Dr. Temperance Brennan
Dr. Camille Saroyan
Dr. Jack Hodgins
Dr. Lance Sweets
Special Agent Seeley Booth
Goof: When Booth gets the print from the cinder block, the tape he uses and holds up is smudged with dust and you barely see the print. Then the camera switches to a close up of the tape, which is now clean on the edges and showing a clear print.
After finding out that the blood on the cinder block they found outside Ursula's "space age" trailer apparently wasn't Ursula's, the Jeffersonian team never actually stated whose blood it was. This is especially odd because Brennan stated that they needed to analyze the blood. It can be assumed that the blood was Delmy Polanco's since he used the bloody cinder block to break into Ursula's trailer, but this fact was never stated.
Goof: In the scene where Booth and Brennan perform an MRI on the remains, the metal (Booth's gun) isn't attracted to the MRI magnet until the machine is turned on. In reality, the magnet in an MRI machine (just like any other typical magnet) is always working, even when the machine is not powered up.
The man in the Rocketship 7 photo that Booth points out in the diner as Dave Thomas is historically accurate. Dave Thomas is David Boreanaz's (Booth's) father. His real name is David Thomas Boreanaz, but he used the stage name Dave Thomas (later changing it to Dave Roberts). The elder Boreanaz hosted the children's show Rocketship 7 on WKBW in Buffalo from 1962-1978, before relocating to Philadelphia to become a local weatherman at WPVI.
(The body is drawn up to the MRI. Brennan screams, and Booth draws his gun, which is pulled out of his hand by the machine.)
Booth: I won't say anything about the scream if you won't say anything about the gun.
Brennan: Those terms are satisfactory.
Cam: Not so fast, Dr. Brennan. I know you dislike flesh, but I'm going to need you to remove the adipocere and organs and send them to me. (Bones looks unsettled)
Wendell: Oooh, Dr. Brennan dealing with flesh.
Hodgins: Like a cat dealing with water.
Bones: Flesh is not my strength.
Cam: You're going to need a hair dryer and some cooking spray. (Bones looks unhappily at the remains.)
Booth: Hey, uh, you're gonna be okay here all alone in this spooky hospital with a ... dead alien body?
Booth: (snaps) Right ... that would be me who wouldn't want that.
Sweets: I don't think you're jealous. I think that you're grieving ... what you've lost.
Hodgins: Grieving? As in grief?
Hodgins: Man, the only thing that cures grief is time. Unless you're recommending a lot of alcohol.
Sweets: I can't really recommend alcohol.
Hodgins: Man, it would be great if you could though, right? (laughs)
Sweets: I recommend time.
Hodgins: So just ... smile and act like a good guy?
Sweets: You are a good guy.
Hodgins: You know, there was a time that I thought that Angela and I would be together forever.
Brennan: It's not a spaceship.
Booth: Well, if it smells like a duck, walks like a duck, quacks like a duck ...
Brennan: But then it would be a duck, not a spaceship, so your point escapes me.
Booth: It's just a metaphor.
Blaine Miller: Oh. Oh you're here about that body they found up at Vinton's place.
Brennan: We never mentioned a body, Mr. Miller.
Blaine Miller: Nothing travels faster than the speed of light than gossip in a small town.
Booth: Hey, FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth. This here is Dr. Temperance Brennan from the Jeffersonian.
Sheriff Bonds: Sheriff Jerry Bonds. But you probably got that from my shiny badge, my imposing gun, and my big hat.
Booth: Yeah, right.
Booth: Come on Bones, you don't believe that there are other real life forms out there?
Bones: Well the ... probability is very high, but any alien visiting this planet would have sufficient intelligence not to die in the middle of the desert.
Brennan: These remains are not extraterrestrial. ("The X-Files" theme starts playing; Brennan picks up a phone) It's a cell phone.
Booth: You hope.
Sheriff Bonds: I'm not gonna take the heat when people scream I sent an alien off to Washington for secret testing! (chuckles then turns serious) I've been through that before.
International Air Dates:
Spain: February 26th, 2010 on Fox
United Kingdom: March 11th, 2010 on Sky1/Sky1 HD
Latin America: March 24th, 2010 on Fox
Sweden: April 11th, 2010 on TV3
Norway: September 2nd, 2010 on TV3
Slovakia: November 3rd, 2010 on JOJ
Finland: November 13th, 2010 on Sub
Germany: November 25th, 2010 on RTL
Czech Republic: April 21st, 2011 on Prima
"The X-Files" theme song by Mark Snow (when the dead body's cell phone rings, right before the opening credits)
Episode Title: The X in the File
This is a word-play referring to The X-Files, a popular 1990's/early 2000's science fiction FBI investigation series focused on cases involving suspicious paranormal (often alien) activity.
Additionally, the killer in this episode (actor Dean Haglund) is the same actor who played Langly, one of the Lone Gunmen from The X-Files. Guest stars Penny Johnson Jerald and Dale Dickey are also X-files alum.
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