From braintree!news.sprintlink.net!in1.uu.net!news.u.washington.edu!snick Thu Oct 5 10:52:38 1995
From: email@example.com (Louis Nick III)
Subject: X-files concept stolen?
Date: 30 Sep 1995 23:16:23 GMT
Organization: Department of Trollanties
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This morning I read that the concept and several story ideas (which later
evoloved into about 60% of first season episodes. Others were ignored by
Carter, et. al.
The story idea was conceived by the science fiction great, L. Ron
Hubbard, in an unfinished work called _Cases Closed_. Yup, Mr. Dianetics
himself. Still, he wrote terrific Sci-Fi. He was also great friends
with Whitley Striber.
The article further described the proposed character, one a believer
seeking proof in order to close the case for certain, who's older sister
disappeared when he was 8-9. The character's name was Maudlin. The
other character, also make, was named Kross, and he was an extreme
skeptic, occasionally flaunting his SIPP membership (Scientists for the
Investigation of Paranormal Phenomena), an org. a lot like SCICOP.
Kross is sort of an agency plant in the FBI, who is originally loyal to
the FBI heads, but has a friendship which has him in several conflicts of
loyalty. Eventually, Maudlin has him doubting the very FBI folk he works
I don't have any more information, but I bet the Church of Scientology
would have more. Seriously. They are the legal keepers of Hubbard's
unpublished works, and they don't sell the rights AFAIK.
"Don't misconstrue this. I'm not displaying character, just temporary
insanity." Dr. Lazarus, "Outland"
Louis Nick III, Tr.D.