Oct. 25th, 2014

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This is Darin Morgan's maiden voyage as a writer for The X-Files. He previously appeared in season two in "The Host" as Flukeman. I haven't watched it yet (hey, being a mod is a busy job) so let's see what I remember. Well, Scully eats a cricket. They exhume a potato. Mulder looks hot. It's the first episode conceived to be humorous, as opposed to having a quip or two.

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Writer: Darin Morgan
Director: Kim Manners
Originally aired: March 31, 1995

Synopsis: Mulder and Scully travel to the small town of Gibsonton, Florida to investigate the latest of a series of mysterious attacks, which occurred throughout the US over the past 28 years. They begin by attending the funeral of the most recent victim, who was a member of a community of former side-show performers.

Most Memorable Quote:
Mulder: Tell me, have you done much circus work in your life?
Mr. Nutt: And what makes you think I've ever spectated a circus? Much less been enslaved by one?
Mulder: I know that many of the citizens here are former circus hands, and I just thought that...
Mr. Nutt: You thought that because I am a person of short stature, that the only career I could procure for myself would be one confined to the so-called 'Big Top'. You took one quick look at me, and decided that you could deduce my entire life. Never would it have occurred to you that a person of my height could have possibly obtained a degree in Hotel Management.
Mulder: I'm sorry. I meant no offence.
Mr. Nutt: Well then why should I take offence? Just because it's human nature to make instantaneous judgments of others based solely upon their physical appearances? Why I've done the same thing to you, for example. I've taken in your all-American features, your dour demeanor, your unimaginative necktie design, and concluded that you work for the government; an FBI agent... but do you see the tragedy here? I have mistakenly reduced you to a stereotype. A caricature, instead of regarding you as a specific, unique individual.
Mulder: But I am an FBI agent.

Links:
Not Just a Fluke: How Darin Morgan Saved The X-Files
TWOP Recap
The 10 Funniest X-Files Episodes
Sarah Stegall
Transcript

Fanfiction: Alas, no. Let's go write some!

Text re-posted from last summer's [livejournal.com profile] xf_book_club mini-re-watch.
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 Last year, in occasion of the 2013 Roma Fiction Fest, writer and producer of The X-files Spotnitz was interviewed; there's a transalted version here, and I'm leaving the link to the original as well (in Italian); it's a bit out-dated, but I really liked what he said, and thought it was good to share.

The X-Files, twenty years later the paranoia and conspiracy theories have become reality. Frank Spotnitz at the Roma Fiction Fest

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