The X-Files (1993–2018)
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In this backdoor series finale to Millennium (1996), Mulder and Scully ask Frank Black to help them prevent a zombie apocalypse orchestrated by the rogue members of the now disbanded Millennium Group on the very eve of the new millennium.


Thomas J. Wright


Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan | 1 more credit »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Lance Henriksen ... Frank Black
Holmes Osborne ... Mark Johnson
Colby French ... Deputy
William Forward ... Funeral Director
Brittany Tiplady ... Jordan Black
Dick Clark ... Dick Clark
Marilyn McIntyre ... Widow
Monnae Michaell ... Female Coroner (as Moné Walton)
Octavia Spencer ... Nurse (as Octavia L. Spencer)
Romy Windsor ... Second Agent (as Romy Walthaml)
Stephen Ramsey Stephen Ramsey ... First Agent
Eulan Middlebrooks Eulan Middlebrooks ... Young Cop


At the turn of the 21st century, a religious fanatic enlisted by the Millennium Group resurrects four members of the group as zombies to bring about the end of the world. Mulder and Scully enlist the help of Frank Black to help stop the apocalyptic designs of the Millennium Group. Written by Muldernscully

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Release Date:

28 November 1999 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


This episode was a crossover with the series Millennium (1996) and was its series finale. See more »


The story is set at year's end in a country in the northern hemisphere yet all visible deciduous trees are still in full, green leaf. See more »


Mulder: Merry Christmas, Scully.
Scully: Merry Christmas to you too, Mulder.
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Spun-off from Millennium (1996) See more »


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Performed by John Beal
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Coda For a Conspiracy
24 October 2006 | by andyetrisSee all my reviews

When a retired FBI agent dies an apparent suicide one of his colleagues knows the truth - as does retired FBI agent Frank Black, former member of the mysterious Millennium Group. When the dead man's coffin is found empty, Mulder spots clues to a necromantic ritual and demands Black's aid. Black's refusal to act may doom Mulder's investigation, as the resurrection of the dead seems to be running a few steps ahead of the end times!

"Millenium" was another Chris Carter series that lasted from 1996 to 1999. Frank Black (Lance Henriksen) was a retired FBI profiler who joined a group of ex-law-enforcement consultants secretly preparing for the apocalypse. While some members hoped to guide humanity through an end times starting in 2000, an inner group of religious fanatics plotted to clear the earth of all but the chosen few.

This is a decent episode with an OK plot without anything in the way of twists. My usual post-season-4 complaint is that too much of the story is straightforward witchcraft with no possible logical explanation.

This is a stand-alone X-Files episode, which is good since "Millenium"'s conspiracy didn't exactly jive with that of the X-Files! However this doesn't EXACTLY work as a wrap for "Millenium," which left off with Frank on the run and a demon having evidently penetrated the Group's inner circle. This episode is in a way a betrayal of the whole mythology of "Millenium" as the ending suggests that the whole threat of millennial apocalypse was occult-inspired self delusion.

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