The X-Files

The X-Files (1993)

3 mistakes in Via Negativa

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Via Negativa - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Doggett and Skinner visit Dr. Andre Bormanis at his place, in the first shot from the back he is leaning over some laboratory gear that is holding in his hands, while in the next front shot he is standing upright manipulating on the table with his hands. (00:18:10)

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Via Negativa - S8-E7

Continuity mistake: When Doggett leaves his office, he reaches for his coat, grabs it and starts to put it on. In the next shot, when Langly, Frohike, and Byers look in Doggett's direction, we again see that he takes the coat off from the chair. (00:27:55)

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Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose - S3-E4

Clyde Bruckman: You know, there are worse ways to go, but I can't think of a more undignified way than autoerotic asphyxiation.
Mulder: Why are you telling me that?
Clyde Bruckman: Look, forget I mentioned it. It's none of my business.

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Question: In a vast majority of the episodes, whenever Mulder and Scully investigate some mysterious or paranormal phenomenon, Mulder believes that some unknown force is responsible but Scully always has a rational explanation for what is happening. In other episodes, when Scully herself is caught up in something mysterious, she is the believer but Mulder is the skeptic. In those episodes, why would Mulder be skeptical about an unexplained phenomenon considering that he a was witness to his own sisters abduction and he saw many strange things that defied explanation while working for the F.B.I.?

Answer: As he stated many times throughout the series, Mulder needed Scully to be sober and skeptical. Whenever Scully's skepticism wavered and she started questioning her own rationality, Mulder would try to restore her sense of skepticism, because he needed her to be clear-thinking.

Charles Austin Miller

Answer: A variety of reasons. Just because Scully saw something unusual does not mean that it was. Mulder always needs concrete proof before he'll believe there's some otherworldly explanation for unexplained phenomena. He's too experienced to take a novice's explanation as fact. It is also a plot by device by the writers to switch the tables on the characters to make it more interesting and to let viewers see another side of their relationship.

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