Seven and One: Stephen Lord


What-ho! Millennium chums! Time for fan to fan to mesh once again in an beautiful display of cult communique. Yes it’s Seven and One time; the fan interview on our favourite subject – say it like you mean it: Millennium.

This week Stephen Lord is our guest Millennium fan. A gent from Australia with a commendable choice of top Millennium episodes. A commendable example of taste marred only by his dubious love of The Bill.. 🙂

So without further ado..!

1. About You.

My name is Stephen Lord. I live in Adelaide, Australia and write moderately supernatural crime fiction (as yet unpublished). I also work in community radio and spent far too many years hanging around university English departments before realising I wasn’t a good enough bullshit artist to make it as an academic 🙂 .

2. Why are you a fan?

1997 was what our American friends call my senior year of university. It was also, as Dickens put it, “the worst of times.” Millennium was one of my only respites from a very trying period. My fondness for the show has endured over the years and it continues to inspire my writing to this day.

3. How long have you been a fan?

Since Channel 7 showed the pilot in Australia thirteen years ago. After a promising start, they treated the show very poorly and there were quite a few episode I never saw until I bought the DVDs.

4. What’s your favorite episode?

SEASON 1: Pilot

SEASON 2: Jose Chung’s Doomsday Defence

SEASON 3: Antipas

5. What’s your favorite scene or moment?

So many to choose from, but top of my current list is this exchange from Goodbye Charlie.

LARA: You should have no trouble acting depressed

FRANK: I’m not depressed, I’m just quiet.

6. If a movie was made which characters would you like to see in it?

Frank, Catherine (in flashback obviously) Jordan (all grown up), Peter Watts, Lara Means, Emma Hollis and of course Lucy Butler.

7. Why do you think Millennium should come back?

Because it deserves a proper resolution, and the idea of one man doing all he can to protect his family against violent crime as our world hurtles towards its own demise is more resonant today than it’s ever been. We’re ten years into a century that some thought humanity would never see, and instead of laying the foundations for a golden age of technology, achievement and understanding, we keep making the same old mistakes and hiding from each other and ourselves because we’re afraid of what we might find if we look too closely. As the Megadeth song goes, “the world needs a hero” and that hero’s name is Frank Black.

1. What are you watching right now?

Doctor Who (old and new)

Sherlock Holmes (the 80s and 90s TV adaptations with Jeremy Brett)

Midsummer Murders

The Bill (more out of habit than genuine enjoyment I’m afraid)

Please keep these coming and do not hesitate to send us all your thoughts and queries on anything Millennium and Frank Black related and you do not have to use your real name to qualify. If you would like to complete the brief questionnaire I have listed the questions below for your perusal. Email your “seven and one” profile to info@backtofrankblack.com and we’ll share you those responses to the Millennium world!

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