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"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. (Full article...)
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- The General Conference on Weights and Measures confirms new definitions for the units kilogram, ampere, kelvin and mole.