I haven't been to Vancouver for years, but back then, I liked it a lot. I recall accidentally finding William B. Davis' acting school on my way someplace. The lights were on and I wanted to go in so badly😈. I liked his acting in XF a lot--he made that character (or it was made for him, I'm not sure.)
@davidmarx2000, When you're able to see what BTFB had to say, would you please post a sentence or two about it? I'd be interested to know.
I remember at the time, after it aired, I was quite surprised at reactions from, I think, both writers of the show and viewers regarding the virus. I had just assumed it wasn't a pandemic at all, but instead, a fairly localized (regional) and totally unexpected outbreak, or an epidemic. After all, it wasn't sci-fi and if it was end of the world, that would be a cop out IMO. And at the time, I had no idea one way or the other if the show was returning, but assumed it would, and figured the writers would never be so self-loathing as to kill off all their characters.
Still, there was concern, I guess, about writing their way out of it, but if it were "just" an epidemic (albeit of a fatal disease), it wouldn't really be a problem. It would just be a nice cliffhanger.
Alas, all we got (officially) when the show ended was a crossover X-File...🤮
I seem to remember this discussed in the book Back to Frank Black. I'll have to take a look again, but off the top of the head, I think one of the paths out of that prevailing myth-arc, which I liked but definitely moved the show out of the simplicity of the murder mystery theme in Season 1, was that the Millennium Group would dissolve or be prosecuted, and that the end of the world scenario was not so imminent. This definitely would go along with the idea that the pandemic was contained to a few areas instead of widespread (like at the end of Season 2).