“Are you drunk, Mulder?” — Dana Scully
“I was until about 20 minutes ago, yeah.” — Fox Mulder
Welcome to our fifth and final part of our look at The X-Files: Fight the Future. This is pretty self explanatory, so instead of a deep introduction, let’s just go on with the show, shall we?
1. The Black Oil’s Back… with a Vengeance
Even after being featured in trailers and commercials, this shot still remains one of the freakier, more visual arresting shots of Fight the Future.
2. Mulder’s Panic Face
When Scully pulls a “Made you look” joke, the man behind the mythical monotone gives us… this face.
3. “I need this building evacuated and cleared out in 10 minutes!”
Badass, take-charge Scully is the best kind of Scully.
4. “They call me Spooky…”
Nothing like Mulder’s drunken rambling speech (the type that gets the bartender to tell him he’s had enough) to tell you exactly how ridiculous his backstory is, even if it is true.
Pissing on the Independence Day poster. I mean, we’ve all wanted to do that, right?
6. “Mulder, I can’t really talk right now.”
Nothing like Scully ducking and taking cover in a morgue while trying to conduct a secret autopsy, as her partner who put her there in the first place calls and asks why she’s whispering. Did the silent mode on cellphones not exist back then?
7. You know my work?
Dr. Kurtzweil. Ever the optimist.
8. Left for Dead
Play doctor for the bad guys, and you’ll find yourself doomed.
9. “How many times have I been wrong?”
Turn left? Turn right? Nah, Mulder’s going to go straight.
10. Scully’s “Oh Brother” Face
Poor Scully, forever dragged around by Mulder (though he ultimately does prove to be kind of right about things this time).
11. Helicopter Chase
Nothing like getting chased through a suspicious corn field after encountering random swarms of bees.
12. Mulder, Scully and Bee Makes Three
And shippers everywhere screamed.
13. “Oh my God, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Toto.”
The perfect cameo by The Lone Gunmen, accompanied by the perfect deadpan humor from a just-shot FBI agent.
14. “Trust no one, Mr. Mulder.”
Ambiguous for so long, the Well Manicured Man ended up being kind of a good guy at the end. Let’s face it: He was probably one of the best parts of the Syndicate anyway.
15. Holy Bleep! A Spaceship!
The spaceship, pictured in the banner at the top of this piece was pretty awesome. Mulder’s reaction? Even better. You’re not so crazy after all, oh Spooky one!