X-Files Mythology Vol. 1 - Abduction

The X-Files Mythology Vol. 1 - Abduction

Director: Chris Carter, Daniel Sackheim, David Duchovny, David Nutter

Cast: Chris Carter, Daniel Sackheim, David Duchovny, David Nutter

     
 
This set contains 16 episodes taken from the first three seasons of The X-Files. Each episode concerns the show's ongoing mythology about a government conspiracy to allow an alien invasion. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and

Overview

This set contains 16 episodes taken from the first three seasons of The X-Files. Each episode concerns the show's ongoing mythology about a government conspiracy to allow an alien invasion. Each episode is presented in the original broadcast aspect ratio of 1.33:1. English, Spanish, and French soundtracks are rendered in Dolby Digital Surround. English and Spanish subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials include commentary by series creator Chris Carter and some of the other writers on a few of the episodes, and a the first part of a documentary titled "Threads of Mythology."

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Christina Urban
For The X-Files fans, the mythology arc (or MythArc) episodes have become the quintessential way to explain the popularity of a series that lasted for nine seasons. Agent Fox Mulder's (David Duchovny) quest to find his sister Samantha -- who he believes was abducted by aliens -- is the driving force behind his obsession with the X-Files, cases the FBI considers unsolvable because of supernatural or paranormal elements. When Agent Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) is sent to "debunk" Mulder's work, the partners are thrown into a mysterious world of bizarre creatures and even stranger government conspiracies. With the The X-Files Mythology Volume 1: Abduction DVD set, fans are offered 16 episodes from the first three seasons that make up the backbone of the long-running conspiracy about aliens, clones, the Black Oil, and the hybridization of the human species -- all of which continued to dominate the series even into its ninth season. The highlight of the set is an all-new documentary, "The Threads of Mythology," in which creator Chris Carter and others explain the process of the MythArc and how it was invented. Carter notes that the mythology episodes are the ones where the personal lives of the Mulder and Scully are explored more deeply, whereas the individual cases, known as "Monsters of the Week," focused on creepy crawlies up to no good. Some of the greatest The X-Files episodes are contained in this set, especially: the harrowing two-part "Duane Barry," and "Ascension," which document Scully's abduction; "One Breath," featuring Duchovny in a stellar performance as Scully is mysteriously returned; the fantastic "Colony," and "End Game" wherein Mulder believes he may have found his sister; and the great Season 2 cliffhanger "Anasazi," which brings back the nefarious Alex Krycek (Nicholas Lea) and ends with Mulder's life hanging in the balance.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/07/2005
UPC:
0024543169307
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Region Code:
1
Time:
11:21:00

Special Features

Contains 16 episodes from Seasons 1-3, and presents the government conspiracy episodes in order, beginning with the series pilot. The set also features commentary on selected episodes and part one of Chris Carter’s all-new documentary "Threads Of Mythology," which explains the meaning of The X-Files and how all lies lead to the truth.

Disc 1: Pilot / Deep Throat / Commentary with Chris Carter / Fallen Angel / EBE.
Disc 2: The Erlenmeyer Flask / Little Green Men / Commentary for Little Green Men by David Nutter / Duane Barry / Commentary for Duane Barry by Chris Carter / Ascension.
Disc 3: One Breath / Red Museum / Colony / End Game / Commentary for End Game by Frank Spotnitz.
Disc 4: Anasazi / The Blessing Way / Commentary for The Blessing Way by Bob Goodwin / Paper Clip / "Threads of Mythology" Part 1.

