We’re not gonna think, we’re just gonna let it fly, Scully, okay?
The X-Files 6.19 The Unnatural
“No, I won’t sit idly by as you hurl cliches at me…” - [X-Files 6x20 I The Unnatural]
“Gillian was kind enough and I’ve never said this, but I was aware that when I was directing that.. I know she was tired. And there were times when we would be more prepared or less, let’s say, than other times. And she really was there and you can see it in that scene. She’s really just doing just wonderful work for me, you know? And I really felt like it was for me, and it was just really.. I recognized it and I don’t think I’ve ever told you..” - David Duchovny
Top 20 for the 20th- 6x20 “The Unnatural” (April 25, 1999)
“The game is meaningless but it seemed to be everything to me. It was meaningless but perfect.”
We’re going to wait on the pitch. We’re going to keep our eye on the ball. Then we’re just going to make contact. We’re not going to think. We’re just going to let it fly.
Now, don’t strangle it. You just want to shake hands with it. “Hello, Mr. Bat. It’s a pleasure to make your acquaintance.” “Oh, no, no, Ms. Scully. The pleasure’s all mine.” Okay, now, we want to… we want to go hips before hands, okay? We want to stride forward and turn. That’s all we’re thinking about. So, we go hips before hands, all right?
RANDOM X-FILE FACT OF THE DAY
David Duchovny’s older brother Daniel Ducovny plays Piney a baseball player in 6x20 The Unnatural. He also directed an episode of Californication and The Red Shoe Diaries.
6x20 The Unnatural
“I don’t want to be no famous man. Just want to be a man.” - John Exley
“I was tired of hearing the conversation between Mulder and Scully where Scully would say, "Well I’m a scientist. I believe in science and science tells me this, and then Mulder would say, "Well, I go with my gut. My gut tells me this.” I wanted them to have a conversation in which they are actually ‘in’ their dialogue rather than saying who they are, to let the way they speak say who they are, and to let them inhabit themselves rather than perching outside themselves.“
- David Duchovny on writing The Unnatural (Cinefantastique, 2002)