Free podcast! Millennium Group Sessions X(-Files)Over!

BacktoFrankBlack: The Millennium Group Sessions, hosted by Troy Foreman and co-hosted by Jim McLean is now available for free download via our website AND on ITunes!


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BacktoFrankBlack: Millennium Group Sessions SPECIAL: X-Files/Millennium

In this special episode of the Millennium Group Sessions series, Troy and Jim speak to the spearheads of and XF3 Army, Avi Quijada and Tiffany Devol. They discuss the controversial X-Files episode, "Millennium", look at the differences with fandom, and just have a long chat about the two shows. A lot of fun and a great way for fans of both franchises to come together!

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16 Responses to "Free podcast! Millennium Group Sessions X(-Files)Over!"

Jósef said... August 25, 2009 at 9:02 PM

Great podcast. Give yourselves a small pat on the back or shoulder.
All of you.

James, funny guy! (like George said to Jerry in on Seinfeld episode, the backwards one).

Thanks for mentioning my comment, I will cherish and take that with my to my grave, complete with a phone ring.

Maybe Skinner and Mulder asked to see the tattoo, but the deleted the scene... :)

It takes forever to type with one hand. I managed to slip and hurt my hand, I can't even make fist to shout at old people driving slow. :(

I think Troy and James took some pointers from them smart gals, regarding the campaign.

Plus, the Gillian/X-Files 3 blurp got to Icelandic news site(s) and to one newspaper (a free newspaper with a large readership, can I say that?)

So, I noticed that earlier this week. Iceland is in the loop :)

Don't be dark and do trust everyone.
Life is easier that way...or is it?
Cheers from Iceland!
- Jósef

traumcave said... August 25, 2009 at 10:53 PM

"in a circle of flowers and love"

Alex G. said... August 26, 2009 at 5:07 AM

Thanks for your rather spirited reading of my question in the podcast, James. Whoa!

James McLean said... August 26, 2009 at 7:55 AM

Alex: Glad you liked it - I like to have fun, so I hope you don't mind me being a little cheeky with comments from time to time!

Josef - thanks and yes, myself and Troy were talking about some ideas based on what Avi and Tiffany said.

Traum - but of course! Always flowers. Always love!

M. R. Sellars said... August 26, 2009 at 9:40 AM


Interesting... I have to say "The Kiss" didn't really stick in my mind. I suppose I was just being too perplexed by Frank not being at all surprised to be facing down "Zombie" horsemen of the apocalypse.

Great podcast as usual. :)

Jósef Karl said... August 26, 2009 at 10:41 AM

I did watch that X-Files/Millennium episode today. It's been a few months, since I did last see it.

And to be fair, it's actually a good episode, X-Files wise. More engaging than some of the stuff in Season 1 (which I thought was a bore after I had watched the boxset, and only watched X-Files occasionally). So I'm not a X-Files fan, but I don't hate it.

Now when I look at the episode, I don't see it being all that weird, besides the zombies.

It's never said it's what the Millennium Group wanted, these 4 MG members committed suicide and wanted to be raised to death. They believed in this other thing, and not necessarily what everyone in MG believed in, just look at the Owls and Rooster factions. And since some of them might have gotten a bit nutty, a la Lara Means, it's fair to say that these guys might have been a bit delusional and still managed to huddle together and make this happen.

The only thing that bothered me, is that Frank Black knew this all along. He knew that Johnston character, the Necromancer, and he likewise knew him. He withheld that information to Mulder and Scully. So this does kind of reinforce the MG is involved much more as a whole. But we don't really know, as the group allegedly imploded or gone underground.

And yep, Mulder knew the mystical symbol and they both knew of the MG. So, I guess they just kept the tattoo thing to themselves, not to embarrass Scully :D Skinner probably had a laugh after they left the office with the other agents that sat with them previously.

The zombies were scary, but the really didn't do them justice in the basement scene. That just was silly, no excitement whatsoever. Why did they have to waste so many bullets on the zombies, it takes only one bullet in the head, and they didn't move too fast. And the fact that Mulder didn't know where they were, just that they were hiding. How big is this basement, it certainly didn't look that big and grand.

Anyway, those are my findings after viewing the episode.
I guess I should have done this well before the recording of the podcast, so you might have more things to discuss about. But that's what the comments section is for :)

Be dark and trust no one!

Cheers from Iceland!
- Jósef

Orodromeus said... August 26, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Also, the XF MillenniuM episode was written by Frank, who was a bit out of the loop story-wise for the last two seasons of MM, and Vince Gilligan, who had never touched on MM. Weird choice.

James, you have to do a Wire podcast soon! I'll drop by and do the Omar whistle!

Spooktalklaura said... August 26, 2009 at 2:40 PM

Loved the podcast! Avi and Tiffany you ladies Rock! You both were so interesting and fun and loved how you took over the podcast,I get tired of listening to James and Troy ramble on so much... haha just kidding. :) Love the idea about the green M&Ms, so cool and the green M&M is the girl one too! Funny you mentioned about Jericho and the peanuts, Frank and I loved that show and were among the many fans that helped to bring it back. haha It didn't do so great the second time around but at least the fans took a chance. :)

I guess I will just include myself in the circle of love and flowers, love everything, loved X-Files, loved Millennium and hell even loved The Lone Gunmen!