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Walter Skinner
Nicholas Lea Special Agent Alex Krycek
Bruce Harwood John Fitzgerald Byers
Dean Haglund Richard 'Ringo' Langly
Tom Braidwood Melvin Frohike

Technical Credits
Chris Carter Director,Executive Producer
Daniel Sackheim Director
David Nutter Director
Larry Shaw Director
Michael Lange Director
Nick Marck Director
R.W. Goodwin Director
Rob Bowman Director
Robert Mandel Director
William A. Graham Director
Win Phelps Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- X-Files: Mythology, Vol. 1, Disc 1
1. Main Titles [1:20]
2. Scully and Mulder [:45]
3. Gravediggers [3:06]
4. Somebody's Sick Joke [2:21]
5. Billy and Peggy [2:28]
6. Close Encounter [2:11]
7. Losing Time [2:59]
8. Theresa's Fear [4:46]
9. Back to the Cemetery [2:45]
10. Screams in the Forest [2:16]
11. Scully's Report [1:32]
12. End Titles [3:37]
1. Ellens Airbase [:17]
2. Main Title [1:57]
3. A Paranormal Bouquet [:01]
4. Mrs. Budahas [6:14]
5. Looking for UFOs [3:03]
6. The Colonel Comes Home [3:07]
7. National Security [:01]
8. The Trespasser [2:20]
9. Scully Takes Charge [1:19]
10. The Exchange [1:53]
11. Track Meet [1:48]
12. End Titles [1:16]
1. A Fallen Angel [2:59]
2. Main Titles [:46]
3. Operation Falcon [3:20]
4. A Highly Classified Lie [5:19]
5. Amazing Max [2:11]
6. Search and Destroy [:41]
7. The Scar [6:05]
8. A Much Larger Meteor [1:01]
9. Unidentified Trespass [3:21]
10. The Hearing [4:14]
11. End Titles [2:09]
1. The Skies of Iraq [1:52]
2. Main Titles [:46]
3. The Ranheim Incident [5:06]
4. Mulder's Watchdogs [2:01]
5. A Dangerous Path [3:09]
6. Photographic Diversion [5:03]
7. "Don't Stop Swimming" [4:52]
8. After the Truck [4:42]
9. Another Hoax? [2:49]
10. Braidwood and Stefoff [1:00]
11. Level 6 [6:16]
12. End Titles [1:38]
Side #2 -- X-Files: Mythology, Vol. 1, Disc 2
1. Green Blood [2:08]
2. Main Titles [:46]
3. Puzzle Pieces [8:01]
4. Berube's Work is Done [4:08]
5. Strange Bacteria [3:31]
6. Secare on the Loose [:24]
7. Pandora's Box [2:27]
8. A New Base Pair [1:59]
9. Interplanetary Hybrids [3:10]
10. High-Profile Hostage [5:02]
11. The Original Tissue [2:48]
12. Making the Exchange [:31]
13. The Truth is Out There [4:17]
14. End Titles [3:06]
1. We Wanted to Believe [2:30]
2. Main Titles [:45]
3. Reassigned [1:59]
4. The Abduction [4:40]
5. Senator Matheson [2:11]
6. Mulder's Quest [:56]
7. Scully Searches [2:38]
8. The Wow Signal [3:28]
9. Jorge's Fear [1:52]
10. Scully in Miami [3:34]
11. A Message to Scully [1:54]
12. The Arrival [2:03]
13. The Blue Berets [:29]
14. Static [2:13]
15. End Titles [3:27]
1. Abducted Again [2:31]
2. Main Titles [:45]
3. Breakout [2:27]
4. A Hostage Situation [3:15]
5. Mulder on the Line [1:04]
6. "Shots Have Been Fired" [3:05]
7. Medical Assistance [1:13]
8. Inside Duane's Head [5:48]
9. A Rare State of Psychosis [:28]
10. Working Toward Resolve [5:28]
11. Moving In [3:30]
12. Aftermath [1:33]
13. Duane Barry's Barcade [1:51]
14. A Face in the Window [3:06]
15. End Titles [3:05]
1. A Cry for Help [2:45]
2. Main Titles [:45]
3. Kidnapped [3:00]
4. Man on a Mission [1:50]
5. Scully's Alive [1:25]
6. To Skyland Mountain [3:21]
