What is Millennium?
Millennium was a gripping American television series, produced by Chris Carter (also creator of The X-Files), and was set during the years leading up to the dawn of the new 21st century 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 and sometimes available via streaming video sites.
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, intellect and experience. Frank Black investigated truly horrific crimes and worked with the intriguing Millennium Group, made up of a diverse mixture of personnel drawn from ex-law enforcement backgrounds. Season Two later established that the organization dated 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 violent crime investigation series and a look at the nature of evil against the anxiety and uncertainess of the approaching new millennium, it later became more supernatural in an effort to maintain ratings and further the story telling, before being reigned back in to the themes of the first season.
The symbol for the Millennium Group was a version of the ancient symbol known as Ouroborus, basically 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 is. Millennium was first officially released on limited season one VHS video tapes 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 laser disc was available for a limited time. Millennium was finally released on standard DVD format after a long time during 2004. Please see our Millennium DVD Guide for more details.
Is Millennium also available in high-definition 1080p HD or 4K Streaming/Blu-Ray?
Not at this time, but one may dream! The first season was shown in 1.33:1 aspect ratio (Full Frame 4:3), the second and third seasons were filmed in wide-screen. This isn't an obstuction in itself. By the way, Millennium on DVD looks really good upscaled to 1080p!
Is the soundtrack of Millennium available to buy?
Yes! 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.
A second official, limited edition soundtrack was released in 2015 by LaLaLand Records, entitled 'Millennium Volume Two' which comprised of another 2 CD set, a limited edition release of 2000 units.
The Best of Millennium Soundtrack by Mark Snow was previously available to buy online (for download only) at the USA based version of iTunes. It was also available on certain Russian online music stores, which have since disapeared and which were presumably not legal. There was also a suspected bootleg Millennium Season One (and rumored hard to find Season Two) 'Promo Soundtrack' which had been shared by some members of the fan community.
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 ever be a Millennium feature-length film/movie?
The 64 million dollar question! The new millennium is sadly a world more dangerous, challenging and forboding era for humanity than ever before. Several Millennium lead actors and crew members (including the actual series creator) have expressed on multiple occasions their desire to see Frank Black return, pledging their support for a feature-length film release of Millennium. Despite many rumours and incorrect statements, as of September 2018 there are still no confirmed plans for a Millennium feature-length movie by the Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation that we are aware of, and it is becoming increasingly unlikely for a number of reasons.
Film and television networks, although they endeavour to entertain us, are when all is said and done, in business to make a profit. They have shareholders they are responsible to. The long delay in releasing a second X-Files film makes a compelling argument that a Millennium movie is very unlikely, after all The X-Files acheived a much larger existing audience, was definitely a more successful series long term and was an established franchise; therefore for studio investors and executives it is fair to say X-Files was a much less risky business proposal, yet fans still had to wait and to campaign. In fact X-Files fans, many of whom of course are fans of Millennium and vice-versa, have been rewarded with two feature films and a two-series reprisal of the original television series in 2016, which once again prompted speculation and rumours that Millennium may one day return to our screens as opposed to virtual online seasons, comic book format, fan-made video or documentary, all of which have so far all been released.
Whilst it is more likely that any future film release would be a straight to DVD or TV movie, a reduced budget would risk detracting from the original series.
It should be noted that the sale of Twentieth Century Fox to Disney in 2018 will likely remove any remaining slim opportunity for an official Millennium film, TV movie or a reboot since Disney now own the rights. Of course, any further developments will be posted in our news section and this question updated. Please view our Millennium Movie FAQ page for more.
What is Millennium - This is who are are?
Millennium - This is who are are is a fan website owned by UK-based Graham P. Smith, originally launched in February 2001 as MillenniumDesktop.co.uk, and then later re-launched as Millennium - This is who are are 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 talent of the show's creators, Ten Thirteen Productions and cast and crew.
M-TIWWA aims to keep you up to date with increasingly rare news relating to the show, also its cast and crew, and to provide you with the very best Millennium related downloads to enhance your computers and devices. 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 forum 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 (Site Owner and Administrator - forum name 'The Old Man')
- Libby (Co-Admin)
- We're suported by our excellent community forum moderators collectively known as The Elders in honour of the The Elders featured in the television series.
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. It's much more than a makeover with a new name though, 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 much easier to find and search.
What is This Is Who We Are (aka TIWWA)?
This Is Who We Are, is our community discussion area which can be found at This Is Who We Are (or quickly via a short URL at www.tiwwa.info). TIWWA was originally a Millennium Message Board or Forum created in 2002 and is now much more. It is hosted on M-TIWWA's web space and is the site's official forum-based community
Who contributes content 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 our forum community and the contributors at Wikipedia.
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 featured the number of days remaining until the 'apocalypse' or start of the next 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, has changed a number of times. In the past, since the date of the actual millennium had expired, we then used to count down to the various DVD release dates of Millennium. One of our TIWWA forum members later suggested the much-fabled 2012 Doomsday date. Our countdown now automatically resets every New Year's Day and counts down to the end of the current year.
If you would like your own countdown, you may also like our Millennium Group homepage or our Millennium Countdown gadget pack for Windows.