The X-Files

FOX (ended 2018)




  • Season 8 Episode 12: Medusa

  • You would think that in the event of an unidentified contagion that had killed at least 5 individuals, that the CDC would have the authority to quarantine the entire area and shut down the subway system.

  • In this episode while Doggett was in the tunnel Dr. Lyle mentioned "Survivor 2". That season was called Survivor Australian Outback. Survivor is a long running show that is going into it's 15th season this fall.

  • Season 8 Episode 11: The Gift

  • Doggett mentions that there were three rounds missing from the clip of Mulder's Walther PPK. This is inaccurate as the Walther uses a magazine and not a clip. Furthermore, an FBI Agent and former U.S. Marine would understand this distinction and not make such a blunder.

  • Season 8 Episode 10: Badlaa

  • Even though David Duchovny is credited in the title sequence, he does not appear in this episode.

  • Doggett says that one of the Indian medical documents is in Farsi. This makes absolutely no sense, as Farsi is not spoken in India. It is only spoken in Iran, a country thousands of miles away.

    Not entirely true. See:

  • If Scully was so uncertain of the boy being the suspect, she should have ordered him to stop. And if he didn't then she could have just shot him in the leg or shoulder.

  • Doggett says that 'dead people don't tip' to Scully in relation to the first victim, however the victim never tipped the bell boy, just stared out the window until he left.

  • Season 8 Episode 9: Salvage

  • As Ray is eating his sandwich it goes from having aluminum foil, not having the foil, and then back to having it again. Also the first bite mark changes. When Ray is filmed from behind the sandwich has a bite on only one slice of bread.

  • Just after Scully has completed the autopsy, Doggett comes in to tell her that Ray's print has been found on the car, and that blood found there is also a match to his. Not only does this seem an inordinately short time to complete a DNA match, but there's no evidence that they ever had anything to compare the blood to, so how do they know it's Ray's?

  • How can a shotgun shot throw Ray out the window, where a moving car didn't move him an inch ???

    The movie staple of people being thrown backward when shot with a gun is a myth - this fact also supports this users comment.

  • Season 8 Episode 8: Surekill

  • When the agents ask Dwight to identify a document a few inches from his face he tells them that he is legally blind and can't read it. But earlier in the show he tells Tammy that the message light is blinking on the answering machine which is several feet away from him.

    This can be explained as the definition of "legally blind" is "...central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a correcting lens...", so while he cannot read even with corrective lenses it is possible that he can perceive light, shadow, and motion sufficiently to recognize the blinking message light.

  • Scully states that they tracked the call Chase made to Surekill via his calling card. When he was shown making the call, he simply punched in the phone number.

  • 8:46 - as Dwight turns to walk away and lady gives her "Dwight" line, there is a visible boom-mic next to his ear.

  • In this episode Agent Doggett mentioned the name Clark Kent. This is the alias for Superman a DC Comics superhero who is an alien from a planet called Krypton. He came to earth in a spaceship.

  • Normal bullets don't usually travel through so much material as to be able to kill someone from through a room, much less several rooms. In the first murder, why would the bullet go through several floors of metal/concrete, etc. and just stop in the victims head?

    Comment: They mention that the first murder involved armour piercing rounds.

    Comment on comment: At best, a 9mm armour piercing round can only penetrate about 3mm of steel plate and would not have the power to penetrate the types of materials shown in the episode.

  • Season 8 Episode 7: Via Negativa

  • Andre Bormanis in real life was the Science Consultant for Star Trek: The Next Generation and most of the following ones, and also wrote some of the later episodes in the cannon.

    He has an entry in!

  • The scene following the lockup of Dr. Andre Bormanis, with John Doggett (Robert Patrick) in the hallway behind the gate, is eerily similar to the scene in Terminator 2: Judgement Day. I half expected him to walk through the chain-link gate!

  • Skinner refers to the car that one of the victims was in as having been "locked from the inside." I suppose I'm not familiar with every model of car ever made, but I am fairly certain that there is no way to tell whether a car was locked from the inside or if the door was locked while it was open and then shut by someone on the outside.

  • When Doggett and Skinner show their badges to Dr. Bormanis, Skinner's badge is upside-down.

  • Season 8 Episode 6: Redrum

  • When Martin is up for bail hearing, the prosecutor shows an evidence bag with the knife that is still bloody. Evidence would never be shown like that in a court room. Also, Martin is wearing hand cuffs and a corrections orange jump suit. Unless he provided a huge security threat he would be allowed to wearing proper clothes for trial.

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