The X-files

5X06 Post-Modern Prometheus

Mulder and Scully find themselves on the trail of a modern day Frankenstein when a single mother, Shaineh Berkowitz sends a letter to Mulder, after seeing him on Jerry Springer show, asking him to investigate the appearance of a strange monster eighteen years earlier when her son was conceived. The two agents travel to Bloomington, Indiana to meet with Shaineh and hear her story. The creature she describes who attacked her is the exact likeness of a comic book character her son Izzy created called The Great Mutato. But Izzy claims that other members of the local community have seen the monster also. He and his friends take the two agents to a wooded area where they lay a trap for the monster using a peanut butter sandwich. They soon encounter the creature from a distance and the group gives chase but they loose track of the monster in the darkness. Mulder meets an old man who claims the monster is his son, Dr Francis Pollidori, a renown scientist who experimented in genetic manipulation, possibly a tragic victim of his own genetic tampering. Mulder and Scully find themselves the centre of attention in the local community following a newspaper article quoting Mulder confirming the monsters existence. They realise that Izzy has been recording their conversation. The two agents endeavour to locate the creature and find themselves wondering who the real monsters are as wild hysteria and mob mentality takes control of the town.

Noteworthy Quote

Mulder: "I don't think this has anything to do with alien abductions. I don't even know if I believe in that stuff anymore!"

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Writer: Chris Carter
Director: Chris Carter

David Duchovny Special Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson Special Agent Dana Scully

Guest Cast:
Mitch Pileggi Assistant Director Skinner
Pattie Tierce Shaineh
Stewart Gale Izzy
Chris Giacoletti Booger
Chris Owens Mutato
John O'Hurley Dr Pollidori
Miriam Smith Elizabeth Pollidori
Vitaliy Kravchenko JJ
Dana Grahame Reporter
Jean-Yves Hammel Izzy's Friend
Tracey Bell Cher Impersonator
Lloyd Berry Old Man Pollidori
Xantha Radley Waitress
C Ernst Harth Huge Man
Jerry Springer Himself

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