It's not the end of the "Millennium," after all

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News Media Commentary
Title: It's not the end of the "Millennium," after all
Commentator: Howard Wen
Date(s): 09 September 1999
Venue: Salon.com
Fandom: Millennium
External Links: It's not the end of the "Millennium," after all; archive link
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It's not the end of the "Millennium," after all is a 1999 article about a virtual season of the TV show Millennium that is organized by two male fans.

The virtual season is treated as a novel concept, despite the fact that women had been creating them for a long time.

The article links to the Millennium Compendium fansite where the virutal season could be found in 1999.[1]

Excerpt

From the start, the two knew they wanted to do something a bit more elaborate than the typical fan fiction site. They decided to set up the virtual season like a real TV series. Instead of short story-like narratives, they would produce polished scripts; and instead of posting whatever stories came their way, Asendorf and Owen would recruit volunteers whose fan fiction they liked to collaborate on a new season that continued story lines from the original series. Nine writers were quick to sign up; though they receive no compensation, many want the experience of being a staff writer — even on a make-believe series. “I haven’t done a lot of collaborative work before on my writing, and I wanted to see what it was like and learn how to make compromises and build off each other’s ideas,” says Brown University graduate student Kevin Patterson.

References

  1. The Millennium Compendium, via Wayback. (Accessed 09 April 2012)