"X-Cops" is the twelfth episode of the seventh season of the American
science fiction television series The X-Files. Directed by Michael
Watkins and written by Vince Gilligan, the installment originally aired
on the Fox network in February 2000. In this episode, Fox Mulder (David
Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson), special agents for the
Federal Bureau of Investigation, are interviewed for the Fox network
reality television program Cops during an X-Files investigation. Mulder,
hunting what he believes to be a werewolf, discovers that the monster
terrorizing people craves the fear it provokes. While Mulder embraces
the publicity of Cops, Scully is uncomfortable about appearing on
national television. "X-Cops" is one of only two X-Files episodes that
was shot in real time. The episode has been thematically analyzed for
its use of postmodernism and its presentation as reality television. It
has been named among the best episodes of The X-Files by several
reviewers, for its humor and format.
Read more: <https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X-Cops_(The_X-Files)>
Today's selected anniversaries:
Emperor Lê Thánh Tông of Annam (Vietnam) launched a military
expedition against Champa, beginning the Cham–Annamese War.
At London's Gresham College, Robert Boyle, John Wilkins,
Christopher Wren and other leading scientists founded a learned society
now known as the Royal Society (coat of arms pictured).
The first automobile race in the United States, the Chicago
Times-Herald race, was held in Chicago.
Prime Minister of Jordan Wasfi al-Tal was assassinated by the
Black September unit of the Palestine Liberation Organization in Cairo.
South African Airways Flight 295 suffered a catastrophic in-
flight fire and crashed into the Indian Ocean east of Mauritius, killing
all 159 on board.
Wiktionary's word of the day:
An irrational or obsessive fear of irregular patterns or clusters of
small holes, such as those found in honeycombs.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Reason, or the ratio of all we have already known, is not the same
that it shall be when we know more.
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