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The X-Files

Season 3

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Episode 9 - Nisei

An alien autopsy videotape and a Japanese diplomat's murder spark Mulder's search for a strange creature aboard a train. Scully encounters a group of people who reveal information about her disappearance.

Aired: November 24, 1995
Writers: Chris Carter & Howard Gordon & Frank Spotnitz
Director: David Nutter

Production Notes

This episode was originally supposed to be a single hour, but the costs of shooting a moving train proved too high. Instead, the story was expanded to fill two hours, so that we could amortize the expenses and justify them for November "sweeps." Thus began a cycle in the mythology episodes of constantly trying to out-do ourselves, production-wise. I look at the location list for this episode and still can't believe we got away with it!