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  1. I figure if I start rowing now, I can worm my way through the Great Lakes, out into the Atlantic and end up in the Canary Islands by next year. So yes, save us, YouTube!
  2. Evil door-to-door vacuum cleaner salesmen just wouldn't have the same zing.
  3. Given what channel it's on, if it's even remotely entertaining and/or well-written, it'll be canceled after three episodes for reruns of ECW. Always dug the Friday the 13th series. Still have to snag the DVDs. Thank Beelzebub for Chiller.
  4. These shirts are definitely cool, and I love the fact that they're all based on bits and pieces of the show, nothing ostentatious. As for future ideas, how about a shirt promoting the legal services of good ole Al Pepper?
  5. This is another episode that I loved. Sure, it's probably the most atypical of the series, even more than Darin Morgan's two, and sure, it ruthlessly borders, if not outright steps on, maudlin, but it works because it was something that Frank and Jordan had to deal with regarding Catherine. I wonder what the rate of us fans with kids digging it is vs. fans w/o kids.
  6. Probably on my personal Mt. Rushmore of series' favorites. Obviously has an apocalyptic feel, and I can see where some people might think it slow (compared to the Pilot or Lamentation) but it's almost as if the episode is breathing slowly, letting your mind stew in it's own end-times juices. Plus, it's not as if there's a lack of necessary creep factor.
  7. The original Halloween is probably my favorite horror movie of all time, but I really didn't have a problem with Zombie's remake. There's nothing wrong with a fresh retelling. The original isn't going away and I'm glad Zombie didn't redo the 'archetypal force of nature' angle since Carpenter did it to perfection already. Imagine if everyone stopped telling vampire tales after Bram Stoker's novel. Going back to Carpenter, no one can tell me that his version of The Thing isn't superior to the original. Sure, there are stinkers, and give me atmosphere over gratuitously pointless slasherdom like the increasingly crappy Saw flicks, but compared to some of the drivel that's out there - I'm looking at you, Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre remakes - it isn't too bad. And I remember reading that novelized Halloween!
  8. Another great interview. Despite the long hours necessary to work on a TV show, it's nice to see that fond memories of their time on Millennium, whether one episode or twenty, seems to be the rule rather than the exception for all of these fine actors.
  9. I wish Robotussin worked that quickly. Everything about that scene was pure action TV, but I can live with that now and then because of the personal emotion involved within the episode (and all of season three, really), where you start to see cracks in Watts' facade, the humanity of Frank, etc.
  10. Terrible news. I hadn't even known he was sick. I think it's time to watch some Humbug tonight. RIP Kim Bleeping Manners.
  11. I'm not sure whether I'm over or underthinking it, but I've always seen them as two separate entities as they both have different personalities on screen and that the writers simply screwed up or didn't pay attention by assigning the same, if differently spelled name. Hell, Frank went from being 49 in Walkabout to 56 in Midnight of the Century, had one brother in Sacrament, then at two in Borrowed Time. Orodromeus is certainly right about this show having needed a 'story Bible' but given its nebulous quality, probably less of a detriment compared to a show like The X-Files with all the dates and personages they had to carry along.
  12. There used to be one run by a guy out of Australia, I believe. I don't think it's active anymore. I have those trade paperback ep guides at home, I'll check in there for clarification, but I just browsed the internets and a few folks mention that it was a Sig P226. I know Skinner used a Sig Sauer, at least for awhile.
  13. Exactly why I'm not going to post anything in your forums. I still have to read dylan1371's story. Hope it's not so dark that I need an Onan-o-graph afterwards!
  14. Didn't they turn the Blue Thunder movie into a series, as well?
  15. Definitely The Hand of Saint Sebastian, but I have to agree with the Old Man about Cheryl Andrews. I wouldn't classify her becoming a traitor as some well-written turnabout, trick; it just seems gratuitous and cheesy. There were no hints whatsoever. I don't want things clearly spelled out, but I expect some ambiguity about such major character changes. "Hi Frank, dinner is on the table, and Jordan is asleep, and before I forget, I'm working for Satan!"
  16. Yes, anyone who has some original work, post it. Perhaps we could get a good thread going.
  17. If you get Bravo, check the listings for that. I was changing channels the other day and caught it on there in the evening, I believe.
