Mulder and Scully head off to Alaska when the scientists working on the Arctic Ice Core project have seemingly gone crazy and killed each other. The project team had just beaten the record for the deepest core sample when they soon began to act oddly. Along with two scientists and a helicopter pilot, the agents arrive at the deserted post and soon find that an ancient micro-organism from one of the deep core samples is responsible. The helicopter pilot is the first affected and has to be restrained. One other of the group is also infected and the chief scientist in the group thinks it's Mulder.
Did You Know?
One of the men in the teaser who shoots himself is played by Ken Kirzinger
, the stunt co-ordinator on the series. See more
A close-up of the mysterious worms obviously consists of real life meal worms. The CGI worms seen in several shots look very different, lacking the clearly segmented exoskeleton, limbs and abdomen/thorax/head transitions. See more
[the three men on the expedition are undressing to check each other's bodies for signs of infection
Before anyone passes judgment, may I remind you, we are in the Arctic.
References The Thing
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal See more