23
15. Lift Off 4:00
16. Car Crash 0:57
17. Digital Data Banks 2:09
18. Aerial Burial 1:17

1×14 – “Gender Bender”
19. Sex Kills 1:32
20. Arrival in Town 1:18
21. Intro to Kindred, Part 2 3:19
22. Finding Kindred 3:24
23. I Called Him Marty 2:12
24. Indian Prince-(ss) 2:02

2×4 – “Sleepless”
25. Fire in the Mind 2:51
26. A Call to Autopsy 1:21
27. Meet the New Throat 4:02
28. Top Secret Eyes 2:22
29. Spy Boy 1:25

2×7 – “3”
30. Bloody Jacuzzi 2:46
31. Old Files 3:06
32. Blood in the Loaf 4:26
33. Protector 5:22
34. Just Ashes and Bones 0:25

Disc One Total Time: 78:10

Disc Two

4×20 – “Small Potatoes”
1. Alieness 1:14
2. Light Sabre 1:08
3. Obie Gyn 1:13
4. Sugar Patootie 4:21
5. Identity Crisis 3:47
6. Potato Vault 0:40
7. Perk Prisoner 0:44
8. Mugging 4:00
9. Ain’t No Eddie 0:55

4×11 – “El Mundo Gira”
10. Sulphur Water 3:47
11. Killer Enzyme 3:02
12. Fungi Man 6:32
13. El Quasicabra! 7:05

2×18 – “Fearful Symmetry”
14. Pachyderm 2:32
15. Cat Food 3:41
16. Tiger Walk 3:26
17. Crushed 2:40

5×18 – “The Pine Bluff Variant”
18. Jog 4:21

6×21 – “Field Trip”
19. Fungus Among Us 2:24
20. Swamp Ooze 3:08
21. Dream Time 9:55
22. Still Underground 1:52
23. Migraine Mushroom 4:04

Disc Two Total Time: 77:19

Disc Three

5×12 – “Bad Blood”
1. Stake In The Heart/Main Title 2:18
2. Can Kickin’/Ticket/Exuberant 1:55
3. Mushrooms 3:05
4. Fangs 1:30
5. Rolling Acres 2:40
6. Vibro-Pizza 4:04
7. Living Dead 4:40

5×1 – “Unusual Suspects”
8. Fell’s Point 2:37
9. Hackland 1:49
10. Holly Sugar 3:04
11. Molar Wire 3:29
12. Cleaners 4:13
13. The Truth Is 4:09

5×4 – “Detour”
14. Bush Monster 2:14
15. Trail of Stolen Pebbles 4:26
16. Forest Fridge 5:28

5×13 – “Patient X”
17. Barbecue Ludi 3:04
18. Malchik 2:51
19. The Krycek Diet 3:13
20. Skyland Barbecue 4:38
21. Les Saboteurs 6:05
22. Bridge of Sighs 5:33

Disc Three Total Time: 77:57

Disc Four

6×2 – “Drive”
1. Special Report 0:09
2. Road Rage 1:58
3. Head Blow 4:22
4. Hijack 4:07
5. Westward Ho 3:54
6. Inner Ear 10:00
7. ELF Wave 7:19
8. Manure Piles 1:20

8×20 – “Essence”
9. Recap 0:52
10. Parenti’s Showroom 4:18
11. Billy the Terminator 5:12
12. Head Bag 2:17
13. Vitamins 3:14
14. Lizzy’s Labours 6:10
15. Compacted 4:17

9×6 – “Trust No 1”
16. Computer Lab 1:42
17. Spies Like Us 2:32
18. Puppet Master 9:11
19. Jumper / Scully’s Serenade 5:10

20. THE X-FILES End Credits (Season 1) 0:28
21. I Made This/20th Century Fox Fanfare* 0:09
* – Music By Alfred Newman

Disc Four Total Time: 78:02
Total Set Running Time: 5:10:28

31 Days of Halloween, Day 19: “Millennium” – Season 7

Synopsis | Mulder and Scully seek out ex-Millennium Group member Frank Black when some of his former associates turn into the walking dead.
Trivia | The zombie concept of “Millennium” arose from a separate aborted project: at some point, Stephen King was supposed to write an episode based on George Romero’s cult zombie movie Night of the Living Dead, and Romero was slated to direct the episode. “Millennium” is notable for featuring the first romantic kiss between Mulder and Scully, and because it serves as a crossover with the series Millennium.
Quotes | Scully: “Mulder, those people even when they were alive mangled biblical prophecy to the extent that it’s unrecognizable. The year 2000 is just their artificial deadline and besides, 2001 is actually the start of the new millennium.” Mulder: “Nobody likes a math geek, Scully.”
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 18: “Arcadia” – Season 6

Synopsis | Mulder and Scully go undercover, posing as a married couple, to investigate strange happenings in a planned suburban community.
Trivia | The crew members gave the creature a variety of nicknames: “Gumby on Steroids”, “Mr. Butterworth”, “Fecal Fred”, and “Sh*t Monster”. The creature (a psychologically manifested compilation of garbage) posted a major challenge because it was not easy to envision what it should look like; there was a lot of reediting, cutting, visual effects jiggering, and darkening to give the monster its best look possible. As a result, the airing of the episode was delayed by two weeks due to monster-related special effects.
Quotes | Mulder: “You want to make that honeymoon video now?” Scully: “Rob and Laura Petrie?” Mulder: “Pee-trie.” Scully: “Mulder, if we ever go undercover again I get to choose the names, okay?”
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 17: “Terms of Endearment” – Season 6

Synopsis | Mulder winds up pursuing a man whom he believes is actually a demon bent on fathering a child.
Trivia | “Terms of Endearment” marks the third time Mulder and Scully encounter a demonic entity. Earlier versions of the script were lighter on human interest and heavier on pure shock value – at one point, there was a birth to a serpent, not a demon baby. Interestingly, that bit is later recovered for the seventh season episode “Signs & Wonders” – a horrifying scene wherein a woman gives birth to snakes.
Quotes | Scully: “Mulder, we are supposed to be doing background checks, not chasing X-Files.” Mulder: “Scully, Spender just round filed this case – it’s unconscionable.” Scully: “And what do you call rooting through his trash?”
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31 Days of Halloween, Day 16: “Folie à Deux” – Season 5

Synopsis | Mulder investigates when a man claims his boss is literally a monster.
Trivia | “Folie à Deux” is a behind-the-scenes relic: the monster suit was actually hilarious, and made the crew members laugh a lot; it was required serious post-production work to make the bug creature scary.
Quote | Mulder: “Scully, you have to believe me. Nobody else on this whole damn planet does or ever will. You’re my one in five
billion.”
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