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Thematically speaking, the sixth season episode "Tithonus" picks up where "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose" leaves off. As you may recall, when Scully asks Clyde Bruckman, the man who can foretell everyone's death, how she dies, he replies "You don't."

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Writer: Vince Gilligan
Director: Michael W. Watkins
Originally aired: January 24, 1999

Synopsis: The X-Files are still in Agent Spender's less-than-capable hands. Agent Scully gets a reprieve from Mulder and routine background checks to go to New York and work with Agent Peyton Ritter because Alvin Kersh still thinks her career can be salvaged. Ritter is investigating Alfred Fellig for murder because the photographer shows up at the crime scenes even before the police get there. You have to admit that does seem suspicious.

Most Memorable Quote:
SCULLY: You know, most people want to live forever.
FELLIG: Most people are idiots. Which is one of the reasons I don't.
SCULLY: I think you're wrong. How can you have too much life? There's too much to learn, to experience.
FELLIG: 75 years... is enough. Take my word for it. You live forever, sooner or later you start to think about the big thing you're missing and that everybody else gets to find out about but you.

Links:
Review by Paula Graves
Review by Autumn Tysko
The A.V. Club review by Zack Handlen

Fanfiction: All excellent, all extremely disturbing. YES. THIS IS A WARNING. In order of appearance, these are all vividly conceived stories about immortality and its cost.
Fata Morgana by [livejournal.com profile] juliefortune
How a Resurrection Really Feels by [livejournal.com profile] idella
Fathoms Five by [livejournal.com profile] penumbra23
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Hello Everyone!!!!

I wanted to make something that express the qualities we see in Scully.... so this is what I came up with. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed the process of doing it


SCULLY_POSTER
[identity profile] the-red-diva.livejournal.com
My goal for this piece was to make an old and faded flash tattoo you might find tucked away in a long forgotten book. I've always wanted a Scully tattoo and this was my attempt at a simple, straightforward design.

Click the pic for full size image Scullythumbnail
wendelah1: Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (Split the Lark)
[personal profile] wendelah1
In truth, I haven't rewatched these episodes in years because they're so depressing; nevertheless Christmas Carol and Emily are essential viewing to understand and appreciate the character arc of Dana Scully.

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Writers: Vince Gilligan,John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz
Director: Peter Markle
Originally aired: December 7, 1997

Synopsis: While visiting her family in San Diego, Scully is contacted by her sister Melissa's spirit, who prompts her to become involved in a murder case. During the course of this investigation, Scully discovers that she has a genetic daughter, Emily, who was created from an ovum stolen from Scully while she was a prisoner of the Consortium.

Most Memorable Quote: Just reading through the quotes is making me feel so sad.
SCULLY: Who are the men who would create a life whose only hope was to die?
MULDER: I don't know. But the fact that you found her... and had a chance to love her... Then maybe she was meant for that too.

Links:
Review by Joanne Larue. We have such a smart fandom. And thank God for the Wayback Machine.
A.V. Club reviews:
Christmas Carol by Zack Handlen
Emily by Todd VanDerWerff
For Emily Wherever We May Find Her by [livejournal.com profile] fialka. Technically this essay is about "All Souls" but you should read it anyway. Also watch "All Souls" when you feel sufficiently recovered from this episode.

Fanfiction: CC/Emily inspired hundreds of stories. These are my favorites.
Arizona Highways by [livejournal.com profile] fialka. My candidate for best TXF novel. Ends in MSR if that matters to you.
Iolokus by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat and [livejournal.com profile] mustangsally78.
The Mill by [livejournal.com profile] cofax7.
Sweet Nothings for the Numb by [livejournal.com profile] amalnahurriyeh.
EDITED TO ADD: Five Years and One Night by Shalimar. Also at Gossamer.
Soliloquy: Bill Scully by Fialka.
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[personal profile] wendelah1
Why "Redux" and "Redux II"? It's quite simple. As the resolution to the season four cancer arc, these episodes are essential additions to a Scully-centric episode rewatch.

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: R. W. Goodwin (Part One) and Kim Manners (Part Two)
Originally aired: November 2, 1997, November 9, 1997

Synopsis: Although together Redux and Redux II resolve the multiple cliffhangers from season four's finale "Gethsemane," you don't need to watch it first because they recap it at the beginning of "Redux." Though Mulder isn't really dead, Scully really is terminally ill. As she is giving testimony to a committee of FBI bigwigs, including some Consortium moles, she collapses and is rushed to the hospital and put on a ventilator. This brings Mulder out of hiding just in time to break into the D.O.D. and get her another chip. Lots of other stuff happens too. We'll get to all that in the discussion.

