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X-Files: Eve

Posted in Popular Culture with tags on February 17, 2010 by coolaccordionest

Although I didn’t have to post this week, I figured I would share something I found some what amusing.

In the episode, “Eve” from season 1 of the X-Files, Mulder and Scully run into what they think is an alien abduction.  Contrary to their believes, the secret source of information, Deep Throat, informs them that the government attempted to create genetically enhance children to eventually be molded into supersoldiers/a perfect race in a project called the Litchfield Experiment.  The children created in these projects were identified as either “Adam” or “Eve” in accordance to their gender (when more than one, it becomes Eve 1, Eve 2, etc.).

When reading “A Year of the Flood,” by Margaret Atwood, I found it interesting to find that the Gardeners names were similar, Adam 1, being the creator of the “religion.” What do you think was the significance of naming the characters Adam or Eve in the book?  Do you feel that the members with these names held a higher place and were the poster children for “the perfect race”?

Here’s the X-Files episode. Around 20 minutes, it gets kinda creepy…. X-Files: Eve Episode