Jump to content


Gold Initiates
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by Earthnut

  1. 22 hours ago, seesthru said:

    It's not the scripted part.  It's the back stabbing crap I hate.  Survivor... It's about lying, backstabbing,  yuck!  Housewives of wherever,  backstabbing, gossip,  ugh!  The bachelor, oh gimme a break, yuck!   Seriously ladies,  don't go on that show!  If you gotta fight over him, he's not worth having!   it all turns my stomach, because  it seems to glorify the worst in people.

    I am so with you seesthru...OMG, which one of us is going to shoot first at, him or her?

  2. 14 hours ago, Crunch7204 said:

    Or ask any of the executive producers or ask the writer of the particular episode you have a question on. Too bad none of them are on social media. 

    I agree, but, they each probably have their own website, and comments, reviews, or direct email to ask him/her/them a question in.  And, on their own website, they would have no choice but to give an honest answer.  Mark my words.

  3. Don't remember us ever having a thread with forensic tidbits and trivia.

    I will start us out with a question

    Please put your answers in a spoiler so others can still play.


    Early Forensic Experts Were Trained Using What?

    1 ~ Hunting Expeditions
    2 ~ Dollhouses
    3 ~ Murder Scene Paintings
    4 ~ Slaughterhouses

    Answer ~


    Answer ~ 2

    Before the advent of modern forensic practices, evidence gathering was, at best, inefficient and, at worst, completely negligent. Early investigators would frequently move bodies, shift the contents of crime scenes, tromp around with little regard for what evidence they might be disturbing, and otherwise make an amateur-like mess of the whole affair.

    When the field of forensicology was in its infancy, one of the strongest influences on the field, and one of the elements that drove home the importance of observing and preserving the scene of the crime to young and upcoming investigators, were the elaborate crime scene dioramas created by Frances Glessner Lee.

    How Lee, the daughter of reclusive millionaire Chicagoans, became one of the more influential contributors to the field is a curious path. As a child in the late 1880s, she desired to study the sciences and medicine, but her parents insisted she instead study more domestic and feminine pursuits like sewing, embroidery, painting, and playing with and decorating dollhouses. All throughout her childhood, young adulthood, and a failed marriage, Lee harbored the desire to contribute something for the greater good and for society, always with an eye towards science. In her 50s she, with the assistance of her brother’s friend George Burgess Magrath (a medical examiner in Boston who was famous for solving very difficult murder cases), began exploring forensics.

    What became immediately clear to her (via Magrath’s complaints), was that the majority of crimes went unsolved because policemen, detectives, and coroners alike were horribly mishandling evidence and obliterating whatever leads they had in the process. While she initially started her quest to improve the state of affairs by donating money to create a forensics school and library, she eventually turned to using her own (previously resented) skills to help train students. Calling on the years of miniature making and dollhouse building she did in her youth, Lee created extremely precise and intricate dioramas of famous (and infamous) crime scenes for students to study up close and in-depth.

    These dioramas, which Lee called the “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death”, were incredibly detailed: every clock was set to the right time, every calendar flipped to the right page, every tiny bloody fingerprint placed with care. Even the angle of drapes and the curvature of the miniature chairs in the scenes were matched with astounding precision to the actual crime scene.

    The dioramas were prized for their detail and teaching potential in their day and, to this day, are still in use at Baltimore, Maryland as part of the city’s forensics training program. Lee may have resented her parents forcing her to study the domestic sphere in such excruciating detail, but it ultimately changed the path of forensicology and paved the way for generations of competent and sharp-eyed investigators and examiners.



  4. On 2/15/2020 at 2:03 PM, Crunch7204 said:

    I believe the planetary alignment did occur on May 5, 2000 though, but thankfully there were no catastrophic events.

    All the planets were not aligned, but in the same vicinity.  There was a rare 3-planet alignment with Saturn and Jupiter coming into conjunction with Pluto.

    Image result for 2020 planetary alignment



    A true alignment can never happen in our solar system because all of the planets orbit at varying angles. ... The only things that truly could affect our tides, and thus our planet, in the same way that planetary alignment was thought to would be if the sun or our moon were damaged, destroyed, or thrown off orbit.

    According to another source ~


    The planets align in a straight line in front of the Sun about every 5200 years.


