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About BillQS

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  • Favorite Millennium Seasons
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    Chris Carter
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    Thomas J. Wright
  1. While part of me would like to own the Yellow House, I don't know that I would be going down to the basement at night!
  2. Well the chance of a return of Millennium is a thousand times more likely now that there was a return of the X Files!
  3. BillQS

    Goodbye To All That

    That's entirely possible. The Sound of Snow references made me think differently as I said above, however, that doesn't rule out that Peter Watts might have moved, after all his daughter was going to college in Virginia and he could make a case he was moving there for family reasons.
  4. BillQS

    "the Time Is Now"

    Cool, Blake's 7 quote! I think you hit the nail on the head about the whole Lara and Frank's caring for her. That was similar to what I was trying to say only yours is closer to the point and more eloquent.
  5. BillQS

    Emma & Antipas

    I think the ever present unbelief of McClaren is a conceit of Millennium much like Scully's continued skepticism even after hundreds of encounters with the paranormal in X Files. It's a way to let casual viewers in on the basic premise of a show and to produce good standalone episodes that can be aired in syndication out of order and still be understood. Off topic- but I always thought the X Files would have been even better had they thrown in a Scooby Doo ending at least 3 or 4 times a season. Why should Mulder be right EVERY time! (Scully: We've caught the bog monster, now lets see who he really is... Mr. Porter the gardener!)
  6. BillQS

    New book coming soon

    Robert Shearman's a good author. I'm familiar with his work on Doctor Who and it's excellent. I just went to the website and it can be ordered right now for $15.95, although it's not due out till May. Should make for a good guide!
  7. One of the things that set Millennium apart for me was the excellence in filming and the quality of direction in the show. Even if the material was not one of the finest eps' it still looked awesome, with great camera work and excellent direction. Put that with an amazing cast and you have a riveting show!
  8. BillQS


    I think you really hit the nail on the head with this post! Although, I liked Catherine, I still think the death served to show Frank the greater hero for surviving... and like you said, no matter the cost he wouldn't sell his soul.
  9. BillQS

    "the Time Is Now"

    I don't think Lara's forgotten as much as there are just too many things going on in Season Three for Frank to have time to go back and eulogize Lara. Lara's one of my favorite characters, but she wasn't Frank's wife and she didn't have the long history Frank had with Bletcher. Frank was there by her side after her breakdown in TTIN and thanked her for being the only one that really understood him. His persistence is probably the only reason Lara didn't end up dead. A show has to walk a fine line between coming up with new ideas and bringing up old stories, situations, and characters. If a show gets too self-referential newer viewers have a lot of trouble getting into the show.
  10. BillQS

    Question about "Samael"

    I think they are two different angels, although it is certainly possible that it could be a continuation of the same angel PPTD... but in a different form and with a different personality (which doesn't make much sense.) This Sammael is much more cocky certainly in the beginning, but I think that works well for a contrast when he makes his sacrifice at the end of the episode so that Jordan can live. How can you fathom what kind of responsibility the Angel of Death has... especially if he has a limited power to give some but by no means all or even most some extra time... which later he must recollect? It's a really interesting dilemma.
  11. I'm with some others here. I don't think Lucy was meant to be Lillith in Lamentation though she was meant to be evil. I think the writers drew more on the succubus myth for Lucy's subsequent appearances. As for Lucy's brief appearance in Saturn Dreaming of Mercury, Lucy assumed the form of Lucas (name similarity anyone?) to follow through on a promise to Frank at the end of Antipas- to make him fear her in the only way she could get to him, through Jordan.
  12. I think it was a little from column A and a little from column B as far as Lara goes. Thematically, the idea of someone with a gift similar to Frank going mad shows off both how strong Frank is to be able to have the gift and still function and also how dangerously on the precipice having a gift like that is. As to the original question in the thread, while I believe that both the Gehenna Cult Leader and Mabius are manifestations of evil, and both are played by the same actor, I don't buy them being the same "person or entity". It does lead to a lot interesting fan discussion, but I don't believe Peter would work with the Gehenna cult leader. Even though Mabius is actually on screen even more evil than the Gehenna guy, to Peter's rationalization if not honestly held belief, Mabius is doing "good" by eliminating "threats". By the time he figures out the truth he is most likely the body behind the desk in Peter's house at the end of GAAT.
  13. BillQS

    Hi every body from Argentina

    Welcome, Gabriel... I'm pretty new here, but these folks are the best around!
  14. BillQS

    What Makes More Sense?

    I got the distinct impression Lance would prefer a movie to a TV show, though he said something for HBO would be acceptable as well. Then Frank could use all the bad language he wasn't able to use on the TV show. Seriously, while he loved the show, I think the 8 month a year of 70 hour weeks really got to him. I would love to see more Frank Black in any situation. I think 2012 is probably an X files date. I would personally want the Owls to be correct... that way we'd have 50 years more of the Millennium/Frank Black/Jordan Black mythos to look forward to!
  15. BillQS

    Seven and One

    I really did love this episode, however, I really felt it was in need of a final act to set things aright. I picked up on the brothers and it bothered me, most especially because in Midnight of the Century they almost make it seem as though Frank were an only child, even though we had met his brother in Sacrament. Now we had two brothers and I guess it was sort of a "reverse Chuck" from Happy Days (In Happy Days Chuck is Richie's older brother who was just dropped from the show and never mentioned a few seasons in.) In this case they were adding brothers rather than taking them away. The reason I feel it needed more than the poetic end it had is because of reconciling the body count and the shadow cast over Frank's reputation. If Frank were the the last person to see the FBI therapist alive and she was killed with Frank's knife, it would seem like he would be a prime suspect in her death. I take it we will have to accept Laredo's excellent conjecture as what happened as Frankss back in the saddle the very next week in Nostalgia. A nice short coda to the episode, even by telephone would have worked: Andy: (by telephone) Frank why aren't you back at work? Frank: What are you talking about, I'm on suspension. Andy: Well (pause) it seems the case against you literally evaporated. Agent Del Boxer's disappeared. There are no case notes about his investigation and Agent Boxer's fingerprints are on the knife of our FBI therapist. But that's not the weirdest part. Frank: Agent Del Boxer died a few months ago, hundreds of miles from here. Andy: How the hell did you know that? Frank: Let's just say I've seen the M. O. before. Maybe that's tying it up too neat, but at least then you could explain his being back to work. I really think just ending it the way it did was sloppy writing on an otherwise excellent episode.

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