7. Taking the Tram [2:14]
8. Sacrifice at the Summit [2:54]
9. Interrogating Duane [2:51]
10. A Dead Suspect [2:19]
11. Krycek's Assignment [3:48]
12. "Deny Everything" [2:20]
13. Mulder's Allegation [1:07]
14. Keeping Faith [1:20]
15. End Titles [3:19]
Side #3 -- X-Files: Mythology, Vol. 1, Disc 3
1. Memories of Dana [:35]
2. Main Titles [2:04]
3. Critical Condition [:45]
4. Melissa [:01]
5. Branched DNA [2:43]
6. Drawing Blood [2:53]
7. A Moment for the Family [1:29]
8. Placing the Blame [3:43]
9. Father & Daughter [4:41]
10. Confronting the Cancer Man [:53]
11. Letter of Resignation [3:31]
12. A Chance for Vengeance [2:25]
13. The Strength of His Beliefs [1:03]
14. Back From Eternity [1:39]
15. End Titles [4:21]
1. He is One [2:36]
2. Main Titles [:45]
3. Victims [2:14]
4. Vegetarians [2:48]
5. Gary's Story [2:08]
6. Walk-ins [:39]
7. Hallucinations [2:08]
8. Mr. Odin [2:18]
9. Dr. Larson [3:06]
10. Under Observation [:20]
11. Mr. Thomas [4:38]
12. Scully's Information [3:27]
13. Save the Children [1:15]
14. Mulder's Search [1:41]
15. End Titles [4:57]
1. A Fragile Faith [3:50]
2. Main Titles [:45]
3. Rescue at Sea [1:03]
4. Identical Victims [3:51]
5. The Pattern [1:09]
6. Syracuse Shapeshifter [1:21]
7. Grounded [3:36]
8. Code Name: Gregor [:46]
9. Dickens on the Run [1:00]
10. Chapel Checks Out [3:03]
11. What Scully Saw [3:34]
12. Welcome Home [:34]
13. The Last Remaining [3:33]
14. Mulder & Mulder [:20]
15. End Titles [4:05]
1. Recap [2:29]
2. Below the Ice [:45]
3. Main Titles [3:17]
4. "Scully, It's Me" [1:02]
5. A Good Story [2:03]
6. Making the Trade [2:21]
7. Lost Again [4:49]
8. "I'm not Your Saviour" [1:42]
9. The Retrovirus [3:02]
10. A Hasty Public Meeting [2:41]
11. Where's Mulder? [2:06]
12. The Submarine [1:30]
13. Northern Exposure [2:28]
14. Back From the Brink [:37]
15. End Titles [3:52]
Side #4 -- X-Files: Mythology, Vol. 1, Disc 4
1. The Earth's Secret [3:11]
2. Main Titles [:46]
3. The Thinker [3:05]
4. The Holy Grail [2:19]
5. Mulder Loses His Cool [1:56]
6. Bill's Involvement [2:39]
7. Scully Needs to Know [:06]
8. Sins of the Father [2:32]
9. Mulder's a Suspect [4:24]
10. Friendly Fire [:12]
11. Farmington, New Mexico [3:00]
12. Albert Hosteen [4:01]
13. The Ancient Aliens [1:52]
14. Into the Boxcar [1:54]
15. End Titles [2:09]
1. The Flame of Memory [:05]
2. Main Titles [2:09]
3. Leave of Absence [:45]
4. On the Reservation [5:20]
5. New Information [2:25]
6. A Healing Ritual [:48]
7. Visiting Headquarters [1:43]
8. The Metal Detector [4:49]
9. Slow Recovery [:26]
10. A Computer Chip [3:07]
11. Mulder is Healed [1:42]
12. Scully is Warned [:55]
13. Looking for Answers [1:46]
14. Treachery [3:23]
15. End Titles [1:38]
1. Powerful Symbols [:02]
2. Main Titles [1:21]
3. A Standoff [:50]
4. Operation Paper Clip [:30]
5. A Mistake [3:58]
6. Victor Klemper [1:11]
7. An Unexpected Visitor [1:04]
8. In West Virginia [1:28]
9. Back at the FBI [3:15]
10. Lots and Lots of Files [1:15]
11. Visitors [1:01]
12. Meeting in Maryland [1:14]
13. Destroying Evidence [1:17]
14. Seeking Answers [3:07]
15. End Titles [2:15]

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