"Ice" is the eighth episode of the first season of the American science
fiction television series The X-Files. Premiering on the Fox network on
November 5, 1993, "Ice" was directed by David Nutter (pictured) and
written by Glen Morgan and James Wong. The debut was watched by
10 million viewers in 6.2 million households and received largely
positive reviews from critics, who praised its tense atmosphere. In the
episode, FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully
(Gillian Anderson) investigate the deaths of an isolated Alaskan
research team. The agents and their team discover the existence of
extraterrestrial parasitic organisms which drive their hosts into
impulsive fits of rage. The episode was inspired by an article in
Science News about an excavation in Greenland, and series creator Chris
Carter also cited John W. Campbell's 1938 novella Who Goes There? as an
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appeared inevitable until the arrival of French troops led by Louis
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size of the Imperial German Navy.
Albert II became the first monkey in space, reaching an
altitude of 134 km (83 mi) in a V-2 rocket.
The Vatican formally abolished its 427-year-old list of
prohibited books (title page pictured).
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The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.
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