Time, once again, for our weekly reviewer, DiRT, to cast his discerning eye upon another episode of Millennium and it shouldn't take a genius to work out which episode will be getting the DiRT treatment this week. The Curse of Frank Black is arguably one of the finest episodes of the show and rarely do you happen upon a fan of Millennium who doesn't hold it in high regard. For many, myself included, this episode is a staple part of their Halloween festivities. Glen Morgan and James Wong's ghostly journey from uncertainty to renewed determination, played out on the silent, wind-blown streets of Frank's neighbourhood on Halloween night is essential Halloween viewing. But does DiRT agree? Let's find out.....

So what do you guys think of the episode and of DiRT's review of it? Is Millennium's first foray into the spooky goodness of Halloween a trick or a treat? Leave us your views and join with me also in wishing DiRT and his family a wonderful Halloween season.

Thought we'd finished right? Wrong. Graham P Smith is an individual whom the Millennium Fan Community owes its very existence to. As a Halloween gift to the community Graham has expanded the range of very popular Vista Gadgets he has created with six new additions to celebrate the Halloween Season.

The Halloween Pumpkin Animated Countdown is a gadget which you can install on Windows Vista's Sidebar or Windows 7, or simply drag and drop it from your sidebar to your desktop. The gadget features an image of Frank's pumpkin from the eerie and highly atmospheric episode 'The Curse of Frank Black', which displays your name and the number of days remaining. The gadget is personalised and instead displays the name of the current Windows user. What's more, this particular version is animated, with it's candle flamer flickering, and it takes you to when you click on the pumpkin. What more could you ask for?

TIWWA members will be able to access the full range of Millennium Vista Gadgets now. Simply head over to the forum and visit the Download Manager for these exclusive treats and much more besides. If you are not a member of TIWWA then register today. Graham Smith's Millennium Forum is the hub of the Millennium fan community. It was from that forum and its membership that BackToFrankBlack was born and it remains for all of us the heart and soul of the work we do here. TIWWA is an essential part of every Millennium fan's day and if you haven't joined the fun - now's your chance.

So join with me in wishing Graham and his family a superb Halloween and thank him for the 'treats' he has shared with BackToFrankBlack for the holiday season. That said, happy downloading and enjoy your gadgets!


Jósef Karl said... October 29, 2009 at 12:30 PM

Great video DiRT.

Very inventive and you really helped me out making more sense of the episode, which I like. I think I didn't like it when I first saw it as I thought nothing was happening in it. But that couldn't be much farther from the truth. There's so much internal things happening.

- Jósef

Paul said... October 29, 2009 at 12:57 PM

Very creative Dirt. It is a brilliant episode and I'm sure I read that Glen and James wanted to remove the dialogue as Lance was capable of emoting so well that it really isn't needed and the proof of that pudding is in the watching. My favourite moment is Frank yelling to the Chig " look like a cellphone, what are you meant to be anyway..." always makes me smile.

Happy Halloween to Dirt and to Graham. I hope to see you at your Millennium Group soon.

Simon said... October 29, 2009 at 2:13 PM

Besides being the coolest episode ever to be on t.v.--not only for featuring a really spooky pumpkin and Screamin' Jay Hawkins "Little Demon"--"the Curse of Frank Black" has some interesting little parts. For instance, when Mr. Crocell is giving his speech that Satan is keeping an eye on him and his family and is offering him a deal, an inverted cross appears beneath him as he finishes saying "there is no way that he will lose!" Did anyone else notice that?

That is such a powerful sequence. The way Frank denies it and chooses the side of good truly defines the show for me.

Great review as always and Happy Halloween everyone.

Anonymous said... October 29, 2009 at 7:01 PM

Dirt rocks. Happy Halloween mate and thanks for everything.

Clicks said... October 29, 2009 at 7:08 PM

I think this episode had a creepy air to it and a nice atmosphere but at times it was a bit confusing. On the whole though I found it to be an enjoyable episode. The review, however, was awesome and I wish the masked man very happy halloween. He is such fun.

FoxyWonder said... October 30, 2009 at 6:15 AM

★☆Sending lots and lots of Halloween goodwill to Dirt and to Graham for helping make the season go with a bang. I am so happy that Dirt loved this episode. I was really worried I would watch it and he wouldn't and he would incur the wrath of an angry American gal but all is well.★☆

♥♥No Halloween is complete without 'The Curse of Frank Black'. Long live Frank Black♥♥

Anonymous said... October 30, 2009 at 8:55 AM

Great review. Highly enjoyable.

Spooktalklaura said... October 30, 2009 at 9:48 AM

Dirt, this was hilarious... I loved the video and the way you made it made me giggle.... it was perfect... :) Such an awesome episode too... I love Halloween!!!

And what can I say about Graham...Thank You Old Man lol these Gadgets are wonderful.. I am so not techy and have no idea of how you did this but I am so happy you love Halloween and horror as much as I do.. :) Thank you for taking the time to do this, You are a sweetheart and I wish you and your family a very Spooky Halloween... :) Love the Pumpkin!!!

Pumpkin Roll Queen!! lol

RSWehman said... October 30, 2009 at 10:23 AM

Thanks once again for the great review. The Curse of Frank Black is one of those episodes you really have to watch and review more than once to catch the subtle nuances of it all.

I really like the way you did the review from the attic of the yellow house. I also like the way you played Frank into it as if he were really there with you.

Keep up the great reviews and before you know it, everyone who hears a review will start posting comments. I can't believe they do not do it anyway.

Thanks again DiRT for a look into The Curse of Frank Black.

Happy Halloween!!!

This Is Who We Are!!

George said... October 30, 2009 at 10:24 AM

LOL Dirt in Frank's attic, inspired. I have to say this, if there is a fan of this show who does not like this episode then I want to know who they are. Sheer class and I am looking forward to tomorrow to watch it myself.

Happy Halloween everyone.

George. said... October 30, 2009 at 11:05 AM

That was hilarious! I really dig the whole "Yeah you didnt expect me in your attic, but wait..." the editing was great. And what a great episode to do this on! Def one of, if not my very fav episode.

Happy Halloween to everyone!

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