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  2. ILOVE your thinking Earthnut!! I wish I found this awesome site sooner so I could have seen the previous designs!
  3. Thanks Graham, I appreciate this and hopefully will have the Ouro again. Lucy is too creepy for me to see every day...LOL
  4. Earthnut

    HDTV Frank

    Trust me, some of us are just thankful just to have a DVD copy of the series. I proudly say I have two, one set is divided into the 3 season, the original, and the other set is combined in a box set.
  5. The Old Man

    Millennium Gadgets Pack (for Rainmeter Windows)

    I've created an updated version with a new subtlety animated Creepy Lucy Butler Halloween gadget, some performance enhancements, and split some of the variation designs into standalone gadgets, so you can more easily mix and match multiple gadgets on your desktop (I.e. no longer limited to one type of Ouro at a time, you can now have separate ones all at the same time, rotating Ouro, Owls Ouro etc). Releasing soon!
  6. Can the shirt say "This Is Who We Are" with the Ouroboros? Surely the quote isn't copyrighted and as often as we see the Ouro, I doubt if it is. I would love to have a MLM t-shirt. Please contact Barry. Maybe he still has the designs. I don't care how much it is, I will save for it.
  7. Earthnut

    Disney buys 20th Century Fox

    You're right Walkabout, CGI can only go so far. I think a lot of it too is it doesn't go over with us because we know it's not the real person. If we didn't know, it might work.
  8. There used to be so much fake cafepress-style MM stuff on safe, it was unreal. Some of it okay, not all bad, but you still ended up with people being taken in, myself included once, thinking it was the genuine article. Sad to learn it's still available. I was elated to get a MM clock off Ebay once, only to be gutted when it arrived to be a cheap $1 marketing clock with a MM sticker attached. I hate the thought of people getting taken advantage of. There's such a huge difference in quality and value between promotional mugs and t-shirts and the original articles, like the the officially licensed Millennium calendars released by Fox, or the genuine Millennium watches and mugs that Meghan G. reportedly had made for the main people, or the official cast/crew jackets. However, usually the fans miss out because the items get snapped up so fast by traders, who set ridiculous prices. I have seriously thought a few times about asking the rather awesome Barry @ENGINECOMICS to design some T-shirts for TIWWA or the website, like he did way back when for the Back To Frank Black campaign. You may remember them, we used to promote them here way back when, they were so good. In fact I wish I'd had some funds to buy some at the time when I was still working. Not only did Barry absolutely nail the t-shirt designs, they were cleverly designed so that you'd immediately get the MM reference but so as not to fall foul of Fox's copyright lawyers. Reminds me of the days way back, when they used to go around taking whole fan sites down.
  9. Walkabout

    Disney buys 20th Century Fox

    CGI works only a point ; its why they gave up the idea of a CG Leia for the last star wars . it didn't go over good with the Fast and Furious and Paul Walker .
  10. The Old Man

    HDTV Frank

    Alex makes some great points there. I think based on the comments about ST:TNG with its much larger international fan base, MM has little chance of HD Blu-Ray release, let alone 4K. I'd love to be wrong, perhaps if there was a larger potential buy and rent streaming market, but everyone in the industry is going to know about the failure from a business perspective of a large multi season series like TNG. I want like to believe writers are in it for the stories, the characters and the audience, but big studio execs are certainly business people, with thousands of international shareholders to placate. TNG was great when it maturedand the cast and crew became a family (just like Riker matured when he grew that beard, but let us quickly forget the awful cheesy pilot), I'd also love to see Voyager in HD and DS9's stunning battle scenes and excellent Dominion War story arc played out in HD. Honestly, in the 90's, I could never imagine a time when new Star Trek would be gone from mainstream television. The new reboot movies by comparison are just overglorified, quickly forgotten, big budget effects blockbuster style movies, they're just awful, disposable films with no soul, or character, that betray everything we held dear. Grrr. Once more, I digress. Millennium movies, Blu Ray, 4K, they're nice to think about as pipe dreams but in all reality, they're almost guaranteed never going to happen. I'd much rather hope and hold out for unrealistic HD and 4K releases than risk an under-budgeted TV movie, that's got the potential to detract from MM and what we hold most dear about the series, as much as it has potential to enhance the series. The MM DVDs look quite crisp upscaled to 1080p HD but I've not seen them upscaled to 4K. I do have a 4K main PC monitor now so I must try it sometime, but they may appear grainy upscaled that much.
  11. Earthnut

    HDTV Frank

    Yes, it is very complicated. Now that 20th Century Fox is owned by Disney, we don't have a clue what's going to happen next, and doubt if they care how we feel anyway. As I stated in another forum, Disney might come out with an animated MLM, and of course it would be in HD. Oh joy.
  12. Earthnut

    Disney buys 20th Century Fox

    Personally, I think the general viewing public is now permanently screwed. Maybe Disney will come out with an animated MLM. Wouldn't that be a hoot? Doubt if they're worried about the main actors, after all, they're now electronic and can be CGI'd.
  13. Walkabout

    Disney buys 20th Century Fox

    what a monster they have become . wonder how this will affect future ' Avatar ' movies . 2 & 3 are being filmed now and 4 & 5 in a few years. course if they wait too long the main actors could be deceased .
  14. Walkabout

    HDTV Frank

    thanks for the info . had no idea it was that complicated . I know they have spent millions saving classic movies found deteriorating in film vaults , many my faves and Academy award winners .
  15. SadEyes