Most Memorable Quote:

SCULLY: I've come so far in my life on simple faith, and now when I need it the most I just push it away. I mean, why ... why do I wear this? (Scully holds up the cross necklace) Why do I wear this, Mom? I put something that I don't even know or understand under the skin of my neck. I will subject myself to these crazy treatments, and I keep telling myself that I'm doing everything I can, but it's a lie!

Links:

Red Wolf's X-Files Episode Guide: Redux | Redux II
Autumn Tysko's Reviews are not exactly raves: Redux | Redux II
Paula Graves' reviews take a contrary view: Redux | Redux II.
A more contemporary take:
A.V. Club Review: Redux | Redux II

Fanfiction: There were hundreds of stories written for these episodes. These are my favorites.
Isometry by [livejournal.com profile] syntax6.
Blood and Breath by [livejournal.com profile] rivkat.
The Trade by [livejournal.com profile] fialka.
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[personal profile] tree
I just like it when Scully speaks German. And I'm sad that the show never again uses this piece of canon. Also interesting here is the sister angle, fathers and sisters even.


Mulder and Scully shot from below looking down



Writer: Vince Gilligan
Director: Rob Bowman (I am noticing a theme here)
Originally aired: October 27th, 1996

Synopsis: A woman gets abducted outside a drug store after having a passport photo taken. The developed photo is ~spooky. Mulder waxes poetical about psychic photography. Meanwhile, the abducted woman is found lobotomised and another woman is abducted. Scully is badass in arresting Gerry Schnauz but he escapes and targets her next. Dun, dun, duuuun...

(tree is really bad at synopses in case you haven't noticed.)

Most Memorable Quote
SCULLY: Aufhören! Ich habe keine Unruhe. Ich habe keine Unruhe. Ich brauche nicht gerettet zu werden
(Stop! I have no unrest. I have no unrest. I don't need to be saved.)

Links
Review at Musings of an X-Phile
CJB's review
dith's review
Transcript at Inside the X

Fanfiction
It exists. I haven't found any I like.
[identity profile] discordantwords.livejournal.com
Title: Stygian (2/2)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] discordantwords
Rating: R-ish for language and a bit of violence
Spoilers: Season 3

Continued from Part 1

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[identity profile] discordantwords.livejournal.com
Title: Stygian (1/2)
Author: [livejournal.com profile] discordantwords
Rating: R-ish for language and a bit of violence
Spoilers: Season 3
Word Count: 12k

Let's hop into a time machine and go back, back to the third season, before the cancer, before the bees, where UST still reigned supreme and every week brought a brand new mystery to unravel.

Read more... )
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08 Icons
01 Banner
02 Tumblr
01 ipod/iphone wp



all graphics )
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[personal profile] tree
Another after school special! This one's about how television rots your brain. Think Blood but with TVs. Okay, I joke because I love it. This is an amazing Scully episode that's all about trust and the breakdown of that trust.

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Writer: Mat Beck
Director: Rob Bowman
Originally aired: May 10th, 1996

Synopsis: A ~mysterious~ man gives Mulder a newspaper containing a report on a man who killed four people, all of whom he claims were the same man. When Mulder digs deeper he finds that similar incidents have been happening in the neighbourhood. Our agents watch a lot of video tapes and before long Scully becomes suspicious of Mulder's motives. She descends into outright paranoia and trashes her motel room like a rockstar. The Gunmen and Mama Scully make appearances! Mulder maybe has to ID Scully's body! Scully threatens Mulder at gunpoint! Scully looks pretty in a hospital bed!

Most Memorable Quote
THIS SCENE. Seriously, guise. Guise. Seriously.

SCULLY: It's not the truth, Mom. He's lied to me from the beginning. He's never trusted me.
MULDER: Scully, you are the only one I trust.
SCULLY: You're in on it. You're one of them. You're one of the people who abducted me. You put that thing in my neck. You killed my sister!
MARGARET: That's not true, Dana.
SCULLY: It is.
MARGARET: I want you to listen to me...
SCULLY: Mom, just get out of the way!
MARGARET: You trust me, don't you? You know that I would never hurt you. That I would never let anybody hurt you. That's why you came here, isn't it? You're safe here. Put the gun down, Dana.

Links
Autumn Tysko's review
Tom Carissimi's review
Transcript at Inside the X

Fanfiction
Nope.
[identity profile] bugsfic.livejournal.com
Title: The Seven Year Itch
Author: bugs
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 5,000
Genre: PWP-ish Domestic Secksy Times
Spoilers: post-IWTB: between the last scene and the credits roll.
Summary: Home is where the heart is.
A/N: Hey, when I think of what Scully would want for her 50th, some couch sex is right up there...But maybe it's just me.

