What is Millennium?
Millennium is a gripping American television series, produced by Chris Carter (creator of The X-Files), and was set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new millennium. The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, though most episodes were set in or around Seattle, Washington. The show first aired from 1996 to 1999 on the Fox Network. It is now available to buy on DVD.
Actor Lance Henriksen brought to life criminal investigator Frank Black, a freelance forensic profiler and former FBI agent with a unique ability to see the world 'almost' through the eyes of the serial killers and murderers he pursued. He was not originally intended to be psychic but finely attuned through his skills and experience. Frank Black investigated horrific crimes and worked with the mysterious Millennium Group, made up of a diverse mixture of personnel, drawn from ex-law enforcement and religious backgrounds. The organization dates back to ancient times, and grew out of a millenniallist Christian sect which eventually fused with a secret group founded within the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Whilst the series started out as a crime investigation series, it later became more supernatural in an effort to maintain ratings and further the story telling.
The symbol for the Millennium Group is a version of the ancient Ouroborus symbol, a snake biting its own tail.
You can learn more about Millennium in our Millennium Series Introduction and Millennium Episode, Credits and Music Guide.
Is Millennium available on DVD?
Yes, it was finally released on standard DVD format after a long time during 2004. See our Millennium DVD Guide for full details. Millennium was first officially released on limited season one copies on VHS video tape in the UK and on Laserdisc in full in Japan (in English but with Japanese subtitles) and in part in the USA, where I understand only the first disc was available for a limited time.
Is Millennium available on high definition Blu-Ray?
Not at this time, but one may dream! Remember the first season was shown in 1.33:1 Aspect Ratio - Full Frame version 4:3, only the second and third seasons were filmed in wide-screen. This isn't an obstuction in itself, but as I understand it, season one would have resulting wide black side-bars if presented in 1920x1080 Full HD resolution. Millenium looks really good upscaled though.
Is the soundtrack of Millennium available on to buy?
Yes, The Best of Millennium Soundtrack by Mark Snow is available to buy but for some silly reason it is only available online (for download only) at the USA based version of iTunes. It is also available on some Russian Online Music stores which may or may not be legal. There is also a suspected bootleg Millennium Season One (and rumored Season Two) Promo Soundtrack which has been shared by some members of the fan community. In December 2008, LaLaLand Records released a limited edition 2-CD set of Millennium's music, the first 500 copies were signed by composer Mark Snow. For full details and pictures see our Millennium Limited Edition Soundtrack Guide.
You can learn more about the music of Millennium in our Millennium Music Guide. Or visit our information page on The Best of Millennium Soundtrack by Mark Snow.
Will there be a Millennium movie?
There are still no confirmed plans by Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, it is increasingly unlikely especially given the long delay in releasing a second X-Files Movie which has a much larger and more successfull franchise, but perhaps we should never entirely give up hope.
Several Millennium lead actors and crew members have expressed, on more than one occasion, a strong desire and pledged their support for a feature length film of Millennium. It is far more likely that any release would be straight to DVD or a TV movie, but any developments will be posted in our news section and this question updated. Also, please view our Millennium Movie FAQ page.
Are you involved with BackToFrankBlack?
During 2008, two of our TIWWA forum members started a campaign to bring back Frank Black (and hopefully Millennium). You can learn more and support the campaign at the site's website, BacktoFrankBlack.com.
The cause has the support of several ex-cast and crew members, who are often supplying excellent interviews and doing their part to highlight interest in the series. We supported their cause and hosted their website on our server for a few years. Whilst we will not go into details, with the departure of the original leaders and mounting concerns about the way the project was later being run, and having been made aware of many complaints from ex-contributors (many of which were good friends and have chosen to leave the Millennium fan community as a result), whilst there was a lot of goodwill and amazing creativity in the eary days, we are no longer associated with the project.
What is this website, Millennium - This is who are are?
Millennium - This is who are are is a fan website owned by UK based Graham P. Smith, originally created in February 2001 as Millennium Desktop UK and then re-branded in September 2007. The site is dedicated to Chris Carter's Millennium tv series. It exists to promote the Millennium series together with the hard work and raw talent of the show's creators, Ten Thirteen Productions and the show's talented cast.
