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  • Season 11 Episode 6: Kitten

  • When discussing government sanctioned mind-control experiments, Project Bluebird and MK Ultra were mentioned as examples.  Project Bluebird researched interrogation techniques, including the use of hypnosis to gather information and control people .  MK Ultra was a CIA project that tested drugs (like LSD), sometimes on unwitting citizens, to research the effects  for mind control, information gathering and torture.

  • Season 11 Episode 4: The Lost Art of Forehead ...

  • The statues that Dr. They and Mulder walk through are in Morton Park, Vancouver.  The bronze statues are titled "A-maze-ing Laughter" and were installed in 2009.  The faces are modelled after the artist himself, Yue Minjun.

  • When we see Mulder's conspiracy board, he is saying "this moron's father" and pointing to a picture of Ted Cruz, which is next to a picture of President John F. Kennedy.  This is a reference to when Donald Trump tried to link Ted Cruz's father with JFK's assassin, Lee Harvey Oswald.

  • The references to the Mandela effect and Reggie's memories of the Mr. Wuzzle books having a different spelling are likely refrences to a common misperception of the Berenstain bears, where people are absolutely convinced that the spelling is "Berenstein" bears. There were even jokes about it being proof of an alternate universe.  Reggie's shock at finding a disturbing pro-Nazi sketch by Dr. Wuzzle, is likely a reference to racist imagery in early Dr. Seuss works.

  • Season 11 Episode 2: This

  • The Long Lines Building in New York City was in fact, a NSA listening post, code-named Titanpointe, and did have strict security, including rules about not carrying identification into the building.


     

  • Other notable minds revealed to be in the online simulation are Steve Jobs and Marvin Minksy (a leading cognitive scientist on Artificial Intelligence).

  • Mulder refers to "phreaking a phone".


    Phreaking was a way to hack phones, traditionally using an audio tone on landlines and payphones.

  • Skinner tells Scully and Mulder:  "The bureau's not in good standing with the White House these days."


    Skinner is referring to the fact that Donald Trump routinely criticizes the FBI, fired its previous director (James Comey) and blames the bureau for the Russia investigation, being led by another former FBI director (Robert Mueller)

  • Season 10 Episode 3: Mulder & Scully Meet the ...

  • The other headstone in the cemetary scene was inscribed to Jack Hardy, an assistant director on both Millennium and The Lone Gunmen, who has also since died.

  • The gravestone at which Mulder sets the flowers in the cemetary-walk scene is inscribed Kim Manners. Kim Manners is a long-time director of X-Files, who directed 52 episodes. The gravestone is inscribed with Kim Manners' actual birth-date and death-date, January 13, 1951 - January 25, 2009. It also is inscribed with the epitaph "Let's kick it in the ass," which Kim Manners was fond of saying.

  • Season 10 Episode 2: Founder's Mutation

  • St. Elizabeths Hospital


    Some scenes of the episode were set at St. Elizabeths Hospital. The official name is St. Elizabeths Hospital without an apostrophe before the "s". In the episode, the name is listed onscreen as "St. Elizabeth Hospital" without the "s". Mulder pronounces the name correctly with an "s" but the closed captioning spells it incorrectly as "St. Elizabeth's Hospital" with the apostrophe before the "s".


    The facility has treated the mentally ill as well as individuals who have committed crimes but were found not guilty by reason of insanity. The most famous modern patient is John Hinckley, Jr., who tried to assassinate President Reagan in 1981. He is still a patient there but is now allowed extended off-campus visits to his mother's house. St. Elizabeths is being redeveloped as the new headquarters for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (West Campus) as well as a sports complex for the Washington Mystics and a practice center for the Washington Wizards (East Campus).

  • Season 10 Episode 1: My Struggle

  • At 24:11 in this episode when Mulder visits Skinner and his old office, there are still pencils in the ceiling panels that Mulder threw there during the Steven King episode S05E10, Chinga.

  • Season 9 Episode 20: The Truth (2)

  • The last scene mirrors a scene in the pilot where Mulder first opens up to Scully.

  • Season 9 Episode 19: The Truth (1)

  • In this episode, we see the fourth and final kiss between Mulder and Scully. While it is true that this is the fourth episode in which Mulder and Scully kiss, they share multiples kisses in this episode.

  • In this episode, we finally know for sure that Mulder is the father of William. When the guards are questioning him, he says he's thinking about his son and his mother.

  • Scully's full name is Dana Katherine Scully.

  • Mulder's full name is Fox William Mulder.

  • Season 9 Episode 18: Sunshine Days

  • When Doggett is transported up to the roof and finds himself upside down walking along the rafters, how come his tie remains in the position you'd expect if someone were standing upright? Surely it should have been dangling down - he was the one being affected, not his clothes. But gravity doesn't seem to follow the normal rules here.

  • Goof: When Oliver changes the house to the landscape, Doggett and Reyes stand up from the table and walk around. While doing so, they cast shadows both above and beneath the table (impossible in itself), while the table casts no shadows at all.

  • How could Agent Scully get an electric shock while doing the autopsy while she's wearing latex gloves which are strong insulators?

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