If you like it then you should have put a ring on it. )
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[personal profile] maidenjedi
TITLE: Acceptance
AUTHOR: Maidenjedi
RATING: PG
PAIRING: None
SPOILERS:  General series spoilers.
SUMMARY:   She would not disappoint him, not Ahab.  Pre-series.

NOTES:  Weirdly enough, this came to me before we did our rewatch of 'Beyond the Sea,' but that episode definitely informs this.

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tree: scully; text: redheaded snippet ([xf] redheaded snippet)
[personal profile] tree
One word: suppurating. Two more words: erupting pustules. This episode is basically an after school special on why your Department of Customs is important, people. And making sure no one else has your name, especially someone if you are in prison. More seriously, this is an excellent but sadly overlooked MOTW episode where Scully does science, with just a whiff of conspiracy thrown in. Thematically related to the season 5 episode, The Pine Bluff Variant.

scully holding a vial containing f emasculata


Writer(s): Chris Carter & Howard Gordon
Director: Rob Bowman
Originally aired: April 28th, 1995

Synopsis: A pharmaceutical company releases a highly infectious, immune-system-destroying parasite via bug (Faciphaga Emasculata) into a prison population. When two of the infected prisoners escape, Mulder and Scully are called in on the manhunt. Scully does science and is maybe possibly infected! There is a huge cover up in which Cancer Man is involved! Skinner makes dire predictions about the future! Some super gross but also fascinating biology happens!

Most Memorable Quote
SCULLY: There'll be a time for the truth, Mulder, but this isn't it.

Links
Red Wolf's review
The AV Club's review
Sarah Stegall's review
Transcript at Inside the X

Fanfiction
There are literally 4 fics at Gossamer, none of which I can, in good conscience, recommend.
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Wikipedia tells me:

A commemorative stamp is a postage stamp, often issued on a significant date such as an anniversary, to honor or commemorate a place, event, [or] person.. .
scully_stamp_1 scully_stamp_2 scully_stamp_3
scully_stamp_4 scully_stamp_5 scully_stamp_6

Who better?

Happy Birthday, Scully!
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[personal profile] idella
Happy Valentine's Day! To celebrate Scully, I made a podfic.

our scullys (final)

Title: Our Scullys podfic
Author: [livejournal.com profile] runpunkrun
Reader: [livejournal.com profile] idella
Character(s): Dana Scully
Author's summary: We were looking for a hero, but we found Dana Scully.
Author's tags: Angst; Metafiction

Reader's notes: Thank you to Punk for writing this wonderful piece, and for blanket permission to record. Thank you to [livejournal.com profile] tree and [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1 for organising this fest. ♥

Rating: general audiences (author's rating)
Warnings: none
Length: 3 minutes 52 seconds (3.54 MB mp3; 1.82 MB m4b)
mp3: download at mediafire.com here (please be aware that file may play automatically)
m4b audiobook: download at mediafire.com here (please be aware that file may play automatically)

Streaming:



If you wish to leave feedback for the author please do so in the comments to the following post: Our Scullys. Thank you!
If you wish to leave feedback for the reader please do so in the comments to this post. Thank you!
wendelah1: (S is for Scully)
[personal profile] wendelah1
"Beyond the Sea" is my favorite episode from season one. I love the role reversal of Scully being the believer and Mulder the skeptic. Brad Dourif gives a terrific performance as the serial killer Luther Lee Boggs. Gillian Anderson gets a script that shows off her range as an actor. We get interesting back story for Dana Scully, and new insight into her character.

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Writer/s: Glen Morgan & James Wong
Director: David Nutter
Originally aired: January 7, 1994 (in the US) – 5th May 1994 (in Australia)

Synopsis: Scully wakes up to a vision of her father sitting in her living room, a hour after he died at home of a heart attack. After attending his funeral, she journeys with Mulder to see serial murderer Luther Lee Boggs. He claims to have psychic abilities, which have given him information about the whereabouts of two kidnapped victims. Mulder is certain Boggs is a fraud. After seeing another vision of her father, this time during their interview with Boggs, Scully is no longer sure what to believe.

Most Memorable Quote:
SCULLY: You set us up. You're in on this with Lucas Henry. This was a trap for Mulder because he helped put you away. Well, I came here to tell you that if he dies because of what you've done, four days from now, no one will be able to stop me from being the one that will throw the switch and gas you out of this life for good, you son of a bitch!

Links:
Beyond the Sea transcript.
Autumn Tyson's review
Entertainment Weekly's X Cyclopedia Read their ratings for each episode of the first season!
The Truth About Season One: a short documentary.
Fanart for By the Sea by Lady Manson.