M-TIWWA aims to keep you up to date with the latest news relating to the show, its cast and crew and to provide you with the very best Millennium related downloads to enhance your computer. The full name of the site is a bit of a mouthful, so you'll often see it abbreviated as M-TIWWA.
Explain the new name of the website and why it took so long to make!
Simple, its called Millennium - This is who we are because the site is 100% dedicated to Chris Carter's Millennium tv series. 'This is who we are' was a phrase used in the show which also reflects the inclusion of our popular integrated message board-based community. The site was developed in our spare time and holidays, taking about 2 and a half years to make.
Who runs M-TIWWA?
- Graham P. Smith (Owner and Administrator - Forum name 'The Old Man')
- Libby (Co-Administrator)
- Suported by our excellent community forum moderators known as The Elders.
Some content looks familiar to Millennium Desktop UK?
M-TIWWA is a much more modern, web-standards based replacement for our previous website, Millennium Desktop UK which was created in February 2001. Its much more than a makeover with a new name, there is a lot more content with more to come. However, you will find all of the useful information from the old site including its news archive but easier to find and search.
What is This Is Who We Are (TIWWA)?
This Is Who We Are, which can be found directly at www.TIWWA.info
is a Millennium Message Board or Forum created in 2002. It forms the ultimate Millennium discussion resource, a central nexus of information in a secure and pop-up free location and is a successful community in which Millennium fans can discuss the show and its cast and crew.
TIWWA as it is known is hosted on M-TIWWA's web space and is the site's official forum. However it is also a free entity, linked to and supported by many website's. It has been a huge success and is now the largest Millennium fan community online. It is run by Graham, Libby and Erin McRaven with the kind assistance of a team of hand picked volunteer Moderators.
Who contributed to the website?
We maintain a list of the main contributors whose assistance and support is much appreciated. Included are other Millennium fan site owners, members of message board community and the wonderful contributors of the Millennium FAQ and at Wikipedia.
What software do you use to create M-TIWWA? Which language is the site coded in?
M-TIWWA is a dynamic website and is coded in web standards compatible XHTML using CSS Style Sheets, PHP and XML. It runs from a dual mySQL database backbone on a powerful Apache-based server. A custom made Content Management System (CMS) was built from the ground up giving the flexibility to upgrade and improve when required. A mixture of different software has been used to create the site, mostly Adobe Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Photoshop and Rapid CSS.
What size screen is this site designed for?
M-TIWWA has a fluid design layout so it will make the best use of your display, the larger the better. It has been checked on a resolution of 1024x768 which ideally is the minimum size of today's computer screens. There is a lot of information on some of our pages which benefits from a larger size monitor. A 1280x1024 resolution on a 17" or 19" LCD monitor looks great, giving everything room to breathe!
What are the site's requirements to view it correctly?
This site has been designed from the ground up according to web standards with accessibility in mind at all times. The site looks best in Mozilla Firefox which properly supports web standards, however it has been tested in Internet Explorer 6 and 7 and Opera on Windows XP and Widows Vista.
Do I need Flash installed on my Computer to view your site?
Ideally yes, but Flash is installed on 99% of the world's computers. This is not a Flash website. We only use Flash to provide fast loading video clips and other effects. You can upgrade or get the latest version from here. Keeping your Flash Player plug-in for your browser up to date is a good idea as Adobe often incorporated imrpovements to video quality, compression and security updates in their Flash plug-in.
What is the date of your countdown? / what IS the number of days remaining?
Our countdown which appears throughout this website and its features and downloads, is in tribute to the second and third seasons of Millennium which often featured the number of days remaining until the apocalypse/millennium. This was displayed when a Millennium Group member accessed the Millennium Group's computer network. The date which our days remaining count is currently counting down to, represents the popular 2012 Doomsday prediction.
You can read more about it here:
In the past, as the date of the actual Millennium had expired, we used to count down to the various DVD release dates of Millennium. One of our TIWWA forum members then suggested the 2012 date, an idea which was popular with other members, and hence that is the date we now use. After December 2012, if we're still here, we'll be looking for a new date, the year 3000 possibly! - UPDATE - Our countdown is reset every New Year's Day and now counts down to the end of the year.