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Død Kalm 

The crew of a U.S. military ship that disappeared in the Norwegian Sea is found dead from what seems to be rapid aging. Thinking it's another Philadelphia Experiment, Mulder boards the ghost ship along with Scully and a local skipper.


Rob Bowman


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
John Savage ... Henry Trondheim
David Cubitt ... Captain Barclay
Vladimir Kulich ... Olafsson
Stephen Dimopoulos ... Ionesco
Claire Riley Claire Riley ... Dr. Laskos
Robert Metcalfe Robert Metcalfe ... Nurse
Dmitry Chepovetsky ... Lt. Harper


After a US destroyer vanishes for 42 hours, a group of sailors are rescued, but all have aged tremendously. All but one quickly dies and the survivor is under guard in a military hospital. Mulder's archive has reports of a number of ships disappearing in the same area just off Norway. He believes it's all related to the Navy's World War II-era Philadelphia Experiment where the government was trying to find a way to make ships invisible to radar. They find the missing ship, the USS Ardent, in the Norwegian Sea abandoned and with all of its crew dead but one, the captain. Both the ship and the captain are quite old and they seem to have gone through some type of time anomaly. Scully has a scientific explanation for what has happened but they are going to have to solve the mystery quickly as they begin to age rapidly. Written by garykmcd

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English | Norwegian

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10 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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Did You Know?


John Savage, who plays the captain that takes Mulder and Scully to the lost ship, would play another captain, Captain Ransom, in Star Trek Voyager 5.26 and 6.1. See more »


When the medical examiner at Bethesda Naval Medical Center removes the sheet off of the corpse of the first thug, it briefly reveals that he is still wearing boxer shorts. See more »


Fox Mulder: I think I just lapped George Burns.
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References The X Files: One Breath (1994) See more »


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23 July 2010 | by Al_Scarface_CaponeSee all my reviews

Dod Kalm has a very simple but intriguing plot, and is full of good character moments, but ultimately, it falls flat.

While the atmosphere is good, and the sets are excellent, the art direction is plagued by shoddy special effects.

While Anderson and Duchonvy give typically good performances, the rest of the cast is plagued by terrible acting. The less important the character, the worse the acting, which makes the scenes establishing the base story and the atmosphere unbelievable.

On top of all that, however is the problem that the episode is just plain boring. Even with far worse episodes, things manage to always stay somewhat interesting, however for some reason about fifteen minutes in, things stop happening and the episode becomes just plain hard to get through. The whole thing might work better if it was half the length that it was.

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