    HDTV Frank

    An old topic, I know, but I recently read a very interesting article (it's in german, sorry) about why so many tv shows of the 90's aren't released on Blu-ray or at least in an HD format. As you might know, most of the tv shows from the 90's were shot on film, not on video. The original film negatives could be transfered to HD, that's possible and has happened already, for example THE X-FILES being released on Blu-ray, since the film negative has an HD resolution. But here is the thing: Even popular shows like all the STAR TREK shows from the 90's were shot on film, but were transfered to video afterwards, because it was easier to deal with in post-production. Of course nobody thought about HDTV in the 90's, yet alone UHD. The video format has just an SD resolution, no HD possible. So in order to release a show like STAR TREK VOYAGER on Blu-ray you would have to hunt down the original film negatives, if they still exist that is, restore them, clean them up and do it again for every single episode. The next issue are the special effects. By the mid-90's most special effects were done with CGI. These effects were of course only produced and rendered in the 4:3 SD format, since this was the tv standard back then. When Paramount produced the Blu-ray set for STAR TREK THE NEXT GENERATION they re-created every special effect shown in the episodes, simply to get it to the HD format. A lot of effort and a lot of money were put in this project, but the sales were disappointing. Robert Meyer Burnett also said that an HD remaster of STAR TREK VOYAGER would mean four years of work, with costs around 20 million dollars. So this won't happen anytime soon, especially after the disappointing sales of THE NEXT GENERATION. The article also mentions BABYLON 5. The show was also shot on film in the 16:9 format, but the effects were also just produced for the 4:3 SD format. When they released the show in the 16:9 format, they couldn't re-create the effects, because the original effect datas got lost over the years. So they simply zoomed into the picture every time there was an effect shot, which resulted in blurred images. Which leads us back to MillenniuM. The show was also shot on film, even in the 16:9 format, including season one. You can see some scenes from the first season in the 16:9 format in seasons 2 and 3. The reason why it isn't out on Blu-ray yet might simply be that no one at 20th Century Fox thinks that it's worth the effort to go back to all the original film negatives, restore them, re-create all the effect shots and setting up all the used fonts again. They did it with THE X-FILES, as you can clearly see that all the headlines and fonts in the credits look slightly different from the old versions. And the effects look smoother than they did in the old material. They put the effort into THE X-FILES, because it is still a popular show. But I'm not even sure that the sales of the Blu-ray set did perform that well either. So unfortunately there is a big chance that we will never see MillenniuM in HD.
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  17. Earthnut

    Snow Files of the Week

    Again, proud to be an owner of this second volume. Thanks again Alex. Your posts are like a present, I never know what I will hear.
  18. 1 ~ When the Mother Superior returned to the convent after a weekend away, she immediately noticed that a man had been there, and that was strictly against the rules. How did she know? 2 ~ It is said that Lucrezia Borgia once split an apple in half and shared it with a companion. Within 10 minutes her companion was dead and Lucrezia survived. How come?
  19. SadEyes

    Snow Files of the Week

    Snow Files of the Week: "The Surgeon/Alpine Page/Dude Looks Like A Lady" from "MillenniuM", episode "Lamentation" (1996). This episode, written by Chris Carter, marks a milestone within MillenniuM's story arc. We don't only see the death of one of the main side characters, but also the first appearance of the demonic Lucy Butler, played by Sarah Jane Redmond, who would haunt Frank Black through every season of the show. And on top of that, the so-called "Gehenna Demon" makes a stunning appearance. It was also a standout episode musically. Mark wrote a signature motif for the psychotic Dr. Fabricant, which then turned out the be more Lucy Butlers musical mark ("The Surgeon"). And Mark also incorporated some classical music into his score. "Alpine Page" includes a melody from Tchaikovsky's "1812 Overture", which also appeared in the X-Files episode "Post-Modern Prometheus". The tracks were released on the second volume of MillenniuM music from La-La Land Records. The set is limited to 2.000 copies. Enjoy!
  20. You're right seesthru; you're wrong...LOL So was I. They are hard ones. 1 ~ Denise and Harry Denise died at sea, while Harry died on land. People were pleased that Harry had died and even more pleased that Denise had died. Why? 2 ~ Mechanical Disadvantage A driver had a problem with his car in a remote area miles from the nearest garage. He stopped at a little candy store, where his problem was quickly solved. How?
  21. If I am holding a bee, what do I have in my eye?
  22. These are harder...probably won't get them
  23. BB, people have a bad opinion because most of the time Millennials seem stupid and uneducated. They aren't taught cursive, phonics or regular math, they don't know how to count change back, and rarely get their noses out of their electronic devices, for without them they seem helpless. So glad my kids are Generation X, and I am very proud of them. Also glad Generation Y is fake. It made no sense. There wasn't one particular site, I just Googled "custom t-shirts" and it brought up a bunch with very affordable prices. As I said, to me it depends on the quality of the t-shirt, and I for one don't want to buy one that shrinks too much after the first wash and I can no longer wear it. I'd rather spend a little more for the quality, and of course pick a place with a 4-5 star rating. It's a good idea seesthru, but my tongue got tied the first time I tried to say it... Appreciate your comments. Keep them coming.
  24. You're good at these. Congrats. Here's 2 more. Eventually I hope they will become very hard. 1 ~ Criminal Assistance ~ The police put up notices warning the public about a certain type of crime, but actually helped the criminals. How? 2 ~ Top at Last William was the least intelligent and laziest boy in a class of 30 students who took an examination. Yet when the result were announced, William's name was at the top of the list. How come?
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