Millennium aired on the Fox television network from 1996 to 1999, and starred Lance Henricksen as ex-FBI Special Agent Frank Black, now a member of the mysterious Millennium Group. The series, by the creator of The X-Files, existed in the continuity of the X-Files universe, and even featured two cross-overs with that show -- An episode of Millennium included an appearance by a quirky writer who had been previously featured on The X-Files, and a 7th season episode of The X-Files entitled "Millennium" brought to a conclusion all the plot threads left hanging by the cancellation of this series after only three seasons. The Millennium Group was a cabal of ex-intelligence agents preparing for some kind of apocalyptic event at the millennial change from the 20th to the 21st centuries. Frank had become disenchanted with their methods and motives and offered his services as an advisor to the FBI on paranormal cases. The series had a dark, brooding tone, often with more gruesome storylines than The X-Files. However, individual episodes could be quite brilliant, and the performance of Henricksen as Black was powerful, emotional, and occasionally creepy. The library owns all 3 seasons -- if you start watching, stay with it to the end, and then track down the "Millennium" episode of The X-Files to cap off the storylines! -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library
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