Piper Maru


Episode Info

Part one of a two-part X-Files drama, "Piper Maru" originally aired February 9, 1996. After discovering the wreckage of a mysterious aircraft that was shot down during WWII, the crew of a French salvage ship succumbs to a strange and inexplicable illness. As if this wasn't enough, the captain of the freighter claims to have seen a living pilot still trapped within the submerged wreckage. Investigating, Mulder and Scully conclude that the doomed aircraft was a UFO -- but that's not the end of the story as far as Scully is concerned. "Piper Maru" was written by Frank Spotnitz and Chris Carter.


David Duchovny
as Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Dana Scully
Robert Clothier
as Commander Johansen
Ari Solomon
as Gauthier
Paul Batten
as Doctor
Morris Panych
as Gray-Haired Man
Kimberly Unger
as Mrs. Gauthier
Nic Lea
as Krycek
Jo Bates
as Kallenchuk
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