season 1, episode 9, “space”
what a stupid fucking episode. seems like a glorified homage to NASA with an evil space ghost thrown in to make it worthy of an x-files case. it’s a bummer coming off of the strong episode of “ice.” oh well, they can’t all be winners.
rating: 1, duh
can’t believe i sat through this episode again
did you know? behind the scenes trivia:
was intended to be a “bottle episode,” to save money by being shot in one location, but still went over budget. this episode actually ended up being one of the most expensive of the season. just goes to show you can’t throw money at a problem and hope it fixes it.
the interior shots were filmed on a set constructed at an old molson brewery. mmm, molson.
m: “you never wanted to be an astronaut when you were a kid, scully? s: “guess i missed that phase.”
m: “i have to admit that fulfilled one of my boyhood fantasies.” s: “yeah, it ranks right up there with getting a pony and learning how to braid my own hair.” ah, sarcastic scully, love her.