  18. I've yet to think of an R1 cover that's better than an R2 cover of any television DVD box set. Perhaps the suits are catering to the stereotype (often well-founded) of Europeans appreciating art and creativity more than us American rubes. The season two box set here, for example. They really couldn't have come up with ANYTHING better than the pic of the masks from A Single Blade of Grass? Yikes.
  19. Covenant was a good, solid episode and I liked Beware of Dog a lot. Introduced the Old Man, Frank was truly on his own and yes, the comedic parts could be considered a wee bit over the top by some (Morgan and Wong touches, obviously) but I think they worked.
  20. There was a movie a few years back about Ed Gein, coincidentally called, Ed Gein. Steve Railsback played Ed. It was quite decent, but I had higher hopes for it. Railsback was his usual excellent self, but there was something missing, but I'd still recommend a rental.
  21. I'm sorry, I only speak English. The Fox TV DVD site for the region 1 doesn't have specs yet, nor does Amazon have anything up. I already have season 7, so it's moot, but it would be a nice thing for the non-X-Files fan.
  22. It's an episode from season 7 of the X-Files. If it would've have had nothing to do with Millennium it wasn't that bad of an episode to me. But as supposed closure for Frank Black and co., yikes. I don't know about as an extra for the season three box set, at least here in the states. Not sure about Region 2.
  23. https://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvrd/spb/mnpages.../marburg/qa.htm Excerpt: How is Marburg hemorrhagic fever prevented? Due to our limited knowledge of the disease, preventive measures against transmission from the original animal host have not yet been established. Measures for prevention of secondary transmission are similar to those used for other hemorrhagic fevers. If a patient is either suspected or confirmed to have Marburg hemorrhagic fever, barrier nursing techniques should be used to prevent direct physical contact with the patient. These precautions include wearing of protective gowns, gloves, and masks; placing the infected individual in strict isolation; and sterilization or proper disposal of needles, equipment, and patient excretions. In conjunction with the World Health Organization, CDC has developed practical, hospital-based guidelines, titled Infection Control for Viral Haemorrhagic Fevers In the African Health Care Setting. The manual can help health-care facilities recognize cases and prevent further hospital-based disease transmission using locally available materials and few financial resources. Not exactly much to work with, but it's something, perhaps.
  24. Well, I'm envisioning something like going from a 3 to a 3.25, not a major overhaul. I think we remember which ones were excellent or truly bad
  25. Here's the story from the original link if you cannot access it: Youth pleads innocent to head theft April 14, 2005 From Staff/Wire reports HYDE PARK – A Morrisville teenager is being held on $100,000 bail after pleading not guilty to charges he raided a tomb in a cemetery and removed the head of the corpse. Nickolas Buckalew, 17, faces up to 25 years in prison for the alleged April 8 theft. He was charged Monday with disinterring and disturbing the remains of a person, damaging a crypt and damaging grave markers. Lamoille County State's Attorney Joel Page said Buckalew's lengthy "rap sheet" led him to seek the high bail. The 17-year-old has seven convictions on his record and was on furlough from custody at the time of the alleged theft. Page also said Buckalew tried to commit suicide while he was in police custody. Buckalew will undergo a psychiatric evaluation and will likely have a competency hearing before the case proceeds. While Page said he recognizes the strange nature of the crime, he's not willing to concede that Buckalew is mentally ill. "This is an inherently disturbing case, so it's a natural assumption people would make that he's a disturbed person," Page said Wednesday. "But that's not a legal assumption we're making at this time." Police first began investigating the crime after hearing about the incident from local residents, said Chief Richard Keith of the Morristown Police Department. Keith said police at first could not believe what they had heard. But when they went to Morrisville Cemetery and investigated, they found that someone had, indeed, broken into a tomb, broken open the casket and removed a man's head. The man died three years ago. "We had the funeral director come to the scene and we pulled the casket out. Yes, indeed, we found remains and they had been disturbed," Keith said. Police say they have a strong case against Buckalew because remains and evidence were found in a silo near the suspect's home outside the village and close by the cemetery. "Within minutes we found the duffle bag with the remains in it and tools that were used to enter the tomb and the casket," Keith said. "The (entombed man's) widow was in shock," the chief said. "She did not want any information. She did not want to know any details." Authorities are not sure of the motive for the crime. Court documents said the suspect allegedly talked of using the man's head as a "bong," a pipe for smoking marijuana.
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