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The Unnatural 

Searching through an FBI reference book, Mulder finds a photograph of Arthur Dales with a baseball team and the alien bounty hunter. Mulder goes to Arthur Dales' house to ask him about the ... See full summary »

Director:

David Duchovny

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), David Duchovny
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Jesse L. Martin ... Josh Exley
Fredric Lehne ... Young Arthur Dales (as Fredric Lane)
Brian Thompson ... Alien Bounty Hunter
Jesse James ... Poor Boy
Lou Beatty Jr. ... Black Coach
Burnell Roques Burnell Roques ... Buck Johnson
M. Emmet Walsh ... Arthur Dales
Lennie Loftin ... Coranado
Paul Willson ... Ted
Walter Phelan ... Alien (as Walter T. Phelan Jr.)
Gabriel Clifton Gabriel Clifton ... Black Kid
Al Kaplon ... Ump
Robb Reesman ... Macon Cop
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Storyline

Searching through an FBI reference book, Mulder finds a photograph of Arthur Dales with a baseball team and the alien bounty hunter. Mulder goes to Arthur Dales' house to ask him about the photograph. There he finds Arthur Dales' brother, also named Arthur. Mr. Dales proceeds to tell Mulder a story of a 1940s Negro baseball player in Roswell named Josh Exley who was closing in on breaking some professional baseball records. Mr. Dales tells how he was assigned to protect this player from the KKK and that Exley was actually an alien. Written by Muldernscully

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 April 1999 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Darren McGavin who played Arthur Dales in previous episodes was unavailable to reprise his role due to health reasons. See more »

Goofs

When Mulder is standing outside of Arthur Dales' apartment talking to Dales' brother there is a mistake on the newspaper Mulder is holding. The paper was supposed to have been printed in 1947, however on the left-hand page an article about a college professor who went missing in October of 1995 can clearly be seen. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: Did you bring enough ice cream to share with the rest of the class?
Scully: It's not ice cream... it's non-fat tofutti rice dreamsicle.
Mulder: Ugh... I bet the air in my mouth tastes better than that.
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Crazy Credits

The tag line reads "In the Big Inning." See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #7.37 (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Come and Go with Me to That Land
Arranged and produced by Maggie Wheeler
Performed by Jesse L. Martin, Lou Beatty Jr. and Burnell Roques
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baseball rules!
28 May 2009 | by mrdonleoneSee all my reviews

okay, let me begin with saying I don't know baseball - well, in fact I didn't know it until now. off course I had heard about it, but I never really cared to search anything that's got to do with it. then, the episode 'The Unnatural' started, and wow man, these baseball images were so fascinating! I want to know more and more about baseball. thank you, Chris Carter, for letting David write and direct this episode. it's very obvious David liked baseball and he managed to make a good tequila mix of baseball and science fiction. yes, the story was a bit like all the other X-Files episodes I've seen till now, but it was original using baseball in the series, even if it was only this episode. it changed my habits. Baseball rules!


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