Soft Light (The X-Files)

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"Soft Light" is the twenty-third episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files.wikipedia
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Vince Gilligan

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It was written by Vince Gilligan and directed by James A. Contner.
Gilligan was a fan of the show, and submitted a script to Fox which became the second-season episode "Soft Light".

Tony Shalhoub

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Mulder ponders the idea of spontaneous human combustion but rethinks it when they find a man, Chester Ray Banton (Tony Shalhoub), who is afraid of his own shadow. At a hotel in Richmond, Virginia, Chester Ray Banton (Tony Shalhoub) reaches a room and frantically knocks on the door while shouting the name ″Morris″.
In the same time period, Shalhoub played physicist Dr. Chester Ray Banton in The X-Files second-season episode "Soft Light".

Kevin McNulty (actor)

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At Polarity Magnetics, the agents meet scientist Christopher Davey (Kevin McNulty), who identifies Banton, a physicist conducting research into dark matter.

Squeeze (The X-Files)

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Gilligan himself inserted a reference to the villain Eugene Victor Tooms from the first-season episodes "Squeeze" and "Tooms" in a conversation between Ryan and Mulder.
The Vince Gilligan-penned second season episode "Soft Light" would also make reference to the character.

The X-Files (season 2)

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"Soft Light" is the twenty-third episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files.

Science fiction on television

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"Soft Light" is the twenty-third episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files.

The X-Files

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"Soft Light" is the twenty-third episode of the second season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files.

James A. Contner

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It was written by Vince Gilligan and directed by James A. Contner.

Mythology of The X-Files

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The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology, or overarching fictional history.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

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The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files.

Fox Mulder

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The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files.

David Duchovny

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The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files.

Dana Scully

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The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files.

Gillian Anderson

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The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files.

X-files unit

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The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files.

Spontaneous human combustion

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Mulder ponders the idea of spontaneous human combustion but rethinks it when they find a man, Chester Ray Banton (Tony Shalhoub), who is afraid of his own shadow.

Pusher (The X-Files)

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"Soft Light" was the first The X-Files episode written by Gilligan, who would go on to write several acclaimed episodes such as "Pusher", "Bad Blood" and "Memento Mori".

Bad Blood (The X-Files)

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"Soft Light" was the first The X-Files episode written by Gilligan, who would go on to write several acclaimed episodes such as "Pusher", "Bad Blood" and "Memento Mori".

Memento Mori (The X-Files)

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"Soft Light" was the first The X-Files episode written by Gilligan, who would go on to write several acclaimed episodes such as "Pusher", "Bad Blood" and "Memento Mori".

X (The X-Files)

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In addition, the character of X (Steven Williams) was not in the script initially.

Steven Williams

In addition, the character of X (Steven Williams) was not in the script initially.

Richmond, Virginia

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At a hotel in Richmond, Virginia, Chester Ray Banton (Tony Shalhoub) reaches a room and frantically knocks on the door while shouting the name ″Morris″.