  5. On 2/13/2020 at 8:19 PM, seesthru said:

    I would love to have seen a follow up on 5/5/2000, when the planet alignment proved to be  a dud... poor ole Dennis Hoffman and those blond kids all waiting for the catastrophes that didn't come.

    Force Majeure (Greater Force), is one of my favorite episodes, and yes, a part 2 would have been great.

    What most people are unaware of is.....


    According to a recent estimate, there are about forty calendars used in the world today, particularly for determining religious dates. Most modern countries use the Gregorian calendar (see the Year) for their official activities.

    Calendars fall into four types, lunisolar, solar, lunar, seasonal, besides calendars with "years" of fixed length, with no intercalation. Most pre-modern calendars are lunisolar. The seasonal calendars rely on changes in the environment rather than lunar or solar observations.

    And, what's interesting to me is , the Gregorian is is solar only, whereas.....


    The Hebrew calendar is a lunisolar calendar, meaning that months are based on lunar months, but years are based on solar years.

    Having said and quoted all of that, they do say that the Gregorian is the most accurate in the world.

    The date 5/5/2000 could be way off, and I would need to watch Force Majeure again or read the transcript to see if they even mention a calendar that they are using.  At this point I can only assume it was the Gregorian.

    Wouldn't it be awesome if someone were to make a movie with this story line in the 1st half, and then see what they come up with for the 2nd half?  Oh my.  With Mark Snow's music of course.

    • Like 1
  6. "Loin Like a Hunting Flame" wasn't very good, because I think it was ahead of its time.  Nowadays, with all the nut cases in the world, something like that wouldn't surprise me a bit.

    Another episode that I've heard most people don't like is "The Pest House."  I for one didn't enjoy it.

    One of my articles was posted on the main site, have you read it?  It's from the episodes "Innocents" and "Exegesis."


  7. 22 hours ago, Crunch7204 said:

    What are the most over the top/unintentionally hilarious moments from Millennium seasons 1 and 3? With Darin Morgan on board, I can't say anything from season 2 was done unintentionally.

    - The scene where Frank performed CPR on the guy in "Gehenna".

    - When Jim Horn started beating up the killer in "Dead Letters".

    - The scenes with the Judge.

    - The visions Raymond Dees had before the explosion.

    - In "Walkabout", when Ingram was like "I had a plan and you ruined it" and Giebelhouse replied "I have a plan for you - prison!" I want to believe Giebelhouse's purpose was actually comic relief.

    - In "Exegesis", when Frank tells the clone that she will get the death penalty made me chuckle and when Emma didn't understand Frank's explanation of why he omitted the Millennium Group from his report.

    - In "Closure", when the guy shot the guy because he was snoring and when he shot the other guy instead of the apple and was like "you're free."

    - Most of "Human Essence". That episode is hilariously awful!

    - In "Bardo Thodol", Emma: "Hey! Hey bald man!"

    Wow, great ones.  Going to have to watch the series again and yes, I think everyone thought Human Essence was horrible.  It had a message, but in the wrong show.

    One of everyone's favorites is 'The Curse of Frank Black."  It's loaded with fun stuff, but one of my favorite scenes is when Franks scares the kids in the basement.

  8. Some of these questions, I think, have been answered throughout the forums in different threads.  Somehow we need to put them all together.

    Crunch, I believe you are spot on with your answers.

    At the very least they could have shown Benny at the grandparent's house.

    Harsh Realm was so good and yet Fox cancelled it during season 1.

    Season 4 of MLM would have been nice to answer a lot of questions, but as far as Frank and Jordan, they drove off into the sunrise/set, to live happily ever after.  Well, until the fan movie MLM Apocalypse.


  9. Wow a 4th on the way and I don't have 2 and 3.  Oh my.

    To the best of my knowledge, season 10 and 11 are the Event Series Soundtrack, is that correct?  I have 2 Event Series discs, downloaded in 2017, 26 tracks on disc 1 and 25 on disc 2.  Is there more?  I think I need to do some research.

  10. Wow, somehow I missed the Mark Snow Collection post.  Yay, I have the album.

    I am confused with the X-Files Vol One.  I have an original soundtrack, but it starts with the track "One."  How many volumes are there?  Obviously mine isn't the 1st.

    Thank you Alex  :23:  :hug:


    • Like 1
  • Create New...