"Triangle" is the third episode of the sixth season of the American
science fiction television series The X-Files. Written and directed by
series creator Chris Carter (pictured), it premiered on the Fox network
on November 22, 1998, with 18.20 million viewers. In this episode, FBI
special agent Fox Mulder (David Duchovny), who works on cases linked to
the paranormal along with Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), boards a
passenger liner in the Bermuda Triangle. Transported back in time to the
outbreak of World War II, he encounters German soldiers searching for a
superweapon called Thor's Hammer. Main and recurring cast members,
including Anderson, William B. Davis, Chris Owens, James Pickens Jr. and
Mitch Pileggi, play additional characters aboard the ship, distinct from
their regular characters. Inspired by the 1948 Alfred Hitchcock film
Rope, many scenes were edited to appear as single takes. The episode
received generally positive reviews.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
The pirate Blackbeard was killed in battle by a boarding party
of British sailors off the coast of North Carolina, ending his reign of
terror in the Caribbean.
The French steamship Ville du Havre collided with a Scottish
iron clipper in the North Atlantic and sank with the loss of 226 lives.
The Beatles released their eponymous double album, popularly
known as "The White Album".
The B-2 Spirit stealth bomber of the United States Air Force
was first displayed in public at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale,
Wiktionary's word of the day:
(music) Melodic and song-like.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Much time has passed since the first colonists came to rocky
shores and dark forests of an unknown continent, much time since
President Washington led a young people into the experience of
nationhood, much time since President Lincoln saw the American nation
through the ordeal of fraternal war — and in these years our
population, our plenty and our power have all grown apace. … Yet, as
our power has grown, so has our peril. Today we give our thanks, most of
all, for the ideals of honor and faith we inherit from our forefathers
— for the decency of purpose, steadfastness of resolve and strength of
will, for the courage and the humility, which they possessed and which
we must seek every day to emulate. As we express our gratitude, we must
never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to
live by them. Let us therefore proclaim our gratitude to Providence for
manifold blessings — let us be humbly thankful for inherited ideals
— and let us resolve to share those blessings and those ideals with
our fellow human beings throughout the world.
--John F. Kennedy