I am a fan who loved "the kiss"! I think Mulder and Scully always had perfect chemistry together. Guess thats just the romantic in me. :)

I think we should all just have one big love fest and have a Millennium/X-Files movie and bring everyone back including The Lone Gunmen. :D


M. R. Sellars said... August 27, 2009 at 7:16 AM

@Spooktalklaura -

So, are you advocating a remake of the episode with the Lone Gunmen as the Zombies this time? (ROFL!)

RSWehman said... August 27, 2009 at 11:50 AM

I listened to this podcast twice.

I am a fan of both Millennium and X-files, even tho my preference is definitely Millennium. I enjoyed X-Files with my older children.

I don't feel that the "kiss" took anything away from Frank or Jordan. It was anticipated and somewhat of a let down. The Millennium episode was just another typical X-Files episode that just happened to center around Millennium. Was it meant to provide any type of closure? If it was, it did not succeed with me. It did the extreme left me wanting more. Henceforth, my interest in Back to Frank Black and all things Millenium, Frank Black or Lance Henriksen.

Does Frank ever get custody of Jordan or do Catherines' parents succeed at taking her from him?

X-Files goes beyond Millennium into a different realm. Millennium takes the probable and makes it possible, no matter how strange or odd it is. Even in this day and age, Millennium is still top notch and incredible. Besides, if anything ever went wrong in Millennium, they could always blame the Group.

The X-Files went to the top and then crossed over into the beyond belief aspect. I was always amazed, sometimes confused and sometimes just down right annoyed by what happened. But I was always awed by both shows.

Thanks so much to Avi and Tiffany for sharing this pocast with us.

Thanks to Josef for a great comment and to the emphasis on the reading of it. Hope your hand gets better soon.

Once again, thanks to Troy, James and all the staff at BTFB for such a great connection. I really appreciate all you guys do for us fans.

Mark, Haven't heard from you in awhile, are you still with us???

Just curious. Hope you are well.

This Is Who We Are!!
Rhonda Wehman

Jósef Karl said... August 27, 2009 at 6:57 PM

I'm fine now, Rhonda. Thanks for your concern.

It was bothering me yesterday and especially on the night I fell and hurt my hand.

Cheers from Iceland!
- Jósef

Spooktalklaura said... August 28, 2009 at 5:37 AM

@M.R. Sellars

You know Murv, that might be an idea, whatever it takes. LOL I think I might have been the only person that really liked The Lone Gunmen show, well me and Frank that is. haha

You know I have always had a soft spot for nerdy, geeky, computer guys, and video gamers and artists and authors and even trekkies.... haha lol :)


M. R. Sellars said... August 28, 2009 at 7:33 AM

@spooktalklaura -

Add me to the mix. I was a fan of the Lone Gunmen during the original and (sadly) short-lived run... Then, EK bought me the DVD boxed set for Christmas a couple of years back.

Many, many hours of enjoyment watching Langly, Frohike, and Byers getting themselves into and out of trouble...

Hell... For a while I even used "Simon Whitethatch Potentloins" as my handle in a couple of chat forums. ;-)


Wave_Crest said... August 29, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Listened to the podcast in two parts. Am currently trying to catch up on Spooktalkular's podcasts.

This XFilesnews podcast was a good one and git more interesting towards the end but it was not one of my favourites.

I bought I Want to Believe on DVD but have had problems with it. There always seems to be a problem with Twentieth Century Fox DVDs, audio-wise. The DVD extras play fine but the film does not. And I went and bought the only version on Region 2 with the good list of extras. This has tarnished my opinion of XF2 on DVD.

I would like to say I am not a jealous Millennium fan. This is always something people say when you don't like something ("oh you're just jealous"). It's the only thing they can come up with. I am pleased about the possibilities for a third X Files film, but I am at the moment more interested in seeing a Millennium film in my local multiplex cinema (same with a film version of Arrested Development, "24", and especially all three currently running Law & Order shows).

James McLean said... September 4, 2009 at 9:40 AM

Wave - I think it's good you've brought up the point. Millennium fans being jealous of X-Files success doesn't do the Millennium fans any justice. It was a vast generalisation which I'm glad to see fans refute. I don't doubt there is some jealous for the X-Files success (I for one admit being slightly jealous), but yeah, fans of Millennium who don't like the X-Files that much aren't all jealous - there is no reason why one has to enjoy both to the same degree!

Spooktalklaura said... September 4, 2009 at 12:44 PM


Thanks so much for catching up on our podcast, we really do appreceate it! :) and also thanks for posting on our forums too. Haven't had a chance to reply but will do so!

With that said, have you caught up on all the Millennium Group Sessions podcasts? They are great and love the spats between James and Troy. LoL don't they sound like an old married couple? HaHa and that reminds me,yes, Frank and I are a married couple and the secret to a long marriage? Im always right!, let me do all the talking, and a lot of yes dears! haha Lol Just kidding, the real secret is to be your own person, strong, think for yourself and make the lady happy! Ever hear that old saying, "If Mama ain't happy aint nobody happy" its true. :)

Well anyway, when I think of Spooktalkular I think of Millennium Group Sessions Podcast too, haha maybe our podcasts should get married? LOL

Thinking back to one of our podcasts we gave away the first X-Files movie in one of our contests and I gave the XFiles 2 movie I Want To Believe a bad review. My daughter loved it and thinking back on it now I should not have been so harsh, gave it a second look and it is really very good. Kind of had a Millennium feel to it too. I loved both X-Files and Millennium and would love to see both of them have a return! :)


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