[Podcasts] Discovering the X-Files: “Firewalker”

Natalia Castro returns to chat with Erix about this Thing-esque tale of mysterious infection and death in the mountains of Oregon. There’s a lot of fun body horror going on in this episode, with some really gruesome and disturbing FX work on display. If that isn’t enough to entice you, then perhaps the supporting cast might do the trick?

First up, we have the incomparable Bradley Whitford. From excellent TV work on The West Wing and The Handmaid’s Tale, to memorable film appearances in the likes of Billy Madison, Get Out, and Godzilla: King of the Monsters, Whitford is always a welcome presence who always brings his A game. Backing him up are the equally great Shawnee Smith (The Blob ’88, Saw franchise) and Leland Orser (Seven, Alien Resurrection). What more could you ask for?

Firewalker” is a damn good “Monster of the Week” outing and among my favorite episodes of this season. Now let’s hear what Erix and Natalia have to say…

Episode 2.09: “Firewalker” (1994)

Directed by David Nutter
Teleplay by Howard Gordon
Starring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson
Guest starring Bradley Whitford, Shawnee Smith, Leland Orser, Hiro Kanagawa, and Tuck Milligan

At a remote outpost, scientists watch as their camera picks up a moving shadow on the inside of a smoldering hot volcano, too hot for any living creature to survive. Mulder and Scully arrive and notice that everyone is acting strangely.

Discovering the X-Files is the latest podcast series for The Erix Antoine Network, which also boasts The Simpsons Countdown. So if you’re a “Simpsons” fan, be sure to tune into that show as well. Please like, rate, and review both podcasts, as well as subscribe to them through your favorite podcast avenue, be it YouTube, iTunes, Spotify, Anchor FM, Pocket Casts, Podcast Addict, etc.

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