Did The X-Files do an episode set in every state of the Union? Because having a Rhode Island episode feels like an effort to finish some kind of checklist.
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I think they skipped some of the northern plains states. I don’t recall anything in Idaho, for example.
The second episode, “Deep Throat”, is set at a fictional Air Force base in Idaho.
Probably inspired by Idaho’s real Mountain Home Air Force Base, which like any self-respecting remote Air Force base has it’s share of UFO rumors.
Also, as a born Idahoan, I feel compelled to point out that Idaho is not by any normal standards a “plains state.” That term pretty much refers to areas east of the Rockies. Idaho is either in the Pacific Northwest or the Intermountain West, depending on how much the person you’re talking to wants to connect it to or divide it from Seattle/Portland.
Hey, Rhode Island is just as likely to have wacko trepanning doctors as any other state. We’re small but crazy! er, mighty!
“Did The X-Files do an episode set in every state of the Union?”
It’s my dream for Skin Horse, but Jeff is skeptical of this plan.
I believe in you, Shaenon!
So do I! (Though I’m shamefully behind on Skin Horse and feel more than a tad overwhelmed at the thought of trying to catch up, despite the fact that I really want to get back to it.)
Did The X-Files do an episode set in every state of the Union? Crap. Now I want to know.
How determined are you to find out?
I was seriously considering starting a spreadsheet.
I’m just surprised they had a slew of episodes taking place in Delaware. I especially like the one where the major terrorist group that was going to rob a bank just to put that freaky skin dissolving stuff on the money had its headquarters in…wait for it…THE EVIL MASTERMIND CAPITOL OF THE WORLD: SLOWER DELAWARE(!).
Also, I love this episode, but Mulder really ticks me off in it. It’s like, Mulder, your best friend is dying of brain cancer and you have to run off to RI to get holes drilled in your head and wake her up at 4 in the morning so that she can drive all the way up to New England to pull your butt out of the fire, again. Just let her sleep in until at least 7, you jerk.
This is one of the episodes that highlights the fact that Mulder really has no friends.
It’s because Delaware looks kinda like Canada
Not that states looking nothing whatsoever like Canada ever stopped them from filming episodes set in those states in Canada
…And Delawarians act like Canadians.
I asked on another forum and was given this link to a website where all of the episodes have been entered on maps. http://www.baymoon.com/~xfmaps/statemap.html
According to that site, the following states do not have an episode: Alabama, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kentucky, Louisiana, Nebraska, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Wyoming.
What did we ever do before the internet?
Louisiana, Hawaii, and Nebraska surprises me.
The lack of Hawaii doesn’t surprise me since I can’t imagine it’d be cheap to fly out there for a shoot. Most other states can either be doubled easily (if not necessarily accurately) or can be driven to without much added expense, but Hawaii would really require location shoots.
The others, though, do surprise me, especially Louisiana since I’d expect New Orleans to be an obvious hotbed of paranormal activity.
Wait! There was an Oklahoma X-Files?!? How did I not know this?!
Does it say why there are no marks for season 9?
No, they totally had an episode in Hawaii. That was the one with the killer chest-burster mushrooms.
That punchline was worthy of Isaac Asimov.
No, seriously, I mean that in a GOOD way!
What amazes me is that places like Martha’s Vineyard and Rhode Island are 6 or 7 hours away by car and the show acts like these places are a couple of hours away.
Well, that does depend on how fast you drive, doesn’t it? 😉
Wyoming did appear for a painful, best ingnored and just plain wrong five minutes towards the end of season 9.
Re: Idaho, Drive started out there. And now that I’ve figured out how to post, can I just tell you what a great job you did with Oubliette? I was watching to see how you’d handle that one. Couldn’t figure out why Amy wasn’t wearing her white night gown and finally realized that in your version she wasn’t abducted from her bedroom. She was abducted from among the 90s teens, of which you were one. Good job.
Apparently no episodes were set in Colorado, though the video game “X-Files: Resist and Serve” is.
Alright, in the second panel when Scully says “Again?”, is that there just because it’s funny (which it is) or has that actually happened before on the show?
Mulder has been covered in other fluids in Rhode Island (i.e. gasoline in “Herrenvolk”).
Now, just a couple episodes ago, #21, all the bee stings at the elementary school happened in South Carolina!!!
So what you’re saying is that season nine didn’t get added to the map, and that they missed South Carolina in #4-21? Se need that spreadsheet. And maybe a road trip. That would be a very geeky vacation, wouldn’t it.