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Millennium is a wonderful series, I am not saying this simply because I am a fan of the show, I think it would be hard to find anyone who doesn't like the show even if they have only watched one episode.

The first time I saw Millennium was a magical experience for me. I was a huge X-Files fan and I remember I was watching an X-Files episode on Sky One here in the UK and it started at around 9:00 PM and finished at 10:00 PM (inc advertisements). After this had finished, a brief promo spot for Millennium was shown in which the Ouroboros prominately featured and a countdown was shown.

The commercial amazed me and seeing that it was created by Chris Carter I jumped for joy and couldn't wait until the day of broadcast.

When the day came I watched and being a Huge Lance Henriksen fan I cheered whenever he was on screen.

Following this I watched religiously every week and gradually realized the beauty and creativeness of the series with its clever plot twists and continuing storylines which ran throughout all three seasons.

I remember sometimes watching Millennium very late at night because they would show older epsiodes and re-runs in the early hours of the morning on terrestrial television channels. Theres nothing quite like watching Millennium at 2:30 AM and pigging out of food and drink, knowing you can have a lie in the next day because its the weekend.

With the release of the Millennium DVD's I have grown even more fond of this series, now that I am a bit older and wiser, I can appreciate the show a lot more and that even today it is fairly distinct from other shows of this genre.

Sorry about the length of this post, its just that I am quite passionate about Millennium as I am sure everyone on this board is. Anyone else care to share their first Millennium experiences.

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Guest lonegungrrly1121

hi!! :clapping:

love your signature by the way!

hhmm, my first millennium experience wasn't nearly as cool. My family knew i was a huge x files fan, so they bought me season 1 of MM for my 18th birthday, because it said Chris Carter on the front. bless them!!

anyway, after watching the first few episodes, I knew that i was completely and utterly hooked. I loved the character of Frank Black and his family. (even though, retrospectively, the acting in the first few episodes is a little scetchy, while the actors got into their roles...)

i thought that frank was the perfect reluctant hero and the show was so dark, it was the show that i always wanted the x files to become!

so, after watching the first disc of episodes, i rushed out with my birthday money to the 24hr asda and bought seasons 2 and 3 (both of which were on offer! for £14.95!! yey!!) and i just had an absolute MM fest and watched them all. then i came on here and realised how lucky I was to have season 3, because it isn't out everywhere. and mine was on offer too!! lol

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Thanks for the responses guys. I think any first Millennium experience is cool no matter what the situation was. I saw the special offer at my 24hr ASDA too lonegungrrly1121 but I had already bought all three seasons at the time so I was a bit gutted, nevermind.

lonegungrrly1121 which signature was better the first one, or the one I currently have?

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Guest ZeusFaber

Unfortunately, I've never had Sky TV, so I never really got a chance to watch the show on first broadcast here in the UK. When was it on terrestrial, the early hours of the morning on ITV?

As a result, my first experience came from the old VHS releases that I would look over in stores longing to buy, until finally I picked up the first volume with Pilot/Gehenna.

Needless to say, when the seasons came up for DVD release I preordered each one in advance, and now enjoy my complete collection.

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Yeah ZeusFaber Millennium was shown on the ITV in the early hours of the morning like 1 and 2 AM.

I had sky when Millennium was first aired but around half way through the first season we had Sky cancelled because of money issues and things.

So like you I had to track old VHS versions which I believe had around 2 or 3 episodes on them and where sold has volumes but only the first season was released.

I too preordered all three seasons, I can't believe I got through the wait between seasons, I remember when I watched the last episode of season 1 on dvd (Paper Dove) I thought to myself, this show is something different, much better than todays programming like 24 which is essentially throw-away television.

Any more fond memories of Millennium experiences? The more nostalgic the better!

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Guest ZeusFaber

Yeah, I couldn't follow MM on ITV at that hour. I don't recall it getting any promotion, so it's not surprising I wasn't aware it was even airing at the time.

All the VHS volumes had two episodes on. I remember looking at each new release at the local Tescos, reading the back of the box with interest. That feels very nostalgic to me.

Can't agree with your comments about "24" though. I'm a fan of that show too, and I'd describe it as much more than "throw away TV". Like MM though, I think it was at its best in its first season.

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Yeah Millennium received absolutely no promotion on ITV and it was not always shown using a reliable schedule, sometimes it was cancelled and stuff.

I used to get the VHS's of Millennium from all over the place, usually WHSmiths for about £11.99 I think.

Regarding 24, I love the show too I just ordered season 4 from Play.com, but when I say "throw away tv" I mean once you have watched it thats about it, whereas Millennium holds many different concepts which can be interpreted differently, I am constantly finding new stuff when watching Millennium on DVD.

Your are right about season 1 of 24 being the best, I still enjoy the other seasons but it seems to me like they originally planned 1 season then because it was so successful they had to quickly put together some more.

I appreciate any comments, if anyone disagrees with me just say so. I am always happy to be educated a little.

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Guest Kolchak

I started out as an X-Files fan and was also captured by advertisements for Millennium. My wife and I loved the first season of Millennium. I don't think we missed an episode. The second season lost my wife's interest and we didn't catch every episode. I recall that she particularly hated the Satan Got Behind Me episode. We drifted away from Millennium after that. I've never seen an episode of season 3. And since I live in the states, I still haven't.

I picked up the season 1 dvd set when it was on sale for $14.99. I watched it in about a week. I had forgotten how much I had really enjoyed season 1. When Season 2 came out I picked it up immediately. I would watch an episode after work each day. On a few occasions my wife arrived home from work early and watched along with me. She said that she didn't remember the show being this good. I admit that it seemed better to me as well. I don't know if it is the sad state of current television or fond memories that caused the reversal of opinions. Maybe we had unrealistic expectations or took the show for granted when it originally aired. We can't wait for season 3. It will be new for us.

Has anyone else enjoyed the series more on DVD than during the original TV airings?

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Kolchak I agree absolutely, watching Millennium on DVD is, for some reason, making Millennium seem like a better show. Your in for a treat when you get season 3 too.

I had a similar arrangement of watching Millennium, I would watch a couple episode a day when I got home. I used to get my father to watch them with me and then I made him become a huge fan just like me.

I'll reply to everyone who posts something in this thread, I think its only curtious. However if I do not reply it is merely because I am aware from my computer. I am not saying my words are what your all waiting for, but being the topic starter I think its appropriate. Lol!

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