Fanfiction:
Silver Tongued Devil by ML - [livejournal.com profile] zinnia03. This is part of a series but it works as a standalone.
I Must Down to the Sea Again by [livejournal.com profile] maidenjedi. Summary: Bill Scully, Sr., and the loves of his life.
In the Family of Things by [livejournal.com profile] tree. Post-episode for Beyond the Sea. A reunion and a farewell.
Dance by Dith. Not a post-ep for "Beyond the Sea." Instead, it's set during the hiatus between the end of season one and the beginning of season two. The X-Files are shut down. Scully is back doing autopsies and teaching; Mulder is stuck in his cubicle, listening to reel after reel of audio surveillance tape. Out of the blue, Mulder gets a call from an old friend who wants him to come to South Street in Philadelphia to investigate a murder--off the books.
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I know it's only Thursday the 13th here in my time zone but since it's just after midnight in London and it's been Friday for hours and hours already in Australia, I am declaring [livejournal.com profile] scully_fest officially open.

The rewatch starts tonight in my timezone with "Beyond the Sea." Check the schedule post for your timezone and don't forget to cast your votes for the TBD on February 23.

Back in the day, there was an X-Files community, meaning a mailing list, called Scullyfic. In 2001, the list administrator Jill Selby issued a challenge: write a 155 word story about Dana Scully. You can read the stories that resulted at Scully in 155. The fics are not all exactly 155 words: some are a little longer, some shorter.

In honor of her upcoming 50th birthday, we thought it would be fun to issue the same challenge to the [livejournal.com profile] scully_fest members. You can post the stories as a comment to this post, either in a comment or a link. You can post your story on your day if you signed up for one. Or if you'd rather, you can wait for her birthday free-for-all day.

Oh heck, post whenever the muse strikes, but let's try to stay close to the 155 word limit.

Remember, if you track the post, you'll get all of the comments to your email or inbox.

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In conclusion, SCULLY FEST!

Vote!*

Jan. 23rd, 2014 03:55 pm
tree: scully pointing a gun; text: bangbang ([xf] bang bang)
[personal profile] tree
Don't forget that voting for our final rewatch episode is still happening! Currently sitting at two votes each are: Bad Blood, Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose, and Never Again. Is one of those episodes what you want to see on Scully's 50th birthday? Do you really want your mods to have to be tie-breakers? The future is in your hands.

*use of this icon in no way constitutes a literal or metaphoric threat should you choose not to exercise your community right. just thought i should throw that in there.
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[personal profile] tree
Thanks to [livejournal.com profile] monanotlisa we now have a beautiful promo banner! If you'd like to spread the word about Scully Fest, please do that! Sorry for all the exclamation points; it's just that I'm very excited!

It comes in two flavours:

Small:
Scully Fest: 14-23 February 2014



or

Medium:
Scully Fest: 14-23 February 2014



Just pick up that phone copy that code and make it happen.
tree: scully holding a gun; text: kick ass ([xf] more than i thought)
[personal profile] tree
In the spirit of [livejournal.com profile] xf_is_love, [livejournal.com profile] wendelah1 and I chose nine Scully-centric episodes for a rewatch -- one for each day. The tenth episode, the one we watch on her birthday, will be chosen by the community, woo!

Here's the schedule:

(Some of these we're doing two-in-one to get the full story arc.)

1. Beyond the Sea -- 14th in your timezone
2. F. Emasculata -- 15th in your timezone
3. Wetwired -- 16th in your timezone
4. Unruhe -- 17th in your timezone
5. Redux / Redux II -- 18th in your timezone
6. Christmas Carol / Emily -- 19th in your timezone
7. Tithonus -- 20th in your timezone
8. Irresistible / Orison -- 21st in your timezone
9. Theef -- 22nd in your timezone
10. TBD by community vote! -- 23rd in your timezone

(Please note that your mods are almost at the opposite ends of the time zone spectrum and we had to pick a time that was accessible to both of us to do this. If you can't be around for the hour (or two) we've allocated to watch each day, please come play in the comments whenever you can. We'd still love to have you!)

About that TBD on the 23rd. We know we've left out some favourites, so we thought we'd let the community decide on the final episode. Go ahead. You tell us your favourite Scully-centric episode.

Leave each episode suggestion in a new comment, along with your reason why it rocks, the better to influence other voters, formatted as follows:

[livejournal.com profile] wendelah1
Season 3: Revelations

Why this should be watched: What's not to love? Stigmata! A possible saint! Scully the Protector!

Okay, so one vote for Revelations.

If you think we should watch Revelations too, comment on that comment to cast your vote.

[livejournal.com profile] her_new_day

Awesome idea! I love Revelations.

That makes two votes for Revelations.

Any questions? Reply to the first comment on this post and we'll get back to you.
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