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The Soulless Minions of Orthodoxy - Alternative DVD Commentaries


Josh & Justin are The Soulless Minions of Orthodoxy. We record commentaries for classic and contemporary films. 

Aug 14, 2011

The 1989 film Millennium was adapted from a novel written by John Varely. However, before it became a full length novel it was at first a short story entitled Air Raid--also written by Varley. Varely initially began adapting his short story into a screenplay--around the time of the late 70's-- with hopes of turning it into a film. In the intervening years the short story was fleshed out into the full length novel. Having recently read the novel (which was very good) we spend a lot of time making comparisons between it (the novel) and the finished film. Also, we are fans of time travel in general and Millennium is one of our favorites so it was fun to go back and give it a deeper look. As a film it incorporated a lot of interesting concepts into the story and the concept of time travel that work quite well and still hold up today. But is it good? We think so. Good but not great. We feel it has its shortcomings but we also feel its a notable entry into the time travel sub genre.

Sync Point -- The black point immediately after the 20th Century Fox logo has faded away.

This commentary was recorded using a Region 1 DVD.

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Josh
five and a half years ago

Thanks!

Ravenheart
five and a half years ago

Two years later and just listened to this again. Guess what? This one is still among the best I've ever heard.

Josh
seven and a half years ago

Thanks! I'll keep that in mind for when we do Spacecamp. That's our next commentary (I think). There's a novelization of the movie that might contain elements of the original screenplay which I'll be able to bring up during the commentary. If such elements exists. If not it should still be a good time anyway.

Ravenheart
seven and a half years ago

Just finished listening to this one. At the end, Josh suggests that he went to far with discussing the book - I disagree. I would happily have you compare book and film (where possible) on every film you do.
Keep it up, you is doing well.