Chris Carter's Millenium

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  1. Gary Harris

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    Would anyone besides me like to see the doomed TV series Millenium in a season by season box set (X-Files style)?

    They're rerunning the series nightly on Canada's Scream channel. I like this series much better then X-files & would love to see a DVD release.
     
  2. Bill Balcziak

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    If only they could have matched the quality of the pilot in any of the latter episodes...
     
  3. Michael Sliger

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    *raises hand*

    Yeppers. Release them and I will buy them. This show experimented with so many concepts new to the landscape of television and often left me in complete awe. Peter Staddon has stated publicly several times that he wants to release Millennium on DVD. Hopefully he will be able to do so in the near future.
     
  4. Todd Stout

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    I'd definately buy all three seasons on DVD.

    Didn't I read at The Digital Bits (in The Rumor Mill) that the show is in the works for DVD later this year?
     
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    I'm with you guys. I'll be buying these DVDs as well. I really enjoyed the first season, but after the writing just wasn't as consistent. It's still an enjoyable series, though.
     
  6. Bill GrandPre

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    I wouldn't be surprised if Fox just started releasing "Millennium" after Season 9 of "The X-Files" using the same release pattern.
     
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  8. Todd Terwilliger

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    I loved seasons 1 and 2. I thought the season 2 finale was one of the best cliffhangers I'd ever seen of any show... then they killed it with season 3.

    I'd definitely buy seasons 1 & 2.
     
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    I just read an interview with Peter Staddon about the Buffy DVDs. In it, towards the end, he says that they are looking into a Millenium box set for at least seasons 1 and 2. I think the Buffy thread was here in software, but I'm on my way out the door so I dont have a free min to look...

    JQ
     
  10. Michael St. Clair

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    I would definitely buy the first two seasons, and would probably skip on the third.
     
  11. Ken_McAlinden

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    The season two final episode was one of the most jaw-droppingly awesome pieces of television I have ever seen. There was an entire 9-1/2 minute section cut to Patti Smith's "Land: Horses/Land of a Thousand Dances/La Mer". Season Three did not have a chance after that, especially when they decided to completely revamp the series to make it more X-Files-like.

    Regards,
     
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  14. Quint van der Vaart

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    I would love to have at least the first season of Millenium, that was some great tv-making !! [​IMG]
    I read on a chatsession that Peter said it may come in 2002 on dvd.
    So here is hoping.
     
  15. Mike Graham

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    Truthfully, I would rather buy spend my cash on Season 2 of Milliennium, instead of Season 1. Granted, Season 1 definitely has some great moments, but for the most part quite a bit of it was very repetitive.

    When Carter left the series in its second season to look after The X-Files, long time TV vets Glen Morgan and James Wong took over , expertly crafting the second season to make it a contender for one of the best television shows ever (the episodes Darin Morgan wrote are also greatly appreciated).

    Sadly, Wong and the Brothers Morgan left at the end of the season to pursue other interests; the show subsequently sunk to unbelievably low quality, although I have to admit the two part series finale was spectacular.

    So, in order to get Season 2 , I will buy Season 1. I would imagine FOX realizes that Season 3 is definitely not well liked by anyone and not sink any more money into it.
     
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    I LOVED LOVED LOVED Millenium.
    Notice the signature[​IMG]
     
  18. Joseph J.D

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    Count me in for all 3 seasons of Millennium. I hope they release it soon. Was this series ever in widescreen?
     
  19. Michael Sliger

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    Despite the rough start, I would buy a box set of Season 3. Once Michael Duggan left his exec. producer post, Chip Johannessen did what he could to resurrect some of the old glory. "Borrowed Time" (a brilliant story IMHO), "Collateral Damage", "Saturn Dreaming of Mercury", "Darwin's Eye", "Via Dolorosa", and "Goodbye To All That" (along with a few others) were all fine episodes that made up for the "X-Files-lite, religion contentless" stories that littered the opening months. Frankly, every season started slowly due to the addition of new exec. producers each time. Luckily, in all cases we saw a dramatic improvement in storytelling as the year progressed.
    Heck, I am starting to consider Chip Johannessen as a personal hero. He joined the "Dark Angel" staff part way into the current season. Shortly afterwards, the script writing became radically better IMHO. I wonder why? [​IMG]
     
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    I would definitely buy seasons 1 & 2. In its 2nd season Millennium was hands down the best thing on TV. I could watch those episodes over & over again. I can't believe they even aired the finale. Amazing stuff.
     

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