Season 2, Episode 19 – Død Kalm

While investigating the disappearance of a U.S. Navy destroyer, Agents Mulder and Scully find themselves in the Norwegian equivalent of the Bermuda Triangle and experience super-accelerated aging while trapped aboard the rusty, soon-to-sink vessel.

Out There: UnWelcome Commentary; The Daily Drew

Featured Music:

Silversun Pickups – ‘Growing Old Is Getting Old’ [egg]; [distopia] – ‘Død Kalm’; Origin – ‘Growing Old’; Parade The Day  – ‘Growing Old’; The Philadelphia Experiment – ‘Ain’t It The Truth’; The Philadelphia Experiment – ‘The Philadelphia Experiment’; Westlife – ‘I Wanna Grow Old With You’; Fimucite 3 – Mark Snow conducts the Tenerife Film Orchestra & Choir [egg ]

XDNA Background music: ‘X-Files Theme’ Hard Tech remix

End Theme: ‘The X Files Theme (2009 Dance Remix)’ DJ Toby

All X-Files music by Mark Snow – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!


One thought on “Season 2, Episode 19 – Død Kalm

  1. Hey guys,

    thanks a lot for the nice welcome and reception. I admit that I was a little afraid to catch some flak for my little Chris Carter episodes rant when Agent Chelsea started to read my comment. But I guess every X-Phile has their own favourites. Btw., your pronounciation of my name was absolutely spot-on, Agent Chelsea. Nice.

    So. I guess I shouldn’t write too much show-unrelated stuff here (sorry about the long post in the “Born Again” comments, maybe I should rather write email)…

    Dod Kalm to me was definitely one of the weakest episodes in the first seasons. Although I tend to prefer standalones over strict mythology episides, this one was not as thought-provoking, suspenseful or surprising as many others of that category. There is one twist in that Scully’s more scientific explanation prevails over Mulder’s wild wormhole theories, but all in all the plot has some real lengths. Plus, the ageing make-up looks kinda unconvincing. But I guess, unnaturally accelerated ageing would look unnatural by definition. I recently saw “Prometheus” (nice visuals but unfortunately some crappy storywriting IMO) and the aged look of “Peter Weyland” was still unconvincing, some 20 yrs later and done for cinema (althoug there too I just wrote it off as the result of futuristic anti-ageing treatment which would probably look unnatural too). I’d still say, the story authors made the best of the given theme and I think it’s a good thing they didn’t go down the forseeable “time-trap-Bermuda-Triangle” path. In terms of scariness, I guess, I understand that a little better now, being in my 40s, when ageing starts to become a scary thought…

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