Special Agent Fox Mulder
Special Agent Dana Scully
The last US Navy Destroyer Escort, the USS McMorris (DE-1036), was commissioned in 1960 and sold to Indonesia in 1974 hence the USS Ardent could never have been a DE.
Mulder's urine sample is a healthy light and clear yellow. Due to his dehydration it should actually be more of a darker brown.
Mulder mentions that Scully's journal is almost out of pages, but she keeps writing in it for at least 14 more hours (the time shown in the onscreen caption later) without seeming to use any more pages.
When the Canadian fishing vessel detected the lifeboat from the USS Ardent on it's radar, the close up of screen showed the radar image of the lifeboat on the left of the center line, but in wide shots, the image was to the right of this line.
Scully's battery theory doesn't make any sense as the positively charged meteor, the sea, and the ship wouldn't form a circuit.
Leeds isn't on the coast, so how can a Royal Navy ship disappear between there and Cape Perry? There is a port of Leeds, but it's a canal port. A warship wouldn't be sailing from there.
Mulder's treatment worked faster because of Scully's notes on his condition. Because of her notes, they knew exactly what he needed and less exactly what she needed.
If Mulder was so much worse off than Scully, how come he looks young at the end when she still has a fair bit of wrinkles? Shouldn't the treatment have worked faster on her?
Regarding the captain/alcohol comment:
She wasn't suggesting that alcohol helped, but rather that he had been drinking alcohol INSTEAD of the contaminated water.
Being from Norway myself I know that when Olafsson and Trondheim is talking amongst themselves it is the poorest Norwegian ever. It's impossible to understand what Olafsson is saying.
When they are in the bar in Norway there is a Morwegian flag behind the bar. This is not a usual trait for Norwegian bars.
Mulder mentions the U.S.S. Eldridge (sp.?) as disappearing from Philadelphia (and later reappearing in Norfolk) "nine months after Roswell", i.e., May 1948. In fact, the supposed incident took place much earlier - in February 1943, according to almost all reliable sources.
Scully says that Mulder's dehydration contributed to his aging, so why would drinking alcohol, something that can seriously dehydrate you, extend the life of the captain?
It is fair enough to say that eliminating the free radicals from their bodies would stop the aging process but how did they reverse the aging?
Scully: Something very strange is going on here, Mulder.
Mulder: Did they let you in to see Lieutenant Harper?
Scully: Yeah I saw somebody, but whether it was actually the Lieutenant...
Mulder: What do you mean?
Scully: He looked about 90 years old. Off by about half a century. You don't seem too surprised.
Mulder: Scully, what do you know about the Philadelphia Experiment?
Scully: It was a programme during World War II, to render battleships invisible to radar.
Mulder: On July 8, 1944, the USS Eldridge did more than just hide from radar screens. It vanished from the Philadelphia Navy Yard... Only to reappear minutes later, hundred of miles away in Norfolk, Virgina.
Scully: I found a children's book of Norse legends. From what I can tell, the pictures show the end of the world - not in a sudden firestorm of damnation as the Bible teaches us, but in a slow covering blanket of snow. First the moon and the stars will be lost in a dense white fog, then the rivers and the lakes and the sea will freeze over. And finally a wolf named Skoll will open his jaws and eat the sun, sending the world into an everlasting night. I think I hear the wolf at the door.
Scully: Mulder...When they found me, after the doctors and even my family had given up, I experienced something that I never told you about. Even now it's hard to find the words. But there's one thing I'm certain of. As certain as I am of this life, we have nothing to fear when it's over.
Mulder: I always thought when I got older I'd maybe take a cruise somewhere. This isn't exactly what I had in mind. The service on this ship is terrible, Scully.
According to an interview with David Duchovny, he and Gillian Anderson could not stop laughing during the scene where Trondheim yells at the whaling pirate.
"He kept yelling B'LEAVER! and we couldn't keep a straight face."
'Død Kalm' is an intended foreign-sounding version of "Dead Calm". It is not Norwegian, allthough 'ø' is a letter used in their language. A better Norwegian of 'Dead Calm' is "Dødsstille"
Mulder: I think I just lapped George Burns.
George Burns was a comedian who died in 1996 at the age of 100. When this episode first aired, he was 99.
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